The Hansen Ohana Real Estate Group’s Mid-Summer Newsletter


Semi-annual figures released, Year to Date 2015

Statistics show the last few years have been a very stable and smooth market. Prices have been on the slow, but steady rise since 2011. At the end of June the median Home sale price was $607,098 which is a significant increase from last year which was $530,000. Surprisingly the Condo median price dropped from $444,500 to $355,000. Last month however, the median condo price was $459,900. The month to month changes can be deceiving as Maui is a small island and the number of sales and sample is small. A few sales can change the numbers significantly. Days on the market for both condos and homes remain fairly stable at about 4 months. Days on market generally depend on how well a property is priced. Over six months on the Maui real estate market is considered to be a Buyer’s market. Under six months on the market is a Seller’s market.

We were just at a presentation by Paul Brewbaker, the premier economist for the State of Hawaii. He continues to believe that we will maintain steady increases in prices. The last couple of years we have been in the 8 to 10% increase range. This year so far we have seen about 7% increase and Paul expects that we will settle in at about 6% for the next year then maybe 5% for the next 4 or 5 years.

Summary: The current thinking is that purchasers of condos and homes should have smiles on their faces until at least 2020. Personally, we are hoping that prices only increase moderately over the next few years so that we don’t witness a bubble like we did in 2007. Historically a sustainable price increase is 5 to 7 percent per year. Although we still have some catching up to do price wise, we may be approaching a sustainable price vs. market condition. Much depends on the global economy, as well as local and national events and politics.


THE ISLAND COUNTRY MARKET ~ The market, located on the north-east upper side of The Shops which will house a market, restaurant and wine bar is scheduled to open September 1st!

WAILEA BLUE ~ Recent name change back to its original name. The Club House and pro shop have moved back to its original location. The current 10,000 square foot buildings which houses Manoli’s, Urgent Care and Snorkel Bobs include the Pro Shop. Phase two will bring expansion of square footage of the existing buildings.

PI’ILANI SUITES ~ 200 Room All-Suite Hotel

Located on Wailea Ike Drive, the main entry will be across from Ekolu Place with the secondary entrance by the Wailea Town Center. This “Wailea Value” hotel is designed to attract families. A pool will be on site and food service will be offering breakfast and evening cocktails. The hotel roof appears near completion with the opening date scheduled for April 2016.


This condo project located by the Gateway Center has begun sales. Phase One offered 30 units of which fifteen (15) were reserved by lottery on July 26th. The remaining were reserved by family and friends of the Developer. More units will be available for sale as time goes on. Email us for additional details: dad@MauiRealEstate.net


This new subdivision will be a part of the Wailea Golf Estates just below the current subdivision. They anticipate 16 lots of approximately 14,000 generous square feet each, with almost all having either ocean view or golf course frontage. The infrastructure has begun and looks like completion should be soon with offerings early Fall. Email us with your questions: dad@MauiRealEstate.net


This property is owned by Wailea Golf LLC and is planned to be co-developed by Armstrong Builders. It is located across the street and up from the Fairmont Kea Lani. The project is a sharp departure from the typical Wailea look. The look and feel will be mid- century modern with Hawaiian touches. There will be 17 buildings of 4 units each in a townhouse style. Most of the units will have grand ocean views and will be 2 or 3 bedroom homes with a garage. Construction is currently on hold.


This condo project consisting of 75 Multi-family units in 15 three-story, five-plex buildings located on the corner of Wailea Alanui and Okolani Drive is several years away. Email us for further updates!

Presently there are a lot of new developments under way in Kihei, Kula, Kahului, Wailuku and West Maui. If you would like to learn about any of these new present or future developments, contact us at dad@MauiRealEstate.NET

On a personal note, 2015 has been a great year to date for The Hansen Ohana. Over the years we have had a combined almost a billion dollars in closed sales between the three of us. We have enjoyed assisting so many old and new friends in their purchase or sale of Maui property. We are proud of our combined over 50 years of real estate experience and truly love what we do. As full time Maui residents for over 26 years we have valuable contacts, experience and resources to assist our clients. Please call us anytime and if you or someone you know is considering buying or selling property on Maui. We look forward to hearing from you.

Warmest Aloha,

Bob, Clint and Donna

Bob Hansen, Realtor® Principal Broker

Clint Hansen, Realtor® Broker-in Charge

Donna D. Hansen, Realtor® (S)

The Hansen Ohana Real Estate Group

Maui Luxury Real Estate LLC.


