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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 - 14 matches found.
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3676 Lower Honoapiilani - Napili/Kahana/Honokowai
$110,000 Leasehold
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
403 (Nov 02, 2015)
Type:
Condo
Building:
West Maui Trades
Unit:
E303
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
1.74 Acre
View:
Other
Waterfront:
Across Street from Ocean
Great for investor or first time home buyer, with a great location between the world class resorts of golf courses of Kaanapali and Kapalua, across the street from the ocean and Honokowai Beach Park; a short walk to the Farmers Market and other resturants & shops, and 10 minutes to historic Lahaina town with its award winning restaurants, harbor, and activities. This is a top, 3rd floor apartment with the bedrooms and bath upstairs above the kitchen/living room. Features include a recently remodeled kitchen and bathroom with attractive laminate flooring, making this a great ready-to-move-into (or rent) value for a 2 bedroom condominium in West Maui!

This property is listed by RE/MAX Island Properties

4435 Lower Honoapiilani - Napili/Kahana/Honokowai
$359,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
176 (Jun 16, 2016)
Type:
Condo
Building:
Pohailani Maui
Unit:
111
Beds/Baths:
0 / 1.00
Land Area:
8.05 Acres
View:
Ocean
Waterfront:
OceanFront
On the edge of the ocean-on the best island on earth! Remodeled in 2016, this fabulous studio features granite countertops, new appliances, tile floors, oceanfront BBQ, two pools, tennis court, covered parking, and large covered lanai 8 steps to the sea wall. Enjoy stunning ocean views of year-round sunsets, Molokai, Lanai, great surfing waves, and whales in season, in a perfect location between the world class resorts & golf courses at Kaanapali and Kapalua. Just a short walk to sandy Kahana Beach (& two 'secret' beaches), restaurants, shops, & banks, and only 10 minutes to the historic Lahaina town's famous restaurants, harbor activities, and shops, this is the perfect investment as an affordable Maui home, second home, or vacation rental. Maintenance fee includes electricity. Owner financing available!

This property is listed by RE/MAX Island Properties

3823 LOWER HONOAPIILANI - Napili/Kahana/Honokowai
$399,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
410 (Oct 26, 2015)
Type:
Condo
Building:
Hale Ono Loa
Unit:
214
Beds/Baths:
1 / 1.00
Land Area:
1.77 Acre
View:
Ocean
Waterfront:
OceanFront
OCEANFRONT, OCEANVIEW 1 bedroom condominium with direct views of Molokai, Lanai, sunsets & whales in season from the kitchen, living room and bedroom! Fabulous location between world class resorts of Kapalua and Kaanapali & just a short drive to historic Lahaina Town's famous activities, shops, and award winning restaurants, making this a popular vacation rental or a perfect home in paradise. Offered fully furnished and ready to rent or move in. Lower than average maintenance fees of $653/mo. include electric and cable, and the entire building has been recently renovated. Maui condo inventory is shrinking and prices are rising fast-this low entry price is a great opportunity, so call soon!

This property is listed by RE/MAX Island Properties

676 B Kai Hele Ku - Lahaina
$1,075,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
484 (Aug 13, 2015)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 2.00
Land Area:
1.15 Acre
View:
Ocean
BACK ON MARKET-BEST COTTAGE BUY IN LAUNIUPOKO! Enjoy stunning 180 degree whitewater ocean & island views with year-round sunsets from this totally private home with pool & 3 car garage in one of Maui's most sought after neighborhoods. The many custom features include a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, gas range & stainless appliances, light filled loft, central A/C, travertine flooring, spacious covered lanai with spa, and a gorgeous pool area with rock waterfall and huge covered 'rec room' complete with shower, air hockey & pool tables-perfect for entertaining. Check the 3D tour! Located right up the hill from popular Launiupoko Beach Park and minutes from the activities, fine dining and harbor in historic Lahaina town, the beautifully landscaped 1.1 acre homesite includes a fully finished 3 car garage, expansive front and back lawns, fruit trees, privacy palm hedges, several storage sheds, 2 outdoor showers, gated concrete drive & generous parking areas. Launiupoko's wonderful neighborhood is a perennial Maui favorite for raising a family or as a second home. HOA fees are $130/month. This is a CPR'd property.

