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Maui Real Estate, December 2017
Maui Real Estate
December 06, 2017
      

Maui Real Estate, December 2017 (Current State of Maui's Real Estate)


So you are wondering what is the status of Maui's current real estate market. Scarcity has been the biggest driver of the Maui Real Estate market for the majority of 2017. This was particularly true in the home market under $1m. The lack of inventory in this price range has resulted in a lot of bidding wars and upward pressure on pricing. It also meant a decrease in sales volume as there just aren’t as many homes to sell. Buyers are out looking, but they are having a tough time getting into homes. This is reflected in the stats with median prices that up 15% compared to the first three months of 2016 and sales volume is down 5%. The March median home price of $769,000 was the highest that we have since 2006. Again, this really emphasizes the scarcity of listings at lower price points.

Maui's luxury real estate sales trends are up and shift south. Luxury home sales were up in the first quarter of the year. There were 16 sales over the first 3 months of 2017 compared to 11 over the first 3 months of 2016.

Over the last couple of years, luxury home sales have been stronger in West Maui compared to South Maui. Launiupoko has led the charge with Kapalua and Kaanapali following close behind. There were 8 sales in West Maui over $2m during the first 3 months of 2016. There was one sale in South Maui during that period. This year, there were 4 sales in West Maui over $2m, and there were 8 sales in South Maui over $2m. Makena's market activity was particularly notable with 4 sales over $9m. It is difficult to account for the shift in sales volumes between the different locales of the island. Sometimes it just depends on the quality of the inventory. Makena may also be seeing a bump up due to the development of the Makena Golf and Beach Club. While none of the 4 sales in Makena were part of this development, this ultra high-end development may be drawing some affluent buyers to explore more immediate options outside of this new development.

There was also an uptick in luxury home sales outside of the resort areas. There was a single sale in each of the communities of Hana, Haiku, Kula and Paia.. That compares to a single sale outside the resorts during the first three months of 2016.

The luxury condo market has experienced some similar trends. Sales were up overall. There were twenty-three sales over $1,500,000 during the first few months of this year compared to seventeen during the first three months of 2016. 20 of the sales were in South Maui during 2017 compared to nine last year. West Maui has seen a dip in activity with three closes compared to eight in 2016. Some of this can be attributed to a decrease in inventory in Honua Kai. All of the developer units have been sold, which means we are now exclusively seeing resales.

Thus far, overall condo sales have had strong sales in 2017. Condo sales do not seem quite as constrained by inventory when you look at the sales volume. Sales volume is up 17% compared to last year. Almost all of that growth can be linked to the vacation rental condo market.

It is hard to attribute an exact reason for the boom in the Kihei condo vacation rental condo market. While we may be seeing a few more Canadian buyers, the Canadian dollar remains far below the peak that prompted the last wave of Canadians. A number of our domestic markets are feeling their own real estate booms. Places like Seattle, Portland and much of California continue to see strong activity. Likewise, a sustained bull run in the stock market may provide buyers/investors with the discretionary capital to make a second home purchase.

What can we expect over the next few months as we end out the year and head into 2018?
There is no immediate relief coming with Maui's low housing supply issues. On the demand side, our island rents remain high and interest rates are still comparatively low. Maui Real Estate market conditions should remain similar to what we saw during the first quarter of the year. Competitive bidding will likely remain the norm for well priced homes in the $1m and under price range. You may even see a few bidding wars at well priced homes over $1m. This may be a frustrating time for buyers, as strong offers can still be outbid. Buyers should remain patient, make sure they have their ducks in a row when it comes to financing, be realistic about their financial picture and act decisively when properties that meet their needs come to market. While this is still a seller’s market, there is some variability in demand by town and neighborhoods on the island. Not all areas are booming so sellers should consult closely with their realtor and study recent sales to develop a realistic market listing price.

Mahalo for contacting Michele Muir White R(S), 71240, ABR  808.298.8448 if you are considering buying or selling property on Maui. Michele welcomes the opportunity to sit down with you or to talk via phone to discuss your real estate needs.

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Maui August 2017 Housing Stats
Maui Real Estate Stats August 2017
September 14, 2017
      

August 2017 Maui Real Estate Stats

As noted by the Real Estate Association of Maui, August tends to mark the waning of housing activity ahead of the school year. Not all buyers and sellers have children, but there are enough parents that do not want to uproot their children during the school year to historically create a natural market cool down before any actual temperature change. Competition is expected to remain fierce for available listings. Savvy sellers and buyers know that deals can be made well into the school months, as household formations take on many shapes and sizes.

New Listings decreased 2.8 percent for Single Family homes and 1.9% for Condominium homes. Pending Sales increased 19.1% for Single Family homes and 29.2% t for Condominium homes.

Inventory decreased 9.9% for Single Family homes and 21.9 percent for Condominium homes.

Median Sales Price increased 4.2% to $700,000 for Single Family homes but decreased 4.8 percent to $400,000 for Condominium homes.

Days on Market decreased 5.8% for Single Family homes and 26.7% for Condominium homes. Months Supply of Inventory decreased
19.7% for Single Family homes and 29.9 percent for Condominium homes.

The prevailing trends lasted through summer. This was expected, since there have not been any major changes in the economy that would affect
housing. Factors such as wage growth, unemployment and mortgage rates have all been stable. Every locality has its unique challenges, but the whole
of residential real estate is in good shape. Recent manufacturing data is showing demand for housing construction materials and supplies, which
may help lift the ongoing low inventory situation in 2018.  

I am wondering what the affects of the recent hurricanes in the  Gulf Coast, Florida and the Caribbean will have on Maui's Real Estate Market.

