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Friday, December 30, 2016

New Years Eve in Wailea

The biggest New Year Eve celebration in South Maui will be held at the newly renovated Wailea Beach Marriott and Spa. Featured entertainment will be Steven Tyler, Alice Cooper, Michael MacDonald, Pat Simmons, and more.  Willy K and Lily Meola will be amongst the talent representing our beautiful island of Maui. Partygoers come from near and far for this elaborate celebration which is expected to be even more "over-the-top" after the hotels' recent 100 million dollar renovation. The evening kicks off at 7:00pm with cocktails and dinner, then onto the entertainment and the festivities will conclude with a firework show from the rooftop bar! 

Proceeds from the event go to supporting the Maui Food Bank and The Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Event hosted by the owners of Mala and Migrant as well as the newly opened Humble Market Kitchen. Tickets are $600 per person. For more information or to purchase click here.

For those looking for a low key celebration, you can find a spot on the beach and catch them from an offshore barge fronting the Grand Wailea hotel.

Local restaurants Nick's Fish Market Maui, Humu's, Longhi's Wailea, and Manoli's amongst others will have dinner specials too.

Visit my website at www.GMMaui.com to learn more about my Hot Picks and Maui Real Estate information.

Wishing a Happy New Year to all.
With Aloha,







Gary Mooers, RB, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, SFR, CRS
Coldwell Banker International Chairman’s Circle
Expect the Extraordinary
Coldwell Banker Island Properties at the Shops at Wailea
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Graduate Realtor Institute
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e-PRO Internet Professional
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Certified Residential Specialist

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

New Kihei Charter School Campus - Coming Soon



Our charter school in Kihei has been distributed over 3 campuses since inception. This is about to change as preparations are underway to break ground on a new unified campus for our South Maui students. The 63,000 square foot building will be located in The Maui Research and Technology Park with plans include 30 classrooms, an auditorium and a kitchen. The public charter school will utilize 58,000 sq. feet of the space and the balance will be leased to businesses. 

Kihei Charter School originally opened in 2001 with help from South Maui Learning Ohana and began as 60 students from 12th-12th grade. In 2005 they expanded to include kindergarten through 12th grade and now it's grown to 550 students. For years the campus has been divided amongst 3 different sites that were developed as to accommodate the school as it grew. Now they are ready to join together as one central campus. Students and faculty look forward to the benefits of having broader age ranges in the same location. Hopes are that these changes will allow the children and the faculty to learn from each other.  This is a testament to the forecasted growth on Maui. 
Plans for a seperate South Maui High School are still in the works and 
I'll be sure to keep you apprised as they develop.


For more information on South Maui Real Estate or o check out my Hot Picks, visit my website at www.GMMaui.com.







Gary Mooers, RB, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, SFR
Expect the Extraordinary
Coldwell Banker Island Properties at the Shops at Wailea

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Maui Home Prices Continue to Rise


As of November of 2016, the Realtors Association of Maui reports the home values were continuing to climb. Comparing to the same time in 2015, the median home price is up 15.5%. Novembers' results reflected the 10th month in 2016 that we were over 600k, in 2015 that figure was 3.  The most active market was Central Maui, up 10% with 316 home sales. The neighborhood reflecting the highest single family sales prices over the year were Kihei-Makena with 21 homes exchanging hands for a median price of 3.1 million. Kapalua came in 2nd with 12 homes at a median price of 2.8 mil. These figures validate that it is still a great time to buy, sell and invest on Maui. Contact me to help you reach your Maui goals.

For more information on Maui Real Estate or to view my Hot Picks visit my website at www.GMMaui.com or give me a call at 808-891-8989 to discuss your real estate needs.

With aloha,







Gary Mooers, RB, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, SFR, CRS
Coldwell Banker International Chairman’s Circle
Expect the Extraordinary

Coldwell Banker Island Properties at the Shops at Wailea

(808) 891-8989 Direct
(808) 442-1051 Fax

Realtor/Broker
Graduate Realtor Institute
Accredited Buyers Representative
e-PRO Internet Professional
Short Sale/REO Specialist
Certified Residential Specialist

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Wishing all a "Maui Christmas"


It's winter in Hawaii, the surf is up!
The sun is shining, there's always a chance for passing showers and every day is a beach day. 
Hiking, biking, surfing, shopping, wining and dining - something for everyone.
Maui is a paradise for all who come to frolic and play "In the land where palm trees sway...".  

