Maui Tastemakers Series

Japengo restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort will be kicking off the Tastemakers series with a five-course meal on March 24th. The Aipono dinner will be paired with sake from various regions of Japan.

The dinner will support the University of Hawaii Maui Culinary Arts Program. Part of the ticket purchase will give students the chance to watch chefs in action in the kitchen. Ticket purchase price is $125.00.

Other Tastemaker dates include Stag’s Leap Cellars on June 9th, Maui Brewing Co. on September 8th, and Hali’imaile Distillery on December 8th.  A delicious way to support a great program!

March 2018 Newsletter

The Hansen Ohana Real Estate Group’s March 2018 Newsletter

Don’t forget the popular Wailea Restaurant Week May 20 to May 26.  Not only is it fantastic food at good prices but for a great cause the Maui Food Bank


Let’s review what happened in the first 2 months of 2018 in the Maui Real Estate Market.

Maui continues to show modest to good gains in real estate values.  Lack of inventory is the number one issue facing Maui today.  This is the same issue for most of the mainland. The average inventory decrease for Maui homes during January and February was 8.3%  for homes and 6.5% for condos.  Pending sales have actually decreased for homes by 11.3%, but increased for condominiums by 26.4%.  This shows the steady decrease of available inventory and increase in demand.  In fact the months supply of inventory of homes for sale for February has decreased over the last 3 years.  2015 was 6.8 months supply, 2016 was 6.5 months and 2017 was 5.5 months supply and now it is 4.6 months.  The supply of Condos went from 8.5 months in 2015 to 5.1 months in 2017, and it remains in February 2018 at 5.1 months.

We continue to see increases in average homes prices over the last year to $1,176,344 (an increase of 14.4%).  There was an increase of average condominium prices over that last full year to $676,501 ( a slight decrease of 2.3%).  Over-all this is more evidence of a continued forecast of upward pressure on real estate prices.  No one knows what will happen in the future, but affordability of homes may be hurt with continued increase in interest rates and home prices.  FNMA and FM loan rates have increased to 4.55% Most savvy investors believe that now is the time to purchase or refinance their property.  Most investors have refinanced already, but there is always demand for Maui property for investment, vacation use or retirement.

As always if you have any questions please email us at or call Clint at 808-280-2764 or Bob at 808-283-9456.

In summary, while there is always local and International news that could affect the housing market, Real Estate has historically shown to be a store of value as well as one of the best ways to increase one’s net worth and family security.   The current market appears sustainable into the near future.

WAILEA Updates:


Many of us have noticed a new 7 passenger electric cart around Wailea and Kihei.  This is a new transportation service and looks like a lot of fun.  It is nice to know that you don’t have to rent a car to get around Wailea or Kihei.


This 70 unit condo project located by the Gateway Center is under construction, with some units completed and receiving occupancy.  Developer units are completely sold out, with the first re-sales starting to come to market.  Call us for prices.



This new subdivision will be a part of the Wailea Golf Estates minus some Wailea benefits located  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 is complete and sales, while a little slow, are happening.  One developer built home is also currently in progress. Email us with your questions:


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. Pre-sales have reached the magic number, with over 80% sold and construction is expected to begin soon.


Makena’s Discovery Land gets the green light!  We recently visited the newly approved project Makena Sunset which are now part of the Makena Resort with full club privileges.  There are 3 units available at around $12 million and include 4 bedrooms and a pool.  We feel this is a special project with a fabulous location and ocean views.  Makena Discovery Land will consist of 67 multifamily units: 18 single-family cottages, 26 custom lots, 9 vacation rentals and 14 condominiums. The project also allows for 27,300 square feet of commercial space.  Have questions or interest?  Call us for more information and a private tour: 808-280-2764 (Clint) or 808-283-9456 (Bob).


The opening of offerings of the first release of Luana Garden Villas l at Honua Kai Resort and Spa, located in Kaanapali is happening. There will be 72 three bedroom,  three bathroom Villas with one car garages ~ 4 different floor plans available.  Expressions of Interest are now being taken.  They broke ground in February.  We were impressed with the floor plans, finishes and location. Call us for more details.


Presently there are a lot of new developments at various price ranges, both residential and commercial, under way in Kihei, Kula, Kahului, Wailuku and West Maui.  If you would like to learn about any of these new, current or future developments, contact us at dad@MauiRealEstate.NET On another note the Wailea Community Association has notary services once again.

Please call us anytime 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)

Maui Luxury Real Estate LLC ~ The Hansen Ohana Real Estate Group

Wailea Town Center

161 Wailea Ike Place, Suite A-106

Wailea Hawaii 96753


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.

Hansen Ohana Open Houses Today!

We have 5 properties available for viewing today! Open times listed below each property. For access call 808-280-1650.

