Maui Condos Sales strongest in 5 years-The Maui News


Maui sales of condos strongest in 5 years
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March 16, 2013
By LEE IMADA, The Maui News

Condominium sales on Maui hit a five-year high for February, reflecting a generally brightening real estate market, according to a report by the Realtors Association of Maui.

A total of 100 condos were sold last month, compared to 62 in January and 83 the same month last year, the report out this week showed. This year’s February sales are the best for the month in the last five years, topping the 98 sales in 2011.

The median price, with half the prices higher and half lower, rose 27 percent year over year in February to $364,950 and was 25 percent higher than January’s $292,000. That price was still lower than the five-year high of $692,500 in 2009.

For condos, Kihei led the way with 35 sales, 10 more than in January and one less than last February. The median sales price was $340,000, a 43 percent increase year over year.


Popular South Kihei Condo Development: Kamaole Sands

WHAT ABOUT SHORT SALES AND REOS?????

Real estate owned and short sale properties are a smaller share of the market, compared to a year ago. In the past year, REOs represented 31.8 percent of residential sales, down from 43.4 percent in last year’s February report, and 18.9 percent of condo sales, down from 33.5 percent last year

HOW DO I FIND THE RIGHT CONDO FOR MY NEEDS???

With lots of different options to choose from in the Maui Condo Market the advice of an experinced realtor is essential when trying to find the perfect condo to fit your personal needs.

South Maui offers lots of choices: Vaction Rental and Non Vacation Rental, Oceanview, Ocean -front, Golf course, New development, original wailea developments, Townhomes, mixed use live/work, fee simple vs leasehold and price points ranging from under $200k to $11Million…in short there is something for everyone…So start your search with someone who knows all the inventory.

For more information on CONDOS FOR SALE ON MAUI contact:Meghan Clair Realtor (s), EcoBroker with Coldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea

New Condos First Time on Market: Suites at Wailea

Grand Opening!

The Suites at Wailea are situated on nearly 15 acres of dramatic ocean view property. All 72 spacious, one bedroom condominiums enjoy privacy, onsite First-Class Resort Services and Amenities from “Club 72” featuring The Spa and The Beach Club, as well as dining and room service from award winning Capische Restaurant. The interiors are beautifully designed and furnished by well known Philpotts and Associates,and are sure to impress.

Entry Prices at $649,000 /Monthly Dues apx $1800

LINK TO SUITES AT WAILEA PROPERTY FOR SALE

Kitchen


Luxury Bathroom


Private Lanai with Ocean Views

This is a very private low-density luxury community offering a lifestyle unlike any other in Wailea.

Meghan Clair can assist you as a Buyers Agent on these great new developer offering Wailea Condos.For more information on the Villas for sale contact:Meghan Clair Realtor (s), EcoBroker with Coldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea

NEW ANDAZ HOTEL WAILEA UPDATE


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In the last half of 2011, work began to convert this old Renaissance hotel into an new Andaz hotel. The three guest wings of the original hotel will be remodeled as part of the new hotel. Opening is planned for 2013.

Andaz Wailea will be a 255-unit luxury hotel with personal service, with restaurant, four outdoor infinity pools, spa, bar, gym, and meeting space.

The top restaurant in the new Andaz Wailea Resort will be called Morimoto Maui, run by Iron Chef Masaharu, who has been on TV in Iron Chef and Iron Chef America.

The Andaz Wailea will also have 19 shoreside villas for sale!
www.AndazResidencesWailea.com

For more information on the Villas for sale at the New Andaz Hotel Wailea contact:Meghan Clair Realtor (s), EcoBroker with Coldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea

Maui Meadows EcoFriendly Home Just Sold!

The market is on the move in South Maui!
This 6 bedroom/5.5 bathroom home with 2bed/1bath cottage listed by Meghan Clair of Coldwell Banker Island Proeprties just recently sold in 1/3 of the average days on market for the area.

Here’s what Meghan’s Clients had to say about their agent:
“We were very happy with the service that Meghan provided us. It was First Class all the way. From her sales presentation, to her use of media exposure, to the negotiations, and finally during the escrow process, Meghan worked diligently and professionally to help us. She went out of her way to make the sale happen. We got the deal done in 3 ½ months without any problems. We would definitely recommend her service to anyone who is looking to sell a house!”

Jenwei Luu
Maui Meadows, HI
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If you would like more information on SELLING your home on Maui…
Contact Meghan Clair Realtor(S), EcoBroker
Coldwell Banker Island Properties-Shops At Wailea.

Quality Marketing, 10 years Experience, Tech Savy, and Produces Results!!!

Meghan is one of the islands “Top Producers” and the current leader in the Maui Realtors Association for closed transactions (sold dollar amount) for 2013 with over $10.3Million in sales by January 2013!

