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 1030 November 29th, 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 (2)
Condos (2)
New Properties 
Price Reductions  

Short Sales
Homes (1)

New Properties

Price Reductions 

 Luxury Beachfront Condominium  
   Coconut Grove   

Coconut Grove F-24
$6.995M (FS)

Mauna Loa EruptionPhoto: Mauna Loa, Hawaii by R. Kofron

The world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa, erupted for the first time in nearly 40 years. Lava is emerging from areas of the summit crater and vents along the north-east flank with fountains reaching 30-80ft into the air. Thankfully, this activity is currently far from homes and communities. Still many are concerned for personal safety, air quality and potential property damage. 

There is an advisory warning in effect for Maui county due to the recent eruption of Mauna Loa Volcano on Hawaii Island. Today, air quality was rated as “good” by Air I-Q, but if worsening voggy conditions develop, the department of health advises the following guidelines for residents and visitors. 

This Maui.Now article compiled the following great resources and links to share with visitors, friends or family on Hawaii island. 

  • The Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense agency has a web page on volcano hazards with maps of inundation zones and hazard zones. Alerts are posted here.
  • Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has closed the Mauna Loa summit area to visitors.
  • Vog information can be found here
  • What does a warning and warning alert level mean? Find out here.
  • HVO: Preparing for the next eruption of Earth’s largest active volcano.
  • Lava Flows from Mauna Loa (1843-2018)
  • Mauna Loa Eruption Response Times over the past 200 years
  • Current alerts.
  • Mauna Loa webcams.
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Mauna Loa Volcano
  • Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has closed the Mauna Loa Road from Kīpukapuaulu and the closure extends to the summit caldera.

Mahalo Nui Loa,

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

The Smith Team

P.S. You can check out live web-cam footage of the eruption at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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Homes Over $1M

 76 Mano 
76 Mano Drive

$1.2M (FS)
This property offers a single level floor plan that includes three bedrooms and a bonus room (could be a home office or 4th bedroom) with two full baths. Extra large washroom and walk-in kitchen pantry. There is a fireplace for the colder Kula nights, and plenty of storage room for your gardening tools beneath the house.
88 Aulii Dr
88 Aulii Drive

$1.995M (FS)
This home boasts ocean and mountain views. Enjoy the perfect weather of Upcountry with the ease of proximity to schools, restaurants, and amenities. With a brand-new roof in 2022, this single level, three oversized bedroom home features a spacious living room, and a covered lanai.
70 Nahele Road
$2.629M (FS)
Privacy and Ocean Views for this freshly remodeled Main House and Cottage on an acre and a half on a quiet country road on the ocean side of Hana Hwy. Tall, open-beamed ceilings, large covered wrap around lanai, great kitchens with new cabinetry, appliances and granite tops. New flooring, appliances, electrical and plumbing fixture and more.
3378 E Lani
3378 East Lani Ikena Way
$3.85M (FS)
This magnificent new construction boasts cutting-edge contemporary design, captivating ocean views and an unrivaled central location. Cultivated with the highest standards of luxury in mind, features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms. Surrounded by beauty at every corner, this incredible property captivates you both indoors and out.

Homes Under $1M

 2132 W Vineyard 
2132 West Vineyard Street

$375K (FS)
This property needs a buyer with innovative ideas that can enhance the space. Location provides easy access to schools, restaurants, government entities and public gathering spaces within walking distance. Property has a water meter. 
2716 Akalani Loop

$395K (FS)
Potential Short Sale.The home has been substantially damaged by fire and may or may not be repairable but will be sold in As Is Condition. Conveyance will be by way of a limited warranty deed. Nice neighborhood, close to golf course, community pool and Pukalani shopping center.
920 Haawi Loop
920 Haawi Loop 

$849K (FS)
This three bedroom, two bathroom residence is ready for you to call home. It has a newly upgraded kitchen complete with dishwasher. A Side door off of kitchen opens to a covered lanai space that leads to the fully fenced back yard. This home has a spacious open floor plan with tile and laminate floors throughout. 
40 Kahiapo Pl
40 Kahiapo Place

$948K (FS)
This charming, sweet home set in a peaceful area on the edge of the jungle has been well maintained and upgraded at every level. Remodeled in 2019 by a true craftsman, with custom built exotic African Mahogany kitchen cabinets, custom-built windows/screens in the bedrooms, custom-built cedar closet in primary bedroom. 
63 Maka Hou Loop 2
63 Maka Hou Loop

$965.5K (FS)
This 2 story home features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with an enclosed patio for entertaining and an attached 2 car garage. One of the largest homes in the area with an interior of 1799sf and a fenced in backyard on its 10,320 sf exterior. The yard is installed with an irrigation system. Enjoy the cool breezes with mountain and ocean views.

Vacation Condos Over $1M

Kamaole Sands
Kamaole Sanda 4-411
$1.145M (FS)
Top floor, ocean view 2 bedroom 2 bath condo at Kamaole Sands. A diamond in the rough. The condo has always had a beautiful ocean breeze and has never needed AC. One great benefit is the high vaulted ceilings giving the condo a bigger feel. This unit has been with the same owner since 1997 and has not been rented. 

