Jo Dorner

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Lahaina Alive and Well

Although foreclosures and bank REO's have increased, the West Side of Maui still continues to thrive.
December 23, 2011

By Jo Dorner

Although inventory on the West Side has decreased, especially in the lower end, due to the increase in foreclosures and REO sales involving the Napili Villas, Villas at Kahana Ridge, and Napilihau Village areas. Overall, the West Side is still alive and well. New projects such as Breaks in Honokowai and Hoonanea in Lahaina are doing very well for the first time home buyer.

The 2011 Xterra World Championship event was recently held at Kapalua, Maui. This premier off-road triathlon, involving 24 countries and over 600 entrants is known to be extremely vigorous. World renowned athlete and former Xterra champ, Lance Armstrong is known to participate and was also in attendance this year. Although he did not win, he still remains to be a crowd favorite. This event was such a success that they plan to host it here for another four years.

A new restaurant, Honu, has opened on Lahaina's oceanfront. Honu restaurant is Mark Ellman's, owner of both high acclaimed Avalon Restaurant and Mala Ocean Tavern, latest culinary creation. Honu, located right next to Mala, is the Hawaiian name for turtle. The restaurant lives up to its name because it is easy to see Hawaii's sea turtle come up out of the water onto the shore. Honu mainly features specialty dishes such as, however are not limited to, seafood and pizza.

A west side landmark, Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop in Olowalu, is greatly known for their sandwiches, salads, and homemade sweet and savory pies. Located at the old Chez Paul site, this is a great place to stop while you are on your way from the airport heading into Lahaina, Kaanapali, and/ or Kapalua. Leoda's is a great stop to pick up a few of their sandwiches and pies to eat once you arrive at your destination.
 

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Blogs for December 2011

Lahaina Alive and Well

Posted on December 23, 2011

By Jo Dorner

Although inventory on the West Side has decreased, especially in the lower end, due to the increase in foreclosures and REO sales involving the Napili Villas, Villas at Kahana Ridge, and Napilihau Village areas. Overall, the West Side is still alive and well. New projects such as Breaks… Continue Reading

Luxury Villas on the West Side of Maui

Posted on December 07, 2011

By Jo Dorner

Currently, our real estate market has been hovering over a lot of REO sales as well as short sales, both of which take months to close. Since May 1999, we have watched the stock market hit 11,100 and continue to do so off and on into 2011.

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