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 981 December 21st, 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 (1)
New Properties 

Price Reductions 

Short Sales
Homes (1)

New Properties

Price Reductions  

Kapalua Heritage Estate 

 9 Bay dr 

9 Bay Drive

$59.5M (FS)



Mele Kalikimaka 2021



Mele Kalikimaka is our way of saying, we wish you the merriest of times this holiday season. May your time on Maui be filled with joyous celebrations spent in good health and great company! The Banyan tree lighting ceremony in Lahaina is a favorite tradition for those living or visiting Maui’s west side. For other suggestions on things to do and places to be during the holidays, check out this article here. Also, as the end of the year approaches, we would like to say a big Mahalo to all of our past and current clients for trusting us with your real estate business. It has truly been our privilege to work with you. Please let us know how we can continue to serve you in the new year!

Mahalo Nui Loa,

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

The Smith Team


P.S. Here’s a friendly reminder and link to important dates for Maui property tax deadlines, filing exemption claims, ownership documents, and circuit breaker applications. Don't forget to do these items by December 31st.

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Homes Over $1M

13 N Piki
13 N Piki Place 

$2.265M (FS)
Ocean and mountain views from this 4-bed, 3-bath home at the end of a cul de sac on the Kaanapali Hillside. Mature landscaping, a spacious back yard, a pool and lovely outdoor spaces for entertaining or a quiet place to relax make this home your own little slice of paradise. Travertine and hardwood floors, granite counter tops and custom finishes throughout the home.
 204 Kenolio 
204 Kenolio Road

$1.5M (FS)
Look no further, you will love this delightful home and cottage waiting just for you, in a great neighborhood close to the beach. The floor plan incorporates 4-bedrooms and 2-bathrooms. The detached 500 sqft. ohana is a 2-bed, 1-bath cottage and is very charming. This is a must see for anyone desiring a home and cottage close to the calm blue waters of the South Shore.
180 Kaupea 2
180 Kaupea Street

This 2,304 sqft, 5-bed, 2.5- bath home is situated on a half-acre lot with mature landscaping. It features a detached garage, a ramp to the front door and an outdoor shower, plus a huge 896 sqft wrap-around deck. The lower level includes a spacious entry, a family room, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The upstairs includes formal living, kitchen and dining areas, and 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Amenities at Maui Uplands include a community pool and tennis courts.

Homes Under $1M

 554 Harbor view 
554 Liholiho Street

$920K (FS)
554 Liholiho St was the model home when the Harbor View subdivision was built. From an elevated vantage point, this home overlooks Keopuolani Park, and boasts amazing Haleakala and West Maui Mountains views. Convenient central location. New roof, fresh paint, and new carpets in the bedrooms. No HOA fees.
177 Kulalani Circle

$910K (FS)
Renovations have just been completed on the entire interior of this charming home, including new paint inside and out, a brand-new kitchen and appliances, brand new bathrooms, hardwood floors, newly insulated exterior walls and ceiling, and more. Attention to detail is very evident throughout the entire home. Come find out why upcountry Maui is one of the most pleasant areas on the island to live in.
1824 Malama st
1824 Malama Street

$890K (FS)

A diamond in the rough! Single-level home with lots of potential. The large private corner lot allows for a potential ohana, cottage or pool. Upgrades include: PV owned/Tesla Powerwall (2 years old), central A/C (6 years old), automatic sprinkler system and roof is only 5 years old. In a desirable, convenient location, in the heart of Kihei, within walking distance of Kukui Mall, Foodland and Charlie Young Beach.


Vacation Condos Over $1M

Lokelani #B-202

Lokelani B202 is a 2-bed, 2-bath townhouse style condominium with 1100 sqft of interior living space with direct unobstructed oceanfront views of Molokai and Lanai'i from 2 separate lanais. Tastefully furnished with a well-equipped kitchen with granite counter tops, flat screen TV’s with upgraded HD cable programming, a large storage closet, a recently installed new carpet, and a full-sized washer/dryer make this condo feel like a home.
 kehalani 401 2 
Villas at Kehalani #401

The Villas at Kehalani is an exclusive gated community and conveniently located in Central Maui. This meticulously maintained home features a master suite on the ground floor and sizable upstairs bedrooms with views. Take in the experience and imagine yourself soaking in the master suite tub reading your favorite book and then making your way to the patio of the master suite to admire the sweeping ocean and Haleakala views!
Kam sandds 8-411
Kamaole Sands #8-411

$1.99M (FS)
This sought-after top-floor two-bath end unit offers spectacular ocean and Haleakala views from the large private covered lanai. Unique to the end units is a large living room window allowing natural light to stream in. Both the kitchen and bathrooms have been upgraded. Kamaole Sands Resort is one of the finest and well-maintained condominium complexes on Maui. Located in South Kihei, across the street from the world-class white sandy beach - Kamaole III.

