Maui Real Estate & Lifestyle News

The Montage Residences Kapalua Bay Update: a limited collection of 15 three-bedroom residences soon to be released

Montage Residences Kapalua Bay

The Residences at the Montage Kapalua Bay have been one of Maui's most desirable vacation destinations and one of Maui's most sought after condominium properties.   Initially developed as the Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, the original offering was 84 wholly-owned Grand Residences and 62 fractional (1/12th) ownership residences.  These original Grand Residences ranged from 2789 sq. ft. for a three-bedroom residence, 2901 sq. ft. for a three-bedroom residence with a den, and 4055 sq. ft. for the four-bedroom residences.   

Since the rebranding and launch of sales in 2014, the Montage Residences Kapalua Bay have commanded the

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Spotlight on the Mahana at Kaanapali

Mahana Market Update and New Listings!

by Heidi Dollinger

 One of the most elegant properties on North Kaanapali Beach, the Mahana exudes warmth and welcoming with a relaxed Hawaiian sophistication.  Located less than five miles north of historic Lahaina town, the Mahana is tucked away down a quiet drive, convenient to markets and shopping, near Black Rock Beach, Whaler’s Village, and world-class golf courses in Kaanapali and Kapalua.

Mahana Market Update: Recent Mahana Sales

There was a new closing this week at Mahana 519, a two-bedroom south corner unit with jaw-dropping views, closed at full list price on March 4, 2019 for $1,850,000. Island Sotheby’s International Realty represented both buyer and

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The Masters at Kaanapali Hillside: Market Overview

By Heidi Dollinger

For a Maui buyer who is looking for a low-density residential condominium community away from the busy resorts, the Masters offers the very best of Kaanapali Living!  You will find nearly thirty-eight acres of manicured grounds, pools, spas, and tennis courts, located on the Kaanapali Golf Course, just a mile to Kaanapali Beach, and shopping and dining at Whaler’s Village.

The Masters has several features that make it very desirable:

  • Pet Friendly: The Masters is pet friendly for one pet within the guidelines of the association
  • Vacation Rentable: rentals for 30 days or longer are permitted per the current house rules.
  • BBQ on your Lanai: Barbecue grills are allowed on
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Maui County Property Taxes: Important Dates and Appeals

Right now, property tax owners are receiving notices for the second instalment of property taxes, which are due February 20, 2019.  In March, notices of assessed valuations will be mailed and owners will have until April 9, 2019 to file an appeal.

January 1 Assessed values established for use during the next tax year.
January 20 Second half of fiscal year tax bills mailed.
February 20 Second half of fiscal year tax bills due.
March 15 Assessment notices mailed.
April 9 Deadline for filing appeals.
May 1 Certified assessments forwarded to the County Council for budget purposes
June 20 Tax rates established by the County
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The newly reconfigured Kapalua Bay Course opens in its new location at the Kapalua Village Center

The new Kapalua Bay Course Pro Shop opens today at the Village Center next to Taverna Restaurant.  In addition to proximity to great Italian food, the new location provides increased retail offerings, a complete grass driving range, 2 large practice putting greens and is located right below the Kapalua Golf Academy.

Kapalua Bay Course Village Center

This relocation will provide the Bay Course with a complete grass driving range ( no more limited distance balls) and 2 large practice putting greens.  Additionally, the retail offerings at the Bay Course should be able to offer more merchandise selections with the increased square footage of this location.  

The Bay Course opened in

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Where on Maui can you live like you're on vacation at a world-class luxury resort 365 days a year?  Well, it just so happens, Maui has 5 condominium communities in the resorts of Kaanapali, Kapalua and Wailea that have received the recognition by Forbes or AAA as leaders in Luxury Lodging. 

These properties are desirable for many of Maui's second home Buyers who would like the amenities of a luxury hotel (hello, room service!).  For those who are looking for a part-time residence, they offer an added bonus: the ability to rent their residence through an on-site rental management program known for offering accommodations that are maintained to the exacting standards of a luxury brand.

The following Maui luxury condominium resorts have been

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KAPALUA RESORT CONDOS: Market Update 2018 | Q3 


Ritz Carlton Kapalua
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Ritz-Carlton Residences, Kapalua: Residence 1614-16 offered at $2,250,000

KAPALUA VILLAS & THE LUXURY CONDOMINIUM SECTOR

KAPALUA RESORT CONDOMINIUM: Active Listings

KAPALUA LISTINGS     ACTIVE     AVERAGE LIST PRICE        DOM     INVENTORY (MONTHS)**       
Coconut Grove    0   ---   ---   ---   ---
The Ironwoods   3   $2,496,633   445   ---   ---
Kapalua Bay Villas    25   $1,242,960   269   12.5   +6%
Kapalua Golf Villas   17   $827,229   225   9.1   -28%
Kapalua Ridge
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Maui Real Estate Market Overview and Buyer Statistics: Quarter 1 | 2018

Many Buyers and Sellers want to know where buyers of Maui County real estate call home (in this case, their legal residence).  There is often a misperception that the majority of our foreign buyers come from Asia.  While this might be true for Oahu's market (particularly Honolulu), it hasn't been the case for Maui County, which includes the islands of Molokai and Lanai.  Each year, Title Guaranty, one of Hawaii's most reputable Title and Escrow Companies, provides us with Buyer statistics.  

MAUI BUYER STATISTICS: TOP FOREIGN AND US BUYERS

So far in 2018, we see a similar pattern of where Buyers of Maui real estate originate, both from abroad and the mainland US.

Canada

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Veuve Clicquot and the Cliff House at Kapalua: a perfect pairing

Cliff House at Montage Kapalua Bay

Dates: Thursdays - Sundays through September 1 (excluding August 4)
Time:  4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
What: Rosé Celebration, Exclusive Pours & New Food Pairings

The Montage Kapalua Bay, is a five-star resort with private residences, situated overlooking Kapalua Bay.  The grounds are home to one of my favorite spots on the whole island, the Cliff House.  When I was growing up, I would accompany my father to meetings there.  In spite of being bored at the meetings, the journey always thrilled me, because I knew we would be swimming in the crystal clear waters below as soon as he finished.

The Cliff House is usually only available for private rental, so this pop-up bar and lounge provides one

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Maui Property Tax Rates for 2018-2019 Fiscal Year

The Maui County Council approved the new property tax rates for the July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 Fiscal Year.

The figures below show the rates for each year.  Traditionally, the lowest tax rate is for Homeowner, where this is their declared primary residence.  The highest tax rate remains the Time Share Classification.   This is the first year the county has added the category of Short Term Rental for those condominiums that are rented for a period of time less than 180 days.  Read More on Maui Short Term Rentals.

Maui County assesses taxes based on the tax rate multiplied by the assessed value of the property.  The county assesses values each year based on the sales in the prior fiscal year. 

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