Spotlight Blogs

Welcome to our Spotlight Blog, where we post snippets of blogs from featured real estate agents and brokerage companies to whet your appetite! Interested in a particular blog? Just click on the link to go to the full article.

New blogs are added each week, so be sure to check back for more interesting articles.

Sakamoto Properties

Top Tips for Maui Humpback Whale Watching

Winter has come to the islands of Hawaii and with it means it is that special time of the year that we have all been waiting for. Yes, that’s right! It’s whale season on Maui and we couldn’t be more excited… read more

Why Kapalua is the Best Place to Buy Real Estate on Maui

Whether you are looking to purchase your first piece of real estate or are thinking about your 10th property investment, there’s a lot to consider. From the location to the property taxes, buying real estate requires a lot of attention to detail… read more

Celebrate 2018 New Years Eve in Maui Hawaii

Are you racking your brain on what to do for New Year’s Eve this year? 2019 is right around the corner and we hope you and your special person, friends, and family are planning on ringing in the New Year right here in Maui, Hawaii… read more

Manifest Your Dreams With This Luxury Property

If luxury properties are your “thing” and you’ve been looking for a one-of-a-kind million dollar property then it’s time you cast your eye towards Maui, Hawaii to check out this amazing property at 1212 Summer Road… read more

Oceanfront Condos For Sale in Coconut Grove Villas in Maui

Are you an investor looking for the perfect Hawaii real estate investment? Are you looking for an amazing piece of property that embodies a true tropical escape that’s complete with an oceanfront view… read more

Advice on Moving to Hawaii from the Mainland

Are you finally taking that leap of faith? If you have decided to make the move to Maui, you are probably wondering what in the world you need to know about… read more

Catch Henry Kapono at Holiday Pops

The holidays are just around the corner and you know what that means? ‘Tis the season to celebrate! And what better way to celebrate this special time of year than with… read more

Hawaii Luxury Home Owners Look To Pineapple Hill Estates

Luxury homes in Hawaii are becoming increasingly popular these days. Whether you know exactly what you want out of your multi-million dollar estate or you’re still searching for… read more

Run for a Great Cause this Winter on Maui

The seasons are changing on Maui and you know what that means? That means it’s almost time for one of our favorite times of the year- the holidays. If you love the holidays as much as we do… read more

Maui County 2nd Highest for Hawaii Mortgage Approval

For those of us that live in Maui, there are so many reasons to celebrate being a part of this amazing community. From the friendly neighbors to the plethora of fun… read more

Maui is the Best Island in Hawaii and One of the Top 12 in America

As the saying goes here in Hawaii, “Maui No Ka Oi”, meaning that Maui is the best and that keeps getting affirmed over and over again. With our beautiful white sand beaches… read more

Moving To West Maui With Pets

You’ve finally done it. You’ve been searching for the perfect area in Hawaii to call home and now you’ve found it in West Maui. It’s an exciting time! But it can also be a stressful one… read more

Live Your Best Life at this Kapalua Ridge Villas Condo for Sale

Have you been looking for your next Maui real estate investment? Or are you thinking of downsizing your current home in Hawaii to something a little more comfortable and… read more

West Maui Named Best Beach Town to Live In

Attention beach lovers! Did you know that Maui happens to be home to two of the best beach towns to live in all of the United States? According to a recent study published by, Lahaina ranked number 1 as the best… read more

Join This Special Fundraiser in Honor of Maui Kupuna

In Hawaii and in life, few things are as important as our values. What we value in this world is reflected in our everyday actions and helps to shape our decisions and the communities around us… read more

Fall in Love With This Pineapple Hill Home

If you haven’t heard of Maui’s Pineapple Hill neighborhood then you will be happy to know that this up and coming community has some of the finest homes for sale in all of Maui, complete with… read more

Maui Ranked Number One Island in Hawaii and Top 15 in the World

For those of us who are lucky to call Hawaii home, we try to never take for granted the gift we have of waking up in paradise every single day. From watching the palm trees sway… read more

Stunning Dream Home for Sale in Kapalua Maui

Are you interested in investing in an exclusive real estate in paradise? Have you been looking high and low for a home in Hawaii but just can’t seem to find… read more

