Sunday, April 22, 2012

Upcoming May Events!

Aloha,,,Check it out, see what's coming up soon..

Wailuku First FridaysMay 4, 6 ‐ 9 pm
Market Street, Wailuku
Enjoy live entertainment, great food, arts & crafts, shop specials, a beer garden, and fun all around town.
Info: (808) 878‐1888 or

Maui Classical Music FestivalMay 4, Makawao
May 7 & 11, Makena
May 9, Hana
The Amernet String Quartet joins other guest musicians at this year’s festival,
in four performances that feature works by Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms,
Gershwin and Dvorak at three historic churches on Maui.
Info & tickets: (808)878‐2312 or,

Maui MatsuriMay 11, Family Movie Night, 6:30 pm
May 12, Festival 2 ‐ 9 pm
UH Maui College, Kahului
The annual Japanese cultural celebration offers entertainment, food,
Obon dances, Hanafuda Tournament, exhibits, arts & crafts, along with
Cosplay and keiki activities. Maui Matsuri kicks off May 4, 6:30 pm with a
kimono fashion show, taiko drums and karaoke at Kaahumanu Center stage.
Info: (808) 283‐9999 or

Rights of NatureMay 15, 7 pm
McCoy Studio, MACC
Ala Kukui presents the first in a series of conversations on environmental concerns, with Thomas Linzey,
director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and Kapua Sproat, a Kauai native and Asst.
Professor of Law at UH, addressing the rights of the natural world.
Info: (808)248‐7841 or

Fringe FestivalMay 25 – 27
Iao Theater, Wailuku
Maui OnStage presents a weekend lineup of original drama works and
performances pieces in its second Fringe Festival at the historic Iao.
Info & tickets: (808) 244‐8680 or

Classical ConcertMay 26, 5:30 pm
Baldwin Home Museum, Lahaina
Harpist Tatyana Shapiro, the Maui Brass Ensemble, and others will play
favorites from great composers at this free concert.
Info: (808)283‐3576 or

Hawaiian Music SeriesMay 31, 6 pm
Baldwin Home Museum, Lahaina
Kory Kukahiko performs a free Hawaiian music concert at sunset out on the lawn.
Info: (808) 661‐3262 or

Recalling Hawai`iJune 2, 6:30 pm at MACC
This multimedia hula production

Art of Trash and Earth Day


Today was Earth Day. Everyday should be Earth Day.

Community Work Day Program "Facilitating programs that educate, inspire, and empower individuals and communities to beautify and maintain Maui Nui's environement which supports our economy, quality of life and unique Hawaiian culture." Nuff said.

I cruised by one of my favorite art shows yesterday at the Maui Mall. I could not make it to the opening the night before. The Art of Trash is a sweet show where artists use cast off, throw away, re-cycled materials to create unique works of art. It is so creative, so inspiring, even if you don't want a wierd creature sculpture or an amazing huge wooden drum gracing your home. You still have to admire and appreicate the creativity and humour that goes into these pieces. I liked "Our Lady of the Rake" a bit of a spoof on religious art, but thoughtful all the same. The drum was built by Bill Stroud of Haiku, Maui.

We all can do our part in standing for the Earth, if we don't, who will?

With Aloha,


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Great Weekend

Aloha All,

It's been a relaxing weekend, now moving into the golden glow hours of the afternoon..I feel rejuvinated after a perfect swim and some productive art hours with my friend in her beautiful studio.

Wonderful repeat guests, Cyn and Peter, and their whole family are staying for a week. Love this kind of action. Everybody gets cozy and shares their meals and enjoys the good vibes of this ol house. Hale Ho'okipa is perfect for family renunions.

We had a fun morning, that got our hearts pumping a bit. They helped me herd the ducks, keeping the mom and auntie duck from dive bombing me as I was trying to catch babies to give away. We were a three ringed circus running around the yard..I'm sure it's part of their vacation they won't soon forget.

