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 1013 August 2nd, 2022


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 (4)
New Properties 
Price Reductions  

Short Sales

New Properties

Price Reductions 

 Polynesian Style
 Feature 2 

4851 Lower Honoapiilani Road
$14.5M (FS)

Pau Hana Maui

Greg Smith fishing 2022


“Pau Hana” in Hawaiian roughly translates into “no more work” and celebrates the end of the day and the golden hours around sunset. This transition between work and home affords many the opportunity to jump in the ocean, grab a pau hana beer with a colleague or friend or treat your kids and family to an early happy hour meal out after school activities are done for the day. 

Pau Hana is an island mindset that allows time to decompress from the day. It helps set the pace to ease through the week and arrive at the weekend. It reminds us to not take life so seriously that we forget to relax and enjoy the little moments of each and every day. 
How do you like to “pau hana?” What’s your favorite place for happy hour? Here’s a short list of some pau hana activities and places that we enjoy on the north and south shores of Maui.

  • Sprecklesville Baby beach to Baldwin beach walk
  • Surf at Ho’okipa State park
  • Happy hour at Milagros in Paia
  • Keawakapu beach walk in South Kihei
  • Shoreline fishing at Kalama beach park
  • Beach volleyball at Kamaole beach I (Charley Young’s Beach)
  • Fabiani’s family friendly Happy hour in Kihei
  • SeaScapes’ Happy hour at Maalaea

One of the best aspects to living on Maui is striking that perfect balance between work and enjoying a fun and relaxing island lifestyle. If you live out of state, what  traditions do you subscribe to that bridge the transition from work to home and help bring balance and enjoyment to your day? 


Mahalo Nui Loa,

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

The Smith Team


P.S. Check out the Maui Happy Hours website for a more extensive island-wide list of places to enjoy, browse and search by city. Share your local favorites with us!
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Homes Over $1M

 50 I'a Iki 
50 I'a Iki Place
$1.198M (FS)
This ideal 4 bedroom 3 bath home in the highly desired community of Ke’alohilani at Kehalani. Newly built in 2018 on a corner lot on a tree lined cul-de-sac, this home is bright and spacious with Ocean and Mountain views, warm sunshine, and cool mountain breezes. 
156 Keoneloa St
156 Keoneloa Street
$1.5M (FS)
Mountain and sunrise views from this 2016 custom built, 2-story, 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,000 sqft home. This home has an open floor plan with great flexibility for the family, extended ohana, or work from home. Centrally located near the hospital, medical offices, schools, parks, shopping, airport, golf courses, beaches, maui arts and cultural center, and more.
2710 Lia Place 

$1.795M (FS)
This spacious two story home features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and one half bath and is located in a quiet, cul de sac neighborhood in Haiku. The open floor plan is well thought out and provides generous room sizes and storage areas through of the home. Unrestricted views of Haleakala enhance the special country feeling of the property and can be enjoyed both inside and out.
101 Waaula
101 Waaula Place

$2.7M (FS)
As you enter this lovely home you will be astounded by the gorgeous lengthy entrance that leads to the oversized living room with voluminous ceilings. The gigantic chef’s kitchen is set up for entertaining & contains an electric cooktop, Wolf gas stove, double ovens, warming drawer, microwave drawer, refrigerator/freezer plus a second huge, built in, and more.

Homes Under $1M

2294B W Vineyard
2294B West Vineyard Street
$699K (FS)
This home is just up the road from where all the new town renovations are taking place. From this home, you will enjoy beautiful views of Iao Valley, light Hawaiian breezes flowing through, a privately fenced in lot with paved concrete driveway, and tropical fruit trees around the property.
100 East Kuiaha Road

$725K (FS)
This cozy home was built in 1969 and has single wall construction. Lush, matured trees and foliage are all around the home which, along with the gulch to the east, creates privacy. Make this home and lot exactly what you have dreamed about. What a perfect spot to create your own paradise. 
440 Poheoheo
440 Poheoheo Place

$849K (FS)
This charming single story home on over 8,300 sq.ft of leveled land. The entire roof was replaced in 2016, interior completely repainted the same week of listing date, and piping around the entire home has been upgraded from galvanized to copper just 3 years ago. 
40 Leie St
40 Leie Street

$999K (FS)
Bank Owned. Repairs are all completed and this property is now ready for the next owner to enjoy. Single family home, fresh. comfortable and spacious home in a great location in Haliimaile. New water meter was installed to give this home a new life. New improvements include a new roof, kitchen has new cabinets & countertops, stainless steel sink and disposal.

