Friday, July 31, 2009

The Road to Hana in 45 Seconds

Kris Nelson, a Maui photographer, had the idea of making 450 photos of a trip to Hana, into a 45 second slide show. Perhaps if you have never been there you need to look at each photo for a longer time, but for me it just brought back the great memories of our many trips to that magical place. Below is the link to his blog post.

Incidently, Hana is a much nicer experience if you stay in a Hana Vacation Home for a night or 2. That way you can relax and enjoy the surrounding country.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Maui Short Sales

Now is a great time to buy property in Maui if you happen to have some spare cash, or not. There are so many short sales happening now that it is possible to get unbelievable deals on vacation condos as long as you have the patience to wait. It might even be worth it to carry a mortgage and use it as an investment property. Even though tourism in Maui is in a bit of a slump, it is still possible to bring in enough revenue to cover costs, especially if you are renting in the high season. The great thing is that you can claim all your expenses, including the interest paid on a mortgage. If you are not familiar with the term "short sale" you may want to have a look at the following article that I came across today.

Maui Short Sales