Maui Tourism Exploding

So far this year, an estimated 200,000 visitors have come to Maui each month. On average we have welcomed 23,000 visitors daily.  The revenue generated from tourism has supported an additional 3,000 jobs.  During the first four months of 2013, visitor spending was an estimated  $1.4 billion dollars.  Travlers from international countries has increased helping with the explosion.  Tourist from New Zealand, China, and Australia have  shown a double digit  increase.  Maui has been hard at work on increasing the diversity of travelers visiting the island. The entire article, curtsey of is viewable here.  If you visit Maui, and decide to make it your permanent residence, contact the Hansen Ohana to make living in paradise a reality!

Hawaiian Airlines Ranks On Consumer Reports List

Hawaiian Airlines

Congratulations to Hawaiian Airlines for being named into the Top 4 airlines by Consumer Reports.  The report was based on customer satisfaction on multiple categories including, cabin cleanliness, ease of check in, comfort, and on-flight entertainment.  You can read more about the report and the findings here.

Hawaii Room Rates Highest in US Market

Hawaii hotels took in the most revenue for the first quarter with $973.5 million thus far.  A new report done by Hospitality Advisors LLC and Smith Travel Research have Hawaii in the top spot among hot travel destinations such as New York and Florida.  If you factor in total hotel revenue (beverages, parking, etc.) the first quarter total jumps to $1.43 billion.  A 14.7 percent increase from 2012’s first quarter.  The Big Island saw the biggest jump in growth across the board for room rates and occupancy.

The demand, although likely to taper off, shows the strong growth of the current market.  The entire article is available to view here curtsey of Pacific Business News.  The Hansen Ohana strives to keep you up to date with the latest market new from throughout the islands!

Exciting New Updates To Our App!

Good news!  Our very own Hawaii Real Estate App has undergone many upgrades and changes to make your searches even easier!  Here are some of the improvements that have been implemented:

*Maui Search will now allow you to search by MLS number.

*Maps View of found properties is no longer limited to the first ten properties.

*Added Map View option to the Big Island and Kauai.

*You can view TMK data or share listings via Twitter and Facebook without leaving the app.

*Request Info screen now shows correct keyboard and number pad.

*Dialogs have been improved.

*Major speed improvements and optimizations.

*Maui search now correctly finds attached and detached Ohana cottages.

*Big Island and Kauai properties now display listing agencies.

*Saved Searches in Watch List now link properly to saved searches for Big Island and Kauai.

*Improved searches for individual condos from the detailed search screens.

*Oahu search now counts amount of found listings.

*Search results screen the “Show More” button has been upgraded.

*Message on Info Request screen is now sent.

*Countless miscellaneous enhancements.

As always we strive to give our valued clients and friends the latest in technology to help them with any and all their real estate needs.  You can download our iPhone and Android app for free!

We value and appreciate all of your support!  Mahalo!

Hawaii Home-Price Increases For March

Irvine based Corelogic has ranked Hawaii No. 5 highest for home appreciation for the month of March in comparison to the same month in 2012.  With an appreciation of 14.3 percent, Hawaii’s increase is almost 4% over the national average of 10.5 percent in March.  This increase trend which started in 2012 and has continued in 2013, is driving the market with the home buying trend.  You can read the entire article provided by Pacific Business News here  .  If  you or anyone you know is looking to buy or sell property, call the Hansen Ohana today!  We would be happy to assist you with all your real estate needs!