Traveling to Hawaii is certainly not as easy as it used to be, but in a recent survey conducted by  the Hawaii Tourism Authority it was found that out of the 495 visitors that were surveyed 85% said their trip was excellent, and 94% said their trip either met or exceeded expectations. This is great to see, as it means that the number of tourists making the journey to Hawaii in 2021 should continue to rise.

While tourism numbers are not nearly what they were in 2019, the Pre-travel Testing Program allows anyone traveling to Hawaii to bypass the 10-day mandatory quarantine, which would make any vacation immensely more enjoyable. Out of the visitors that were surveyed, 79% said that their pre-travel testing experience went smoothly, and the protocols were clear. The remaining 21% reported various issues with pre-travel testing including difficulty finding a trusted testing partner, and not receiving their results within the specified window.

We will continue to look forward to a rise in tourism numbers as the local economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. To look at the full report, follow this link.In an interview with The Maui News, the Chief Economist with the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism Eugene Tian stated that nearly 30% of the homes that were purchased in the better part of 2020 were purchased by out-of-state residents. Of those buyers 27.4% were from the mainland, and 1.4% were international. While this number seems high, out-of-state residents usually purchase nearly 50% of the available real estate on Maui.

The data is still being assembled for the demographic breakdown of these out-of-state buyers, as it is unclear whether most of those purchases were made by investors, or those seeking to move their principal residence to Hawaii now that most employees and business owners can work from home.

The three aspects of the current real estate market that appear to show no signs of slowing are low inventory levels, low interest rates on new mortgages and a climbing median sales price for both condos and single family homes. In December, the Realtors Association of Maui recorded the lowest inventory ever since they began keeping records in 2010. New construction is still very active on Maui, with several affordable housing projects as well as luxury condominium complexes set to be completed  between now and 2022.

To read the full interview The Maui News did with Eugene Tian click here.
Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases on Maui, Governor Ige gave Mayor Michael Victorino the authority to amend the current emergency rules. The new rules go into effect today. Here are the highlights.

- Retail occupancy is now limited to 30% to allow more room for social distancing.

- Bars and restaurants are now required to close at 10pm or earlier. Drive-throughs, non-liquor related takeout and room service are all exempt from this new rule.

In addition to pre-travel testing requirements for both inter-island and transpacific travelers, they are also now required to download either the AlohaSafe Alert app or another Google-Apple Exposure Notification System app. Travelers can also enable their exposure notification setting on their phone.

Face coverings must now be worn while walking to and from the beach or pool. They can only be removed once you are stationary and socially distanced from the people around you.

-Even if the venue is outdoors, a mask must be worn at gyms, yoga studios, and wellness centers.

While these rules mentioned  above are slightly different from rules that were already in place, it’s important to keep yourself informed on the latest developments coming out of the Mayor’s office.
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Issue 1005 June 7th, 2022


In this newsletter:
Market Update
Market Watch
Homes Over $1 Million
Homes Under $1 Million
Vacation Condo Over $1M
Vacation Condos Under $1M
Residential Condos 
Vacant Land 

Bank Owned 
Homes (4)
Condos (2)
New Properties 
Price Reductions  

Short Sales

New Properties

Price Reductions 

Heavenly Makena


38 Ualei Place
$35M (FS)

Twice the Incentive to Go For Solar

It’s common knowledge that solar power makes sense for Hawaii because it helps to off-set our reliance on fossil fuels and lower consumer electricity costs. That’s one of the reasons we have more rooftop solar panels than any other state in the country. Thanks to a new program being offered through Hawaiian Electric, homeowners now have twice the reason to consider solar installation. 


According to their website, “Hawaiian Electric will pay a cash incentive and provide bill credits for customers on Oahu and Maui to add energy storage (a battery) to an existing or new rooftop solar system. These perks will help move Hawaii toward its goal of 100% clean energy by 2045 and add more renewable resources to the grid as Hawaiian Electric retires generators fired by fossil fuels.” 


Nearly a quarter of the prime time electricity for Maui County comes from the Ma’alaea Power plant that was slated to operate until 2030, however, due to an unexpected shutdown of a parts manufacturer in Japan that supplies the necessary parts for maintenance and operation, the plant may become obsolete in 2027. As a result, plans for the closure of the Kahului power plant may need to be delayed.


