All Blog Entries by Courtney Brown

Courtney M. Brown is a Vice-President and Realtor (S) with Island Sotheby's International Realty on the island of Maui.  Courtney was born here on the island of Maui, and dedicates herself to providing her clients with information on market trends, as well as all of the fun adventures and events that await you on Maui.

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Spotlight on the Coconut Grove on Kapalua Bay

 Coconut Grove on Kapalua Bay

Introducing Coconut Grove #22

The Coconut Grove is a secluded gated enclave of just 36 private condominium residences overlooking Kapalua Bay.  Coconut Grove #22 enjoys an exceptional location at the center of Kapalua Bay.  This second-floor residence features an elevator and a garage.  It is perfectly positioned to take in Maui’s dramatic sunsets while listening to the calm waters of the Pacific Ocean.  The Coconut Grove was designed with island living in mind--pocketing doors open the living room to the spacious lanai.  This residence has been impeccably maintained and is offered move in ready with contemporary island-style furnishings and

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Maui needs your help to continue Third Saturday Recycling every month next year.  Just a few minutes of your time can make a huge difference for Maui's ecological future.

 Recycling West Maui Appliances     West Maui Third Saturday Recycling    West Maui Third Saturday 
Volunteers recycling appliances, TVS and scrap metal as part of West Maui's Third Saturday   The Mayor’s proposed budget for next year includes just half the funds needed for Third Saturday Recycling. Unless the County Council increases the funding, these monthly events will only be held every other month starting in July.    This is an incredible service to West Maui residents, run largely by volunteers and Malama Maui Nui.  Since the Third Saturday Recycling program began in July 2015, Malama Nui has collected over 500…
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Spotlight on the Maui Kai: Real Estate Market Overview

By Heidi Dollinger

At the ocean’s edge, Maui Kai is in an ideal location for those who enjoy walks on beautiful Kekaa Beach, one of Kaanapali's long white sand beaches.  The Maui Kai is a ten-story building with 80 units total, all with direct ocean views.    

There are currently five active listings for Studios at Maui Kai (395 SF – 420 SF).  List prices range from $479,000 to $498,000. The last sale of a studio at Maui Kai was Maui Kai 506, which closed at $475,000 on 2/1/2019.  There is currently (1) unit pending under/ contract, a 1-Bedroom, Maui Kai 605, listed at $625,000. 

There are just three active 1-Bedroom listings:
Maui Kai 405 offered at $599,000
Maui Kai 301 offered at

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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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