Conde Naste Names Maui #1 Island in the World…Again


Maui News
Maui named tourists’ top stop — again
October 14, 2010 – By HARRY EAGAR Staff Writer
(Excerpts of this blog post are from above mentioned Maui News Article)

As usual, Maui was named Best Island in the World by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. In facty the island finished first 16 times out of 20!

Additionally, Maui’s score was the best of any tourist destination, island or not: 90.7.
Maui has finished first 16 times out of 20 in the magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Island in the World and has never finished lower than first among Pacific islands in the 20 years the readers have ranked islands. (The awards are in their 23rd year.)

“After a successful summer season, this is simply more wonderful news for Maui,” said Terryl Vencl, executive director of the Maui Visitors Bureau. “We are blessed with stunning natural beauty, world-class service, top-notch activities, excellent restaurants and myriad accommodation options.”

Mayor Charmaine Tavares said: “Our cherished host culture and the gracious aloha of our residents continue to make such awards possible.”

Maui Hotels are the Best in the World too…


Four Seasons Maui

Maui hotels also swept the “Top Hawaii Resorts” list.

#1. The Four Seasons at Wailea
#2 Hotel Hana-Maui and Honua Spa
#3 Four Seasons Hualalai
#4 Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay
#5 Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele.

Maui properties ranked in the Top 20 were Fairmont Kea Lani, ninth; the Grand Wailea, 11th; Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, 15th; and Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa and Westin Maui Resort & Spa, tied for 20th along with Kauai Marriott and Beach Club.


Hotel Hana Maui

Maui is a great place to visit & time and time again named the #1 Island in the World…why not call it home!

CONTACT ECOBROKER, REALTOR (S) MEGHAN CLAIR TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MAUI REAL ESTATE

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
MauiGreenRealtor@Gmail.com
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone
Coldwell Banker Island Properties

NEW LISTING! Fully Remodeled Condo $105,000

Investor’s Dream Opportunity
Turn Key Fully Remodeled 2 Bedroom/ 1 Bath Ground Floor Condo in Honokowai, Maui! Directly across the Street from Honokowai Beach Park and the Ocean


Honokowai Beach Park across street


Bedroom with new floors, closets, paint


Kitchen with all new appliances, counters, fixtures and floors!

Turn Key Investment Opportunity directly across from the Ocean and Honokowai Beach Park! 2 bed/1 bath completely remodeled ground floor condo. New appliances throughout including Kenmore washer, fridge, stove, and range. New floors, countertops, baseboards, paint, and fixtures including toilet and sinks. Ready to move a tenant in immediately or to occupy yourself. One parking space. Great central location in Honokowai with close proximity to shopping, dining, and relaxing at the beach! Property is Leasehold.


Living Room


Remodeled Bathroom with new vanity, toilet, sink, plumbing, floors, paint, fixtures

Property does not allow Vacation Rentals but can have long term tennants. Great Location in Honokowai!

CONTACT MEGHAN CLAIR FOR MORE INFO

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
MauiGreenRealtor@Gmail.com
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone
Coldwell Banker Island Properties

Kai Ani Village: EcoFriendly Live/Work Kihei Project

Green Building…The Key to Preserving Our Future
Kai Ani Village gives recognition to those that care for the environment by using ecologically friendly products and environmentally friendly construction practices to help combat global warming. The design of Kai Ani Village has been focused around the preservation of native wetlands and the integral use of green building, earth-friendly strategies. If you care about the natural world, the choices that give hope to the future of our planet are in your hands…support the environment by owning a Hawaii Built Green home at Kai Ani Village.


Base Price List

Hoku……….$459,900
Mahina…….$489,900
Lani………..$569,900
Nui…………$689,900
Kala………..$849,900
Mana………$859,900
Pono……….$899,900

Link to Kai Ani Village Site Plan

Contact Maui’s EcoBroker Meghan Clair for more information about this great EcoFriendly, live/work complex directlly across the street from the Beach in Kihei, South Maui.

Upcountry Sustainability Expo!