All in all, it was a nice mix of folks this week, it usually is. An old friend from the Big Island was here doing a demo with his first class honey from over there. The Volcano Island Honey Company produces a pure white honey that is organic, raw and melts in your mouth. These folks have been at this for years, and from start to finish, their social awareness is to be commended. You can find them at Some of the most ono honey in the whole world! We learned alot about the plight of the honey bees, I can only hope that humankind wakes up to what we are doing with all the chemicals and pesticides.

I also had guests from Switzerland and spent the week showing property to then. Very sweet folks who are ready for a big change, Maui bound. Will be a great fun to work with them in

their new adventure.I love sharing Aloha, and helping folks with their real estate needs is great way to do so.

Yesterday I made it up to the forest for a great walk in the woods..The light was perfect and the air fresh and clean. It was quiet and my little Annie dog had a blast smelling every possible trail on our walk.

Feel the soft trade winds, smell the fresh air, and use your imagination for the dreamy quality of light right now.

Sending Aloha far and wide,


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Art Maui 2012


It's Spring and that means Art Maui (among many other wonderful things).

About 500 entries were submitted this year. I don't remember the exact number of selected works, but, less than 1/4 of those were selected.
Mine was not (boo-hoo) Alot of folks were sure it would be, but, alas, it is not hanging on the wall at the Schaffer Gallery. There were really only two pulled prints in the show, so, printmakers did not have good representation. Alot of outstanding photography was chosen this year. I also noticed alot of acrylic work as well. Juried shows are very subjective, and who knows what someone will like..

My good friend, Katherine Ayers, had a small beautiful watercolor chosen.. The show hangs until the end of April, and I think it can be viewed on line as well...check out

It's Easter and beautiful, baby ducks are getting bigger and cruisin all around the yard now..the tradewinds are blowing, and the sky is really clear. I had a chance to stop in at the orchid show for Easter and as always, was very impressed by what I saw..

Hope it's a sweet time of year for you, where ever you may be.

Much Aloha,


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Maui Real Estate

NEWS FLASH!!Early evidence of Maui’s Real Estate Market Turning.
This is the moment everyone has been looking for.
Maui inventory is at an all-time low. Buyers are actively looking. Maui visitor count is up, and so are the inquiries about real estate.
Maui usually has about 1,200 homes and 1,500 condos available for sale at any given time. We currently have about 750 homes and 1,100 condos on the market. This lack of inventory is creating competition among buyers. We are seeing multiple offers in the lower end of the market. Units in the $100,000 to $300,000 range have fierce competition and as a result they are in contract within days, if in reasonable condition and priced right. In numerous instances we are now seeing multiple offers and units close above asking price.
This is a new development. As an example, 4 months ago there were 5 Southpointe condos on the market, now there are none available. 4 months ago a 2 bedroom 1.5 bath Southpointe unit was selling for $125,000 and now they’re going for $135,000. That’s an 11% increase!

In the higher end of the market, things are changing slowly, but they are changing. Sales of homes of a million dollars or more in the first quarter of 2012 are up 20% over the same 3-months last year. However, condo sales in this price range are down. But we can’t expect the change to be apparent in all sectors simultaneously. Inventories have declined nearly 22% over 12 months. The US economy seems to be in a continuing recovery; the National Association of Realtors is predicting existing-home sales will jump 7 to 10 percent nationwide in 2012 to the highest level in five years, based on an "uneven but higher sales pattern" so far this year.

With interest rates still at an all-time low, buyers are ready and excited to purchase on Maui. Maui’s real estate prices are at the level they were in early 2003. With the coming months expect to see further shifts in the market as competition increases and prices will start the upward climb in a new real estate cycle.

Mahalo to Windermere Valley Isle Properties for this newsletter.

If you have thought about a home purchase on Maui, this is a good time to start your search. It may be challenging to find what you want, but, prices are still good and we hope to see an increase in inentory. I am available and ready to assist in finding your Maui home.

With Aloha,
Cherie Attix R(S)
Windermere Valley Isle Properties