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Condo Sales in Maui Increased this June

Attention Maui condominium homeowners! Now may be a great time to sell as prices are increasing on the island for condominium units across the board.
July 20, 2018


Condo Sales in Maui Increased this June

Attention Maui condominium homeowners! Now may be a great time to sell as prices are increasing on the island for condominium units across the board.

According to the latest statistics from the Realtors Association of Maui, the sale of condominium homes on Maui increased during the month of June compared to the same time last year.

According to the recent report, pending sales for single-family homes decreased by around 18 percent while sales for condominium homes increased by a little more than 8 percent. This is good news for condo owners looking to sell this summer as the market is poised to be an interesting one. The release states that prices are expected to increase as a result in the overall increase to the federal funds rate. And while the median sales price did decrease for single-family homes, it increased by nearly 20 percent for condominium homes, with the median sales price increasing to $515,000.

Also mentioned in the latest findings is that new listings for both of these markets decreased during June 2018 compared to June 2017, with single family homes dropping by 28 percent and condominium homes dropping by 32 percent in Maui. Inventory decreased as well, with an 18.3 percent decrease for single-family homes and a 24 percent decrease for condominium homes.

Other findings include the overall days on the market decreased by 4.7 percent for single-family homes but increased by nearly 10 percent for condominium homes. A months supply of inventory decreased by nearly 16 percent for single-family homes and 33.3 percent for condominium homes.

Prices are likely to continue to rise and it looks as if there will be an increase in housing supply as construction is slated for this summer.

That’s an overall look at the latest real estate statistics for Maui during the month of June.

A quick look at the sold residential real estate in Kapalua, two homes sold with a dollar volume of over 6 million which is down from May, but up from June. As for sold residential real estate in Kaanapali, 2 homes sold for a dollar volume of over 3 million which is way down from May’s six homes and a dollar volume of over 9.5 million.

If you’re interested in learning more about what real estate options are available on Maui then please take a moment to look through our website. We have a wide selection of real estate options to choose from under our new listings section and please contact us today with any questions you may have about real estate on Maui. We are always looking for ways to reach out and help newcomers to the islands find their way into their dream home so don’t hesitate and give us a call today. Aloha!

Live the High Life at this Ritz Carlton Condo

Near the renowned Ritz Carlton Resort and within the Maui Ritz Carlton Residences of Kapalua is an immaculate and tasteful condo for sale that will give you the luxury lifestyle you have dreamed about with all the desirable amenities you can imagine.
July 13, 2018

Live the High Life at this Ritz Carlton Condo

Near the renowned Ritz Carlton Resort and within the Maui Ritz Carlton Residences of Kapalua is an immaculate and tasteful condo for sale that will give you the luxury lifestyle you’ve dreamed about with all the desirable amenities you can imagine.

The new owner of this oceanfront condo in Maui will have access to 870 square feet of space to relax and enjoy the sweet scents and sounds of the nearby Pacific Ocean. With one bedroom and one bath, the next lucky owner will have just enough space to enjoy their quiet island retreat without feeling overburdened by too much stuff or square footage. That’s the one thing about living in paradise; you don’t need a lot of room, just the basics because more likely than not you’ll be running around and enjoying all the adventures on Maui or all that the nearby Ritz Carlton Resort has to offer.

If you are interested in this winsome condo for sale then you’ll be happy to know that homeowners here will be able to delight in all that this area provides, including access to not one but TWO championship golf courses, 10 tennis courts in a garden setting and beautiful beaches just a stone’s throw away.  Not to mention you’ll be around all the action on Maui’s west side including big surf, fancy restaurants, and exciting outdoor activities. If your idea of island life has you chasing waves then you’ll be happy to know you’ll be near the very popular surf spot of Honolua Bay and plenty of secret surf spots near Lahaina and Olowalu. If eating out every night at some fine dining locations has your mouth watering then you’ll also be pleased to find out that West Maui has some of the best chefs in the world. They’ll be right at your fingertips at restaurants such as Merriman’s, Cane & Canoe, Roy’s and so many more! So don’t wait and act now to make this beautiful space your next home away from home.

We hope you liked learning about this lovely condo at the Ritz Carlton Resort. If you’re on the market for your next home in Maui or are simply looking for new real estate property to invest in, then make sure to give one of our representatives a call today. Contact our agents and let them know what you’ve been looking for in your next home purchase in Maui. You might also be interested in exploring our current listings to see what options are available on the island. View some of the latest listings today and get a head start on your housing search. We hope to hear from you soon and can’t wait to see you on the beach. Aloha!

Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival Kicks Off August 10th

This coming August, you can join in a family-friendly event in celebration of Hawaii precious hula dance during the annual Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival.
July 06, 2018

Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival Kicks Off In August

This coming August, you can join in a family-friendly event in celebration of Hawaii’s precious hula dance during the annual Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival.

Every year this delightful event is put on by the Farden Ohana, Lahaina Hawaiian Civic Club and the Lahaina Town Action Committee as an ode to the late Kumu Hula Emma Farden Sharpe of Lahaina. As a highly respected Kumu Hula on Maui, Emma Kapiolani Farden Sharpe or “Aunty Emma” is known for her help in perpetuating the dance for the island’s youth along with her dedication to hula and Hawaiian culture in general.

Aunty Emma started dancing at the age of 15 under the guidance of Tutu Kauhailikua. She later expanded her studies under Joseph Ilalaole and Mary Kawena Pukui and eventually created this Maui-based Hula festival with Na Mele O Maui. Today her halau, Na Pua O Kapi’olani Hula Studio, and Napili Kai Foundation help to put on the festival each year and bring together community members and dancers to rejoice in all-things Hawaiian culture. Visitors should expect a day of exhibits, workshops, artisans and a celebration of a lifetime of achievement in the name of hula.

This year’s festival will be held from August 10th until the 12th from 9 am to 5 pm, near Front Street under the Banyan Tree. And if you happen to be in the neighborhood this fall and are also on the lookout for your next home in Maui, then let us help you along your journey. Sakamoto Properties have a wide-range of new listings available to search through.  From condo sales in Kapalua to homes for sale in Kaanapali, you are sure to find your next Hawaii real estate investment here!

Simply let us know what you are looking for and we will guide you through the rest of the process. You can reach us by visiting our contact page or by giving us a call today. Also, if you have any questions at all why not send those along as well. We have a special section called “ask us” where you can send us your question and we’ll do our best to answer it. We’re always willing to help so just let us know what you’re looking for in a home and we’ll get you into one in no time. Aloha!

Live in Luxury in Kapalua at this Exquisite Home

With spacious floor plans, tall ceilings, one-of-a-kind décor, the Kapalua home for sale at 1212 Summer Road embodies the luxurious lifestyle that has previously resided in just your dreams.
June 29, 2018


Are you in the market for a beautiful, high-end luxury home in Maui? Are you someone who loves spacious floor plans, tall ceilings, one-of-a-kind decor and a home where you can live out your island dream? Then we have a perfect fit for you! This 1212 Summer Road home in Kapalua is your next dream home in Maui and embodies the luxury lifestyle that you’ve always desired.

Perched upon a hill in the beautiful neighborhood of Pineapple Hill Estates, this home is second to none. Here you can see Lanai and Molokai all year around from the comfort of your yard and during the winter months you’ll certainly be able to spot the beautiful humpback whales while catching a picturesque sunset almost every night. Can you imagine? Here you’ll have privacy and a view! And did we mention it’s built directly on the 11th green and 12 tee of the most famous golf course in all of Hawaii- Kapalua Bay Course? Well, it is!

Designed by master architect Rick Ryniak and built by Gary Dixon Construction, this home comes with 8,178 square feet and is specially crafted by the island’s most talented home builders. The design brings the outside indoors with two unique indoor atria. The main floor comes with one level with easy access to an oversized, covered lanai area leading out to a huge, free form pool. Inside there are 3 ensuite bedrooms, including one that is handicap accessible on the main floor and 5 ensuite bedrooms on the second floor.

This home was designed with elegance in mind and for those that enjoy the finest this life has to offer. You’ll be near the prestigious Kapalua Resort and nearby all the fine dining restaurants in Kapalua, including Merriman’s, Cane and Canoe, The Banyan Tree and so many more. Want to see what else is available in the area? View more homes for sale in Kapalua.

We hope you enjoyed reading about this amazing home for sale in Pineapple Hill Estates. If you are interested in purchasing your next home in Hawaii and are charmed by the real estate for sale in Kapalua or any of the many luxury properties on Maui to buy, then please keep us in mind. Our family business has been around for decades and we are always looking for ways to get people like you into your next dream home in Maui. You can reach us by visiting our contact page. We hope to hear from you soon. Aloha!

