Maui Real Estate & Lifestyle News

January 2024 Maui Real Estate StatisticsEach month, the Realtor's Association of Maui publishes updates on the Maui real estate market.  The report notes:

"U.S. existing-home sales slipped 1.0% month-over-month and were down 6.2% year-over-year as of last measure, while pending sales jumped 8.3% from the previous month, marking the largest gain since June 2020, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Mortgage rates have dropped significantly from their peak last fall, and homebuyers are beginning to come out of the woodwork, with NAR forecasting a 13% increase in existing-home sales this year compared to 2023.

New Listings increased 41.7 percent for Single Family homes and 10.2 percent for Condominium homes. Pending Sales increased 35.6 percent for Single Family homes

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Volunteering on Maui (and across Hawai'i) with Hawai'i Land Trust

Volunteer on Maui

ʻAʻohe hana nui ke alu ʻia. (No task is too big when done together by all.)

Hawaiʻi Land Trust depends on volunteer support from across the state to accomplish our mālama ʻāina goals and to uphold our kuleana to the lands we steward for our communities. Join us for one of our regularly scheduled volunteer days and get to know, and build relationship with, ʻāina!


REGISTER AND COMPLETE A WAIVER FOR AN UPCOMING WORKDAY ON OUR WEBSITE

VOLUNTEER ON MAUI
Waiheʻe Coastal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge, Maui 
Most Fridays, 2nd Saturdays for Loko Iʻa work and 3rd Saturdays for general mālama ʻāina
Next: Saturday, January 20th (general) and Saturday, February 10th (Loko Iʻa)
Register here.

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Maui Real Estate Statistics 12.23

Each month, the Realtor's Association of Maui publishes updates on the Maui real estate market.  The report notes:

"U.S. existing-home sales rose from a 13-year low, climbing 0.8% from the previous month and breaking a five-month streak in which sales declined, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Despite the increase, sales were down 7.3% compared to the same period last year, as affordability challenges continue to hinder prospective buyers. Most of this period’s closed sales went under contract in October, when mortgage rates were at a two-decade high. With rates having dropped more than a full percentage point since then, existing-home sales may continue to pick up in the months ahead.

New Listings decreased 19.0 percent

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Where can I Volunteer on Maui?  Volunteer Opportunities on Maui

Volunteering on Maui

Many have asked how they can give back since the terrible fires swept Maui County on August 8, 2023.  Lives in Upcountry Maui and Lahaina were changed forever, and the community has rallied to provide support.  Volunteer opportunities are extensive and here are a few resources you can use to find ways to give back to the island of Maui and its residents.

Maui Nui Strong

"Maui Nui Strong is provided by the County of Maui to help connect our residents, businesses, and visitors to useful information about Maui County, our diverse islands, and a variety of resources that help to promote thriving and vibrant communities. From here, you can launch into any number of explorations and

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KAPALUA MARKET UPDATE: 2023 Year in Review

Kapalua Condominiums

Photo of the Montage Kapalua Bay: Montage Residences 3704 is currently listed for sale
Image by HiFocused

Kapalua Condominiums:  2023 in Review

The Kapalua Resort is home to several different condominium communities, with offerings ranging from one to four-bedroom condominiums.  The Kapalua Bay Villas, Kapalua Ironwoods, The Coconut Grove on Kapalua Bay, the Montage Residences Kapalua Bay and the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Residences are all oceanfront properties nestled along the Kapalua Resort's spectacular shoreline.  The Kapalua Ridge Villas and Kapalua Golf Villas both are located on the Kapalua Bay Course with ocean and golf course views. 

Kapalua Resort Condo Market*

KAPALUA RESORT
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Introducing 972 Kai Hele Ku, a Private Oasis in Launiupoko, Maui

Launiupoko Home for Sale

The view from 972 Kai Hele Ku

Nestled on the slopes of the West Maui mountains, this stunning home blends modern elegance and island charm to create an idyllic and relaxing retreat. 

Located on over an acre of lushly landscaped grounds, it is perfectly oriented to take in the sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean framed by the neighboring islands of Moloka’i, Lana’i, and Kaho’olawe. 

This single level floor plan features pocketing sliding glass doors designed to seamlessly integrate indoor and outdoor living.  The chef’s kitchen is a dream with a double oven, an oversized island, and windows that open to the covered lanai and an outdoor dining area that is perfect for

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Lahaina Restoration Foundation Poster 2024

Local Maui Artist Ronaldo Macedo signs prints of "I will always remember you this way", winner of the 2024 Remembering Lahaina Poster Contest.

"The Lahaina Restoration Foundation is a 501(c)3 Hawai‘i nonprofit organization chartered in 1962. Its mission is to be stewards and storytellers of Lahaina’s Historic & Cultural Heritage. We envision a community that engages with us in preserving and protecting Lahaina’s Hawaiian & Historic Sense of Place.

LRF has restored and preserved more than one dozen landmarks and historic structures in Lahaina. LRF maintains several collections of artifacts, photographs, manuscripts, maps, logs and other materials representative of Lahaina’s colorful past. These collections are available to the public and researchers

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Introducing 62 Ironwood Lane, The Ironwoods, Kapalua, Maui

Kapalua Ironwood condo for sale

Casual Elegance on the Kapalua Bay Course: An incomparable and casually elegant residence, this single-level rare gem offers beautiful ocean and golf course views. Situated within The Ironwoods—an exclusive gated enclave of only 40 units at the stunning Kapalua Resort—this home has been transformed into an artful masterpiece.

Kapalua condo for sale

Meticulously Reimagined: In 2022, the current owners re-envisioned the space, taking it down to the bare studs and crafting a residence defined by its custom finishes and luxurious features.

 Kapalua Ironwoods condo for sale

Sophisticated Interiors: The home boasts Summit Peak Shenandoah white oiled oak flooring throughout, complemented by custom Schuler cabinetry with polished chrome

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Once in a Blue Moon: Introducing Napili Kai | Puna 211

 

The Napili Kai has been one of Maui's most loved resorts since its inception in the 1960's.  Comprised of three separate condominiums (Puna Point, Puna Point II and Napili Lani), these residences are highly desirable and seldom come to market.   Napili Kai is known for its low-key charm and incredible location on the beautiful bay at Napili.

This property was listed and received an accepted offer in just eight days.  

How have Napili Bay Condo Sales been?

Market Update and Sales Overview for 2018-Present for condominium properties located on the coast.

Hale Napili Condos for Sale

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Nestled in the Heart of Kapalua, Maui: Introducing Kapalua Golf Villa 25T6-7

 

Located at 500 Kapalua Drive #25T6-7, the Kapalua Golf Villas offers the opportunity to experience resort living immersed in the natural beauty of Kapalua. 

Kapalua Golf Villas for Sale

Escape to paradise with this exquisite two-bedroom Kapalua Golf Villa condominium! Whether you're a golfer seeking the perfect tee time or a beach lover craving the ultimate getaway, this vacation rentable condominium is your dream destination.

Location: Kapalua, Maui

Nestled in the prestigious Kapalua Resort, this fully-furnished villa is surrounded by the Kapalua Bay Course, immersed in Maui's tranquil beauty. Enjoy the convenience of being one of only six single-level two-bedroom residences with

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