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 1010 July 12th, 2022
 

Aloha


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)
Condos (2)
Land
New Properties 
Price Reductions  

Short Sales
Homes  

Condos 
Land
New Properties

Price Reductions 

 
Magnificent Oceanfront
 feature 

11 Hale Malia Place
Kahana
$12.95M (FS)


Growing Interest in Visitor Volunteerism
 

Photo Credit: Kaupo Church, 2022 by R.Kofron

Whether you live on Maui full-time, snow-bird in the Winter months or plan to come on a short-term vacation, you may wish to learn more about Malama Aina opportunities to participate in. There are several organizations practicing land stewardship that aim to revitalize cultural awareness and care of our beautiful islands. 
 

In its simplest form, Malama Aina means to care for the land correctly; it is a cultural practice or demonstration of aloha which is available to all. For many visitors to Hawaii, there’s a growing interest to volunteer while visiting as a way to give back and connect with this spirit of aloha. We’ve put together a short list of organizations as a guide. You can also learn more about the idea of voluntourism by reading this article from the Maui Magazine.

 
Mission Statement: To cultivate cultural and environmental connectivity for all.
Volunteer Days: Wed and Thurs 730-1130am. Sign up on-line.
Mission Statement: To stabilize, protect and restore Hawaiian cultural resources.
Is a citizen science network whose mission is to collect water quality data because the quality of water = the quality of all life.
Year-round opportunities like sea turtle watch and other projects at the The Hawaii Wildlife Discovery Center on Maui.
Mission Statement: To protect and steward the lands that sustain Hawaii, and to perpetuate Hawaiian values by connecting people with the aina.
Programs to connect visitors to numerous local charities and environmental groups. The Ritz Carlton Kapalua and the Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea encourage guests to volunteer in exchange for a fourth or fifth night free. 

Have you ever volunteered while visiting Maui before? Please reach out to the Smith Team and share your experiences with us so we can grow this list of possible resources for the local community and travelers from abroad. Whether you’ve come here to purchase property or simply to enjoy an island vacation, we hope your experience will be memorable and leave a lasting impression.

Mahalo Nui Loa,

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

The Smith Team

 

P.S. The food on Maui is as exciting and diverse as the island itself. Check out this article on the 19 best restaurants to eat and refresh your taste buds.

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Homes Over $1M

 16 Palm 
16 Palm Place
Kahana
$1.599M (FS)
Perfectly situated and high on the hill in a family friendly cul-de-sac with minimal traffic. The reverse living floor plan maximizes the beautiful ocean and mountain views from the upstairs living room, kitchen, primary bedroom suite and office. There is an amply sized covered Lanai on both the upper and lower floors with wonderful views.
 
3138 N Noho
3138 North Noho Loihi Way
Wailea
$2.7M (FS)
This two-level, four bedroom, three bath home enjoys two primary ensuite bedrooms, one is located upstairs and the other on the ground floor. The spacious great room enjoys several doors opening out to the ocean view lanai with additional views of the tropical gardens and pool with soothing sounds of a gorgeous water feature.
 
3275 Keha Dr
3275 Keha Drive
Kihei

$2.75M (FS)
This 4 bedroom 4.5 bath 2-story home is meant for fun and relaxation with over 1000 sqft of lanai living to enjoy the views and a spacious pool, hot tub, pool deck, life can be a dream. The kitchen, living room and main bedroom, boast vaulted ceilings. Flooring is travertine tile, marble tile, and tiger wood. New roof 2019 and the house was tented in March of 2019. The location feels very private and quiet. 
 
711 Kumulani Dr
711 Kumulani Drive 
Wailea

$2.8M (FS)
Boasting on the slopes of the ever so sought after Maui Meadows, sits this ocean view retreat. Is a large airy home that was tastefully remodeled in 2021 and offers high open beam wood ceilings, brand new stainless steel appliances, stone countertops and luxury vinyl flooring. As you walk in the home, the deep blue pacific ocean captures your senses, and makes you never want to look away. 
 
207 Kealakai
207 Kealakai Place
Paia

$11.75M (FS)
This North Shore Maui oceanfront oasis sits next to famous Baby Beach near the Maui Country Club. Surf the break right in front of the main house and enjoy magical sunrise to sunset ocean views from walls of glass and extraordinary lanais. This exquisite property seamlessly integrates chic contemporary elements and traditional Hawaiian architecture.
 

