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July 2019 South Maui Real Estate Stats Are Out

Find the perfect time to buy and sell. See what the South Maui real estate market looks like in the July 2019 real estate statistics and market trends.
August 16, 2019

The latest for real estate statistics on Maui are out for the month of July. It looks like the overall real estate market looks good on Maui and continues to show improvement. Read on to learn more about the market for July 2019 in South Maui.  And, as always, don’t forget to contact us with any questions you might have about real estate on the island.

In Kihei real estate, there were 11 homes sold for a total of $8,228,888 at a median sales price of $755,000. During the last month there were 13 kihei home sales for a total of $24,631,000 at a median sales price of $755,000. There were 17 homes sold during July 2018 for a total of $12,641,400 at a median sales price of $725,000.

As for condos for sale, there were 78 sold in July for a total of $36,644,245 at a median sales price of $446,050. There were 39 condos sold in this area last month for a median sales price of $500,000 for a total of $20,831,850 and 52 sold during July 2018 for a total of $24,237,675 at a median sales price of $388,000.

Maui Meadows real estate reveals that there were two homes sold for $2,620,000 at a median sales price of $1,310,000; two homes sold here for a total of $1,995,000 at a median sales price of $997,500 last month; and in July 2018 there were seven homes sold for a total of $9,267,100 at a median sales price of $1,395,000. 

In Wailea and Makena real estate, there were two homes sold for a total of $6,195,000 at a median sales price $3,097,500, two sold in this area during June 2019 for $4,155,000 at a median sales price of $2,077,500. In Wailea and Makena condos for sale, there were 11 condos sold for a total of $16,727,000 at a median sales price of $1,280,000. There were 15 condos sold here during last month for a total of $18,233,000 at a median sales price of $1,180,000. During June 2018 there were 20 condos sold for $26,479,474 at a median sales price of $1,309,817. 

That’s the latest in real estate news on Maui. Keep checking back to our blog to stay up to date regarding Maui’s real estate market and other news on the island.

How to Keep Your House Cool the Hot Hawaii Summer

Just bought a home in Hawaii home wondering how you are going to keep it cool in this record breaking heat? Here are some tips to keep your home cool this summer!
August 09, 2019


The high Hawaii temperatures this summer are great for beach weather but are putting a strain on our electric bills and our wallets. If you are thinking about becoming a homeowner on Maui, make sure to check out our real estate listings in South Maui. Maybe take a look at some of favorites like houses for sale in Wailea Kialoa or beachfront Mana Kai condos and see what’s out there. But before you do, learn how you can help stay cool in this hot summer heat!

It's only the middle of summer and, according to a recent news article in the Maui News, the heatwave has broken 52 records so far. July has created the most significant demand so far, according to Maui Electric Company representatives, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The heatwave began in April when eight record-breaking days occurred in Kahului. In May 13 records were broken, and June had the most so far with 18 highs.

So with that being said, you’re probably racking your brain on how to stay cool in your Maui home while also saving money. Well, if you need some tips on how to keep your house at a reasonable temperature this year then read on.

Keep Your Blinds Closed

Having your curtains open invites more sunlight, which can inadvertently impact the temperatures of your home. Get in the routine of keeping the blinds closed during the morning and until the late afternoon for better results.

Keep Your Doors and Windows Open

This may be a no brainer for some of you, but sometimes we forget how easy it can be to stay cool just by merely remembering to open the windows and doors. Let those tradewinds crossvent and help in cooling your Maui house down.

Stay Hydrated!

Sometimes it’s not even the temperature of the house that’s warm; it’s you! That’s why it’s essential to stay hydrated to help keep your body at a nice and cold temperature.

Cook Outside, Not Inside

Why make the whole house hot with the heat from the oven when it’s summer, and you could be grilling outdoors anyway? Try it out next time you get hungry.

Plant Shade

Planting shade trees and bushes around your house will help to keep the temperatures cool inside. It’s a natural way to chill things out a little bit and can even be done decoratively and stylishly.

Those are some of our best tips for how to keep your house cool this hot Hawaii summer. If you have any more suggestions or are in the market for a new home in Maui, make sure to contact us. We are always ready, willing, and able to be of assistance and can’t wait to hear from you. Have a great week, and stay cool!

South Maui June 2019 Real Estate Stats Report Run-Down

Thinking about investing in South Maui real estate? Take a look at the June real estate market trends to see if now is the time for you to buy or sell!
August 02, 2019

We are halfway through the year and the Maui real estate market stats continues to show progress. According to the latest statistics from the Maui Realtors Association, the market trends in South Maui real estate continues to remain steady.

In Kihei real estate, South Maui home sales were good. There were 13 homes sold, three more than the same time last year.  The median sales price, however, was down a bit from the same time last year when homes sold in this area on average cost around $962,875. In June 2019, the median sales price was $755,000. In Maui Meadows real estate, there were two houses sold at a median sales price of $997,500. There were four homes sold in May 2019 and two sold during June 2018. In the high-end area of Wailea and Makena real estate, there were two homes sold at a median sales price of $2,077,500. That’s up from the same time last year where there were two houses sold at a median sales price of $1,800,000.

As for Maui condo real estate, there were 39 Kihei condominiums sold at a median sales price of $500,000. That’s down a little from the month before and June 2018 where there were more than 50 condos sold in this area. However, the median real estate sales price is up from $437,500 in May 2019 and $402,000 during June 2018. And in Wailea and Makena condo sales, there were 15 units sold at a median sales price of $1,180,000. During May 2019, there were 16 units sold at $1,065,000 and 23 during June 2018 at a median sales price of $1,180,000.

As for the island as a whole, new Maui listings decreased by 1.7 percent for single family homes and 1.5 percent for condominiums. Pending sales increased by 11.3 percent for residential houses but decreased 2.5 percent for condos. Inventory decreased by 14.6 percent for single family homes and 21.3 percent for apartments. Median sales price increased by 3.4 percent to $750,000 for residential houses and 7.2 percent to $552,000 for condominium. Days on market decreased 27.3 percent for single family houses and 16.8 percent for apartments. Months supply of inventory decreased 15.8 percent for single family homes and 11.4 percent for condo apartments.

That’s an overview of the South Maui real estate market. Contact us if you’re ready to make your dream of becoming a homeowner on Maui a reality. Have a great week!

Blogs for August 2019

July 2019 South Maui Real Estate Stats Are Out

Posted on August 16, 2019

The latest for real estate statistics on Maui are out for the month of July. It looks like the overall real estate market looks good on Maui and continues to show improvement. Read on to learn more about the market for July 2019 in South Maui.  And, as… Continue Reading

How to Keep Your House Cool the Hot Hawaii Summer

Posted on August 09, 2019


The high Hawaii temperatures this summer are great for beach weather but are putting a strain on our electric bills and our wallets. If you are thinking about becoming a homeowner on Maui, make sure to check out our real estate listings in South Maui. Maybe take… Continue Reading

South Maui June 2019 Real Estate Stats Report Run-Down

Posted on August 02, 2019

We are halfway through the year and the Maui real estate market stats continues to show progress. According to the latest statistics from the Maui Realtors Association, the market trends in South Maui real estate continues to remain steady.

In Kihei real estate, South Maui home sales were good.… Continue Reading

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