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Barry Brown at Honolua Bay, Winters '10 and '12
Photos courtesy of Dooma

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We are extremely pleased with the service provided by both Barry and Carol Brown. Altough we have been to Maui numerous times before they took the time to make sure we knew all the benifits of buying in Napili. The process was carried out with the uppermost professionalism and their expertise in the real estate field was evident. Barry responded almost immediately in all circumstances and was never unavailable to us. Although negotiations were a bit difficult Barry came through for us with a deal that we are still celebrating. The Aloha spirit is alive and well with this Realtor, we would strongly recommend him to family and friends or someone that needs excellent service in a Maui Realtor. - Neil and Terri-Lee Engman

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Listing Search Results - 23 matches found.
Showing listings 1 - 10
930 Wainee St - Lahaina
$1,130 Leasehold
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
86 (Jul 27, 2014)
Type:
Commercial-Lease Unit
Land Area:
0.44 Acre
View:
Other
Prime retail/office location--rare, ground level 565 sq. ft. space in the center of Lahaina with floor to ceiling windows, on site parking, A/C, and shared bath. The contemporary style building has high visibility with easy access & parking, directly across from the Maui's only Outlet Mall and adjacent to Lahaina's Kaiser center on Wainee Street. Also fronting on Honoapiilani Highway for additional public visibility. Base rent $2.00/sq. ft. plus $.66/sq. ft. CAM = total lease $1500/mo. plus GET (4.166%) & electricity; lease term negotiable.
120 HUI RD F - Napili/Kahana/Honokowai
$239,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
48 (Sep 03, 2014)
Type:
Condo
Building:
Napili Ridge
Unit:
12B
Beds/Baths:
1 / 1.00
Land Area:
3.66 Acres
View:
Other
Simply the best priced fee simple 1 bedroom condominium in beautiful, sought after Napili! This clean, remodeled unit is perfect for the first time homebuyer, investment, or second home getaway, and close to spectacular Napili Bay and the world class resorts and golf courses of Kapalua. Features include tile floors, kitchen counters, bath and shower enclosure. Enjoy the cool Napili breezes and beautiful sunsets from the lanai, with the BBQ, pool, spa and waterfall just a few steps away. Priced well below other listings in Napili Ridge to sell quickly!
4435 Lower Honoapiilani RD - Napili/Kahana/Honokowai
$289,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
112 (Jul 01, 2014)
Type:
Condo
Building:
Pohailani Maui
Unit:
129
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
8.05 Acres
View:
Garden View
Waterfront:
Across Street from Ocean
Arguably Maui's best 2 bedroom condomium value, Pohailani 129 is perfectly located in Kahana, West Maui, between the world class resorts and golf courses of Kaanapali and Kapalua, just 10 minutes north of historical Lahaina Town and it's wonderful restaurants, activities and shops. This clean, cozy townhouse is walking distance to shops, banks & restaurants and includes all the beautiful furnishings, stainless appliances, washer/dryer, and everything you need to move right in or continue as a popular vacation rental. Numerous features include easy to maintain tile floors, granite counters, glass & slate shower enclosure, pedestal sink, A/C, two pools, tennis court, spacious tropical landscaping, several BBQ areas (one on the ocean), and direct access to the great swimming, snorkeling, fishing and surfing of Kahana Beach. Priced to sell quickly but frequently occupied, so call for a personal showing soon.
2191 S Kihei RD - Kihei
$319,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
558 (Apr 11, 2013)
Type:
Condo
Building:
Maui Vista
Unit:
2221
Beds/Baths:
1 / 1.00
Land Area:
8.82 Acres
View:
Other
Waterfront:
Across Street from Ocean
A wonderful 1 bedroom condominium in Maui Vista Resort, located right across from world famous Charlie Young Beach in South Kihei. This unit has been nicely remodeled with easy-to-maintain tile floors & newer cabinetry; a perfect investment as a popular vacation rental, second home, or a great place to escape and enjoy life in paradise. Abundant resort features include three swimming pools, six tennis courts, lush tropical landscaping, several outdoor BBQ areas, and lots of parking. Enjoy strolls along the beautiful sandy beach watching gorgeous sunsets & breaching whales, surfing at Cove Park, or visit the many shops and restaurants just a short walk away. Just bring your toothbrush--completely furnished and ready for you to move in--or continue to use as a successful vacation rental.
4435 Lower Honoapiilani RD - Napili/Kahana/Honokowai
$340,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
453 (Jul 25, 2013)
Type:
Condo
Building:
Pohailani Maui
Unit:
152
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
8.05 Acres
View:
Garden View
Waterfront:
Across Street from Ocean
PRICE REDUCED! One of West Maui's best priced 2 bedroom vacation rentals, this condo has it all-fully furnished and ready to go! Tastefully remodeled with granite countertops, pendant lights, & stainless appliances in the kitchen; and tiled shower/spa tub, granite counter/designer sink, and stack washer/dryer in the bath. Perfectly located between the world class resorts of Kaanapali & Kapalua; adjacent to Kahana's fine restaurants, banks & shops; and a 10 minute drive to historic Lahaina Town's famous restaurants & harbor activities. This unit looks out over a spacious, lush & tropical setting. Enjoy the two pools, BBQ areas, tennis court, party room, or watch year-round sunsets & whales in season from Pohailani's oceanfront buildings on beautiful Kahana Beach. Frequently rented so call for showing availability.
