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Jan. 20, 2022

Maui Real Estate Advisor ~ January Real Estate Statistics and More!

And the COVID weirdness continues, but we are still optimistic. Welcome 2022!

Last year at this time we got off to a more optimistic start on Maui. Our COVID numbers were way down, there was a vaccine on the horizon, planes were flying, visitors were arriving, and the real estate market survived 2021.

Not only did the real estate market survive, but it was HOT coming into 2021, and by April it was clearly on fire, and inventory was on the decline.

During the final months of 2020, condo inventory exceeded 700 units for sale. In April of 2021, we saw less than half that many condos available on the market. Single family homes for sale had dropped from over 330  at year end 2020 to barely 200 in April 2021. And pending sales in April exceeded an eye popping 900 units. 

By June, Maui was almost back to something approaching a new normal. However, tourists were arriving in droves, rental cars were almost non-existent, restaurants and bars were limited to 50% capacity with the 6 foot distancing rule, and tour operators, also at 50% capacity, were maxed out.

Visitors who couldn't go to their favorite restaurants or attractions were cranky. Locals, who had had the islands to themselves, were overwhelmed by the new crowds, and that made them cranky. But we all were making it through and remained optimistic.

And then came Delta, and I don't mean the airline. A lot of us were very concerned about another potential shutdown. Thankfully, that didn't happen. State and county officials kept the already existing rules in place. Delta started to drop off and officials started to loosen restrictions. Restaurants were allowed to go to 100% capacity with no 6 foot rule.

Then came Omicron. We have the highest number of COVID cases in Hawaii that we've ever had, and we're still open. Real estate is still rocking and 22 is my lucky number. The whales are here now in large numbers and they are jumping like crazy. 

My crystal ball says we may be through this variant by the end of March, and there won't be any more of them. By April, we'll start to see a little more inventory. Prices will not go down, but we won't see as many bidding wars and multiple offers, which will be a little bit better for buyers, but still good for sellers.

What else is happening in real estate right now? Let's look at the numbers. 

SALES:

Sales are the number of properties that actually closed escrow. These properties likely went under contract anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks before closing.

I thought it might be interesting to look back at the end of 2019, seemingly the end of normal, and compare that to the end of 2021, hopefully not the new normal.

In December of 2019 there were 457 homes for sale and 96 were sold that month. In December of 2021, we had only 183 homes for sale. Which was 60% less inventory, and yet, there were 188 sales, 23% higher.

Condo inventory at the end of 2019 was a healthy 482 units. With the first wave of COVID, condo inventory, unlike single family home inventory, surged to almost 750 units by mid-2020. There were 123 condo sales made in the last month of 2019. With travel restrictions in 2020, condo sales slumped to as low as 51 units one month. However, as travel restrictions eased at the beginning of 2021 sales jumped to record highs, exceeding 200 units per month for several straight months.

PENDING SALES:

Pending sales represent the properties that are under contract but have not yet closed. Pendings are the pipeline that tell us how many sales are likely to happen in the next couple of months.

Pending sales at the end of 2019 were 499 units, including 180 homes and 251 condos. At the end of last year, with home inventory 60% less than 2019 and condo inventory less by 72%, pending sales are up in both segments.

However, we are seeing the number of pending sales declining, most notably for single family homes, where the number has dropped slightly month by month since July.

Condos, however, have remained fairly strong finishing the year with 344 pending, yet there haven't been more than 136 units for sale in any month in the last 6 months.

A few Aloha Group Maui pending sales that were under contract within 3 weeks or less of listing.

INVENTORY:

Inventory tells us how many units are available for sale in each category.

It seems like we have covered inventory pretty well. I will just note that in the not too distant past, inventory for both homes and condos steadily ran in the 450 - 550 range. It will be quite some time before we see that level again.

SELLING PRICES: average and median sold prices

We look at Average and Median prices in all categories. A lot of people like to know the average price; however, we tend to use median for most of our analysis, because the median is less likely to be skewed by outliers of a few very high priced or very low priced sales.

