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 970 October 5th, 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  

Slice of Paradise

4885 Lower Honoapiilani

4885 Lower Honoapiilani 
$7.788M (FS)

Living the Maui Lifestyle


I moved to Maui over 40 years ago from Southern California, and I can honestly say that it was one of the best moves of my life.

If you are like me and love the outdoors, lots of sunshine, beautiful beaches, and year round tropical climate, then Maui might be a place for you to consider either for a principal residence, second home, or vacation property.

We have it all with prices for condos starting as low as $200,000 and homes in the $800,000 and up range.  

There is a price for living in paradise, but at least for me, I would definitely say it was well worth it and even today, I can’t think of another place that I would rather live.

Whether you are ready to start enjoying the Maui Lifestyle now or in the future, please contact us and we will help you make that happen.

Have a wonderful week!

Mahalo Nui Loa,

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

The Smith Team

P.S. Big Island's Kilauea volcano has been erupting since this past Wednesday. Check out the video here.
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1. The numbers in parentheses reflect the number of listings over $1M
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3. Change is the increase or decrease in number of active listings from the previous week.


Homes Over $1M

24 Loihi Pl in
24 Loihi Place 
$1.495M (FS)
This immaculate, new looking home is mostly new. The tropical pool, fences, stamped concrete hardscape, putting green, window treatments, and furnishings are all brand new in 2021. The new walnut solid wood floors, kitchen appliances, cabinets and countertops, bedroom carpets, lighting fixtures, and more were all done in the last four years, and look brand new.
 55 Oluolumau Pl 
55 Oluolumau Place
$1.695M (FS)
Ocean views overlooking at Peahi Gulch. For 14 years the property has been upgraded, maintained and well cared for by the owners. There is a foot trail that takes you down to Kaupakalua Stream.
31 Hoopalua Dr
31 Hoopalua Drive
$2.39M (FS)
The tasteful design and thoughtful remodeling make the living spaces comfortable and fulfilling. You have room for guests, separate living spaces, and a home gym. The roof was replaced in 2016 and many attractive upgrades have been made

Homes Under $1M

348 Kopiko St
348 Kopiko Street
$675K (FS)
This single story home has been completely renovated and features an open layout with beautiful stainless steel appliances. The kitchen and bathrooms feature quartzite countertops with LVP flooring throughout the home. Stay cool on those warmer days with shade from large mature trees and multiple ceiling fans. 
42 Olo Pl
42 Olo Place 

$785K (FS)
This charming single level hollow tile 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in the desired agricultural plantation hub of Waikapu. This single family home has solar hot water heating and air conditioning and is used as a 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,027 sqft main house with a permitted addition that was built behind the carport which has 2 separate entrances and considered the 4th bedroom.
80 Kaiemi St 2
80 Kaiemi Street
$799K (FS)
This home offers lots of living options. The kitchen highlights beautiful counter tops, impressive backsplash, cherry wood cabinets, a stainless steal range and is one of the only neighborhoods to have piped natural gas. The main bathroom features the tub with tile surrounds and a new vanity.
68 Ohukai St
68 Ohukai Street
$919K (FS)
This vintage home is perfect for someone who wants privacy, a pool, and a project. The home is in original condition and has amazing potential! 3 bedrooms 2 baths with a fabulous yard and pool. The beautiful vaulted ceilings add to the charm and character of the home with the sliding doors that add to the indoor/outdoor use of this little gem

Vacation Condos Over $1M

Koa Lagoon 401
The view is everything from this 2 bedrooms 2 bathroom corner unit condo in the Koa Lagoon property. The building is approximately 300 feet from the sand which makes it perfect for watersports or nice walks on the beach. The updated kitchen has plenty of counter and storage space and is open to the dining area.
Whaler II
Whaler 1169
The unit is beautifully decorated in contemporary decor with a pull out couch, flat screen televisions and island art and photography. The Whaler is one of the premiere resort destinations on Maui featuring an ocean front pool/spa, tennis courts, workout facility and spa.
Wailea Ekolu
Wailea Ekolu 1509
This stunning unit has it all. Clean lines, tile flooring, and modern finishes throughout the home bring a sense of upscale ease. Upon entering, you’re immediately drawn to your own private lanai, boasting unobstructed views of the Pacific that pour in through floor to ceiling windows.

