Buying Advice

For the Love of Family in the Heart of Central Maui…

As a real estate agent living in Maui Lani next to the Dunes Golf Course in Central Maui, I believe that love of family is the keystone to the whole picture in which many of my clients are creating when they invest in real estate here in Maui Lani. Whether it is love for your children and the desire to give them a safe and educated neighborhood to grow up in, or simply a commitment to give your spouse that homegrown, clean and well-located neighborhood they have always dreamed of, Maui Lani and its location encompasses the entire package for a starter home. Fortunately and contrary to the coconut wireless that you must be a millionaire to own on Maui, there are still well-priced homes in Central Maui which are in very stable, loving and community-oriented neighborhoods such as Maui Lani.

Affordable Living

The homes in Maui Lani are well constructed, have substantial yard space for the kids to play and they don’t typically need remodeling or extra construction performed before one can move in with their family. Perfect for someone that wants a simple transaction and is ready to move in, get unpacked and get on with living! The master-planned community sits on 1,012 acres and has 8 different neighborhoods within the development. You can find everything from the moderate family style homes like the ones found in The Legends and Na Hoku to more exclusive and gated communities such as The Island and The Bluffs.

As far as price point, 3 bedroom homes have sold as low as $505,000 in the past year and the median price is still attainable at around $686,000. But price point aside, the neighborhood itself offers so much value when it comes to the whole picture of owning a home. As we all know, buying property is not just purchasing a piece of real estate. Especially if you are going to be residing in the home with just yourself or with family members. The transaction acquires the space; however, it is the community and neighborhood that enhances your life and life’s experience.

Lyvia Licata and Ella Schultz baking cupcakes! Neighborhood play dates are common amongst children in Maui Lani so parents can give their children a well-rounded home life.

Community Oriented Neighborhood

Life in Maui Lani means neighborhood block parties and community garage sales where folks walk around with their children and their ice-cold lemonades in hand. Stopping from house to house and talking story with your neighbors while enjoying the sunny weather and picking up well cared for furniture and trinkets that people are rotating out to make room for new. The separate neighborhoods have parks, walkways and even an intimate water park area for the small keiki to cool off. It is not unusual to see people out mowing their lawns, walking their dogs and chatting it up with each other on a beautiful Sunday morning.

Keoni Licata 11 years old, recent graduate of Pomaikai Elementary School.

Tucked away and walking distance from Na Hoku, The Legends, and the surrounding neighborhoods is the well known Pomaikai Elementary School. Pomaikai is the only public school that is an arts integrated elementary school. The administration is incredibly involved, friendly, and full of Aloha Spirit. I myself have two children that attend the school and our academic year is filled with everything from garden programs, art events, and even this past year we were blessed to have the famous musician John Cruz participate with the children in recording music. The after school staff is one of the most energetic and loving staff and the parents can rest assured that their keiki are happy and mentally and physically stimulated after school while the parents are finishing their workday.

Convenient Location

Maui Lani living gives you the most for your time. 10 minutes may not seem like a lot, but when you can drive 10 minutes and be at the nearest Foodland Market, Safeway, Hospital, Longs, Walgreens, Starbucks, gas stations, credit unions, shopping mall, and other nearby restaurants and cafe’s it is easy to see why so many folks purchase in Maui Lani. Not only are you close to such an array of our everyday business’s that we often frequent, the cool thing is that when you are home you don’t feel like you in the center of bustling traffic noise, or surrounded by chaotic business traffic. The homes are tucked away and give a private and peaceful lifestyle until you exit the subdivision and are ready to hit your errands. Even then you while heading out for your day you can still enjoy the intimate quiet nature of the neighborhood as you drive along the subdivision and enjoy the day’s events.

Do Your Research!

Be sure to choose the Realtor that not only knows how to perform the transaction of the purchase but that is also well versed in the neighborhood knowledge so you can avoid any Buyer’s remorse! Always go the extra mile and do things like drive the neighborhoods where you are considering purchasing at different times of the day to observe traffic patterns, noise and the general feel of the community. It’s these little investigatory tasks that will ensure your investment is a perfect fit for you. Ask your friends and acquaintances that live in the area what they love about the locations to ensure that you are learning all the benefits that an area has to offer so you can make a well-informed decision when choosing your property!

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murray brown

August 9, 2020

I’m looking for help in choosing between properties available. I’ve been in the real estate business for many years, but need some local knowledge as Im planning a move to either Kauai or Maui. I plan to move as soon as possible. please call or email me to discuss my needs and how you can help. your love of family and beautiful children make you the perfect choice for me. Many of the things you’ve written are in line with my thinking. thank you. I look forward to my first purchase in Hi. 305.710.4300, I’m on eastern standard time.

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