Kihei, HI Real Estate News

By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
New Listing 2841 Umalu Pl. Keonekai, Kihei Maui 96753. Kihei homes for sale in South Maui's Keonekai community.Four bedroom home, four baths with the option of having two ohana's or we say rental apartments There is also a studio located above the garage. This could be a permited longterm rental.This is a very desirable area, close to beaches, Wailea and Makena Maui.This island home in Keonekai, Kihei Maui is priced at $1,165,000. For more information you can reach me by email or give me a call. You can search homes for sale in Kihei Maui. Aloha Steven,Steven Nickens RS-54097 GRI ABR SRFWailea Realty Corp+Windermere Real EstateCell: 808-280-2208Email: nickensmaui@gmail.com
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Conch shell blowing at sunset in Kihei Maui - short video Kihei Maui - Every day at sunset the tourists gather on the rooftop of the oceanfront Menehune Shores condo building to watch the sun sink into the sea, and experience the ceremony of blowing the conch shell!So we played tourist the other day and went along with our Canadian visitors to see for ourselves.  We walked across South Kihei Road to the endless beach, where others were getting ready to enjoy the sunset.  Sure enough, just before the sun hits the water we could hear the conch shells "tuning up".   Snapping a picture of the Menehune Shores Resort in Kihei Maui HI Watch this short video and you can hear more than one conch shell blasting out at the end of the day!Search the MLS for Maui condos for sale here.Thanks for read...
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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 north Kihei Maui - sandy shoreline The sandy beaches of Maui are what draws so many tourists to this island every winter.  You can literally walk for miles along the shoreline and enjoy the beauty of Maui with every step in the sand.This is taken looking north towards Maalaea Harbor, with the row of vacation condos facing the ocean.  Here in North Kihei you'll also find a row of oceanfront condos that offer rooms for vacationers to stay.  Canadians and other mainlanders love to visit here and after a while many will buy a condo of their own, to use and rent out.  You could buy one too!Maui condos for sale - Search the Maui MLS here.Find a home for sale in Kihei Maui HawaiiOceanfront Maui real estate listings for saleThanks for reading my Maui blog...Buying or selling r...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Halama St. in Kihei Maui - an oceanfront neighborhoodIf you want an oceanfront home in Kihei Maui, the options are somewhat limited, because much of the coastal real estate is taken up by condominium resorts, and beach parks.  South Kihei Road is the main artery along the coastline, and there's a few streets that extend beyond this and offer some neighborhoods with single family homes.  Uluniu Rd. is one, and Halama St. is another.  Let's see what's happening on Halama St....Halama Street - runs between Kalama Park to the south, and up to W. Kapu Rd. to the north.Oceanfront homes along this desirable length of sandy beach will come on the market from time to time. What's for sale now? 7 active homes for sale in the Maui MLS asking prices are between $3,000,000 - $9,000,000 (read more he...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Wordless Wednesday - Beach view from the Mana Kai Maui The view from the Mana Kai, a beachfront resort in Kihei/Wailea Maui HawaiiI may have posted something like this before, but do you ever get tired of a view like this?Search Maui condos for sale by name from this webpage.Thanks for reading my Maui blog...Buying or selling real estate on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
The Piikea FOOD TRUCK COURT offers a great selection of meals for every taste.  I was searching for a good satisfying lunch to take home one day while on the south side of Maui, and thought I should try the food truck court on Piikea Street. What a nice surprise to find these four trucks:Veg Out food truck, Kihei Maui HawaiiVeg Out - vegetarian and vegan mealsMendo food truck, Kihei Maui HawaiiMendo - oriental ramen noodle bowls, mandoo, and steamed bunsDa Nani Pirates food truck, Kihei Maui HawaiiDa Nani Pirates - fish and chips, tacos, wraps, salads, sandwiches, chicken wingsGyro King food truck, Kihei Maui HawaiiGyro King - Mediterranean food, gyros, falafel, french friesThere's a nice central area with covered picnic tables where you can sit and enjoy your food, or take it with you ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
 This article is copied from an email newsletter by Alan Van Zee of Hawaii Mortgage Company.  If you're looking for a lender in Hawaii, send them an email or call.What is a Non-Warrantable Condo? And why you should care…..This designation is important to anyone who is interested in buying, selling, or refinancing a condo.  In short, almost half of the people out there should pay notice.  If a condo project is determined to be non-warrantable, it could lead to difficulties in obtaining financing. Let me first tackle where the term non-warrantable comes from.  When a lender sells a loan to institutions such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, they have to place certain warranties on the product they are selling.  You could also call them guaranties or certifications.  The lender certifies all ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
"I want to sell my Maui condo in 15 days - do you want to list it?" That's what the seller said when he contacted me 14 days ago.  This is a condo that was just bought earlier this year, in a great oceanfront location in Kihei Maui - Luana Kai Resort.  It should be easy to sell fast, right?  In this case yes it could be sold fast...  a prime Maui beachfront unit in a beautiful location. Solid short-term rental bookings with good rental income. Motivated seller.  Let's do it! OK, what's it going to take to get this condo sold? vacation condo with a few days open coming up pictures and details for the MLS and a quick input realistic pricing below tax assessment ready and willing cash buyers everyone being on their game  Everyone did their part with no delay. buyer's agent and seller's age...
