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 967 September 14th, 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  (2)

New Properties 

Price Reduction

Short Sales
Land (1)
New Properties 
Price Reductions  

Spectacular Oceanfront 


Wailea Point 402
$17.77M (FS)

 Maui County "Safer Outside" Program


Just a reminder that the "Safer Outside" program begins tomorrow, Sept. 15th for Maui County.  Here's some of the key components:
Commercial events - Must apply for an exemption for any event planned for more than 50 people.
Restaurants, bars, and other high risk activities - Businesses will close by 10 p.m.  Indoor operations may operate at a 50% capacity, provided that all customers over the age of 12 provide a proof of full vaccination.  Completed vaccination cards could be original, photo copied, or in digital form.
Gyms, fitness centers, and other high risk businesses - May operate at a 50% capacity, provided that customers over the age of 12 be fully vaccinated.
Commercial recreational boating - Shall operate at 50% capacity.
Ground transportation and commercial tour operators - Shall operate at 50% capacity.
Sports - No spectators allowed at any outdoor or indoor sporting events.
These rules will be applied to non-essential activities and will be reviewed 30 days from now.
The state also launched a Hawaii SMART Health card this past Friday for vaccination status verification.  This is a voluntary program for those that obtained their vaccinations here in Hawaii.  
Here's a great article that provides more details on the Oahu's "Safe Access" Program (already in effect) and Maui's "Safer Outside" program: Click Here.
Mahalo Nui Loa,

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

The Smith Team

P.S. On Maui, visit Kimo’s, Leilani’s on the Beach, Hula Grill Kaʻanapali and Duke’s Beach House on September 25th and order their famous Original Hula Pie for dessert. All proceeds will go to the non-profit, PACT (Parents and Children Together) to purchase school supplies for families.


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Homes Over $1M

58 kahana
59 Kahana Ridge Drive

$1.495M (FS)
A charming single family home that boasts simplicity, modernity and impeccable attention to detail at every corner. Encompassing over 1,924 sf of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, this refined home has a stunning open floor plan which boasts extraordinary views of the pacific ocean.
 2450 Piiholo Rd 
2450 Piiholo Road

$1.9M (FS)
The improvements on this 10 acre property near the top of Piiholo, bordering a 41 acre State forest, date back to the 1970s. The very unique main residence, designed by renown architect Jim Hestand of Maui Architectural Group, could be described as "mid-century modern".
1426 Front St
1426 Front Street in Mala
$2M (FS)
The main house is an upstairs 2 Bed, 2 Bath with high vaulted exposed beam ceilings, open floor plan that completes the living room, kitchen and outdoor living experience. The large lanai offers beautiful ocean and island view scenery. Both bedrooms include ensuite bathrooms.
112 Kawehi Pl
112 Kawehi Place
$3.5M (FS)
Nestled near the top of a winding Kula road lies a little slice of heaven. At the top of the property sits the main home with decks that are perfectly situated to enjoy the dramatic views to the valley and ocean below. Surrounded by lush green grass, lovely fruit and native trees and gardens.

Homes Under $1M

2295 Mokuhau Rd
2295 Mokuhau Road
$549K (FS)
Centrally located in Wailuku, nice cool breeze. Flat, flag lot with fruit trees, Ulu, Star Fruit, Papaya, Guava. Home is in need of tlc. Property will be sold in it's "As Is" condition, no tir no tenting. Seller will not be making any repairs or shampooing of carpet. 
741 Haiku Rd
741 Haiku Road
$689K (FS)
This meticulously maintained two bedroom one bathroom plantation home is situated on nearly 1/3 of an acre and includes a carport and garage with a workshop and plenty of additional storage. There is room to plant more food or add another dwelling and the location is designated as business, commercial in the Haiku Community Plan. 
2797 Panepoo
2797 Panepoo Street
$999K (FS)
This home is brand new from floor to roof, from interior walls to exterior siding, from rock wall to fence.This house is decked out with everything you need now and stamped/aprroved plans for building on in the future. The multi month renovation left no stone unturned. 

