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

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New Properties (0)
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Beach Villa Dreaming


Wailea Beach Villas D-301
$12M (FS)

Customer Listing Synopsis

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Beach Erosion at Critical Juncture

For decades rising sea levels, strong wave action, coastal flooding, and shoreline development have resulted in loss of sand and soils along the Kahana coastline in West Maui. 
There are 9 condos most affected by the erosion that has taken place.  They have taken temporary measures such as reinforcing seawalls and adding sand bags, but a permanent solution needs to be reached.
With that in mind, an Environmental Impact Statement was done which outlines methods by which the erosion cannot only be stopped but beaches that were lost could be replenished.  We previously wrote a BLOG about this issue, but we thought it would be a good idea to expand on that.  I suggest that anyone interested in buying a condo in the Kahana area carefully read the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).  If the measures outlined in the EIS are implemented, it will greatly improve the shoreline in this area and reduce the risk of loss of physical property as well as values.
If you believe this will happen, and you are willing to look at the long term potential, it would be worth considering the purchase of a condo in this area.  Let us know if that might be of interest and we will send you a current list of what is currently available.
Have a wonderful week.

Mahalo Nui Loa,

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

The Smith Team

P.S All public school students will be learning in person this fall in August according to Hawaii News Now

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Homes Over $1M

1361 Kilou Street
$1.095M (FS)
Oceanview Estates is a small subdivision in Wailuku with homes that sport expansive oceanview 1361 Kilou will offer you just that! Enjoy morning sunrises from the privacy of your living room, kitchen and lanai, as well as extensive ocean and island views that span for miles from to Haiku to Haleakala. 
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177 Haulani Street
$1.6M (FS)
Absolutely Fabulous is 177 Haulani Street, a stunning single family home and cottage for sale on Maui in Pukalani. Why is it Absolutely Fabulous? This beloved home is sold furnished, excluding art and personal items, cool climate 1300 feet above sea level, single level living with no stairs and a separate master bedroom floor plan.
771356 Hiahia Streat
$1.699M (FS)
Are you searching for a family home with an ocean view, close to the ocean? How about two houses plus a 1-bedroom ohana, literally steps to the ocean? Watch surfers by day, and listen to the waves from bed at night! Sunrises and Moonrises over the ocean and Haleakala are spectacular. These two homes are in vey good condition and completely separated.

Homes Under $1M

86 Pilikana Place
$294.9K (FS)
Bank Owned. This country house have 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 600 sqft, and 0.02 acres. 
290 Ainahou Place
$550K (FS)
Great opportunity to own a 3 bedroom, 1 bath house in Wailuku. There is a separate bonus bathroom, laundry room, and shower connected to the carport. Large blank canvas in the backyard area. Close to restaurants, office buildings, and school in Central Maui. Upgrades include asphalt roof, new interior paint, copper piping, solar hot water, and some electrical wiring.
313 Ohaa Street 
$795K (FS)
Charming, well maintained older 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with beautiful West Maui Mt. views, with an enclosed laundry room, 2 large gazebos in the spacious yard and 6 storage units along with a newer 2 bedroom/1 bath Ohana built in 2002 with its own fully fenced private yard, fantastic Haleakala views and a detached storage. 
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3181 Ua Noe Place

$850K (FS)
Beautiful custom built 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1000 sq. ft. condominium home with 575 sq. ft. detached 2 car garage on 1 acre. The owner built this inviting home with pride and attention to detail. The 15 foot high ceilings and the abundance of windows make this space live larger than 1,000 square feet. The sizable west facing covered lanai is a great spot to watch the sun descend behind the coconut palms and West Maui Mountains
76 Kahana Ridge Dr 
$885K (FS)
Bank OwnedPrime location in Kahana Ridge backing up to agricultural land that allows for mountain views as well as expansive ocean and outer island views. This custom built two story Cedar home has a three quarter wrap-around deck upstairs and a large lower level deck at the rear of the home. A large back yard with ample room possible for a pool rounds out this outstanding home. 
Vacation Condos Over $1M
Mana Kai 508

