Maui No Ka Oi! Living the Maui lifestyle

Conde Naste magazine voted Maui the Best Island in the World 16 years in a row…Ever wonder what you are missing???

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Contact Maui’s EcoBroker Meghan Clair to find your Dream Home…and your Dream Lifestyle here on Maui.

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
Coldwell Banker Island Properties
MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com
(808) 874-8668 office
(808) 463-8485 cell

Ho’olei Luxury Villas Information and Update

    Wailea, Maui’s #1 Selling Luxury Condo!

The Ho’olei community is located directly across the street from the Grand Wailea Resort and Spa. Relax with the comfort and ability to “lock and go” while at the same time enjoy the comforts of a condominium designed to feel like a stand alone residence.

LINK TO ALL ACTIVE HOOLEI LISTINGS
Prices currently range from $1,990,000-$3,195,000
There is no other product like Ho’olei on the market! Contact Meghan for an update on recent sales and the Best Deals at Ho’olei!

On the ocean view lanai the Viking Gas BBQ & sub-zero fridge support that seamless Hawaii indoor / outdoor lifestyle that Maui is famous for.

Interior appointments include a private elevator, a gourmet Studio Snaidero kitchen with Wolf and Sub Zero appliances abundant.

All furniture, electronics, and house ware items are included.

Richly appointed Interiors

On-site amenities include one of the most impressive pools in the Wailea Resort, 24 hour security, shuttle service to the Grand Wailea Resort, a vast pavilion area, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The purchase of Ho’olei includes a transferable membership to the Kulana Club at the Grand Wailea Resort
Link to Ho’olei Ammenities

Preview the entire Ho’olei site: www.Hoolei.com

EcoBroker, Realtor(S) Meghan Clair can represent you as a Buyer’s Agent on these unique home.

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
MauiGreenRealtor@Gmail.com
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone
Coldwell Banker Island Properties

Photos and excerpts from for this blog post are from the Maui MLS,www.hoolei.com

Andaz Hotel Wailea-Maui’s Amazing New Oceanfront Resort


Construction has Begun on the New Andaz Hotel Wailea! Here is some insight into this unique chain of Luxury Resort Hotels soon to welcome visitors in beautiful and exclusive Wailea, Maui Hawaii!

It’s official! The cob-webbed Wailea Renaissance hotel on Maui is now slated to be a Hyatt-branded Andaz hotel after $90 million in renovations and two years. The property, which is currently owned by Starwood Capital, was previously scheduled to be a Baccarat Resort, before the downturn in economy forced a pull-out.

ANDAZ WAILEA, MAUI
The Andaz Wailea Resort and Residences will feature 255 rooms, 35 suites and six four-bedroom villas. Andaz Wailea will include an assortment of world-class amenities including:

•A three course meal specialty restaurant
•Several relaxing outdoor pools
•A 15,000 square-foot spa
•State-of-the-art fitness facility


Andaz Wailea Resort and Residences will be located along 600 feet of Mokapu Beach in one of the most sought after leisure and resort destinations in North America. The Wailea master plan includes a 1.2 mile-long oceanfront beach path connecting all of its world class beaches, a premier shopping center, distinguished restaurants and a 54-hole golf club and a tennis club.

“The opportunity to develop a world-class resort along one of Hawaii’s most desirable beaches is unique, and we are delighted to partner with Starwood Capital, a company with a long history of designing and building world-class hotel and resort properties,” said Hyatt Hotels Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Mark S. Hoplamazian. “Andaz Wailea will be a great addition to Hyatt’s resort portfolio and an important new market for Andaz.”

MORE THAN A HOTEL
At Andaz, we’ve set the stage to indulge your creativity with a local venue illuminated by a kaleidoscope of culture embedded in our walls.

Each hotel features the most adventurous, globally influenced design, yet also inhabits the sights, sounds and tastes of its surrounding neighborhood. There’s a creative vibe of a city hot spot infused with a worldly sense of something bigger. And a pulse centered around what’s going on inside and outside its doors. With it comes the authentic, intimate feeling that you’re in a place quite unlike anywhere else in the world. Come share your passions with like-minded individuals. And experience a truly local point of view.


Blessing of ANDAZ, Wailea
PERSONALIZED SERVICES AT ANDAZ
DINNING AND ENTERTAINMENT AT ANDAZ
MEETINGS AND EVENTS AT ANDAZ
EMBRACING LOCAL CULTURE AT ANDAZ

Other Andaz Locations Worldwide:
USA
California
Andaz San Diego
Andaz West Hollywood
New York
Andaz 5th Avenue
Andaz Wall Street
England (United Kingdom)
Andaz Liverpool Street
People’s Republic of China
Andaz Shanghai

For more information on ANdAZ hotel Wailea or property for sale in the surrounding resorts contact Meghan Clair of Coldwell Banker-Wailea Shops Office. Meghan specializes in assisting Buyers find THE BEST South Maui Oceanfront and Luxury Investments.

She is pleased to represent you as a Buyer’s Agent on any unique Maui home or condo.

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
MauiGreenRealtor@Gmail.com
Coldwell Banker Island Properties-Shops at Wailea
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone

Excerpts for this Blog post obtained at www.bohawaii.com , www.justluxe.com, & www.andaz.hyatt.com and www.google.com/images

Maui News Article: Home Sales & Prices are UP for 2011


*excerpts from this blog post taken from online Maui News article:
Statistics: ’11 valley for real estate market
January 10, 2012 / By Harry Eagar

Was 2011 the year the real estate market touched bottom and started back up? Statistics published by the Realtors Association of Maui and released Monday suggest it might have been.

