Summer Camps!

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Summer camps are a great way for kids to try something new, make new friends, and beat the summertime blues!  Having a variety of activities to choose from can make planning your summer loads of fun!

This may be an opportunity for your sports shy child to try something athletic without having to commit to an entire season.  A great one for both boys and girls is soccer.  Different age appropriate classes available starting June 22.  Age ranges from 4 years to 14 years old.  Each session runs a week-long teaching campers the basic skills of soccer, while emphasizing having fun!  For information on sessions, cost, and registration, visit the Catalyst Soccer website.

Rather use your hands than feet?  Basketball camp may be the camp you’re looking for!  From June 22 to June 26, Basketball Maui has two camps to choose from based on player level.  The Basketball Skills Camp will work on offense, defense, shooting, and team skills.  Available for girls and boys ages 7-13.  Next Level Advanced Player camp is for experience players looking for a challenging camp experience.  This camp is geared for boys and girls ages 14-19 years.  For more information visit the Basketball Maui website here.

For those looking to explore their more artistic side, Camp Kaluanui offers camps with a different theme each week.  For ages 5+ these weeklong camps will focus on being creative and imaginative! Some of the themes for this summer include School of Rock, House of Sun, and  I’m an Architect.  Pre-registration is required.  For more on cost, themes and registration, visit the Hui Noeau website here.

Maui Paintball has summer camps starting on June 8th for ages 10+.  Camp sessions run for two weeks, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Carpooling may be available in your area!  Campers will learn about safety, equipment maintenance, game types etc., that they will use during games while at camp.  Camps do sell out! Book your session as soon as possible.  Visit the Maui Paintball site for dates, rates, and a video from last years camp.

We hope everyone has a wonderful fun filled summer!

Summer 2014 Newsletter

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Maui Luxury Real Estate LLC ~ http://www.MauiRealEstate.NET ~ 808-879-3667

Aloha!

We have so much to share with you, each item is very exciting.  “U.S. NEWS & World Report” has named Maui as the best place to visit in the U.S. and the fourth best place in the world!  This is not news to most of us but is terrific for Maui to continue to be recognized.

More exciting news:  We opened our new office at The Wailea Town Center in Suite A-106 right next door to Matteo’s Osteria.  We are waiting for a few aerial maps for the walls but are open Monday through Saturday.  We also have expanded our business to include “Maui Luxury Real Estate, LLC”.  Please come visit us.

For an Economic Update, Bob and Clint attended a recent economic report by Paul Brewbaker at the State of Hawaii 100 Top Realtors meeting on Maui in June.  At that meeting Mr. Brewbaker reported that Maui should fare well in home price increases over the next several years.  He feels that prices should be in the 7% to 10% range until at least the early 2020’s.  As you recall we had unsustainable increases in prices in 2004, 2005 and 2006 which was over 20% per year.  That is what creates a bubble.  Our current increases in prices at 7% to 10% are sustainable at least for the short term.  This is especially true for Maui as the demand for new housing is estimated at over 850 units per year (not even including mainland and foreign buyers) but there are estimated to be only about 350 permits issued per year.

With the projected increases in interest rates and the small increases in rates recently, it should spur some buyers who have been sitting on the sidelines.  For a complete detailed report here is a link http://www.ramaui.com/UserFiles/File/Stats/All-June2014.pdf

Paul Brewbaker’s idea on a way to increase affordable housing is to encourage developers and anyone to go ahead and build as many homes as possible at or below the median sales price which is currently at $575,000.  The current County rules on affordable housing are causing less affordable housing not more.  The County currently wants developers to provide 50% of any subdivision to be (in their definition) of what is affordable which is even lower than it should be.  All this does is to push developers to pass on building on Maui and build where there are way less restrictions.

So what does all of this do?  Due to decreasing supply and increasing demand prices will more than likely increase.

UPDATES ON NEW PROJECTS:

GROCERY STORE AT THE SHOPS:  The Island Country Market on the north side of the Shops is well under construction.  What a wonderful convenience that will be to all of us!

THE WAILEA BLUE CLUBHOUSE: Construction has begun on expanding the clubhouse next to Manolis.  The opening date is currently scheduled for October.

THE MONTAGE in Kapalua now has units available for sale starting at $1.9 to $8 million.  We have floor plans and pricing information available at our office or by email.  Interest has been strong and units are already under contract.

HONUA KAI in Ka’anapali continues to be extremely popular with very little developer inventory remaining.  We have represented 3 buyers in Honua Kai this year and would love the opportunity to represent you or someone you know who might be considering buying or selling.  We have extensive island wide contacts and experience and are always on the lookout for great opportunities for our clients.

FOR INFORMATION ON UPCOMING PROJECTS:  Email dad@MauiRealEstate.net or call us!

Our success is dependent on the loyalty of our friends and clients.  We are here to assist you with all your real estate needs and are available as your market resource, so please feel free to call us.  We always appreciate your referrals and hope to see you at our office soon!

Enjoy the remaining days of summer!

Donna, Bob and Clint

Bob Hansen, Owner and Principal Broker
Donna D. Hansen, Realtor (S)
Clint Hansen, Realtor (S)

 

Maui Luxury Real Estate, LLC

161 Wailea Ike Place, Wailea Town Center Suite A-106

Office 808.879-3667   |   Fax 808.442.0945   | http://www.MauiRealEstate.NET

Summer Camps

Summer is rapidly approaching!  It’s a great time to explore classes for Keiki on Maui.  One great option for the theatre lover is Maui Academy of Performing Arts. MAPA has camps offered in Dance for ages 3-10.  These camps are geared toward teamwork and having fun!  Space is limited, and registration has begun as of April 7.

MAPA also offers Musical Theatre Camp with auditions for different productions. All the information for camps and registration can be found on the MAPA site here.

Pacific Whale Foundation offers summer sessions of Ocean Camp.  Camps are available from May to July with a different theme each week.  Rainforest’s of the Sea, Spineless Wonders, and Mighty Mollusks just to name a few.  Camp hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm.  Information for Ocean Camp is viewable here via the Pacific Whale Foundation website.

Another great summer activity that is not only fun for kids but very educational is via the Maui Ocean Center.  The Maui Ocean Center has daily/weekly activities available throughout the year.  You can find more information from their website here.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy summer!  Mahalo!