Continuing the 2019 vs 2021 theme, the average selling price for a home back in 2019 was just over $1,000,000 and the median selling price at the end of the year was $740,000.

In the last 6 months of 2021, the average selling price has fluctuated wildly from as low as $1,200,000 up to $1,980,000. The median selling price seems to have settled in at around $1,000,000.

The average selling price for a condo 2 years ago was just over $660,000. In the final months of 2021 the average selling price was over $1,000,000 in 5 of the final 6 months. The median selling prices is up from $514,000 to $700,000.

No matter how you look at it, if you've owned since 2019 or before, you've gained a lot of equity.

DAYS ON MARKET: avg-sold listings

The days on market (DOM) is the number of days a property has been on the market until close of escrow.

In the last few months we've seen some of the lowest days on market ever. This shows us how sales and pending can remain so high, while inventory is so low. There is inventory, but it comes and goes really fast. 

A word about what's ahead.

Demand is still high and interest rates are still near all-time lows. However, increased prices and even the modest interest rate increases we've seen will dampen the enthusiasm of some would-be buyers.

So, does that mean that prices will come down? No.

I don't see any indication of that happening on Maui. On a national basis most of the big names with crystal balls, Fannie Mae, MBA, and so on, think we will still see appreciation in the 4% range.

So, if you are a potential seller, the good news is that you've gained a lot of appreciation and prices aren't likely going down.

If you are a buyer, the good news is that prices aren't increasing as rapidly, interest rates are still near all-time lows and you will likely face less competition when you make an offer. 

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Get more information and details

To get more information on property and trends, you can search all properties listed for sale at www.AlohaGroupMaui.com.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for there, send us an email to lee@alohapotts.com, and we’ll do our best to get an answer for you.  As we get more requests for information, we’ll add new sections to the website, newsletter or both.

 

About Aloha Group Maui

Aloha Group Maui was founded by L. Lee Potts, MBA, REALTOR® R(B) and Barbara S. Potts, MBA, REALTOR® R(B) and former California CPA. Our team consists of talented professionals; Cheri Miller R(S), Beau Dyer R(B), Angie Liu R(S), Suni Novotny R(S), Keri Nicholson R(S), Myra Plant R(S), Paul Goodman R(B), Anthony Freda R(S), Courtney Stice, R(S), Kathy Becklin, R(B), and Tony Brown R(B). We are businesspeople, and we treat our clients with the same care and service attitude that we would like to receive when we do business.  We are in business for pleasure and profit.  We expect that most of our clients will enjoy the property they own in Maui (pleasure), and it would be nice for everyone if your property performs well for you (profit).  Real estate can be highly speculative, and profits are never guaranteed.  So if you are buying property in Maui, it’s a good idea to surround yourself with a professional team.

 

Lee Potts is the former President of an international software company and former Marketing VP of a publicly traded franchise organization.  Lee and Barbara are both licensed under Keller Williams Realty Maui.  

 

Barbara Potts was a CPA with Ernst and Young before joining Apple Computer back when both Steve’s were there (Jobs and Woz).  She was also Director of Strategic Marketing for Grass Valley Group, a division of Tektronix, and a business broker in California.

 

Copyright 2022 L. Lee Potts

Statistical information in this newsletter is based on actual sales information reported to the Realtors Association of Maui, Inc.  While this information is deemed reliable, it is not guaranteed.  This newsletter is for informational purposes only and not intended as advice for investment or any other purposes.  Real estate is considered to be highly volatile, and purchasers and sellers of real estate should always seek expert outside advice before investing.  

Jan. 11, 2022

Aina Nalu News ~ Q4 2021

Aloha from your resident experts!

Did anyone else blink and 2021 was over?!? We were hopeful that it would be a better year, and for real estate it certainly was, perhaps even better than we had expected.

Inventory has picked up a little bit in the last quarter, demand for units at Aina Nalu has remained strong, and prices have only continued to increase.

If there is any doubt that it is a Seller's Market, C204, a 2/2 upstairs unit sold in Quarter 1 for $540,000. In Quarter 4, a 2/2 upstairs unit just a few doors down, closed at $700,000. That is a price difference of $160,000!

