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Shedding Light on a Home Improvement Project

February 16, 2012 Dear Josh: We want to build a storage shed on our property. The 80-square-foot shed is vinyl and needs a level foundation, which we also plan to install. more »»

Cock-a-Doodle Don’t

February 2, 2012 Dear Josh: It was nice and quiet in the neighborhood until our neighbor’s ‘ohana tenants decided to pen up some fighting chickens in their yard, right on the property lin. more »»

Drawing the Line

January 19, 2012 Dear Josh: We own our home in Upcountry Maui. more »»

Give It the ‘Old College Try’

January 5, 2012 It’s that time of year again--and I’m not just talking about the holiday season. I am now accepting applications for the 2012 Josh Jerman Maui Nui Scholarship. more »»

The Joy of Homeownership

December 8, 2011 Throughout my career, I’ve encountered many who face the same dilemma: the decision whether to buy or not to buy a home on Maui. more »»

Skeletons in the Closet, Part II

November 17, 2011 In my last column, I discussed the disclosure of “material facts” in real estate transactions. more »»

Skeletons in the Closet

October 27, 2011 When showing a property to prospective buyers, Realtors are asked a number of questions: Is it a safe neighborhood? What repairs have been made to the home? Then there are some not-so-standard... more »»

The Pendulum is Swinging

October 13, 2011 It looks like Maui County is seeing the reemergence of the luxury real estate market—and this is a rebound that will be good news for everyone. more »»

Realtors Association of Maui

September 15, 2011 Last week, the Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) celebrated its 43rd Annual Installation Luncheon at the Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu. more »»

This Week’s Top Ten List

September 1, 2011 For many of us, tax season seems like a distant memory. But if you have sold—or are planning to sell—your home, it’s a good idea to become familiar with any applicable tax laws now—not late. more »»

Hawai‘i’s Foreclosure Law

August 18, 2011 It was a piece of legislation that was paved with good intentions, but many now believe Act 48 is riddled with speed bumps and potholes. In May, Gov. more »»

Road To Recovery

August 4, 2011 Whether you are a buyer, seller or real estate professional, there’s a good chance you’re wondering where Maui’s real estate market stands today. One man shed some light on that query last month. more »»

No Vacancy

July 21, 2011 It’s an awkward situation: Your property has been listed for sale, and your agent has just arrived on the front porch with some interested buyers—only to find your tenants lounging on the sofa,... more »»

The Art of Negotiation

July 7, 2011 They say negotiation is an art—and for good reason. more »»

The Buyer’s Checklist, Part II

June 23, 2011 In my last column, I outlined several things that you should consider if you are in the market for a new home on Maui—whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner familiar with the rea... more »»

The Buyers Checklist

June 9, 2011 So you’ve decided to buy a home. It’s a significant step, and whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, it can be an overwhelming (not to mention, emotional) experienc. more »»

Be Forewarned—Not Foreclosed

May 26, 2011 Earlier this month, Governor Neil Abercrombie signed a groundbreaking piece of legislation, Senate Bill 651, a measure intended to help homeowners who are in foreclosure or at risk of foreclosure. more »»

Real Opportunities

May 12, 2011 Help Wanted: seeking a motivated self-starter with exceptional customer service skills who is willing to invest time, energy and effort in order to achieve success, and who cares about Maui County. more »»

Spring Forward

April 28, 2011 It’s no secret that the real estate market was hit hard by the turbulence of the economic downturn, with a torrent of foreclosures and buyers reluctant to brave a storm of uncertainty. more »»

Foreclosures on Maui

April 14, 2011 It’s the so-called “diamond in the rough,” or the “deal of the year.” Foreclosures are a distressing reality for some—but also a sought-after opportunity for many potential homebuyers. more »»

Buying Green

March 31, 2011 In today’s real estate market, “going green” isn’t just a trend—it’s a selling point. more »»


Free Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program Sundays through Thursdays October 23, 2014

Free Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program Sundays through Thursdays Learn the names of the fish you’ve seen while snorkeling at Pacific Whale Foundation’s free Coral Reef Information Station. A great place to visit if you’re new to snorkeling in Hawai‘i. more »

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