Jo Dorner

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Jo, the resident specialist for Kapalua Resort, brings you up-to-date on West Maui's real estate market, Kapalua events, island activities, foreclosures/bank REO's and areas of interest. Subscribe today to receive notification of blog updates!


One of the best locations on Maui is Kapalua; and for many good reasons! For starters it’s home to plenty of great properties for sale, from the Kapalua Resort to the Kapalua Ridge, there are some pretty stunning, top dollar homes for sale here that you can’t find anywhere else in the world. But that’s not all, it’s also home to some great restaurants, beaches, and a one-of-a-kind golf tournament that hosts an acclaimed PGA golf tournament each year.

Come 2021, The Sentry Tournament of Champions will be hosting their annual competition right here on Maui from January 6-10th at the Plantation Course at Kapalua. There will be a limited amount of tickets, however, so if you’re interested in attending now is the time to book your tickets. It is truly an incredible experience and one you will not want to miss!

For those of you who are new to the world of golf, the Sentry Tournament of Champions happens each year and brings together some of the most talented golfers to the island of Maui to compete on the awe-inspiring Plantation Course at Kapalua at the foothills of the West Maui mountain range.

To keep everyone safe during these unprecedented times, the tournament holders are working with the local and state governments and health authorities to ensure necessary safety measures are in place; Offering a selection of kama'aina options as well as exclusive tournament offerings. If you have yet to experience the Sentry Tournament of Champions then make sure to get your spot early as I mentioned before because tickets are limited.

And if you are in need of a home for sale I can help you there too. As you can see right here on my website I have a plethora of great listings that you can choose from all over the island. The West side is my specialty and I would love to call you my neighbor. So please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you have. Visit my contact page or give me a call and I will make sure to respond as soon as possible. I look forward to helping you make your dream of living on Maui a reality soon.

September Real Estate Marketing Statistics for Maui

Maui’s real estate market continues to show promise as sales expand going into the fall of 2020.
November 20, 2020

Whether you are looking for a multi million dollar property in Kapalua or an oceanfront property in West Maui, now is a great time to buy as mortgage rates are at a record low. That being said, the standards for lending are tightening and with unemployment at a record high, it would be wise to take advantage of this brief moment in time and strike while the iron is hot.  

According to the latest statistics from the Maui Realtors Association, buyer activity continues to increase on the island with pending sales rising by 31.8 percent for single family homes but decreasing by 9.3 percent for single family homes. Inventory decreased for single family homes but increased for condominium homes and the median sales price increased by 9.1 percent to $785,000 for single family homes but decreased by 8.3 percent to $495,000 for condominium homes.

In Kaanapali in September there was one property that sold for almost $2 million, down from the two that sold the month before but up in price from that same time last year. As for Kaanapali condo sales, this area is hot right now as 10 condos sold, indicating a high demand.

Condo sales were looking good in Napili/Honokowai and Kahana with 17 sold, slightly down from the same time last year but on track from the month before where 13 units were sold.

Lahaina appeared to do well during the past couple months, with six homes and condos selling during the month of September.

Overall while our economy attempts to recover during one of the most unexpected events in history, it seems as if buyers and sellers are eager to keep the ball rolling and continue to participate in exchanges. And if this sounds like you then please trust that you are in good hands with me. Please spend some time looking at my listings for sale and let me know when you come across a property that appeals to you.

I look forward to learning more about you and informing you about the latest in real estate on Maui. Keep checking back to my blog to learn more. Learn more about me and what I can do for you via my about page. Give me a call when you’re ready. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Life at the Kapalua Plantation Estates

Breathtaking sunset views and so much more
November 06, 2020


Life on Maui is unlike anywhere else in the world. Where else can you live in warm weather all year long, have views of not one, not two, but sometimes three islands at once? And where else can you live in some of the best homes for sale in the entire world? Only Maui, that’s where! And today I am excited to share with you the Kapalua Plantation Estates where you can experience all that and more right here on the Valley Isle.

Located near the acclaimed Kapalua Resort, the Kapalua Plantation Estates consists of breathtaking views of endless West Maui sunsets, whales during the winter months, and palm trees swaying in the distance.

This area in particular consists of about 720 acres and is built on none other than the top of the line, award winning Plantation Golf Course that is encompassed by 52 Plantation Estates. The properties here range from 2 to 7 acres, and are truly awe-inspiring.

Just click on a few of the homes for sale and see for yourself what makes these properties one of a kind. This listing, for instance, at 610 Honokohau Street, screams luxury island living at its finest! Where else in the world can you find a three bedroom, two and a half bathroom estate with 3,500 square feet with privacy and immaculate details throughout? Or what about this one at 229 Plantation Club Drive? It’s three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, 4,090 square feet, a three car garage, ohana, and ocean views! Simply stunning. Or check out the pictures of 201 Plantation Club Drive! This one might top the list with its hillside pool and indoor-outdoor living room and expansive floor plan.

Believe me when I say that after all my years in the business, I have to say that Kapalua Plantation Estates is one of my favorites. Located near the amazing Kapalua area on Maui, home to incredible restaurants, beaches, and golf courses, and top homes for sale on the island, what’s not to adore about the Kapalua Plantation Estates? If you’re ready to check out the homes for sale here, then give me a call or send me a message on my contact me page and I’ll get in touch with you soon. I look forward to hearing from you soon and serving you in the future. Aloha.

Blogs for December 2020

Get ready for the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions in Beautiful Kapalua

Posted on December 04, 2020


One of the best locations on Maui is Kapalua; and for many good reasons! For starters it’s home to plenty of great properties for sale, from the Kapalua Resort to the Kapalua Ridge, there are some pretty stunning, top dollar homes for sale here that you can’t… Continue Reading

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