Cannot Miss 2018 Maui Hula Show with Ku Mai Ka Hula

It is said that Hula is the heart of Hawaii and anyone in the islands knows just how near and dear this special cultural dance is to the people here. Whether you’re a fan of the annual Merrie Monarch Festival or are… read more

Condo Sales in Maui Increased this June

Attention Maui condominium homeowners! Now may be a great time to sell as prices are increasing on the island for condominium units across the board. According to the latest statistics from the… read more

Live the High Life at this Ritz Carlton Condo

Near the renowned Ritz Carlton Resort and within the Maui Ritz Carlton Residences of Kapalua is an immaculate and tasteful condo for sale that will give you the luxury lifestyle you’ve dreamed about with all the desirable amenities you can imagine. The new owner of this oceanfront condo in Maui will have… read more

Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival Kicks Off August 10th

This coming August, you can join in a family-friendly event in celebration of Hawaii’s precious hula dance during the annual Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival. Every year this delightful event is… read more

Live in Luxury in Kapalua at this Exquisite Home

Are you in the market for a beautiful, high-end luxury home in Maui? Are you someone who loves spacious floor plans, tall ceilings, one-of-a-kind decor and a home where you can live out your island dream? Then we have a perfect fit for you! This 1212 Summer Road home in Kapalua is… read more

Beachfront Kapalua Home Sold for $12 Million

If you’re in the market for luxury West Maui real estate, you’ll find some of the island’s most exquisite properties in Kapalua. Just last month, a sale closed for $12 million on a gorgeous beachfront home, with our own Roy Sakamoto representing the buyer. It was the highest price on a sale on Kapalua Place in about… read more

West Maui Real Estate Statistics for May 2018

Maui home and condo sales rose in May, while prices remained flat, according to the Realtors Association of Maui. That’s island-wide data, and while we’re going to go over the numbers as usual, we’re also going to touch on the data for the Kapalua, Kaanapali, Lahaina, and… read more

Buying a New Home vs an Old Home in Maui Hawaii

A common question we get from buyers is whether you can get the same value from an old home as you would from a new home. When you’re making a substantial investment in Maui real estate, it’s only natural to wonder… read more

Kapalua Bay Beach Tops 2018 Dr. Beach List

If you’re on the hunt for West Maui real estate, chances are good that you love the ocean. Beaches on this magnificent side of the island are some of the finest in the world, and according to Dr. Beach, Kapalua Bay Beach has … read more

Maui Luxury Real Estate Team

Aston at Papakea Resort Offers Affordable Oceanfront Condos for Sale

West Maui has so many great real estate property opportunities that it may seem difficult to choose which one to purchase. With so much area to cover from Lahaina to Kaanapali … read more

Celebrate 2019 New Years on Maui with These Fun Activities

Are you ready for the new year? Has 2018 seemed to drag on too long or was it a great year but you’re ready to see what 2019 has in store for you? Well, you’re not alone and there are so many reasons to celebrate… read more

Ocean Views at Hawaii Resort Condo for Sale at Kaanapali Alii

Aloha all and welcome back to our weekly blog! As always, we like to feature properties that really stand out in the crowd when it comes to real estate on Maui. We represent homes and condos throughout the island of Maui and… read more

Why Lahaina is One of the Best Places to Buy a Home in Hawaii

When you think about buying a home in Hawaii, what comes to mind? Probably beaches, somewhere you can watch the sunset, some place near epic nightlife and amazing activities, yet somewhere that also has privacy… read more

New Maui Real Estate Listings Decreased for September 2018

New real estate listings and pending sales for single family residential homes and condominiums on Maui decreased during the month of September when compared… read more

Hot Luxury Condo Real Estate Investment at Honua Kai

On Maui’s west side there’s no shortage of beautiful places to see and explore. That’s part of what makes this area one of the most sought-after real estate locations… read more

Maui Kaanapali Villas for Sale Are a Great Vacation Home Investment

Whether it’s your first condo or you’re searching for your next vacation home investment there’s so much to consider. From where you want it to be to what amenities you desire… read more

