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Maui Real Estate Stats That Stay Current

Our Maui real estate stats tables include area-specific median and average year-to-date prices.
June 23, 2017


Maui Real Estate Stats That Stay Current

Trying to get a feel for the price of Maui real estate? Whether you're in the market for a single-family home, a condo, or vacant land, keep in mind that island-wide medians and average prices are general. Those prices vary a great deal when you look at the many different areas on the island that are their own category in Maui real estate. Each month, the Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) releases its latest compilation of data on the prices, the number of sales and the sales volume.

We sometimes post updates on the island-wide trends, but the RAM report breaks down all of this data by area. It's a lot of information to load into one blog, so we want to recommend that you take a look at our Maui real estate stats page. This gives you three handy tables that are always current. One is for single family homes, one is for condos and one is for land. The tables tell you the average price and median price of all the major areas on Maui that have real estate. That means you have access to salient details without having to thread through the much larger RAM reports yourself.

While some of the averages can easily be skewed one way or another by a single luxury sale, the medians paint a much clearer picture, finding the middle of the spectrum of prices on real estate that has sold in that area. For that reason, we recommend looking at the median for the most accurate information.

Another aspect of the tables that we'd like to note is the fact that the data is always year-to-date (YTD), meaning it includes RAM's compilation of all the months in the year that have passed so far. We get this data as an automatic update, so you'll know about it as soon as RAM releases its monthly report. The current set includes January through May of 2017. The reason we have YTD tables rather than tables for each passing month is that long-term trends are much more reliable.

Here in Maui County, a small number of sales can sway the numbers drastically in either direction, up or down, but finding medians in a given area over a period of several months is going to be a more accurate representation of the actual trends, so you won't get thrown off by a huge percentage increase or decrease in a given month.

Last but not least, what makes these charts especially handy is that you can check to see a simple set of data that will show you how the median price of land in Haiku compares to, say, Makawao. Or you could be debating between Kihei and Lahaina condos, or perhaps Wailea versus Kaanapali homes for sale. Knowing how much real estate you can afford is one of the first important steps you take in getting into the market. Once you've got an idea of that, you can look at these tables to see which parts of the island are most likely to include property that fits your budget. Once you've done that, you can get into a deeper comparison by exploring the listings.

If you're interested in seeing the tables, visit our Maui real estate stats page, and if you want to check in regularly in the future, you may wish to bookmark it. If you need our assistance with your Maui real estate search and purchases, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We can help you hone in on properties that meet your criteria. Mahalo!

Sue D Cooley Celebration of Life

It's a COOLEYBRATION!
June 21, 2017


On February 18, 2017, the West Maui Community Lost someone very special. Sue D. Cooley left behind a legacy that will last for generations. Sue's Celebration of Life, known as a "COOLEYBRATION", will allow The Community to gather and remember Sue's Love of Lahainaluna which brought a multi-purpose stadium to Lahainaluna High School. This is an incredible opportunity for the West Side to honor her memory as we gather together to celebrate this remarkable woman.

Please join us to honor Sue D. Cooley with a Mahalo and Aloha! We hope to have every generation of Athlete & Student from the very early days of the school until the Graduating Class of 2017 in attendance as well.

*Live Entertainment & Refreshments
The Lahainaluna High School Foundation is asking you to assist with "Headcount" to help us plan for parking and refreshments. Please respond by emailing LHSfoundation@hawaiiantel.net or by visiting the LLHS Facebook page.


Two Bedroom Oceanfront Townhome Condo in Napili

A townhome with a loft, plenty of natural light, and views overlooking Honokeana Bay.
June 16, 2017

Two Bedroom Oceanfront Townhome Condo in Napili

Looking for a well-priced 2 bed/2 bath oceanfront condo in West Maui? If you're open to leasehold and you're looking for something with an interesting layout, this one could be the perfect fit for you. It features a loft, a covered lanai, and utterly gorgeous oceanfront views among many other charming details. The space is 958 square feet that feels much bigger thanks to the large mirrors and a wall of windows, both of which cleverly maximize the natural light.

