Kula, HI Real Estate News

By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Kula Maui Hawaii Real Estate Newsletter     -         August 2009At this time of year I always wish I owned a home in the cool upcountry climate of Kula.  On the August Realtor Caravan I saw many homes that I would love to live in... if I could just convince my husband!  How about you?  Is a home in Kula a part of your plan?------------------------------------------------------------1.    Quality Time, Kula  $749,000.00- spectacular ocean views from this lovely 4BD/3BA 2-story home with high vaulted ceilings- pride of ownership shows, and you too will love this great home in a great subdivision2.    Quiet Location, Kula  $799,000.00- enjoy big views and privacy from your huge patio, with open ranchland space next door- kid friendly 5BD/3.5 bath home with private master suite upstairs, f...
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By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
Upcountry Kula Maui offers a diverse community of country to contemporary island homes.  There are neighborhoods with 2-acre parcels like Kula 200 and Kula Glen with luxury homes, pools and tennis courts for your liking.  In Kula you really need to check out the area, there ae some jewels that are waiting to be found.The following is a list of Kula Maui homes sold and currently pending for the last three months.Luxury Homes in Kula MauiFree mobile app to search Maui Real Estate CMA Summary Report Residential Summary Statistics   High Low Average Median LP: $2,200,000 $390,000 $889,343 $759,000 SP: $1,132,500 $385,000 $696,450 $687,000  Residential - Pending  ADDRESS  Status  District  Liv-SF  MLS #  Liv-SF  DOM  LP  $/Liv-SF  SP  $/Liv-SF  86 Puuala St  PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW  Kula/Ulu...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Kula Maui homes for sale ~ Pukalani Maui homes for sale ~ Makawao Maui homes for sale Looking for a home in Upcountry Maui?  Need a miracle?  Call the HUNTER... Georgina M. Hunter R(S) e-Pro ~ 808 283-0635 ~ EMAIL ~ Maui Real Estate info and property search
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Kula Maui Hawaii Real Estate Newsletter     -         June 2009It really is HOT HOT HOT in Kula this month - I mean it's on fire!  Summer time usually means brush fires on Maui, and Kula was the spot on Friday the 19th.------------------------------------------------------------1.    The Views, Kula  $799,000.00- bi-coastal views and a stunning natural backdrop, gulch-side privacy- 2-story 4BD/3BA home a neighborhood of quality homes and spectacular vistas2.    Too Hot, Kula  $799,000.00- 3BD/2BA cedar home overlooking protea gardens, comfy country living on 2 acres- you know this is the best deal of the day when it's already under contract3.    Tree House, Upper Kula  $840,000.00- spacious 3BD/3BA Polynesian two story pole house with privacy and views- meticulously maintained half acre...
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By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
Here are recent sales and current pending Maui homes on the market.  It seems like things are picking up on Maui.  There is a ray of hope of this recession turning around.  If you are looking for Maui real estate Upcountry Maui. CMA Summary Report Residential Summary Statistics   High Low Average Median LP: $2,388,000 $279,000 $663,781 $519,700 SP: $2,000,000 $355,000 $643,168 $501,100  Residential - Pending  ADDRESS  Status  District  Liv-SF  MLS #  Liv-SF  DOM  LP  $/Liv-SF  SP  $/Liv-SF  579 Laie Drive  PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW  Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile  500  335260  500  156  $279,000  $558.00       86 Puuala St  PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW  Kula/Ulupalakua/Kanaio  1327  332213  1327  339  $390,000  $293.90       577 Laie Drive  PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW  Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile  1626  ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Kula Maui Hawaii Real Estate Newsletter     -         May 2009The May Kula Caravan had a wide variety of homes and land for sale upcountry.  I thought the price of land in Kula was going down, until these listings came along.  If you're looking for land, there's plenty of low priced building lots with good views.------------------------------------------------------------1.    Good Price, Kula   $593,500.00- multi-level 3BD/3BA 2,814 sf home that could use some TLC- walk to Morihara Store and Cafe 808, and community tennis courts2.    New Carpets, Kula   $635,000.00- tri-level 4BD/3BA home that is somewhat private down a long driveway- ag zoned half an acre with many fruit trees and room for huge garden3.    Walk to Kula Lodge, Upper Kula  $719,900.00- charming 3BD/2BA home with beautif...
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By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
  I love the climate in Kula Maui, or as some call it Up-Country Maui.  I was showing property up there yesterday and I found a few jewels.  This one home had the perfect setting, with a beautiful gulch on one side for privacy and a perfect backdrop.  The owner of this beautiful home really captured the essences of this property.They really captured the feeling of an English garden the way the property flowed.This Kula Maui homes for sale had a storybook charm about it.  It also had a pool with a guest room, 3-BR, and a setting overlooking south and north shores of Maui.  To view all Kula Maui Real Estate check this link.  If you are interested in Up-Country homes give me a call.  There is currently a wide selection of properties available.I work with Elite Pacific Properties, #1 in lux...
