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 977 November 23rd, 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 (1) 

Short Sales

New Properties

Price Reductions  

Luxury in Wailea


3390 East Lani Ikena Way
$2.3M (FS)


Happy Thanksgiving

We would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you to all of our clients and friends for choosing us to be your Realtors® here on Maui!


Here's a great article on some ideas on where to go on Maui for Thanksgiving Day this Thursday, November 25th:
Mahalo Nui Loa,

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

The Smith Team


P.S. When shopping for sunscreen before heading to the beach, make sure it is a mineral sunscreen. Last Friday, Maui Country Council unanimously passed Bill 135 that prohibits the sale, distribution, and use of non-mineral sunscreens to help protect the environment. It aims to ban all chemical sunscreens that pose a threat to the coastal waters, reefs, and marine species.  

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Homes Over $1M

54 Kapuahi Street

$1.099M (FS)
Great opportunity to own a rental property with house and cottage on half an acre in Upland Estates, Makawao. Stucco finished exterior and plaster interiors create durability and longevity. Avocado, citrus trees and a flourishing herb garden add to any meal.
 64 Kulamanu Cir 
64 Kulamanu Circle

$1.399M (FS)
Come live at Jacaranda Grove in Kulamanu, one of the most sought after quiet neighborhoods in Kula. Lanai and spectacular ocean sunsets. 
3031 Mapu Pl
3031 Mapu Place
$1.825M (FS)
This Maui Meadows property with an ocean view boasts 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, kitchen, family room and a downstairs game room. In addition, the new Ohana (completion 2021) provides for income opportunities or just that extra space for company.
707 Calasa Rd
707 Calasa Road
$2.695M (FS)
The 'Heart of the Home", the kitchen and the outdoor pizza oven, is flanked by two bedroom suites, as well as multiple covered arched stone loggias forming absolutely charming outdoor areas and special view planes in every direction, adorned by olive trees, vineyards, Italian cypress and jacaranda trees.
36 Kai Pali Place
$3.15M (FS)
A property like this rarely comes on the market. A coveted beachfront community, this is one of only 9 residences on Kai Pali Place. Just one house back from the ocean, the short stroll across the street to the beachwalk will be the highlight of your every morning. 

Homes Under $1M

 1824 MALAMA 
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, central A/C, automatic sprinkler system and roof is only 5 years old. 
96 Maka Hou Loop
$925K (FS)
This well maintained 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Stanford Carr Home is 1,406 sq ft and is meticulously landscaped with a fenced in yard and tiered with extensive brick work. Concrete walkways laid throughout the exterior perimeter. 
86 Kuula St
86 Kuula Street
$949K (FS)
Four bedrooms two bath and flexible living with freshly painted interiors along side a newer two bedroom one bath detached accessory dwelling. A large 8,400 square foot lot with plenty of storage and two large carports.


Vacation Condos Over $1M

Kamaole Sands
Kamaole Sands 3408
Rarely do you find a unit that is as turn key and remodeled with the finishes and location that this, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo at Kamaole Sands provides. Located on the top floor, and an end unit, where even the circular staircase has been removed and replaced with a modern wood staircase with stainless steel cabling. 
Honua Kai
Honua Kai - Hoku Lani SR441
This Ocean View, 2 bedroom, 2 bath luxury condo in popular Honua Kai Resort & Spa, on N. Kaanapali Beach. Enjoy morning coffee and sunset cocktails on the spacious corner lanai. 
Makena Surf
Makena Surf F-305

Breathtaking ocean views from this front row direct beachfront 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence at Makena Surf. The kitchen was updated with custom mango cabinetry, top of the line appliances, and granite counters.
Honua Kai - Konea
Honua Kai - Konea NR1025
Rarest of opportunities is now available to you, For the first time since the Developer conveyed homes in 2009 and 2010 to the public, a 10th floor Penthouse is available for resale. And it's all about the views.

Vacation Condos Under $1M

Kamaole Nalu
Kamaole Nalu 502
$798K (LH)
Unit 502 is a spacious, 774 s.f. upgraded, south-facing, two bedroom, two bath unit, with large additional 126 sf covered lanai. Enjoy truly unobstructed magnificent Molokini Crater, Kaho’olawe, & Forever Ocean Views.
Haleakala Shores
Haleakala Shores B-412
$825K (FS)
This large & open 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo has many extra amenities your average condo has to offer. A large shoji screen divides the living room & second bedroom, providing privacy when needed, yet allows for a large open living space when doors are open.
maui vista
Maui Vista 1416
$845K (FS)
You are across the streetfrom beautiful Charlie Young Beach. This 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathroom unit is loved by renters. The Maui Vista has 3 pools and 6 tennis courts, and you can enjoy the barbecue areas. 
Kihei Surfside 507
$950K (FS)
Unit has been completely remodeled and refurnished. Entire unit has porcelain tile flooring, the cabinetry custom made from Canada, the solid maple has a luxurious cherry stain, counters and vanities all topped with granite slab. 
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Residential Condos Over $1M

Villas at Kehalani 2804
$1.056M (FS)
Luxury townhouse community nestled on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains. A quiet, convenient, upscale, and comfortable neighborhood with wonderful views in a fabulous location. Dining, shopping, the airport, and beautiful beaches are only minutes away. 
Kai Malu
Kai Malu B-55
$2.2M (FS)
Look Mauka for stunning views of Haleakala and Ulupalakua and look Makai for spectacular views of the ocean. This is the “Lewa” model with the master bedroom upstairs with exquisite views of Molokini.

Residential Condos Under $1M

Southpoint at Waiakoa 1-201
$415K (FS)
Terrific opportunity to secure your piece of paradise at an incredible price. This home features tile floor in main living areas and carpeted bedrooms, cherry cabinets & granite countertops.
Maalaea Yacht Marina 307

$420K (LH)
Oceanfront 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom nicely updated and remodeled unit in Maalaea Yacht Marina. From your lanai you can watch breaching humpback whales (November-April) and watch the “freight train”, one of the fastest and longest rideable waves in the world during summer months. 
Hale Kanani
Hale Kanani 3-105
$699K (FS)
Hale Kanani is a centrally located residential condominium complex located in the heart of Kihei. Charley Young Beach, The Cove, restaurants and the Foodland Shopping Center are a few blocks away. 
Villas at Kehalani 2102
$899K (FS)
The two story spacious 1,446 living square feet Townhome with Ocean views with attached two car garage and central air conditioning. The contemporary design includes two large bedroom suites with private bathrooms. 
Vacant Land
9300 B Kula Highway
$1.199M (FS)
Multiple locations to choose from to build your dream home. Located below Grandma's Coffee House, you'll find a wonderful climate here on this slightly sloping parcel with gorgeous Jacarandas scattered about the property. 
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