This property is listed by RE/MAX Island Properties

4720 Pohakuloa - Molokai
$1,249,999 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
66 (Oct 04, 2016)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
3 / 4.00
Land Area:
5.08 Acres
View:
Ocean
Waterfront:
OceanFront
REDUCED FOR IMMEDIATE SALE! Fabulous, one-of-a-kind, single level, fully furnished oceanfront/oceanview Endless Sunset House on the West End of Molokai-over 5 Acres of privacy-an AuNatural Wonderland. Perfect layout for extended family or entertaining guests! Enjoy sunsets & whale watching from the lanai. A short 50 yard walk thru the back gate leads to sandy Dixie Maru Beach for safe swimming & snorkeling all year round, while a 50 yard walk to the more private, pristine point adds wonderful views of Oahu. Enter thru the gate down a long lighted driveway to the circular turnaround, 2 car garage, & lots of parking. 2 Master BR suites, each w/ newer king size beds, private lanais & oceanviews, located on opposite sides of the home. 3rd BR is an efficiency w/ wet bar, private entrance, full bath, Murphy bed, private lanai, tons of closet & storage space (currently used as a workout room & office; all workout & office equipment is included). Main part of home boasts a fully equipped kitchen with everything imaginable, updated appliances; breakfast bar w/stools; Great Room w/skylights, ceiling fans, newer HD flat screen TV, built-in book shelves; foyer w/full bath w/awesome tile shower. Relax by the very private plunge pool & shed or swing in the shaded hammock--Paradise Awaits You! Spacious, wonderful front lanai w/bench, plenty of lounge chairs, & a glass table & chairs, gas grill w/rotisserie to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in perfect weather. Also: laundry rm. w/ Kenmore front load W/D & shelving; hall closet w/toys & beach towels; Banana, fruit, & coconut palm trees, w/hoses all around the house; fully equipped garage w/yard tools.

This property is listed by RE/MAX Island Properties

4426 Pohakuloa - Molokai
$1,850,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
313 (Jan 31, 2016)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
3 / 2.00
Land Area:
5.56 Acres
View:
Ocean
Waterfront:
OceanFront
Spectacular 5.56 Oceanfront Acre Estate-like living in Old Hawaii! Previously the 2nd home of Don Coryell of the San Diego Chargers, this fantastic West Molokai estate offers the ultimate private getaway. The huge deck, generous living room and master bedroom windows offer unobstructed ocean, sunset, and Diamond Head views, plus whale watching in season and the evening lights of Honolulu shimmering on the horizon. Home features include low maintenance tile floors, island style open beam ceilings and roofline, large garage for secure storage, spacious covered area on the ground level for future expansion and outdoor entertainment, with heavily reinforced, smooth concrete slab and pillar foundation. Papohaku Sub. features paved roads, underground utilities, 5 to 40 acre lot sizes for privacy. Sorry, no traffic (no traffic lights!) and few tourists-like going 70 yrs. back in time!

This property is listed by Moffett Properties

85 Papapa - Molokai
$3,888,888 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
556 (Jun 02, 2015)
Type:
SF w/Det Ohana or Cottage
Beds/Baths:
5 / 4.50
Land Area:
6.17 Acres
View:
Ocean
Waterfront:
BeachFront
Best of the Best on Molokai! Private artist retreat on 6.17 fully landscaped beachfront acres on spectacular, 3 mile long Papohaku Beach. Four separate, architecturally designed, open beam buildings include the beautiful 5 bedroom 4.5 bath main home and pool, cottage and spa, spacious studio, and large barn/workshop, with garages to accommodate 6 vehicles. Features too numerous to mention include full-length Fleetwood doors in the main home for indoor/outdoor living, manicured trails leading through the trees to the beach, and a fully fenced corral. Imagine going back 70 years in time to the Old Hawaii, with no traffic lights (no traffic!), few tourists, empty beaches, trails & roads, yet being only 15 minutes to the airport and 25 minutes to Kaunakakai Town & the daily ferry to Maui. A truly amazing property and simply a must see!

