The Most Effective Green Home Changes for Sellers


The Most Effective Green Changes for Sellers
Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive Green Changes

Green remodeling efforts can make a home stand out on the market.A Green Home Builders and Remodelers study released in February 2012 indicated that the market for green homes is only going to continue to grow.

“Green homes comprised 17% of the overall residential construction market in 2011 and are expected to grow to between 29% and 38% of the market by 2016. By value, this equates to a five-fold increase, growing from $17 billion in 2011 to $87-$114 billion in 2016, based on the five-year forecast for overall residential construction.” LINK TO ARTICLE

The study also pointed to an increase in green home remodeling, something that can definitely help a listed home set itself apart from others on the market. In fact, according to NAR, greening up a listing can improve its chances of selling faster:

“Slow-selling homes could benefit from a green makeover. Take time to educate your home sellers on the benefits of making key energy-efficient upgrades to roofing, insulation, and heating and cooling systems. Smart targeted investments could revitalize the listing and attract green-conscious homebuyers.”


Green Home Upgrades-Lot of options for any budget
■Install a programmable thermostat, which can be programmed to heat or cool the house to different temperatures throughout the day to save on heating/cooling costs.
■Switch to Solar or tankless water heaters
■ENERGY STAR®-rated appliances and light fixtures which can help lower electricity bills.
■Cut heating and cooling resource usage by adding insulation in the home’s attic.
■Windows and doors can be replaced with newer, more energy-efficient models.
■Switch out showerheads for low-flow versions to reduce water usage.
■Repaint with Low-VOC Paints
■Plant a Garden or Fruit Trees
■Plant shade producing landscaping around windows
■Switch to CFL lighting

For more information on Maui Green Real Estate please contact Meghan Clair Realtor (s) EcoBroker with Coldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea.

NEW LISTING: Maui Meadows Ocean View Home and Cottage


711 Mililani Place Offered at $1,450,000
Maui Meadows Ocean View Home with Detached Ohana

Panoramic views and tranquil breezes abound from this great location in idyllic South Maui. Located in the desirable Maui Meadows Neighborhood this home is just up the road from world famous Wailea/Makena beaches, dinning and shopping.




This tremendous property situated on a Private 1/2 acre features 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths with covered lanais for all day enjoyment. Outdoor kitchen and entertaining area. Fully fenced Front yard.


Extensively remodeled bathroom, custom built in shelving and entertainment centers, walk in closet, office space and loft in the stunning Master Suite boasting phenomenal views.


EcoFriendly Upgrades through out including solar hot water heater, pv panels, energy efficient appliances, solar lighting, Energy Efficient Split AC units,cfl lights, garden space and numerous fruit and flower trees on site.

Easy to show, please call to schedule an appointment today!

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LINK TO MLS #353572

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Coldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea
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New Wailea Post Office Location

HERE’S A NEW REASON TO MOVE TO WAILEA MAUI…
IT’S VERY OWN POST OFFICE!

Postal and Office Services
Postal Services
Mail Boxes with 24 Hour Mail Access, plus Forwarding Service Available to Mainland!
Authorized Federal Express agents, plus US Mail and Postal Services, UPS, Packaging, Packing, and Shipping

Office Services – Copying, Printing, Internet, Email Access, Scanning, Faxes

24/7/365 Secure Access to your Post Office Box – Pick Up Your Mail Any Time

Wailea Gateway Center, serving Wailea, Makena, and Kihei – –
10 Wailea Gateway Place, Suite B101, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii 96753

Contact: Waileapostalandoffice@gmail.com
Phone: 808-633-4909
Fax: 808-214-5190

LINK TO MAUI WEEKLY ARTICLE

For more information on South Maui area or South Real Estate please contact Meghan Clair Realtor (s) EcoBroker with COoldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea.

Maui Golf Course Homes and Estates

Golf Fanatics will love any of these properties located on stunning Golf Courses thoughout our beautiful “Valley Isle”.
Current prices range from $410k-$21million.