For an indepth look at Maui's real estate market, contact Michele Muir White R(S), 71240, ABR, SFR, Coldwell Banker Island Properties, Wailea 808.298.8448, MicheleWhite@hawaii.rr.com

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Maui May 2017 Real Estate Stats
Real Estate Stats Maui - May 2017
June 20, 2017
      

May 2017 Maui Real Estate Stats Home prices across the U.S. are reaching all-time highs, prompting worry over another boom-and-bust scenario like we experienced roughly ten years ago. Yet, as we glance across the state of residential real estate, what is clear compared to the last extended run of price increases is that lending standards are now much stronger than they were before. Incomes must be verified, a reasonable amount of money must be paid toward the home prior to purchase and a more stringent loan approval process is in place to prevent a repeat performance of the Great Recession. New Listings increased 3.2 percent for Single Family homes and 16.2 percent for Condominium homes. Pending Sales increased 16.3 percent for Single Family homes and 33.3 percent for Condominium homes. Inventory decreased 12.1 percent for Single Family homes and 21.5 percent for Condominium homes. Median Sales Price increased 12.4 percent to $700,000 for Single Family homes and 13.5 percent to $479,000 for Condominium homes. Days on Market decreased 20.5 percent for Single Family homes and 5.8 percent for Condominium homes. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 13.6 percent for Single Family homes and 29.3 percent for Condominium homes. In addition to a stronger base upon which to conduct real estate transactions, the overall economy is in better shape than it was a decade ago. More jobs are available, unemployment is relatively low and workers have more faith in their wages and the potential for wage increases. Although we continue to battle an inventory shortage in much of the country, optimism remains high for a successful summer for buying and selling homes. Quick Facts + 5.2% + 9.3% - 17.7% Year-Over-Year Change in Closed Sales All Properties Year-Over-Year Change in Median Sales Price All Properties Year-Over-Year Change in Homes for Sale All Properties This is a research tool provided by the REALTORS® Association of Maui, Inc. Percent changes are calculated using rounded figures. Single Family Market Overview 2 Condominium Market Overview 3 New Listings 4 Pending Sales 5 Closed Sales 6 Days on Market Until Sale 7 Median Sales Price 8 Average Sales Price 9 Percent of List Price Received 10 Housing Affordability Index 11 Inventory of Homes for Sale 12 Months Supply of Inventory 13 All Properties Combined 14 Current as of June 5, 2017. All data from the REALTORS® Association of Maui, Inc. Report © 2017 ShowingTime.

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Wailea Luxury Condo for Sale
Stunning Wailea Luxury Condo with Panoramic Ocean Views
December 01, 2016
      

STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS FROM EXQUISITE WAILEA FAIRWAY VILLA  LUXURY CONDO (E201)

          Stunning unobstructed OCEAN Views greet you immediately as you enter Wailea Fairway Villas E-201. 180 degree Ocean views span from Kaho’olawe to West Maui mountains to Maalaea Bay. Master bedroom has ocean views & guest bedroom has Haleakala views. Prime top floor, front row, corner end unit. E-201 has all brand new low-e windows, including lanai door, which helps keep the unit cool. Corner units have three extra windows.

          Imagine living in this tranquil tropical setting overlooking ocean and Wailea's Blue Golf Course.  This exquisite condo has been highly upgraded and newly remodeled. Master bath has luxury walk-in shower, granite counters and custom cabinetry. Gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with Wolf stovetop/oven and Bosch dishwasher. Upgraded granite counters, backsplash, sink and custom recessed LED lighting. Split AC system. Beautiful travertine flooring custom baseboards throughout and new custom carpeting. Pride of ownership shines everywhere you look in this beautiful home. Your new Maui home is perfectly located in the preferred "E" building, close to pool/spa for convenience, but not so close so you can have some privacy and quiet. Amenities include fitness facility, owners' pavilion and BBQ/kitchen area. Walking distance to Wailea's favorite beaches. Nearby world class golf, fine dining and shopping.

          $715k  MLS 371341

        Arrange for your private showing by contacting Michele Muir White R(S) 71240, ABR, Coldwell Banker Island Properties Wailea

        808.298.8448 and email:  MicheleWhite@hawaii.rr.com














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September 2016 Maui Real Estate Stats
Maui Real Estate Stats Sept 2016
October 18, 2016
      

  • MAUI CONDO & HOME SALES ARE DOWN IN SEPTEMBER

Maui home sales were down in September from both month before and year before with a total of 82 homes sold for a median price of $667,500, according to the Realtors Association of Maui. This is 14 units less than what was sold in the previous month, and 15 units less than the 97 units that were sold in September 2015. The median price of homes sold was down $4,563 from August, and up $94,200 from the same time last year. Central Maui saw the most homes sold, where 20 homes sold for a median price of $572,438, then followed by Kīhei where 13 homes sold for a median of $620,000.

There was a sharp decline in condo sales from month before levels with 98 units sold in September, this is 26 units  less than he previous month, and 12 less than the same time last year. The median price for a condo in September was $377,000, down from the August median of $420,000, and also down from the $399,500 price tag at the same time last year. The most condos sold in September was in Kihei where 43 condos sold for a median price of $340,000, then followed by Napili/Kahana/Honokowai where 19 condos sold for a median of $403,000.

For an indepth analysis of Maui's current Real Estate Market, contact your local Maui real estate expert, Michele Muir White R(S), ABR, Coldwell Banker Island Properties Wailea, 808.298.8448, MicheleWhite@Hawaii.rr.com.  A hui hou!

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