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As a realtor here on Maui, working primarily in resort areas, the most frequently asked questions I encounter are "can I vacation rent this property when I'm not using it?" and, if so, "can I manage the property myself on a website like VRBO or AirBnB?".  

The answer is, it depends. It isn't always straightforward, as there are several factors to consider that may govern the use of the property as a short term Transient Vacation Rental (TVR), including, but not limited to, state laws and statutes, Maui county zoning rules and regulations, and CC&R's (Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions).


For the purpose of the information below,

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Maui Today: 18:00 hours, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii

At this moment, the sun bathed everything in goldSunset at the Plantation Course, Kapalua

Sunset at the Plantation Course, Kapalua, Maui.

Want to see this every day? View homes for sale in the Plantation Estates

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The Montage Residences, Kapalua Bay: Sales History and Real Estate Market Update

Since sales began at the newly branded Montage Residences, Kapalua Bay in 2014, the property has undergone a tremendous boost in sales with a 139% increase in sales volume ($) with 7% fewer sales.

Montage Residences 1205

The View from Montage Residences, Kapalua Bay 1205

Montage Residences, Kapalua Bay: Current Market Snapshot

Active Listings: 7
Price Range: $3,495,000 to $7,750,000
Pending Sales: 3
Price Range: $4,500,000 to $4,900,000
Sales Volume Prior to Rebrand: 28 sales totaling $53,747,552
Sales Volume Since Rebrand: 26 sales totaling $128,555,000

Sales initially began in 2009 while the property was branded the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Kapalua Bay.  This was just after our

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Plantation Estates, Kapalua, Maui: A video walkthrough

Join me on this walkthrough of one of my favorite Maui homes.  This home in Kapalua, Maui's Plantation Estates is situated between the ocean and the Plantation Course, home to the famed Tournament of Champions.

See more Kapalua, Maui golf course homes for sale

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Baby Beach in Lahaina

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Baby Beach in LahainaSometimes we all need a little sunshine.  One of my West Maui beaches, known for it's warm, calm waters.  For more photos of Maui, follow AMauiLife on instagram.

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The Montage Residences, Kapalua Bay: finding paradise

The Montage Residences Kapalua Bay is situated on one of my favorite spots on all of Maui, the iconic Kapalua Bay.

Montage Residences Kapalua for Sale

Montage Residences, Kapalua Bay 1205: this luxurious residence enjoys a beachfront location with a private yard overlooking Kapalua Bay

When considering a purchase, many prospective purchasers find that the Montage Residences offer far more than other properties in similar price ranges in Wailea, Makena and the high end resorts of the Big Island.  

Here is a lovely feature by the San Francisco Chronicle on why my clients chose the Montage Residences Kapalua Bay, and a brief testimonial about their experience of buying here on Maui.

"Courtney's the best agent we've ever

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Maui Real Estate Market Overview and Buyer Statistics 2016

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.  


As you can see, the bulk of purchases in 2016, made by foreign buyers of Maui real estate continue to be Canadian, with 59 transactions totaling

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Maui Real Estate Market Update

Maui Real Estate Sales: Homes, Condominiums and Land Through November 2016

The November Maui County Real Estate Market Update is now available for your review.  The report details sales activity through November, 2016 as compared with that of the prior year.  

Maui's Real Estate Market: Active Listings

There is a slight increase in active listings, which is typical of this time of year as many Sellers in resort areas list condominium and residential properties when tourism levels (which bring prospective buyers) increase.

  Active Listings Average List Price Average Days on Market
All* 1,614 $1,625,081 220
Residential 484 $2,600,662 147
Condominium 822
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