As you can see, prices are increasing on all units, not just the 2/2 in a great location. As COVID continues to rear its ugly head in apparently an unending chain of variants, it seems more and more people are looking for some place to escape that can also be used as an investment property. As things remain a little uncertain in short-term rentals on Maui, Aina Nalu will only continue to be in demand.

As for real estate overall on Maui, inventory for condos remained steady through Quarter 4. That is pretty amazing since we're selling that many or more each month.

From October 1 to December 31 there were 11 listings and 6 closed sales. There were 0 cancelled listings, and 0 expired listings at the end of the quarter. There were 2 active listings and 3 pending sales at the end of the quarter.

For more Maui real estate information, check out our Maui Real Estate Advisor.

Jan. 11, 2022

Daily Dose of Vitamin Sea ~ January 10, 2022

Update from Maui ~ your daily dose of "vitamin sea"

Aloha!

Happy Monday! It was the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua this past weekend. So if you like golf, this was definitely the weekend to be on Maui. The weather was PERFECT, crystal clear skies, sparkling turquoise water, slight breeze and whales jumping. 

Despite this silly Omicron variant, it was a nice break to be outside enjoying "normal" life. It was especially nice to see everyone's smiling faces, you forget sometimes, when you're at Costco with your mask on, that connection is important, even with those you don't know.

Have a fantastic week and we hope to see you all soon!
 
View from around hole 11.
 
View from around town ;) !
Posted in Community, Maui Fun
Dec. 29, 2021

Daily Dose of Vitamin Sea ~ December 29, 2021

Update from Maui ~ your daily dose of "vitamin sea"

Aloha!
Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! (or Happy New Year). We hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and was able to relax with friends and family. 

As always, stay safe and we would love to hear from you!
 
We went from this, to...
...this!
 
We got to experience the other side of life this holiday season!
 
There are so many beautiful spots to find up North!
Posted in Community, Maui Fun
Dec. 15, 2021

Maui Real Estate Advisor ~ December Real Estate Statistics

Beautiful sunset photo taken by Don McLeish. It was the most liked photo on our Instagram last month. We'd love to see your photos as well, you never know, you might just be featured on our social media!

Well, this will be the last newsletter of 2021. Another year has flown by and the Maui real estate market is still flying high. More about that when we do the numbers, but first...

In a press conference on November 23, Governor Ige annouced a new emergency COVID-19 proclamation. This one is going the other way. He effectively gave the counties the ability to make their own decisions.

If you heard about the big storm on Maui, it's true. A week ago Sunday, we had a heck of a rain storm (Ok, I can hear you saying, "we need the rain"). In Kihei, the roads were flooded. One vacation resort complex is completely shut down for a while. Kula lost power for a couple of days and the Westside got rain and wind, but besides the downed branches that made a mess, we were pretty okay. By Wednesday morning, it was just another day in paradise.

And in sports, Maui High School's Kaimana Cantere, won the state Cross Country championship. Maui was once again the host of the Xterra World Championships. Hayden Wild of New Zealand won for the men, and gold medalist, Flora Duffy from Bermuda, was the women's champ. And when did this great race occur? Last Sunday, the day of the torrential downpour. These people are tough.

In real estate news, the proposed phase-out of short term rentals, TVR's, in apartment zoned properties is not dead. It is possible that a new proposal could be coming forward. The new proposal is rumored to try and eliminate apartment district properties located outside the 3.2 foot sea rise level exposure area. 

Stay tuned for more Maui and real estate news, sports and weather, but now...

Let's do the numbers. 

Sales:

Sales are the number of properties that actually closed escrow. These properties likely went under contract anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks before closing.

Home sales managed to keep their nose just above the 100 sales mark despite our incredible shrinking inventory. How can that be? New listings are hitting the shelves and flying off fast. Thirty-seven homes, 20% of the total inventory, were listed in the last 2 weeks. And, if they re priced anywhere near what most of us imagine the right price to be, they'll be shifted to the "pending" status in the next few days.