Cell: (808) 463-8485
Email: MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com
Coldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea

Price Reduction on Maui Meadows Home and Cottage

Price Just Reduced on this Wonderful Maui Meadows property
Orignially $1,450,000…Now offered at $1,295,000

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Main Home: 6bedroom/5.5bathroom
Guest Cottage: 2bed/1bath
Private .5acre
Panoramic Ocean Views
Bonus game room and outdoor entertaining kitchen

FOr more information on this listing please contact Meghan Clair R(S), EcoBroker with Coldwell Banker Island Properties

Buyers Guide to Wailea & Makena Property for Sale Now!


Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace. ~ Paul Theroux

As the fall swings into the Holiday Season we are seeing a increase in new listings island wide!There is some fresh inventory and some great price reductions as the Maui Real Estate market transistions into “high visitor season” There are lots of great homes for Buyers on the market now at competitve prices.

Expect the Market Inventory and the Listing prices to increase by Jan 2013.For Buyers it’s a great time to take advantage of the low interest rates and secure the best prices on top properties in the slower season when there are less other buyers to compete with.


Wailea/Makena Condos
Under $2 Million
Over $2 Million


Wailea/Makena Homes
Under $3million
Over $3million


Wailea/Makena Oceanfront Homes
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If you know you love Maui and you’ve been curious about Maui home or condo ownership, contact me. I’m here to assist you with all your questions, and help you with previewing the right properties for your ownership goals!

If you are curious about pocket listings in the Wailea/Makena area, I am also privy to many unlisted ocean front homes and luxury oceanfront condos.

If you know someone else that might be interested in buying or selling real estate on Maui I would be honored to assist!

Mahalo Nui Loa,
Meghan Clair
Realtor(S), EcoBroker

The Most Effective Green Home Changes for Sellers


The Most Effective Green Changes for Sellers
Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive Green Changes

Green remodeling efforts can make a home stand out on the market.A Green Home Builders and Remodelers study released in February 2012 indicated that the market for green homes is only going to continue to grow.

“Green homes comprised 17% of the overall residential construction market in 2011 and are expected to grow to between 29% and 38% of the market by 2016. By value, this equates to a five-fold increase, growing from $17 billion in 2011 to $87-$114 billion in 2016, based on the five-year forecast for overall residential construction.” LINK TO ARTICLE

The study also pointed to an increase in green home remodeling, something that can definitely help a listed home set itself apart from others on the market. In fact, according to NAR, greening up a listing can improve its chances of selling faster:

“Slow-selling homes could benefit from a green makeover. Take time to educate your home sellers on the benefits of making key energy-efficient upgrades to roofing, insulation, and heating and cooling systems. Smart targeted investments could revitalize the listing and attract green-conscious homebuyers.”


Green Home Upgrades-Lot of options for any budget
■Install a programmable thermostat, which can be programmed to heat or cool the house to different temperatures throughout the day to save on heating/cooling costs.
■Switch to Solar or tankless water heaters
■ENERGY STAR®-rated appliances and light fixtures which can help lower electricity bills.
■Cut heating and cooling resource usage by adding insulation in the home’s attic.
■Windows and doors can be replaced with newer, more energy-efficient models.
■Switch out showerheads for low-flow versions to reduce water usage.
■Repaint with Low-VOC Paints
■Plant a Garden or Fruit Trees
■Plant shade producing landscaping around windows
■Switch to CFL lighting

For more information on Maui Green Real Estate please contact Meghan Clair Realtor (s) EcoBroker with Coldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea.

NEW LISTING: Maui Meadows Ocean View Home and Cottage


711 Mililani Place Offered at $1,450,000
Maui Meadows Ocean View Home with Detached Ohana

Panoramic views and tranquil breezes abound from this great location in idyllic South Maui. Located in the desirable Maui Meadows Neighborhood this home is just up the road from world famous Wailea/Makena beaches, dinning and shopping.




This tremendous property situated on a Private 1/2 acre features 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths with covered lanais for all day enjoyment. Outdoor kitchen and entertaining area. Fully fenced Front yard.


Extensively remodeled bathroom, custom built in shelving and entertainment centers, walk in closet, office space and loft in the stunning Master Suite boasting phenomenal views.


EcoFriendly Upgrades through out including solar hot water heater, pv panels, energy efficient appliances, solar lighting, Energy Efficient Split AC units,cfl lights, garden space and numerous fruit and flower trees on site.

Easy to show, please call to schedule an appointment today!

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LINK TO MLS #353572

Brought to you by Meghan Clair Realtor(s) EcoBroker
Coldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea
Cell: (808) 463-8485
Email: MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com