LINK TO MAUI GOLF COURSE HOMES UNDER $700,000

LINK TO MAUI GOLF COURSE HOMES AND ESTATES $1M+

The King Kamehameha Golf Club
LINK TO WEB SITE

In addition to Maui Golf courses with surrounding residental opportunities, serious golfers curious about Maui should know more about our newsest centrally located and private member course: King Kamehameha. “King K” as the locals call it, is the only private club on Maui with an established and growing community following.

The King Kamehameha Golf Club is the only private 18-hole golf course in Maui, Hawaii. The club’s 74,000 sq.ft. clubhouse is designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and sits at 750 feet above sea level offering Haleakala, as well as bi-coastal ocean views. The golf club was named to honor the greatest king in the history of the Hawaiian Islands

EcoBroker, Realtor Meghan Clair of Coldwell Banker Island Properites specializes in assisting BUYERS find great Maui properties. For more information on Golf Course Homes or Condos on the island of Maui, or any other property please contact Meghan for more information!

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
Coldwell Banker Island Properties
MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com
(808) 874-8668 office
(808) 463-8485 cell

Maui News Article: New Kihei Mall

Kihei mall project touted as ‘job generator’
Calif. developer aims to start work in spring on state’s largest outlet center

Maui News Article
By CHRIS HAMILTON

KIHEI – A California developer wants to begin construction this spring on a shopping center that would be the largest outlet mall in Hawaii.

The 300,000-square-foot first phase of the project, Maui Outlets, would be located on 30 acres mauka of Piilani Highway and would generate an estimated 1,200 retail jobs, according to Eclipse Development Group LLC, of Irvine, Calif. A second, 400,000-square-foot shopping center is planned for an adjacent 45-acre parcel. When both phases are completed the project would add around 90 shops and restaurants to South Maui.

The site straddles the terminus of the planned Upcountry highway. Zoning and land-use entitlements are in place for the project, which is located on former Kaonoulu Ranch land.

As a condition of approvals, developers have agreed to provide land for the Upcountry highway, and make improvements to the Kaonoulu Street intersection.

“We are thrilled the project will not only bring additional shopping opportunities to both local residents and the island’s visitor market, but that the outlet center will bring more than 1,200 jobs to the region,” said Eclipse President Doug Gray in an email.

He said the company would start announcing its tenants in the coming months.

“This is a tremendous job generator in the middle of a recession,” Gray said.

Maui County Council Member Don Couch, who holds the council’s South Maui seat, acknowledged that some residents had raised concerns about the project, and said he was still trying to get more information.

“I haven’t formed an opinion yet because we don’t know what it is, and they’re not talking to us,” Couch said.Couch added that he already had some questions about the project’s design, and didn’t like that the shopping center’s sprawling parking lot would be located in front of the main buildings.
He said the current thinking in urban planning is to create more of a small-town feel, with green space and walkways, and parking located out of sight.

“We can’t please everyone; however, I think most residents will be pleased with the development and tenants,” Gray said. “If we let a committee develop a site, it never would get built. When the community wants to risk $200 million in this economy; they can become developers.”

“We expect to be part of the community for a long time; and have bicycle and walking paths along all the roads.”

Eclipse will devote $20 million just for infrastructure, said Charlie Jencks, its local consultant.

Jencks said a 13-acre affordable housing subdivision being developed in conjunction with his 670-acre Honuaula project would benefit from the mall’s new intersection, roads and planned 1-million-gallon water tank.

“Eclipse has a reputation,” Jencks said. “They have done this so many times in so many places, I’m sure it’s going to be successful. They know how to get things done.”

He also said the stores will cut down on traffic in Kihei by saving South Maui residents shopping trips to Central Maui. As a result, Central Maui’s traffic will be less congested, Jencks said.

But Couch questioned whether the project could actually bring additional traffic to the already-crowded Piilani Highway.

He also questioned the need for such a large outlet mall on an island with 155,000 people.

But Mayor Alan Arakawa expressed strong support for the project.

“We need the jobs,” Arakawa said. “We’re going to be supporting businesses that create jobs.”

