There is so much to share and with Thanksgiving a breath away, we will make this a super short Maui update. Following are quick summaries:
**Most importantly, thank you to all of you that have already contacting us regarding our annual Children’s Gift Drive which is focused on making sure that each child under the care of the Children’s Justice Center (CJC) for children neglected, abused or troubled receive acknowledgement and hope through a gift, gift card or donation. CJC will handle the holiday disbursement.
Because the Covid pandemic makes it impossible to hold a personal get-together we are asking that you please either drop your gifts by our office (address below), call us for pick up, or mail it to us at Donna Hansen, P. O. Box 294, Kihei HI 96753. Of course, you can send us a check made out to “Friends of the Children’s Justice Center Maui”. We will make sure they are delivered. As always, we will send you the 501c3 write off form. There is nothing better than knowing you have made a difference. You are bringing them hope and smiles. You will never meet but you will know you have let a child know they are important. Some funds are used for medical assistance otherwise not given.
*Safety precautions. We continue to be the lowest in Covid outbreaks due to our safety precautions. Masks are required. Maui has added more partners for the Covid 19 negative results requirement. Please note you need to have the clearance BEFORE you board the plane. There may be exceptions but be sure before you travel. For a full explanation go to the EVERCHANGING website: Safe Travels Hawaii
CANADIAN PRE-TRAVEL TESTING PROGRAM
Our Governor David Ige also announced that the pre-travel testing program would be expanded to Canadians. The new pre-testing policy will apply to people flying directly to Hawaii from Canada. Travelers can by-pass the 14-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from an approved laboratory, 72-hours prior to departure and have received a negative result before boarding the plane. Some Canadians are stopping in a West Coast US city and getting there Covid test there then flying on to Hawaii. Remember QR codes on your phones helps.
*For a summary of how real estate is going, we can just tell you the market is bursting with enthusiasm for those buying or selling right now. For those looking for real estate statistic, they are available on our website. If you need assistance please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us. We are here to help.
*Can’t make it to Maui but miss the beach and sound of the waves???? Our webcam offers not only a live beach cam but also allows the you to enjoy the sound of the waves as they move against the sand. Treat yourself by watching on https://www.mauirealestate.net/video.php?Size=Large
*What’s Open?: Almost every restaurant is open including Matteos, Longhis, Tommy Bahamas, Mamas, Merriman’s, Casanova’s and so many more. Reservations are highly recommended and most are using Open Table so that they know what’s available and when. https://mauinow.com/whats-open/category/restaurants/
Holidays are a precious and time to have fun. Please be sure to avoid as much stress as possible and enjoy making magical memories. Our wish for you is enjoying those memories
For those of you who travel along Piilani Highway, please note! During the construction the speed limit has now been reduced from 40 mph to 30 mph. This is a temporary reduction that will be effect for the next 6 to 8 weeks.
Hansen Ohana’s Maui Newsletter Maui Luxury Real Estate LLC
Hawaii Governor David Ige provided an update on the State’s Pre-Travel testing program saying it is set to launch today on Oct. 15 with an expanded list of testing partners. Under the program, travelers arriving in Hawaii must take a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test from a CLIA certified lab within 72 hours from the final leg of departure and produce a negative result in order to avoid the state’s 14-day mandatory quarantine. Travelers are encouraged to take a second test 3 days after arrival, but it is not mandatory. It is free and people who do it get nice gift cards to restaurants. Children under the age of five are exempt from the test. This expanded list of partners includes Hawaiian, Southwest and United airlines; CVS Health and Walgreens; Kaiser Permanente and Quest Diagnostics; AFC and CityHealth Urgent Care; as well as Carbon Health, Vault Health and Color. Separate from the travel testing, Gov. Ige also announced that the state will receive 420,000 Abbot BINAXNOW rapid antigen tests from the federal government by the end of the year. These 15-minute tests will be used first to protect the health of residents, specifically at long term care centers and as schools are reopened. If you need information regarding Covid testing approved by Maui County, which restaurants are open, what activities are available, etc., please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com We are happy to assist in any way. Our real estate update as of October 12, 2020: Median home prices as of October 1 were up 9.1% since last year at $785,000. On the other hand, condos were down 8.3% from last year at $495,000. Number of new listings were down about 3.9% for homes but remained flat for condos. For the first 12 days of October the market is still showing resilience with 37 properties pending for South Maui, 40 properties for West Maui, 7 properties for the North Shore, 18 properties Upcountry and 17 properties pending for Central Maui. With continued low interest rates and low inventory, the market appears to be relatively stable in terms of pricing for properties on Maui. Fidelity state this is the first month condos outsold homes.
If you’re interested in something new, there are quite a few projects in a variety of price ranges planned across Maui spanning over the next ten years. Additional housing is needed on Maui for Maui residents. Last month we saw renderings of some workforce housing being conceptualized in Kapalua across from Pineapple Grill and another up for approval in South Maui across from The Five Palms. In addition to that there is a project currently underway in Wailea. The Wailea Hills development includes 75 units for sale in 15 separate buildings. They have beautiful floorplans, many with gorgeous views, underground parking and good locations. Prices start in the mid $1.5’s million and up and seem to be selling pretty steadily. If you would like to view them virtually please let us know at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the links. In addition, there is an application for a Wailea Project consisting of 289 condos, 51 zero lot line homes, 92 duplex homes and 146 multi-family units of which 23 units could be short term rentals, but this may take some time before they get final approval.
With so many potential buyers now glued to social media we have significantly increased our advertising online by offering additional video tours, virtual open houses and tours as you can see by the links below.
The Associated Press reported that about 8,000 people arrived in Hawaii on Thursday while Maui News reported 1,262 passengers arrived on Maui. For visitors arriving with Covid test clearances provided by “trusted partners” approved by the state pretty much breezed through, for those who didn’t get the needed results, unfortunately approximately 10 to 25 percent of passengers on each flight had tests from nontrusted partners. Moniz added that 5 percent of arrivals decided to forgo pre-travel testing and head straight to quarantine.
Mayor Victorino did state that they will work out the problems that occur in the next few days and will do their best to have things work out for the benefit of all. Many of the visitors stated they felt that with the way Maui has set up safety for our island’s health and theirs, this feels to them that this is the safest place to travel. We are taking the necessary steps to keep all healthy. Remember to wear masks and continue with social distancing to protect everyone. Mahalo Nui Loa!
If we can be assistance to anyone needing lists of approved “trusted partners” for testing or what is open as far as entertainments, restaurants, etc., we have gathered a pretty good list. Email email@example.com We are here to help.