Congratulations Baldwin High School!

Congratulations to Baldwin High School on being named the first Blue Zone Project Approved Worksite in Central Maui. For those that are unfamiliar with the Blue Zone Project, the project is a community wide initiative to make healthy choices. More than 80 percent of the employees at Baldwin High School signed a pledge to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Some of the practices that Baldwin High School has implemented include quite office space for downtime and meditation, micro breaks every hour for stretching, and overall practices that promote well-being. These small steps make Maui a healthier, happier place to work and live!

Great job Baldwin High School!

Double Digit Decrease In Listings For Sale



According to Inman News, almost every major market in the U.S. has posted double-digit decreases in listings for sale.

With the decreasing inventory, buyers are getting more frustrated with what’s available.  According to a recent survey by Redfin, 7 out of 10 homebuyers surveyed reported that they’ve faced competition on at least one of their offers recently, but 31 % say they would back off when faced with a multiple offer situation.

Our recommendation is that if you are interested in a property that is priced right, make your highest and best offer right away.  We see all too often when buyers come in at 80 % of what the property is worth, try to negotiate, and end up losing the property to another buyer that made a higher offer.

The inventory on Maui has also decreased in all districts.  See inventory report from August to September 2012.  The Central Maui and Kihei areas now only have 4 months of available inventory.