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The luxury community of Wailea,  known for its shopping, restaurants, and gorgeous beaches,  has several new developments coming!  If you or someone you know would like information, feel free to email us at dad@MauiRealEstate.net. We would be happy to assist you and provide you with any information needed!

ECONOMIC REPORT FOR THE FIRST HALF OF 2013

As summer unfolds and we look back over the first half of 2013, we all wonder “What’s next?” Interest rates have inched up some causing some buyers who are looking for lower priced homes and condos to either not qualify or be priced out of the market. The investors are generally not hurt by these minor fluctuations in the interest rates.

Overall June’s sales have remained strong compared to historic levels. May’s sales were slightly more, but part of the puzzle is the notable shrinking inventory. With fewer properties available for purchase there are accordingly fewer sales. One of the strongest indicators is the “days on the market” statistics. Currently, homes are at 116 days, condos are at 143 days and land is at 105 days. Note that these numbers include about 45-90 days of escrow time. All this points to higher prices which are reflected by home median prices rising to $615,000 (a 5 year high) and median condo prices have risen to $390,000.

Inventory has declined 16% over the last 12 months in both homes and condos. Bank Owned and Short Sales are becoming scarce with the so-called shadow inventory diminishing and slowly trickling onto the market. Mortgage rates are inching up which may motivate pent-up demand for vacation and retirement homes on Maui. Personally, we continue to see more than 50% of transactions using cash.  The market in many parts of the mainland United States has improved tremendously. We all hear stories of 30 or more offers on one property with the final sales price well above the asking price. That has not happened so far on Maui except in a few isolated cases. A stable but improving market is more desirable than an overheated market. So far, so good on Maui.

In a July 12th presentation on Maui, Paul Brewbaker (considered by many to be THE economist of Hawaii) said “We have turned the corner”. He also said that during the first 6 months of 2013 single family home prices on Maui jumped 20 percent. “The values are back now,” Brewbaker said after his presentation. He also said that inventory continues to shrink and “The demand side is coming back.” For the complete article follow the link below.

http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/574438/Brewbaker–Bottom-has-passed-for-home-market.html?nav=10

For complete video of Paul Brewbaker’s economic broadcast (very entertaining) go to :

http://www.ramaui.com/UserFiles/File/Temporary_Links/Brewbaker_RAM_presentation_July_2013.pdf

We would appreciate and love your letting us know how your real estate market is reacting these days. We’ll share your experiences on our blog (with or without your info ~ up to you).

We are also pleased to report that the Hansens continue to be on the cutting edge of technology with the NEW! iPad and Tablet optimized website available at http://www.mauirealestate.net/tablet/ or find our iPhone and Android Apps @ Hawaii Real Estate App. Our website allows you access to all properties for sale on all of the Hawaiian Islands and continues to highlight our featured listings.

Thank you for your continued support of The Hansen Ohana. If you or someone you know is considering buying or selling property please call or email us for a confidential consultation. Mahalo Nui Loa !

Super Value! 153 Hokai Pl.

Super value.  Seller motivated.  We can represent you in obtaining this value that is listed through another broker!  Read all about this listing here!  Contact the Hansen Ohana today!

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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!

http://www.mauirealestate.net/appsupport.html

We value and appreciate all of your support!  Mahalo!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

The Hansen Ohana strives to keep you up to date with the latest tools to help you with your real estate search and needs.
NOW AVAILABLE~!! Our Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mauirealestate.hawaiire
If you own an IPhone and missed that announcement here’s that link: http://appstore.com/HawaiiRealEstateApp/