Maui Starting To Sizzle With Excitement!

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

 

Gateway Center:

Pita Paradise –  carry out and dine in

Monkeypod – No updates

Fabiani’s Wailea – No updates

The Market – take out

 

Village Center:

Manoli’s – Closed pending future status of Blue Course

Akamai Coffee – open breakfast and light lunch

 

Town Center:

**** 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 

 

New Travel Reopening Date

Aloha All-

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.

https://www.mauinews.com/news/local-news/2020/09/state-to-launch-pre-travel-testing-program-oct-15/

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:

  • Arriving passengers will be exempt from the 14-day quarantine if they take a test no more than 72 hours in advance of travel and test negative for COVID-19.
  • The test must be a NAAT test conducted in a certified lab.
  • If test results are not available at the time of arrival, visitors will have to remain in quarantine until they get the test results. 
  • This pre-travel test policy will include children of all ages.
  • Visitors will be responsible for the cost of the test. 

We hope to see you soon on Maui.  Let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Call or email.

dad@mauirealestate.net

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

 

Upcountry Forestland Acquired By The State

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.

 

June 2020 Newsletter

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 dad@mauirealestate.net  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

Maui TV Today At 4:00 PM!

VERY IMPORTANT FOR MAUI TV TODAY AT 4:00 PM. Tune into Channel 55 Akaku and Mayor Victorino will have Dr. Pang speak. We listened to him on Saturday and he has a ton of very good information. Learned a lot about Covid that is new.