Unit 25-C is a charming townhome that can be found at the Napili Point Resort in Napili, which is a delightful town situated at the southern edge of Kapalua. The resort is perched right above Honokeana Bay, which is just as scenic as it sounds, and this particular unit faces the water directly, so you can make the most of those turquoise ocean and pink sunset views. It also faces the island of Lanai in the distance, but you can see Molokai reflected off those big mirrors in the living room.

Napili Point is a low density property that features several types of floor plans, and this one is a two-story with an upstairs loft and bathroom. The loft is currently set up as a bedroom with two twin beds, but it would actually make an excellent office as well, assuming you wouldn't get distracted by the magnificent views. The layout puts the Master bedroom, bathroom, laundry, and living area on the lower level.

To the north of Napili Point Resort is The Kapalua Resort, and to the south is The Kaanapali Resort. Because of its convenient position in-between, Napili Point gets a good share of return vacationers, as the various owners often use the fantastic onsite rental program to make some extra cash. Honokeana Bay is one of the best snorkeling bays in West Maui, thanks to the many fascinating kinds of marine life that dwell among the reefs there. It's a big part of the lure to this location for visitors and owners alike. If you enjoy snorkeling, this spot is very hard to beat.

Nearby, you'll find four championship golf courses, spas, shopping centers and other attractions. In walking distance, you'll find Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay, along with hotels and restaurants. The many charms of Kapalua, Kaanapali and Lahaina aren't far away. All of this is available for your enjoyment if you're interested in a leasehold opportunity. The asking price is $849,900. If you prefer buying a West Maui condo outright, we would be happy to assist you every step of the way. If you have any questions about this or any other property on Maui, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

Renovated Condo For Sale at Kapalua Golf Villas

Explore the charms of this 2-bed/2-bath condo real estate listing at Kapalua Golf Villas.
June 09, 2017

Renovated Condo For Sale at Kapalua Golf Villas

If you're searching through property listings for the perfect West Maui real estate to call home, we'd like to share with you a wonderful 2-bed/2-bath unit : Kapalua Golf Villas Unit 23P1-2. Nestled within picturesque Kapalua, its island location provides convenient access to nearby championship golf courses, white sand beaches, shopping, dining, and other activities. If you're looking for both elegance and uniqueness in a condo, this may be the perfect fit for you.

The lovely views from this Kapalua condo for sale and its sheltered lanai include the ocean and the neighboring islands. The western-facing orientation of the building makes nightly sunset views an ideal backdrop for your evenings, especially when you're in the mood for an early dinner. Because this is an end unit, it also gets more natural light than some of its neighbors. The open, breezy floor plan even includes an additional door from the living room to the second bedroom, which could be used as an ideally accessible office.

Not only is this tastefully appointed ocean view condo unit for sale well maintained, but it has also been given a number of substantial upgrades where it counts the most. The kitchen has been fitted with new granite counter tops, cabinetry, lighting, and tiled back splash, along with all new appliances. Meanwhile, the bathroom upgrades include new cabinetry, lighting, showers and granite counter tops.

The exterior of the building has also been remodeled with new roofs, painting, landscaping, copper gutters and other updates, so you can expect elegance inside and out. Changes to the landscaping have provided even better ocean views than before. With everything at the Kapalua Golf Villas looking so fresh and new, it has become especially attractive to home buyers and vacation rental property investment buyers alike.

As for the amenities, there are no less than four enticing swimming pools, and there are gas barbecues should you feel like grilling up a delicious meal for friends and family. You'll also find covered parking and an on-site office with a manager. Other than that, all you can find around this location are stunning white sand beaches, exquisite shopping, celebrated restaurants, world-class golf courses, and places where you can hike, play tennis, go zip-lining, or relaxing and enjoying treatments at a nearby spa.

If you have any questions about this, other Kapalua Golf Villas for sale or any other Kapalua real estate, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We would be happy to assist you on your search for the right property for your needs. Mahalo!

