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.
 Smith Team Real Estate - 2 Generations of Satisfied Customers - (808) 572-0866
About Maui Our Listings Property Search Rentals Blog Contact Us
Issue 982 December 28th, 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 (1)
New Properties 

Price Reductions 

Short Sales
Homes (0)

New Properties

Price Reductions  

Luxury Makena Estate 

 7505 makena 

7505 Makena Rd

$29.5M (FS)



Hau’ Oli Makahiki Hou



Hou’ Oli Makahiki Hou is how we wish you a Happy New Year in Hawaiian. In so many ways, 2021 has been a truly miraculous year. Despite the challenges of living during a pandemic, this year marked a major shift from fear and uncertainty towards a brighter, more hopeful future as people were able to travel and reconnect with family again. It was a great year for humanity and also for the real estate market in Maui. We at the Smith Team feel so blessed and fortunate to live and work on this beautiful island while assisting others to find their special piece of Aloha too. We give thanks for our continued health and ability to serve all people interested in Maui real estate and wish all of you continued health, prosperity and joy in the new year!

Mahalo Nui Loa,

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

The Smith Team


P.S. What an outstanding year 2021 has been. So much growth in many sectors of the market. For instance, the number of homes purchased by out-of-state buyers nearly doubled this year!

P.S.S. According to a study by Smart Assets, Maui county residents are some of the most generous in the state of Hawaii. Mahalo to the many who donated to Coldwell Banker Island Property's Toy drive 2021! Your donations were much appreciated!


Follow Us
facebook twitterlinked-round-flat   instagram-logo-icon-vector-29228004 (2)   
Market Watch
178 (145)
196 (105)
1379 (674)
136 (63)
356 (130)
2316 (585)
126 (48)
 53 (17)
404 (107)
440 (256)
605 (252)
4099 (1276)
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 the number of active listings from the previous week.


Homes Over $1M

Wailina St
4341 Wailina Street

$3.4M (FS)
This luxurious fully furnished turn-key 3b/3.5b residence features an additional family/ media room, private office and large storage area with A/C. It is situated in the gated resort community of Wailea Golf Vistas. The quality and attention to custom details are quite obvious and define the warmth and character! Features include ocean vistas, mostly single level living space (media, office, storage downstairs) with a large lanai, pool, spa and waterfall all on the same level as the main living area with no stairs.
 Une Pl 
4525 Une Place

$2.1M (FS)
A beautiful Haiku home with pool, spa, and pool house, nestled on just over 2 acres. Ideally located in lower Haiku with close proximity to the ocean and Paia town, this property offers a peaceful island setting! Beautifully tucked away near the top/end of a cul-de-sac neighborhood with Ocean and Haleakala views! This home has 2,300 sqqFt across three levels and features 4b/3b.

481 Pulehuiki Road

A rare Kula gem! Encompassing 2.6 acres, this unparalleled property provides peace, quiet and incredible privacy along the slope of Haleakala. Sitting along a large gulch, this spacious land boasts abundant fruit trees and mature landscaping with lots of options for future expansion. The large 5bd/3.5ba main house enjoys breathtaking, unobstructed ocean and mountain views. Below is a private 2b/2b 1000 sqft detached cottage with rental income and privacy from the main house and road.
Leohu cir
197 Leiohu Circle

$1.95M (FS)
Immaculate and elegant new home with sweeping north and south shore views plus the ever beautiful West Maui mountains. This Master Builder home has  2 x 6 walls, extensive covered lanais, a spacious open floor plan, 3 master-sized bedrooms with the main master-bedroom on the first floor. Luxury appliances and finishes are found throughout the home. This home has ten-foot ceilings with oversized windows and 8' solid core doors, solar water heater, and central AC.

Homes Under $1M

 Kopili St 
857 Kopili Street

$899K (FS)
Charming, quaint 1930’s plantation home located in lower Lahainaluna. This owner-occupied home has been lovingly cared for and has a leased photo-volatile system for nearly zero monthly electric bills. The home has 3 bedrooms and a full bathroom, as well as an attached bonus room with a separate entrance with access to a second bathroom and laundry room. The home has 5 window A/C's to keep you cool in the warm summer months. No HOA.
45 Hoolai Street

$798K (FS)
This wonderful family property has so much to offer. You will be surprised at the flexible floor plan for the extended family. Tucked away in an established Makawao neighborhood, the home has new beautiful flooring and appliances with a sweet lanai just built to enjoy the backyard. Privacy and convenient location close to Makawao Town, shopping, restaurants and Eddie Tam Community Center.

Vacation Condos Over $1M

Montage Residences #3503

Located within the renowned Kapalua Resort, home to two championship golf courses, miles of hiking trails and an array of ocean activities. Montage Residences Kapalua Bay offers a rare opportunity to fully embrace the Montage lifestyle. The combination of unparalleled location, an expansive floor plan and Montage services make for true hassle-free resort living. This residence is sold fully furnished and ready to occupy or place into the rental program.
 kapalua golf 
Kapalua Golf Villas #22T 7&8

After 22 years, this sought after 1b/2b unit in building 22 is finally up for sale. This unit has a newly remodeled main bathroom and upgraded granite counters, new cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms and tile throughout except in the bedroom, which is carpeted. The washer and dryer have been replaced, and a new split A/C system has been installed as well.
Kam sandds 8-411
Kamaole Sands #8-411

$1.99M (FS)
This sought-after top-floor two-bath end unit offers spectacular ocean and Haleakala views from the large private covered lanai. Unique to the end units is a large living room window allowing natural light to stream in. Both the kitchen and bathrooms have been upgraded. Kamaole Sands Resort is one of the finest and well-maintained condominium complexes on Maui. Located in South Kihei, across the street from the world-class white sandy beach - Kamaole III.

