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

 

Housing Project Gets The Go Ahead

As reported by the Maui News, two housing projects were approved in South Maui by the county. The two projects include Liloa Hale Senior Rental Housing and Hale Kaiola.

A three story building will house 117 apartments at Liloa Hale. Hale Kaiola will be 40 duplex units. The council voted its approval of the project 9-0. 

Construction should begin within two years and be complete within five years.

Hansen Ohana Newsletter

Hansen Ohana Maui News January 2020

Maui Luxury Real Estate LLC

Happy New Year and New Decade!

We begin this Maui Update to say “Mahalo Nui Loa” to all of you who contributed to our 2019 Annual Toy Drive donations we received of toys, gift certificate and donations which added up to funding over $30,600 to support The Friends of the Children’s’ Justice Center.  Those donations made it possible for many children to receive the only gift those children received.  Some donations will also help to fund pediatric dental and medical assistance needed by children who would otherwise not receive that help.  You made a difference so children in need know they are important and loved.

As we begin a new year, we certainly have experienced an interesting Real Estate market.  Average prices remain strong for all properties and have moved upward slightly for the year (1.4% increase to the media price now $857,075).   We continue to feel that moderate increase in prices with inventory shrinking is good for a steady real estate market.  The supply of available properties continues to decrease to 1,006 properties or a reduction of 12.6% for the year.  Less supply should lead to stable or increasing prices.  Average days on the market is at an historic low of 90 days which has lowered by 12.6%.  Another positive factor is our very low mortgage rates.

With our booming economy, low unemployment, increasing real wages and low interest rates our possibility of recession remains low.  Let’s all root for a continuation of one of the longest periods of expansion and good economy. Of course, politics and the world economic and political factors are unpredictable so things could change in another direction, but we feel there is strength in the market.

One thing to watch is our County Council who passed a tax law that we would have additional tiered property tax where more expensive properties would pay a higher tax rate.  Fortunately, Mayor Victorino vetoed the bill.  They might try again so we should all be diligent.  Although the wealthy can afford to pay, the problem lies that they can always move it to another State or country more receptive to their lifestyles.  When the wealth leave, so do the jobs of cleaners, gardens, and other services.  It trickles down to those that some would think would be benefitting.  Understanding economics is a must when the Maui council makes these types of decisions and we are most grateful to Mayor Victorino knowing how to take consideration of the tickle down effects of decisions.

 

UPDATES TO NEW PROJECTS

Highlands at Kehalani (DR Horton) – Starting in the Low $700,000’s.  Four different floorplans ranging in size from 1,508 to 1,743 sq. ft.  No owner-occupancy requirements.

Ilima at Kehalani (Towne Island Homes) – Starting Prices from $691,000  Ilima at Kehalani features 49 single-family homes. Offering seven distinctive floor plans ranging in size from 1,391 to 1,998 square feet of interior living space and featuring three bedrooms with two baths. Each home comes complete with extraordinary standard features that provide great options for comfortable living.  These homes do require a One-year owner occupancy. Builder’s Options/Upgrades Package may still be available for buyers to customize their home

WAILEA PROJECTS:  a lot of new communities coming to the public soon.  If you want to be on the list to receive notifications, be sure to contact us at hansens@mauirealestate.net

Here’s a few of our featured listings with even more at https://www.mauirealestate.net/Homes-Featured.html

GREAT REAL ESTATE INVENTORY:

 

  1. 4315 E Waiola, Wailea Golf Vistas: Over 5,000 sf of total luxury. dynamic ocean views $6.9M  https://www.mauirealestate.net/mls-385469.html
  2. Polo Beach Units 509 and 707
  3. 1786 Halama, Kihei
  4. 1260 Naalae, Kula
  5. Ironwoods, Kapalua, Unit 62, 2 bed, 3 bath ocean and golf course view single level living unit with garage.
  6. Maalaea Surf, Unit E-3, Kihei
  7. Kihei Shores Unit I-202, Kihei

Wishing you a fabulous 2020 and new decade.  Enjoy making memories and remember to stop and smell the roses.

Bob, Clint and Donna ~ The Hansen Ohana

Kihei Friday Town Party

This Friday, February 22nd, Kihei will be hosting the Maui Friday town party at the Azeka Shopping Center Mauka. This Friday’s town party will be celebrating the Maui Whale Festival. The town party is from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Free entertainment will include Anthea, Kimie Miner, and Paula Fuga plus many others! Lots of activities for keiki! DJ Zeke, free face painting and balloon twisting, spider jump, plus hula hooping and bubbles! Food booths and food trucks including Smoke N Spice, Jini’s Curry, Three’s Bar & Grill, Only Ono BBQ, Ohana Burger, plus so much more! Over 45 retail vendors from the community will be on hand for those wanting to do some shopping.

Free parking available at Azeka Makai, Kihei Plaza and St. Theresa Church. This is a free family friendly event that also supports the local community.

Open This Sunday November 4th

370 Kai Malu Open Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Wailea Townhome Steal! Nicely maintained ocean view 3 bedroom/2.5 bath condo on quiet cul-de-sac overlooking greenbelt. Wet bar and large extended lanai for entertaining. Pool, spa, sauna, steam and fitness center!

Wailea Fairway Villas T-103 Open Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Stunning ocean views are enjoyed from this top-of-the-line single level 2 bedroom/2 bath Wailea condo. Amenities include partial furnishings, community pool, spa, fitness center and gathering room.