Information herein deemed reliable but not guaranteed and is subject to change. If your property is presently listed for sale, this is not a solicitation for that listing.


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Whats Happening On Maui This Weekend

Start your weekend off with the Lanai Fifth Friday this Friday July 31st!  This town party only happens four times a year.  The event will take place at Dole Park from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  There will be lots of food and drinks plus live music.  Expeditions Ferry will be having a special late night ferry that will leave Lanai at 9:30.  Various travel packages available for your needs.  Fifth Friday Lanai website has all the information regarding this event.

If you’re looking for home goods, clothing,  or hand-made products, you may want to check out the Maui Swap Meet this Saturday August 1st, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Entry fee is only .50 cents!  This is Maui’s largest flea market.  Held in Kahului at the University of Hawaii-Maui College.  Information for anyone interested in becoming a vendor, or if you’re in need of directions, visit the Maui Swap Meet site here.

This Sunday August 2nd the 3rd annual Chili Appreciation Society International Hawaii State Chili Championship Cookoff will be happening from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Entry for this event is free, however, if you wish to vote for People’s Choice you may purchase a $5.00 chili tasting kit.  The cook off will take place at Ulupalakua Ranch.  The festivities will include live music and a popsicle eating contest!  Shaka Pops Maui sponsors this event.  View more information here.

We hope everyone has an enjoyable week and weekend!


Activities On Maui This Weekend

This weekend the MayJah RayJay music festival will be happening.  This two-day concert event features some island reggae music from artists such as Tarrus Riley, Sons of Zion, Common Kings, Spawnbreezie, just to name a few.  Pricing varies depending on ticket option.  Event will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.  Concert starts at 6:00 pm, with doors opening at 5:00 pm.  For More information, visit the Majay Rayjah event site here.

Saturday the Upcountry Farmers Market will be from 7:00 am to 11:00 am at the Kulamalu Town Center.  Yummy locally grown foods for purchase including organic produce, coconuts, fresh fish, and raw and vegan foods.  The Upcounty Farmers Market has over 40 local farmers supplying food and produce.  To learn more about what farmers participate, and news about the Farmers Market, you can visit the Upcountry Farmers Market page.

Saturday Night at the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort at Pulehu, is having the “Rum Scrum Cocktail Contest”.  This contest benefits the Maui Culinary Academy.  The winner of the contest will have their cocktail featured on the Westin Kaanapali’s menu.  There are 4 finalists in the running.  The winner will be announced on Saturday night.  General admission will begin at 6:00 pm.  More information including purchasing tickets available here.

We hope everyone has a great week and weekend!


Maui Memorials New Outpatient Clinic

The new Maui Memorial Outpatient Clinic had its open house inside the  25,000 square foot $9 million dollar building.  The clinic hopes to provide more valuable health services to people in need.

Hours of operation are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  The clinic will take all types of health insurance.  The Clinic will provide specialty services including oncology and cardiology.

The new facility will draw more specialty doctors to the area.  With office space available on site to the doctors working in the facility, doctors will be able to cut the expense of having separate private office space.

Maui is just one of many states in the nation having a hospital and clinic next to each other.  Superior care can be given to patients that not only those require inpatient care but those needing outpatient services as well.

To view this article in its entirety visit the Maui News website here.


Events This Weekend

This Friday is the Makawao Town Party.  Running from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm come out to enjoy music, food, and even a fashion show at 7:00 pm.  Entertainment for Keiki includes face painting, henna tattoos, mechanical pony rides, and balloon animals.  There is something for everyone at the Town Parties hosted on Friday’s throughout Maui.  For the most up to date information, visit the Makawao Maui Fridays page here.

Also on Friday July 17th at 7:30 a Starry Night Cinema presents Frozen at the A&B Amphitheater.  Free admission!  All you need is blankets and beach chairs!  No outside food or drinks will be allowed, but there will be a pre-movie dinner menu.  The Maui Arts website has more information on the movie event.

Saturday’s monthly beach cleanup will be held from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Kanaha Beach Park.  All cleanup supplies will be provided.  Just bring your lunch and reusable water bottle.

Sunday the Stand Up Paddle Race starts at 2:30 pm in Kamalo, Molokai.  The 8.5 mile course end at the Hotel Molokai.  This event is good for paddlers of all levels.  Registration is $75.00 and includes membership to SUPAM.  Those racers wishing to stay on Molokai special rates are available.  Visit the Sup Molokai events section here for more information.

Have a wonderful weekend!