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September 2022 Newsletter

          Maui Luxury Real Estate LLC ~ The Hansen Ohana ~ September 2022

As we enter the Fall and Holiday Season of 2022 the real estate market continues to smooth out!  Inventory is increasing and prices have stabilized. Energy costs have a huge effect on inflation as the country and the world moves and operates on energy. A recession appears to be upon us with the traditional benchmark of 2 quarters of a fall in Gross Domestic Product, coupled with very high inflation. As of August 31 we experienced 8.3% annualized inflation. The cost of essential items including food, gas, rent, and higher mortgage rates attributes to these increases. The United States needs to move back to energy independence whether it is clean energy, solar, wind, ample supplies of gas, diesel, natural gas, clean nuclear energy and the like. If the United States can cautiously move away from fossil fuels to clean energy over time, maybe the technology will spread throughout the world and help solve some of the countries who pollute the most. I am not sure we can get there in 12 years as some have said, but we will get there, and we should hopefully move there without killing our economy and energy needs.

Maui’s Economy:­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ We continue to attend economic seminars and watch the market. Single-family home prices have actually decreased over the last year by 5.9% to a median price of $983,575. Condos median price increased 26.6% to $820,000. New listings of single-family homes decreased 26.7%% and condominiums decreased by 30.7%. Months’ supply of Inventory of single-family homes increased 60% and condominiums increased 87.5%. Some may say interest rates are too high, but the reality is that we have all been spoiled by 3% mortgage rates over the last few years. How many remember 17% interest rates in the past? People were happy to pay 6% and now that rates are around 6%, Buyers are still hesitant, but with 8.3% inflation, home prices remain a good hedge against inflation. In addition, rents should continue to increase while your mortgage payment remains stable. Don’t forget that the interest portion of mortgage payments are deductible against your income while rents and not. Ask your Tax Professional about your personal situation. Current studies have shown that the monthly cost of owned homes verses rental homes becomes less expensive on average after 3 years while home values should continue to rise. We have seen price reductions on listed properties, however it appears that these reductions are not a decrease in value but rather Sellers adjusting to present market value.

Paul Brewbaker’s economic discussion: A recent economic discussion with Paul revealed many facets of our local, state, and our country’s economic situation. We are linked more than ever to global issues. The discussion covered many facets in our ever-changing world. His recommendation is to be prepared for events that may unfold for the future and learn from the past. Take care of your car, home (due to supply problems), and family. Be knowledgeable in your financial investments. For more in-dept information you might want to watch Paul Brewbaker in the following link to his recent one-hour interview.

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Bob Hansen PB R(B) 808-283-9456 RB-17532

Clint Hansen BIC R(B) 808-280-2764 RB-21616

Donna D. Hansen R(S) 808-280-1650 RS-49765


The Hansen Ohana ~ Maui’s Real Estate Family for over 30 years

Two Open Houses In Wailea!

Two Wailea Open Houses!
Today 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Call Donna D. Hansen (RS) For Gate Access
101 Waaula In Wailea Kai
One Block to Keawakapu Beach
Custom Designed
3 bedrooms/3 baths plus 2 half-baths
Incredible Kitchen with every amenity!
Private pool with melodic sounding waterfall
Fabulous Outdoor Lanai
Offered at $2,700,000
3138 N. Noho Loihi In Wailea Pualani
Ocean View Two Story Home
Spacious Great Room opens to large deck
Huge Kitchen with tons of storage
Walk-in Pantry
Two En-suite Primary Bedrooms
Two Additional Bedrooms with bath
Large Lanai Surrounds pool
Water Feature
Offered at $2,700,000

101 Waaula Pl

Dynamite single level home in the popular Wailea Kai Community directly across from Keawakapu beach. Enter via custom gates as you pass down a path to a double door entry. As you enter this lovely home you will be astounded by the gorgeous lengthy entrance that leads to the oversized living room with voluminous ceilings. The gigantic chef’s kitchen is set up for entertaining & contains an electric cooktop, Wolf gas stove, double ovens, warming drawer, microwave drawer, refrigerator/freezer plus a second huge, built in, walk-in refrigerator, plus an incredible amount of cupboards. Entertaining continues through Fleetwood doors to a scenic lanai overlooking a beautiful pool with water feature surrounding by tropical gardens. There’s also the convenience of an outdoor built-in BBQ, plus refrigerator & so much more. The main bedroom which is privately located is very large with Fleetwood doors that also open to the pool and lanais. The main bathroom can actually be used as two separate bathrooms (one with a shower, the other a tub) or simply adjoin both solely to the main bedroom. There is a second ensuite bedroom located in the home’s second wing for privacy. The third bedroom is presently used as an office. There are two half-baths, one located by the hallway that enters the two-car garage area; while the other half-bath is convenient for guests as located by the living room area. Last but not least, there is an excellent photovoltaic system.



Interest rates are geared to the 10 year treasury yield.  Let’s hope they hold here 


Information provided by Dan Bardenhagen of Northpointe Home Loans.