Wishing you warmth, health and abundant happiness today and throughout the New Year. 

If you would like to keep an eye on Maui Real Estate or my latest Hot Picks
check out my website at www.GMMaui.com or give me a call at 808-891-8989

Warmest aloha and blessings,
Gary Mooers, R(B) - Maui Real Estate Specialist 
                           Coldwell Banker International Chairman’s Circle

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Graduate, Realtor Institute
Accredited Buyers Representative
e-PRO Internet Professional
Short Sale/REO Specialist
Certified Residential Specialist





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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Maui Realtor Gary Mooers Ranks High on Zillow.com

I was pleased to receive this 5 star review on www.Zillow.com. This one being a little different as it provides insight on not just this situation, but my work ethic and standards when helping out-of-towners acquire MauI Real Estate.

"I feel a little bit guilty about the events leading to our finally acquiring our piece of paradise. Gary spent almost 2 years sending us information, and 4 very long days "on island" driving us to dozens of the sites. He earned every cent of his fee. We were frustrated and you need to understand the underlying issues of the listings. Some Sellers were "testing the market" with no intention to sell, ,some listed it the same day they bought it hoping for a Bonanza profit. Some were normal, legitimate sellers you would expect, looking for buyers. It was not possible to determine which type of "seller" you were dealing with. Gary was very savvy on what a reasonable price would be. He steered us away form a lower priced complex that had a beach erosionprblem pending that would have costed each owner a huge assessment. He wants to sell you an unit, it's his job, but he will gently push you to your appropriate complexes and units. I'certain there were times he was tempted to "fib" to get us to buy something, but he didn't. The end result was that he finally got his commission (might have been minimum wage : ) considering the extent of his effort), but I would recommend him without any       reservation. There are people who do their job because they love it, and people who are in it just for the money. Gary is one of the former. You will not be disappointed. Check out Kihei Beach 109."
Gary K., November 2016

If you're interested in learning more and keeping an eye on Maui Real Estate, check out my Hot Picks at www.GMMaui.com or give me a call at 808-891-8989 to discuss your specific needs.

With aloha,

Gary Mooers, RB, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, SFR

Expect the Extraordinary

Coldwell Banker Island Properties at the Shops at Wailea

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Stunning Wailea Point


Immaculate front row unit in one of South Maui's most prestigious developments, Wailea Point. 
The expansive floorpan reflects 2 combined units and overlooks the waters edge from your own personal lanai. 5 bedrooms, 7 baths with over 6,000 sq. ft. of seamless indoor/outdoor living. Sophisticated finishes with automated security/privacy blinds and a smart floor plan make this a once in a lifetime opportunity. Walk the beach path for the ultimate in world class dining at adjacent, 

The Wailea Point development has 24 hour gated security, 2 large pool areas with kitchens, tennis courts, and is a perfect location for the discerning buyer looking for the ultimate Maui lifestyle. 

Share with a friend and give me a call at 808-891-8989 for inquiries or check out my website at www.GMMaui.com.








Gary Mooers, RB, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, SFR

Expect the Extraordinary
Coldwell Banker Island Properties at the Shops at Wailea

Realtor/Broker
Graduate Realtor Institute
Accredited Buyers Representative
e-PRO Internet Professional

Short Sale/REO Specialist

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

The New Shearwater Tavern Kihei in Azeka Mauka

The old Stella Blues location in Azeka Mauka, is a new gastropub with comfort food and high quality craft beers. Creative culinary delights and sourcing locally whenever possible. DK Kodama, the owners of Sansei Restaurants on 3 islands, and steakhouses and tapas bars in Waikiki. Their experience proves that they know how to stay "ahead of the curve". Posole', ox-tail poutine, hand tossed pizzas, salads, great burgers, and BBQ to name a few options.  Try them out next time you're in town, it's certain not to disappoint.