This property is listed by RE/MAX Island Properties

0 Pa Loa - Molokai
$149,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
175 (Jun 17, 2016)
Type:
Vacant Land
Land Area:
5.40 Acres
View:
Mountain/Ocean
This oceanview 5.4 Acre lot in Papohaku Ranchlands, part of Kaluakoi Resort in West Molokai, features a nice ocean view, underground utilities, paved roads, and great location a short distance to beautiful, sandy, 3-mile long Papohaku Beach. The lot is totally useable and gently sloping, with views of year-round sunsets and whales in season. For those who truly want to get away from it all, Papohaku has miles of empty trails and deserted beaches. It's like going back 70 years to the old Hawaii: no buildings taller than a palm tree, very few tourists, and no traffic (no traffic lights!). The only lights at night come from the faint glow of Honolulu on the distant horizon. Yet it's only 15 minutes to the airport with 20 minute flights to Maui or Honolulu, and 25 minutes to Kaunakakai town and harbor, with daily ferry to Lahaina. Priced to sell-perhaps the best land value in Hawaii!

This property is listed by RE/MAX Island Properties

0 Awawa - Molokai
$165,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
345 (Dec 30, 2015)
Type:
Vacant Land
Land Area:
5.12 Acres
View:
Ocean
Location, Price & View says it all. Papohaku Ranchlands Subdivision features include 5 acre minimum lot size, underground utilities, paved streets, and protective CC&Rs to insure quality neighboring homes. Water meter is installed. Great ocean views with year round sunsets and Diamond Head in the background. Like going 60 years back to the Hawaii of old--empty beaches, few tourists, no traffic lights (no traffic!), just the twinkling lights of Honolulu on the horizon.

This property is listed by RE/MAX Island Properties

0 Onioni - Molokai
$169,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
220 (May 03, 2016)
Type:
Vacant Land
Land Area:
2.02 Acres
View:
Mountain/Ocean
Great 2 acre oceanview lot in Kawela Plantation 1 Subdivision, which includes over 1000 acres of pristine conservation land all the way to the top of the mountains, and a beautiful oceanfront park. Located close to the Kawela oceanfront park and the Hotel Molokai, this lot offers wonderful privacy, yet it's only 10 minutes from Kaunakakai's shops, restaurants, and harbor (with daily ferry trips to Lahaina, Maui); and only 25 minutes from the airport, with multiple daily flights to shopping, entertainment, and international airports on Honolulu, Maui, & the Big Island. Enjoy the feeling of going 70 years back in time to the Old Hawaii- no traffic (no traffic lights!), few tourists, and no buildings taller than a palm tree. The perfect getaway for your dream home!

This property is listed by RE/MAX Island Properties


 

Barry's MAUI MARKET UPDATE

BARRY's new Market Update for 2015:

We're happy to report that the real estate climate here on Maui has pretty much returned to a healthy, 'normal' market, with very few REOs or short sales, and prices nearing the peak levels of 2008.

Here's the August 7, 2015 Maui MLS July 2015 Statistics report from Terry Tolman, Realtor's Association of Maui Chief Staff Executive:

"Aloha all!

In a nutshell: Monthly Residential and Condo Unit Sales numbers bounced up and down the last few months, with Residential and Condo Inventory still decreasing this month after the Winter Vacation (High Sales) season. Canadian investors have been big participants in Maui's real estate market, however the current Canadian Dollar exchange rate (.76 US $) may motivate Canadian investors to sell, rather than buy. 2014 Year-to-Date Median and Average prices were rising across the Residential, Condo and Vacant Land markets despite lower number of unit sales (YTD). First Quarter 2015 took a break from that trend; however that may catch up as we proceed through the rest of the year. 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. For several months approximately 40% of all sales were CASH. Well priced properties are attracting multiple offers making for a quick sale. Inventories in Residential and Condo classes grow 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.

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 fallout or Buyers whittling your price down during the transaction when previously unknown facts come to light.

FOR BUYERS: Low interest rates prevail; however have started to nudge up and are predicted to rise later in 2015. Buyers should get Pre-Approved so they can shop in confidence (fewer last minute disappointments due to non-funding loans). "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. First-Time Home Buyers – Many programs are available….. Attend a First-Time Home Buyers workshop, get familiar with the process, get qualified/approved, do your homework to get your own home. Many current owners never thought they would be able to own until they attended a workshop, discovered they could own a home, and are glad they did. The low point in the market has passed, so check it out carefully NOW, don't delay. The opportunity is fading quickly. If you can't buy now, start saving your down payment for the next market cycle. Disclaimer: Zooming in on the figures of a specific geographic area or property type may lead to different conclusions that looking at the overall view. Maui's market place is much smaller than Oahu's, and a few high or low sales have a greater effect on the statistical numbers without necessarily indicating a big market swing one way or another."

Please call Barry or Carol for more details on specific properties and locations. We're here for you 24/7!