$1.57M (FS)
Enjoy spectacular ocean, Molokini, and Kahoolawe views from this beautifully renovated two-bedroom, two-bath Mana Kai unit, overlooking Keawakapu Beach arguably the best beach on Maui Watch the whales during whale season from your living area, bedroom, kitchen, and spacious lanai.
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Makena Surf F-206

$3.245M (FS)
Great opportunity to own your piece of luxurious living here at Makena Surf Resort on Paipu Beach. This 2 bed 2 bath suite is turn-key ready and features carpet/tiled flooring, central AC, ceiling fans, electric blinds, recessed lighting, and Fleetwood sliding doors. Along with high ceilings and a spacious layout, enjoy your large covered lanai with 180 degree unobstructed views.
22Sugar Cove 5C
$4.25M (FS)
This beachfront, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath vacation rental friendly condominium is pure beachfront fun. Sugar Cove 5C is truly the rarest of offerings. The white sand beach that fronts Sugar Cove is a great place to sun worship or play. Grab your kite, SUP, windsurfing rig, foil, wing, bodyboard or surfboard and try to wipe that smile off your face. Play pickleball or tennis on Sugar Cove’s own court.

Vacation Condos Under $1M

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Haleakala Shores B-309
$689K (FS)
Haleakala Shores is a condominium complex located directly across from Kamaole Beach III. Unit B309 is a two bedroom, 2 bath condominium located on the 3rd floor. The unit has a spacious floor plan, with an open kitchen, perfect for shared living or as a vacation rental. This convenient location is just walking distance to renown beaches, shopping, and restaurants.
Polynesian Shores 222

$899.9K (FS)
Great ocean views from this spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath condo in Mahinahina. This unit was recently remodeled to include 100% permitted work w/ inspections. All new kitchen and bathroom cabinets, All new upper end granite counters, New downstairs bath and shower.
Palms at Wailea 604

$929.9K (FS)
This 2 bedroom condo has a great location close to all that Wailea has to offer. Palms 604 has been a solid rental unit and has just recently had several updates. The complex features exceptional concrete construction, large lanais that allow you to have your own private BBQ grill. Just steps from the unit is the large resort pool and spa that look through the lush landscaping of the resort. 

Residential Condos Over $1M

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Masters 3304

$1.395M (FS)
Breathtaking sweeping panoramic ocean and multi island views. Highly sought after F floor plan, this 1850 sq. ft. upper level residence has a private entrance. Spacious living area has a large dining area with lofty ceilings and expansive sliders leading out to a large lanai with beautiful panoramic island and sunset views. 

       Customer Listing Synopsis
Kai Malu 17-A
$1.45M (FS)
Very popular Honua (first floor master) floor plan. In addition to main floor master features include 2 upstairs bedrooms, direct house access from garage, large pantry, main floor laundry and fenced yard with ocean views. Short walk to the beautiful Kai Malu pool/spa/hale and fitness facility.

Residential Condos Under $1M

Harbor Lights A-423
$180K (FS)
Great opportunity to own a well cared for top floor 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath unit at Harbor Lights. This location has privacy and is shaded by the afternoon sun with the beautiful trees. Amenities at Harbor Lights include a pool area, BBQ, community laundry, and courtyard area. 
Puuone Hale Alii 201
$335K (FS)
Spacious second floor unit, 2 bedroom condo with a great open layout and Ocean views. A rare opportunity to own this one of three 2 bedroom units in complex. Renovated in 2014 and again in 2021. New Vinyl Floors and new carpet in bedrooms. Both bedrooms are generous in size with large windows and roomy closets. 
Keonekai Villages 14-108

$399K (FS)
Welcome home to one of South Maui’s most desirable condo complexes. Keonekai Villages is pet friendly and walking distance to beautiful sandy beaches, parks, shopping and restaurants. Nicely updated ground floor home located on the backside of the building with a grassy open area for the view and not parking/cars. Updates include new refrigerator, back splash, cabinet fronts, tile floors and bathroom vanity.
Vacant Land
Wailea Golf Vista Lot 477 
$990K (FS)
Ocean view Wailea opportunity.This rare corner lot offers beautiful ocean, golf course and West Maui mountain views. Draft home plans available. Building plans are not approved. With limited supply - don't let this fabulous opportunity to enjoy Wailea golf, tennis, shopping, dining, soft sand beaches, and amenities pass you by.
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