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By George Thoma, Branch Manager / Broker
(Island Lending Hawaii, LLC | Equal Housing Lender | NMLS 312250)
Ocean view custom designed SMART home with luxury living in mind. View every detail of this dream home via 3D tour at https://goo.gl/Ach994 Owner has spared no expense in the construction and purpose of creating this home by searching out and importing many of the designer features offered here. Enter through unique iron custom double doors and marvel as you are greeted by a custom-made spiral staircase both created by LA based Dachi Home Designs. Note the antique chandelier viewed as you walk up the staircase and all the crystal lighting throughout this home have been purchased in New York. The top of the stairs leads you to an expansive great room with ocean views. The gourmet chef’s kitchen is awe inspiring with imported custom Italian kitchen cabinets crafted by Aran Cucine. The m...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Silent Saturday panorama... Aloha from the sunny south shore of MauiKihei Surfside oceanfront resort in Kihei Maui Hawaii, taken from the Mana Kai resort next door.  Nothing for sale right now.  Recent sales between $755,00 and $940,000 for 1Bed/1.5Bath.  Are you ready to sell your unit?Do you have a favorite Maui condo building?Search for Maui condos for sale by name! Oceanfront Maui homes and land for sale - search MLSThanks for reading my Maui blog...Buying or selling real estate on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
What's new at Outback Steak House these days?Outback Steak House - 281 Piikea Ave. Kihei Maui HI - (808) 879-8400  We got to attend a YELP event at the Kihei Maui Outback Steak House last month, to sample some of the new menu items they're rolling out at all their locations.  It was a well attended sit down meal for about 50 Yelpers and friends.  We were treated like royalty, and the food and drinks just kept on coming!  So many delicious things to try.Here's what we were sampling: 3-Point Rib Bloom - their famous Bloomin' Onion topped with Aussie Cheese Fries and 4 BBQ baby back ribs - a mountain of food passing for an appetizer (pictured above) Toowoomba Shrimp Topped Salmon - grilled salmon fillet smothered in a creamy sauce with shrimp and mushrooms. Blue Cheese Pecan Chopped Salad ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Where can I find a home with a pool on Maui?You can find a home with a pool in just about any part of Maui, but especially by the sea shore where the weather is hot!Search for Maui homes for sale with pools here. Cool and shady by the pool - Kihei Maui HawaiiSearch for Maui oceanfront homes and properties here. Thanks for reading my Maui blog...Buying or selling real estate on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
A quick condo sale in Kihei Maui makes my weekend! I'm not usually one to brag about my sales, but this was a really quick one by Maui standards.  With only 2 opportunities to show the unit, due to heavy bookings, it was amazing it went under contract so quickly and sold in just 65 days.  It could have been quicker but there were some delays due to buyer and seller being on the mainland and both were doing 1031 exchanges.Luana Kai Resort - D buildingLuana Kai D-101 was a really great oceanfront unit that showed well, and was a popular vacation rental.  Isn't it great when all things just fall into place?  Sold for $445,000.Aloha Friday and have a great weekend!There's plenty more of these great little beachfront holiday homes for sale on Maui, and you can search for Maui condos for sale...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Yellow rescue tubes save lives on South Maui beachesThese bright yellow floatation tubes were installed on many South maui beaches last summer as a way to aid with water rescues, thanks to the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea.  They have proved themselves to be valuable already and more will soon be installed to save swimmers from drowning.In January a visiting Canadian woman and another man rushed to the rescue of a woman offshore in Wailea, and saved her from drowning, only to have to dash back into the water to save another potential victim.  With rough seas and strong currents, even experienced swimmers can have a hard time keeping afloat.Read the full story in the Maui News here. The trend started on Kauai in 2008 and has caught on here on Maui and across the country too.  There's way t...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Paradise Ridge Estates - an upcoming Kihei Maui residential development to be occupied in the next two years.There's a new private gated community coming to south Kihei and it offers well priced condo homes for sale, with ocean and mountain views!  Pool and fitness center.  Walk to the beach. 