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 953 June 8th, 2021


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Vacation Condo Over $1M
Vacation Condos Under $1M
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30 Papaua Place
$7.45M (FS)

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Hawaii Safe Traveling Update

Recent news from Governor David Ige has some major changes to Hawaii's safe travels program.  On June 15, interisland travel restrictions will drop for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.  If you are traveling from the US Mainland to Hawaii on or after June 15 and you are fully vaccinated (plus two weeks) and received your shots in Hawaii, you can bypass the pre-test and/or quarantine.

 "This chart was provided by Lt. Governor Josh Green"

Mahalo Nui Loa,

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

The Smith Team

P.S. We have a new first Hawaii-based rideshare company called, Holoholo. To book an appointment, visit or through the holoholo mobility app.
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248 (122)
1264 (494)
209 (61)
367 (73)
1840 (425)
165 (75)
 74 (23)
353 (73)
585 (289)
689 (218)
3457 (992)
1. The numbers in parentheses reflect the number of listings over $1M
2. Sold listings are for the previous 12 months.
3. Change is the increase or decrease in number of active listings from the previous week


Homes Over $1M

828 Kumulani Dr
828 Kumulani Drive
$1.995M (FS)
The multi-level home has a spacious main living area, open beam and wood ceilings, fireplace, and nice ocean & west Maui mountain views. The kitchen has a great workspace, lots of cabinets, and access to a private lanai off the mountainside of the home to capture Haleakala views for morning sunrise or afternoon shade.
374 Kualono Place

$2.75M (FS)
It is a large and comfortable custom built home which the entire family has enjoyed as the children grew up and now is a beloved family gathering place for the grandchildren. Many hours of fun playing water basketball and water volleyball have been enjoyed in the family-sized pool through the years.
520 Pacific Drive
$2.85M (FS)
This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home has all the needed space to spend amazing days/months/years on Maui. Newer appliances in the kitchen - Sub-zero refrigerator, Thermador gas-range and double ovens. Eat in kitchen area and separate dining. The upstairs master-suite offers a walk-in closet and steam shower with separate tub. The second master-suite is located on the main level with dual closets and sliders out to the lanai.
41 Kumu Niu Pl
41 Kumu Niu Place
$3.595M (FS)
Fabulous ocean views and sunsets that include all three islands of Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolawe. This 3,132 sf home has a beautiful outdoor kitchen with lots of space for entertaining on the lawn or hanging out by the pool and spa. Set in tropical landscaping of flowers and palm trees, this is your peaceful, private retreat. 

Homes Under $1M

890 Makalii St
890 Makalii Street
$649K (FS)
Take advantage to own a home with lots of potential to add an accessory dwelling or expand the original house. Centrally located in Kahului, close to shopping, schools, restaurants, parks, medical facilities, airport.
 961 LEKEONA Loop 
961 Lekeona Loop
$719.9K (FS)
Bank Owned. Quick drive to Waiehu Beach. Large enclosed garage with enough space for extra storage or a workspace area. Open beam ceilings throughout offer natural lighting. Relax and take in island breezes while lounging on the covered lanai with views of the majestic West Maui mountains.
81 Kamahao St
81 Kamahao Street

$849.9K (FS)
This flexible 4 bed/3 bath floor plan features a great room, kitchen, master bed/bath, guest room and bathroom upstairs. Downstairs offers a separate family room, along with 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom and an indoor laundry area. 
Vacation Condos Over $1M
Kapalua Ridge
Kapalua Ridge 1421 
$1.15M (FS)
Top floor, single level unit in building 14, with fantastic views of the ocean, the island of Molokai and Honolua Bay. Large lanai, perfect for entertaining. This unit was remodeled in 2006 as a wonderful beach cottage with the wooden table and chairs and out door adirondack style chairs as well. New sofa bed upholstered in modern style and has not been in a rental program since.
Maui Sunset
Maui Sunset A-317
$1.15M (FS)
This gorgeous 2/2, short-term rentable condo in Central Kihei was remodeled in 2016 including both bathrooms, new appliances, Pergo Brilliant Maple flooring throughout, and granite counter tops and oak cabinetry in the kitchen. Master bedroom has double pane windows with white plantation shutters in both bedrooms. 
Papakea Resort A-402
$1.625M (FS)
It is a truly unique, one-of-a-kind two-bedroom direct to oceantfront loft-style unit at Papakea Resort. Sit back and relax in the living room or on the lanai where you can hear the surf, watch the colorful sunsets, see the whales breach and experience sea turtles swimming by.
Whaler IWhaler 905/907
$1.795M (FS)
The Whaler features an ocean front pool, sauna, health facility, underground parking, and a business hub center. Take a look through the renovated courtyard and enjoy the tropical landscaping and Koi fish pond. 