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By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
Kula Maui Real EstateThere is some amazing country in Up-Country Maui.  Years ago I lived in Kula before there were too many night lights on the crater.  Kula was a quiet place in the country and like all unique beautiful places before they become discovered.  So the secret has been out for a while now.  That the lead ward side of Haleakala Crater offers a break from the trade winds and rain of the Northshore of Maui.  Being a gardener, I have to say that the elevation and volcanic soil makes Kula one of the best places on the island to farm.  That is one of the reasons Kula onions are famous, not to mention strawberries, cabbage, and gourmet lettuce to name a few.  Another feature is mild temperatures and amazing ocean views.  There is currently a large inventory of quality homes on th...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Kula Maui Hawaii Real Estate Newsletter     -         March 2009You won't believe some of the beautiful homes on the March Kula Caravan. What better way to spend the day than looking at the spectacular Kula views from these upcountry homes.------------------------------------------------------------1.    Like New, Kula   $799,000.00- only 2 years old, 3BD/2BA two story home with panoramic bi-coastal views- fireplace, huge covered lanais, wood floors, beautiful kitchen2.    Single Story, Kula   $925,000.00- beautiful architect designed 3BD/2BA home embraces indoor/outdoor living- 1.5 acres of landscaped gardens and lawns surround this private home withocean views- lots of windows and plenty of ventilation3.    Maui Onions, Pulehu  $995,000.00- 3BD/2BA farmhouse, 4500 sq ft building with ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
(As you may know, you can visit my website and sign up for these FREE Kula newsletters every month - as well as other newsletters for other Maui locations) Kula Maui Real Estate Newsletter     -         February 2009The February Kula Caravan really covered all bases, with a couple of affordable homes, and some really exciting new estate homes for the multi-million dollar buyers.  The last 2 homes were really spectacular and unique.  If you want more info and pictures, be sure to let me know.------------------------------------------------------------1.    Res Condo, Kula   $399,000.00- fresh paint, new appliances, new roof, new deck, new stairway and a new carport under the house- 3BD/1BA charmer with a pot-belly stove to keep you warm2.    Short Sale, Kula   $629,395.00- cabin-like 3BD...
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By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
Maui is an amazing place.  It has so many different faces.  You have South Maui, which is made up of Kihei and Wailea.  South Maui is more of a resort community.  Very much like Lahaina side of the island.  Warm beaches and lots of things to do for the tourist. Upcountry Maui has a totally different feeling to it.  If you cruise into Makawao town, it still has the feeling of an old cowboy town.  You might see a cattle truck driving through town or horse trailers pulling their cargo to work or just for a ride in the hills. Upcountry Kula Homes have areas that people favor for the living.  There are people that just love Olinda, located right above Makawao town.  Olinda offers rolling hills and beautiful pasture views over looking the Pacific ocean.  So if Makawao or Olinda might be the n...
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By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
   Maui Real Estate Market Is the real estate section of your local paper filled with stories about how slow the real estate market is in real estate?  Is it taking months to sell the homes on the market? If you have been waiting for the perfect time to buy a home or condo in Maui, this is the time!       This kind of market is referred to as a "buyers' market" for good reason--it is an opportunity for buyers to select from a large number of homes, and condos that could satisfy their needs. Interest rates are at an all time low.  Everyone involved is ready to bend over backwards to make it possible for you to buy your dream home. Most sellers are highly motivated and so are the local Realtors, mortgage brokers, banks and other professionals involved in the transaction. It is important t...
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By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
January Maui Real Estate Market!.   Last month December was pretty quiet till we hit Christmas Season on Maui. December is usually a slow month but we were still off 25%.  We are now into our winter season.  Maui real estate is of key interest, especially to our Canadian buyers.  I have been talking to owners in Wailea, that for various reasons are making a lifestyle change and downsizing their homes.   At the same time buyers know that there is a lot of inventory, which means it's a great time to buy.  Talking with lenders some of our local banks like First Hawaiian Bank and Bank of Hawaii are actually really in good shape. The interest rates are at an all time low.   So I do think the New Year may not be a record year for real estate sales.  We will see a steady flow of business this ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
    KULA COUNTRY FARMS - KULA MAUI HAWAII 375 Koheo Road, Kula, Maui, HI 96790 phone: 808 878-8381 ~  fax: 808 878-8081 Email them at kulacountryfarms@hawaii.rr.com This little farm in Kula has the best selection of fresh locally grown fruits and veggies.  I was surprised to find local raspberries when I went there for the first time.  Look at all the wonderful little plants and local flowers you can buy too.  If you drive up to Kula on the Kula Highway, it will be on your right, very close to Rice Park.  It's a beautiful drive upcountry, so plan on taking your time and stopping for some pictures along the way.  Other points of interest nearby are Kula Botanical Gardens, La Provence Restaurant, and Keokea Park. While driving around in Kula you might be interested in some Kula homes for ...