Aloha, Barry & Carol

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

 

Mortgage Update

MMG Weekly excerpt provided courtesy of Patrick Spencer, Manager, Guild Mortgage

Last Week in Review: Recent housing reports were disappointing, while inflation remains low.

Forecast for the Week: February ends on a busy note, with key reports on housing, consumer attitudes, U.S. economic growth and inflation.

View: Protect yourself from identity theft with these important tips.

Last Week in Review

I knew the record would stand until it was broken." Yogi Berra Record low temperatures have hit much of the nation, but that's not the only chill in the air.

January Housing Starts fell by 2 percent from December to an annual rate of 1.065 million units. The weaker than expected numbers were due in part to a big decline in single-family homes, as student debt, tight credit conditions and rising prices have kept some first-time homebuyers from entering the market.

Housing Starts peaked in early 2006 at an annual rate of 2.27 million units. They subsequently fell to 500,000 units in 2009, during the height of the recession. On the positive side, in this latest report Housing Starts are up 19 percent from this time a year ago.

Building Permits, a sign of future construction, also came in below expectations at 1.053 million in January, while the February National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index declined 2 points to 55. Readings above 50 mean that builders are positive about market conditions, so at least the decline didn't cross that important threshold.

In other news to note, wholesale inflation remains tame, dropping the most in one month since November 2009 thanks to falling gas prices. Low inflation is Bond-friendly news, since inflation reduces the value of fixed investments like Bonds. And since home loan rates are tied to Mortgage Bonds, low inflation is typically beneficial for rates as well. Also helpful for Bonds and home loan rates: Greece's debt woes and the continued fighting in Ukraine means investors see our Bond markets as a safe haven for their money.

The bottom line is that home loan rates remain attractive, and now is a great time to consider a home purchase or refinance. Let me know if I can answer any questions at all for you or your clients.

Forecast for the Week

The economic calendar is jam-packed with reports scheduled for release every day this week.

  • Housing news is plentiful beginning Monday with Existing Home Sales. The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index follows on Tuesday, while New Home Sales will be released on Wednesday.
  • We'll get a read on how consumers are feeling with Consumer Confidence on Tuesday and the Consumer Sentiment Index on Friday.
  • Look for the closely-watched Consumer Price Index on Thursday, along with Durable Goods Orders and Weekly Initial Jobless Claims.
  • Manufacturing news via the Chicago PMI will be reported on Friday.
  • Also on Friday, Gross Domestic Product for the fourth quarter of 2014 will give us an important update on the U.S. economy.

Remember: Weak economic news normally causes money to flow out of Stocks and into Bonds, helping Bonds and home loan rates improve, while strong economic news normally has the opposite result.

When you see these Bond prices moving higher, it means home loan rates are improving—and when they are moving lower, home loan rates are getting worse.

The Mortgage Market Guide View...

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

More than 10 million people are victims of identity theft each year. The most common forms of identity theft are government documents and benefits fraud, followed by credit card fraud, phone or utilities fraud and bank fraud.

Those who steal your identity can damage your reputation and your credit status, in addition to costing you time and money. Follow these tips to protect yourself:

  • Guard your social security number. Don't carry your card and only give out your SSN when absolutely necessary.
  • Create hard-to-guess PINs and make sure you change them every so often.
  • Keep your PINs private. Avoid writing a PIN on a credit or debit card, or on a slip of paper.
  • Collect mail promptly. Ask the post office to put your mail on hold when you are away for more than a few days.
  • Watch for routine mail. If bills or statements are late, contact the sender.
  • Keep receipts. Compare receipts with account statements to monitor for unauthorized transactions.
  • Shred unwanted documents like receipts, account statements and expired cards.
  • Cut up credit offers that come in the mail.
  • Store personal information in a safe place at home and at work.
  • Don't respond to unsolicited requests for personal information in the mail, over the phone or online. The IRS, for example, doesn't request information via email.
  • Fortify your home computer by installing firewalls, virus-detection software and updated security.
  • Check your credit report once a year to monitor unauthorized activity.

The Federal Trade Commission has a series of articles on "Immediate Steps to Repair Identity Theft," which includes advice for placing a fraud alert and creating an identity theft report. This helpful information can be found on the FTC website.

Please feel free to pass these helpful tips along to your team, clients and colleagues!

Sources: bjs.gov, consumer.ftc.gov, irs.gov, usa.gov

 

 

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