Maui Meadows EcoFriendly Home Just Sold!

The market is on the move in South Maui!
This 6 bedroom/5.5 bathroom home with 2bed/1bath cottage listed by Meghan Clair of Coldwell Banker Island Proeprties just recently sold in 1/3 of the average days on market for the area.

Here’s what Meghan’s Clients had to say about their agent:
“We were very happy with the service that Meghan provided us. It was First Class all the way. From her sales presentation, to her use of media exposure, to the negotiations, and finally during the escrow process, Meghan worked diligently and professionally to help us. She went out of her way to make the sale happen. We got the deal done in 3 ½ months without any problems. We would definitely recommend her service to anyone who is looking to sell a house!”

Jenwei Luu
Maui Meadows, HI
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If you would like more information on SELLING your home on Maui…
Contact Meghan Clair Realtor(S), EcoBroker
Coldwell Banker Island Properties-Shops At Wailea.

Quality Marketing, 10 years Experience, Tech Savy, and Produces Results!!!

Meghan is one of the islands “Top Producers” and the current leader in the Maui Realtors Association for closed transactions (sold dollar amount) for 2013 with over $10.3Million in sales by January 2013!

Cell: (808) 463-8485
Email: MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com
Coldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea

Price Reduction on Maui Meadows Home and Cottage

Price Just Reduced on this Wonderful Maui Meadows property
Orignially $1,450,000…Now offered at $1,295,000

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Main Home: 6bedroom/5.5bathroom
Guest Cottage: 2bed/1bath
Private .5acre
Panoramic Ocean Views
Bonus game room and outdoor entertaining kitchen

FOr more information on this listing please contact Meghan Clair R(S), EcoBroker with Coldwell Banker Island Properties

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

Brought to you by Meghan Clair Realtor(s) EcoBroker
Coldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea
Cell: (808) 463-8485
Email: MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com

Price your house to sell quickly Market Trends Now!

Below is an interesting article I found online addressing “How to price your home in todays market” We are seeing the same trends here on the island of Maui. Maui is one of the best and most desirable home locations on the planet, so when your selling your home, it really does come down to the little nuances in property, and real comparables in surrounding neighborhoods.

Sellers need to understand the market as if they were a Buyer.

Gone, or at least quickly dwindling, are the days of pricing your home significantly over value becuase buyers are low balling offers…Pricing your home to sell is the real trend. Most of today’s Buyers are smart. Their educated on the area, their patient, and they’ve been watching the market for just the right thing at a fair price for possibly years.

Its important for Sellers to know values in the area too, that way the market will move forward. Buyers are awarding properties by chosing the best deals for the overall location, condition, investment potential, and price point. Pride of ownership care for your home combinded with knowledge in the area is sure to gain you top dollar and with less days on market when it’s your time to sell.

LINK TO FULL ARTICLE

A first-quarter survey of homebuyers and sellers done by HomeGain.com, a real estate services website, revealed that 76 percent of homeowners believe their home is worth more than the list price recommended by their real estate agent.

Homebuyers usually have a better grasp of current market value in the area where they’re looking to buy than do sellers who own and live there. Buyers look at a lot of new listings. They make offers, know what sells quickly and for how much, and what doesn’t and why. HomeGain reported that homebuyers still think sellers are overpricing their homes.

Your home is worth what a buyer will pay for it given current market conditions. This may not be the same as your opinion of what your home will sell for, or what you hope it’s worth. Relying on emotion rather than logic when selecting a list price can lead to disappointing results.

The prime opportunity for selling a home is when it’s new on the market. This is when it is most marketable. Buyers wait for the new listings. Usually, listings receive the most showings and have the busiest open houses during the first couple of weeks they are on the market.

This is the opportunity to show your house off to advantage with a list price that attracts buyers’ attention. Listings that sell today are priced right for the market. Buyers need to feel comfortable that they are getting a good deal.

Buyers won’t overpay if they feel home prices are still declining, and in some areas of the country, they still are. In areas of strong sales, buyers may shy away from multiple-offer situations if they feel the recovery is fragile and that prices may slide further before stabilizing. Even in areas where home sales have been strong in the first half of 2012, local practitioners wonder how long the uptick will last.

HOUSE HUNTING TIP: When selecting a list price, it helps to understand how real estate agents and appraisers establish an expected selling price or price range for your home. They research the recent listing inventory for homes similar to yours that sold. The most recent sales give the best indication of the direction of the market.

They analyze these comparable sales giving more value to your home for attributes that it has that the comparables don’t, like a remodeled kitchen. Value is subtracted from your home for features it lacks when compared to the sold comparables, like an easily accessible, level backyard.

It’s difficult for sellers to step back and take an attitude of detached interest in their home. But it’s essential to do so if you want to sell successfully in this market. For example, your home could actually sell for less, not more, than a comparable sale because you added a swimming pool in an area where most homebuyers would rather have a yard with a generous lawn.

If the comparable sale information suggests that the value of homes like yours is declining, select a list price that undercuts the competition to drive buyers — and hopefully offers — to your home. You can take a more aggressive stance on pricing if the comparables show that prices are moving up.

If there is high demand for homes like yours, you may receive more than one offer. But don’t list too high. It’s better to stay in the range shown by the comparables and expose the house to the market before accepting offers. The market will drive the price up if it’s warranted.

THE CLOSING: Don’t rely on rumors circulating in the neighborhood about how high a home sold. Prices tend to get inflated when passed from one person to another. Select your list price based on hard facts.

Dian Hymer, a real estate broker with more than 30 years’ experience, is a nationally syndicated real estate columnist and author of “House Hunting: The Take-Along Workbook for Home Buyers” and “Starting Out, The Complete Home Buyer’s Guide.”

For more information on Buying or Selling Real Estate on the Island of Maui please contact Meghan Clair Realtor (s) EcoBroker with Coldwell 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

EcoFriendly Homes for sale on Maui

Curious about what types of Eco minded homes are for sale on Maui?

Here is a link to 30 homes with ecofriendly features on Maui.
Priced from $256k-$12.4 million…there is sure to be something for everyone!

LINK TO ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES ON MAUI

Hokulani Golf Villas
Energy Star appliances, on demand hot water, energy efficient AC etc

Luxury Oceanfront Home, Kihei


LEED certified home on Maui

Learn More about Community Energy

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 Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker

Coldwell Banker Island Properties
MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com
(808) 874-8668 office
(808) 463-8485 cell

The Energy Pyramid

Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency are presently the most powerful tools in our transition to a clean energy future. As depicted in the Energy Pyramid, renewable energy is an important piece of our energy future, but the largest opportunities are currently in energy conservation and efficiency. There are many excellent resources for those researching these options, and a very small list is presented here. Please make conservation and efficiency your top priority, as you work to move your community into our clean energy future.

Benefits of Community Energy
Renewable energy and energy efficiency investments carry remarkable benefits including lower environmental impact, greater price stability, and greater energy security, when compared to investments in fossil fuel generation. In addition to those substantial benefits common to all clean energy solutions, Community Energy has several distinct advantages including:

*Greater economic benefit to local communities

*Increased local awareness and involvement in clean energy

*Communities are strengthened through their collaborative efforts


Maui’s Kaheawa Wind Farm provides 9% of Maui’s Energy


Solar Panal Fields
To learn more about Community Energy visit http://www.nwcommunityenergy.org/

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker

Coldwell Banker Island Properties
(808) 874-8668 office
(808) 463-8485 cell
MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com