For current Maui Real Estate News or to check out the latest Hot Picks, check out my website at www.GMMaui.com or give me a call at 808-891-8989.

With aloha,








Gary Mooers, RB, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, SFR
Expect the Extraordinary
Coldwell Banker Island Properties at the Shops at Wailea

Realtor/Broker
Graduate Realtor Institute
Accredited Buyers Representative
e-PRO Internet Professional

Short Sale/REO Specialist





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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Roy Yamaguchi's Humble Market Kitchen at Wailea Beach Marriott - Now Open

HUMBLE MARKET KITCHIN by Roy Yamaguchi has newly opened at Wailea Beach Resort—Marriott, Maui. Following a $100 million re-imagination, the property is aimed to be the ultimate “foodie” destination for locals and tourists alike with the debut of Chef Roy’s newest culinary concept.

The pioneer of the Hawaii Regional Cuisine returns to his island roots with this venture as an ode to his grandfather who immigrated to Hawaii, and draws inspiration from his island roots and from various local cuisines—Japanese, Filipino, Chinese and Hawaiian—to create his internationally influenced, Hawaiian-inspired menu.

Perched on one of the highest points at the resort, Wailea Beach Resort’s signature restaurant offers indoor/outdoor dining, panoramic ocean views and a design inspired by the surrounding mountains and sea: a perfect complement to Chef Roy’s cuisine. The approachable and organic design, in addition to the diverse menu, will make for an enticing dining destination, perfect for both a casual family meal and a romantic night out. Consider this dynamic establishment next time you're looking to spend time with a special someone.

For more information on Maui Real Estate or to view my Hot Picks visit my website at www.GMMaui.com.
With Aloha,








Gary Mooers, RB, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, SFR

Expect the Extraordinary
Coldwell Banker Island Properties at the Shops at Wailea

Realtor/Broker
Graduate Realtor Institute
Accredited Buyers Representative
e-PRO Internet Professional
Short Sale/REO Specialist

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Hawaii's Last Sugar Factory Closes Down - Maui Sugar, The End of an Era



As the year turned over, so did the focus for A & B and the sugar cane on Maui. All cane burning has ceased and HC&S' final sugar boat pulled out of Kahului Harbor this morning. The community awaits the next plan for a diversified agricultural model for the 27,000 acres of what we've known as green landscape. This has stirred mixed feelings as hundreds of our fathers and brothers are loosing jobs, and on the other hand the air quality is up for great improvement. A & B is the master of entitlements for Maui and will be for years to come. They control the land and they control the water via their subsidiary, East Maui Irrigation. For now, what is certain is A & B is moving forward with new projects in Wailea, a large housing project at the entry to Kihei, proposed large residential subdivision in Hali'imaile, and probably a lot more… Stay tuned and I'll keep you apprised as things progress over 2017.

For more information on Maui Real estate and new development opportunities visit my website at www.GMMaui.com.

With Aloha,
Gary Mooers, R(B)
Coldwell Banker International Chairman’s Circle

(808) 891-8989 • Direct
(808) 442-1051 • Fax
Gary@GMMaui.com • Email
www.GMMaui.com • Website
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Some of Gary’s Accreditations:
Graduate, Realtor Institute
Accredited Buyers Representative
e-PRO Internet Professional
Short Sale/REO Specialist
Certified Residential Specialist

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Gary Mooers Scores High on Zillow

Gary Mooers gains an another 5 star review!!!
"Gary is a true professional! This is Gary's approach in ever single part of our search for just the right property an every step of our escrow and purchase. Gary went above and beyond for making sure the property was in excellent condition upon close of our escrow. Best experience ever!"
Howie P.
Kihei Buyer, 2016

More Zillow Here

For more information on Maui Real Estate or to check out my latest 'Hot Picks' visit my website at www.GMMaui.com

Gary Mooers, RB, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, SFR

Expect the Extraordinary

Coldwell Banker Island Properties at the Shops at Wailea

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Fax

Realtor/Broker
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e-PRO Internet Professional

