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Hawaii Live Webcam - View The Beauty of Kapalua, Maui

What does the weather look like in Kapalua right now? Get a look at what life in paradise has to offer with our Hawaii live streaming real estate webcam on Maui!
February 14, 2020

If you have always had your heart set on living in Maui, where you can enjoy sweeping views of the ocean, West Maui Mountains, and islands from afar, well now you can see what it would be like with our unique Hawaii live webcam. Our live stream webcam features a view from one of the top residential communities that Kapalua real estate has to offer.

Tropical View from a Premier Kapalua Home
Live Kapalua Webcam in Hawaii

Ready to buy real estate in Kapalua? Imagine enjoying cocktails at sunset by your pool, while palm trees sway in the distance and the blue Pacific Ocean sparkles back at you endlessly. Not only that, from time to time you can catch a glimpse of humpback whales in the distance. Sound too good to be true? Well it’s not, it’s just life on Maui!

The view from our Kapalua, Hawaii webcam is a home in the luxurious Pineapple Hill with great real estate for sale, an up and coming single-family residential neighborhood in West Maui. Within the Kapalua Resort, you will have access to some of the world’s top accommodations, including an all-star golf course where some of the best in the world play and is home to PGA Tour’s season opener, The Sentry Tournament of Champions. Also in Kapalua there are plenty of delicious restaurants including Sensei’s, Merriman’s, Sea House Restaurant, Cane & Canoe, and Taverna’s. You’ll also be a short drive to some of the world’s best beaches including Napili Bay and Honolua Bay.

We hope you take a break from all that hard work you’ve been doing and go catch a glimpse of what buying real estate and living on Maui is really like. We believe this live Hawaii webcam shows you the lifestyle that a Kapalua home for sale can afford you! Ready to start looking for your own property in paradise? Contact us today and our expert Maui realtors can help guide you through the process!

Special Performances by Paula Fuga & Henry Kapono at the MACC

Looking for an evening out filled with the beautiful sounds of Hawaiian to Reggae music? You are in for a stellar treat with this Artist 2 Artist performance!
February 07, 2020

Here at Sakamoto Properties, we don’t just value homes, we value the lifestyle Maui provides. Sure, we love the luxury west maui properties on island, along with the luxury oceanfront properties found here, but it is the chance to be a part of a community and a culture that celebrates all things good in life that we love the most.

That’s why we are excited to announce an upcoming Maui event that you will want to mark your calendar for! On March 13th, a couple of Hawaii’s favorite musicians will be on the island serving up some of their soulful sounds to all those present. Artist 2 Artist will be hosted at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, where you can enjoy a night under the stars with Paula Fuga and Henry Kapono at 7:30 pm.

If you are new to the Hawaiian Islands and haven’t heard of these two, you are in for a stellar treat! Henry Kapono is one of the best performance artists in Hawaii and is known for his musical range that includes everything from songwriting and composing, to showmanship, vocals and guitar. He’s won multiple honors, including a Grammy nomination and taken home some of the top Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards including, Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Single of the Year, and Album & Rock Album of the Year.

Accompanying Mr. Henry Kapono on that day will be none other than the lovely and amazing artist Paula Fuga. Her gentle sounds, incredible vocals, beautiful songs and powerful stage presence are what make her a must see for anyone on the islands. Her creative collection of music that mixes everything from Hawaiian to reggae sets the tone for the evening and will surely leave you feeling relaxed and joyful.

Right now tickets are on sale for around $35, $45, $65. Those wishing to purchase tickets for all three concerts are eligible for a special series discount; MACC members will receive a 20% discount and nonmembers will receive a 10% discount. You can order tickets either the day of, by phone, or at the MACC Box Office ahead of time. 

We hope you catch the show and contact us when you are ready to look at luxury homes in Maui. Hope to hear from you soon. Mahalo.

Hawaii West Maui Real Estate Market Stats for December 2019

Shopping for your place in paradise? We recommend checking out out the December 2019 stats to get a clear idea of when it is the right time to buy or sell!
January 31, 2020

The new year is upon us and as we look forward to 2020 and all the blessings it will bring, it’s also a good time to reflect on the past year. And in December in terms of real estate on Maui, whether you are looking for luxury real estate in West Maui or luxury oceanfront properties, the market is looking good and competitive, making it a great time to buy as prices are slated to increase over the next few months.

According to the latest statistics, throughout the island new listings increased slightly for single family homes but decreased for condos for sale. It appears as if a lack of new inventory is going to be a challenge moving forward, so prices are increasing as a result. If you are interested in listing your home, contact us and let’s take advantage of this time on Maui!

As for the West Maui real estate market, prices for both single homes and condo sales are increasing in certain areas as a result. We have broken the market statistics down for you to help with your real estate search.

Kapalua Real Estate

●        6 Kapalua condos sold for a median sales price of $1,155,000. That’s up from three the month before at a median sales price of $1,075,000. There were also three sold December 2018 at a median sales price of $1,500,000.

●        No sales of Kapalua homes in December 2019, 1 sold in November and it seems like this area remains steady compared to the previous year where zero homes sold.

Kaanapali Real Estate

●        Home sales were up in Kaanapali real estate compared to November.

●        Kaanapali condos, however, saw a substantial drop in the number of sales with only 9 sold compared to 27 in November. 

Lahaina Real Estate

●        Condo and single-family home prices increased as well as the total number of sales.

Napili/Kahana/Honokowai Real Estate

●        Home and condo prices increased along with sales where the median sales price increased by $400,000. 