Take on Front Street in Lahaina Maui for Halloween 2018

Welcome to the month of October and you know what that means? Halloween is only days away! That’s right. This fun filled holiday that’s great for adults and children alike is just around the corner and we hope you’re prepared to celebrate it with us on Maui read more

Invest in Maui Beachfront Condos for Sale at Aston Kaanapali Shores

Have you been searching high and low for your next real estate investment property on Maui? Are you considering buying a condo in Hawaii that you can… read more

Lavish Luxury Home Real Estate for Sale in Kapalua Hawaii

Have you been searching high and low for the next best investment property on Maui? Are you someone who has been searching website after website… read more

Study Says Hawaii Economy Will Grow

According to the report published by the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), Hawaii’s economy will grow at a 1.7 percent rate per… read more

Fall in Love with this Luxury Home for Sale in Kapalua Maui

If you’re a home investor and are looking for your next property on Maui then you’re going to love what we have in store for you! Located at… read more

Why You Should Buy An Oceanfront Condo at Kaanapali Alii Resort

Whether you’re looking for your first home, second home or vacation rental investment property in Hawaii, it can sometimes seem overwhelming at times. With so many places to choose… read more

Million Dollar Oceanfront Real Estate Listing in Maui - Live a Life of Luxury

Luxury home buyers rejoice because the home you’ve been dreaming of is right here on Maui! If you’re someone who loves investing in real estate in Hawaii or already has… read more

Buy Your Tickets to Spiked! for the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival this October

Do you love awakening your senses by trying different cuisines and specialty-made drinks? Do you consider yourself a true food and wine connoisseur? Then you’re going to really enjoy an exciting event coming up this October on Maui… read more

View Maui Homes for Sale via our New Webcam

If you’re just now looking into purchasing your next piece of luxury Maui real estate and are interested in seeing what’s out there, then you’ll love the live streaming Hawaii real estate webcams… read more

The Maui Real Estate Market is Hot this Summer

Maui’s Real Estate market is steady and remains competitive this summer. According to the latest Maui real estate statistics for June 2018, buyer competition is at an all time high… read more

Maui Coffee Farm For Sale in Kaanapali

Are you a true lover of Hawaii coffee? Have you ever dreamed about one day owning your own coffee farm in Hawaii and sharing your amazing work with the world? Well, if this sounds like you then… read more

Your Dream Maui Home Awaits at 516 Pacific Drive

If your heart has been longing to invest in a luxury home in paradise, then why not take a moment to explore this gorgeous 516 Pacific Drive home in Kapalua, Maui. Located in the up and coming gated community of Pineapple Hill on… read more

Top Reasons to Buy Your Next Luxury Home in Kaanapali

Aloha luxury home owners! If you’re someone who enjoys the finer things in life then you’ll want to make your next luxury home or condo purchase in the Kaanapali area on the island of Maui. Why?… read more

Join the 2018 Annual Chinese Moon Festival Celebration in Lahaina

Are you living on Maui or planning to move here by this fall and are looking for a way to see Maui in a whole new light? If you’re stuck in a rut and doing the same activities over and over again then why not try something a little different… read more

Now is a Good Time to Buy a Vacation Home on Maui

As the economy continues to improve and more people are looking into investing in Hawaii real estate, now more than ever is the best time to explore homes for sale in Maui. According to the latest statistics report from… read more

Your Guide to Buying Luxury Island Real Estate in Maui

Are you a luxury home connoisseur or aspiring to be one? Are you someone who enjoys the thrill of purchasing a multi-million dollar mansion in a tropical paradise? Of course you are! And if you’re looking into… read more

Act Now And Buy This Home for Sale in Hawaii TODAY

Have you been searching online and browsing through the classified section for houses for sale in Hawaii? Do you have an idea in your head for what it is you’d love to have in a home but just can’t seem to find the perfect fit? Well, look no further… read more

Stunning Luxury Beachfront Home For Sale in Maui Hawaii

Summertime in Maui has arrived and what a beautiful time to be looking for your next luxury home in paradise. While the mango trees blossom and the never-ending list of fun-filled water activities expands here on the Valley Isle, it is time for you to set your sights on one of our favorite… read more