2191 S Kihei RD - Kihei
$465,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
558 (Apr 11, 2013)
Type:
Condo
Building:
Maui Vista
Unit:
3303
Beds/Baths:
1 / 1.00
Land Area:
8.82 Acres
View:
Ocean
Waterfront:
Across Street from Ocean
Newly remodeled with tile floors, bath and kitchen, this popular fully furnished vacation rental features a nice ocean view, w/d, custom kitchen with ample storage and pull out cabinet shelves. Very clean, attention to detail in every room. Amenities include 6 tennis courts, 3 pools, and fabuous location close to great shops and resturants, just across the street from beautiful Charlie Young beach. You will not find another unit like this in Maui Vista!
3765 Lower Honoapiilani RD - Napili/Kahana/Honokowai
$518,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
440 (Aug 07, 2013)
Type:
Condo
Building:
Makani Sands
Unit:
101
Beds/Baths:
1 / 1.50
Land Area:
0.89 Acre
View:
Ocean
Waterfront:
BeachFront
This wonderful beachfront end unit is perfectly located between world class Kaanapali & Kapalua Resorts, 10 minutes from historic Lahaina's famous restaurants & activities. The only 1 bedroom with 1 1/2 baths in popular Makani Sands, it comes fully furnished including (incl. Washer/Dryer) for personal use or vacation rental. The new flower-lined lanai is only 20 steps from a secluded sandy beach offering great swimming, snorkeling, & uncrowded surfing, with the new BBQ & lounge area just off the manicured lawn. You'll love personalized touches like the seashells in the kitchen counter backsplash and the whale tiles in the shower, with extra light coming in from the kitchen and bath windows. Enjoy direct whitewater and twin island oceanviews, year round sunsets, and whales in season from your kitchen, dining, living room, & tropical lanai, or simply relax in the pool. A great value in today's market--don't wait for prices to go up!
45 KAI ALA DR - Kaanapali
$899,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
126 (Jun 17, 2014)
Type:
Condo
Building:
Maui Kaanapali Villas
Unit:
A412&4
Beds/Baths:
2 / 2.00
Land Area:
11.46 Acres
View:
Other
Waterfront:
BeachFront
World Famous Kaanapali Beach! This spacious condominium in popular Maui Kaanapali Villas offers an open, flexible floor plan which may be used as a 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment with 1224 sq.ft. living area, or a 920sf 1 bedroom with a separate 304sf 'hotel room'. Light fills in from all sides through the corner end unit windows in the living and dining rooms, enabling you to enjoy the gorgeous sunsets, with frequent rainbows appearing and disappearing over West Maui's lush green mountains. Owners and guests will love the expansive master bedroom, sitting area, remodeled vanity/dressing area and generous closet space. Other features include a wonderful bridge-spanning pool, spa, gym, beautiful lobby, tropical landscaped grounds, on-site Castaways restaurant, and of course swimming, snorkeling, sailing, paddling, surfing, or just relaxing on what is arguably the best beach in the world. Frequently occupied, so call soon to arrange a personal showing.
448 Lahainaluna Rd - Lahaina
$519,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
36 (Sep 15, 2014)
Type:
SF w/Det Ohana or Cottage
Beds/Baths:
3 / 2.00
Land Area:
8,137 SF
View:
Other
BEST HOME PLUS OHANA VALUE IN WEST MAUI! Located close in to historic Lahaina town's famous restaurants, shops, beaches, and harbor activities, this kamaaina style 3 bedroom, 1 bath home (with second bath/laundry room off the carport) is simply classic. Features include a nice sized yard with Japanese style garden, new carpet, and a nice detached 1 bedroom ohana for guests or extra income. Priced to sell quickly!
149 Pa Loa Loop - Molokai
$925,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
127 (Jun 16, 2014)
Type:
SF w/Det Ohana or Cottage
Beds/Baths:
3 / 3.00
Land Area:
5.88 Acres
View:
Mountain/Ocean
This beautiful get-away estate lies on the west end of the pristine island of Molokai--a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2303 sq. ft. main home, detached 3 car garage, plus a private detached 576 sq. ft. 1 bedroom cottage for visiting family, guests or caretaker, all on 5.9 acres of sweeping ocean and mountain views. Quality built and maintained, showing obvious pride of ownership, the elegant yet functional home features 10' ceilings, granite counters, porcelain tile floors, gas fireplace, vinyl windows, solar hot water, Hardie siding, and 50 year roof. You'll love the granite, marble, and walk-in showers in every bath, with a glass block enclosed shower and spa in the master suite. Note that the price per square foot, with a total 2879sf living area, is only $321.29--well below replacement cost. Only 3 minutes from 3-mile long Papohaku Beach, 15 minutes from the airport, and 25 minutes from Kaunakakai town and the ferry to Maui. Imagine going back in time to the old Hawaii--long, lonesome beaches, empty roads and endless trails, few tourists, no traffic lights (no traffic!), perfect weather and waves; a world apart from the crowds and stress of modern civilization, but just a 20 minute flight to world class shopping and activities in Honolulu or Maui. Say when!

