Realtor Salesperson #58532, SRS

RENOWNED PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ON MAUI

Suite 104, 40 Kupuohi St, Lahaina, HI 96761

(808) 283-3067

www.mauihomesales.com

The West Maui Specialist

Robert came to Maui in 2000 after thirty years as a business owner in Illinois. He has a passion for real estate and Maui. During his 18 years of representing Buyers and Sellers, he has committed to sharing his knowledge and experience with his clients and spends quality time with them to understand their dreams and needs. Take advantage of his wealth of knowledge in the Maui Real Estate Market to find that special place for you!

Monthly Newsletter

August 2017 Edition

Aloha!

Welcome to the August newsletter for 2017.  In the upcoming editions, you will find:

  • Maui Real Estate Statistic
  • Featured Listings
  • The latest news on the Maui Real Estate Market
  • Maui News
  • and Local Maui Events

Let's stay connected through Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and of course via my newly updated Website.

Don't forget to sign up for my new Mobile App, providing you cutting edge live time, real estate search options. As always, any ideas on content or feedback, feel free to let me know via email. I enjoy providing you valuable information as well as insight into why Maui is No Ka Oi.

Warm Regards,
Robert


Real Estate Statistics

Here is the snapshot of the West Maui Market for July 2017 vs. July 2016

Here is the snapshot of the West Maui Market for July 2017 vs. July 2016

Click to see the July monthly statistics for the Maui Market.


FOR SELLERS: Sharpen your pencil, talk to your CPA and your Realtor® to explore the hidden benefits or consequences. Make no assumptions that will sting later. To be successful, Sellers need to beat competing properties with better property condition, realistic pricing, good marketing, and flexible, creative terms. Days on Market figures show that properties priced right will sell in a reasonable timeframe, often with multiple offers. “Priced Right” is still the determining factor. BEST Deals are selling, while significantly over-priced listings remain un-sold. Pro-Active Sellers are getting their properties appraised, inspected and surveyed in advance to encourage realistic offers from knowledgeable Buyers. This can prevent unanticipated escrow fall out or Buyers whittling your price down during the transaction when previously unknown facts come to light.

FOR BUYERS: Interest rates have started to nudge up. Buyers should get Pre-Approved so they can shop in confidence (fewer last minute disappointments due to non-funding loans). Veterans: Check out your VA Loan options. "Short-sales" and foreclosures are still in the marketplace, yet they can be less of a bargain than they seem, requiring more hurdles to leap and more time (often 4-6-12 months) to close, if at all. Be prepared, but BE REALISTIC. Lenders are more stringent on requirements now for loan approval, compared to 2004-2008. Read More about the current market

NEW ON THE MARKET

Virtual Tour

Prime Oceanfront Property on Kaanapali Beach MLS #374901

Prime oceanfront property on Kaanapali beach. Unit 1-205 features two exclusive bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, an open floor plan with spacious living and dining areas, an updated kitchen, and a large private lanai offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Kaanapali Beach and the islands of Lanai and Molokai. This second-floor unit has been recently renovated, is tastefully furnished and ready for immediate move-in. The unit is being sold turnkey everything stays.

Onsite amenities include a 3,000 square foot fitness center featuring state-of-the-art exercise equipment, three tennis courts, two freshwater swimming pools, a children's pool, whirlpool spas, top-end gas barbecue grills and a beachfront dining area. Abundant shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities are all within a short walking distance. True tropical elegance and oceanfront living at its finest. Property may be shown to qualified buyers with reasonable notice.

NEWLY PRICED

Located in the prestigious Kaanapali Hillside, this single level steel frame 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath home features high ceilings, unique design, and a spectacular waterfall amidst your private pool and hot tub. A tropical paradise landscaped to perfection, enhancing the grandeur of the West Maui Mountains through the large pocket doors.


Unique downstairs corner suite on the 9th fairway of the Kaanapali Royal Golf Course with spectacular panoramic views of the ocean and the neighboring island Molokai and Lanai. This home has been completely remodeled blending the rich local woods of Mango in the custom cabinets on the kitchen and Koa in the bathrooms and walk in closet and has travertine floors throughout. The large open gourmet kitchen has granite counter tops and custom wood paneled or stainless steel appliances. The master suite has a spa like a bathroom and plenty storage in the walk in closet. Located in the prestigious gated community of the Masters at Kaanapali. Onsite amenities include 4 tennis courts, 2 heated pools, and 2 hot tubs. The Masters is pet-friendly.

IN ESCROW

$1,115,000 | 135 Pihaa St | 3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,582 Liv.SF

$2,265,000 | 175 Ulukoa Pl. | 3 beds 3.5 baths | 3,695 sqft
Represented the Buyer

JUST SOLD

$1,425,000 | The Summit | 207 Wahioli Way | 3 bed 3 bath | 2,035 sqft

$4,335,000 | 89 Keahilele Pl | 4 beds 5 baths | 4,664 sqft

Real Estate News

Five Expert Predictions On What To Expect For The Remainder Of 2017

How bad is the inventory shortage plaguing the national housing market? One measure of the lack of solutions is that at least some experts are looking over the horizon to the death of the Boomers. "Boomers own a majority of owner occupied homes in the U.S.," observes Ralph McLaughlin, chief economist at home search site Trulia. "As far as we are aware, they have not found the fountain of youth, so eventually we might age out of the problem."  Read the rest of the Article here

Local Maui News

Five Expert Predictions On What To Expect For The Remainder Of 2017

The Iao Valley State Monument Reopened after nearly 11 months after a flood caused major damage to the popular tourist attraction. A private blessing was held Friday with ‘Aha Moku representatives and those involved in the restoration work. Read more

Five Expert Predictions On What To Expect For The Remainder Of 2017

The Grand Return On Aug. 16, voyaging canoes Hokulea and Hikianalia will depart the Marine Education Training Center (METC) at Sand Island to begin the Mahalo, Hawaii Sail.The first stop will be at Honolua Bay, Maui, where Hokulea first launched for her maiden voyage in 1976 and where she will now begin to mahalo and Malama Hawaii with a planting of 4,000 koa seedlings as part of a series of events in West Maui. Read more


Upcoming Maui Events

Plan your trip to look for your new Maui Home, during one of Maui’s many special events. Maui offers experiences with one-of-a-kind cultural performances, stage shows, musical events and sports competitions throughout the year. Here are just a few upcoming events.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame August 25 - September 03, 2017

Maui Chef's International  September 1 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

I am available to talk with you anytime about your real estate investments, the current state of the Maui market, or anything else related to Maui. The Maui market has been improving and now may be a good time to review your current situation and goals to see if there are any investment opportunities for you. Please call me at (808) 283-3067 anytime.
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