Hansen Ohana Quarterly Newsletter

Aloha All,

It is time again to update you regarding what the real estate market is doing and also to ask you to mark your calendars to save the date of December 7th for our annual Holiday Toy Drive.

Regarding real estate activity, the US Mainland seems to have leveled off in its decrease in sales although the majority of areas continue to see modest increases in prices.  The vast majority of economists continue to predict that the market will continue to slowly but steadily increase, but at a much more sustainable pace (3% or so).  The really good news is that the FED’s continue to predict no interest rate increases from them for the rest of the year.

Inventory on Maui is still shrinking as new listings decreased 1.7% for single family and 1.5% for condos.  In addition, Single Family inventory decreased 14.6% and Condos decreased 11.4%.  Median Sales Prices increased 3.4% to $750,000 for homes and increased 7.2% to $552,000 for condominiums.  Less inventory could mean upward pressure on prices in the long run.

Luana Garden Villas at Honua Kai pre-sales continue to be strong – over 90% are now under contract and construction is well under way.  The majority of construction of Kalama Kai in Kihei has reached completion and occupancy of units has begun.  D.R. Horton is currently offering new construction homes in Wailuku with some interesting incentives.  They are 2 story, with 3 or 4 bedrooms and priced between $667K-$721K.  Towne Island Homes also has some completed properties available in the mid $600’s.  We have some exciting listings in Wailea, Kapalua, Kahului, Kihei, Pukalani and Haiku ~ homes, condos and vacant land.  Just to mention a few locations: A Wailea Kai best buy, a Haiku home on 2 acres and a Maui Meadows home and Ohana, plus so many more all over the Island.  Be sure to check all the featured listings on our website www.MauiRealEstate.net   Our office features agents that specialize in different areas of Hawaii.

Important notice:  Tune in for more information regarding Hawaii’s economy either by listening to Clint Hansen’s radio program at KAOI 1110 AM where he will be interviewing Paul Brewbaker, Hawaii’s respected economist or go to mauirealestate.net/radio or MauiRealEstate.net/mauirealestateradio for the audio or written version.  Clint’s radio program is every Monday at 7:00 to 8:00 am and covers different aspects of our real estate.

Please give us a call for updates for your specific area.  We are here to help.  Following are our numbers.

Wishing you a fantastic summer,

Clint, Donna, and Bob

Clint Hansen, R(B) 808-280-2764 ~ Donna Hansen, R(S) 808-280-1650 ~ Bob Hansen, R(PB) 808-283-9456

The Hansen Ohana

Maui Luxury Real Estate LLC

dad@mauirealestate.net

Maui Condo Prices Reach New Decade High

Condominium sale prices have reached a new high at a median price of $552,000 for June 2019. Active status Inventory for sale has reached an all time low and may indicate a seller’s market.

June inventory numbers dropped 14.6 percent for single family homes and 21.3 percent for condos compared to June 2018.

Median home sale prices rose 3.4 percent to $750,000 in June. The majority of homes sold were located in Wailuku. Majority of condos sold were found in Kihei with a median price of $550,000. Highest priced home sold was located in Kaanapali at $3.1 million. Highest priced condo was sold in Kapalua at $2,147,500.

If your interested in possibly buying or selling your home or condominium, call us today! We would be happy to assist you!

Renewable Energy Forum

On June 26th, located at the J. Walter Cameron Center Auditorium, officials will be discussing how Maui can be powered 100% renewable energy. Maui Electric Co., Maui Tomorrow and the Sierra Club will be discussing how to make this a reality at the event titled “100% Renewable Energy: What Will Maui Look Like?”.

Maui reached 38% renewable energy production back in 2018. Over the goal of 30% by 2020. Panelists will discuss and share what can be done to work toward the 100% renewable energy goal by 2045. The need is for carbon-neutral power, and technology that includes solar and wind.

Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 pm prior to the 6:00 pm start time. This is a free event that is open to the public.

New Tax Rates Effective July 1st

County of Maui

REAL PROPERTY TAX RATES

2019 – 2020

(July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020)

 

Real property tax rates are per $1,000 of net taxable assessed valuation

Homeowner/Main Residence

(After Homeowner’s Exemption) $2.90

Residential/Second Home

(Long-Term Rentals) $5.60

Apartment $6.31

Agricultural $5.94

Hotel & Resort $11.00

Commercial $7.39

Industrial $7.48

Conservation $6.43

Time Share $14.40

Commercial Residential $4.60

Short Term Rental $10.75

 

Suggested websites for more tax information:

http://www.MauiPropertyTax.com and http://www.MauiCounty.Gov

Median Home Prices Set Record

Single family home prices set a record according to the Realtors Association of Maui. In April the median sale price was $819,500. This is the first time since 1993 that median prices have broken the $800,000 mark.

Kapalua had the biggest home sale in April at $3.3 million, with the majority of home sales in Wailuku coming in at a median price of $702,290. Median condo sale prices came in at $440,000.  The most expensive condo sale came in Kapalua at $2.9 million. Largest number of condos sold were located in Kihei at a median price of $429,000.

Pending sales also increased for single family homes to 24.2%. with pending condo sales declining 4.8%. Both single family homes and condominiums had a decrease in days on the market. Single family homes decreased 22.3% and condos 12.1%.

Homes listed in competitive price ranges are the most attractive to buyers. Make sure to contact The Hansen Ohana with questions regarding buying and/or selling today!