Hopefully the supply chain disruption will correct itself but in the meantime, the battery energy storage program offers an alternative strategy for consumer engagement in community-based renewable energy projects. Many homes on Maui already have solar panels installed but you may still be able to take advantage of this one-time cash deal. To learn about this incentive and more go to Hawaiian Electric and reach out to us for a list of the industry’s top solar panel installers. We’re here to help.


Mahalo Nui Loa,

Ken Smith R(S), Melissa Smith R(B), and Gregory P Smith R(B)

The Smith Team


P.S. Maui’s first mobile biodiesel station is up and running out of Ma’alaea Harbor. Learn more about it here and consider supporting boat tour vendors that utilize this alternative fuel source for their operations.

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Homes Over $1M

 156 Keoneloa 
156 Keoneloa Street
$1.5M (FS)
Soak in the ocean, mountain and sunrise views from this 2016 custom built, 2-story, 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,000 sqft home. This home has an open floor plan with great flexibility for the family, extended ohana, or work from home. Centrally located near the hospital, medical offices, schools, parks, shopping, airport, golf courses, beaches, Maui Arts and Cultural Center, and more.
676 Mililani Pl
676 Mililani Place

$1.925M (FS)
The home was originally built in 1973, and has been expanded to include high, open wood beam ceilings, skylights, wood accents, three separate entrances, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a two car attached garage. Enjoy ocean views of Molokini and Kahoolawe from the home's expansive lanai/deck, large living room and primary bedroom. 
117 Laukahi St
117 Laukahi Street

$2.2M (FS)
This highly desirable neighborhood in South Maui is located just minutes from pristine beaches, fine dining, shops, activities, and so much more. Upstairs you'll find an open kitchen, dining and living room area, easily transitioning onto a large lanai. 
67 Kaniau
67 Kaniau Road

$2.399M (FS)
Come see this unique and elegant home in Lahaina with ocean views. Very private garden setting- Huge views and expansive lanai's from the 2nd level of the home. This 5 bedroom 5.5 bath home is centrally located to Lahaina and Kaanapali Beaches. 

Homes Under $1M

356 Aulii Drive
$795K (FS)
This is the secluded upcountry cottage you've been dreaming of. A rare unique opportunity to own a slice of heaven in one of upcountry's most desirable neighborhoods. Situated on about 3/4 of an acre down a long private drive, this cozy cottage is nestled in woods surrounded by beautiful jacaranda, avocado, and coffee trees.
54 Puaina
54 Puaina Place
$899K (FS)
A private neighborhood consisting of just 22 homes, proximate to schools, restaurants and all the benefits of Makawao town, yet tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac, surrounded by large land parcels. This home is freshly painted, inside and out, with a new Landmark roof and a new solar hot water system. 
2736 Iolani
2736 Lolani Street

$925K (FS)
Convenient Pukalani a mere 15 minutes to Kahului yet located on cooler slopes of Haleakala. Close to schools, dining, medical facilities, dining, and other recreation activities. Well kept home with new flooring. Fourth bedroom had been divided to make a sound room. The above-ground pool makes the back yard a cooling oasis.
38 aiai
38 Aiai Street

$975K (FS)
This spacious 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home is located in the 1st Increment in Kahului across from Kamalii Park. Originallybuilt in 1951, there have been several improvements over the years. The spacious is the central hub of the home and it has an integrated stainlesss steel sink and counter too.

Vacation Condos Over $1M

Hololani B-703

$1.095M (FS)
This desirable location within the complex, as it is adjacent to the end unit (away from the elevator and "people noise"). The living room, master bedroom and lanai look to Molokai and therefore are shielded from the afternoon sun which appeals to many owners. The unit has been tastefully remodeled.
Maui Kamaole
Maui Kamaole J-117

$1.15M (FS)
Spectacular and perfectly positioned 1 bedroom 2 bath unit in the “J’ building with sweeping 180 degree ocean views. Enjoy sunsets year-round and outer island views from your private lanai. Meticulously renovated and fully furnished.

Customer Listing Synopsis


Wailea Ekahi 22-E
$1.95M (FS)

Great ocean views & sea sounds captivate your senses the moment you enter the unit. Expand to heart-stirring as Molokini. Kaho'olawe and lanai come into focus from the great room and bedroom. And achieve panoramic transcendence from the huge lanai. 

