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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Kapalua  Estate


310 Mahana Ridge Street
$4.85M (FS)

COVID-19 Delta Variant

The COVID-19 Delta Variant is now the dominant form of COVID affecting Island Residents and Visitors.  As of a few days ago, Maui Memorial Hospital had its highest level of beds devoted to caring for COVID-19 patients.

In response to the recent increase in positive tests (Over 8000 in the last 14 days), Governor Ige has imposed some new restrictions on gatherings.  Indoor social gatherings are limited to 10 people and outdoor gatherings are limited to 25 people.

So far there have been no changes to the safe travels program, so it has not affected those wishing to travel to the Islands.  It is, however, affecting local businesses such as restaurants whose maximum capacity has been lowered from 75 to 50%.  This will, of course, affect visitors and locals alike with longer wait times and more difficulty getting restaurant reservations.

Children are back in school, but must remain masked up.  To read more about guidelines for Schools as well as all COVID-19 updates, please visit State of Hawaii – Department of Health website.

We encourage everyone to take precautions against the new Delta Variant whether or not you are vaccinated.  Be sure to get adequate amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Zinc, and plenty of rest.  Stay well!

Mahalo Nui Loa,

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

The Smith Team

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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.
221 Pau Hana Rd
221 Pau Hana Road
$1.6M (FS)
All the finishes inside the home are brand new and custom-designed to honor that cozy country feel. Luxury vinyl plank flooring, granite countertops, a large farm sink, and new dual-paned windows are just a few of the recent upgrades that compliment the soaring ceilings, exposed beams, and wrap-around deck.
72 Puu Hale St
72 Puu Hale Street
$1.95M (FS)
The home offers a traditional colonial Hawaiian style feel. When you enter the double front doors you see straight out over the spacious high vaulted wooden ceilings to the pool, which is especially romantic in the evenings when the sun sets reflecting on the pool. 
50 Kaalele Pl
50 Kaalele Place
$2.5M (FS)
Luxuriously designed 4 bedroom home with timeless beauty and breathtaking panoramic bi-costal ocean and outer island view. Located at the top of this prestigious Kula Manu Subdivision which has the ultimate year round cool climate from its 3,000ft elevation on the slopes of Haleakala you will find this stunning contemporary home.
33 Uaoa Loop
33 Uaoa Loop
$2.75M (FS)
This immaculate 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath main home includes unique features including a Japanese dry pond entry, chef’s grilling station, sunken living room and two kitchens. Every bedroom is an ensuite. The 2 story, 2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage includes a beautiful ocean view.

Homes Under $1M

351 2
351 Ea Street

$603K (FS)
Hard to find large flat lot with many possibilities and ono mangos. Located near Wailuku Post Office, Sack N Save, Mcdonald's and Papohaku Park, and just a walk away from St. Anthony's church. Rear of property back into Eha Street. Home was built in 1938 and in need of repairs.
752 Awalau Rd
752 Awalau Road
$885K (FS)
This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home has all the perks of country living, including a gated community, large two car carport, and ocean facing covered lanai. The entry way through the home from the carport is a bonus room that could easily be used as an office or a mudroom. 
26 Kamahao St
26 Kamahao Street
$885K (FS)
Clean and move-in ready, the home features new high-quality waterproof vinyl plank flooring throughout, fresh interior & exterior paint, recently replaced front entrance stairs & treads, new bathroom sink cabinets & fixtures in two bathrooms and new shut off valves and feeder lines to all plumbing fixtures.
1119 Hoalu Street

$885K (FS)
This property offers 5 bedrooms 3 baths Plus a spacious studio perfect for a large extended family, or rental potential. whichever fits your needs. Upstairs lanai offers spectacular mountain views. Security cameras are present on the property.
116 Aoloa Loop

$908.1K (FS)
Constructed of super strong 'Hollow Tile' that was meant to last for generations. This home is sizable for the area and perfect for a large family. The large windows in the front and back of the house brings plenty of light into this charming, high demand, well cared for home.
8075 Hana Hwy
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.

Vacation Condos Over $1M

     Royal Kahana 510
$1.995M (FS)
This elegant, newly renovated condominium unit has a spacious living area plus wrap-around lanais with spectacular ocean views. The master bedroom has a king bed, private bath, tv, a cozy corner with an easy chair for comfortable reading, and direct access to the oceanfront lanai
Wailea Point 2704
Beautifully remodeled interior by renowned contractor Dave Graham with an open, airy feeling. Custom Teak woodwork and cabinetry, Koa doors, Merbau hardwood flooring, wood ceilings, and natural finishes throughout. Two queen Murphy beds upstairs. Just a half flight of stairs to the front door. 