Vacation Condos Over $1M

 Hale Kamaole 
Hale Kamaole 221

$1.249M (FS)
Ocean view, 2 bedroom with loft in the best location at Hale Kamaole, you just found it. This nicely updated unit has one of the best views in Hale Kamaole. Couple that with its front of the complex location and superb rental history and future bookings and you have arguably the best unit in the complex.
Puamana 28-3
$1.85M (FS)
This darling, two bedroom, two and a half bathroom, two-story townhome was fully renovated in 2017, and some of the original vintage charm was carefully woven into the modern upgrades. For example, the contemporary wood cabinets in the bright and airy kitchen perfectly complement the classic wood wall paneling of the living room.

Customer Listing Synopsis

Wailea Elua
Wailea Elua A-202
$2.95M (FS)

The ocean views are stunning and there are island views of Kahoolawe, Molokini and Lanai as well. With a major remodel completed at the end of 2015, this condo features an open kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel GE appliances, custom cabinetry, tiled floors in the living room and kitchen, a redesigned ceiling and more.

Customer Listing Synopsis

Video/Virtual Tour

Vacation Condos Under $1M

Kihei Bay Vista
Kihei Bay Vista A-101

$660K (FS)
This unit is conveniently situated across the street from white sandy beach where you can kitesurf, windsurf, stand-up paddle, kayak, whale watch and see unforgettable Sunsets. Enjoy this quiet complex with only 60 units and enjoy the BBQ area and a dining area by the pool and hot tub. Nicely updated 1 bedroom unit with large walk-in closet in addition to lots of extra storage space in the unit.
Kaanapali Shores
Kaanapali Shores 537

$749K (LH)
This fifth floor ocean view 2 bedroom 2 bath unit features an open full size kitchen with granite counter tops, custom wood cabinetry and views from the master bedroom, living room, and kitchen towards the outer islands and courtyard pool. If you are looking for incredible value on Maui's West Side, chose the Aston Kaanapali Shores Resort.

Customer Listing Synopsis

Video/Virtual Tour

Haleakala Shores
Haleakala Shores A-209
$880K (FS)

Well maintained unit. This sale is subject to court approval and confirmation. Please allow suitable time for a response. The property is being sold As Is, where is condition. Being sold unfurnished. 

Customer Listing Synopsis

Residential Condos Over $1M

Wailea Fairway Villas
Wailea Fairway Villas U-202
$1.199M (FS)
Enjoy Maui living at it best. Beautiful features from top to bottom. The open floor plan allows for a easy flow of living from the kitchen, dining and living area. Granite countertops throughout. Extensive lighting in all areas of the unit. Three (3) Split new AC units allow for control of your climate throughout each area of the unit. 
Kai Malu
Kai Malu 34-A
$1.999M (FS)
Spacious and flooded with natural light, this west-facing home has an extended lanai to enjoy meals and relaxation with the backdrop of Haleakala Mountain and the Wailea Blue Golf Course. The primary suite boasts a large bedroom with private lanai, two large closets, bathroom with double sinks, a walk-in shower and separate soaking tub. 

Residential Condos Under $1M

Kihei Cove 101
$500K (FS)
This condominium is ideally located just steps away from some of Maui's most beautiful beaches. Located on Ili'ili Road which is in between Charley Young's Beach and The Cove Beach Park is this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom corner unit.

Customer Listing Synopsis


Keonekai Villages
Keonekai Villages 22-202
$630K (FS)
This delightful haven offers 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths across its beautifully designed interior. Inside, discover a gorgeous combination of warm color tones, rich hardwood flooring, and decorative baseboards that create a welcoming vibe. 
Kihei Shores
Kihei Shores I-002
$649.9K (FS)
You cannot find a remodeled 3 bedroom condo, in a prime south Maui location, at this price. Tiled flooring, updated kitchen with granite countertops, newer cabinets, recessed lighting, stainless appliances as well as a beautiful new kitchen backsplash. Popcorn ceilings have been removed. 

Vacant Land

35 Kapalulu Place Lot 361
$395K (FS)
Beautiful Kulamanu exceptional opportunity to own in this great subdivision. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this location offers unique possibilities for ownership surrounded by quality homes. Under ground utilities and lots of green space, as well as, a private park. Minimal yard maintenance due to sloping elevations of the space and surrounding area.
184 Pukalani St
184 Pukalani Street Lot 397
$520K (FS)
Stunningly beautiful Pukalani Terrace half-acre vacant lot (.537/acre). Breathtaking, bi-coastal ocean views, West Maui mountains, and Central valley. Long-admired, highly desirable parcel, with County water meter. First time being offered for sale, since the owner purchased from the initial land developer.  

The Smith Team
(808) 572-0866
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