Closed condo sales are back up to 151 with no signs of increasing inventory. The story is very similar to the situation with homes. Over 30% of the total inventory has come to market in the last 2 weeks. They come to market and they go under contract. 

So, what does that mean to you? If you're a buyer, come to the market ready to play. If you are getting financing, you need a strong down payment and a pre-qualification letter from your lender. You'll also need some luck. Half of the condo sales were cash deals and 30% of the homes sold, sold for cash. Don't have cash? Don't despair. That also means 70% of homes were financed, as were half of the condos.

Pending Sales:

Pending sales represent the properties that are under contract but have not yet closed. Pendings are the pipeline that tell us how many sales are likely to happen in the next couple of months.

Believe it or not, pending sales were up for both homes and condos! And while they are up only slightly, they're still up.

On the mainland, winter time usually brings a slowdown in the real estate market. On Maui, winter is referred to by many Maui Realtors as "buying season". And the real buying season usually starts around mid-January. It will be most interesting to see what happens this coming year.

Inventory:

Inventory tells us how many units are available for sale in each category.

Ok, I'm going to stop whining about inventory. Sales are steady, pending are up slightly, and prices? Just wait until you read the next section.

Home inventory does seem to be steadily declining. That should push prices higher still. And while we're still getting multiple offers on homes, even into the $2,000,000 range, we are also seeing what I've heard some refer to as "buyer fatigue". That is something that happens sometimes when would be buyers make offer after offer without winning. The other thing we're seeing are buyers dropping out of the pursuit of a home because they've been priced out of the market.

Condo inventory fell off sharply in July, but has since remained fairly steady between 127 units and 138 units. That is really amazing when we can see that we are also selling that many or more every single month. We are still getting multiple offers and there are still some pretty good buys on the market. They don't last long, but they are there.

Selling Prices: average and median sold prices

We look at Average and Median prices in all categories. A lot of people like to know the average price; however, we tend to use median for most of our analysis, because the median is less likely to be skewed by outliers of a few very high priced or very low priced sales.

After declining for 3 straight months, the average selling price of a single family home surged back to almost $2,000,000. The median selling price is only half that, only he ways, at a measly million. That said, there are currently only 28 homes for sale priced at $1,000,000 or less. 

The average selling price of condos have also been sort of surging. Last month they hit an all time high of $1,114,452. However, the median price has been up and down, month by month. I still think there are some pretty good buys out there.

Days on Market: avg-sold listings

The days on market (DOM) is the number of days a property has been on the market until close of escrow.

We report the days on market of properties that have sold. That tells us how long it took to actually sell. However, we also track "active" properties, meaning properties that are either for sale or are under contract, but haven't sold yet.

It is striking to me that days on market for active condos is down to 72 days. In November of 2019, the number was almost double at 135 days. That is just another indicator of how quickly the market is moving right now.

Mele Kalikimaka and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou. Here comes 2022!

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Get more information and details

To get more information on property and trends, you can search all properties listed for sale at www.AlohaGroupMaui.com.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for there, send us an email to lee@alohapotts.com, and we’ll do our best to get an answer for you.  As we get more requests for information, we’ll add new sections to the website, newsletter or both.

 

About Aloha Group Maui

Aloha Group Maui was founded by L. Lee Potts, MBA, REALTOR® R(B) and Barbara S. Potts, MBA, REALTOR® R(B) and former California CPA. Our team consists of talented professionals; Cheri Miller R(S), Beau Dyer R(B), Angie Liu R(S), Suni Novotny R(S), Keri Nicholson R(S), Myra Plant R(S), Paul Goodman R(B), Jamie Martin R(S), Anthony Freda R(S), Courtney Stice, R(S), Kathy Becklin, R(B), and Tony Brown R(B). We are businesspeople, and we treat our clients with the same care and service attitude that we would like to receive when we do business.  We are in business for pleasure and profit.  We expect that most of our clients will enjoy the property they own in Maui (pleasure), and it would be nice for everyone if your property performs well for you (profit).  Real estate can be highly speculative, and profits are never guaranteed.  So if you are buying property in Maui, it’s a good idea to surround yourself with a professional team.

