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Take advantage of Maui’s buyers’ market

By Staff | Aug 26, 2010

Jim Harris and Mischelle Lawrence have more than 25 years of experience helping Maui real estate clients.

Ask for the Best of the Best! Jim Harris and Mischelle Lawrence have witnessed the change in buyers’ confidence. It is no wonder — prices have adjusted and made it a real buyers’ market. Anyone who has been waiting and watching Maui Real Estate for the last few years knows the prices could not be better, and interest rates for mortgages are the lowest in years.

A true gem is 41 Holomakani — an estate family home with great ocean and resort views. A blanket of green Kaanapali Golf Course enhances the views to the West Maui Mountains filled with sunrises and rainbows. Much more than four bedrooms and four baths, there are numerous areas to entertain or kick back to enjoy paradise. From the office on top of the world with spectacular views to the oversized lap pool, walk-in steam showers and workout area, one has the true feeling of exquisite resort living. It’s like two separate living areas — three if you count the outdoor living areas!

Another perfect example is a real estate dream come true. See the sea, the neighbor islands of Lanai and Molokai, plus year-round sunsets. This single-story home with a pool, spa and two-and-a-half-car garage is just waiting for you to bring your golf cart and enjoy resort living at it’s best. This front-line property with three full baths and bedrooms is being sold turnkey. It’s located in The Summit Estates, a prestigious, upscale, low-density gated neighborhood, and unbelievably priced at $1,795,000. This is a property not to be missed.

Just listed at The Summit at Kaanapali, 207 Wahioli is a freestanding condominium home with three bedrooms, three baths, great views and truly a feeling of residential living within the resort. It’s priced to sell at $1,395,000. Do not miss this great value!

Also available just a golf cart ride away from the world-famous Kaanapali Beach shopping and every type of dining is The Vintage at Kaanapali #147 — also a unique freestanding condominium that is a two-story home with all of the living area, kitchen, bedrooms and baths on the ground level. A spacious bedroom suite with private balcony and additional bedroom are located upstairs. This is the largest of all of the Vintage floor plans (four bedrooms with three baths) and a great value! Great ocean views from both levels! Jim and Mischelle are not only resident-owners at the Vintage but have been involved with all of the new Kaanapali developments in the last 25-plus years, starting with the residential neighborhood of Kaanapali Hillside, The Masters at Kaanapali, Kaanapali Golf Estates to the newest, most unique Kaanapali development, Lanikeha.

A residential neighborhood with lots starting at $399,000. Lanikeha has a recreational facility that boasts generous amenities such as a gracious, welcoming lobby, an inviting lounge to relax or socialize, and an entertainment room with kitchen facilities, all surrounding a grass courtyard. In addition, you will be able to enjoy a fitness pavilion, along with a large swimming pool that has a waterfall and hydro-spa that overlooks the famous Kaanapali sunsets with vistas into the Kaanapali Resort, the Pacific Ocean and the islands of Lanai and Molokai.

If being on the ocean is important, Hale Kai is a small, two-story, quiet property with an oceanfront pool and barbecues. Unit 207 is a one-bedroom, one-bath with a large loft area. Priced to sell at $345,000, this is the only unit available in this very special property and should not be overlooked.

Other oceanfront properties where prices have adjusted significantly include Papakea Beach Resort… and a resort it is with amenities far too many to name, such as multiple pools, putting greens, spas, barbecues and more. Whole ownership starts at $349,000 LH for a one-bedroom, and time interval ownership can be purchased for as little as $4,000 per week LH. The buildings in this property are only four stories, lending to the feel of low density with resort amenities.

Another Fee Simple property located directly on the oceanfront is two-bedroom, two-bath Paki Maui 323 priced at $795,000. It’s in an active rental program, ready for occupancy, or keep the income coming with this very reputable front desk operation. Touching the ocean, the location could not be better.

When it comes to buying or selling on Maui, we have 25-plus years of experience in helping our clients buy and sell real estate on Maui. It is truly a dream come true once you can say you have a place on Maui, and with the incredible affordable prices, there is something for everyone.

Remember to always Ask for the Best of the Best — James M. Harris, Inc. (Broker), along with Mischelle M. Lawrence, R(S), invite you to contact us personally to view these or any other fine Maui properties.

Call (808) 280-1640, 877-Jim-Maui (546-6284) toll-free or e-mail JimMaui@Maui.net.