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3 good reasons to consider buying renter’s insurance

Many renters assume the landlord or property owner is responsible when things happen to a property. However, covering your personal losses in the event of things like natural disasters, theft and many other scenarios are not among a landlord’s responsibility. That is where renter’s insurance comes […]

3 good reasons to consider buying renter’s insurance2019-03-15T19:49:27-10:00

Has your tenant tried to use their deposit as last month’s rent?

Of the many complaints we hear from property owners with self-managed units, tenants trying to use their deposit as their last month’s rent is common. This can be stressful and create a financial burden for the owner.

The first thing owners should understand is that under Hawaii […]

Has your tenant tried to use their deposit as last month’s rent?2019-02-26T09:35:59-10:00

Establishing Good Landlord/Tenant Relations

Investing in property for long term rentals can be a lucrative real estate investment. However, owning property and dealing with tenants is not without obstacles. There is always a concern of the property being damaged or vacant. Every landlord wants to find “good” tenants. Most owners […]

Establishing Good Landlord/Tenant Relations2019-01-27T19:46:28-10:00

Why you should consider converting to long-term rentals

Vacation rental listing sites like Airbnb and Homeaway have majorly disrupted the travel accommodations industry. In Maui County, there has been an explosion of “alternative” short-term rental homes (STRH), including rooms in homes, apartments, cottages- even vans and yurts. Investment property owners may be […]
Why you should consider converting to long-term rentals2018-11-24T20:45:09-10:00

Cracking Down on Illegal Vacation Rentals

With the popularity of companies like Airbnb, vacation rentals have flooded the Maui market. Many are illegal- operating without the proper permit or paying transient accommodation taxes. Unfortunately this also means a large chunk of what was long-term rentals are now only available to […]
Cracking Down on Illegal Vacation Rentals2018-10-26T21:26:47-10:00