Enjoy a fresh new look at 2165 Apala Place in Haiku!
Paul Simon will be performing next week at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center on Tuesday, August 13th and Wednesday, August 14th. Show time is scheduled for 7:30 pm.
Simon and his own unique sound of folk rock has earned 16 grammys. His bio includes singer, songwriter, and actor. Simon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. He was named in 2011 by Rolling Stone magazine as one of top 100 greatest guitarists and again by Rolling Stone in 2015 as one of the top 100 greatest songwriters.
After the breakup of former duo Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon went solo starting in 1971. Some of his greatest hits include Something So Right, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, Peace Like a River plus many more.
Is it time to use the low interest rates to either make your first purchase or upgrade your property? If you need assistance we are here to help you make your goal a reality! Contact the Hansen Ohana today!
Thank you to Dan Bardenhagen for the rate chart!
The new Safeway in Kahului at the Ho’okele Shopping Center located at 1090 Hookele St., will be opening tomorrow. The new Safeway will be over 57,000 square feet and include Starbucks, a pharmacy, Bank of Hawaii, Coinstar, Redbox, Western Union, food bars, a gas station, and wi-fi.
Staff from the old Safeway on Kamehameha Avenue will now staff the new store in Kahului along with newly added additional staff. Ho’okele Shopping Center will eventually add additional retailers as well as a drive thru restaurant.
Safeway can also be found throughout Maui in Wailuku, Lahaina and Kihei.
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.
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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
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Maui Luxury Real Estate LLC