Open today from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. PRIME Wailea Ekolu ground floor location! BEAUTIFUL ocean views and lush surroundings! TASTEFULLY remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo designed with comfort and quality in mind! IMPRESSIVE rental history! Wailea Ekolu 805 is ideal for those seeking peaceful Wailea getaways AND perfect for entertaining. The living area flows seamlessly out to the private lanai and green belt giving the feel of easy indoor/outdoor living. World class beaches, golf, tennis, shopping and dining are all conveniently located nearby. Wailea Ekolu 805 must be seen to be appreciated. Totally turn key and ready for you – just bring your toothbrush!

Open for viewing today from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Ocean view custom designed SMART home with luxury living in mind. 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 marble accented kitchen island which houses the Wolf gas cooktop allows you incredible space to entertain. Enjoy the electronically controlled pocket doors that lead you to the large ocean view lanai. Just as enviable is the spacious ocean view master suite. In the master bath, luxuriate with crystal accents, stone sinks, soaking tub and ultra-exotic shower with mood lighting. The dressing room has the convenience of the Italian imported custom closets (which are throughout this home) and plenty of dressing space. A second bedroom and bath are also upstairs plus a convenient dumbwaiter. Downstairs are two additional spacious en-suite bedrooms and large recreation room which lead to the outdoor kitchen, pool, spa, water feature & lush gardens.

Open today from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Stunning townhome with many upgrades to complete your Hawaiian Retreat. This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Wailea jewel is tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac location in the loved Kai Malu community in close proximity to all resort activities, shopping and dining. The main level lanai allows for easy entertainment on it’s extended travertine lanai with wet bar and Jenn Air upgraded BBQ. The great room enjoys the open floor plan with dining area and well equipped kitchen. There is a third bedroom presently used as an office downstairs plus a half bath. Upstairs the ensuite master opens through new sliding glass doors to an ocean view lanai. Ocean views are also enjoyed from the bed. The master bathroom has an incredible soaking tub, double sinks, separate shower, rare ceiling fan and the addition of overhead lighting in the closets. The second bedroom with traditional window seat with custom cushion and the second bath are located at the other wing of the townhome. There is a tub in the second bathroom. Additional interior upgrades include gorgeous floors, pull-outs in the kitchen and master bath cupboards, upgraded light fixtures and ceiling fans throughout, California shutters on upper level, and a custom finished garage floor which helps minimize dust. The garage has access via a direct private driveway allowing more space for parking for 2 additional vehicles. Community amenities include an infinity edge pool and hot tub with awe-inspiring ocean views, kitchen cabana with BBQ grill, steam room, sauna, fitness center and library.

Also open today from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Easily accessible without any stairs sits this single level two bedroom, two bath Villa in a quiet location in the gated community of Wailea Palms Private Residences. The unit itself is immaculate with ocean and mountain views from the lanai. The traditional kitchen has the pass-through access to the large lanai set privately for wonderful dining as well as sunbathing. Tile floors throughout the unit make it easy to maintain. Community amenities include gates that function in the evenings and weekends, ocean view pool, hot tub, BBQ/lounging area, view tower and so much more.

Open for viewing today from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. This spacious 4,348 square foot Wailea home offers you comfort and seclusion. Access this beautiful home via a long private driveway. The main home consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 and 1/2 baths, gym and gourmet kitchen with chef gas cooktop, two dishwashers, wet bar, two pantries, beverage refrigerator as well as large refrigerator/freezer. The main living room overlooks the pool and gardens. The three main bedrooms are upstairs along with a sitting room. Two bedrooms share the same bath with double sinks and has lanai access. The master site is located on the other wing with a beautiful master bath and private ocean view lanai. Downstairs is an attached guest suite with an additional living room with access to the additional bedroom and bath. This large suite has a separate entrance and is perfect for in-laws, nanny, caretaker or guests. Travertine and wood floors and many other additional amenities make this the perfect property for someone looking for space and privacy.

Great Economic News!

Hawaiian Tourism Authority reported the single largest month ever on record in Maui County for January at $548.5 million. That is a whopping 18 percent increase from the same time last year. Increase in visitors from both Coasts of the Mainland as well as Canada helped contribute to the large visitor expenditures.

Maui County’s tourism isn’t the only thing booming. The real estate market is red-hot too! Median home prices rose 1.8 percent to $685,000. Median condo prices also increased from this time last year to $472,500. Up 1.6 percent from the same time last year.

Also pleasing to know, Maui County’s unemployment rate for the end of 2017 was half of what the rest of the nation saw.

Patent Workshop

Lawyer Victoria Brewster went over patent basics at the Maui Economic Development Board workshop held last month.  Information she covered included devising patent strategy, applying for a patent, and building a business portfolio. Anyone with questions please feel free to contact us!