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By Gail Swanson, Down-to-earth Realtor
(Hawaiian Style Realty LLC)
If you are looking for property in Kula, HI don't forget to check out a beautiful neighborhood called KULAMANU and also the charming neighborhood called called KULA KAI.  Most homes have gorgeous ocean views, and the elevation provides a nice cool climate during the hot summer months.  Many homes have fireplaces (yes fireplaces on Maui!) and they are perfect for the cooler nights in winter.  Upcountry Maui is peaceful, and is far from the hustle bustle of the hotel/tourist scene.  Check out these 2 Kula listings if you are looking for exceptional homes.  The one in Kula Kai is a fabulous remodel and backs up to pastureland that is magical from the back deck. The front of the house faces an excellent ocean view.  The house in Kulamanu is almost brand new and feels like a model home.  Cli...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Kula Maui Real Estate Newsletter     -         December 2008The final Kula Realtor Caravan for the year goes out with a bang... noshabby fixers in this bunch.  There are currently 74 residences for sale inKula, with an average price of about $1,500,000.  Only 4 of those arePending.------------------------------------------------------------1.    Love to Entertain? Kula   $950,000.00- open floor plan and 1,000 sf deck make this 3BD/3BA home a real crowd pleaser- rock fireplace, open beam ceiling, half acre with extensive concrete driveway- nicely separated charming cottage for guests or tenants has its own fenced yard2.    Over an Acre, Kula   $999,000.00 - 3BD/2BA plantation style home in great condition with bamboo floors,granite counters, high ceilings- two large covered decks for rel...
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By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
  Looking for Upcountry Maui real estate deals, I think The Cottages at Kula Malu is a great value.  They are offering 3BR, single family units, and condominium homes at a great price.  They are starting at $438,000, with 30yr fixed rate at 4.875%.  The units start at 1298 sq ft of living space.  For more information on Cottages and other upcountry properties.  Email Steven, for all Upcountry Maui real estate. I can represent you as a Buyer’s agent on this property.     Steven Nickens R(S), GRI, ABR The Wailea Group, LLC 3750 Wailea Alanui, Suite 5WE Wailea, Maui, Hi  96753 www.nickensmaui.com Email: nickens@maui.net Cell: 808-280-2208    
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By Laurelee Blanchard
(Coldwell Banker Island Properties)
   KULA Real Estate News Volume 11        Laurelee Blanchard, Realtor    (808) 298-8544 (Direct)    Laurelee@MauiResidences.com     REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT   Kula Home Sales   As of November 30, 2008, there were 44 single family home sales in Kula year-to-date, compared to 66 sales this time last year.   Total dollar volume fell 26%.   The average price was $1,131,399, compared to $1,012,662 this time last year - up 12%.   The median price for a home was $876,175 compared with $764,000 a year earlier - an increase of 15%.   70 homes are currently listed for sale in Kula.   View the list at  http://websearch.ramaui.com/smartframe/search.php?dbid=dbid1155592598         The following is a list of recent home sales listed in order of price. Date Price Address Home S.F. Ohana S.F. Acres 8...
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By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
    What is happening in the Maui real estate market?   Maui has always been a destination for people looking for sun and great beaches.  We are seeing some really great values on properties up country.  We are experiencing residential properties coming way off there original prices.  Take in to consideration of new low interest .  It is starting to look like a great time to buy.  To all those buyers sitting on the fence, saying we are waiting for the bottom.  Well I am saying that I am seeing some really great values upcountry and else where on Maui.  For more information on Maui properties check this link.     Mahalo,    Steven C. Nickens R(S), GRI, ABR The Wailea Group LLC 3750 Wailea Alanui, Suite 5WE Wailea, Maui, Hi 96753 www.nickensmaui.com Email: nickens@maui.net Cell: 808-280-2...
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By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
Yesterday was our regular Thursday real estate caravan.  That is where Realtors get together, to promote our properties.  So I headed up to Kula, and Ulupalakua to view a few properties.  First stop was a home in Kula Kai.  This home was  beautiful remodeled kitchen.  I love the views from this home.  The backyard is up against ranch lands.  The front of the house has south Maui ocean views.  This is the ocean view.  It is a little hazy, due to the vog from the big island volcano.  Then it was off to Ulupalakua.  I was in trouble when I drove past Grandma's,  there was no wolf, but I can't resist their hot Mocha's.  You see I am trying to cut down on coffee.  But Grandma's, coffee and fresh bake goods are seriously good eating.  Back on the road to Ululpalakua.  This is ranch country.  ...
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