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Whales are Back to Maui

Humpback whales spend their summer months in Alaska, storing and feeding off of the nutrient rich waters. As soon as the temperature starts to drop they begin their migration South, and although some head to Mexico and other areas of the Pacific, the majority spend their winters in Hawaii. They can be up to 50 tons and most are found in the shallow waters between Maui, Molokai and Lanai. Here the average depth is about 300 feet and a great "kiddie pool" for birthing and teaching newborn calf. With a few local charter boats, and even from off-shore on the Pali, you can see them with the naked eye in their natural habitat. Maui is big on whales, it never gets old. Maui Ocean Center and Pacific Whale Foundation are places on Maui to teach us all about them.  PacificWhale.org


To learn more about Maui Real Estate or check out my Hot Picks, visit my website at www.GMMaui.com.

Gary Mooers, R(B)
Coldwell Banker International Chairman’s Circle
(808) 891-8989 • Direct
(808) 442-1051 • Fax
Gary@GMMaui.com • Email
www.GMMaui.com • Website

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Some of Gary’s Accreditations:
Graduate, Realtor Institute
Accredited Buyers Representative
e-PRO Internet Professional
Short Sale/REO Specialist
Certified Residential Specialist

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Maui Visitor Totals Expected to Reach New Heights

As of October, we are up 4.2% in visitor totals when compared to the same time last year, according to Hawaii Tourism Authority reports. The traditionally slow month of September showed an extremely strong comeback of 10% more than in 2015. The busiest month thus far in the year being in July and showing a strong year with 4% over last. December typically follows as the 2nd busiest month for incoming visitors and you can certainly feel feel it over this busy holiday season.

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Mahalo,
Gary Mooers, R(B)
Coldwell Banker International Chairman’s Circle
(808) 891-8989 • Direct
(808) 442-1051 • Fax
Gary@GMMaui.com • Email
www.GMMaui.com • Website

Some of Gary’s Accreditations:
Graduate, Realtor Institute
Accredited Buyers Representative
e-PRO Internet Professional
Short Sale/REO Specialist
Certified Residential Specialist

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Kihei Maui Welcomes the New Belle Surf Cafe

Introducing The New Belle Surf Cafe in Kihei Maui...
The new Bell Surf Cafe has recently debuted with a niche for extremely high quality coffees. Started by a mother of 3, this little nook is quite a treat. Using only the highest quality beans from places like Ethiopia, Columbia, Honduras. Owners have brought their special family recipes from the South of France to share with Maui, with a selection of sweet and savory crepes, crostini and salads. Support small business, stop by when you're in town. More details

For more information on Maui Real Estate and opportunities and Hot Picks, visit my website at www.GMMaui.com.








Gary Mooers, RB, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, SFR
Expect the Extraordinary
Coldwell Banker Island Properties at the Shops at Wailea

Realtor/Broker
Graduate Realtor Institute
Accredited Buyers Representative
e-PRO Internet Professional

Short Sale/REO Specialist

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Newly Available at the Island Surf building - MAUI


Remodeled and up on the 5th floor to catch ocean views and cool trade wind breezes. 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with a huge lanai for ocean and Haleakala views. Near the skate rink, park and beach volleyball, and just downstairs enjoy the shops, restaurants and conveniences of Kihei. Great for a tropical getaway or a solid vacation rental at 530k. Details here.

For more Real Estate information visit my website at www.GMMaui.com or give me a call at 808-891-8989 to discuss.

Mahalo,

Gary Mooers, RB, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, SFR, CRS
Coldwell Banker International Chairman’s Circle
Expect the Extraordinary

Coldwell Banker Island Properties at the Shops at Wailea

(808) 891-8989 Direct
(808) 442-1051 Fax

Realtor/Broker
Graduate Realtor Institute
Accredited Buyers Representative
e-PRO Internet Professional
Short Sale/REO Specialist
Certified Residential Specialist

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Maui Investment Opportunity in Kamaole Sands


Across the street from the white sands and crystal blue ocean of Kamaole Beach III, is Kamaole Sands is a complex is full of amenities and conveniently located near shopping, restaurants and Kihei beach town conveniences. Unit 9-202 is a top-to-bottom remodel priced at 439k. The resort atmosphere is 23 acres with 2 pools, a hot tub, tennis courts and multiple BBQ areas. Surrounded by tropical landscape in a highly desirable South Kihei location near Wailea, these vacation rental condos are an awesome investment opportunity on Maui with minimal risk. More details here.