Vacation Condos Over $1M

Hale Hui Kai 108
This unit, with its simple and tasteful design finishes is a great vacation rental or second home. Walnut floors throughout. Both bedrooms have upgraded interior windows. Minutes away from all Wailea has to offer. World class beaches, restaurants and shopping.
Wailea Elua
Wailea Elua A-2108
This 25 Acre Masterpiece of Paradise features one of the Lowest Density Properties in all of Wailea at approximately 6.1 Condominiums Per Acre. Meticulously Manicured Landscaping is abundant with Lush Tropical Plants. This Top Floor living has been graciously updated throughout with the Finest of Craftsmanship.
Montage Residences
Montage Residences 2204
Relax and enjoy the Tropical ambiance and unforgettable mesmerizing Azure seas of Kapalua Bay from this lovely 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath Grand Residence! Close to beach and pools, and restaurants on property. 

Vacation Condos Under $1M

Nani Kai HaleNani Kai Hale 407
$699K (FS)
Enjoy the true meaning of paradise with outstanding ocean and West Maui mountain views in your very own beachfront condo on Sugar Beach. The views are accentuated by the mirrored wall & mirrored wardrobe in the living room. This updated unit boasts granite counters, tile back-splash, ceramic tile flooring throughout, and brand new high-end stainless steel appliances. 
Luana Kai
Luana Kai C-103
$749K (FS)
A meticulously maintained ground floor unit and easily accessible to anyone. Enjoy the sunsets and ocean views from the cabana or take a short, one minute walk for full ocean views. You are ideally located on the grounds about 40 steps will get you to the pool gate.
Kamaole Sands
Kamaole Sand 2306
$818K (FS)
Positioned perfectly on the third floor of the highly desirable and rarely available Building #2, Unit 306 has undergone a complete remodel. As soon as the current owners walked into this unit at Kamaole Sands they knew it was to be their Maui home. 
Unit 2-306 was remodeled to give it a bright, open and airy feel. Tile floors, granite counters, etc.
Maui Parkshore
Maui Parkshore 310
$925K (FS)
This unit has been tastefully updated throughout featuring a beautiful kitchen with granite countertops, custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Paired with vinyl plank flooring, beautiful bathrooms and large bedrooms it all makes up for the perfect vacation home.

Residential Condos Over $1M

Ke Alii Ocean Villas L-204
$1.090M (FS)
This spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit includes a 1 car garage and an outdoor assigned parking space, large lanai with motorized closing shades, Grohe fixtures, Toto Commodes, granite counter tops, porcelain tile floors, and a newer refrigerator and microwave. Furniture is included.
Keala O Wailea
Keala O Wailea 102

$1.599M (FS)
This unit is situated in the back of the complex and draws the benefit of the perfectly manicured and expansive lawn with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and west Maui mountains. The spacious lanai is also pre-plumbed for a gas grill. Here you can indulge in serene sunsets while enjoying a soothing cocktail. 

Residential Condos Under $1M

Puuone Towers and Plaza
Puuone Towers and Plaza 402

$290K (FS)
Beautiful 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath updated unit with wonderful ocean and mountain views centrally located in Wailuku at Puuone Towers and Plaza. Upgrades include laminate wood and tile flooring, renovated kitchen and baths with Corian countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a newer full-sized stackable washer/dryer. 
Maalaea Mermaid
Maalaea Mermaid 202
$325K (FS)
Estate sale presents a fantastic opportunity to own a residential, pet friendly 1BR, 1B unit with partial harbor views from lanai. Also within walking distance to stretches of sandy beach, the Ma'alaea Harbor, and the Maui Harbor Shops. Situated between Lahaina, Kihei, and Wailuku/Kahului, Ma'alaea is a commuter's dream.
Iao Gardens 110
$379K (FS)
Great 2 bedroom 2 bath in Iao Gardens. Partial remodel done but move in ready. Two parking stalls.
Vacant Land
Lower Kimo Drive
$1.25M (FS)
Stunning Kula property with outstanding Ocean and Haleakala views. This parcel zoned rural .5 acre includes one installed water meter plus two additional water meters secured and paid for. To find the property go to the corner of Lower Kimo Drive and Malapua Road.

The Smith Team
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