Jo Dorner

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Latest Maui Real Estate Stats Update

Tthe latest report from the Realtors Association of Maui
January 17, 2020


When it comes to real estate in Maui, it’s always a good time to buy or sell. Areas like Coconut Grove or the Kapalua Resort are great places to buy real estate or to sell if you are lucky enough to already own property here. Whatever your situation may be, we have access to a unique market here because of the location, and that is why it is never a bad idea to stay up to date regarding the latest market statistics so today I am going to give you the rundown for Maui’s west side real estate stats.

According to the latest report from the Realtors Association of Maui, sales remain steady but prices are a bit lower in some areas so that makes this time of the year a great time for buyers. For instance, condos in Honokowai, Napili, and Kahana are selling for cheaper. The median sales price in November was $399,000 for 21 homes sold compared to $515,000 of November 2018. Median sales price for the current period was also higher for $473,800.  Condo prices in Lahaina also dropped to $466,852. In October, the median sales price in the same area was $690,966 and in November of 2018 that number was around $670,000. As for single family homes on the west side, one home in Kaanapali sold for $3,250,000, another in Kapalua for $2,550,000 and two homes sold in Lahaina for a median sales price of $846,000.

On Maui as a whole, it looks like new listings increased for condos on Maui to 23.7 percent in November. Pending sales also increased to about 22.9 percent. So in conclusion, now is a great time to buy on the island. It just makes sense and would be wise for you to invest in your retirement plan and future sooner rather than later. So if you are interested in seeing some of the listings I have for sale in person, please do not hesitate to contact me. I have many years of real estate experience here in Maui and I would love to sit down and talk story with you some time about your real estate goals in general. So don’t be a stranger and give me a call. I hope you have a great week and keep checking back to stay up to date about new listings on Maui.

Amazing Land For Sale in Kapalua. Buy TODAY!

Discover 221 Plantation Club Drive
January 03, 2020

When it comes for looking for making your dream of becoming a homeowner in Hawaii a reality, what comes to mind? Are you looking for an oceanfront property where you can get multi-island views all year long and a front-row seat during whale season? Or maybe you’re on the hunt for a home in the up and coming Pineapple Hill Estates because you know deep down inside that Maui’s west side is the best side. Well, if that’s the case you’re not alone. It’s no secret that Maui’s west side area is one of the most sought-after in terms of real estate. And one of my favorite areas to look into buying here happens to be the lovely, picturesque place of Kapalua. Perhaps you’ve heard of this part of Maui in passing, or maybe you’re already familiar with the famous golf course and top-of-the-line restaurants that are located nearby. Whatever your appeal to this area maybe, you’re probably new to the idea of building instead of buying here and that’s why today I want to take a second and feature a unique area of vacant land for sale that has views, potential and so much more to offer a future homeowner and builder such as yourself.

Located at 221 Plantation Club Drive, this land for sale is a great investment. With 2.34 acres of vacant land, you could build your very own dream home in of one of Maui’s top neighborhoods. Situated in the Plantation Estates Phase I, near the golf course that hosts the Tournament of Champions, this vacant land is part of the original 36 home sites developed around the Plantation Golf Course. Here you will have luxury east and west views and plenty of space to maintain the privacy you’ve always dreamed of. Just think of the potential this place has and what you could do with it.

Also, this land is near some of Maui’s top outdoor locations including Honolua Bay and D.T Fleming Beach so you’ll never have to travel far to experience Maui in all her beauty. If you are interested in seeing 221 Plantation Club Drive in person, please contact me right away. In the meantime, if you have any other questions about Maui real estate or properties for sale on the island, give me a call so I can fill you in on all the great options to buy here. Don’t hesitate and act now before the year ends and prices go up. I look forward to hearing from you and hope you have a wonderful week. Aloha!

Join the Maui 5k This Spring!

A special event coming up this spring
December 20, 2019


Here on Maui I am known for my ability to give people such as yourself an opportunity to purchase their dream oceanfront home or condo. But what you may not know is that I'm equally as passionate about our community and any events that help support Maui as a whole.

With that being said, today I'd like to introduce you to a special event coming up this spring that is worth participating in if you plan on being in the islands during the month of March. One such event just so happens to be the Maui 5K. Are you or someone you know a runner or an athlete? Does the idea of getting your heart pumping and testing your limits and inner and outer strength get you excited? If so then this event will be right up your ally. And even if a 5K run isn't something you're used to participating it, I think you just might want to change your mind this year and try it for the very first time.

Set for March 1st, the 9th annual Maui 5K will bring the whole Maui community together for an exciting race that includes a 1-mile run and walk for Keiki and adults. According to the Maui 5K website, there will even be a virtual run option along with t-shirts that will be mailed to participants directly. Every year, this even uses proceeds to give back to local schools. The mission of the run is to promote health and fitness for Hawaii children by giving the local schools and option to participate in youth sports and recreation programs by providing more funding for these programs so that they may upgrade equipment for physical fitness, play, and athletic programs. Your health is your wealth so take charge of it today with the Maui 5K.

I hope to see you at the Maui 5K on March 1 at the Maalaea Triangle Parking Lot. And while you gear up for this event, why not stay focused on another goal and that goal just so happens to be homeownership. If you're looking to buy a house on Maui, I'd love to help you. I've been here for a very long time and know the market like the back of my hand. So if you need help with finding your dream home, do not hesitate to contact me right away. As you can see above, I have plenty of listings to choose from and would be more than happy to help walk you through the options I have online. Mahalo for your interest and please get back to me soon.

Blogs for January 2020

Latest Maui Real Estate Stats Update

Posted on January 17, 2020


When it comes to real estate in Maui, it’s always a good time to buy or sell. Areas like Coconut Grove or the Kapalua Resort are great places to buy real estate or to sell if you are lucky enough to already own property here. Whatever your… Continue Reading

Amazing Land For Sale in Kapalua. Buy TODAY!

Posted on January 03, 2020

When it comes for looking for making your dream of becoming a homeowner in Hawaii a reality, what comes to mind? Are you looking for an oceanfront property where you can get multi-island views all year long and a front-row seat during whale season? Or maybe you’re on… Continue Reading

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