As reported by Inman News today:
“Home affordability rose to its highest level in at least 20 years in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to an index released by the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo today.” Read the full article here.
Obviously, this is great news on a national level and there is no question that this trend has reached the beautiful shores of Maui. I am overjoyed with having the privilege of assisting a myriad of people with who I grew up and/or have shared the island of Maui accomplishing the dream of home ownership. I am also assisting many national and international clients who have identified that now is the time to be getting into the Maui real estate market. At the peak of our market in late ’06, this was just a far fetched dream for many of these very same individuals, these dreams are now ringing true with one happy face at a time.
Here is what one of our clients from California had to say about the process:
“It pleases me greatly that I picked the Stice Team, Jeremy and Tracy, to assist me with my purchase of a Maui Meadows property on Kekaa Drive. Not only did they respond quickly and sincerely to my initial internet inquiries, they gave me what I needed for many months over the internet and in person when it came time to secure my Maui home. Their communication skills are excellent – teamwork is obviously the mantra of this great team. I am very pleased with the exceptional value of my new home and I would highly recommend the services of the Stice Team to any prospective buyer.”
â€”Dr. Walter Zachs
On a local note, we are continuing to experience fantastic deals in almost all segments of the Maui market. Like the rest of the county, Maui has become heavily influenced by the distressed property marketplace (short sales, foreclosures, bankruptcy sales, and bank owned homes). Prices in some segments of the market are down 60% from their peak values in late 2006. It is truly a buyer’s market and we are seeing many savvy investors and motivated homeowners take advantage of the reduced prices, great inventory, and historically low interest rates.
According to our most recent MLS statistics on the Maui real estate market as a whole:
- Residential Single Family Homes: Transactional volume was up 17% from 2010 to 2009, total sold dollar volume was up 23%, and median prices dropped 8%.
- Fee Simple Condominiums: Transactional volume was up 39% from 2010 to 2009, total sold dollar volume was up 25%, and median prices dropped 16%.
- Vacant Land: Transactional volume was up 14% from 2010 to 2009, total sold dollar volume dropped 47%, and median prices dropped 19%.
On this note, here is a gallery that I put together of the best Maui deals in February of 2011. Each property is either a great deal, or is just an amazing overall piece of Maui. Please contact me to ask why I selected any of these homes.
- My Top 50 Maui Foreclosure Deals
- All Maui Foreclosed Homes
- All Maui Foreclosed Condos
- All Maui Foreclosed Vacant Land
It would be a pleasure to serve you, your family, and co-workers here on Maui.