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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 - 22 matches found.
Showing listings 1 - 10
2531 S Kihei RD - Kihei
$283,900 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
96 (Jan 14, 2014)
Type:
Condo
Building:
Kihei Akahi
Unit:
C420
Beds/Baths:
0 / 1.00
Land Area:
6.69 Acres
View:
Mountain
Waterfront:
Across Street from Ocean
Rare opportunity to own this exceptional corner STUDIO condominium at the popular Kihei Akahi resort, just steps from the famous Kamaole Beach, shops and restaurants. Currently in successful VACATION RENTAL program with excellent rental history, income revenue, and 5 star traveller reviews. Sold completely FURNISHED in turn-key condition including flat screen TV, CD player, all kitchenware, linens, gas stove, microwave, etc. Free designated parking stall. Fully REMODELLED kitchen and bathroom with GRANITE countertops and tile. New bathroom fixtures with separate toilet and shower area. Ensuite WASHER & DRYER. New AIR CONDITIONER, draperies, mattress set, linens and cookery. Freshly repainted in 2012. New SOFABED in 2011 for additional sleeping options. Call soon for a showing, but please be patient, as the unit is frequently booked.
2191 S Kihei RD - Kihei
$319,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
374 (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
$350,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
269 (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
Back on Market! 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.
3875 Lower Honoapiilani RD - Napili/Kahana/Honokowai
$435,000 Leasehold
Short Sale
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
301 (Jun 23, 2013)
Type:
Condo
Building:
Hale Mahina
Unit:
B402
Beds/Baths:
2 / 2.00
Land Area:
1.76 Acre
View:
Mountain/Ocean
Waterfront:
BeachFront
In escrow, pending short sale approval. A spectacular 2 br penthouse in the nicest beachfront condominium between the world class resorts of Kaanapali and Kapalua. Hale Mahina's contemporary architectural design is esthetically pleasing while creating a peaceful setting on a hidden sandy beach. The interior improvements may be the best in Hale Mahina, including a gourmet kitchen and custom bar, with a Subzero refrigerator matching the gorgeous solid wood cabinetry; two beautifully appointed bathrooms with tile, granite, and marble; finely sculpted drop ceilings with dramatic lighting; expanded loft with glass railing; owner's bonus storage area, and large tiled lanai. Enjoy magnificent whitewater oceanviews with year-round sunsets and whales in season right from the living room and kitchen, or while relaxing in the luxurious spa & pool. The secluded sandy beach is perfect for snorkeling, swimming, and crowd free surfing. Elec. & Cable are included in the maintenance fee. Lease expires 2048; fee not available at this time.
2191 S Kihei RD - Kihei
$465,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
374 (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!
10 Halili LN - Kihei
$525,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
89 (Jan 21, 2014)
Type:
Condo
Building:
Villas at Kenolio I
Unit:
1A
Beds/Baths:
3 / 2.00
Land Area:
8.75 Acres
View:
Other
This rare, beautifully maintained 3 bedroom Loft, 2 bath, top corner condominium in a wonderful community features newly installed granite countertops, tile floors in the kitchen, baths and lanai, new carpet in the bedrooms & beautiful laminate flooring in living room, a full stairwell leading to the 4th loft 'bedroom' with vaulted ceiling and natural skylight, top of the line appliances incl. new 4-drawer stainless refrigerator, ductless A/C, solar hot water, PLUS all the amenities of a resort--Olympic size pool, spa, abundant chairs and chaise lounges, BBQ areas with dining tables, fully equipped gym, meeting facility, and even a playground for children--all within a spacious, park-like setting. Only a block from the beach & close to shopping and schools. Includes 2 parking stalls; pet friendly.
