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Median Home Price Increase for Houses for Sale in Maui, Hawaii

Latest in Maui real estate news! Stay up-to-date when on the property market on the island. May stats are out and they show a price increase for homes.
July 12, 2019


Whether you are looking into buying a luxury estate in Kapalua or have been eyeing out beachfront properties in Maui; it’s never a bad idea to keep your finger on the pulse when it comes to the real estate market on the island.

According to the latest report from the Realtors Association of Maui, May continued to be a good month for home and condo sales. According to the report, the market overall is showing improvement thanks to a lower unemployment rate and higher wages. And while Maui is unique and doesn’t always follow trends on the mainland, it looks like the market remained steady in May and sales are looking good! Median sales prices are up overall for both condos and single-family homes. According to the report, prices are up 2.2 percent for single-family houses and by 9.7 percent for condos.

In West Maui, single family residential homes and condo sales were healthy. In Kaanapali real estate, there were two houses sold at a median sales price of $2,559,500. Prices are up from last month where there were two homes sold at a median sales price of $1,550,000, but sales are still down compared to the same time the previous year where there were six homes sold altogether. As for condos in this area, there were 18 condos sold at a median sales price of $1,003,500 in May. There were 11 condos sold last month at a higher median sales price of $1,160,000.

As for Kapalua homes, there were two houses sold at a median sales price of $2,550,000 and three condos sold at a median sales price of $895,000.

In Lahaina, there were six homes sold for a median sales price of $763,500. That’s double from last month where three houses were sold at a median sales price of $2,525,000. And as for condos in Lahaina, there were six condos sold at a median sales price of $497,500. That price is down a bit from last month where six condos sold for a median sales price of $537,500.

In the Napili/Kahana/Honokowai area, there were five single-family residential properties sold at a median sales price of $1,099,000. Prices are up in this area overall. Last month there were four homes sold at a median sales price of $995,000, and there were only three sold during May 2018 at a median sales price of $900,000. Condo sales are remaining strong here too. There were 24 condos sold at a median sales price of $470,000. There were 18 sold last month at a median sales price of $434,000 and 25 sold in May of 2018 for a median sales price of $500,000.

That’s an overview of Maui’s real estate market. Keep checking back each month to keep up to date about the latest in real estate on the island. Contact us if you have any questions and have a great week!

2019 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is Coming Up this FALL

When it comes to Maui events, there is a never-ending list of exciting gatherings to join throughout the year. Coming up this fall is the Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival and it is one that you won’t want to miss!
July 05, 2019

While living on Maui comes with its fair share of benefits, including being close to what seems to be never-ending stretches of white sand beaches and access to the wonder and beauty of Maui’s luscious upcountry area, this island is really like heaven on Earth. It’s true what they say in Hawaii, Maui is nō ka ‘oi (the best), because on Maui there’s never a shortage of memories to be made and fun to be had. Whether exploring the outdoors is your idea of a good time or attending one of the island’s thrilling events throughout the year, you’re never far from excitement here.

And when it comes to events, there’s a never-ending list of exciting gatherings to join in on with your friends and loved ones throughout the year. One such event that’s coming up this fall is none other than one of our favorites, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. Every year the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival draws an eclectic crowd of foodies and wine experts who gather against one of Maui’s most scenic backdrops to celebrate wine, food and culinary excellence on the islands.

According to the festival’s website, the event brings together more than 150 internationally renowned master chefs, winemakers, and mixologists. Hawaii Food & Wine Festival (HFWF) is a part of the Hawaii Ag and Culinary Alliance, a local non-profit. The mission of the festival is to shine a light on Hawaii’s locally grown products and culinary talent worldwide.

Throughout the years the festival has grown from a three-day event with 30 chefs in Waikiki to more than 20 events with over 10,000 attendees and 120 chefs spanning across three islands. That’s right, THREE! But that’s not all. Proceeds also go towards a good cause. Since 2011, the festival has donated more than $2 million to community organizations that support sustainability, culinary programs, and agriculture. Last year, the gala raised a record $384,750 for 23 non-profit beneficiaries.