According to the report, low mortgage rates are helping to approve the affordability concerns regarding rising home prices.  Mortgage rates for the end of the year closed at three-quarters of a percent lower than compared to a year ago.

That’s a quick peek at what is going on in the West Maui real estate market. If you are interested in seeing what homes are for sale here before prices increase in the Spring, then please give us a call so we can show you some of the top inventory on the island. We look forward to helping you find your place in paradise!

A Maui Beachfront Home for Sale in Makena You Do Not Want to Miss

Looking for privacy and luxury? This unique beachfront Makena 2 bedroom, 3.5 bath home might just be that piece of paradise you have been searching for!
January 24, 2020

You can easily get lost in a Maui MLS listings search as you attempt to find the ideal Hawaii real estate property with the perfect location and just the right amount of space. If you find yourself feeling a little overwhelmed with all the real estate options, we think you are going to love learning about this unique beachfront Makena home for sale. And in the end, if you like what you hear about this property, make sure to contact us and reach out to our agents and we can get you seeing it up close and personal in 2020.

Unobstructed and Private Ocean Views
4584 Makena Road

At this beachfront home in Maui, you will be left speechless by this 1-acre beachfront property located in the awe-inspiring Wailea Resort area. Wailea real estate is home to beautiful white sand beaches and other resort amenities, so the fortunate buyer will truly enjoy this Hawaiian getaway! Currently this luxury home is older than its neighbours but with 2 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, the potential here is limitless. Situated on Makena Road, you will be surrounded by a lush, tropical landscape where you can enjoy unobstructed ocean views just steps away from the beach!

Simply step out to your backyard with a freshly brewed cup of coffee and enjoy a morning stroll along the stretch of white sands. Or host a large outdoor gathering of family and friends where you can watch the sun dip below the horizon as you sip on some refreshing cocktails. The possibilities are endless and with an abundance of fine dining, boutique shopping, and outdoor recreation just minutes away, you are sure to find everything you need to enjoy your life here! Tee off on one of the championship Wailea golf courses or work up a sweat on the well-maintained tennis courts. Should you feel peckish, the Maui restaurants in the resort area are listed as some of the top places to dine on the island! 

Makena Real Estate
4584 Makena Road

If it is privacy, luxury, tropical living that you are looking for, you will find all that and more with this piece of paradise! And if you are interested in seeing what other beachfront or beachfront real estate listings are available on Maui, then we can help you with the home buying process!

Top Ideas for Celebrating Valentines Day in Maui, Hawaii

Want to show your special someone that you love doing life with them? Check out these ideas for how to spend a romantic Valentines Day on Maui!
January 17, 2020

Every February there is one day that we all look forward to and that day just so happens to be Valentine’s Day! It is a day filled with love, laughter, celebration and for taking a moment out of our busy schedules to recognize the people that we love. Whether you plan on celebrating this romantic holiday with that special someone or a group of friends, here are a few ideas for how to have fun on Valentine’s Day in Maui, Hawaii.

Book a Dinner Reservation

If you are looking to celebrate this day of love, go the classic route and plan a nice dinner to enjoy with your loved one(s) at one of Maui’s top restaurants! Whether you were thinking about Merriman’s Maui, The Pour House, or one of the other fine dining establishments around West Maui real estate, you are sure to enjoy a wonderful evening with the special someone(s) in your life! The Maui restaurant options for this event is almost endless but make sure to book a reservation ahead of time as this is one of the more popular evenings to eat out.

Escape for the Night with a Stay-cation Getaway

While your luxury Kaanapali or Kapalua condo seems like a personal paradise, a staycation has the potential to elevate an already special Hawaiian lifestyle! That’s why we think it is a great idea to get away for just the night at one of the abundant vacation rentals or five-star hotels and resorts. You could even make it a true Hawaii romantic getaway by making your way to the other side of the island for the evening!

Book a Cocktail Sunset Cruise

What better way to say I love you than with a champagne toast at sunset on the ocean? That’s what we thought! So why not do this Valentine’s Day right by booking a cruise out of the Maalaea or Lahaina harbor.        

Go on a Small Shopping Spree

Every girl and guy loves a chance to treat themselves to a new clothing item or new toy. That’s why we recommend taking your special someone(s) out shopping this Valentine’s Day. There are a number of shopping boutiques in West Maui, many of which are close to Kaanapali real estate and most Kapalua properties!

Get Outside and Enjoy What Maui Has to Offer

And since we live in Hawaii, why not get outside for this special day? Take your loved ones on a hike or an outdoor adventure activity like jet skiing, sailing, ziplining and more.

Those are a few of our top Valentine’s Day ideas for celebrating in Maui, Hawaii. We hope you have a wonderful and memorable time with your special valentine!

Blogs for February 2020

Hawaii Live Webcam - View The Beauty of Kapalua, Maui

Posted on February 14, 2020

If you have always had your heart set on living in Maui, where you can enjoy sweeping views of the ocean, West Maui Mountains, and islands from afar, well now you can see what it would be like with our unique Hawaii live webcam. Our live stream… Continue Reading

Special Performances by Paula Fuga & Henry Kapono at the MACC

Posted on February 07, 2020

Here at Sakamoto Properties, we don’t just value homes, we value the lifestyle Maui provides. Sure, we love the luxury west maui properties on island, along with the luxury oceanfront properties found here, but it is the chance to be a part of a community and a culture… Continue Reading

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