 

Lee Potts is the former President of an international software company and former Marketing VP of a publicly traded franchise organization.  Lee and Barbara are both licensed under Keller Williams Realty Maui.  

 

Barbara Potts was a CPA with Ernst and Young before joining Apple Computer back when both Steve’s were there (Jobs and Woz).  She was also Director of Strategic Marketing for Grass Valley Group, a division of Tektronix, and a business broker in California.

 

Copyright 2021 L. Lee Potts

Statistical information in this newsletter is based on actual sales information reported to the Realtors Association of Maui, Inc.  While this information is deemed reliable, it is not guaranteed.  This newsletter is for informational purposes only and not intended as advice for investment or any other purposes.  Real estate is considered to be highly volatile, and purchasers and sellers of real estate should always seek expert outside advice before investing.  

Nov. 29, 2021

Daily Dose of Vitamin Sea ~ November 29, 2021

Update from Maui ~ your daily dose of "vitamin sea"

Aloha!
We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving (the Americans anyway, the rest of you, we hope you had a great Thursday:) ). We enjoyed the day and are still full (most likely because we are still eating!). 

The Xterra World Championship off-road triathlon is this coming Sunday, December 5, in Kapalua, and we are starting to see the athletes training around town. It is a pretty spectacular event and there are athletes that come from all over the world. If you want to experience some of the pain, there are some races for all ages and all abilities on Saturday! Click here to find out more.

The other visitors we enjoy seeing are the whales! And hopefully we'll be seeing a lot more of them in the coming weeks. We'll keep you posted.
 
We were pretty thankful for this Thanksgiving view!!
Posted in Community, Maui Fun
Nov. 15, 2021

Maui Real Estate Advisor ~ November 2021 Real Estate Statistics

Is the real estate market slowing down? Nope, just running out of gas.

But first...

An article this week in The Maui News reported that September arrivals to Maui were down 18%. That seems like a huge dip. But remember, that was when our governor asked that visitors not come to Hawaii unless they had urgent business here. And they listened, at least for a little while.

In October, it felt like things picked up a little bit until Halloween. Then, even with the annual closure of Front Street and parade, the revelers were out and Front Street was rocking. Lee and Barb happily shared a few scenes of Halloween on Front Street.

Mid-month this month, restaurants were allowed to go back to full capacity, providing there is still 6 feet of social distancing. You still need proof of vaccination for indoor dining, but how many restaurants on Maui are exclusively indoors? So many of the tables are outside anyway.

Meanwhile, back in real estate there are at least 2 big news items related to affordable housing. The first and least controversial is an 800 unit housing development in West Maui. Once completed there will be 100 affordable units, 300 workforce rentals and 400 market rate units. About 100 will also have potential for ohanas. These are slated for 2023. You can get more information in The Maui News.

Also, ostensibly in an effort to create more affordable housing, the Maui County Council considered a proposal to phase out short term rentals in condos located in apartment zoned areas. It's very important to note that short term renal is permitted by the county code in these buildings.

Most of the properties identified were built in the 1960's and 1970's. They were built specifically for vacation rental use. Most of the units are studios of 500 square feet or less or one bedroom units of less than 600 square feet. Most have no storage and no garages. Maintenance fees range from the high $700's to over $2,000 per month. Add that fee to a mortgage, property taxes and utilities, and that doesn't sound like affordable housing to me. That proposal failed due to efforts from the Realtors Association of Maui and a lot of public testimony. However, the council will continue to try and reduce the number of short term rental properties available. 

Missing your Vitamin Sea? Catch up at the AlohaGroupMauiBlog.com.

Sales

Sales are the number of properties that actually closed escrow. These properties likely went under contract anywhere form 2 to 8 weeks before closing.

With the exception of a small spike in August, sales of single family homes on Maui have remained level for the last 5 months. Inventory for single family homes has also remained pretty stable, if you can call consistently low levels of inventory stable. And pricing? It appears that may be easing, or is that just what's selling? We'll dig into that a bit later in the pricing section.

