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Halloween is almost here and you know what that means? Lots and lots of fun! And that goes double for us here on Maui. Halloweens on Maui are nothing short of exciting and I want you to know just what you can expect from this year’s Halloween on Front Street extravaganza.

Unlike other Halloween parties across the mainland, we do things a little different here on Maui. Our annual party held each year on Front Street does a great job at mixing family-friendly activities with adult endeavors and you can expect to have fun no matter what your age or preference is. Here are a few of my tips for preparing for this year’s Halloween on Front Street.

  • Plan for Parking: Parking along Lahaina’s popular Front Street is a bit of a challenge with the influx of visitors. During Halloween, many islanders come from all over Hawaii to join in the fun on Front Street so you can expect there to be some challenges when it comes to parking. It may be worth spending a few dollars on parking and walking to Front Street instead of hoping you’ll luck out and find a spot the night of Halloween. Also, Front Street will be closed down so there’s even fewer spots available. It never hurts to plan ahead.
  • Check out the Keiki Parade: This is a must! Our most adorable island keiki (kids) participate in a keiki parade and costume contest that is just so cute it’ll make your heart melt.
  • Bring a Buddy: With so much activity and excitement going on, it never hurts to bring a friend along. Make sure to be safe and keep in close contact and have a plan of action if one of you gets lost.
  • Dress to Impress: You’re never too old to dress up in your favorite costume for Halloween. Our Lahaina Front Street party is known for bringing out some of the most entertaining characters so if you plan on coming then make sure to bring your best costume with you.
  • Prepare to Party: Make sure to be safe if you’re planning on partying that evening. Schedule an Uber, Lyft, or call a taxi and book a hotel room nearby so you don’t have to worry about driving that night. Safety first!

I hope you enjoyed learning about our famous Halloween party and plan to attend but there’s something else I’d like to help you with as well. If you’re already an island resident and are looking for a new piece of real estate or if you’re planning on moving to Maui soon, then make sure to take some time to look through what real estate options I have available. I have a great selection and you can search Maui properties for sale or look at some of my newest listings on here. You can also contact me with any questions you have and I’m always happy to help. Have a Happy Halloween and aloha!

It’s that time of the year again and you know what that means? It’s fair time! If you love ferris wheels, arcade games, delicious food and fun times with friends and family then you are definitely going to love attending the 2018 Maui County Fair in Kahului!

This year marks the 96th Maui Fair that will kickoff on Oct. 4th and last until Oct. 7th. This year’s theme just happens to be, “Celebrating the Good Ol Days- time spent looking back and making memories.”

Every year the fair brings our island community together to celebrate and this year is no different. This year there will be the usual Maui Fair baby of the Year contest, a 2018 products & services exhibit and the usual livestock and poultry contest. If you’re interested in learning more about these prized categories, you can learn more by visiting Mauifair.com. Online you can follow the link to the 96th Maui Fair baby of the year registration, the call for entries for livestock and poultry, and the registration link for the Maui Fair products and services exhibit. Also available on the website are Maui County Fair pre-sale tickets, information about the horticulture exhibit, parade information, and a link to enter the school art show.

As you can see there’s always so much going on at the annual Maui Fair so you won’t want to miss it. Hours of admission include Thur., Oct. 4th from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.; Fri., Oct. 5th from 5 p.m. until midnight; Sat., Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. until midnight and Sun., Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Admission will be $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 11 and kids four years old and under are free! I hope to see you there.

And if you love living on this island and getting to partake in fun activities like the fair then why not make Maui your next home away from home? Or, if you’re considering expanding your real estate options on Maui, then take a minute to look at all the wonderful properties I have featured here on my website. Please take a minute to explore my latest real estate listings or search for a property on Maui in your favorite location by using my handy real estate map. If you have any questions about real estate on Maui or are interested in looking at a home or condo you found on my site, then please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’m always excited to help people like you enhance your life and your lifestyle with a new home purchase on Maui. Contact me today and let’s get you in your next home right away. Aloha and a hui hou.

Buy a New Condo in Paradise at the Kapalua Bay Villas

The one great thing about Maui is that there is something for everyone no matter what your taste, style or expectations may be.
September 14, 2018


The one great thing about Maui is that there’s something for everyone no matter what your taste, style or expectations may be. And that also happens to be the case when it comes to real estate on the island. Whether you’re looking to purchase a condo with a view or one with plenty of peace and quiet and room for a garden, one neighborhood in particular can offer you a range of choices in design and price range so you don’t have to search high and low to find what you want.

At the Kapalua Bay Villas along Maui’s west side, this condo community rests atop an oceanfront ridge that gives residents a peaceful and beautiful view of West Maui sunsets, nearby islands, and, of course, the gorgeous blue ocean. The condos for sale here range from $1 million to $2 million and offer privacy, a safe and friendly neighborhood, and real estate that truly will make you feel right at home.  These units have all the amenities you need to settle into your new island lifestyle and also happen to be situated near the amazing Kapalua Resort along 16 acres of oceanfront land. As an owner here, you will benefit from having the luxury of living in a quiet neighborhood while also being close to plenty of Maui activities, restaurants, and shopping and more. Current listings at the Kapalua Bay Villas have options that are ideal for families to single folk and each one comes with a view. I highly recommend you take a look at some of our latest listings in this wonderful area and consider making your next luxury condo purchase at the Kapalua Bay Villas.

Also, if you’re interested in seeing what else is available to purchase in the field of real estate on Maui, then I can help you there too! As someone who has been practicing real estate on the island for multiple decades, I can assure you that my expertise can help you find just the home you’re looking for. You may also take a look at some of the listings I have on my website by performing an advanced search and narrowing down your choices. I know how exciting it must feel to start this journey to becoming a homeowner on Maui and I would love nothing more than to assist you along the way. You can reach me by filling out the contact page or by giving me a call at 808-276-9015. Enjoy exploring the Kapalua Bay Villas and I hope to hear from you soon.

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