Customer Listing Synopsis


Wailea Elua
Wailea Elua 202
$3.25M (FS)
The ocean views are stunning and there are island views of Kahoolawe, Molokini and Lanai as well. With a major remodel completed at the end of 2015, this condo features an open kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel GE appliances, custom cabinetry, tiled floors in the living room and kitchen, a redesigned ceiling and more.
Kaanapali Alii
Kaanapali Alii 2-701

$3.495M (FS)
A very rare offering. In the last 10-years, only two units came on the market in what is considered the best stack of one bedroom two bath plus den units within the Kaanapali Alii Condominium. This 7th floor location offers a fabulous view over the entire courtyard pools onward to a very direct ocean view.
Wailea Point
Wailea Point 2303

$6.495M (FS)
With iconic panoramic ocean, coastal & outer island views to the North and Northwest, unit 2302 enjoys glare-free vistas & no afternoon heat gain. Upon entering, designer elements abound. A natural chiseled white marble feature wall, soaring 20+ft high clear cedar ceilings, a custom mahogany spiral staircase to bedroom 3 & European natural white oak flooring speak warmth & refinement. 

Vacation Condos Under $1M

Maui Vista 2317

$598K (FS)
This unit at Maui Vista is conveniently located in the heart of sunny Kihei and is being sold fully furnished. Beautiful Kamaole one & Charley Young Beach is right across the street with shopping and dinning just a short stroll away.
Kihei Bay Vista A-106

$685K (FS)
Well appointed ground floor beach condo. Big Ocean and mountain views. Remodeled in 2021, new washer dryer, cherry wood cabinets, newer stainless steel appliances, granite countertops plus, travertine tiled lanai, new laminate flooring and double pane window. Being offered fully furnished.

Customer Listing Synopsis

jj Napili Shores 111
$699.9K (FS)

Rare one bedroom Inventory in the B building. Second building from the oceanfront. You can sit on the lanai and see the ocean and island of lanai. This unit has a great location near the pool, bbq, and white sandy beach. Experience the" Traditional Hawaiian Style Resort" in a tropical setting.

Customer Listing Synopsis


Residential Condos Over $1M

Masters 4207
$1.35M (FS)
Offering ocean, island, and sunsets views. You will love the light, bright open kitchen with light tone ceramic counters. This is the popular "B" floor plan with larger bump out kitchen and an interior with casual dining area and a wall of wide glass sliders enhancing the indoor, outdoor lifestyle.
Kanani Wailea
Kanani Wailea 13
$2.15M (FS)
First offering, original owners, impeccable turn-key residence in Kanani Wailea. Revel in the expansive ocean views from the dining and great rooms. Each of the three bedrooms has a private lanai, and a handsome stone wall ensures privacy and peace at ground level family room, lanai and garden.

Residential Condos Under $1M

  Keonekai Villages
Keonekai Villages 12-104

$485K (FS)
An upgraded ground floor condominium in the desirable South Kihei area, within a short walk to the popular Kamaole III beach and within minutes from the grocery store and restaurants. The unit has been recently painted with new appliances in the kitchen, A/C and imitation wood floor in the living area.

Customer Listing Synopsis

Kihei Shores
Kihei Shores H-107

$539.9K (FS)
Bank owned. This clean, ground floor unit at Kihei Shores (no stairs) is located at the most quiet southwest corner of the complex, with your assigned parking space directly in front of your unit. In addition to the kayak and paddleboard storage, Kihei Shores amenities include a small pool, hot tub.
Kihei Villages
Kihei Villages 50-101
$589K (FS)
Lowest priced home available in Kihei Villages. Just upgraded with new floors, fresh paint and new screens. Vacant and easy to show.
Villas at Kahana Ridge
Villas at Kahana Ridge 816
$629K (FS)
This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with some ocean view located in West Maui. Your new property can be utilized as a primary residence or if you’re an investor as a long-term rental  lease or. Unit is located on the front row of the Villas at Kahana Ridge in a beautiful part of the island. This is a 1st floor condo that includes 2 deeded parking spots.
Kai Ani Village
Kai Ani Villages 5-203
$839K (FS)
Highly desirable Kai Ani Village corner unit condo with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a spacious front lanai. This unit has an open floor plan with lots of natural light. 886 sqft of Loveliness includes a full size washer and dryer, split A/C systems in both bedrooms and living room, stainless steel appliances, maple cabinetry, and granite throughout. 

Vacant Land

805 Kukia Pl
805 Kukia Place Lot A
$489K (FS)
Ready and waiting to build your Maui dream home, this CPR property for the main home has mountain and ocean views across Maalaea Bay. It is situated at the top of a cul-de-sac, nestled in a quiet, well-established neighborhood.
The Smith Team
(808) 572-0866
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