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Lee and Barbara Potts Aloha Group Maui KW Island Living
Agents of Aloha Fulfilling Your Maui Dreams


Whether you are buying or selling, you deserve an experienced savvy negotiator on your side. We have successfully negotiated and closed hundreds of transactions, representing both buyers and sellers. Our clients say we are patient, good listeners who know how to get the deal done and achieve their goals. We understand what's at stake for you and the importance of your transaction.

Aloha Group Maui with KW Island Living (formerly Aloha Realty Group) has won the prestigious "Best Real Estate Company in Lahaina" award for 8 years running. The familiar faces you know are now aligned with 139,000 Keller Williams agents worldwide, providing access to more services and global marketing clout. Our diverse group of licensed and highly trained agents serve West Maui, South Maui, Central Maui and Upcountry clients. Aloha Group Maui agents have one thing in common - ALOHA!

Our commitment to excellence, integrity and the community has been rewarding to our clients, and the company has grown. Having survived and thrived through the great recession, Aloha Group Maui grew an average of 33% per year since 2009 in large part because we always put the interest of clients like you first. We are proud to have served clients from Hana to Kapalua and Wailea to Wailuku. We have been honored to help first time homeowners, luxury buyers and sellers, and domestic and international investors of all types make their Maui real estate dreams come true.

You want to know that your real estate is being handled in the most professional way possible. Aloha Group Maui takes excellence and knowledge seriously. That’s why 6 of us have Broker’s Licenses. We have 3 MBA's (Masters Degree in Business Administration), an appraiser, an attorney, and a former CPA. Several of our Realtors hold advanced certifications in representing buyers, ABR – Accredited Buyer's Represented; seller's - Seller Resource Specialist; RSPS - Resort and Second Home Specialist, and many other advanced certifications.

Aloha Group Maui holds strong values and a cooperative culture with a commitment to the community.

Our values are:
- Pono, integrity, do what's right
- Communication, cooperation, collaboration
- Competence and confidence through education
- Community aloha
- Health and fun.

The Maui Community has been very good to us, and one of our core values is giving back to the community. Our agents are founders, board members, volunteers and/or donors for the following organizations:

- Grow Some Good
- Lahaina Complex After School Tutoring Project
- People for Educational Equality
- Wishing Well for Maui Schools
- Habitat for Humanity
- Maui Food Bank
- Women Helping Women.

Aloha Group Maui began as Aloha Realty Group , which was founded by its co-owners and brokers, Barbara & Lee Potts in 2006. Both Barb & Lee have their MBA's and have been business owners and managers in both small companies and large corporations in CA before they moved to Maui in 2005. As a couple they hold multiple certifications and designations, including ABR, SRS, E-Pro, GRI, RSPS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS; Barb is a former CPA with Arthur Young & Co (now Ernst & Young) in the San Jose, CA office.

You can see more about our track record, values, culture and commitment to the community at our website - www.alohagroupmaui.com. You can also search the MLS on our website and find tips about buying and selling real estate in Maui and the latest Maui market analysis.


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Courtney Brown Island Sotheby's International Realty R(S)
Real Estate Professional in West Maui | Serving Lahaina to Kapalua

"Realtor (S) of the Year, 2014"
- Realtor's Association of Maui.

Born and raised on Maui, Courtney Brown is a graduate of Smith College in Massachusetts. She returned to her island home and began her real estate career in 1997, specializing in the West Maui resort areas of Kapalua, Napili, Kaanapali, Lahaina and Launiupoko. Since then, she has represented buyers and sellers of some of the finest resort, golf course, oceanfront and ocean-view properties across the island of Maui. In the past decade, Courtney has personally sold well over $250 million of real estate, often working with international and mainland US buyers who are dreaming of a second home on Maui. "The relationships I have formed with my clients over the years are some of the most rewarding and important in my life. I enjoy this profession immensely - it allows me to use my knowledge of the island and the nuances of living in various areas and communities to fulfill my clients' wishes."
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Cove Beach Village Victory Realty, LLC Project Broker
Victory Realty, LLC is the Development Broker of Cove Beach Village.