 

Barry's MAUI MARKET UPDATE

BARRY's new Market Update for 2014:

MAUI'S MARKET CONTINUES TO IMPROVE in 2014

Home and condominium prices on Maui have been rising since the beginning of 2013, following record increases in tourism, and a steady rise in the national economy. As we predicted a year ago, pent-up demand from 6 years of recession and sellers moving up to larger homes has pushed prices up further-the Realtor's Association of Maui MLS statistics show that we've passed the bottom of the market here, but there is still a long way to go before reaching the peak prices of 2007 in most market segments. This has created the most opportune window we've seen to purchase a home or condo. Here are some interesting MLS stats for the month of April 2014:

  • Year to date average home prices are up 35% (median prices up 14%), with condo prices up 15% (median up 9%); in 2013, year to date average home prices were up by 22% (condo median up 17%)
  • Listing inventory has begun to stabilize (following a 17% reduction in 2011-12, after shrinking 12% the year before)
  • REO and Short Sale listings & sales, once nearly half of the market, are now only about 15% of the sales; 45% are now CASH sales
  • Current absorption rate of active listings for homes has gone back up to 8.2 months; for condos, 6.3 months (last year it was 4.3 months, down from 11.4 months in 2012; for condos, it was 4.6 months, down from 9 months in 2012)

Consider the April 2014 'nut shell' comments from the Realtor's Association of Maui Executive Director:

Year-to-Date prices are rising in Residential and Condo markets. Increased showings and sales, multiple offers on "well priced" listings, hesitant buyers become onlookers…... Window of opportunity is quickly closing for first-time homebuyers (see below). "CASH is King!" when making an offer. Well priced properties are attracting multiple offers making for a quick sale. Inventories in Residential and Condo classes see-saw somewhat as Sale Prices increase. REO (Foreclosures) and Short Sales are dwindling, with any "hidden inventory" (or overhang) backlog slowly trickling onto the market. Mortgage Interest Rates are inching up slightly which may help motivate would-be Buyers to go ahead and buy IF they can qualify. Savvy Investors are buying with Cash, giving them a strong negotiating position, no financing/appraisal hassles and a quick closing. While general U.S. economic news looks cautiously hopeful, current World and US events will have ripple effects on cost of living, consumer confidence, Financial and Real Estate Markets. Rising Sales prices cause some "Owners" to become "Sellers," putting their homes on the market.

We've seen some interesting trends in the makeup of Maui home and condo buyers. Local demand for homes and condos has increased as our job market has improved and rental inventory has shrunk, while rental rates have now reached 2007 levels. Over the last few years a huge percentage of foreign buyers were from Canada, which never experienced a recession, but because of the lower exchange rate in the Canadian dollar, their percentages have dwindled in since 2013 (in 2012 there were 228 sales to Canadian buyers, and only a handful from Japan (5), Australia (5), and a few other countries). In 2012-2013 we saw a return of investors and second home buyers from the mainland, primarily from California (463) and Washington (166), as their real estate values recover. But in talking with industry experts, look for more intercontinental investors, including Japan, China, Korea, and Southeast Asia, as they discover our lower prices and easier restrictions on purchasing in the USA. It helps that Asian cuisine is increasingly available in Maui's stores and restaurants. Historically Asian buyers have concentrated in Honolulu, but Maui's uncrowded beaches and familiar amenities will attract more Asian buyers over time. And surprisingly, expect more buyers from Europe. Plans for non-stop flights from London to Hawaii-a relatively quick 12 hour flight, making their flying time equivalent to other tropical destinations like Thailand and Bali-will make European investment in Hawaii's clean, safe, and beautiful environment much more attractive.

