Uber And Lyft Approved For Kahului Airport

Any transportation network companies that have been licensed by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission or a county agency, will soon be able to do drop-off and pickups at Kahului Airport.

This is the first the rules for commercial services for airport services have been amended since 2002. Uber and Lyft have been testing a pilot program since December last year. The pilot program found there was a need and interest in services at the airport.

The hope is for Maui to test a similar type of pilot program in the middle of September or early October. Honolulu has a designated area for ride share companies to do pick ups. Maui Airport officials have met with Uber and Lyft to hear how other cities do pickups and to make a plan to implement at the Kahului Airport.

Benefit Night Tonight In Paia!

Tonight, August 14th, from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm come enjoy delicious flatbread from Flatbread Company in Paia! A portion of all sales during that timeframe will go to benefit Maui’s native birds.  Also taking place will be a small silent auction, local art for sale, and gift certificates!

Maui Flatbread Company is dedicated to helping community organizations such as Maui Forest Birds. Come by and show your support! It will be greatly appreciated!

Real Estate Update

We thought a short update on Maui and the Real Estate market would be of interest to you.

If you look at sales data you will see prices are steadily and solidly increasing at a modest rate over the last 3+ years.  Island wide all properties are valued at $610,000 which is a 6.1% yearly increase.  Single family homes are valued at $674,885 which is a 3% yearly increase.  Condos are valued at $468,000 which is a 7.6% yearly increase.  Keep in mind that this is an average and that different areas may be more or less than this average.  The bottom line for Maui is that there does not seem to be a bubble in prices like other areas on the Mainland.  Time will tell.  Check on the complete Maui statistics at https://www.mauirealestate.net/real_estate_stats.html

Properly pricing a property for sale is essential!  Although there are a lot of factors that can affect days on market, properties that have been on the market for more than 6 months may want to consider a change in their pricing strategy.  Overpriced properties are sitting and can seem “stale” even when a price reduction is done. 

Have you heard?  The first phase of construction has begun on the new Kihei High School!  South Maui’s future high school is scheduled to open for the 2021-2022 school year.  A track and outdoor basketball and tennis courts will be part of the new campus.

Considering West Maui or popular Ka’anapali?  We are very excited about the newest project underway. It is called Luana Garden Villas which is part of the Honua Kai Resort.  Luana Garden is composed of 72 large three bedroom, three bathroom villas.  The Honua Kai property has a reputation for good rental history and fabulous pools, grounds and of course, the famous Dukes restaurant.  The Villas run from $1.9 to $2.4 million.  Building 1 has started going vertical, work on building 2 is well underway and prep for pouring slabs on buildings 3, 4 and 5 has also begun.  Call us for more info.

Please give us a call for updates in your specific area.  We are here to help.  Here are our numbers.

Clint Hansen 808-280-2764

Donna Hansen 808-280-1650

Bob Hansen 808-283-9456

Maui Luxury Real Estate LLC

The Hansen Ohana

dad@mauirealestate.net

Happy Anniversary!

47 years of laughter and love.  What a great life with wonderful kids, grandkids and friends.  We are two lucky people.

Bob and Donna Hansen, The Hansen Ohana

Open Homes Today Friday August 3rd

The Hansen Ohana proudly presents three properties available to view today, Friday August 3rd.

Open Today from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Grand Champions Unit 143

Rare 3 bedroom, 2 bath ocean an golf course view turn key vacation rentable gem. All Wailea amenities apply. Come view it! Rarely available!

Open Today from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Wailea Fairway Villa T-103

Wailea Ocean View Condo overlooking golf course views to ocean sunsets. 2 bedroom, 2 bath and just moments to pool spa and fitness center. Partially furnished. Easy to view!

Open Today from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Wailea Steal! 370 Kai Malu Wailea Townhouse

Gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2 bath with extended lanai and wetbar. Pool, spa, gym, sauna, and steam rooms!