Real Estate Maui Hawaii

Stargazing on Maui is Going to Be Your Next Favorite Activity

On Maui, there is no shortage of adventure to be had both indoors and outdoors. From snorkeling on Lanai to paragliding off of Haleakala, it is no wonder so many people choose to live in Hawaii. If you’re looking for… read more

David Sedaris Tour Comes to Maui January 2019

2018 is almost over and the New Year is right around the corner. You know what that means? That means a whole new year of excitement here on Maui. If you are looking for a fun event to attend in the New Year then make sure to… read more

Live it up at Kanani Wailea

Maui is home to so many incredible neighborhoods to move and settle down in. From the relaxed, laid-back vibe of the upcountry area to the beach town lifestyle along West Maui, there are so many different places to live that appeal to… read more

Lavish Luxury Condos for Sale at Wailea Ekolu Village

Nestled in the prestigious Wailea Resort community of South Maui, Wailea Ekolu is one of Maui’s finest neighborhoods to kick back into. Wailea Ekolu Village home buyers will enjoy unprecedented views… read more

Maui Median Home Price, Can You Buy a House in Hawaii

We know what you’re thinking. Is it possible to ever make your dream of being a homeowner on Maui come true? Well, anything is possible but first, you will need to collect all the facts, data, and information available to… read more

Buy a Luxury Condo at Kai Malu in Wailea, Hawaii

When it comes to purchasing Hawaii real estate, it may seem overwhelming when starting your Maui MLS Search. With homes for sale all over the island that claim to have the best views… read more

Maui a Top County for Mortgage Approval in Hawaii

Choosing to purchase Hawaii real estate is certainly a big decision. For those of you who enjoy investing in homes or if you’re simply someone who is… read more

Celebrate Maui Local Vendors at the Made in Maui County Festival

One of the Valley Isle’s most exciting and sought-after events has got to be the annual Made in Maui County Festival. Every year, this special event brings together so many talented entrepreneurs from the island of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai to showcase their passion and…read more

Hot Hawaii Vacation Condo Real Estate Investment at Hoolei Grand Wailea

If you’re living on Maui and are looking for a new home or are considering investing in your next property, we have an incredible place in mind for you! Everyone loves Maui because of … read more

PGA Tour Golf Event 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions this January

Tickets are on sale now for this special golf sporting event that kicks off at The Plantation Course in Kapalua. Prices vary as there will be special offers and different packages including a kamaaina discount for $25 all day pass. The annual golf tournament is only for professional players from the 2018 PGA TOUR. This exclusive sports event has been on Maui since…read more

Maui Condo Real Estate Prices Increase by 27 Percent

According to the latest statistics from the Maui Realtors Association, new listings are down on Maui but prices for condominium homes continue to increase. The latest report states… read more

Maui Wailea Grand Champions Villas For Sale Today

Condos for sale in Maui are gaining in popularity in the real estate market and now is a great time to buy before Maui condo prices increase any further. So if you are considering… read more

Maui Wins Again Ranking as Top Island in Hawaii

For those of us that currently live on Maui, we know why we love this island so much. From the beautiful sunrises over Haleakala to the glorious sunsets along the west side to the plethora of activities… read more

Hawaii Economy is on the Upswing

A recent report by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) shows that Hawaii’s economy is anticipated to grow over the next 30 years. According to the report, Hawaii’s economy is expected to increase by 1.7 percent per year… read more

Consider Wailea Highlands Real Estate for Your Hawaii Home

If you are just getting started on your Maui MLS listings search and are looking for a beautiful home for sale in a safe, friendly community then you would love Wailea Highlands real estate. Wailea Highlands homes for sale are… read more

Price of Condos and Homes for Sale on Maui Increase for July 2018

According to a recent report by the Realtors Association of Maui, the median sales price of single-family homes and condos increased in July compared to the same time last year while experts tackle whether prices will remain… read more

Your Guide to the Best Shopping in Maui

Whether you are a lucky full-time island resident, part-time condo owner, or on a Maui MLS search for your perfect home, there’s always so much to consider.  But one of the most important factors to consider while living or moving here is where to find … read more