Kapalua Bay Beach Part Of 2017 Dr. Beach Top Ten List

Kapalua Bay Beach earned second in the nation on Dr. Beach's Top 10 Beaches 2017.
June 02, 2017


Kapalua Bay Beach Part Of 2017 Dr. Beach Top Ten List

Love spending time at the beach? Not only does Maui boast more miles of beach than any other Hawaiian island, but one of those beaches has earned the No. 2 spot on Dr. Beach's 2017 Top 10 Beaches list. That was none other than Kapalua Bay Beach, a stunning spot that's worthy of the distinction, and located no more than a five minute drive north of our West Maui real estate office.

Stephen Parker Leatherman, known as Dr. Beach, is an American geoscientist, coastal ecologist, and author who compiles a list of the best beaches in the nation every year based on 50 in-depth criteria. It includes everything from water temperature and sand softness to number of sunny days and wind speeds. Leave it to a geoscientist to isolate fifty measurable factors in the environment to find the most reliably pleasant beach! Curious about the details? Here, you'll find Dr. Beach's 50 Criteria.

This year, Dr. Beach ranked Kapalua Bay Beach No. 2 on his top ten. His report emphasizes the amazing swimming and snorkeling at this amazing location. Not only are the conditions divine, but so is the beauty of this crescent-shaped strip of white sand. The beach is sheltered by the scenic, encircling arms of rocky headland that reach out into the ocean, anchoring coral reef that teems with marine life.

He highlights the soft sandy bottom that mingles with areas of coral, where you can find a vibrant collection of fish, and a concession hut at the north end of the beach where you can rent snorkeling gear. He didn't mention this, but many of those species can only be found here in Hawaii. What better place to enjoy them than Maui, where there are so many other fantastic things to experience?

As Dr. Beach also points out, good restaurants have been established nearby. Merriman's Maui is perched on the low cliff that overlooks the beach and the bay. Of course, there are also spectacular resorts nearby, along with spas, golf courses, and places to shop. Not to mention, Kapalua real estate includes some of the finest properties on the island, if you're in the market for a luxury Maui home or condominium.

If you need our assistance with your Maui real estate search, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. In the meantime, we hope you can make it out to Kapalua Bay Beach to experience its many charms for yourself. That way you can decide whether it makes the cut as your new favorite. Mahalo!

Blogs for June 2017

Maui Real Estate Stats That Stay Current

Posted on June 23, 2017


Maui Real Estate Stats That Stay Current

Trying to get a feel for the price of Maui real estate? Whether you're in the market for a single-family home, a condo, or vacant land, keep in mind that island-wide medians and average prices are general. Those prices vary a… Continue Reading

Sue D Cooley Celebration of Life

Posted on June 21, 2017


On February 18, 2017, the West Maui Community Lost someone very special. Sue D. Cooley left behind a legacy that will last for generations. Sue's Celebration of Life, known as a "COOLEYBRATION", will allow The Community to gather and remember Sue's Love of Lahainaluna which brought a… Continue Reading

Two Bedroom Oceanfront Townhome Condo in Napili

Posted on June 16, 2017
Two Bedroom Oceanfront Townhome Condo in Napili

Looking for a well-priced 2 bed/2 bath oceanfront condo in West Maui? If you're open to leasehold and you're looking for something with an interesting layout, this one could be the perfect fit for you. It features a loft, a covered lanai, and utterly… Continue Reading

Renovated Condo For Sale at Kapalua Golf Villas

Posted on June 09, 2017

Renovated Condo For Sale at Kapalua Golf Villas

If you're searching through property listings for the perfect West Maui real estate to call home, we'd like to share with you a wonderful 2-bed/2-bath unit : Kapalua Golf Villas Unit 23P1-2. Nestled within picturesque Kapalua, its island location provides convenient access to nearby… Continue Reading

Kapalua Bay Beach Part Of 2017 Dr. Beach Top Ten List

Posted on June 02, 2017


Kapalua Bay Beach Part Of 2017 Dr. Beach Top Ten List

Love spending time at the beach? Not only does Maui boast more miles of beach than any other Hawaiian island, but one of those beaches has earned the No. 2 spot on Dr. Beach's 2017 Top 10… Continue Reading

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