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Don’t get left behind if you’ve thought of buying

By Staff | Jun 9, 2011

Call James M. Harris and Mischelle M. Lawrence to capitalize on Maui’s real estate market.

“Ask for the Best of the Best” in James M. Harris Inc., Broker, and Mischelle M. Lawrence, R(S), who are multimillion dollar producers.

Maui is also the Best of the Best! For the unprecedented 16th time, Maui captured “Best Island in the World” honors in the 23rd annual Conde Nast Traveler readers’ choice award poll.

To Jim and Mischelle, that is not surprising. Residents of Maui for over 30 years and Realtors for nearly that long, they know that Maui offers the best beaches, the best golf, the best hiking, the best lifestyle, the best food, the best people and some of the best real estate available in the world.

There is a lot to be said for being able to own a slice of tropical paradise in America. That is the best of all the rest. Starting with Papakea Beach Resort located in the North Kaanapali Beach area, where leasehold studio condominiums are starting at $250,000, and a two-bedroom leasehold unit is available for sale at $350,000. This second floor unit has outstanding ocean views. Papakea also offers fee simple units, as well as time interval ownership. This property situated on over 13 oceanfront acres has amenities that include putting greens, pools, spas, barbecues, shuffle boards and much, much more.

747 Anapuni Loop in Lanikeha is a vacant lot consisting of 16,540-plus square feet at Kaanapali’s newest development, and the only gated residential neighborhood that offers amenities that exceed everyone’s expectations. The recreational facility 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, Pacific Ocean and the Islands of Lanai and Molokai. This is an exceptional opportunity to build your own custom home and live the Lanikeha life.

Kaanapali Royal, with ocean view, spacious, two-bedroom, two-bath condominiums in Kaanapali proper on the golf course, are now starting at $525,000. This low-density, three-story gated property does permit vacation rentals but truly has the feel of residential living right within Kaanapali Resort. Amenities include pool, tennis courts and more! This is a property that is truly undervalued.

Kaanapali Residential properties have never been more affordable, starting at $781,000 with ocean views and on the golf course. Other residential properties available on West Maui are priced as little as $240,00 in Lahaina and as much as $23,800,000 directly on Kaanapali’s North Beach. This exceptional home is located on an approximate one-acre parcel and consists of over 11,000 square feet of living area with eight bedrooms and nine-and-a-half baths.

It is a buyers’ market, as indicated by the tremendous amount of buying activity over the first six months of this year. It truly is like night and day comparing the same time period last year to this year regarding sales activity. Prices adjusted so significantly over the last few years that anyone who has been watching and waiting is ready to jump in with both feet — “Cowabunga” — and they are doing so. Certainly our savvy Canadian neighbors with their strong dollar are a big force in our resort market. Don’t get left behind if you have thought of buying; the time is certainly now. If you are a seller, there are a lot of cash buyers out there who have just been waiting patiently for when the time is right. That time is now.

Remember to “Ask for the Best of the Best” — Jim Harris and Mischelle Lawrence are here to help you with whatever Maui real estate needs you have. We do answer our phone and return calls 24/7; give us a call at (808) 280-1640 (cell) or 877-Jim-Maui (546-6284) personal toll-free, or e-mail JimMaui@Maui.net.

The market is turning quickly, inventory is being consumed and prices are starting to steady. Let us help you get in at the bottom of the market! We can get you in to view properties on the spur of the moment. Please call us today.