Catch Hawaii's Acclaimed Short Film Festival this Fall

Watch out Maui because another film festival is right around the corner! This September film lovers may gather in numbers to participate and celebrate Hawaii’s acclaimed short film festival and it is stopping on Maui!… read more

Condominium Sales Prices Increase by 20 percent on Maui

According to recent statistics released by the Realtors Association of Maui, the median sales price increased by around 20 percent compared to last year for condominium homes on the island to about $515,000. The latest findings… read more

Wailea Pualani Estates Real Estate: Living at its Finest

If you are looking for comfortable living at its finest then you can count on it being found at property listings at beautiful Wailea Pualani Estates real estate for sale in Maui’s south side. Wailea Pualani Estates is an… read more

Why Summer 2018 is THE Best Time to Buy a Home in Maui

Summer has arrived and with it comes a changing of the seasons. Change is rarely easy but is always necessary for all of us in order to make progress in this crazy little thing we call life. Hopefully, the change you’ve been seeking has you thinking about investing in your next piece of real estate on Maui. Maui is a great place… read more

The 2018 Pailolo Challenge is Set for September!

Watch out Maui because this summer and fall is going to be a fun packed few months with plenty of outdoor adventure to enjoy. Whether you are looking forward to getting into your bikini and hitting the beach or have been counting down the days for… read more

Best Maui Steak House Restaurants

Are you a carnivore at heart? Does your mouth water at the idea of sinking your teeth into a delicious, thick steak coupled with some tasty mash potatoes and a few grilled vegetables? If you are someone who … read more

Your Dream Home Awaits with Wailea Golf Vistas Real Estate

The time has finally arrived for you to purchase your dream island home right here on Maui. You’ve been researching and researching, saving and planning for a few years now and have finally made the life-changing decision to move to this little slice of paradise in… read more

Buying a Home in Hawaii is as Easy as A B C

Are you looking into buying your next home on Maui but are having some challenges with the process? Is all this real estate jargon confusing you? Don’t you wish you could have someone who could personally translate all… read more

Pacific Cancer Foundation 10th Annual Paddle for Life

If you are looking for a good cause to join this fall, then why not participate in the 10th Annual Paddle for Life here on Maui. Come October 6th and 7th, paddlers and ocean enthusiasts alike will gather at… read more

Best Golf Courses in Maui Hawaii

Do you love the fairway as much as we do? If your heart longs for days out on the golf course with your friends against a stunning tropical backdrop, then Maui is the golfing spot for you. Here on Maui, we have a wide selection of … read more

Jo Dorner

Get Ready for the Sentry Tournament of Champions 2019

One thing that excites me about starting a new year is the chance to participate in and support some of my favorite events. And one of those events just happens to be the Sentry Tournament of Champions that’s scheduled for … read more

Maui Has Some of the Best Mortgage Rates Hawaii

Everyone knows that buying your next home is a huge commitment. When starting off on your journey to invest in a vacation home or to buy your first home, there’s a lot to study, research and understand. At times it can seem… read more

Explore This Amazing Maui Villa Today!

Are you on the lookout for your next oceanfront townhome in Maui? Well you’re in luck because I have a new listing at 500 Bay Drive in Kapalua that you’re going to love… read more

Get Ready For The Maui XTERRA Run!

Attention Maui residents are you ready for what is sure to be one of the most exciting athletic events this year? On October 28th the renowned XTERRA World Championship race will come to Maui and it is sure to bring with it plenty of fun, games and memories for all. Every year… read more

Join the Fun this Fall at the Maui County Fair

It’s that time of the year again and you know what that means? It’s fair time! If you love ferris wheels, arcade games, delicious food and fun times with friends and family then you are definitely going to love attending the 2018 Maui County Fair in Kahului! This year marks the 96th Maui Fair that will kickoff on… read more

Buy a New Condo in Paradise at the Kapalua Bay Villas

The one great thing about Maui is that there’s something for everyone no matter what your taste, style or expectations may be. And that also happens to be the case when it comes to… read more

Make Your Next Home Purchase Count at the Kapalua Plantation Estates

If you’re like most intelligent home buyers, then you’re probably spending time researching and analyzing your next luxury estate purchase before signing the dotted line. So if you’re looking for… read more