32 luxury 2 and 3 bedroom units can be reserved now before building begins 2.69 acres across S. Kihei Rd. from Kamaole Beach Park III prices start around $700,000 building begins in 2018 and runs for about a year How do you like these views from the development site?  Future site of Paradise Ridge Estates, 2757 S. Kihei Rd. Kihei Maui Hawaii ask me about getting on the reservation list for a unit at Paradise Ridge Estates What's for sale now at Paradise Ridge Estates? Nice view of Haleakala in the ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Where is the longest happy hour on Maui? 5 Palms Restaurant!Sunset at the 5 Palms Restaurant, Kihei MauiWhy not sit down and enjoy an extended "hour" with half price sushi all the way from 3:00 until 9:00 pm at the 5 Palms Restaurant?  They offer up expertly crafted pupus for 6 hours straight.  Catch some stellar sunsets at this beachfront setting, all year round.What's the catch you say... 1 drink minimum per person no take out orders service in the bar area only Would you like to nibble on these tasty items (and more): spider roll, shrimp tempura roll sashimi trio poke bowls crispy calamari Asian BBQ ribs edamame hummus vegetarian options did I mention 50% off...? The 5 Palms Restaurant is right at the water's edge at the south end of Kihei MauiNow I'm getting hungry and I think I'll ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Tienda Del Sol - 115 E. Lipoa St. Ste 104 - 808 874-4911If you're looking for a little "hole in the wall" type Mexican restaurant where you can enjoy some authentic food, head over to Kihei to this small eatery off Lipoa Street.I heard about them on YELP, which is how I usually learn about new places to eat on Maui.  I got there before 12 noon, so I had the place to myself, which is not surprising since there's only a few tables.  They probably do a lot of take out business, and I did see people coming and going with their lunch orders.The woman behind the counter was very nice and friendly and answered my questions about what to order.  I settled on the Tamale Preparado and the Taco El Pastor which came out really quickly.  There's an assortment of salsas from mild to extra spicy, and ...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
JUST SOLD! - VERY rare live/work Maui townhome - $670,000 1367 S. Kihei Rd. #3-105/205, Kihei, HI 96753Kai Ani VillageVERY rare live-work / residential-commercial property on Maui!$670,000Contemporary Kai Ani Village townhome features the only live work configuration in Maui with dual zoning for your business office and metropolitan living. Soaring ceilings in the living room with ample light make this home one of the most desirable. Energy efficient features like low e dual pane windows that are extra thick to reduce noise, split system ac's throughout with insulation are just a few of the features included. Kitchen with Whirlpool appliances, granite countertops maple cabinets and a large pantry.Newer construction 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath residential upstairs with a one bathroom store-front c...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
Do you look at commission rate before you decide to show a property? Over the years, I've had many different types of conversations with agents regarding the selling commission offered on listings.To be honest, on a rare occasion, I have seen some quite ridiculous commission rates offered on the MLS.  It's like "I'm sorry, is this just for gas money?"  Where's the beef?!  LOL!  I've probably seen that more so on lease listings that listings for sale.Yet at the same time, all of us see "selling side bonuses" being offered.  Many cases if there is an accepted offer by a certain date.I certainly understand the theory of providing incentives to agents to show, and eventually sell a property.But my question is:  Do agents actually "screen" properties by selling side commission before they ev...
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By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
Owning a home in Kihei Maui is all about lifestyle.  You have beautiful beaches, sunny weather throughout the year, great restaurants, and shopping.  Many people like to call Kihei home.  You have a variety of options if you’re thinking about buying a home in Kihei Maui. One of my favorite communities in Kihei is Kilohana Ridge.Homes for sale in Kihei MauiKilohana Ridge is the perfect place to call home.  What is great about Kilohana Ridge, is it’s a new subdivision and within walking distance to Keawakapu Beach, one of Kihei’s most popular beach. You have quality constructed homes, one and two story homes.  I also like that it’s just a few minutes away from Wailea Resort and all that Wailea has to offer from golf, pristine beaches, shopping, and dining.Moana Estates is another communit...
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