Customer Listing Synopsis

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Maui Banyan
Maui Banyan G-209
$1.2M (FS)
This 2 bedroom 2 bath fully furnished end unit is in an excellent location on the 2d floor of the G building. “Lock off” feature allows this condo to be rented out as a 2 bedroom, or can be rented out separately as two units allowing for maximum rental potential. Has its own established vacation rental program, generating a very nice investor’s rental income. 
 Maui Sunset 
Maui Sunset B-519
$1.575M (FS)
Rarely offered penthouse location on the "flare out" of B building in Maui sunset. Condos in this location rarely become available and are unique in that they have a semi private entrance, larger lanai, and highly desirable floor plan. Massive ocean views overlooking the meticulously kept grounds framed by the West Maui Mountains are sure to impress.
Wailea Ekahi 17-F
$1.74M (FS)
Enjoy spectacular ocean views from the living area, the kitchen, the dining area, and the main lanai of this beautiful, wonderfully located, 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit. There is a remarkable feeling of openness and space thanks to the breadth of the ocean views , the elevation of the unit, and the vaulted ceilings.
Kapalua Ridge
Kapalua Ridge 1223-24
$1.75M (FS)
This unit is located directly on the Third Hole of the famed Kapalua Bay Golf Course. Two bedrooms and three full bathrooms with large living spaces allow this to be a perfect gathering place for Family Events and any and all Holidays. The Ridge has two pools and BBQ areas. Easy walk to beaches and what would be considered world class dining.

Vacation Condos Under $1M

Aina - Nalu A106

$749K (FS)
This unit is a great opportunity to generate great rental income and comes equipped with a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and one assigned parking stall. The grounds themselves are beautifully maintained and include 2 swimming pools, a whirlpool spa, private cabanas, 2 BBQ areas, and a club house for owners and guests.
Maalaea Banyans
Maalaea Banyans 401

$850K (FS)
Direct oceanfront, overlooking the bay, Haleakala’s fabulous moon and sunrises, Molokini, Kahoolawe, and Freight Trains (fastest wave in the world). This corner unit offers an extra window in the living area for even more light, and a short distance to Haycraft Beach which stretches all the way to Sugar Beach.

Residential Condos Over $1M

Masters 2204
$1.695M (FS)
Beautifully updated 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in one of west Maui's most popular and Pet friendly complexes. The vaulted ceilings and skylights with electronic remote control shades add a feeling of space to the great room and kitchen. The guest bedroom has built in maple and bamboo cabinets and the master bath was updated with custom vanities and granite counter tops.
Kai Malu
Kai Malu 61-B
$2.9M (FS)
Prime location with its sweeping ocean and Haleakala views and elevated location on South Maui’s renowned Wailea Blue Golf Course, 3 bed and 2.5 bath, 2 car garage. Is a 2-level fully furnished town home featuring upgrades fit for the most discerning buyer. Travertine floors, granite countertops, cherrywood cabinets, stunning Tommy Bahama furniture.

Residential Condos Under $1M

  Harbor Lights
Harbor Lights B-302

$230K (FS)
Come and enjoy the ocean breeze from this affordable unit centrally located in the Harbor Lights complex of Kahului. Look out and see views of Haleakala and the ocean. This complex is adjacent to the University of Hawaii Maui Campus. It is conveniently located near foodland, whole foods, Queen Ka'ahumanu shopping center, and Maui mall. 

Customer Listing Synopsis

Spinnaker D-223
$435K (FS)
Great opportunity to own a one bedroom at the Spinnaker Condominium complex in downtown Lahaina. Close proximity to all the fun things to do in Historic Lahaina Town, restaurants, cafe's, art galleries, shopping and the Harbor. Community laundry on site.
Kihei Shores
Kihei Shores F-202
$579.9K (FS)
A beautiful garden atmosphere, and assigned parking stall close by. Guest parking is plentiful and also within close proximity to the unit. Gorgeous remodel. Bamboo and tile flooring throughout, updated kitchen with granite countertops, bamboo cabinets and shelves, a skylight, and tile backsplash. 
Kehalani Gardens
Kehalani Gardens 102
$625K (FS)
There are so many delightful surprises in this lovely 2 storey townhouse in centrally located Kehalani Gardens. Filled with color and light, the owners have curated a selection of diverse materials including comfy cork floors, herringbone patterned tile in the foyer and kitchen, and American Clay plaster on some of the walls.
Napilihau Villages
Napilihau Villages 5-202
$639K (FS)
This 2 bedroom fee simple condo on the West Side. Own in Beautiful Napili. Walk to restaurants, shopping, and the beach. Extensive remodel only 2 years ago. Very low HOA dues cover water, trash, sewer, exterior maintenance. Two deeded parking spots right near the unit. Pet friendly well managed association. 
Villas at Kenolio
Villas at Kenolio 7-C
$799.9K (FS)
Tucked away steps from the pool, gym, playground, and visitor parking and just a couple minute walk to peaceful Kalepolepo Beach this 2nd floor unit has it all. One of the only 3 bedroom 2 bath condos to also offer a large loft in the complex, its decked out with vaulted ceilings, solid surface counters, updated bath, new split AC, fixtures, and more.

Vacant Land

 216 HUAHUA Pl 
216 Huahua Place Lot 24

$1.375M (FS)
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to build your dream home on one of the nicest, highest-elevation lots a highly sought after gated community on Maui. Located in Lower Kula at the ideal elevation of 2,000 to 2,400 feet, the “Essence of Kula” is a 236 acre gated community with breathtaking, panoramic views of Maui’s North Shore, South Shore, the West Maui Mountains, and Haleakala National Park.

The Smith Team
(808) 572-0866
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