For more information on Maui Real Estate give me a call at 808-891-8989 or visit my website at www.GMMaui.com.








Gary Mooers, R(B)
Coldwell Banker International Chairman’s Circle

(808) 891-8989 • Direct
(808) 442-1051 • Fax
Gary@GMMaui.com • Email
www.GMMaui.com • Website

Some of Gary’s Accreditations:
Graduate, Realtor Institute
Accredited Buyers Representative
e-PRO Internet Professional
Short Sale/REO Specialist
Certified Residential Specialist

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Reservations Required for SUNRISE at Haleakala National Park


Effective February 1, 2017, those looking to view the sunrise at Haleakala National Park are going to have to plan ahead and get a reservation. Passes will be required to enter the park, lim ited to the parking spaces that are available and those without reserved access will be limited to park hours between 7a-7p, so be sure to prepare. Strict measures are a result of overcrowded vehicle access and damage to park infrastructure, vegetation, and critical habitat for endangered species such as the Hawaiian petrel and Haleakalā silversword. Passes and details available at www.Recreation.gov.

For information onMaui Real Estate and to check out my hot picks, visit www.GMMaui.com.








Gary Mooers, RB, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, SFR, CRS
Coldwell Banker International Chairman’s Circle
Expect the Extraordinary

Coldwell Banker Island Properties at the Shops at Wailea

(808) 891-8989 Direct
(808) 442-1051 Fax

Realtor/Broker
Graduate Realtor Institute
Accredited Buyers Representative
e-PRO Internet Professional
Short Sale/REO Specialist
Certified Residential Specialist


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Monday, December 5, 2016

Gary Mooers Scores Big Reviews on Zillow.com

"I have had the opportunity to solicit properties through Gary, he was very forthright and was able to determine my needs and show me a number of properties that would worker my family. Thought the course of Gary's negotiation processI was able to purchase a property in Kihei, Maui. Gary continues to send mailers and emails to keep in touch as to what the market opportunity is, he is not a one-time pony where I have seen realtors sell you a property and forget about you. Very professional and I would most certainly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell property."
- Brian W. October, 2016    More Zillow Here.

For more information on Maui Real Estate or to view my hot picks check out my website at www.GMMaui.com.










Gary Mooers, RB, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, SFR, CRS
Coldwell Banker International Chairman’s Circle
Expect the Extraordinary

Coldwell Banker Island Properties at the Shops at Wailea

(808) 891-8989 Direct
(808) 442-1051 Fax

Realtor/Broker
Graduate Realtor Institute
Accredited Buyers Representative
e-PRO Internet Professional
Short Sale/REO Specialist
Certified Residential Specialist

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Ritz Carlton Kapalua Under New Ownership


The Ritz Carlton Kapalua has sold yet again for the second time in the past two years. Trinity Investments and Area Property Partners accrued the five-diamond, AAA 49-acre property with a county tax assessment of $40.7 million. On the hillside of west Maui, it is is one of Hawaii's most prized and highly acclaimed resorts. Originally built in 1992, it was closed for an extensive renovation in 2007 which included converting some rooms to condominiums. Past Trinity investments on Maui include the Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, The Embassy Suites in Kaanapali and Honua'ula (aka Wailea 670) in Wailea. This recent acquisition sets the tone for improved upgrades in both leisure and group guest experience on the west side. I will continue to keep you apprised as the next chapter unfolds.

Visit my website at www.GMMaui.com for Hot Picks and a more in depth look at Maui Real Estate.









Gary Mooers, R(B)
Coldwell Banker International Chairman’s Circle

(808) 891-8989 • Direct
(808) 442-1051 • Fax
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