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Ring in the New Year with Bill Maher on Maui

Welcoming 2020 to the island
December 06, 2019

Ready to usher in 2020 on the beautiful island of Maui? If you and your loved ones are still on the fence on what to do for the last night of 2019, then read on because we have an event you’re going to adore!

On Monday, December 30 at 8 p.m., famous comedian Bill Maher will be performing live at the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. This is the 9th year in a row that Bill Maher will be on the island, and we can’t wait! If you’re unfamiliar with Bill Maher, let us fill you in. He’s best known for his hit HBO TV show called Real Time. He’s also earned 34 Emmy nominations for his work in television and in 2014  won his first Emmy as the Executive Producer for HBO’s Vice. His humor and long-standing career are just a couple of reasons why you won’t want to miss this event. Another reason to attend includes a chance to see two other very popular comedians- Sarah Silverman and Larry Miller.

Silverman is an Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian and one of the most sought-after stars in show business today. She is perhaps best known as the creator, executive producer, and host of the Emmy-nominated weekly talk series “I Love You, America,” on Hulu. Larry Miller has done it all, as well, including acting, comedy and has even written a book. He’s appeared in many films, but you might recognize him most for his role in the hit movie Pretty Woman. So if celebrating the New Year with a laugh sounds like a good idea to you, then make sure to book your tickets early and fast. Tickets are on sale now!

Now that you have your evening planned for the New Year keep checking back to my website to see the latest and greatest in real estate in Kapalua and Kaanapali, and beyond! Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

Latest Real Estate Stats for West Maui

Plenty of great homes for sale on the west side.
November 22, 2019

In terms of Maui real estate, there’s plenty of great homes for sale on the island’s west side, so it might be hard to know where to go to get the insight you need to find the home your heart is longing for. But if you visit my about me page, you’ll see just how extensive my Maui real estate knowledge is, and that’s why I encourage you to contact me first when you’re starting your luxury home hunt on the island. And in the meantime, it’s never a bad idea to plan ahead and keep learning about the latest in terms of real estate on Maui so that’s why today I’d like to focus on the most recent real estate stats for Maui West Side to help give you a little overview on what’s happening here. 

According to the latest statistics from the Realtors Association on Maui, the housing market overall is calming down, but buyer and seller activity remains strong. On Maui overall, new listings increased by around 8 percent for single-family homes and by a little under 11 percent for condos. Inventory on the island decreased by 13 percent for single-family homes and by 18.5 percent for condos. The median sales price decreased by 4.6 percent for single-family homes but increased by 9.6 percent for condominium homes. Days on the market for Maui homes fell by 5.8 percent for single-family homes and by 16.6 percent for condominium homes. Month's supply of inventory decreased by 17.9 percent for single-family homes and by 11.9 percent for condominium homes.

As for west Maui, single home sales didn’t show too much of a jump in either direction. Kaanapali, for instance, only had one home sold during the month of September as opposed to three last month and during September 2018. Kapalua, there was only one home sold, down from four the previous month and from one in September 2018. Lahaina had a slight drop compared to last month, with only four homes sold as opposed to seven sold in August. Still on track compared to the same time last year, where there were only three homes sold. And Napili/Kahana/Honokowai remained the same with three homes sold across the board.

As for condos, there was a jump in sales. There were 17 condos sold during September compared to 9 sold in August and 14 sold during the same time last year. In Kapalua, there were eight condos sold in September, up from four in August and from one during the same time the previous year. Lahaina also experienced an increase with 12 homes sold during September compared to 8 during August and seven from the year before. Napili/Kahana/Honokowai saw a pretty broad jump with 21 homes sold, compared to 13 last month.

So, to conclude, the market is doing well on Maui, and now would be a great time to buy or sell. Interested in getting involved in real estate, make sure to give me a call so I can help you along your journey. Have a great day. Aloha.

Homes for Sale in Beautiful Maui

Great deals on homes for sale here in Maui
November 08, 2019

Looking for a great deal on a home for sale here in Maui? If so, you came to the right place because I have a large list of great properties for sale on Maui. I aim to provide my clients with the best choices and services available. Check out some of my listings, learn more about me and contact me when you see one that appeals to you! In the meantime, here are three of my favorite homes for sale on the island.

  1. 26 Napili Place: Here’s a beautiful condo for sale on Maui near Napili Bay. Perfectly located near the calm blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by swaying coconut trees, white sand, and views of Molokai in the distance, it’s hard to beat this west Maui home for sale. If you decide to purchase this condo, you will have access to all the amenities available at the Napili Surf Resort. This unit, in particular, was recently renovated and comes with new cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops, stainless steel appliances, and Hawaiiana-inspired furnishings and decor. 

  1. 100 Ridge Road Unit 224: With 1,125 square feet, this condo on Maui comes fully-furnished with koa accents throughout and mahogany wood as well. You’ll love the tasteful decor and enjoy nice carpet and beautiful views. The complex also comes with a shuttle service that can take you to the nearby Kapalua Resort. Enjoy living life to the fullest here!

  1. 500 Bay Drive 19B4: This perfectly situated condo for sale on Maui is oceanfront and just a short walk to the beautiful Oneloa Bay. It’s a perfect place for those of you looking for a retirement home or vacation rental. Located in the Bay Villas Complex, you’ll also have access to all the amenities on the property including tennis and a pickleball court. Follow the link above to view photographs of this one of a kind property and don’t miss an opportunity to own this home!

Those are just a few of the beautiful homes for sale on Maui. If you’re interested in seeing more, check out my listings and give me a call with any questions you might have. Maui is a great place to call home and I hope you consider buying one of these properties as soon as possible. Have a great rest of the week and I hope to hear from you soon. Aloha!

Blogs for December 2019

Ring in the New Year with Bill Maher on Maui

Posted on December 06, 2019

Ready to usher in 2020 on the beautiful island of Maui? If you and your loved ones are still on the fence on what to do for the last night of 2019, then read on because we have an event you’re going to adore!

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