3765 Lower Honoapiilani RD - Napili/Kahana/Honokowai
$540,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
256 (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!
3765 Lower Honoapiilani RD - Napili/Kahana/Honokowai
$589,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
175 (Oct 27, 2013)
Type:
Condo
Building:
Makani Sands
Unit:
106
Beds/Baths:
1 / 1.00
Land Area:
0.89 Acre
View:
Ocean
Waterfront:
BeachFront
This fabulous, newly remodeled (10/15/13)ground floor Makani Sands condominium with direct whitewater oceanviews right from the living room and kitchen is located on a secluded sandy beach between the world class resorts of Kaanapali and Kapalua. A brilliant second home or vacation rental, you'll love the all new tile floors, beautiful granite countertops, rich solid wood cabinetry, top line stainless appliances, flat screen TVs, furniture, etc., with newly installed & expanded lanai, lawn and tropical landscaping. The tiled lanai is only a few steps from the new BBQ area and the inviting sandy beach, which is perfect for safe swimming, snorkeling, and uncrowded surfing. There's also a private, quiet pool to relax in, plenty of off-street parking, and a popular front desk rental program. A must see for the most discerning buyers, offered at well below peak prices. Please allow time to arrange for showings as this unit is frequently occupied.
2837 Liholani St - Pukalani
$799,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
33 (Mar 18, 2014)
Type:
SF w/Det Ohana or Cottage
Beds/Baths:
3 / 2.00
Land Area:
10,215 SF
View:
Mountain/Ocean
This spacious, custom home in Upcountry Maui with a detached 2 bedroom ohana features a beautiful, private setting on a large corner lot fronting the Pukalani Golf Course. The upstairs kitchen, living/dining and master bedroom are highlighted by vaulted open-beam ceilings with a dramatic skylight and beautiful redwood and cedar walls, and enjoys partial ocean, mountain and golf course views. The comfortable downstairs floorplan includes two bedrooms, bath, a bonus family room, & entry/laundry room. The brilliant kitchen features cherry cabinets, granite counters, cooking island, hardwood floors, & lots of windows and skylights overlooking the golf course & sunsets. The main home's classic pole design allows for a flexible floor plan with lots of covered lanai space for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. The separate Ohana, built in 2010, was designed to offer privacy from the main home and features an open living/dining/kitchen with granite countertops, open beam ceilings, and a large covered lanai-perfectly suited for Pukalani's perfect climate.
4536 Lower Honoapiilani Rd - Napili/Kahana/Honokowai
$915,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
134 (Dec 07, 2013)
Type:
Single Family w/Att Ohana
Beds/Baths:
3 / 2.00
Land Area:
7,562 SF
View:
Other
Waterfront:
Across Street from Ocean
BEST HOME OHANA VALUE IN WEST MAUI! Check out our new virtual tour & photos. This custom, quality-built Dixon home on 'Aloha Lane' is truly a rare opportunity in an exceptional location. The expansive kitchen, open to the brilliant dining & living rooms, and spacious master suite are all dramatically enhanced by beautiful vaulted open beam ceilings and gorgeous bamboo flooring upstairs; with 2 bedrooms, 2 car garage, & a private 1 bedroom ohana for extra income or expanded family downstairs. All new interior paint throughout, with new luxurious carpeting downstairs. The home is surrounded by mature, lush tropical landscaping in a quiet kama'aina location on the lower road between world class Kaanapali and Kapalua resorts, 10 minutes from historic Lahaina town's shops and restaurants, and just across the street and steps away from open access to a sandy, secluded beach. With over 2700sf of living area (which includes ohana) & abundant off street parking, this wonderful home is priced to sell quickly--so don't wait!

