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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

6 tips to give you an edge over other applicants

We know Maui is an extremely competitive rental market. Even though we encourage owners to put more units into long-term rentals, inventory remains low. There are effective things prospective tenants can do to make their application stand out.

Apply online in advance

If you have […]

6 tips to give you an edge over other applicants2018-09-23T10:01:27-10:00

Services help timely rent payments build or repair credit

Previously, diligently paying your rent on time may have made you a good tenant, but those timely payments were not reflected in your credit history. Fortunately for renters, that is all changing. Several companies now help tenants report rental payments to the three major […]
Services help timely rent payments build or repair credit2018-09-11T08:56:49-10:00

How owners can navigate the growing demand for service animal accommodation

Service animals are a great benefit to those with a disability, providing intellectual, mental, sensory or physical support to help their owner navigate the world. However, learning how to accommodate service animals in housing, especially in “no pet” properties, and can be confusing.The laws […]
How owners can navigate the growing demand for service animal accommodation2018-08-31T14:17:34-10:00

The Pros and Cons of Property Self-Management

Owning rental units can seem like a lucrative income stream, especially on Maui where the rents are high. Homeowners also see renting out ohana units on the property where they live as a way to reduce their monthly mortgage expenses. But before you decide […]
The Pros and Cons of Property Self-Management2018-07-31T13:25:02-10:00