Homes Under $1M

2153 D Holowai
2153 D Holowai Road 
Wailuku
$650K (FS)
Nestled in upper Happy Valley, the home and ohana have a 30'x35' greenhouse. Holowai Place is partial public and partially private road. Owners are in the process of securing easements to the property through a non- exclusive easement.

 
 207 Alake St 
207 Alake Street
Kahului

$900K (FS)
This sweet two-story home is situated in a prime location backing up to the community’s park with access via a private gate to the splash pad, water play features, and mature shade trees extending the greenspace along your own backyard. The home’s floor plan includes one bedroom and one full bath on the ground level.
 
64 Laumaewa Loop
64 Laumaewa Loop
Kihei

$938.8K (FS)
Perfect single story home in the desirable Meadowlands subdivision. Freshly painted exterior. Backs to a park and is conveniently located close to Longs Drugs, the Post Office, Safeway, and many restaurants and shops.
 
  5340 LOWER  
5340 Lower Kula Road
Kula

$945K (FS)
This sweet cottage, with amazing views of Maui's South Shore from the lanai, is on a fully fenced, gated almost half acre lot filled with a variety of fruit trees including Japanese pear, apple, orange, tangerine, guava, and bananas. There's even a chicken coop and a kennel for those hunting dogs. Cottage was lovingly remodeled in 2016 with an upgraded kitchen and bath.
 
137 Mahola St
137 Mahola Street
Makawao

$997K (FS)
The house is a 4 bedroom, 2 full bath one level with attached carport. The separate cottage has 1 bedroom 1 bath. The yard has room to garden. Great convenient Makawao location, across of Eddie Tam gym. Within walking distance of post office, public transportation, and Makawao town. 
 

Vacation Condos Over $1M

 Pikake 
Pikake 206
Honokawai

$1.2M (FS)
This top floor corner unit, known as “B6” features one of the most desirable layouts with 2 bedrooms on the main level, soaring high wood beam ceilings, and a bonus extra loft space for owner use. The kitchen features a breakfast bar for entertaining, and is open to the living area and additional dining on a private oceanfront lanai.
 
Kapalua Golf Villas
Kapalua Golf Villas 18T5
Kapalua
$1.25M (FS)
This 2 bedroom 2 bath townhome is easily accessible with a ground floor entry. The unit's spacious layout includes interior stairs to the 2nd level master bedroom that offers large windows, an additional sitting area, a den (currently used as a bedroom), private lanai with views, walk-in closet and large bathroom with double sinks and soaking tub. Conveniently located near the pool and BBQ area. 

Customer Listing Synopsis

Whaler
Whaler 410
Kaanapali
$1.395M (FS)

Bank Owned. This residence boasts a convenient location with ocean views, air conditioning, two bathrooms, an open floorplan and lanai ideal for both relaxing and entertaining. All of the comforts of home including a community pool, spa, tennis courts, and fitness center awaits. Whether you want a full-time residence a charming Hawaiian pied-à-terre, or an investment opportunity, this residence doesn’t disappoint.

Customer Listing Synopsis
 

 Puamana 2 
 Puamana 15-2
Lahaina
$1.85M (FS)
After a day outdoors, unwind in your private indoor/outdoor sanctuary and grill dinner on the spacious lanai with your ‘ohana. 15-2 is a two-story, full two bedroom (not one bedroom plus a loft) with both bedrooms upstairs. Watch the sunset from your balcony off the upstairs primary bedroom with views of the clubhouse and ocean.
 
Wailea Point
Wailea Point 904
Wailea
$6.5M (FS)
Unit is situated just above the shoreline overlooking Wailea Beach with whitewater views, the South Maui coastline, and the stunning West Maui Mountains. The best way to enjoy Wailea's sunny weather is with indoor-outdoor living and this unit has an excellent mix of the two. One of only 8 units with this amazing view from the upstairs.
 

Vacation Condos Under $1M

Kihei Akahi
Kihei Akahi C-609
Kihei

$768K (FS)
Fully furnished costal chic 1bd/1ba unit offers a welcoming aesthetic with laminate flooring throughout, stainless steel appliances, gas stove, and many other thoughtful and tasteful touches. Everything you need for your personal use or vacation rental guests is provided, from beach chairs, cooler bags & beach umbrella, to a fully stocked kitchen. Enjoy Ocean and Sunset views from the lanai.
Valley Isle Resort
Valley Isle Resort 305-B
Kahana

$860K (FS)
Watch the whales and sea turtles right on your lanai, while enjoying the rhythmic sounds of waves. Bask in the Hawaiian sun and immerse yourself in the peaceful feeling of Aloha at Valley Isle Resort. This spacious 768 sq ft one bedroom furnished condominium has amazing panoramic ocean views.