So not only will you be able to try some delicious food and wine at this event, but you’ll also rest at ease knowing your dollars are going towards helping the community. We hope to see you there from October 5 through the 27th. And in the meantime, if you have any questions about Hawaii luxury real estate, check out our real estate corner and contact us today. Have a great week and we’ll be in touch soon. Mahalo!

Check Out the West Maui Real Estate Market Stats for April 2019

Trying to navigate Maui luxury real estate? When it comes to investing in real estate in Hawaii, you might want to take a look at the April real estate statistics!
June 28, 2019


When it comes to investing in luxury real estate in Maui, there are many factors to consider. You might be wondering when the best time to buy might be, or how much you might have to pay if the real estate market drops or increases. If these questions are lingering in your head, contact us and our luxury Maui realtors will help guide you through the real estate process!

But for now, let us fill you in on Maui real estate market trends from April 2019. During April, Maui saw an overall decrease in new listings of about 8.7 percent for single-family residential houses but an increase of 14.4 percent for condominiums. Pending sales increased by around 24 percent for single-family residential homes but decreased by 4.8 percent for condos. Inventory for both single-family houses and condos saw a decrease with inventory lowering by 11.8 percent for single family homes and 16.1 percent for condo homes. And while there may be less inventory, median sales prices increased by 12 percent to $819,500 for single family homes and decreased 13.1 percent to $440,000 for condominium.

Experts say most of the country experienced fewer sales so far due to disruptive weather. Coupled with low affordability, higher prices, and lower inventory, slower sales continued across most real estate markets. However, experts anticipate more sales for well-priced houses in great locations, such as Maui, will create more competition.

In West Maui, there were two houses sold in Kaanapali real estate for a total of $3,100,000 at a median sales price of $1,550,000. During March this year, there was only one home sold for a total of $1,150,000. And during April 2018 there were three homes sold for a total of $6,255,202 at a median sales price of $1,360,000. In Kapalua real estate, there was one home sold for a total of $3,270,000. During March 2019, there were two homes sold for a total of $4,400,000 at a median sales price of $2,200,000. During April 2018, there was one house sold for a total of $2,250,000.

In Lahaina, there were three houses sold for a total of $8,144,000 at a median sales price of $2,525,000. Sales are down in Lahaina compared to March, where there were seven single-family homes sold for a total of $10,218,000 at a median sales price of $875,000. During April of last year, there were five units sold for a total $4,272,500 at a median sales price of $761,500.

As for condos in West Maui, there were 11 Kaanapali condos sold at a total of $15,015,000 at a median sales price of $1,160,000. During March of this year, there were nine condos sold for a total of $11,698,750 at a median sales price of $930,000. During April 2018, there were 17 condos sold for a total of $21,721,500 at a median sales price of $775,000.

In Kapalua condo real estate sales, there were two condos sold for $5,800,000 at a median sales price of $2,900,000. In March, there were seven condos sold for $10,470,000 at a median sales price of $900,000. In April 2018, there were seven units sold for a total of $6,928,888 at a median sales price of $960,000. In Lahaina, there were six units sold for $2,873,666 at a median sales price of $537,000.  In March, there were seven units sold for $4,687,800 at a median sales price of $690,000. During April 2018, there were six units sold for $4,109,400 at a median sales price of $556,000.

That sums up the latest in real estate statistics in Maui, Hawaii. Keep checking back each month to stay up to date. We hope to hear from you soon and aloha!

Purchase a Luxury Home on Maui at 205 Plantation Club Drive

Looking for a luxury property on Maui and haven’t been able to find the right fit to meet your Hawaii real estate needs? Look no further because we have a Luxury Kapalua home estate with your name on it!
June 21, 2019


Are you looking for Hawaii luxury real estate and haven’t been able to find the right fit to meet your dream property needs in paradise? How about a West Maui home for sale that’s close to some of this popular Hawaiian island’s famous five-star resorts, high-end shopping, stretches of white sand beaches, and outdoor adventure activities? Well, if this sounds like you then keep reading because today we’d like to introduce you to a Kapalua home for sale that has your name written all over it.

