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 964 August 24th, 2021


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 (3)
New Properties 

Price Reduction  (1)

Short Sales

Land (1)
New Properties 

Price Reductions  

 Majestic Vacation Retreat


314 Cook Pine Drive
$7.9M (FS)

Governor Ige’s Latest Announcement Regarding Travel


Hawaii's Governor is "requesting" not demanding that visitors and residents delay non-essential travel to the islands due to our COVID-19 cases rising to alarming numbers. You will not be quarantined if you come over as long as you have been vaccinated in the US or can show a negative COVID test 72 hours before your departure.

It is recommended that you register with the States safe travels site before your departure to be informed of any changes. State of Hawaii - Safe Travels.

Please click here to read more about Governor Ige’s latest pronouncements regarding not only travel restrictions but also about changes to rules for businesses and gatherings. 

We sincerely hope that the latest surge in the Delta Variant subsides in the next 6 weeks.  The last thing anyone wants is a repeat of the full lockdown we had last year with the devastating effects it had on our economy and especially on small businesses.

Take care and stay healthy!

Mahalo Nui Loa,

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

The Smith Team

P.S. The median sales price on Maui surpassed a million dollars for the 3rd straight month in a row.  This has never happened before.  Sellers beware.  If you are thinking of selling, don’t wait and try to time the top of the market.  Sell now while the inventories are at record lows and prices are at record highs.  Yes, they could go higher, but this might already be the peak.

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Homes Over $1M

 132 Kahana Nui 
132 Kahana Nui Drive

$1.014M (FS)
Bank owned. Spacious home located on the north side of Kahana Ridge subdivision. Walking distance to the Kahana Ridge park. This home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms. Also you can enjoy the views from the second level.
73 Honuhula Street
$1.149M (FS)
Golden sandy beaches and crystal blue warm waters are just moments away from this exquisitely remodeled 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,672 sq ft home in south Maui. This executive class remodel boasts all new stainless appliances and 6 new split AC systems. Classic contemporary finishes compliment the new flooring. 
54 Hulumanu Pl
54 Hulumanu Place
$1.25M (FS)
Featuring a very large custom gourmet kitchen and flexible floorplan, this house is currently imagined as 3 bedrooms with en-suite baths, and could easily be reconfigured to include more bedrooms and luxury amenities. 
1344 Kilou St
1344 Kilou Street
$1.399M (FS)
This custom crafted abode offers a unique and flexible floor plan with a variety of cozy and relaxing areas to appreciate the soothing tradewinds. Live the Island life and benefit from the comfort of living in this 2,478 sqft home complete with 5 bedroom, 3baths, a 2 car garage, and admirable mountain views. 
2609 Kahekili Hwy
2609 Kahekili Highway
$1.495M (FS)
Enjoy outside living and entertaining on your new oversized deck where you can relax while watching the ocean view and all the beauty Maui has to offer. The new roof, windows and doors were installed in 2018 and upgraded electrical and plumbing in 2020 with fresh interior and exterior paint.
537 Kai Hele Ku
537 Kai Hele Ku Street
$3.199M (FS)
A rare chance to own one of the few pole homes in Launiupoko. This property has stunning ocean and mountain views with plenty of deck space and an extensive private yard. Can't forget to mention the excellent rental potential. In a high demand rental area, this home has 4 separate units with wonderful tenants.
124 Ikena Kai Pl
124 Ikena Kai Place
$3.888M (FS)
Breathtaking and energy efficient home in Kula. Nestled atop Oma'opio Ridge on a 5 acre lot and situated on a greenbelt, this 4 bedroom,4 bathroom. 3,768 sq ft executive property conveys serene tropical vibes with gorgeous exotic landscaping and stunning Hawaiian Plantation Regional architectural styling.

Homes Under $1M

35 Molehulehu Loop 2
35 Molehulehu Loop

$835K (FS)
One level Home is perfect for a young family who wants to keep everyone close or for the "mature" couple whose days of 2nd story living is behind them. An open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, central air and a completely secure back yard for children or animals are the major highlights of this home and property. 
609 Loulu Way
604 Loulu Way
$945K (FS)
This endearing home sits in a quiet cul-de-sac and appears single level, but as you enter, you're greeted with a 2080 sqft two-story home. Vaulted ceilings on the top story gives a spacious feel to the main space. Various doors lead towards to the rear lanais of the home making it easy and effortless to be outside and enjoy the country weather. 
8075 Hana Highway
$987.5K (FS)
Property has sweeping ocean views and is set in a lush tropical (almost) half acre parcel, with a beautifully remodeled home. Beautiful tiled floors throughout look like wood, stainless appliances, maple cabinetry, light and bright kitchen, skylights, and energy efficient double paned vinyl windows. 
83 Anohou St
83 Anohou Street
$999.9K (FS)
Here is what you have been waiting for. Ideal for extended families and designed to accommodate in-laws. Well renovated with new roof, new siding double wall on the main house, insulation, new kitchen and bathroom cabinets and granite countertops, tiled bathrooms, 4 condensers for 4 split AC units. 