 

Barry's MAUI MARKET UPDATE

Editorial to be published in Lahaina News
For the week of June 20th - 26th

MAUI'S MARKET GREAT — IF WE PROTECT THE AINA

Home and condominium prices on Maui have been rising for over a year now, following record increases in tourism, and a less robust but steady rise in the national economy. We predict that pent-up demand and sellers moving up to larger homes will push prices up further. Realtor's Association of Maui MLS statistics suggest 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. 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 May:

  • Year to date average home prices are up 22%, with condo prices up 17% ; in 2012, Year to date average home & condo prices were DOWN by 9%
  • Listing inventory has shrunk 17% since 2012, after shrinking 12% the year before
  • REO and Short Sale listings & sales, once nearly half of the market, are now rare
  • Current absorption rate of active listings for homes is 4.3 months, down from 11.4 months in 2012; for condos, 4.6 months, down from 9 months in 2012

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 nearly reached 2007 levels. Over the last few years a huge percentage of foreign buyers were from Canada, which never experienced a recession. In 2012 there were 228 sales to Canadian buyers, and only a handful from Japan (5), Australia (5), and a few other countries. We're seeing 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.

That brings up an important fact: we need to keep in mind what makes Maui No Ka Oi—the Aina, the heart and soul of our precious island. Locals, visitors, and off island investors will not want to live or visit here if we don't respect the Hawaiian culture and preserve our open spaces and reefs, access to beaches, and in general our beautiful, safe and clean environment. As our population grows, we need to constantly remind ourselves how important it is to protect the Aina.

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 earlier this 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 offices in over 85 countries. 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 us at 870-8888, or emailing barry@barrybrownmaui.com. A hui hou! Barry Lee Brown, Owner/Broker, RE/MAX Island Properties

Barry and Carol Brown, RE/MAX Resort Realty
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 April 14, 2014 – Vol. 12, Issue 15

>> Mortgage Market Update

QUOTE OF THE WEEK... "Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'" --Robin Williams, American actor

INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE... It may be premature to begin partying in the housing market, but there are signs we'll enjoy a nice spring selling season. Freddie Mac's chief economist posted a blog on their websites offering a rosy outlook: "Housing is stronger today than at any point since the Great Recession began and hit bottom in 2009." He cites three points. 1. Home sales are up 13% from their low and should be up "about 3% in 2014." 2. Housing starts are up 50% since bottoming out, with "almost 20% growth" expected this year. 3. Home prices are up 16% since their trough and should continue to grow in 2014, "albeit at a more moderate 5% pace."

Speaking of prices, a national online listing site reported asking home prices continue to rise as the spring selling season gets under way. The site put asking prices up a seasonally adjusted 2.9% from February to March 2014, delivering the third straight month of solid month-over-month gains. Year-over-year, asking prices are up 10% nationally, registering gains in 97 of the 100 largest metros. The Mortgage Bankers Association also reported purchase loan applications up a seasonally adjusted 3% for the week ending April 4. Spring housing market activity seems to be kicking into gear.

BUSINESS TIP OF THE WEEK... Want to jump-start your creativity? A recent study revealed that the most creative people focus on asking a lot of questions, staying positive, and seeking to learn from others.

>>Review of Last Week

MAYBE A CORRECTION... It was an unusually rough week on Wall Street, with all three major indexes finishing decidedly down. A few observers feared a backslide for the economy, pointing to some disappointing corporate earnings reports. But most analysts saw the downtrend in stock prices as probably the start of a correction. That's the 10% or so drop in stock prices that regularly occurs following the kind of upward market surge we've lately experienced. In addition, the week's economic data, while sparse, was fairly upbeat.

Wednesday's release of FOMC Minutes from the Fed's March 18–19 meeting admitted "that growth in economic activity slowed during the winter months" but put most of the blame on "adverse weather conditions." They also said, "Inflation has been running below the Committee's longer-run objective." Since the Fed wants to see a little more inflation, Friday's 0.5% bump in the Producer Price Index was seen as a good thing. Michigan Consumer Sentiment came in higher than expected and weekly initial unemployment claims dropped to 300,000, the lowest level since May 2007!

The week ended with the Dow down 2.4%, to 16027; the S&P 500 down 2.6%, to 1816; and the Nasdaq down 3.1%, to 4000.

With stocks under pressure, bonds posted decent gains. Treasuries logged their seventh consecutive weekly move up. The FNMA 4.0% bond we now watch finished the week up .14, at $104.20. For the week ended April 10, Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey reported national average fixed mortgage rates down slightly "following the decline in 10-year Treasury yields." Remember, mortgage rates can be extremely volatile, so check with your mortgage professional for up to the minute information.

DID YOU KNOW?... The Philadelphia Fed's state leading indexes report for January 2014 forecasts that all 50 state coincident indexes will grow over the next six months.

>>This Week's Forecast

RETAIL, HOME BUILDING, MANUFACTURING ALL UP, INFLATION OK... We'll see a range of data this week that's expected to paint an encouraging picture of the overall economy. Retail Sales should grow a bit more in March, as well as Housing Starts. All manufacturing indicators are forecast up: the regional NY Empire and Philadelphia Fed indexes and Capacity Utilization nationwide. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation should barely budge. Wednesday, the Fed's Beige Book tells of economic conditions in Fed districts across the country and may indicate future central bank policy

>> Federal Reserve Watch

Forecasting Federal Reserve policy changes in coming months... Economists do not believe the Fed will touch the rock-bottom Funds Rate until we're well into next year. Note: In the lower chart, a 1% probability of change is a 99% certainty the rate will stay the same.

Current Fed Funds Rate: 0%–0.25%

 

 

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