Customer Listing Synopsis

Video/Virtual Tour

Kihei Parkshore
Kihei Parkshores 14
Kihei
$899.9K (FS)

Beachy chic ocean view boutique small 16 unit complex with pool and ample lawn area, assigned 1 parking. Located in the heart of Kihei across the street to all you would need. Kalama skate board park, roller rink play structure area for kiddos picnic areas, volley ball, basket ball and that's just the beginning one of the best areas to learn to surf or paddle board. 

Customer Listing Synopsis

 

Residential Condos Over $1M

Masters
Masters 501
Kaanapali
$1.025M (FS)
The private location features an expansive lawn off the lanai and around the side, and lush landscaping makes for a private retreat. A rare floor plan, this corner, end unit has no other units above or below. Vaulted ceilings create an expansive airy feel, and windows open to Maui’s tropical breezes. 
 
Hokulani Golf Villas
Hokulani Golf Villas 124
Kihei
$2.295M (FS)
This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath with developer converted den for use as a fourth bedroom comes turn-key ready and furnished. This was one of the many of the $60K in developer upgrades. The primary bedroom is conveniently located on the ground level with excellent ocean and sunset views.

Residential Condos Under $1M

  kk
Maui Lani Terraces C-304
Honokawai
$499.9K (FS)
The unit is on the third floor with panoramic 180 degree ocean views of Lanai and Molokai. Watch the whales breaching from your lanai. Updated with granite counters, stainless appliances, track lighting, tile floors, and tile shower. 

Customer Listing Synopsis

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hoo
Hoolea Terraces at Kehalani 2203
Wailuku
$595K (FS)
Desirable ground floor 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath unit in the Hoolea Terrace at Kehalani Condominium. This unit is located in the back row of the complex which provides privacy and lovely views of the West Maui mountains. The original owner occupants have taken excellent care of this home and it has not been rented out. There are 9' ceilings throughout the home, ceiling fans in the living room and bedrooms, a walk-in closet in the master bedroom, and pendant lighting in the dining area. 
Kahana Manor
Kahana Manor 202
Kahana
$620K (FS)
This inviting Kahana Manor unit features 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Tiled throughout and tastefully remodeled featuring granite countertops, in unit washer and dryer and two separate updated bathrooms. On site amenities include shops and eateries, swimming pool and grilling area. 1 assigned parking stall.
Flats at Kamalani
Flats at Kamalani 1401
Kihei
$685K (FS)
Built in 2019 with upgrades in 2020 that include beautiful porcelain living room & lanai tile, quartz counter tops, stainless steel kitchen appliances, farm sink, shower fixtures, ceiling fans and 4 AC units in all 3 of the bedrooms and the living room to keep you cool all day & night. Fret not about parking as it comes with 2 side by side assigned stalls in front of your condo, plus additional guest parking on site.
 
Kalama Kai
Kalama Kai 306
Kihei
$835K (FS)
Recently built construction on the top-floor. 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom condo located in South Kihei, boasting amazing ocean views and a peek of the surf break at The Cove. With construction completed in 2019, Kalama Kai is one of the newest condo complexes in South Kihei. Right down the road you'll find restaurants, beaches, parks, and shops for your convenience.
 
Villas at Kehalani
Villas at Kehalani 1403
Wailuku
$944K (FS)
A beautiful two-story townhome with attached two car garage, with plenty of storage space, central AC system, upgraded floors, carpet and wood blinds. Spacious 2 bedroom suites with private bathroom. Enjoy the morning sunrise over Haleakala with a cup of coffee on your lanai. Pet friendly, conveniently located minutes from beaches, restaurants and public services.
 

Vacant Land

1740 Kokomo Rd
1740 Kokomo Road Lot B 
Haiku
$539.6K (FS)
Paramount opportunity to own land on Maui, at an affordable price, in one of the most sought after locations in Haiku. Across from Giggle Hill and only a short stroll to the 4th Marine Division Memorial Park park, this property checks off all the boxes you envision to build your next home. Offering a level lot that is cleared and ready to construct your 1000 sq ft cottage, with a thoughtfully placed existing driveway approach off the main road.
 
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