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Maui Real Estate Market Trends Out for December 2018

Shopping for Hawaii real estate? Check out the latest real estate report and get to know the trends before making that real estate investment!
February 15, 2019

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We are happy to share with you the latest in Maui real estate trends. Each month we publish information about the newest real estate statistics and this month is no different. The island’s property sales continue to look great here in Maui, Hawaii and here are some highlights.

For December 2018, home sale prices were consistently up again in most markets during the year by at reduced levels compared to the past few years. There is a high demand for fewer homes for sale, but there is evidence that there will be more homes for sale and inventory will improve this year. This may add some downward pressure on prices so that’s good news for home buyers. The Fed Reserve has stated the number of rate increases in 2019 will be halved, which may be of little comfort for the tight consumer.

As for Maui as a whole, during the month of December, new listings decreased by 16.1 percent for single family homes and 1.7 percent for condominium homes. Pending sales decreased 3.8 percent for single-family homes but increased by 5.6 percent for condominium homes. Inventory decreased 13.2 percent for single family homes and 21.6 percent for condominium homes. Median sales price increased by 3.4 percent to $708,750 for single family homes and 14.1 percent to $493,500 for condominium homes. Days on market decreased 21.1 percent for single family homes and 24.5 percent for condominium homes. A months supply of inventory decreased by 8.1 percent for single family homes and 22.6 percent for condominium homes.

The South Maui real estate market looks great so far. In December, there were 44 units sold in Kihei real estate for a total of $21,359,080 at a median sales price of $426,000. In Wailea, 10 condo units sold for a total of $12,878,000 and a median sales price of $1,357,500. Last year during the same time there were 64 condos sold at a total of $27,867,059 at a median sales price of $387,000.

In Wailea real estate last year there were 15 units sold at a median sales price of $1,329,000.  As for homes, there were 12 units sold in Kihei at $13,478,500 with a median sales price of $838,000. During the same time last year, there were 21 homes sold with a median sales price of $670,000. In Wailea and the Makena area, there were 2 homes sold for $3,960,000 at a median sales price of $1,980,000. Only one home was sold during the month of December last year for $2,092,000.

Feeling a little overwhelmed? Contact our professional Maui real estate agents! As resident experts, Mark and Lisa will help you find your piece of paradise and guide you through the Hawaii home buying process. 

Dine on Maui Local Food Like a True Resident

The best part of living in Hawaii has got to be the food! Here are our top local Maui restaurants to grab a tasty bite.
February 08, 2019

Whether you are new to the island or have been enjoying the stellar real estate on Maui, we know one of the best aspects of living in Hawaii is the food. Local food is comforting, tasty, and filling. Knowing where to grab an ono (delicious) bite is half the battle! While some online resources promise they know the best local joints in all of Hawaii, we beg to differ. Here are our top local Maui restaurants to dine at!

Da Kitchen

This very popular restaurant has a location near the Kahului Airport and another in South Maui close to many of our favorite Kihei real estate areas. The portions of food are generous and you can order everything from lau lau to poke and so much more.

Sam Sato’s

This is a great place to eat breakfast island style but make sure to get there early as lines are usually out the door. Nestled in Central Maui in Wailuku, Sam Sato’s is an affordable noodle and plate lunch restaurant that is popular amongst visitors and residents alike. Enjoy some of their famous dry noodles, saimin, chow fun or try one of the acclaimed sandwiches.

Pukalani Superette

Now here’s a true local hideaway. Tucked away in Upcountry Maui near many of the homes for sale in Makawao is this little family-owned supermarket where you can get fresh bentos and local food like loco moco, breakfast items like fried rice with Portuguese sausage and more. Parking can be a bit tight, but you need to check it out if only for the experience.

Ono Kau Kau

This little West Maui hideout has everything you want from gravy burgers to teriyaki beef sandwiches. Close to many of the homes for sale in Lahaina, they are known for their fresh seafood, Chineses dishes, and Hawaiian mixed plate specials. The prices are cheap and the food is good!

Did we make you hungry yet? We hope so! These are just a few of our favorites but don’t take our word for it. Try these spots out during your next meal and let us know which one you liked the most. Have a great rest of the week. We’ll see you next time. Aloha!

Beer, Food and Fun at the 2019 Maui Brewers Festival Fundraiser

There is way more than just beer and this fun 11th annual fundraiser. Come for a great time and a good cause May 18th, 2019.
February 01, 2019


There are so many reasons why living on Maui is so great. For starters, there’s always a lot of fun things to do. Whether your idea of fun is taking a long walk on the beach or you just simply enjoy going out to eat at some of the best restaurants we have on the island, there’s never a shortage of excitement on the Valley Isle. Well, if you’re considering trying something new this year and if your 2019 resolution includes having a good time then you’re in luck because there is an awesome festival in the spring that you’re going to love. And yes, there’s beer!

The 11th annual Maui Brewers Festival fundraiser is slated for Saturday, May 18th from 3:30 pm until 7 pm. There is way more than just beer at this local favorite event! Every year this festival fundraiser attracts a large crowd and includes tastings from local as well as national craft breweries, tasty island-style dishes from Maui restaurants, live entertainment, and so much more! You could even participate in a home brewing competition!

Funds raised from this awesome event all go towards the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and its various programs. So it’s a win-win for everyone! But that’s not all. You may choose to join in the general admission or take advantage of the VIP exclusive tasting which begins earlier that day at 2 p.m. Get a head start on the fun and purchase the VIP tickets today on the MACC site.

Gather your friends and mark your calendar so you can partake in this fun and lively festive event. Come for a great time and a good cause!

If you are looking for more things to do in Maui, why not add shopping for Hawaii real estate to your itinerary? Enjoy local Hawaii events year round from your very own piece of paradise and explore some of our favorite property located on the island including homes for sale at One Palauea Bay or the stunning luxury condos for sale at Wailea Point. Aloha!

Blogs for February 2019

Maui Real Estate Market Trends Out for December 2018

Posted on February 15, 2019

We are happy to share with you the latest in Maui real estate trends. Each month we publish information about the newest real estate statistics and this month is no different. The island’s property sales continue to look great here in Maui, Hawaii and here are some highlights.

For… Continue Reading

Dine on Maui Local Food Like a True Resident

Posted on February 08, 2019

Whether you are new to the island or have been enjoying the stellar real estate on Maui, we know one of the best aspects of living in Hawaii is the food. Local food is comforting, tasty, and filling. Knowing where to grab an ono (delicious) bite is half… Continue Reading

Beer, Food and Fun at the 2019 Maui Brewers Festival Fundraiser

Posted on February 01, 2019


There are so many reasons why living on Maui is so great. For starters, there’s always a lot of fun things to do. Whether your idea of fun is taking a long walk on the beach or you just simply enjoy going out to eat at some… Continue Reading

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