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Waikapu Gardens Community Yard Sale, Saturday, January 28, 2017
Waikapu Gardens Community Yard Sale, Saturday, January 28, 2017
January 27, 2017
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It is time to recycle (get rid of) your household treasures that you haven't used for years (or you just got for Christmas and will never use!). We did this and had hundreds of recyclers (buyers and bargain hunters) 3 years ago and now it is past time to do it again! We just had a similar community yard sale in Piilani Villages in Kihei with even more buyers and sellers than we had last last time at Waikapu Gardens. Comments from sellers (and buyers) were nearly unanimous about the variety of treasures for sale and the success of the community event. 


We need your opinions and suggestions!!
Maybe a list of items you will offer for sale (be sure to put your address)?
Or something you've been wanting to buy?
Just click on "Show Comments" below, then add your comments, suggestions or items. You don't even have to give your name or address (but it would be nice for everyone else if you do! ).
(We do reserve the right to not display comments if we don't think they are in good taste or appropriate)
We are doing some advertising and  press releases for it.
So far, 23 neighbors have decided to join in.
We're waiting to hear from you! Let's make it a community thing!
Kim & Dave

Addresses (as of Monday):


51 Nokekula Lp.
195 ‘Ini’iniki Street
36 Kaikai Street
32 Nokekula Lp.
1041 Ulu Kanu Street
1068 Ulu Kanu Street
159 IniIniki St
146 Kamahao Circle
936 Haawi Lp
28 Ohana Hana Lp
77 Kamahao St
37 Kamahao St 
61 Kamahao St
1032 Ulu Kanu St
1078 Ulu Kanu St

67 W Makahaha

44 W. Makaukau Lp
171 Ini'iniki street

160 Kamahao Circle

81 Kamahao St

1061 Ulu Kanu St

232 Kamahao circle

71 W. Kanamele

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Piilani Villages Community Yard Sale, Saturday, January 14
Garage and Yard Sales at Kihei's Piilani Villages - Saturday, January 14, 2017.
January 10, 2017
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Aloha residents and owners at Kihei's Piilani Villages in Sunny South Maui (and everyone else on the Island of Maui) -
Time to clean out and lighten your load?
Or maybe you’re looking for something that your neighbor wants to get rid of?

It's time for a Village wide (Pi'ilani Village in Kihei) yard/garage sale -
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Time: 7 AM to about 11 AM (later if you want)
Place: Homes  in Pi'ilani Villages that want to take part


We need your opinions and suggestions!!
Maybe a list of items you will offer for sale (be sure to put your address)?
Or something you've been wanting to buy?

Just click on "Show Comments" below, then add your comments, suggestions or items. You don't even have to give your name or address (but it would be nice for everyone else if you do! ).

(We do reserve the right to not display comments if we don't think they are in good taste or appropriate)

We are doing some advertising and  press releases for it.

So far, more than 15 neighbors have decided to join in.
We're waiting to hear from you! Let's make it a community thing!
Kim & Dave

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Maui Home Values Change with Age
Kihei and Wailea Home Values Change with Effective Age
November 24, 2014
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The Realtor Association of Maui (RAM) statistics for October indicate that median Kihei residential prices are up 11% year-to-date when compared to the first 10 months of 2013. These same stats indicate that Wailea single-family homes are down 14%. Condominium prices are essentially flat. You can look at these statistics by clicking through our web site at MauiAina.com. These statistics provide a summary of all homes sold in the general district without regard to age, size, location or views.

In this letter, we isolate the homes reviewed to non-oceanfront single-family homes and attempt to show how the age of a home as well as major renovations may affect its value.

These data indicate that house values tend to decline with age, whether in Kihei or Wailea. As homeowners, we want to believe that the value of our home will always rise with historical market trends, but we must be aware that increasing home age does tend to offset some of that inflationary rise in value. Prudent investors try to factor in this "depreciation" when they purchase property to rent out; in fact they will take advantage of the "depreciation" as a tax write off. Owner-occupants do not "write off" depreciation on taxes (instead, they can usually write off some of the "gains" in value when they sell), but they should still consider the age factor when planning for any future sale.

This natural depreciation in value can be due to a number of different reasons. By understanding these factors, you can help to mitigate (reduce) some of this natural depreciation.

  1. Ongoing Maintenance – By doing a good job of maintaining your property both inside and out, you will go a long way toward retaining the value of your investment. There are many ways that a home can deteriorate, and that would be the subject of another letter (or two). There is no such thing as a “zero maintenance” home, but keeping up with repairs, landscaping and painting will go a long way toward keeping your home’s value (and the value of your neighbor’s home) up.
  2. Location/Neighborhood – You can’t move your home out of the neighborhood, but you can help to keep the neighborhood values up. Remember that this is a community effort. Work together with your neighbors and your Home Owner’s Association rather than fighting with them. As real estate agents with potential buyers, it is often apparent which neighborhoods are working together and which are working against each other.
  3. Renovations – Occasionally a major renovation is needed to keep your home value up. When a home becomes out dated or just not up to par, Buyers will look toward other homes or other communities. Be careful to renovate for long-term effect. Do not spend a lot of money on short-term fashion unless you are planning to sell right away. Even then, be sure to keep your upgrades reasonable with the style and age of the community and the tastes of people who may buy in the community. Unless you are very experienced with renovations, get some professional help – We have seen people spend a lot more money on renovations than they will ever get from selling the home. Also, be sure to go through the proper permitting processes and use licensed contractors for work requiring it. If you miss these steps, you can actually detract from the value of the home when you are ready to sell.

Whether or not you are planning to sell your home/investment in the near future, give us a call for ideas and input. We probably have listings in your neighborhood and it is in our best interest as well as the interests of you and your neighbors to keep our homes from aging prematurely.

Thank you for your continued support and loyalty. We look forward to hearing from you!

Kim & Dave Morrell


Kim's Cell: (808) 276-7766
Dave's Cell: (808) 276-9633
E-Mail: KimDave@MauiAina.com
Kim Insley-Morrell RS58229, CRS, GRI
Dave Morrell RS63248, MBA

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We intend to provide you occasional market insight letters for Maui Real Estate. We will be exploring many different market aspects and areas of the island, which we believe, may have an effect on real estate pricing and the quality of life which is important to buyers, owners and seller's of real estate on Maui. Some of our blogs and letters may be simple and some may get a bit involved with details and statistics. We hope that they will have some appeal/benefit across a broad spectrum.


We do explore quantities of raw data and the outcome can be influenced by subjective personal opinion. We may make assertions about the future, but please understand that these assertions are only speculative. Please do not rely upon these opinions for decision making without your own research or without considering your own needs and desires. We are not qualified to give appraisal, tax or construction contracting advice, so if you have any questions in these areas, please be sure to check with licensed professionals. 

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