Honestly, there is just not much to report in the way of Real Estate news this month on Maui. It is midsummer, families with school age kids are taking advantage of our warm sunny weather and flocking to the beaches, and Real Estate sales take somewhat of a backseat for the next couple of months. I hosted an Open House yesterday and nobody came!
There are some fun things coming up on the island in the near future, though, highlighted by a post goodbye-nation-wide-tour concert from Paul Simon. Paul has joined the ranks of many other celebrities—mostly musicians—who call Maui their home either full or part-time. Names like Steven Tyler, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Dave Mason, Michael McDonald, Alice Cooper, Mick Fleetwood, and Carlos Santana come to mind, along with actors Clint Eastwood, Owen Wilson, and Woody Harrelson to name a few. From time to time, any one of these artists is likely to do an impromptu and special performance for the residents of Maui. And, yes, lucky visitors are welcome as well!
While Paul has indicated his touring days are over, he will continue to perform on a limited basis for causes that he supports. On the nights of August 13 and 14 he will be doing shows here and donating all proceeds to the Auwahi Forest Restoration Project and Kua’aina Ulu’Auamo (KUA)—both committed to preserving natural and cultural resources.
In addition, one of my all-time favorite musicals—Mamma Mia—will be performed by our excellent theater troupe Maui OnStage beginning this Friday night, July 12, and running every weekend until August 4. I have mentioned many times in the past that for a small island our Performing Arts talent goes above and beyond, and the musical productions are always outstanding. If you’ve seen the show (or movie) before, and/or are old enough to remember the iconic group Abba, you know this will be a fun evening of music and dance.
As some of you may recall, I have been posting my Monthly Newsletter faithfully every month now since April, 2003. Part of my format has always been to feature a handful of properties that I felt were at least above average for value, upgrades, location, etc. Sometimes I would feature vacation rental condos, or single family homes, new projects, or occasionally vacant land. Realizing that not everyone is interested in all of those categories, I have decided to offer links to Featured Properties in categories so you can choose your pleasure and only take the information you want from this Newsletter. Your feedback on this new concept would be greatly appreciated!
Vacation Rental (income) Condos over $1,000,000
Single Family Homes under $1,000,000
Single Family Homes over $1,000,000
As always, I am happy to customize a search just for you to get as specific as possible. The more detail you can give me, the better the search criteria will be.
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No question Maui is experiencing climate change over the past few years, whether you believe it is the work of Mother Nature or the work of mankind. Whereas summer temperatures used to hover in the high 80’s to low 90’s, mid 90’s has now become the norm. Nonetheless, you can’t beat the sunsets and the cooling tradewinds that still grace us as the sun goes down. So bring lots of sunscreen, rent a car with A/C, and enjoy one of the greatest vacation destination spots in the world. Mahalo for following my Monthly Newsletter.
A hui hou! (‘til we meet again)