Puamana Mid Year Market Report – Sales Strong, Inventory Low

It’s hard to believe that just 6 months ago I was reporting that in Puamana, while prices were continuing on the healthy side of ascension, transaction volume had come to a come to a halt from July-December last year. Literally, for 5 months there was only escrow (contract) and zero sales transactions. And to make things a bit more nerve racking for Maui real estate insiders, inventory had ballooned to 11 active listings — considered high for the 231-unit oceanfront community on Front Street at the south end of Lahaina town. There was a lot of sales activity, just not the transactional kind.

Well, a lot has changed since then and the tune I am singing is quite the opposite. In fact, nearly all of that active Puamana inventory mentioned was sold in the first half this year. With 8 total sales, we have already reached 2016s total and very close to previous year’s totals (and it’s only June). The 25-year average is 12 units/yr.

For a more detailed look and historical comparison of  where we are now:

 2012-2017 Sales Summary Snapshot

YEAR Total # Sold Avg List Price Avg Sale Price Yr Gr Avg – DOM Total Pr/Liv Sq ft % of list price
2017 8 $1,028,375 $964,750 9.4% 123 94%
2016 8 $911,463 $881,650 -21.7% 102 97%
2015 11 $1,230,864 $1,125,400 20.2% 164 $914 91%
2014 13 $1,011,608 $936,231 2.1% 232 $1,013 93%
2013 10 $960,150 $916,850 -5.1% 219 $740 95%
2012 10 $1,065,600 $966,600 -1.3% 251 $796 91%

Historical Sales Summary

Current Active Market = Low Inventory

4 properties at Puamana are actively listed priced from $825K-1.625M

Puamana 52-3, a recently rebuilt 2 Bed/2.5 bath  1,328 sq ft backline ocean view unit sold for $1.04M

If you are in the market for buying or selling Puamana real estate, or have any questions about the neighborhood or West Maui real estate in general, please feel free to contact me. I welcome the opportunity to help. And if requested, give you information about my previous sales performance and marketing strategies free of any sales pitches.

For resourceful, one of a kind statistics, information, and updates relevant to the Puamana real estate market, visit – representing the areas of Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Kapalua. Aloha!

Related Links:

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About the Author

Jeff Onderko

Jeff Onderko is a REALTOR Broker 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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