Luxury Home Real Estate
205 Plantation Club Drive

This 4 bedroom, 3 and a half bathroom property for sale is truly something special. Located within the private and prestigious Plantation Estates, this stunning home for sale in Kapalua rests on 3.29 tropical acres and has everything your heart could dream of including a spectacular ocean view throughout the house and around the property. With a living area of 5,245 square feet, two car garage, and a 823 square foot ohana on the property, this luxury estate is the ideal Maui real estate investment.

Inside the sprawling estate, there are 3 guest bedrooms plus a master bedroom that is separate for total privacy. The master bathroom overlooks Honolua Bay so you and your loved one can sleep like royalty and wake up to see one of the most beautiful places in the world right from your bedroom window. There’s also a large pool on the property with a covered cabana with an outside fireplace and a Japanese style ohana that is perfect for those visiting in-laws of yours!

We hope you enjoyed looking into this one-of-a-kind luxury property on Maui and spend some time checking out the photographs on our website. If you have any questions about 205 Plantation Club Drive or any other property listed here on our site, then make sure to contact us today. We are a staple here in Maui and do our best to go above and beyond to meet customer satisfaction. If you are interested in seeing what other luxury properties are available on the Maui MLS Search, we have some choice picks including homes for sale in Kaanapali and condos for sale in Kapalua so you are sure to find just what you are looking for right here with our professional Maui realtors.

Get Ready For The 2019 Maui County Fair This Fall

Looking for a fun, family-friendly activity to participate in this fall? Look no further than the 97th Annual Maui County Fair for multicultural food, live entertainment, rides, and so much more!
June 14, 2019

If you are considering being a homeowner on the island then you have probably already weighed the pros and cons of making this island paradise a permanent place to reside. Whether you’re checking out condos for sale in Kapalua or scoping out land in Kaanapali, you are probably getting excited to become a part of the Maui community once and for all.

Other than being able to wake up every day in this beautiful island paradise, you will have the opportunity to attend some awesome events held on Maui throughout the year. And if you are looking for a fun, family-friendly activity to participate in this fall then look no further because the annual Maui County Fair is just right around the corner.

This Fall, on October 3rd through the 6th, you can attend the 97th Annual Maui County Fair with your friends and loved ones. Every year this family fun event attracts large crowds and invites the community out to enjoy some delicious multi-cultural food, exhibits, live entertainment, and, of course, RIDES!

Nearing almost a century old, this Maui island event never ceases to amaze its attendees. Last year alone, more than 90,000 people attended the fair, which is excellent news as the profits are donated to local nonprofits and various community organizations. The fair itself relies on corporate and local business sponsorships as well as volunteers for support so this community event can go off without a hitch and the money can be used to make our already beautiful island that much better.

While the rides and the food certainly attract crowds, there’s also a variety of fun contests to participate in that will have you and your loved ones jumping for joy. Enter your baby into the baby contest or join the NEW fire fried rice challenge. The Maui Fire Department is spearheading the Fried Rice Cook Off for their in-house culinary experts. With sample sizes available to the public for donations, our community is also invited to purchase one of a kind station specific MFD T-shirts. Donations from this event will go towards the Shriners Hospitals for Children Patient Transportation Fund, which enables children afflicted with injuries related to fires to receive the necessary medical treatment and rehabilitation therapy on their road to recovery.

We hope you’re as excited as we are to attend the fair this fall. In the meantime, if you need any help looking for a new home on Maui, then please do not hesitate to contact us. Our expert Maui realtors are here to help guide you through the home buying process and are resident experts when it comes to living in paradise!

Blogs for July 2019

Median Home Price Increase for Houses for Sale in Maui, Hawaii

Posted on July 12, 2019


Whether you are looking into buying a luxury estate in Kapalua or have been eyeing out beachfront properties in Maui; it’s never a bad idea to keep your finger on the pulse when it comes to the real estate market on the island.

According to the latest report… Continue Reading

2019 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is Coming Up this FALL

Posted on July 05, 2019

While living on Maui comes with its fair share of benefits, including being close to what seems to be never-ending stretches of white sand beaches and access to the wonder and beauty of Maui’s luscious upcountry area, this island is really like heaven on Earth. It’s true what… Continue Reading

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