Vacation Condos Over $1M

Kaanapali Alii 2
    Kaanapali Alii 4-301
$1.750M (FS)
Amazing location at the Kaanapali Alii on the quiet southerly side of Building 4 with sunset views over the neighbor island of Lanai, and sunrises over the West Maui Mountains. Rare corner unit with an additional window for ocean views from the kitchen, living room, dining area and lanai a must see to appreciate.
Honua Kai - Konea NR279
This exquisite 7th Floor Three Bedroom Residence offers stunning Direct Ocean Views with the Isle of Lanai soaring distance. The Living Room seamlessly joins the 240 sqft lanai with the Glass NanoWalls wide open, and the chef's kitchen includes Viking appliances, granite countertops, and a wine fridge.
Honua Kai - Hoku Lani
Honua Kai - Hoku Lani 529
Offering fantastic sunset views from its 5th floor inner courtyard location, it doesn't get any better than this. This 1,600 sqft condo comes fully furnished and turn key. Owner just replaced the living room furniture and fixtures. Viking stainless steel appliances, granite counters, tile flooring throughout the kitchen and bathroom areas are just some of the spectacular interior appointments.
Wailea Point 2704

Extra large upper level 2 story “D” plan  3 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 large decks with ocean, island, mountain & coastal views. The extraordinary panoramic views look from the surf and sand of Polo Beach across the ocean to the islands of Lanai, Kahoolawe, & Molokini, down the coast to Makena, and up to the summit of Haleakala.
Montage Residences
Montage Residence 2604
The corner unit's stunning, panoramic views are framed by the neighboring islands of Molokai and Lanai wrapping around to Honolua Bay with the magical Maui sunsets in between. This amenity intensive complex includes preferred access to two world class championship golf courses, award winning Spa Montage.

Vacation Condos Under $1M

Kahana Reef 301
$575K (FS)
This third floor, one bedroom, condominium gives you privacy, security and quiet. Remodeled new cabinetry as of April 2021, tile throughout, new window treatments, paint & texture, new lighting, kitchen, bathroom updated with new cabinets, appliances, stall shower (no tub) new sofa.
Aina Nalu C-110
$665K (FS)
The great room style of the Aina Nalu living and kitchen area separates two bedroom suites so everyone has a nice large sleeping area and bathroom. The condo is full of light from the floor to ceiling windows in each of the rooms and stays nice and cool with large ceiling fans and in-wall air conditioners. 
Hale Kamaole
Hale Kamaole 316
$927K (FS)
This 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom condo, tiled floors with the bonus of an approximately 110 square foot loft. This particular building has an elevator taking you to the third floor. Excellent ocean views. Location rings true for this unit as it is in close proximity to south Maui's finest parks, beaches, shopping, restaurants, activities and even bus stops.

Kamaole Sands 10-116
$975K (FS)
Ground Floor Stunning Ocean View Remodeled. Furnished, 2/2 from the Best location in Building 10. It's been 17 years since this condo last sold. Loving care was devoted to vacation home, it has not been rented during their ownership. 

Residential Condos Over $1M

Ke Alii Ocean Villas 204
Extremely well kept by resisent owners, this second floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit with large loft, boasts plenty of upgrades. Central air conditioner was replaced in 2018. New refrigerator in 2019. Eclectric sunshades on lanai adds to cool down the entire home.
Papali Wailea
Papali Wailea 4

$4.4M (FS)
This fully furnished home features panoramic ocean and sunset views, as well as west Maui Mountains. Other features include large sliders for indoor/outdoor living, vaulted Alaskan yellow cedar ceilings, solid African mahogany wood doors and windows kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops, travertine floors, wolf subzero appliances. 

Residential Condos Under $1M

Harbor Lights
Harbor Lights A-306

$169K (FS)
Fantastic Ocean views Centrally located 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath unit in Kahului. Close to Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center. 
Puuone Terrace
Puuone Terrace 309
$205K (FS)
Beautiful views from the West Maui Mountains to the ocean from this 1 bedroom condo on the cooler side of the building. Great central Maui location near Keopuolani Park, the YMCA, UH Maui College, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, shopping, medical facilities the airport & more.
Kihei Villages
Kihei Villages 47-103
$509.9K (FS)
This garden level unit located across the street from the ocean and Kenolio Park. Upgrades include new kitchen, bathrooms, ceramic flooring, Pella windows and slider door. In 2020, a new AC split system was installed with 3 interior wall units. 
Kai Makani
Kai Makani 19-202
$925K (FS)
Perfect for windsurfers and ocean devotees who enjoy snorkeling, kiteboarding and whale watching in season. Stroll the 5 mile stretch of white sandy beach collecting heart shaped coral and shells. After your walk, take advantage of the BBQ areas on the complex grounds. Wake up every morning and head to the on site gym for a rigorous workout.
Vacant Land
705 Mokuleia Place Lot 11
$1.075M (FS)
Located within the prestigious gated community of the Kapalua Plantation Estates you will find a gentle slopping two acre land parcel offering panoramic sunset views of the Pacific Ocean and the neighbor islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i. This two acre parcel is located on a quiet cul-de-sac with ample acreage to build and create the perfect home you are dreaming of. 
330 Luawai St Lot
330 Luawai Street Lot 3
$1.98M (FS)
One of the many words we can use to describe this 6.11 acre lot. Our pictures can't do this lot justice. It has amazing panoramic ocean and island views, located at the top of the Olowalu Mauka subdivison. Grab your opportunity to build out your estate, your dream home, plus a cottage and your own orchard. 
The Smith Team
(808) 572-0866
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