Lahaina, HI Real Estate News

By Lee Potts, The smarter we work, the luckier you get.
(Aloha Group Maui)
  Aloha!   Condo sales on Maui increased slightly in 2011 over 2010.  Condo sales in Kaanapali, however, were down by 30% and it was a slow year at Kaanapali Shores as well.  And while Kaanapali Shores may be the best value in the whole area, sales were down and prices were down in every category. There were 3 studios sold in ’10. That dropped to only 2 last year, and both of those units sold early in the year.  There are currently 12 studios for sale including leasehold units.  Showings do seem to be picking up. One bedroom units didn’t fare much better.  There were 7 ocean view one bedroom units sold in ’10 and 6 in ’11.  The important thing is that the median selling price in ’10 was $404,000 and decreased to $352,500 in 2011. But if things were slow for studio and one bedroom units,...
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
The start of 2012 is all about Kapalua Golf! All eyes are on Maui's famed Kapalua Resort, as the Hyundai Tournament of Champions welcomes the world's best golfers to the Plantation Course for the PGA Tour's season opening event.  Home to some of the most breath-taking views in the resort, you'll find some of Kapalua's finest estate homes nestled along the course in the Plantation Estates.  The tournament is a fundraiser for local charities, and the course has some incredible spots for spectators, so please join us if you will be on Maui. Kapalua Golf has been stacking up accolades in the new year as well:  GolfWorld has just named both the Plantation Course and Bay Course Pro Shops to the 2012 "100 Best Golf Shops." Legendary for the challenging Plantation Course, and the oceanfront Bay...
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By Janet Jones, Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
(Just Your Style Interiors, LLC)
The 11th Annual Lighting of the Banyan Tree will be held this weekend, December 3-4 in downtown Lahaina.  As has been the tradition, the tree will be lit with hundreds of strings of brightly colored Christmas lights. The official tree lighting is at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday evening; however, festivities run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.  Some of those festivities would include a visit to the Winter Wonderland where Frosty, our Hawaiian "snowman" will be.  Santa arrives on Saturday at 2 p.m.  This will also mark the start of  children's crafts, including face painting and some very fun cookie decorating. Music begins at 10 a.m.  Admission is free, with the exception of the Winter Wonderland, where the Lahaina Town Action Committee is requesting a donatio...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
A simple Hawaiian hale in Lahaina Maui, home sweet home Simple architecture in a climate where you don't need heating or cooling.  HALE (pronounced ha-leh) is the Hawaiian word meaning house or home.  This is not really somebody's home, but a hale in a park near the beach. Lahaina Maui HI 96761 homes for sale Are you looking for a simple home in Hawaii?  A little grass shack by the beach perhaps, or a cozy jungle cabin?  Let me help with your search and negotiations... call or text me 808 283-0635 ~ EMAIL Georgina M. Hunter Maui Realtor(S) e-Pro  Search the Maui MLS here  Aloha from Maui...  
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
Aloha! The latest edition of the Kapalua Real Estate Market Update and Newsletter is now available online. The real estate market in Kapalua has held relatively steady over the past year.  Comparing sales through this time in 2011 with 2010, we see that the number of sales is up 11%, and sales volume is up 19% with $81,248,862 in closed sales in 2011 vs. $65,533,000 for the same period in 2010.  It is noteworthy that average closing prices are up approximately 10% over last year--the low remained the same and the high was buoyed by the sale of a magnificent home in the Plantation Estates at $14 million. Our market has done well compared with other areas of the island and the mainland US.  In part, we have few short sales and foreclosures (4 REO's and 2 Short Sales out of 37 Sales Year t...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
36 East Mahi Pua place Lahaina HI 96761 Maui Hawaii for the sum of $1500000.00 Judicial hearing to proceed 120 Hui Road F L-204 Lahaina Hi 96761for the sum of $ mystery aoao
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By Lee Potts, The smarter we work, the luckier you get.