Purchase Your Next Slice of Maui Real Estate at Kapalua Drive

Buying a home or condo on Maui is truly a dream come true for any homeowner. If you’re one of those wise individuals who have decided to retire on this beautiful island in the Pacific then give yourself… read more

Paddle For Life Kicks off This Fall

This October you will have a chance to join in on a good cause during the 10th Annual Paddle for Life here on Maui. Grab your friends and your paddle and sign up for what is sure to be a memorable experience. This annual event brings together paddlers, cancer survivors, friends, family and more… read more

Buy or Build Your Next Home at Honolua Ridge

Are you on the fence about your next home investment? Have you been contemplating whether or not you should build or buy your next home in Hawaii? Well, I know just how important… read more

Why Kapalua is the Best Place to Live

Have you been waiting your entire life to call this remote island your home and are wondering what neighborhood would best meet your upscale needs? Well, if this sounds like you then we have a suggestion that is… read more

Discover the Maui Marathon

Known as one of the best marathons in the world, including the #10 destination marathon in North America by Runner’s World Magazine, the Maui Marathon is a celebrated community gathering that includes health, wellness, the spirit of giving and love for our island residents… read more

Homes for Sale in Maui Hawaii

Are you ready to make your next home purchase on Maui? Are you looking for something quaint yet luxurious with an ocean view complete with quiet and peaceful scenery? If so, then 1012 at 100 Ridge Rd. in Kapalua is worth exploring… read more

Top To Dos in West Maui

Are you planning a trip to Maui’s West Side and aren’t sure what to do or where to start? Don’t worry. We have your back. There’s plenty to do, see, and explore along Maui’s West Side communities and we have some tips that will help you see and do as much as you can… read more

Enjoy the Beautiful Kapalua Golf Villas TODAY

The Kapalua Golf Villas are known as some of Maui’s finest upscale condominium homes. Located near the stunning Kapalua Bay, these condos are perfectly positioned to meet all your heart’s desires. The Kapalua Bay Villas are… read more

Celebrate Cinema During the 2018 Maui Film Festival

This June marks the 19th Annual Maui Film Festival on the Valley Isle. Bring your family, friends and loved ones to experience this three-day event on the shores of Maui. This year’s festival will kick off on Wednesday, June 13 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at none other than the beautiful Grand Wailea… read more

Coconut Grove Has It All

Do you love condos with privacy and a view? Are you looking for a home on Maui that is both luxurious, conveniently located and quiet? Have you been dreaming about your next home purchase in Kapalua? Then I have… read more

The Maui Classical Music Festival Kicks Off This May

Perhaps you are familiar with Maui’s Annual Classical Music Festival; but if you’ve never heard of it, then today is your lucky day. This creative festival brings some of the best in classical performances right here to our little island home. This year, there will be new performers… read more

Upscale Living at Pineapple Hill Estates

For those who enjoy and appreciate the finer things in life, the Pineapple Hill Estates is just for you. This neighborhood is located on the island of Maui on the Valley Isle’s famous west side. Here you will enjoy all the… read more

Top Golf Courses in Kapalua and Kaanapali

If you and your loved ones enjoy spending time on the green, then you’ll be happy to know Maui is home to some of the best golf courses in the world! Our island home truly is a golfer’s dream and that is especially the case on Maui’s west side… read more

An Inside Look at the Kapalua Ironwoods

Maui’s west side community of Kapalua is more than a tourist attraction with its stretches of beaches and incredible views. It could also be your next home. This is especially the case at the Kapalua Ironwoods. Here you will find… read more

Experience Ulalena at the Maui Theater

Experience the remarkable tale of the island of Maui throughout history during a night at the Maui Theater watching the acclaimed Ulalena! Ulalena runs Monday through Thursday during the month of January and February, and tells the story of… read more

Say Hello to Kapalua Place

One of the most majestic things about Kapalua is its exclusivity. Amazing beaches, the best restaurants and golf courses, and stunning views of Lanai and Molokai all feel like amenities only Kapalua can provide. Say aloha to Kapalua Place… read more