Cove Beach Village is a South Maui three story development with 32 spacious 2 bedroom condominium homes in five building structures that surround a central courtyard with a resort style pool and spa. The upper floors are accessed by elevator or stairs. Some units enjoy views of the Pacific while others have mountain views of Haleakala. Sixty-Seven parking spaces are available for the resident's use.

Energy efficiency and environmental concern will be a primary focus throughout the community.


Photovoltaic paneled carports

Solar pool heating

High efficiency air conditioning

High efficiency water heating

On site storm water retention system.

R-1 recycled water compatible landscape design

Construction BMP including National Pollutant Elimination System compliance, Storm Water Prevention Program and Archaeological Monitoring
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Locations Maui Locations Maui R(B)
Locations has been helping people buy and sell real estate for over 45 years. On Maui for 25 years, we have a fabulous team of agents who live all over the island. So no matter where you are thinking about buying or selling, we have a local expert.

Our agents are responsible and knowledgeable, providing our clients with the tools to keep them informed of what is happening in the market. Locations is a great resource when considering investment property, and able to counsel foreign buyers on U.S. purchases. Locations Maui also has a Property management division to assist you with your long term rentals.
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Top Four Reasons for Buying a Maui Home Now 

Posted February 16, 2016, 11:11 AM HST
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Now may be the best time to invest in a home or rental property on Maui. Image provided by Alexandra Mitchell.

Now may be the best time to invest in a home or rental property on Maui. Image provided by Alexandra Mitchell.

Everyone wants to live on Maui. Here are four reasons why now may be a good time to invest in a home or rental property.

1. Home Prices are On the Rise

The Hawai‘i real estate scene has always attracted international buyers and part-time home buyers, which can create some stiff competition for Hawai‘i residents. But it’s a bit tricky to gauge when to buy on Maui and when to sell.

Currently, prices on Maui are on the rise. Although buyers are still looking for a bargain, short sale and foreclosure inventory are less commonly found. Competition for market-rate properties is challenging, but not impossible.

2. Maui Rental Prices are Super-High

If you’re looking to buy for investment reasons, buying a long-term rental property is a pretty good idea. It has become increasingly difficult to find rental properties on Maui; investors are looking constantly. Having a consistent, long-term tenant is one of the best ways to secure a Maui property investment.

Due to the recent changes in Maui County vacation rental and B&B legalities, a lot of those folks who were renting their properties on VRBO or Airbnb are now only able to rent to residents—not visitors.

Vacation rental landlords were used to making more profit per month from their B&Bs, and still want that income. In addition, the majority of available and high-priced Maui rentals are being offered fully furnished, providing yet another excuse to hike that monthly price back up.

So, buying a Maui property for the purpose of renting to Maui residents is a good idea. They are always looking for a solid deal.

3. Increases in Inventory

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With an increase in Maui properties for sale, the market is beginning to stabilize. This is not just happening on the Valley Isle, but is also being forecast on in national real estate trends.

Even Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS, said, “Inventories are at their highest level in over a year, and price gains have slowed to much more welcoming levels.”

This statement supports that buyers now have more choices.

4. Low Interest Rates

Interest rates are still low, but won’t be for long. Taking advantage of today’s lower interests rates would be advantageous for Maui property buyers. According to kiplinger.com, interest rate forecaster David Payne reports that the Federal Reserve is raising rates in 2016. It is expected that there will be a moderate growth and two increases this year.

As the Maui real estate market starts to see more action, we can expect interest rate increases. That means that monthly mortgage payments will increase, too.

Mahalo for reading “Top Four Reasons for Buying a Maui Home Now.”

What do you think are the best reasons to buy property now on Maui? We welcome all comments, and would love to hear what some Maui Realtors think…

 

Alexandra Mitchell
Alexandra is a marketing professional with a passion for writing about travel to the Hawaiian Islands, luxury vacation rentals and Hawai'i real estate. With her valuable insider's perspective, she exposes readers to unique glimpses of "Old Hawai‘i," new destinations to explore, local events and all the best things to do in Hawai‘i…

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* The opinion of this writer do not necessarily represent the opinions of MauiNow.com

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