Beachfront Kapalua Home Sold for $12 Million

Two beachfront homes and one vacant land listing remain on the market on the exquisite Kapalua Place.
June 22, 2018


Beachfront Kapalua Home Sold for $12 Million

If you're in the market for luxury West Maui real estate, you'll find some of the island's most exquisite properties in Kapalua. Just last month, a sale closed for $12 million on a gorgeous beachfront home, with our own Roy Sakamoto representing the buyer. It was the highest price on a sale on Kapalua Place in about ten years. Worth every penny to the discerning buyer who wants a property overlooking Oneloa Beach, also known as Ironwoods Beach, or a quarter mile of tropical heaven. 

The impeccably-maintained 7,475-square-foot home featured four bedrooms and 5.5 baths. The neighboring six homes on Kapalua Place share the same exceptional standards. Nestled along the coast on a cul-de-sac, the neighborhood includes four homes on the makai (ocean) side of the road, while the other three are on the mauka (mountain) side, and each property is just a short stroll down to the beautiful white sand beach.

The last home to sell at a similar price was a $13.94 million listing in 2007. A home on the mauka side sold for $5.5 million in 2013 as well. If you can see yourself becoming a part of this luxury community within the Kapalua Resort, you may wish to take a look at the other luxury homes for sale on Kapalua Place. There are currently two homes and a vacant land listing on the market there, for now.

Beachfront Home for Sale at 7 Kapalua Place - Located next door to the recent sale and listed for $14.5 million, this home features five bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and 7,810 square feet of living space.

Beachfront Home for Sale at 3 Kapalua Place - At the end of the cul-de-sac, you'll find a magnificent home with six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 6,631 square feet of stunning design by award-winning Hawaii architect Jeffrey Long. The listing price is $19.9 million and the seller is interested in selling a 50% interest to a suitable candidate.

Beachfront Vacant Land for Sale at 1 Kapalua Place - Interested in building your own luxury estate on one of the last remaining beachfront lots in West Maui? This listing is 1.7 acres overlooking Oneloa Bay Beach, priced at $10.9 million. The lot is substantially larger than the neighboring home listings, providing freedom to flex your creative muscles and realize your vision of paradise.

Envision your evenings spent watching the flaming Maui sunset over the ocean, with the neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai punctuating the horizon. Throughout the winter and spring, you'll see humpback whales at play not so far in the distance. Oneloa Beach is relatively uncrowded, and a delightful place to sunbathe, go for a refreshing swim in the ocean or go snorkeling around the coral reefs on either end. You might see a Hawaiian green sea turtle, or perhaps one of the elusive Hawaiian monk seals.

When you feel like venturing out more widely, you'll have all the charms of the Kapalua Resort at your fingertips, including fine dining, upscale shopping, world-class golfing, and tranquil spas. When you're in the mood for adventure, you can go surfing, ziplining, horseback riding, whale watching, kayaking, hiking, biking, or you might try a submarine tour. The possibilities are endless. 

To peruse more listings similar to those above, try having a look at the many other Kapalua homes for sale now. If you need our assistance turning your Maui real estate ambitions into a reality, whatever they may be, don't hesitate to contact us. We would be delighted to put our expertise to work for you. Mahalo!

Blogs for July 2018

Condo Sales in Maui Increased this June

Posted on July 20, 2018


Condo Sales in Maui Increased this June

Attention Maui condominium homeowners! Now may be a great time to sell as prices are increasing on the island for condominium units across the board.

According to the latest statistics from the Realtors Association of Maui, the sale of condominium homes on… Continue Reading

Live the High Life at this Ritz Carlton Condo

Posted on July 13, 2018

Live the High Life at this Ritz Carlton Condo

Near the renowned Ritz Carlton Resort and within the Maui Ritz Carlton Residences of Kapalua is an immaculate and tasteful condo for sale that will give you the luxury lifestyle you’ve dreamed about with all the desirable amenities you can imagine.

The new… Continue Reading

Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival Kicks Off August 10th

Posted on July 06, 2018

Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival Kicks Off In August

This coming August, you can join in a family-friendly event in celebration of Hawaii’s precious hula dance during the annual Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival.

Every year this delightful event is put on by the Farden Ohana, Lahaina Hawaiian Civic Club… Continue Reading

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