Mahalo to all the wonderful speakers, sponsors, attendees, and to Kamehameha Schools for hosting this great event. This was a Free gathering where Maui locals got to mingle with established Green businesses, and community organizations to become more educated on sustainability for Maui. Local Kahuna Kimokeo gave an early morning traditional blessing for the event and speakers throughout the day, including Gov. Linda Lingle’s Maui representative, George Kaya and Mayor Charmaine Tavares, spoke of the importance of sustainability and its future on Maui.

Attendees to the event also were able to purchase fresh local fruits and vegetables, sample food and food products, and receive information on the art and science of sustainability.

There was more than 30 vendors participating, including local farmers, renewable energy companies, and state and federal agencies. The expo also examined strategies from different companies on how to be sustainable as well as provide advice for individuals on ideas such as composting, community gardens, home wind and solar power production as well as conservation methods.

*All images taken by Maui EcoBroker Meghan Clair at event 2/21/09

The event was presented by the Kula Community Association and the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui and is sponsored by Dowling Co. and First Wind. Mahalos to Ron Montgomery for organizing this wonderful day upcountry!

Click here to see a recent Maui Weekly Article about the Sustainable Living Insitute of Maui, and a picture of Alex De Roode and Ron Montgomery.

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker

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

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

Tips for Efficient Water Use from your Maui Green Real Estate Agent

Test Yourself below to see how efficient you are with your own water use.
Follow the link to 100 Ways to Conserve Water

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Here are a few samples

#1. Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street.

#2. Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.

#3. Choose shrubs and groundcovers instead of turf for hard-to-water areas such as steep slopes and isolated strips.

#4. Install covers on pools and spas and check for leaks around your pumps.

#5. Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost vegetable food waste instead and save gallons every time.

#7. Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks.

#8. Water your lawn and garden in the morning or evening when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation.

#9. Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.

Full list of 100 conservation tips

Luxury Green Real Estate:78% of home buyers want more…

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The GREEN HOUSING MARKET is growing lush and luxurious…

According to the National Association of Home Builders, even as the housing market has moderated in many parts of the country, the demand for Green Homes is exceeding the available supply, despite the fact that green home building has risen 50% since 2004.

Why the growing appeal? People are drawn to making their homes healthier, living more lightly on the planet, and experiencing the economic benefits of saving energy.

IN A NATIONAL SURVEY 78% OF CONSUMERS SAID THEY WOULD CHOOSE ONE HOME OVER ANTOTHER BASED ON IT’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY, AND THE MAJORITY WOULD PAY MORE FOR ENERGY-SAVING FEATURES.

Maui’s First Female EcoBroker: Meghan Clair of Windermere Real Estate Wailea, can strongly assist SELLERS by making their Home stand out amongst the crowded inventory. Meghan is professionally certified to highlight the eco-aspects of their property to potential buyers, market their property on a variety of GREEN specific websites, and overall earn them top dollar for their home.

Meghan Clair can also assist BUYERS in finding homes that are healthier to occupy, more energy efficient to operate, and that are potentially more valuable in a re-sale situation in the future.

IT PAYS TO THINK GREEN, WHEN INVESTING IN MAUI REAL ESTATE!

MClair@Windermere.com

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EcoBroker Meghan Clair Interviewed by Netra Halperin

Aloha!

Please watch this video where I am interviewed by County Council candidate Netra Halperin at the Wailuku First Friday Event!

Scroll to 5 min 38 seconds to start at my interview.

IT PAYS TO THINK GREEN, WHEN INVESTING IN MAUI REAL ESTATE!

MClair@Windermere.com

Maui Film Festival 2008 Goes Solar!!!

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It’s that time of year again…The 2008 Maui Film Festival is approaching and the event is going green!

“At the request Barry Rivers, diretor of the Maui Film Festival, Rising Sun Solar has installed a 1.25kW Solar Electric system on the carport of the Four Season Resort to power the Sand Dance Film Festival. This is the first step in realizing the Maui Film Festival’s ultimate goal to have a 100% carbon neutral event.”

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Please contact Meghan Clair, Maui’s EcoBroker to learn more about the benefits of Solar installation.

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www.RisingSunSolar.com

www.MauiFilmFestival.com