  Vacation Condos Under $1M

Paki Maui
Paki Maui 113
$399K (FS)
Conveniently located on the ground floor within the inner courtyard. This nicely appointed 1 bedroom 1 bath spacious condo has been upgraded with granite countertops and tile floor with all modern furnishings & decor. Recently added new Horizon Averte privacy window coverings on back slider. 
Papakea Resort
Papakea Resort H-107
$615K (FS)
This 1 bed 1 bath ground floor "corner" unit features a full kitchen, tiled flooring, floor-to-ceiling mirrors in the living area, and a washer and dryer for your convenience. This unit is currently in the vacation rental program is furnished and turn-key ready. The immaculate grounds and Koi ponds are steps from your spacious lanai. 
Sugar Beach Resort
Sugar Beach Resort 330
$875K (FS)
This is an Over the Top remodel, so don't miss the opportunity. You see no other condos, only the big blue Pacific Ocean from the moment you open the front door. Imagine sitting on your lanai with your favorite beverage and watching the most beautiful Sunsets, while whales jump right in front of you.
Polynesian Shores
Polynesian Shore 209
$896.9K (FS)
Comfortable and beautifully done this 2 bedroom 2 bath is ready for you to come and enjoy. This building has recently been renovated making it a stunning place to call home. All new windows have been installed, security screen doors, front doors with entry lock system, new hot tub and much more. 

Residential Condos Over $1M

Wailea Palms 2703
$1.25M (FS)
The incredible tile floors take you to a large 476 sf lanai that has access from the living room and primary bedroom where you can view the ocean, even from the bedroom you have Fleetwood Sliding doors and an ocean view! Both bathrooms are remodeled. Wailea Palms is a long term property and no vacation rental allowed, so this property is sooooo peaceful. There is a wonderful quiet pool area a gym.
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Kanani Wailea 7
$1.675M (FS)
Kanani Wailea is a residential condo development with 38 free standing homes. Single level living with four bedroom, four and one-half bath. All the bedrooms are en-suite with the fourth bedroom separate and perfect for guests or a private office. Beautiful, private setting with lush landscape. The gourmet kitchen features granite counter tops, the finest appliances and beautiful wood floors.

Residential Condos Under $1M

Maui Lani Terraces
Maui Lani Terraces F-304
$295K (FS)
This one bedroom, one bath, unfurnished, fee simple condo is cute and ready for a new owner. The condo is clean and well cared for. Maui Lani Terraces is a special condo along the Lower Road. Pool, club house, short distance to a great beach park and some delightful eateries just down the road.
  Haleakala GardenHaleakala Garden A-18
$485K (FS)
3 Bedroom 2 bath condo on the ground floor at Haleakala Gardens. In 2016 a complete new kitchen was installed and all new flooring. Recently living room AC was replaced with a larger unit.
 Vacant Land
165 Welau Way Lot
The Summit Lot A-9
$395K (FS)
This Pacific Ocean and West Maui Mountain view lot is ready to be built on. The level ground topography makes this parcel near shovel ready. The home site allows for a large residence up to two stories to be built including landscaping, pool and Jacuzzi. The parcel is approximately 10,574 square feet and one of the few remaining buildable parcels available in the community. 
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