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Kamalani KW Island Living Project Broker
Each member on the Kamalani sales team is a long-time resident of Kihei and can share the benefits of living in Kihei, as well as information about its newest residential community, Kamalani.

Kamalani’s first neighborhood is planned to include 170 condominium homes, all designated as “Residential Workforce Housing” or affordable housing. A limited number of two- and three-bedroom homes in Kamalani’s first phase are still available for sale now, and the first of these homes are planned to be ready for move-in as early as Spring of 2017.

Because these homes are designated as affordable housing, there are eligibility requirements set by Maui County which determine who can purchase a home. For 2016, the maximum household income of buyers cannot exceed $114,100. Other requirements apply and can be explained by the Kamalani sales team.

Kamalani’s First Neighborhood First Homes Ready in Spring 2017

- 2- and 3-bedroom Flats and Townhomes
- Fully equipped kitchens: gas range and oven, refrigerator, dishwasher
- Other appliances include: full-size stacked washer and gas dryer, tankless gas water heater
- Wired with fiber optic cable for high-speed internet
- Parking for two cars (single car garage for Townhomes) and additional guest stalls
- Private, fenced yards for every home
- Prices start in the $300,000s

Project Broker KW Island Living

285 W. Kaahumanu Avenue, Suite 201
Kahului, HI 96732
Phone: (808) 856-4045
Open Daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
www.kamalaniliving.com
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Realtor
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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Realtor
Ciara Quam Quam Properties R(S)
“Let me deliver you to your Piece of Paradise”

Ciara has a great wealth of knowledge about Maui and what it has to Offer…
The Maui lifestyle is what she exudes. Born & Raised on this beautiful island of Maui, she knows it well! Growing up on the West side of Maui in Napili she grew up going to some of the best beaches in the world and eating some of the freshest fish on the island.

Maui has so much to offer! And I love to share its diverse culture and climates with people from all around the world. Maui has such a tight community and we all take pride in caring for the ‘Aina (Land) and Wai (Water) for without those two things maui will not survive. Maui is such a beautiful place we need to Malama the ‘Aina!

Ciara works for Quam Properties Hawaii, INC. as the Lead Real Estate Agent. Her uncle & aunty own Quam Properties Hawaii, INC. it is a family owned and operated company.
Based in Napili we offer over 30 years of experience. Vacation rentals, real estate sales, property management, long-term rentals just to name a few we are here to assist you! Open 7 days a week and a full team to care for all your needs.

Ciara has been selling real estate on Maui for almost 5 years! A 2003 graduate of Lahainaluna High school and college graduate from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Business administration and minor in advertising she is more than qualified for the job. Whether you are looking to sell or buy a piece of paradise here on Maui! I can offer you a near seamless transaction! Whether you are looking to purchase or sell a $5 million dollar oceanfront home or a $150,000 condo in Wailuku I’m happy to help!

She is a happy and proud mother to Kaine Christopher, 5 years old and Kalia Aiyana, 3 years old. I work to provide for my family and to give them all the best opportunities! Chris, her husband of 2 years in love for the past 10 years is also self-employed. He works in the wedding and corporate entertainment business. We truly enjoy being apart of the West Maui community!

Feel free to contact me direct at #808-298-7719 or by email Ciara@quamproperties personal website www.ciaraquam.com and company website www.quamproperties.com

I look forward to hearing from you! Mahalo Nui! It’s always a great day on MAUI.





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Realtor
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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Four Things You Should Know Before Buying a Vacation Rental on Maui

Posted April 15, 2016, 09:52 AM HST Updated May 2, 2016, 08:16 AM HST
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According to a National Association of Realtors survey, an estimated 1.13 million vacation homes were sold in the US in the last year.

If you’re considering ownership of a Maui vacation home that will also serve as an investment property, there are four things you should know before buying.

1. If you’re buying a Maui vacation home and plan to rent it out when you’re not on Maui, make sure you have the financial backing to care for the property without the income from the rental.

The good news is that buying any kind of property on Maui is a great investment—just make sure you have all your financial ducks in a row.

2. You also want to choose a property in a community that can be permitted as a vacation rental. In Maui County, vacation rentals fall into three categories: Permitted Bed & Breakfast Homes, Permitted Transient Vacation Rentals and Permitted Short Term Rental Homes. Not all homes on Maui can be used as legal vacation rentals, and Maui’s Short-Term Rental Home (STRH) permits can be tricky to acquire.

An approved Maui vacation rental permit is based on a community plan by region (pursuant to subsection 19.65.030.R Maui County Code), Maui County Code Zoning and abiding by Maui Planning Department restrictions, standards, sign requirements, boundaries and inspections—to name a few. For more information about applications, go online.

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3. Buy a home that can be rented frequently to cover expenses. On Maui, visitors want convenience, beautiful year-round weather and a property that isn’t too far away from beach life.

Think about choosing a property that’s not too far from restaurants, grocery stores, banks, gas stations and other vacation conveniences.

For example, if you buy a vacation rental in Kā‘anapali, you will surely rent it more frequently than a vacation property in Huelo. You will still get renters at a Huelo vacation home, but not as often, because the typical visitor wants to stay near activities and popular things to do in Maui. Pending property location, you may not always be able to get the top rental dollar that you’re looking for.

4. Assess all costs of owning a Maui vacation rental beforehand. Be realistic about the possible rental income profits after calculating costs. Purchase price is one thing, but then there are many more costs to consider: permit fees, condo or HOA fees; resort rental program fees; utilities; maintenance costs; security; property taxes; insurance; professional photography; advertising (something like VRBO); property management fees; furnishing the home (also consider adding activity items like ocean sports equipment); and professional cleaning services between renters.

Mahalo for reading Maui Now’s “Four Things to Know Before Buying a Vacation Rental on Maui.” What additional tips do you have about owning a vacation rental in Maui? Please let us know your thoughts in the comment section below…

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