Arakawa said he met with Eclipse about six months ago to help fast-track building permits. Streamlining permitting is an administration goal, and Eclipse received no special treatment, he said.

Arakawa also said he hasn’t seen the plans. Still, he said he thought the shopping center won’t have any negative visual impact because of the landscaping. It’s next to the proposed Kihei high school, too, and other planned housing developments.

“I haven’t seen the specifics because it’s a shopping complex,” said Arakawa, who expects more details once the leases are signed.

Jencks said Eclipse purchased the property a year ago from Maui Industrial Partners, where he was a partner.”The heavy lifting was done long before we bought this land,” Gray said. “It was in the entitlement process for over 14 years.”

The ranch devoted about half of the 1990s to getting all the necessary environmental impact studies done as well as county zoning and state land use designation changes and Maalaea-to-Makena community plan amendments for light industrial development, said county Planning Director William Spence and others.
“Sometimes, it’s time to move ahead,” Spence said.

Arakawa said the County Council and the community set this land aside years ago for exactly this kind of use someday to discourage urban sprawl.There are people who want the malls, and those who don’t,” Couch said. “It’s Maui.”

LINK TO ECLIPSE DEVELOPMENT GROUP SITE PLAN FOR MAUI OUTLETS

For more information on Developments in Maui Contact Meghan Clair of Coldwell Banker Island Properties


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Coldwell Banker Island Properties
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Article from this Blog post is originally from The Maui News.

Wailea Home Only $719,900!!!

Almost to good to be true! Here is a new listing #22 Kanani Wailea!

3 Bedroom/2.5 bath Wailea Home offered at only $719,900

Live the Wailea Lifestyle with out the big price tag

Not an REO or Short Sale


Lanai

Kitchen

Living Room

Master Bed

Master Bath with Tub

Public Remarks MLS:
Best value at Kanani Wailea, an exclusive community of luxury residential condos in resort town of Wailea, Maui. Enjoy the pool, spa, fitness center, and enclosed two-car garages. Superior quality of construction includes steel framing, Monier tile roof, dual-glazed windows, 9 ft ceilings, travertine tile, Wolf stainless appliances, granite countertops, tray ceilings and bullnose corners. Upstairs master suite offers dual vanities, huge soaking tub and shower, pocket doors, walk-in closet, and private lanai with partial oceanview. Open floorplan with multiple lanais (porches) conducive to entertaining. Pet-friendly complex conveniently located across the street from Kilohana dog park. Secure, gated neighborhood with groundskeeping included appeals to those seeking a second home or investment rental property. Dream tenants on month-to-month lease with $2600 monthly income; please allow 48 hours’ notice for showings.

Property is listed with Hawaii Life Real Estate, Meghan Clair is a Realtor at Coldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea Office, and is pleased to represent you as a Buyers agent on any Maui Property!

Please contact Meghan for more details.

Meghan ClairRealtor (S), EcoBroker
Coldwell Banker Island Properties
MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com
(808) 874-8668 office
(808) 463-8485 cell

$299k a Screaming Deal on Wailea Ocean View Condo!!!

Lowest Priced Condo in Wailea

Grand Champions Villa 132 for ONLY $299,000!!!

This price is a deal! Next price in the development is $499,000! Act Quickly as this won’t last long!

This beautiful 1bed/2bath Condo is located at Grand Champions Villas a peaceful development located on the golf course in the heart of wailea.


Dinning Room


Living Room


Kitchen


Bed

Per Maui Listing Service:Great income potential & nice ocean views. This is a Short Sale, Proceeds received may be less than the amount required to satisfy lien holder and transaction costs, possibly requiring lien holder’s approval of sale price and terms for the transaction to close. Please be certain to read Realtor Remarks for additional information prior to making an offer. Furnishings are not included.

Meghan Clair is a Realtor at Coldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea Office. She is pleased to represent you as a Buyers agent on any Maui Property! Please contact Meghan for more details.

Meghan ClairRealtor (S), EcoBroker
Coldwell Banker Island Properties
MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com
(808) 874-8668 office
(808) 463-8485 cell

Maui No Ka Oi! Living the Maui lifestyle

Conde Naste magazine voted Maui the Best Island in the World 16 years in a row…Ever wonder what you are missing???