We believe this is the best time to buy Maui real estate since I began selling here in 1987, which is why Carol and I opened RE/MAX Island Properties in 2013. We're very proud to announce the addition of 7 experienced, full time agents to our office since last year. While not yet as visible here as it is elsewhere, RE/MAX is the #1 seller of real estate nationwide and worldwide—the most recognized brand of any franchise, with the most experienced and highest producing agents, and offices in over 90 countries, including China, Japan, and South Korea. We look forward to offering the highest level of professional service to our buyers and sellers in this exciting time. You can easily search all the current listings on the Maui MLS by visiting our site, www.barrybrownmaui.com, or feel free to call my cell at 808-870-8888, or emailing barry@barrybrownmaui.com. A hui hou!

Barry Lee Brown, Owner/Broker, RE/MAX Island Properties, cell 808-870-8888

Barry and Carol Brown, RE/MAX Island Properties
808-870-8888/toll free 888-565-1800/email barry@barrybrownmaui.com
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Mortgage Update

Inside Lending Newsletter exerpt courtesy of Sharon Robinson, Senior Loan Officer, Guild Mortgage
For the week of June 9, 2014 – Vol. 12, Issue 23

>> Mortgage Market Update

QUOTE OF THE WEEK... "It is good news, worthy of all acceptation; and yet not too good to be true." --Matthew Henry, English Presbyterian minister

INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE...There were several items of good news in the real estate market last week starting with a Census Bureau report on construction. Despite all the yack about winter weather slowing things down, it turns out construction spending during the first four months of the year was 8.9% above the same period in 2013. The $274.5 billion worth of activity was good news indeed. This level of spending appears to be growing, as the ADP Employment Report showed the construction industry adding 14,000 jobs in May.

Other good news included the research data that demand for purchase mortgages in the last three months gained a cumulative 9%. On the pricing front, a national listing site said prices are beginning to stabilize. Their chief economist explained: "...home price changes are looking more balanced, sustainable and widespread than at any point since the price recovery began." With home prices still rising, but in a more controlled fashion, there are now more than 43 million homes with equity. This should encourage more people to put their properties on the market, improving the inventory situation.

BUSINESS TIP OF THE WEEK... Take a technology break at least once a week. Turn off all technology for three to four hours and focus on something important. Finish an existing project, start a new one, or call all your best referral sources.

>>Review of Last Week

NICE JOBS...Everyone appreciates a nice job but Wall Street appreciates nice jobs numbers even more. That's exactly what investors got last Friday, as the May Employment Report registered 217,000 new nonfarm payrolls added for the month, with the unemployment rate holding at 6.3%, even with 192,000 more people entering the labor force. The S&P 500 ended the week with its 18th record close for the year while the Dow finished with its eighth new record in 2014. The tech-y Nasdaq notched its fourth straight weekly advance. Traders were delighted to see the fourth straight month of new payrolls above 200,000. That hasn't happened since 1999–2000.

More encouraging details in the report included total hours worked and average hourly earnings, each up 0.2%, for a combined 0.4% increase. This reading of total cash wages is up 4.2% the last year, a good sign for continued gains in consumer spending. However, the Trade Balance did balloon to more than $47 billion in April and Productivity dropped 3.2% in Q1. Back to the good news, both ISM indexes showed the manufacturing and services sectors of the economy expanding. Nonetheless, the Fed's Beige Book painted a picture of the economy growing at a modest to moderate pace around the country.

The week ended with the Dow up 1.2%, to 16924; the S&P 500 up 1.3%, to 1949; and the Nasdaq up 1.9%, to 4321.

The economic data was mixed, so you'd think bonds would have done better. But investors stayed focused on stocks and bond prices suffered. The 30YR FNMA 4.0% bond we watch finished the week down .09, at $105.20. After last week's record lows, national average fixed mortgage rates were up only slightly in Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the week ending June 5. They're also only slightly higher than a year ago. Remember, mortgage rates can be extremely volatile, so check with your mortgage professional for up to the minute information.

DID YOU KNOW?...The ISM manufacturing index reported new single-family and multifamily housing construction up 1.6% in April and up 17% in the last year. Construction spending has now been up three months in a row.

>>This Week's Forecast

RETAIL SALES INCH UP, WHOLESALE PRICES OK, CONSUMERS FEEL GOOD...A quiet-ish week of economic reports does include May Retail Sales. This important take on the consumer's contribution to the recovery is expected to move ahead for another month. Inflation should stay under control at the wholesale level, with just a modest gain in the Producer Price Index (PPI) and Core PPI excluding volatile food and fuel. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment index is forecast to show people are maintaining a positive outlook going forward.

Current Fed Funds Rate: 0%–0.25%

 

 

Honolua Bay Sept. '12, courtesy Dooma Bay water photo courtesy Patrick Devault
Hawaii Real Estate

Barry Lee Brown (R)

Office:
930 Wainee Street #6
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 11782
Lahaina, HI 96761

Office Phone: 808-661-1800

Cell: 808-870-8888

Toll Free: (888) 565-1800

barry@barrybrownmaui.com

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