Customer Listing Synopsis

Video Tour

Vacation Condos Under $1M

Maalaea banyons 413 2
Maalaea Banyans #413
$875K (FS)
Spectacular oceanfront setting overlooking all of Maalaea basin from the Maalaea harbor to the west, Haleakala to the East and a lot of ocean in between. Remodeled in 2018 this is a very popular rental unit and availability is subject to vacancy. If you are looking for the creme da la creme this is the most powerful location in all of Maalaea. Priced for a quick sale at $875K for cash sale or proof that you can close in 30 days!
Hale Kam 257 2
Hale Kamaole #257
$825K (FS)
Located on the top floor with vaulted ceilinggs and a 110 sqft loft this unit functions like a 3b/2b unit. North-west facing, this unit provides shade on the lanai and a beautiful ocean view. Across from famous Kamaole Beach III and walking distance to shopping, restaurants and activities. Amenities include pool, tennis courts and BBQ areas.This unit comes turn-key with all the furnishings.
Pacific Shores
Pacific Shores #B403

$635K (FS)
An awesome 2b/2b unit in Pacific Shores is ready to go. Unit B403 has a great floor plan and is located in the center of Kihei. Across the street from world famous Kamaole I Beach park and nearby Cove Park (favorite spots for beginning surfing and SUP) and minutes to tons of shopping and dining. This complex is well appointed for living full time or as your home away from home on Maui. This unit comes with one parking stall and is easy to view.
kahana manor
Kahana Manor #420

$525K (FS)
This 2b/2b unit is ready for a new owner to remodel and upgrade it. Conviently located in the center of Kihei and near beautiful beaches, restaurants, shops, banking, gym and other businesses. Kahana Manor condo has been in a long term rental program for many years and has a nice pool on the property. The unit is tenant-occupied. 


Residential Condos Over $1M

Hokulani Golf Villas #73

Premium location in Hokulani Golf Villas. Completed in 2020, this “like-new, light and bright fully furnished 3b/2.5b home is located adjacent to the Maui Nui Golf course. Hokulani offers a single-family residential condominium lifestyle with modern appliances and oversized 2-car garage. Hokulani is one of South Maui's premiere gated communities and offers an infinity edged pool, hot tub and club house with one of the most expansive views in all of South Maui.
Wailea Fairway 2
Wailea Fairway Villas #U103

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a completely furnished and professionally designed and renovated condominium adorned with beautiful features, top of the line furniture, island collectibles and artwork throughout. The open floor plan allows for a natural flow from living and dining areas to a spacious chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, a wine refrigerator, a generous sized island, all perfect for entertaining.

Customer Listing Synopsis

Residential Condos Under $1M

Villas at Kehalani #1103

$925K (FS)
This beautiful & rare 2b/2.5b unit is situated in a gated complex which provides the security and comfort you deserve. The upgraded interior finish includes granite countertops, both tile and engineered hardwood flooring, upgraded appliances, strategically placed cabinets, and spacious closets. All of this comes with beautiful mountain and ocean views plus the added bonus of a fully enclosed 2-car garage with epoxy flooring.
kihei villages 45-
Kihei Villages #45-103

$539K (FS)
Unique opportunity to own one of the few ocean view, ground floor units at Kihei Villages. This 2b/1.5b, 750 sqft unit is waiting for your personal touch. Across from beautiful Sugar Beach, your view across the puppy park to the ocean will likely never be interrupted! Less than a minute to Maui's favorite shave ice, weekly farmers market, our most popular convenience store and of course the soft white sands of Sugar Beach.

Customer Listing Synopsis
Haleakala gardens-7
Haleakala Gardens #7L

$395K (FS)
Welcome to Haleakala Gardens! Rarely available, is this large airy studio with large loft. This roomy ground floor unit boasts high vaulted ceilings with approx. 528 Sqft. of cozy interior living space. Beautiful granite island and counter tops. Ideally situated on the end perimeter of the complex, with lush greenery and privacy. This unit comes with 1 parking stall, #194 and large outdoor storage. The maintenance fee includes water, sewer, and trash.

Customer Listing Synopsis
Vacant Land
45 Ahinahina Place

$699K (FS)
Outstanding opportunity for a rare acreage lot with views of Haleakala and the ocean with NO CC&Rs, and non-CPR lot. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood of nice homes, this 2.23 acre lot has a large, level area for building a main home with ocean views, plus another smaller area at the northeast corner (with view of Iao Valley and West Maui Mountains) that would provide excellent privacy from the main home building site. 5/8" installed water meter. Cable, electric and stand pipe located at corner. Property located at the end of the culdesac.
The Smith Team
(808) 572-0866
facebook    twitter    linked-round-flat    instagram-logo-icon-vector-29228004 (2)  

Click to view this email in a browser

If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply to this message with "Unsubscribe" in the subject line or simply click on the following link: Unsubscribe

Coldwell Banker Island Properties
#B-35 3750 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, Hawaii 96753

Read the VerticalResponse marketing policy.

Try Email Marketing with VerticalResponse!