Customer Listing Synopsis
maui kamaole B205
Maui Kamaole B#205

$1.099M (FS)
B-205 comes fully furnished and allows for short-term rentals. an upgraded kitchen with cherry wood cabinets, granite tile countertops, newer appliances, tile and carpet flooring throughout. The primary bathroom has updated his and her bathroom vanities and a spectacular tiled walk-in-shower. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. There are 3 A/C units and a washer/dryer in the unit.

Customer Listing Synopsis

Vacation Condos Under $1M

308 kihei surfside
Kihei Surfside #308

$969.9K (FS)
This gorgeous, remodeled 1-bed, 1-bath condo located on the 3rd floor of Kihei Surfside has breathtaking and spectacular ocean views. It has an open floor plan with an updated kitchen, porcelain tile throughout, and a tiled walk-in shower. Kihei Surfside is an oceanfront complex located just steps away from the famous Keawakapu Beach. It has beautiful tropical grounds with a heated oceanside pool, lounge chairs, putting green, shuffleboard, and gas BBQ grills.
Kamaole Nalu
Kamaole Nalu #203

$839K (FS)
This is a gorgeous furnished and renovated 2-bed, 2-bath ocean view condo at Kamaole Nalu. It has an open kitchen with updated cabinets and granite countertops and tile flooring throughout, plus a washer and dryer. Kamaole Nalu is an oceanfront resort located right in the heart of South Kihei with direct beachfront access to Kamaole Beach II. It has a beautiful pool and BBQ area upfront.
Maalaea Banyans
Maalaea Banyans #111

$649K (FS)
Direct oceanfront living with panoramic ocean, outer-island and Haleakala views. Enjoy the relaxing sound of rolling waves, stunning year-round sunsets and seasonal whale watching from your own covered deck at Maalaea Banyans. Interior upgrades include cherry wood cabinets, granite countertops, tile flooring throughout and more. Resort amenities include an oceanfront pool, hot tub, and storage for surfboards or kayaks.

Residential Condos Over $1M

Na Hale O Makena #E301

Enjoy spectacular year-round sunsets from the lanai and the second floor as well as views of Kahoolawe, Molokini, Lanai, Maalaea and the West Maui Mountains from this penthouse unit. The entry foyer and rear bedroom provide impressive Haleakala views! One of the unique features of this penthouse is its built-out second floor, with an additional bedroom, bathroom, and loft/office/game area, taking advantage of the entire 2773 sf of living space. The main level offers 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, ideal for a family looking for single-level island living.

Residential Condos Under $1M

Villas at Kehalani #1501

$999.9K (FS)
This 3-bed, 2.5-bath two-story townhome has sweeping ocean and mountain views and comes with beautifully oversized tile flooring, a separate laundry room, a 2-car garage including a convenient sink area, as well as lots of built-in storage space and a central A/C. Tesla wall charger in the garage is included. Pets are welcome in this unit.

Masters 2008
Masters #2008 

$930K (FS)
Masters at Kaanapali Hillside is a unique residential condominium complex offering your own serene, private retreat perched on the shoulder of the ahupuaa Hanakaoo. Unit 2008 is a 2-bed, 2-bath unit on the 2nd floor and comes with a relaxing private lanai. The complex is perfectly positioned on the west side of the island near some of the best places to shop, dine, and adventure! This unit is in good condition but original and will be sold "As-Is".
Napilli Villas 16
Napili Villas #16

$725K (FS)
Napili Villas is a great place to call home. This 3-bed, 2-bath ground floor condominium enjoys a fenced front yard, with additional storage. It being located at the end of the building, you have additional windows for great ventilation and fewer immediate neighbors. Tall ceilings, wall A/C’s. Your pets will enjoy the small park area located on the property. The Kapalua Golf Bay Course is just minutes away.

H Garddens 14B
Haleakala Gardens #14B

$498K (FS)
This ground floor 2-bed, 2-bath spacious unit with a garden view is a short walk to the beach and bus stop. Several new and recent upgrades include floors throughout, a refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and washer dryer. The unit has one parking stall #312 plus guest parking and is pet friendly. Tenant-occupied until February 28, 2022 and is currently rented for $2400 per month.

Customer Listing Synopsis
Mount Thomas 101
Mount Thomas #101

$499K (FS)
Nice Central Maui location. This 2-bed, 2-bath condo of appx. 888 sq. ft. living area has beautiful views of Haleakala and the Kahului harbor. The refrigerator, range, washer and dryer were purchased a year ago. The Mount Thomas condo project has a secured entry to the elevator and mailboxes. The monthly maintenance fee includes water (including hot water), sewer and trash use.

Customer Listing Synopsis
Vacant Land
Kula I'O Road

$568K (FS)
This is one of the finest view lots in the Subdivision with views from Sprecklesville to Makena. Lot B is the Cottage Lot. Kula I'O offers the ideal elevation of Upcountry Maui with breathtaking ocean views across the outer islands, the West Maui Mountains and the North Shore, as well as stunning unobstructed views of Haleakala. A state-of-the-art private well system provides pristine water and this CPR'd lot will have separate 3/4" Potable & 3/4" Ag water meters.
The Smith Team
(808) 572-0866
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