(Aloha Group Maui)
  Halloween was "Back on Front Street" this year! Hundreds turn out to participate in Halloween Parade on Front Street in Lahaina Town This was the first year in quite a while that Lahaina had an official Halloween Celebration on Front Street. Check out our video of some of the costumes and participants! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyhS0WZHI8U Do you know when the last official Halloween Celebration was on Front Street? Live ALoha! Lahaina Lee
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Halloween in Lahaina Maui is happening again - cruise over there in style! Halloween is BACK ON FRONT.... Once again the famous Lahaina Halloween celebration is happening on Front Street.  In recent years the festiviites were toned down or cancelled altogether due to some community protests, which causes hardship for the merchants in Lahaina.  This year it's full speed ahead and Front Street will be closed to cars to allow revelers to roam the street safely.  It's a party atmosphere all night, with bars and restaurants at capacity, live entertainment, fun activities and costume contests.   If you want to avoid parking hassles and driving while drunk, there's a great alternative to driving over to the West Side.  Pacific Whale Foundation will be offering a couple of COCKTAIL CRUISES depa...
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By Lee Potts, The smarter we work, the luckier you get.
(Aloha Group Maui)
    Aloha! It is a strange year at Kaanapali Shores.  So far this year there have been just 9 sales.  By this time last year there had been 17 sales, but then there was just one more for the rest of 2010.This quarter there were 3 sales; all of them were one bedroom units, and all were the 717 square foot D floor plans.  One of them, the one on which Lee represented the buyer, was a short sale.We handle a lot of shorts sales, more often than not representing the seller.  They all have their challenges, but all things considered, they generally go pretty smoothly.   This one did not go smoothly.  It took over a year to finish and there were plenty of times it looked like it wasn’t going to happen.  But thanks to a very patient buyer, who hung in there the whole time, it got closed.A short...
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By Barbara Potts
(Aloha Realty Group)
Aloha from your resident experts! From July 1 to September 30, there were 20 listings (2 were short sale and 3 were REO/bank owned). Out of 20 listings, 2 were taken off the  market or expired. And 1 was pending at the end of the quarter.  As of October 10, Aina Nalu owners have sold 15 units in 2011, or an average of 1.67 sales per month.  There were 14 sales in the entire year of 2010, so our sales pace is well ahead of last year’s.Of the 2011 sales, 9 were listed or sold by Aloha Realty Group, so we are feeling very positive about the direction of the market here at Aina Nalu.  Our latest closing on October 7 was unit J106, a one bedroom downstairs unit that sold for $205,000 cash.At this time there are 13 active listings on the MLS for Aina Nalu condos.  At the 2011 sales pace, we ...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
Foreclosure Friday September 23, 2011 151 Mele Komo place Lahaina Hi 96761 for the sum of $520,000.00 with a judicial hearing to follow Surf the Hawaii MLS Find me on Youtube video walk through Find Maui Foreclosures Auctions on Youtube Foreclosure videos Find me on Twitter Twitter Find me on Flickr Fotos Realty Trac Reliable Posting & Publishing USA foreclosures Notice of Defaults in the Star-Advertiser Also The Maui news paper though on line they do not publish Notices of Intent Notice of Defaults in the Pacific Business news.
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
Foreclosure Friday 9/30/2011 500 Kapalua Drive Golf Villas Unit # 24 P506 Lahaiana HI 96761 for the sum of $175,000.oo Judicial right of confirmation hearing to proceed Surf the Hawaii MLS Find me on Youtube video walk through Find Maui Foreclosures Auctions on Youtube Foreclosure videos Find me on Twitter Twitter Find me on Flickr Fotos Realty Trac Reliable Posting & Publishing USA foreclosures Notice of Defaults in the Star-Advertiser Also The Maui news paper though on line they do not publish Notices of Intent Notice of Defaults in the Pacific Business news.
