This is the year of the Ox. Anyone born in the year of the Ox is thought to be dependable and strong. Lucky numbers are 5 and 6! Lucky colors are believed to be yellow and green! Happy 2021 Chinese New Year!
With the potential of having tourists start arriving on Maui as of October 15th, businesses plan on returning to action, preparing for opening and providing aloha to visitors. It’s wonderful to see enthusiasm and hope resume with United Airlines and others offering rapid test results on the day one leaves to Maui, people are making plans to take a break and enjoy the Island. Following is the most current list of what hotels and restaurants are targeting for opening.
Longhis – October 2nd
Andaz – November 1st
Hotel Wailea – October 15th
Fairmont Kea Lani – To be announced next week – NO later than November 1st
Four Seasons – November 20th
Grand Wailea – November 15th
Residence Inn – OPEN
Wailea Beach Resort – November 1st
AC by Marriott Hotel – NEW hotel scheduled to NOW Open February 15, 2021.
Wailea Tennis Club – Open
Wailea Blue Course – Closed July 6th UNTIL economic conditions allow to reopen
Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Courses – Open
Wailea Kitchen (formerly Joe’s at Wailea Tennis Center) NOW OPEN Daily dine in & carry out 3p–9p
Gannon’s – No date yet
Mulligans – will continue carry out and drive in . Will OPEN for DINE IN and BEVERAGES on Sundays “AS Longhis-October 2nd
The Shops at Wailea advised:
Revitalizations will be completed 3rd week of November, check their website for operating days and hours for retailers.
Honolulu Coffee has re-opened Daily 7am – 1pm
Island Gourmet Markets – OPEN
Tommy Bahama – Closed no updates
Lineage – open August 1 for dine in and carry out
Cheeseburger – No Updates
Ruth’s Chris – No Updates
Pint & Cork – No Updates
Pita Paradise – carry out and dine in
Monkeypod – No updates
Fabiani’s Wailea – No updates
The Market – take out
Manoli’s – Closed pending future status of Blue Course
Akamai Coffee – open breakfast and light lunch
**** First Hawaiian Bank Wailea Branch will permanently close on Monday, November 30, 2020. We have been advised that the ATM will remain OPEN.
Wailea Wine – Open
Great news regarding travel to Maui (without a 14-day quarantine) from the Mainland US beginning October 15, 2020 with a valid negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours before arrival on Maui. See link below. While we are still experiencing Covid-19 cases worldwide it appears that we are finding a way forward while medical doctors are having success in curing most Covid-19 cases. We will hopefully have a vaccine available in the next few months.
Below is a quick synopsis from the Maui Chamber of Commerce.
Governor Ige Announces New Travel Reopening Date
Governor Ige just announced that the new date to launch the Trans-Pacific pre-travel test program is now October 15th. They are currently working with various partners including CVS and Kaiser Permanente on these tests and creating a digital platform.
Lieutenant Governor Green provided an overview of the process:
We hope to see you soon on Maui. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Call or email.
Bob Hansen Clint Hansen Donna Hansen
808-823-9456 808-280-2764 808-280-1650
The Hansen Ohana of
Maui Luxury Real Estate LLC, RB-21577
As reported by Maui News, over 3,000 acres of upcountry land has been purchased by the state. The plans for the land include trails for hiking, picnic spots, and forests excursions. Reforestation is also a top priority which will provide clean drinking water to Makawao residents.
Public use of the area is most likely at least a year out.
Hansen Ohana’s Maui News June 2020
Maui Luxury Real Estate LLC
Exciting news! As we enter the Summer and also the end of the fiscal year, Maui is celebrating the August 1st welcoming back of our tourists again without the 14 day quarantine regulations IF you have passed the Covid testing three days before arriving on Island. More details will follow as they are published but for Maui, we are excited to see all those who enjoy our Island. Even with the difficulties that these passed few months have tested Maui with, we have continued to prove that Maui continues to be a loved paradise no matter what is going on in the world. Maui’s real estate market has continued to be relatively strong, not perfect, but really good.
Our real estate update as of June 24, 2020:May continues to show a resilience in median sales prices. Homes prices were up 13.5% since last year at $800,000. Condos were up 33.3% from last year at $680,000. Number of new listings were down about 15.5% for homes and about 18.8% for condos. Inventory as well as pending sales for April remained low for both homes and condos. For the first 22 days of June the market is still showing resilience with 51 properties pending for South Maui, 25 properties for West Maui, 12 properties for the North Shore, 14 properties upcountry and 47 properties pending for Central Maui. With low interest rates and low inventory, the market appears to be continuing to improve.
Good news, lots of projects in many price ranges in many parts of Maui over the next ten years. Additional housing is needed on Maui for Maui residents. Just this morning we saw renderings of some workforce housing being conceptualized in Kapalua across from Pineapple Grill. A project currently underway is the Wailea Hills development. They have a portion of the 75 units for sale in 15 separate buildings. They have beautiful floorplans, many with gorgeous views and good locations and underground parking. Prices started in the mid $1.5’s million and up and seem to be selling pretty steadily. You can view them virtually, just let us know. For project info please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the link. 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.
Whatever your preference of (for) location, climate, size, price range and use needs are, we will find it for you. This is a perfect opportunity with interest rates low to move forward. Our virtual tours, Facetime presentations have helped many succeed during this time. You will feel like you are walking through them enjoying every possible detail. We strive to utilize cutting edge technology with a personal touch and felt this would be a good way for people to view our listings, ask questions and perhaps find their dream house or a great piece of land to start planning your dream home. Just go to our website at MauiRealEstate.NET
Low interest rates and mortgage relief are available. Qualifications vary loan to loan as well as the potential impact to your credit, but it is important THAT YOU CONTACT A REPUTABLE LENDER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you are considering a refinance, new mortgage, or mortgage relief. With so many potential buyers now glued to social media we have significantly increased our advertising online by offering additional video tours, and virtual open houses and tours as you can see by the links below.
Virtual Home Tours:
Maalaea Surf Unit E3 https://youtu.be/AGgg7qSvC68
Grand Champions #163 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO7MZy-XMyw&feature=youtu.be
Grand Champions #180 https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=aGmrbu7bgvQ&brand=0
Walaka Maui Unit 305 https://youtu.be/9bAnpHTTLdU
153 Hokai Pl. Kihei https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhokgwLacs8&feature=youtu.be
65 Hale Noho Pl., Wailea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1Rt8DAT8_0&feature=youtu.be
Kai Makahi D-202, Kihei https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur9xscX6i8o&feature=youtu.be
Kihei Shores I-202, Kihei https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ioo7498OkOY&feature=youtu.be
Matterport Links. https://www.mauirealestate.net/matterport/
May all good things come your way – laughter, gratitude, good health and good friends
Bob Hansen PB R(B) Clint Hansen BIC R(B) Donna R(S)
808-283-9456 808-280-2764 808-280-1650