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Smoke Free Cars

Smoke Free Cars

A new law will take effect on July 1st banning smoking in the car with children under the age of 18. It will be illegal to smoke cigarettes or vape in a vehicle with minors, the fine for first time offenders will be $200.

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Hawaii Real Property Taxes

Hawaii Real Property Taxes

2018-2019

Maui Country Real Property Tax Rates

Fiscal Year - July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

Rates are Per $1,000 of net taxable assessed valuation


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Houle Financial Corporation Purchases Kukui Mall

Houle Financial Corporation Purchases Kukui Mall

One of the owners of Coldwell Banker Island Properties, Houle Financial closed last week on their purchase of the Kukui Mall in Kihei. The financial corporation already has big plans to revitalize the old shopping center.


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Home Upgrades: For Your Pets

Home Upgrades: For Your Pets

There are many ways to upgrade your home for your beloved family pets. Obviously installing a doggie door so that your four-legged friends can go in and out at their leisure is a must, but here are some upgrades that go even further to make your pets happy.

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Pacific Biodeisel

Pacific Biodeisel

Everyone is wondering, “what are they going to do with all the former HC&S lands?”  Well, sunflowers could become Maui’s new biofuel.  Pacific Biodiesel will be growing biofuel crops including sunflowers on a 115 acre plot in a central Maui …

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Maalaea Yacht Marina #106

Maalaea Yacht Marina #106

Maalaea $350K Leasehold Oceanfront at the Maaleea Yacht Marina this ground floor 2 bed, 2 bath unit has beautifully upgraded bathrooms, recently remodeled kitchen and new flooring throughout.  With the tropical trade winds air conditioning is never needed as you …

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Challenges for Home buyers

Challenges for Home buyers

There will be some challenges to overcome for home buyers this year. Low Inventory – Simply not enough homes for sale for all searching buyers.  Last month active inventory dropped 11% nationwide.  So 2017 started off with record low inventories. …

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Home Prices on the Rise

Home Prices on the Rise

In December the median price of a single family home rose to $700K, the highest it has been since 2006, 27% higher than the median home price of $550K in 2015.  Economists predict home prices to continue to rise throughout …

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Puunoa Beach Villas #103

Puunoa Beach Villas #103

Lahaina $3.65M (FS) Rarely available ground floor 2 bed, 2 bath unit at Puunoa Beach Estates #103.  This luxury beachfront vacation condo is being sold completely furnished.  Great rental income potential or your oceanfront home away from home. View More

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2017 VA Loan Limits

2017 VA Loan Limits

The Federal Housing Financing Agency has announced that they will be increasing the 2017 VA loan limit amount in for Hawaii County on the Big Island. The loan limit will be increased from $625,000 to $636,150 for buyers beginning January …

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