In condo sales however, we see some significant downward movement. And, yeah, it's an inventory issue, but seeing sales numbers go from 240+ units in April, May and June, to just 130 in October, this is telling.

What is it telling us? It's inventory! We went from 506 condos for sale in February to 178 in June. In the last 4 months we have averaged about 130 at any given time.

You can see all the properties for sale on Maui at AlohaGroupMaui.com.

Pending Sales:

Pending sales represent properties that are under contract but have not yet closed. Pendings are the pipeline that tell us how many sales are likely to happen in the next couple of months.

Despite falling inventories, look out below, pending are fairly strong still. Total pending topped out at 886 back in March. The drop to this month's 651 is a significant drop, however, 651 is still a strong number on Maui.

Pending home sales at 223 are at the lowest level this year, but only by one sale compared to the second lowest month back in January. The fact that pending home sales has remained above 200 when available homes for sale have remained at 200 or less on average since February, tells you how quickly homes come to market and go under contract.

Condos are a different story. Pending have declined from a high of 456 in March down to 327 last month. However, unlike homes, inventory has been declining far faster for condos than homes. The current condo inventory is less than half of the current pendings.

You can see all the properties for sale on Maui at AlohaGroupMaui.com.

Inventory:

Inventory tells us how many units are available for sale in each category.

The line is definitely getting old, but inventory is still the story and will likely continue to be the story well into 2022, if not for the entire year. At the end of October, home inventory was down to 179, about 13% less than the average for the rest of the year. Through the beginning of this month, inventory is still declining.

The picture for condo inventory is much more dramatic. In August 2020, condos were plentiful, statistically a buyer's market. Today, there are 134 condos for sale and last month there were 130 sales. That is most assuredly a seller's market.

We are hearing about things "slowing down" on the mainland. Here we are still getting multiple offers, usually over asking price on properties.

Find out what your property is worth at MauiHomeValues.net.

Selling Prices: Average and median sold prices

We look at Average and Median prices in all categories. A lot of people like to know the average price; however, we tend to use median for most of our analysis, because the median is less likely to be skewed by outliers of a few very high priced or very low priced sales.

The average selling price for Maui homes peaked back in April at $1,992,467. Last month the average price was a paltry $1.2 million. Does that mean home prices are finally coming down? I'm afraid not. It seems there were fewer of the very large sales. In October, there were only 2 homes that sold for more than $4 million. In August, there were 8. Oh, and just in case you might think there is also low inventory in the $4 million plus range, there are 46 of them for sale right now. That looks like a buyer's market, and we're happy to help you with one of those.

And, the median price is down as well.

The average condo selling price stayed over $1,000,000. It has been over the million dollar mark 4 of the last 6 months. There were 41 sales of condos over $1 millions and there are currently 46 listed for sale. Even at this lofty price point, it's still a seller's market.

The median price was down from $728,125 in September to $672,500 in October. The median price has been up and down over the last 12 months, alternating between a low of $558,000 to a high of $728,125. Overall condo prices are up 14% according to the Maui MLS.

Do you want to know what your home or condo is worth? Just go to MauiHomeValues.net and enter a few details to get the current value for your property.

Days on Market: (avg-sold listings)

The days on market (DOM) is the number of days a property has been on the market until close of escrow.

The average days that a home was on the market from the day it was listed until it went through the whole escrow process and closed dropped to 100 days even. That is the shortest number of days on market for Maui.

The days on market for condos is still up at 150 days. That is more a sign of how long it takes to close a loan on a condo-tel than it is any signal about the market.

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Get more information and details

To get more information on property and trends, you can search all properties listed for sale at www.AlohaGroupMaui.com.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for there, send us an email to lee@alohapotts.com, and we’ll do our best to get an answer for you.  As we get more requests for information, we’ll add new sections to the website, newsletter or both.