After four years of decline and a flood of foreclosures and short sales, the average price of a single-family house on Maui went up 5 percent to $787,552 during 2011. The number of sales rose 10 percent from 817 in 2010 to 898 last year.

Terry Tolman, chief staff executive of the association, said strong sales interest is being confirmed by actual reported sales, “with multiple offers competing for well-priced properties.”

There are still plenty of lender-owned repossessed properties and desperate underwater owners trying to escape via short sales out there.

Broker Billy Jalbert at The Maui Real Estate Team writes a blog about conditions, and he noted this week that half of all single-family sales in December and two-fifths of condo sales were either short sales or bank-owned properties. “It is safe to say buyers are still looking to the bank-owned and short-sale market for opportunities,” he wrote.

For years now, Tolman has been cautioning that until the overhang of distressed properties is worked through, the market cannot return to normal, whatever that is.

Still, prices are low now, even if they go lower still, and mortgage rates are very low So he believes now is a chance for “Maui’s worker bees” who want to own their own homes to buy at comparatively low prices and absolutely low interest rates.

But in doing that, the buyer should be prepared to buy and hold – “at least five years” – and not try to get rich quick, he said.

MAUI HOME VALUES/NUMBER OF SALES WENT UP ISLAND WIDE
In Spreckelsville, Paia and Kuau, (about two dozen sales of single-family homes) average prices zoomed 92 percent from $595,000 to $1.1 million. Somewhere in between were Pukalani (five-dozen, single-family home sales), up 8 percent to $515,000; and Lahaina (about 40 sales), up 17 percent to $967,000.

LUXURY MARKET IS APPRECIATING QUICKLY!!!
Median prices are thought to give a clearer picture, because they are not affected when prices at the very top end are rising faster than the overall market, which was the case in 2011. Kapalua average prices were up 25 percent to $4.3 million; and Wailea-Makena averages were up 20 percent to $4.5 million. Wailea-Makena medians were up 32 percent to $2.3 million.


Makena, Maui Golf Course views of Molokini

HERE IS A LINK TO ALL THE HOMES FOR SALE IN MAKENA AND WAILEA
WAILEA/MAKENA MEDIAN PRICES ARE UP 32%!!!

CONDOS
“The lower ends of the market for homes and condos have relatively limited inventory. As you start to go up in price, you see a greater range of inventory.”

Tolman has an explanation for that: “The majority of condos on Maui are second homes or investments and experienced a steeper price drop as Mainland owners ‘let go’ of them in order to keep their ‘primary’ residences on the Mainland.”

Still, he noted, not all condominiums are for the well-to-do. For aspiring homeowners who find $250,000 too high, a lower-priced condo can be the ticket in, he said.

If Maui real estate prices start going up again (which has been the long-term trend, no matter what the past five years have shown), then the appreciation could generate the down payment that is often the obstacle to buying a single-family house for working people.

For the moment, not only Maui’s real property economy but the general outlook seems to be rosier than it has been for a while.

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For more information on the Maui Real Estate Trends or assistance in finding the best deals on Maui contact Meghan Clair!

EcoBroker, Realtor(S) Meghan Clair of Coldwell Banker-Wailea Shops Office specializes in assisting Buyers find THE BEST South Maui Oceanfront and Luxury Investments.

She is pleased to represent you as a Buyer’s Agent on any unique Maui home or condo.

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
MauiGreenRealtor@Gmail.com
Coldwell Banker Island Properties-Shops at Wailea
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone

LINK TO MEGHAN CLAIR ON FACEBOOK

South Maui Ocean Front Update!

There has been a tremendous amount of activity in 2011 in the Oceanfront Home Market in South Maui.

Here is a link to All the South Maui Oceanfront Homes FOR SALE NOW:LINK

South Maui Ocean front News:
1. Ocean front Bank Owned Property Sold: LINK

2. Two highest priced sales on Keawakapu Beach Ever: LINK

3. Record Priced Sale in Makena $27million: LINK

4. Huge $5million Price Reduction on Makena Estate: LINK

Now is a great time to buy Ocean front Real Estate on Maui!
Maui EcoBroker, Meghan Clair specializes in the Vacation Luxury and Oceanfront Market.

If you are looking for a great deal on a unique property or you want to build your Hawaiian Dream Home on the Water, I can assist you with finding just the right location. In addition to the MLS listings I am privy to many unlisted one of a kind properties on the water .

I am pleased to represent you as a Buyer’s Agent on any unique Maui oceanfront home or condo.


Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
MauiGreenRealtor@Gmail.com
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone
Coldwell Banker Island Properties-Shops at Wailea

Coldwell Banker Island Properties: EcoBroker Meghan Clair

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Aloha,

I am pleased to announce that I have joined the prestigious Coldwell Banker International Previews office located in The Shops at Wailea. I look forward to continuing to assist you in your Maui home search or property sale from my new location!

There has been a tremendous amount of activity increase since January 1, 2009. Property is moving!!! Coldwell Banker alone has opened 90 escrows in the past two months! If your are wondering when the Maui market is going to turn…well it’s RIGHT NOW! 60 Homes and 98 condos have SOLD since January.

View All 2009 Maui Statistics

Recent Sold Prices in South Maui range from the high $200,000s all the way to a recent oceanfront home sale in Makena selling at $7,750,000. There are currently very unique, rarely available luxury properties, and great vacation-rental turnkey condo investments on the market.

Please contact me at my new email address: MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com for more information about the Maui market or a specific development.


www.LuxuryGreenRealEstateMaui.com
Is the BEST PLACE to view the new listings on Maui, DAILY.

Mahalo nui loa,

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker

Coldwell Banker Island Properties
(808) 874-8668 office
(808) 463-8485 cell
MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com