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Some of the Best Homes for Sale on Maui

Now is the time to buy
June 07, 2019

Located along Maui’s west side, these properties are near so much to see and do on Maui. From stretches of gorgeous white sand beaches to plenty of nightlife, activities, and adventure, buying a luxury property on Maui’s west side is always a good idea. Are you looking for shopping? You’ll be right down the road from the very popular Whaler’s Village. What about places to watch the surf? Well, there’s plenty of that here too. From Honolua Bay to S-Turns, you’ll never be too far from a shore break.

So now that I’ve laid out some of the best reasons living on Maui’s west side makes sense, then continue to learn about some of my favorite homes for sale here.

1. 14B3-4 Kapalua Bay Villas: This two bedroom and three bathroom luxury unit for sale is elegantly designed and immaculately built. Recently remodeled in 2005, this home comes with all the touches you’d like to see in a million-dollar condo. With Fleetwood decor, cherry cabinets, cherry doors, and Italian ceramic tile throughout, along with state-of-the-art appliances, this home is a smart and beautiful investment. You’ll also have a 180-degree panoramic ocean view that’s perfect for whale watching in the winter months.

2. Kapalua Ridge 1012: Now here’s a home that you can call your own! This million dollar home is pretty reasonably priced at only $888,000 with 1,125 square feet and resort, golf and ocean views. The one bedroom and two bath unit are excellent for families, couples, and retirees. It’s a one-floor unit and is nestled in one of Maui’s best neighborhoods. Close to plenty of beaches, an all-star golf course and natural beauty for you to enjoy, you’ll love being close to all this and more at Ridge 1012. The home is being sold furnished and has undergone plenty of significant renovations and improvements over the past few years. Follow the link above to read about all the impressive repairs that have been added to this unit over the years.

3. Kapalua Ridge 2721: Kapalua Ridge 2721 is a great buy and comes with ocean and sunset views all year around. The home offers a sense of privacy and comes with one bedroom and two bathrooms. With brand new granite counter tops, tile floors, carpet, A/C and so much more, this condo is tastefully designed and is being sold for $1 million. The Ridge at Kapalua comes with two pools, an outdoor kitchen area with tables, chairs, and a BBQ area. Kapalua Resort provides golf and tennis for members and guests. Nearby are also some of the best beaches, including Oneloa Beach, Napili Bay, and D.T. Fleming Beach.

A Celebration of Cinema on Maui

The Maui Film Festival 2019
May 24, 2019

Every year I look forward to a new year of exciting opportunities and events that draws the world to Maui. One of the appeals of this amazing island is that you don’t really need to travel to see the world, you can sit still and enjoy all the island life has to offer and simply wait for the world to come to you.

Every year there’s one event on Maui that shines a spotlight on our beautiful island community. This event happens to be well-received and known as the Maui Film Festival. Nearing its 20th year in existence, the Maui Film Festival is known around the world as a go-to event for film lovers near and far. If you love the cinema, then you’re going to thoroughly enjoy the Maui Film Festival.

This year, the festival will take place from June 12 until June 16th, 2019, and will once again be held in the beautiful South Maui town of Wailea. (Click here to view Wailea real estate). During the multi-day event, film stars of clout are honored during special ceremonies while guests and attendees get the opportunity to enjoy incredible films created by local artists and talented cinematographers from around the globe.

Films will be featured at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center as well as the outdoor Celestial Cinema location on the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Courses on an amphitheater-like slope of the golf course driving range.

The mission of the Maui Film Festival is to share an exceptional cinematic vision in the service of compassionate and transformative storytelling with a diverse audience from Maui and afar. Barry Rivers started the festival in 2000 as a way to explore cinema and celebrate those committed to this beloved art form. Since the event first launched almost two decades ago, the Maui Film Festival has shown more than 600 narrative and documentary feature-length and short films. It’s a family-friendly and community-supportive event and is a great way to enjoy Maui in a different light.

I hope to see you this summer at the Maui Film Festival. Have a great week and please contact me for all your real estate needs on the island. Aloha.

The Latest in Maui Real Estate

The latest statistics for Maui County real estate are out!
May 10, 2019

It’s another month and another chance to assess Maui’s excellent real estate market. Homes for sale on Maui continue to remain steady despite national concern about housing price increases and affordability.

According to the latest statistics from the Realtor’s Association of Maui, new listings and total homes for sale have been trending lower in year-to-year comparisons in several areas. That being said, some areas in West Maui saw an improvement.

For Single Family Homes on Maui, Kaanapali saw a decrease in homes for sale. One home sold for a total of $1,150,000 whereas 6 were sold for $14,221,000 during the same time last year with a median sales price of $1,922,500. Two single-family homes were sold in Kapalua for a total of $4,400,000. That’s up from the same time last year when there were zero sales during March. Lahaina also saw an increase in sales with seven units sold for a total of $10,218,000 and a median sales price of $875,000. That’s up from 4 sales in March 2018, at a total of $5,140,000 and a median sales price of $1,109,000. In Napili/Kahana/Honokowai, there were five homes sold for a total of $4,073,743 at a median sales price of $800,000 That’s up from two during March 2018 at a median sales price of $1,102,500.

On the island as a whole, new listings for single-family homes increased by 24.6 percent, and pending sales increased by 2.6 percent. The median sales price also increased for single-family homes by 4.8 percent to $712,718.

As for condos for sale in West Maui, there were also positive increases. In Kapalua, there were seven condos sold for a median sales price of $900,000. That’s up from three during the same time last year at a median sales price of $1 million. In Kaanapali, there were nine units sold at a median sales price of $930,000. In March 2018, there were seven units sold for a median sales price of $840,000. There were seven condos sold in Lahaina for a total of $4,687,800 at a median sales price of $690,000. That’s one more than last year, where only six units were sold at a median sales price of $476,250. And in Napili/Kahana/Honokowai, there were 32 condos sold for a total of $14,798,580 at a median sales price of $415,000. That’s up from last year where 18 units were sold at a median sales price of $452,500.

That’s the latest in real estate on Maui. Keep checking back to my blog to stay up to date and remember to contact me when you’re ready to buy a home on Maui! Aloha!

Blogs for June 2019

Some of the Best Homes for Sale on Maui

Posted on June 07, 2019

Located along Maui’s west side, these properties are near so much to see and do on Maui. From stretches of gorgeous white sand beaches to plenty of nightlife, activities, and adventure, buying a luxury property on Maui’s west side is always a good idea. Are you looking for… Continue Reading

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