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We get a lot of questions about all things investing. Here are some articles we wrote to help you better understand different strategies, terminology and opportunities within real estate investing. 

How to Challenge an Insurance Company’s Assessment

How to Challenge an Insurance Company’s Assessment

How To Challenge an insurance company's assessment Challenging an insurance company's assessment from a catastrophic event can be a complex process, but it's important if you believe the initial assessment is inaccurate or unfair. Here's a general outline of steps you...

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Apartment Zoned vs. Hotel Zoned Short Term Rentals

Apartment Zoned vs. Hotel Zoned Short Term Rentals

Apartment Zoned vs. Hotel Zoned STRs on Maui On Maui, the difference between hotel-zoned and apartment-zoned condos primarily relates to their permitted uses and rental restrictions. Hotel zoned STRs are built and designed to be short term rentals. They typically are...

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How To Know if A Condo is Short-Term Rentable on Maui

How To Know if A Condo is Short-Term Rentable on Maui

How To Know if a Condo is Short-Term Rentable on Maui Short-term rental regulations on Maui can be complex, and they can vary depending on the specific location of the condominium and the local laws and regulations. Here are a few steps you can take to determine...

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Downpayment on a Maui Short Term Rental

Downpayment on a Maui Short Term Rental

How Much Downpayment Do I need to purchase a short term rental property on Maui? OK, I get this question a lot. A ton of investors think they can come in and buy up short term rentals on Maui with 10% down as a second home loan…. Nope, not happening. OK, well what if...

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Why Successful Investors Overpay for Investment Properties

Why Successful Investors Overpay for Investment Properties

Why Savvy Investors Overpay for Investment Properties Sophisticated investors understand that overpaying for an investment property can be a smart move. For example, let's say a property is listed for $500,000, but a sophisticated investor offers $550,000. The average...

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Why Good Photography is Key to a Successful Airbnb

Why Good Photography is Key to a Successful Airbnb

Why Good Photography is Key to a Successful Airbnb If you're looking to make money on Airbnb, good photography is key to creating a successful listing. Here's why: First impressions are everything: When someone is searching for a place to stay on Airbnb, your photos...

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What Are “On Island Agents?”

What Are “On Island Agents?”

What are 'On Island Agents?' If you are planning on self-managing a rental property on Maui, most condo complexes will require you to list an “on island contact” that represents you in case of an emergency with your unit. This is someone who lives on island and has...

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Leasehold vs. Fee Simple Properties

Leasehold vs. Fee Simple Properties

Leasehold vs. Fee Simple Properties If you're in the market for a property in Hawaii, one of the first things you'll need to consider is the type of ownership. In Hawaii, there are two main types of property ownership: fee simple and leasehold. Understanding the...

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Risks Associated with Investing in STRs on Maui

Risks Associated with Investing in STRs on Maui

What are the Risks Involved with Investing in Short Term Rentals on Maui? We know that if you buy right and manage correctly STRs on Maui can be very lucrative. But let’s talk about some of the risks involved with investing in short term rentals on Maui. Maui is...

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What Constitutes an STR on Maui?

What Constitutes an STR on Maui?

What constitutes a short term rental property on Maui? On Maui, any property that is rented out for a period of less than 180 days is considered a short term rental. That’s right. Anything under 6 months! This can include apartments, condos, houses, villas, yurts, you...

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Why Maui is a Great Place to Invest in Short Term Rentals

Why Maui is a Great Place to Invest in Short Term Rentals

Why Maui is a Great Place to Invest in STRs Sure, Maui is known for its beautiful beaches, warm weather, luscious rainforests, waterfalls, hiking, surfing and a myriad of other water activities, but did you know that Maui is also a great place to invest in short-term...

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