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A Beginner's Guide to Architectural Home Styles
Knowing more of the specifics of architectural home styles will help your realtor find properties you'd be genuinely interested in, saving you time.
June 20, 2017
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You're buying your first home; congratulations! Now it’s time for the hard part: the research.

Real-estate listings sound confusing with styles of houses you aren’t familiar with, terms you aren’t sure of, and all the different things to consider such as the look of the house, location, the yard, etc.

We’ll help you sort out which house style is which and show you what might be perfect for your taste.

Knowing more of the specifics of architectural home styles will help your realtor find properties you’d be genuinely interested in, saving you time.

Split Level

A split-level style home has three staggered floors.

They were very popular in the 50's and 60's and still sell well today.

Ranch

Ranch-style homes usually have a low-pitched roof and are a single-story home.

Ranches often possess very open floor plans and have an L-shaped or rectangular structure.

There are also raised ranches, which possess the same basic model, but with two floors instead of just one.

Victorian

Largely popular in the late 1800's, this classic-style home often has bay windows, towers, sprawling porches, with an elaborate and usually colorful paint job done to the outside of the house.

Floor plans for Victorian-style homes are typically traditional with the kitchen at the back of the home and the bedrooms on the second floor.

Bungalow

Bungalows are usually smaller and have small second floors that usually just hold bedrooms and maybe a bathroom.

All the living spaces in bungalows are typically on the first floor, and they possess large porches.

These types of homes are usually found close together, as they are smaller and can fit more homes into space.

Colonial

Colonial-style homes originated in the 1600's.

They usually have two stories and are very symmetrical and rectangular.

There are also Dutch colonial homes which look very similar except for a barn-like roof.

Expedite the Buying Process

Buying your first home can be tricky, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the terminology.

Narrowing your list down to as many specifics as possible will help your realtor narrow down their lists and only show you properties you care about.

This assures your time isn't wasted and helps expedite the process.

We hope this beginner’s guide to the different styles of homes available has helped you narrow down your list of what you want out of your new home.

Hikes You Won't Want to Miss on the Island of Maui
One of the best activities you won't want to miss on Maui is hiking.
May 25, 2017
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While planning a trip, especially to a place like the Island of Maui, one can be greatly overwhelmed when deciding what activities to do in a limited period.

One of the best activities you won't want to miss is hiking.

The island of Maui is known for its various hiking spots, and including the hikes below you won't want to miss!

1. ‘Iao Valley State Park, Central Maui

This place holds great historical significance, as it was the homeland of the well-known, “Iao Needle and the site of the Battle of Kepaniwai.”

It is a 10-mile park where hikers and tourists can explore the blossoming scenery and its range of flora and fauna.

The park is known as a “spiritual rainforest” filled with waterfalls, hiking trails, picnic and BBQ areas, and swimming holes.

2. Twin Falls, North Shore

Twin Falls is another great hiking spot, especially for those traveling with children.

Tourists can visit various waterfalls and swimming holes. The main path divides into two paths, the left, and right fork. The left fork leads to a favorite waterfall at Twin Falls, whereas the right fork leads to an old rock stonework irrigation ditch.

If you continue walking on the path, you will reach to the “Caveman Swimming hole and Falls.”

3. Makahiku Falls-Oheo Gulch, Kipahulu

Oheo Gulch is also known as the “Seven Sacred Pools.” Makahiku Falls is one of them.

It is best to camp overnight at the spot to live up to its experience.

Seven Sacred Pools is a stream of fresh water swimming holes that begin in a high rainforest and join in the sea. The hike is not only suitable for experienced hikers but even those who are just beginners. 

Moreover, if you are looking for a romantic waterfall, this is the place to visit.

4. Waihe’s Ridge Trail, Wailluku

This hiking spot will take a person into the clouds with a breathtaking view. 

The Waihe’s Ridge Trail overlooks beautiful sights on each side; the Makamakaole Falls, the ocean, the rainforest valley and isthmus and Haleakala side of Maui.

5. Hoapili Trail

The Hoapili Trail is a 5.5-mile long trail and begins its path on the beach making its way upwards.

Along the way is an island lava field. The trail then crosses through a lighthouse and along the way beautiful views or archeological ruins are present.

Within the vicinity, tourists have access to faultless pools that are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or fishing.

6. Haleakala-Sliding Sands Trail, Haleakala Crater

It is the peak of the crater. 

The trail meanders into grassy regions, due to the declining elevation. Sliding sands continues to 4 miles till it reaches the Paliku Cabin, from where hikers can hike up to 300 ft. above the sea level.

This hiking spot is best for those who are up for a great adventure.

It has an expansive sight with the pulsating scenery.

Dream Maui Home Available
This dream home at Pineapple Hill Estates provides an exceptional opportunity to grab a home that defies all expectations.
April 02, 2017
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This dream home at Pineapple Hill Estates provides an exceptional opportunity to grab a home that defies all expectations. With a luxury interior, this home scores additional points due to its intrinsic beauty.

Another great point to this home is its location. It’s located on a large corner of the road, providing a mesmerizing view of the ocean, as well as views of outer islands from other sides of the home. Residents will also be able to catch a view of the Bay golf course in Kapalua.

This open home allows you to spend your time feeling a part of the natural environment.

The ventilation and breeze you’ll be able to experience, adds tremendous atmosphere to this home. Simply pull back the large sliding door to receive natural, fresh air throughout the day. Moreover, the house also has a sliding door that opens directly up to a private swimming pool, where you can spend time entertaining friends and family.

Details of this home include 3,939 square feet of living area, 0.47 acres of land, pool, and two-car garage.

With a spa setting, you won’t need to go anywhere else, owning this home.

The master suite features an ocean view, with the other three bedrooms featuring attached bathrooms.

Exceptional details in Brazilian cherry wood floors and Mahogany cabinets. Other details include travertine stone and granite counter-tops and beautifully appointed kitchen.

This is truly the perfect Maui home, so you won't want to miss this opportunity!

View the complete listing by clicking here.

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