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Kahoma Village in Lahaina – No News is Good News?

While construction activity behind the dust curtains continues at Stanford Carr’s proposed Kahoma Village in Lahaina, the developer’s sales office is still not releasing any information to the public or to co-operating real estate Brokers in regards to the sales, marketing, finance or steps to purchase one of the 203 single family and town home units they have planned and are in the process of building on the north end of town.

Workday on the job site is in full swing – Photos taken August 16, 2017

Their website that went up nearly a year ago has no new information and the site itself is no more than an “interested party” lead funnel to capture interested prospects than it is a comprehensive or remotely informational website. And, If you have registered with the site like I have or like the nearly 100 customers I’ve signed up on their behalf– I’ve received no information or follow up whatsoever. No phone calls, no emails, no mailers… nada, nothing, zilch.

Additionally, I have called their offices in Honolulu numerous times this year and have not had a single call returned (I’m sure they’re just wanting to keep their cards close to their chest). So if you’re wondering what is going on with Kahoma Village and you feel in the dark, you are not alone.

What To Do?

Judging by what I see going on nearly every day, I have to believe this gonna be a “go” soon. When it happens, I believe it will happen fast so get locked and loaded (aka: get ready). Talk to a local lender, get pre-qualified, and stay tuned here.

Want to Know More?

If you are in the market for buying or selling West Maui real estate or have any questions about the area or the Maui real estate market in general, please feel free to contact me. I welcome the opportunity to give you information on my previous sales performance and marketing strategies. Or if you’re curious about what your property is worth in today’s market, it would be my pleasure to provide you with property information and a value assessment free of any sales pitch. Aloha!

About the Author

Jeff Onderko R(B)

Jeff Onderko R(B) is a Realtor-Broker, 2017-19 Christie's International Luxury Real Estate Specialist with Hawai'i Life. West Maui Real Estate Broker, and ultra enthusiastic advocate of Maui's Lahaina, Kaanapali and Kapalua areas. I truly believe it's an honor & privilege to call Hawaii home. For 17 years now, West Maui is where I live, work and play. My team and I specialize in resort market home and condominium sales striving to deliver the highest level of professional service possible. With $50M+ sold, a panache for extensive statistical research and 100+ published real estate articles since 2015. I'm relevant, information driven and responsive. I bring a passionate energy, an entrepreneurial understanding and a client-first approach to my real estate business. Prior to becoming a Realtor, I was an independent publisher, starting and operating Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Real Estate Weeklies, Maui Time Weekly (partner), and in 2005, I was a Mayors Small Business Award finalist. In 2009, after seeing the demand and living in an under serviced pet market, alongside my Mom, Susan we opened West Maui Pet Supply. I started my career after college as an account executive with Orlando Weekly ultimately becoming their Advertising Director. Then I moved on to Advertising Sales Manager at Orange County Weekly, in Southern California. I am native of Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in Florida splitting time between Miami, Orlando and Cocoa Beach, Fl. I was a scholarship soccer player at the University of Central Florida and graduated with a BA from their School of Communication. Always attracted to healthy lifestyle, adventure, great weather, water sports and the outdoors, I moved to Maui in the summer of 2002. When the Realtor hat comes off, I'm active in the community coaching U-14 Boys Soccer (AYSO - West Side Pride) and I still play in the West Maui open division. I'm involved along with other fellow Hawaii Life comrades volunteering regularly at the Ka Hale A Ke Ola Shelter in West Maui and I'm on the Board of the Hawaii Life Charitable Fund. Through the outlet of the WM Pet Supply, I was heavily involved with the Maui Humane Society & ASCPA getting animals adopted & spayed/neutered. When I have free time you'll find me surfing, golfing, at the gym, a regular at yoga class, hanging at home with my animals or working in the backyard on my organic micro-farm (aka: food garden). You can email me at or via phone at (808) 280-4881.

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August 19, 2017

Thank you for keeping us updated Jeff! My husband and I had pretty much lost hope on this place since the construction is already underway. We will stay ready!

Jeff Onderko

August 22, 2017

> HI Caitlin: thanks so much for your comment. Hang in there, in this case “no news, was very good news.” Patience may just pay off after all. I’ll keep you posted as soon as I here something. Aloha – Jeff

August 22, 2017

Mahalo for keeping me in the loop. It has been great knowing I have a housing advocate who is up to speed on the development of the Kahoma project. I am currently living across the street, so friends and neighbors are also interested. Great job on your blog.

Jeff Onderko

August 22, 2017

Hi Christina: Thanks for the comments and happy to help. Please feel free to share the content with all interested. I’ll certainly update you as soon as we are in the know. – Aloha


September 2, 2017

Developers are faced with a huge timing dilemma so keep their cards close to their chest and probably explains their tactic of building anticipation to create a fever that unleashes on new homes. That is unfortunate as buying a home should be a decision you need to step back from. This location is great, but one reservation is whether building so close to the ocean is prudent. That is a low lying area and I believe is a flood zone. Might be worth checking that one out.

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