Vacation Condos Under $1M

Hololani B-302
Napili Shores F-247
$649K (FS)
This is a nicely upgraded and fully furnished, turn-key vacation rental condo. Enjoy morning coffee with ocean views on your private lanai, and in the evening you can't beat the magical and colorful Maui sunsets.
Hololani B-302
$730K (FS)
Hololani is a low density complex offering privacy and beauty. The underground parking with extra storage area leads to the elevator providing easy access to this private unit. Amenities of the complex include oceanfront pool with barbeques, extra storage for the beach gear, and a common area for hanging out indoors
napili sunset
Napili Sunset 214
$735K (FS)
The condo has been nicely renovated and is furnished in Hawaiiana decor, and has vaulted ceilings lending to a spacious feeling. Your beachfront upstairs lanai is a terrific spot to enjoy an evening beverage while watching the West Maui Sunsets, or possibly the Winter Humpback whales. 

Napili Point
Napili Point B-33
$860K (FS)
You'll love the stunning views of the coastline, twin islands, year round sunsets, whales breaching in season, and snorkeling with dozens of turtles bobbing in the bay. Take your choice of two ocean view pools to relax in, or take the short walk to Napili Bay (everyone's favorite beach) and three great restaurants.
Napili Point 2
Napili Point B-12
$899K (FS)
Ocean, islands and sunset views await you in one of the most highly coveted and spacious 1 bedroom properties in the oceanfront condominium community known as Napili Point. Napili Point B12 is nestled on the furthest western portion of this highly desirable coastline community.

Residential Condos Over $1M

Kai Ani Village 3-106
One of only a few condominiums on the island offering this work environment, this unit at Kai Ani Village has exceptional retail/office exposure on South Kihei Road. The attached, lower level space will allow you to created a professional telecommuting office, or a new business in the attached lower floor storefront, which offers its own private restroom and large, attached garage. 
Coconut Grove
Coconut Grove 8

The luxury residence at Coconut Grove #8 offers 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms and it is spread across 2,638 living sqft. This 2 level resident is a corner unit that is both private and spacious. For the utmost in convenience, the residence includes an elevator and 1 vehicle garage. 
Coconut Grove 2
Coconut Grove 136

$5.1M (FS)
This spectacular property is located oceanfront on Kapalua bay. One of the best beaches in the world. 36 is a second floor unit with private ground floor entry. There are 3 large suits and 3.5 baths. There are large lanais to view sunsets and whales. 
Coconut Grove 14

$5.3M (FS)
Composed of 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths with 2,625 square feet of luxurious living space and offered fully furnished, 14 Coconut Grove presents a turnkey opportunity to live your dreams on the beaches of Kapalua. World class golf, tennis, zip-lining, award winning restaurants and an ocean full of activities await you outside your doorstep. 14 Coconut Grove is located 150 ft. 

Residential Condos Under $1M

Puuone Terrace
Puuone Terrace 305

$289K (FS)
Unit was just completed with new everything. A complete remodel tastefully done. Enjoy the cool breeze and views of the West Maui Mountain and a peek of the North Shore. This unit is conveniently located just 3 doors from the elevator and has one assigned parking stall. 
Iao Parkside
Iao Parkside 40-104
$425K (FS)
This 2 bedroom/2 bathroom unit has been freshly painted throughout. New ceiling fans are recently installed in every room and stackable washer and dryer was replaced last year. The living room and kitchen has tile and the bedrooms have laminated flooring. The master bedroom has double door with ensuite bathroom and spacious closet space.
Kihei Villages 45-204
$459K (FS)
This 2 bedroom, 1 bath, upper floor condo offers you the rare opportunity in this complex to have these views. Covered lanai, parquet wood floors throughout, crown moldings, oak kitchen cabinets, spacious bathroom, murphy bed in guest bedroom, and large primary bedroom closet. 
Liholani Golf Villas 14
$650K (FS)
This spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome at Liholani Golf Villas is near the top of the subdivision, in a very private, quiet spot, with golf course views from the master bedroom. The kitchen boasts newer appliances, quartz countertops and solid wood cabinets. 
Opukea at Lahaina F-108
$719K (FS)
This ground floor, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Opukea corner unit offers single level living across a spacious 1,332 square feet of living area. There are 2 parking spaces. Opukea is a three-minute drive from the Lahaina Gateway and Lahaina Cannery Mall shopping centers and a six minute drive to Lahaina’s Baby Beach/Mala’s Wharf
Vacant Land
531 Hana Highway
$3.395M (FS)
One of the last oceanfront vacant lots on Maui's North Shore. This epic lot is only minutes away from the historical town of Paia and Hookipa Beach Park. Enjoy spectacular sunsets over the majestic west Maui mountains from this extraordinary piece of property located directly in front of the Tavares Bay Surf Spot.
The Smith Team
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