Maui  Lifestyle

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Contact Maui’s EcoBroker Meghan Clair to find your Dream Home…and your Dream Lifestyle here on Maui.

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
Coldwell Banker Island Properties
MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com
(808) 874-8668 office
(808) 463-8485 cell

Ho’olei Luxury Villas Information and Update

    Wailea, Maui’s #1 Selling Luxury Condo!

The Ho’olei community is located directly across the street from the Grand Wailea Resort and Spa. Relax with the comfort and ability to “lock and go” while at the same time enjoy the comforts of a condominium designed to feel like a stand alone residence.

LINK TO ALL ACTIVE HOOLEI LISTINGS
Prices currently range from $1,990,000-$3,195,000
There is no other product like Ho’olei on the market! Contact Meghan for an update on recent sales and the Best Deals at Ho’olei!

On the ocean view lanai the Viking Gas BBQ & sub-zero fridge support that seamless Hawaii indoor / outdoor lifestyle that Maui is famous for.

Interior appointments include a private elevator, a gourmet Studio Snaidero kitchen with Wolf and Sub Zero appliances abundant.

All furniture, electronics, and house ware items are included.

Richly appointed Interiors

On-site amenities include one of the most impressive pools in the Wailea Resort, 24 hour security, shuttle service to the Grand Wailea Resort, a vast pavilion area, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The purchase of Ho’olei includes a transferable membership to the Kulana Club at the Grand Wailea Resort
Link to Ho’olei Ammenities

Preview the entire Ho’olei site: www.Hoolei.com

EcoBroker, Realtor(S) Meghan Clair can represent you as a Buyer’s Agent on these unique home.

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
MauiGreenRealtor@Gmail.com
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone
Coldwell Banker Island Properties

Photos and excerpts from for this blog post are from the Maui MLS,www.hoolei.com

Wall St. Journal- How to Tell if Your Housing Market Hit Bottom


How to Tell if Your Housing Market Has Hit Bottom
Three essential clues may signal if better times are ahead
By David Crook

Excerpts from this blog are taken from the above mentioned article
CLICK HERE TO READ THIS ARTICLE IN FULL

According to a statistical analysis performed for The Wall Street Journal by the online real-estate information and search firm Zillow, home values in a handful of communities are where they were just before the most frenzied days of the real-estate bubble. Focusing on communities with sufficient sales activity to produce statistically valid value estimates, Zillow spotted 25 places that are within single-digit percentage points of their home-value peaks.

Here are three big factors to look for. If your community shares any of these traits, you may already be on the rebound.

1.Employment:
Clearly, the No. 1 factor in determining whether a community has passed through the worst of the housing debacle is its current state of employment. There has always been a connection between the local jobs picture and the local real-estate market, but it’s even greater today.

2. Rents
Local rents are very strong indicators of real-estate values. Home prices in most communities that have best weathered the downturn tend toward the low-rent end. That is, they have lower price-to-rent multiples, and house hunters will often find it cheaper to buy properties than to rent them.

Look at a typical “rent vs. buy” calculator available on many real-estate or personal-finance websites. Most calculators figure that if prices are more than 15 times annual rents, then a market favors renters; under 15 times, buyers.

3. Foreclosures
Healthier communities have fewer foreclosed properties pulling down values of other homes.

Just as jobs fuel the local housing engine, foreclosures put on the brakes. Even in good times, one foreclosed property in a neighborhood can bring down the values of every other house around it. And, in bad times, entire metropolitan areas can be swamped by abandoned, foreclosed houses.

    Interested in MAUI REAL ESTATE???
    Contact Maui EcoBroker Meghan Clair for a custom Homes search Island Wide

EcoBroker, Realtor(S) Meghan Clair of Coldwell Banker-Wailea Shops Office specializes in assisting Buyers find THE BEST South Maui Oceanfront and Luxury Investments.


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(808) 874-8668 Office Phone
Coldwell Banker Island Properties-Shops at Wailea