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
One of the wonderful things about living on Maui is the incredible community, which gathers together to lend support and encouragement to those in need.  Several members of our community have gathered together to present a "Dinner of Aloha" to raise funds to assist the family of Olivia Bianco, a young girl from Maui recently diagnosed with cancer.  Olivia is in home hospice care, and proceeds from the dinner will assist the family with mounting medical and living costs. If you are a foodie and happen to be on island, you'll want to check out this six course wine dinner held beachfront at the charming old Olowalu Plantation House.  Prepared by Chef Luis Fuentes of Island Catering and featuring fine wines from Sandwich Isle Cellars, the menu includes Hawaiian Ahi Poke, Lobster Mango Summe...
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  For the fourth consecutive year, we are pleased to announce that Alohapotts.com, Inc. has been selected for the 2011 Best of Lahaina Award in the Real Estate Agents category by the US Commerce Association (USCA). This is the first year that a business has qualified as a Four-Time Award Winner. Our selection as a 2011 Award Winner is a reflection of the hard work of not only ourselves, but of many people that have supported our business and contributed to the subsequent success of our organization. A big, warm MAHALO goes out to our clients and agents that contributed to our selection to such an elite group of small businesses. To subscribe to our monthly Maui Real Estate Advisor and other Aloha Realty Group announcements, please click here. Don't miss out on notifications of our newe...
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By Lee Potts, The smarter we work, the luckier you get.
(Aloha Group Maui)
  For the fourth consecutive year, we are pleased to announce that Alohapotts.com, Inc. has been selected for the 2011 Best of Lahaina Award in the Real Estate Agents category by the US Commerce Association (USCA). This is the first year that a business has qualified as a Four-Time Award Winner. Our selection as a 2011 Award Winner is a reflection of the hard work of not only ourselves, but of many people that have supported our business and contributed to the subsequent success of our organization. A big, warm MAHALO goes out to our clients and agents that contributed to our selection to such an elite group of small businesses. To subscribe to our monthly Maui Real Estate Advisor and other Aloha Realty Group announcements, please click here. Don't miss out on notifications of our newes...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Speechless Sunday - Japanese Jodo Mission pagoda in Lahaina Maui HI 96761 Lahaina Jodo Mission - a historic site with incredible views, and right on the beach too! Lahaina Maui HI 96761 homes for sale ~ * ~ call or text me 808 283-0635 ~ EMAIL Georgina M. Hunter Maui Realtor(S) e-Pro  Search the Maui MLS here  Aloha from Maui...  
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Aloha Friday from Baby Beach in Lahaina Maui HI 96761 Baby beach is located at the north end of Front Street in the historic town of Lahaina Maui. It's calm and protected here and a great place for beach fun in the sun! Beachfront homes along the shore enjoy beautiful views of the island of Lanai. Lahaina Maui HI 96761 homes for sale Are you ready to buy a beachfront Maui home?  Why not call a local Maui Realtor to help you along the way? call or text me 808 283-0635 ~ EMAIL Georgina M. Hunter Maui Realtor(S) e-Pro  Search the Maui MLS here  Aloha from Maui...    
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
Wordless Wednesday Maui HawaiiEntertainment 
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences®, Kapalua Bay: Maui Real Estate Market Update The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences®, Kapalua Bay, is Maui’s newest luxury condominium development. First opened in 2009, the property is comprised of 62 fractional residences and 84 wholly-owned residences. The market has picked up at the Residences, as it has across the high end of the Kapalua Resort, with three closings in the past six weeks: 1303 and 1302 both closed at $3,300,000 each.  2103 closed at $2,800,000.  There are three different floor plans at the Residences: 3B/3.5B, 3B/3.5B plus den, and 4B/4.5B.  Of the recent sales, all three are oceanfront, 3B/3.5B with a den, and sold for approximately $1079/sq. ft.  The following is an overview of the whole ownership sales history: Exclusive Resor...
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