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Honoring the Culture will Enrich Visitor Experience

by The Maui News | Published October 12, 2017

WAIKAPU — When Ogala Lakota elder Ben Sherman visited Chile recently, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect, he said. The Rapa Nui, the indigenous people of Easter Island, were protesting government tourism practices and had put up barriers to the island’s most iconic sites.

Panel Allows North Shore Vacation Rentals

by The Maui News | Published September 27, 2017

WAILUKU — With most people speaking out in favor of allowing short-term rental homes, the Maui Planning Commission voted 5-1 Tuesday to recommend keeping the cap of 88 permitted short-term rentals for the Paia-Haiku area.

Disappointing Data and Fed Rate Hike

by Economic Observer | Published June 14, 2017

Downside misses in major reports on inflation and retail sales were favorable for mortgage rates this week. The Fed meeting was viewed as slightly negative. The net effect was a small decline in mortgage rates, which ended at the best levels of the year.

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Narrow council vote raises Maui property tax rates in fiscal 2018

by Melissa Tanji at Maui News | Published May 13, 2017

The Maui County Council narrowly approved a property tax rate resolution on Friday for fiscal 2018, which begins July 1.

The tax hikes affect all tax categories, with time-share owners getting the highest increase and homeowners the lowest.

Congrats to some of our MREA Agents and their Recent Closings

Congratulations to Tom Wolf, Jeannie Kong, Maria Isotov and Bruce McDonald of Maui Real Estate Advisors for their recent closings.

Finding a Realtor that can service your needs & goals can be tough to find but your search is over. As Trusted Maui Real Estate Advisors, we welcome you to contact us, if you are considering selling or buying.

‘Megamalls’ replaced with housing, light industrial, some retail in Kihei

by Colleen Uechi, Maui News

The final environmental impact statement has been released for the proposed 75-acre Piilani Promenade, a housing and commercial project that’s been scaled back since the Kihei community objected to original plans for two “megamalls.”

Workshops to focus on pesticide alternatives

by Maui News

Maui County Council Member Elle Cochran is coordinating workshops this month on finding alternatives to using pesticides.

JUMPSmartMaui Project Comes to 'Successful' End

by Lee Imada

The JUMPSmartMaui renewable energy demonstration project that helped set up electric vehicle charging station infrastructure and smart-grid EV technology on the island came to a "successful" conclusion in February after a nearly six-year run, the project announced this month.

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