Vacation Condos Under $1M

Pohailani Maui
Pohailani Maui 116
$565K (FS)
This 2 bedroom, 1 bath sits in the midst of Kahana across the street from the ocean. Easy to get to the shops, markets, beach and
restaurants.Renovated in 2016, this 641 sf is a ground floor unit that walks right out to the beautiful green belt on this 8 acre complex. Sit on the outside shaded Lanai with a view of the garden. 

Maui Sunset
Maui Sunset A-504
$649K (FS)
Enjoy sunsets and ocean & mountain views from your lanai at the beautiful ocean front Maui Sunset Condominium in Central Kihei, Maui. Pride of ownership shows throughout this one bedroom, two bath unit.  
Haleakala Shores
Haleakala Shores B-508

$789K (FS)
This unit has a nice sized lanai, storage closet, elevator access, parking and more. Upgrades include recently installed split AC system in each room and on demand hot water heater. Unit also has washer/dryer and comes fully furnished and turnkey. 
Kaanapali Shores
Kaanapali Shores 850
$865K (FS)
Gorgeous 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo at the Kaanapali Shores Resort on the 8th floor with great ocean and inner courtyard views from its lanai. Spacious and well laid out at 717 sq. ft. This unit has a great rental history with 5 star reviews.
Customer Listing Synopsis
Maui Kamaole
Maui Kamaole M-203
$899.9K (FS)
This M building 2 bedroom has 3 newer AC units, stainless appliances and has been kept very nice for a successful rental. Maui Kamaole is located near Maui's finest beaches, shopping, restaurants and resort golf courses.
Kamaole Sands
Kamaole Sands 4405
$975K (FS)
You will feel right at home in this remodeled, top floor condo at Kamaole Sands, with beautiful ocean and mountain views. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, turn key condo, has been nicely remodeled. 

Residential Condos Over $1M

Vintage at Kaanapali 57
$1.479M (FS)
This home features a reverse floorplan, with vaulted ceilings, and a spacious open concept floorplan. Beautiful rich dark wood flooring, new carpet and paint, upgraded appliances featuring GE and Thermidor. Large master ensuite with walk in closet. 
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.
Coconut Grove
Coconut Grove A-2

$3.7M (FS)
Coconut Grove is located on World Famous Kapalua Bay. Amenities include pool, fitness center, party room with kitchen, outdoor grill, outdoor shower. Unit has been upgraded with elevator, sound system, custom draperies and designer furnishings indoors and out. Unit is being sold completely furnished.

Residential Condos Under $1M

Harbor Lights D-318

$180K (FS)
Nicely renovated 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath unit with beautiful ocean and mountain views at Harbor Lights. One o the most comfortable units at Harbor Lights with light breeze and ocean views.
Napilihau Villages 9-204
$435K (FS)
This 2 bedroom 1 bathroom 2nd floor unit is in pretty much original condition. Photos are from when they moved in. Appliances have been replaced along with the kitchen and bathroom floors.
Keonekai Villages 14-108
$485K (FS)
Keonekai Villages is pet friendly and walking distance to beautiful sandy beaches, parks, shopping and restaurants. Unit 14-108, nicely updated ground floor home located on the backside of the building with a grassy open area for the view and not parking/cars.

            Customer Listing Synopsis
Vacant Land
47 Kulamanu Circle
$489K (FS)
Inspiring bicoastal views from this beautiful vacant lot located in one of the most desirable upcountry neighborhoods. Ready and waiting to build your own custom dream home on this .25 acre property with underground utilities, installed county water meter, and ocean and West Maui mountain views.
The Smith Team
(808) 572-0866
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