 

About Aloha Group Maui

Aloha Group Maui was founded by L. Lee Potts, MBA, REALTOR® R(B) and Barbara S. Potts, MBA, REALTOR® R(B) and former California CPA. Our team consists of talented professionals; Cheri Miller R(S), Beau Dyer R(B), Angie Liu R(S), Suni Novotny R(S), Keri Nicholson R(S), Myra Plant R(S), Paul Goodman R(B), Jamie Martin R(S), Anthony Freda R(S), Courtney Stice, R(S), Kathy Becklin, R(B), and Tony Brown R(B). We are businesspeople, and we treat our clients with the same care and service attitude that we would like to receive when we do business.  We are in business for pleasure and profit.  We expect that most of our clients will enjoy the property they own in Maui (pleasure), and it would be nice for everyone if your property performs well for you (profit).  Real estate can be highly speculative, and profits are never guaranteed.  So if you are buying property in Maui, it’s a good idea to surround yourself with a professional team.

 

Lee Potts is the former President of an international software company and former Marketing VP of a publicly traded franchise organization.  Lee and Barbara are both licensed under Keller Williams Realty Maui.  

 

Barbara Potts was a CPA with Ernst and Young before joining Apple Computer back when both Steve’s were there (Jobs and Woz).  She was also Director of Strategic Marketing for Grass Valley Group, a division of Tektronix, and a business broker in California.

 

Copyright 2021 L. Lee Potts

Statistical information in this newsletter is based on actual sales information reported to the Realtors Association of Maui, Inc.  While this information is deemed reliable, it is not guaranteed.  This newsletter is for informational purposes only and not intended as advice for investment or any other purposes.  Real estate is considered to be highly volatile, and purchasers and sellers of real estate should always seek expert outside advice before investing.  

 

 

Nov. 15, 2021

Daily Dose of Vitamin Sea ~ November 15, 2021

Update from Maui ~ your daily dose of "vitamin sea"

Aloha!
Another Monday is gone in the Monday countdown to Christmas...(there are 5 left for those that are counting - is anyone panicking yet?!?!).

In other exciting news, did you hear that Jeff Bezos is moving to Maui? It has been reported that he bought a small, 14 acre beachfront property for a measly $78 million. It was also reported that Bezos made some substantial donations to various Maui organizations, so at least it seems like he's coming with some Aloha spirit! Click here to read more.

All in all things are humming along here on the island. COVID numbers continue to stay low and things are still inching towards "normal." If we haven't talked to you in awhile, send us a note, we'd love to hear from you!
 
Beautiful view of Lanai!
 
Mahalo to Don McLeish for this beautiful sunset shot over Molokai!
 
Posted in Community, Maui Fun
Nov. 1, 2021

Daily Dose of Vitamin Sea ~ November 1, 2021

Update from Maui ~ your daily dose of "vitamin sea"

Aloha!
Did everyone remember to say "Rabbit, Rabbit" first thing this morning? If so, you will apparently have good luck for the next 30 days. Let us know how it goes.

This superstition can be traced back to 1909 and is likely related to the age old fact that rabbits are associated with good luck and have been for over 2,000 years.

So if you failed this month, there will always be another one...
 
There wasn't an official parade on Front Street this year, but that doesn't stop the Halloween revelers!
 
Lahaina Harbor is a great surf spot, reading spot and overall beautiful spot!
 
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Oct. 29, 2021

Daily Dose of Vitamin Sea ~ October 29, 2021

Update from Maui ~ your daily dose of "vitamin sea"

Happy Aloha Friday and Happy Halloween weekend!
 

It truly is a whole weekend of fun...and candy. For some fun on Saturday night (because come on, who is happy Halloween is on a Sunday night?!?! Says no parent anywhere!), Harvest at Kumulani Chapel is happy to be able to hold their annual Harvest Festival. All are welcome.
 

 
If you prefer to stay off the streets, and away from crowds, the Lahaina Cannery Mall is holding a car Halloween drive-thru that is sure to be spooky!
 

 
Don't want to come to the Westside? Keopuolani Regional Park is offering a drive-thru Halloween, as well as a variety of other locations all over the island. Click here for more information. 
 
Whatever you decide to do, stay safe, have fun and brush your teeth!
 
You can't put your lime in your coconut here, but you can still shake it all up this weekend!
 
"Dance when the sun comes up."
~ A.D. Posey
 
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