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The Maui County Rules for Your Ohana (Guest Cottage) aka Accessory Dwellings 

Are you thinking about building or buying a home or land on Maui and building and enjoying the many benefits of a guest home? Traditionally in Hawaii this has been called an "ohana" which means family! So the idea is to the live WITH your extended family. Cool concept huh?

Well, as we know it's usually better to keep them in a separate building!

All kidding aside, this is NOT something that is really that popular on the mainland,....other than the dreaded "mother-in-law" suite (an over-sized room with a bad kitchen). Either that or in reality most older relatives get carted off to the nursing home and most people hope their kids move as far away as possible! Not here.

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Aloha! And welcome to another weekly edition of the Maui NOW Market Watch. Click here for a link to the Google Sheets Report. The Maui Real Estate blog where you can find the best deals, literally as they hit the market every week. In the report below (dynamic interactive shared Google Sheets Spreadsheet) you will find all of the most new price reductions (in order of severity), and the best deals (in order of lowest to highest price per square foot/acre) of all the new fee simple condos for sale (both short and long term), single family homes for sale and new vacant land listings on the entire island of Maui. 

Last week we only had $2M (vs $4.5M the previous week) in price reductions with an average of 8% which is a 3% DECREASE in the average price

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Weekly Corona Virus Market Watch

Aloha and welcome to another edition of the Maui Market Watch. Click to See GoogleSheets Report. If you are new to the blog, my name is Eric West a real estate broker with HawaiiRealEstate.ORG I am  all about teaching you everything you need to know about Hawaii and it's real estate. Please be sure to check out my YouTube channel with hundreds of helpful videos about Hawaii and Real Estate.

In this report, I will show you every week all of the 1) New Price Reductions 2) New Homes listed in order of Best Value on Price Per Square Foot 3) New Vacation Rentable Fee Simple Condos 4) New Fee Simple Long Term Condos 5) New Land Listings and finally 6) Everything that has closed on Maui in the last week....all homes, condos

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Maui Real Estate Watch

No question the Covid-19 / Corona Virus Hawaii lockdown has created some softening in the market - translation? 

Better deals for buyers!

Although last week DID see another $63M in sales transactions from 86 closings. Likely those deals went under contract prior to the shutdown. I don' think we've seen the full impact on closings yet. The largest closings were 0 Haneoo Rd in Hana for $2.8M and 320 South Ulukoa at $2.75M.

 

We also had 21 price reductions over 3% for an average of 9% and a total dollar volume of $5.3M for the past week. Please see the Google Sheets spreadsheet below or link here for all of the detail.

You will find the Top 20 deals for Homes, Vacation Condos, Long Term Condos and Vacant Land

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Masters at Kaanapali

Hillside Neighborhood Home Condos for Sale

Aloha! Please click to see all of the homes for sale in the Masters as of today. Hope this blog finds you well! If you are on a mission to learn as much as possible about Maui Real Estate, then you have come to the right place. I have been an active full time licensed real estate broker since 2007. (Click to see Reviews) I am very passionate about all things Maui, and especially helping you discover the absolute best condos and neighborhoods to call home. Whether it be for your first Maui vacation, or your "permanent vacation" when you finally decide to settle into retirement on the best island in the world.....Maui!

The number one way that I accomplish my mission is through videos

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Kaanapali Coffee Farms 

Neighborhood

Click to See all Homes and Land For Sale

 As the Corona Virus epidemic sweeps the nation and the world, there is one place that seems to be the perfect retreat from the madness. Maui. And specifically the neighborhoods gracing the hillside above the world-famous Kaanapali resort.

One of those neighborhoods  -  truly stands out as a mecca for views, privacy and a unique rolling landscape of vegetation you just don't see very often. Coffee. That's right. That morning elixir we just can't seem to live without. Now you can have it growing all around your dream house while enjoying the many benefits of a share cropper. This mutually beneficial relationship not only keeps your property taxes low, (thanks to the

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DIY Face Mask with Filter in Under 10 Seconds

 

Aloha! Have you been wondering how to make a DIY face mask? Me too.

After watching about all of the top videos on YouTube on "How to Make a Face Mask" I decided to make my own.

One that even guys can understand and execute quickly.....like in an emergency. Hello, this is NOT TIME for fancy patterns, going to the store to buy materials and/or sewing some home economics arts and crafts BS.

This is a global pandemic. Protecting you and your family from COVID19 aka the Corona Virus requires real solutions that really work, really fast.

The others mask tutorials that I tried were very time consuming. Not to mention difficult (if not impossible) to create a tight seal with the flimsy (and hard to

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Celebrate Your Best Maui Real Estate Deal EVER....

with a Cold Corona on the Beach!

See all the best deals with the Maui Real Estate Market Watch Report

Link to Report 

In case you have not read the details of the $2 Trillion Federal stimulus package that was just passed. You can read a great summary here https://narfocus.com/billdatabase/clientfiles/172/21/3613.pdf

 

Looking for the best deals in Hawaii for homes, vacation condos, long term condos and  land? ? The dynamic Maui Real Estate Market Watch report is the best place to find them. There is no question the recent Corona Virus pandemic in Hawaii has already created some softening in the real estate market place. But keep in mind, the market is still very active - in both

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Honua Kai

Condos For Sale and Property Management

Almost fours years ago I made this review video about the Honua Kai Resort and Spa.

Since then I have met talked to and met many people who agree that this property remains one of the best, if not THE best, performing short term vacation rentals in all of West Maui Real Estate Market. And now, with the almost completely constructed Luana Garden Villas (Completion Fall 2020) the final piece is in place on this crowning West side destination resort. 

But like any business venture there are downsides. And the sooner they are discovered the sooner they can be mitigated to avoid costly mistakes and maximize your return on investment.

Three things to Consider:

1) Keeping your unit fresh

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Puamana Condos for Sale and Best Property Management

OK, so you are thinking about buying a unit at one of my ALL TIME favorite vacation rentals and ocean front communities in ALL OF MAUI.

Excuse me, Puamana BEACH front (well sometimes it's there and sometimes it not.....I know) I usually paddle down from Puamana Beach Park to check out the scene with the sand!

Or you already own a Puamana Unit (Lucky You!) and need a new property management company. Whether you are already using AIRBNB or VRBO for Puamana, you still need a management company that will work extra hard for you and not charge a penny over 25%!

Either way, I can help.

You see, I am a HUGE fan of Puamana. I used to live on Front Street and secretly fantasized about living in

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