Market Statistics

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Kihei luxury home 1104 Kahaapo

Question: I hear the high-end sector is not doing very well in Hawaii. I have a home in Kihei and I fear that now would be terrible time to sell. Is that true?

Answer: Much is being said that the real estate market nationwide is on a downturn and lack of inventory continues to frustrate prospective Buyers. However, local real estate trends can be significantly different than general trends, hence it's always best to look at a granular level to see how the micro-market is acting. So with that, let's discuss:

Single-Family Homes - The term 'high-end' can have various definitions, particularly in a market like Maui where homes can go north of $20M but which are few and far between. As such, for the sake of this analysis, we are looking at $1M as the marker for…

Makena Luxury Home

With multiple islands, each diverse in micro-markets acting independently of each other yet with in some ways in harmony, the Hawaii Real Estate market is among the most simple yet complex in the country. 

So with that, let's take a look at the market is doing across the four major markets, broken down by category. 

SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES

Maui - Single-Family Residences on Maui saw marked improvements, broken down by type - Single Family: median $837,500 (+20%), based on 78 sales (-20%) ;   Single Family with Attached Ohana: median $927,500 (+18%), based on 2 closed sales ; Single Family with Detached Ohana: $837,500 (-11%), with 18 sales closed (+125%).
Oahu - The record set last month for Oahu with the $835K median sales price remains safe, as the…

Wailea Kialoa Home

As 2019 quickly moves through the calendar and over half the year is in the books, we think it's a pertinent time to take a look at the Wailea real estate market for a recap of the current position of the market relative to the rest of the Maui market and in a more micro-market level as to how it is performing relative to previous years.

Let's start by looking at how the Wailea market is performing in comparison to all of Maui - keep in mind, we compile our data based on the resort of Wailea only, whereas most others combine Wailea/Makena into one 'area' which skews statistics. Please note that the chart below details year-to-date information. For single-family homes, we can see that there was big increase in median sales price from 2017 to 2018 and that…

As one of our favorite properties, our team keeps a close eye on the Honua Kai real estate market in order to best represent our clients. In the past year we have not been posting our market updates but we are getting back on a schedule to do so routinely. So with that, let's start the discussion.


Honua Kai Year to Date

With the introduction of Luana Garden Villas, the expectation was that it would take some of the sales for premium 2 bedroom units and 3 bedroom units while impacting profitability of those mountain-facing units on the Konea tower, thereby lowering the absorption rate at Honua Kai. In 2018, there were 40 sales, resulting in 3.33 sales per month, whereas year-to-date there have been 20 sales, at a rate of approximately 2.6 per month -…



The Hawaii Real Estate market is as diverse as the islands that it consists of - from the paradise of Maui, to the urban tropical setting of Oahu, to the stark contrast of Big Island and the natural untouched beauty of Kauai. With half the year now on the books, let's take a look at the state of the market.

At the top end of the market, we have seen a significant decrease in activity. Thus far, statewide there have been a total of 10 sales over $10M each, whereas a year ago there have been 26 by this time of the year. On Maui last year there have been 2 over $20M each and Kauai saw the record-breaker record at $46.1M. Interestingly enough, of the 10 significant sales so far this year, 6 of them have been on Maui - more specifically, South Maui (Kihei,…

The Kihei condo market continues to be one of the most interesting in Maui and within it, there are a multiple anomalies, one is Kihei Akahi, which has proven to be one of the strongest micro-markets in Kihei real estate. Let's take a look at how Kihei Akahi is doing currently. 

Active Listings

Currently there are five listings on the market, all of which are in D building: 

D-315 - Very desirable two-bedroom corner unit. Upgraded condition, outstanding view corridors, offered for $655K.
D-314 - One bedroom unit. Big ocean views, list price $479K.
D-613 - Penthouse level one bedroom unit with panoramic view corridors, list price $489K.
D-609 - Another penthouse level one bedroom unit. Clean condition, big views, with a list price of $525K
D-402 - Two…

With miles of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the Kihei coastline is home to some of the best oceanfront / beachfront Maui real estate. On today's post, we'd like to discuss the Luana Kai condo market. Located in North Kihei, Luana Kai has convenient access to the rest of Kihei while having a comfortable commute to West Maui and Central, with all the amenities waiting therein. Onsite, guests, residents and owners enjoy access to the pool and cabana area, one of Kihei's best, as well as easy access to the public tennis courts directly out front. The property is fronted by a large area of conservation land owned by the County, which in essence acts as a buffer between the property and the beach - the added benefit of not being directly…

Few neighborhoods in Hawaii can inspire the level of enthusiasm the way that Moana Estates does in Kihei. The subdivision consists of 90 executive-style homes, strategically located within the area to maximize privacy and views, while instilling a sense of community and neighborly Aloha. Located adjacent to the award-winning Kamalii Elementary School, children enjoy access to one of the highest-rated schools in all Hawaii, while the hilltop location ensures continuing view corridors. Conveniently located within walking distance to Kamaole Beach I, II, and III, restaurants and shops, yet separated enough to feel private and secluded. Nearby access to Piilani Highway ensures quick ingress to the Wailea resort community, with all the top restaurants, spas,…

Makena Real Estate

Through decades, Makena real estate has proven to be one of the strongest ultra-luxury Hawaii real estate markets in the entire State. With an idyllic location in a comparably undeveloped area (specially when compared to Wailea or Kapalua), yet boasting some of the most pristine coast anywhere in the world and luxury amenities rivaling those of any ultra affluent resort town, it is easy to understand how and why Makena appeals to some of the world's wealthiest and most famous - from Hollywood movie stars, to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, to Wall Street tycoons and everything in between making Makena their Hawaii getaway.

As we are half way through the year, it is a great time to measure how the Makena market is faring. First, let's look at how 2017 turned…

In the State of Hawaii, when a non-resident (defined as any person other than a Hawaii resident) sells their interest in real estate, there is an applicable tax withholding on the amount realized, which is generally the sales price. The amount withheld has been 5%, however new changes as passed via Senate Bill (S.B) 508, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, C.D. 1, now increase the amount to 7.25% for any transaction that closes on or after September 15, 2018.

As per the Announcement published by the Department of Taxation:

"In sum, a transferee or buyer must withhold 7.25 percent of the amount realized by the transferor on the disposition of Hawaii real property if the transfer occurs on or after September 15, 2018, unless an exemption applies." There are applicable…