Selling Homes As-Is Pros and Cons

 Selling Homes As-Is Pros and Cons

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maui realtorI wanted to feature Bill Gassett a leading national Blogger and respected real estate agent, works with Re-max from Massachusetts.  I really like how Bill shared the Pros and Cons with selling your home As-Is.  I hope you enjoy the article. If you’re thinking about selling your home on Maui give me a call, love to work with you.

Contributions as well from Kevin Vitali and Kyle Hiscock.

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What are the pros and cons of selling a home as-is? This is a question you may have thought about if you’re planning on selling a home. Sometimes when you are selling a house that has some issues, selling it “as is” may seem like the easiest course of action.

Most homeowners assume that selling a home as-is means they will not have to make any repairs to the property (which is true) and that selling as-is will be practical and involve the lease amount of stress (which may be far from true).

Before you make the decision to sell your home as-is, you should be aware of what selling as-is entails. There are some significant downsides to selling as-is. Once you understand your options, you may decide that there are better ways to sell your home that will lead to outcomes you can be truly satisfied with.

What Selling As-Is Means

To sell a home as-is means that you are selling the property in its current state, with an understanding that no repairs will be made and that the home will come with all its current faults and issues.

“As is” actually has a legal definition, and the buyer will probably have to sign paperwork indicating that he or she understands the exact terms of the transaction. When you are buying a home “as is” it’s typically spelled out in the purchase and sale agreement.

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What Selling As-Is Does Not Mean

Unfortunately, many homeowners are under the mistaken impression that selling as-is relieves them from all the general obligations that come with the sale of a home. They imagine that they can unload the property for whatever price they can get while avoiding the need to talk about or disclose any issues with the home.

Selling as is does not relieve you from your legal obligation to answer questions honestly concerning the existing problems with the home per the rules of your state.

Home in Wailea Maui

Home in Wailea Maui

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Massachusetts, sellers do not have to disclose defects, but they do have to answer any questions honestly about the condition of the home. Non-disclosure is what’s known in real estate circles as “Caveat Emptor” or “let the buyer beware.” The only disclosure a seller is required to make is their knowledge of the presence of lead paint.

Sellers in Massachusetts are also not allowed to hide defects intentionally. Even when you are selling as-is, you have to obey these rules. Sellers have a duty to avoid making misrepresentations of fact or failing to respond truthfully to a specific question from a buyer.

Selling As Is Doesn't Mean Non Disclosure of ProblemsHome sellers should understand, however, that real estate agents are held to a higher standard when it comes to disclosing a home’s defects. Realtors being held to higher standards is due to the Consumer Protection Act which is also known as Chapter 93A.

Realtors, therefore, have an obligation to disclose any fact that could influence the buyer not to enter into a real estate transaction.

For example, if a real estate agent knows that the seller’s basement floods every spring this is something a Realtor has to disclose!

Here are some other examples of issues a real estate agent must disclose to a prospective home buyer:

  • Evidence of a structural defect like a major crack in the foundation.
  • The appearance of mold in the home.
  • Termite damage.
  • The roof has leaked, or there was a prior ice dam that caused damage.
  • The radon levels in the home are higher than the acceptable EPA limit.
  • A major known plumbing or electrical issue.
  • A significant external issue such as obnoxious noise levels.
  • A known legal issue such as a cloud on the title or the property is a short sale.

Obviously, not all problems with a home are clearly evident. Real Estate agents do, however, have a duty disclose if they discover some problem or the owner lets them know.

Over the years while selling property in Metrowest Massachusetts, there have been times where a seller has asked to sell as-is because they have never occupied the home and therefore have limited knowledge of its condition.

Real Estate agents should be particularly careful in this situation. Again, while a seller is not required to disclose potential problems, real estate agents must disclose.

Most sellers are honest and voluntarily provide real estate agents with any known issues they are aware of. In the case of never occupying a home, however, this is much harder to do.

Instances, where sellers have never occupied a home, could include an estate sale or a fix and flip. The latter of which the seller probably could know more than the former.

Most real estate companies ask sellers they are representing to fill out a document called a Sellers Statement of Property Condition. This report outlines what an owner knows and doesn’t know about their home. It allows agents to represent a property more accurately. Filling out this form also lowers a real estate companies errors and omission insurance.

The Problems With Selling As-Is

Drawbacks of Selling a Home As IsYou might be thinking to yourself what on earth could be the issue from a buyers perspective on purchasing a home as-is. Well, unfortunately, there is a negative connotation with buying a home as-is.

These are the potential problems with selling a home as is. Below you will find the disadvantages of selling a home as is.

1. Buyers will perceive your home negatively.

If you are selling as-is, you can bet that most buyers will view your home negatively. They may still try to purchase it, but the moment they see the as-is they will assume that there is something seriously wrong with the property – something bad enough that you can’t afford to fix it, or that it is not fixable.

2. Buyers will low-ball you.

Under the assumption that your home has serious defects, the buyer will bargain with you like you are desperate. You can expect offers that are probably less than what you want, or what your home is worth.

3. You will have to work harder to demonstrate why your home is worth paying for.

You or your Realtor will have an uphill battle to demonstrate to potential buyers that your home is worth a fair price. Because buyers will be coming into the transaction with so much negative baggage, it will be difficult to break through the assumptions to show that there are plenty of reasons why your home is desirable.

Keep in mind there may be a trust issue on the buyers part as to why you are selling your home “as is”. Buyers may automatically assume you are trying to hide something.

4. You will attract fewer buyers.

Because your listing says as-is upfront, you are going to drive away a lot of potential buyers. Even if you are in a position where you want to put minimum effort or money into the home to make a sale, you could still benefit from avoiding the as-is designation in the listing. Let buyers come and make offers, see how you feel, and go ahead and turn down requests to make repairs if you feel it is the right choice.

Reasons To Sell As-Is

Most homeowners should avoid starting off a sale with as-is. However, there are certain situations where selling as-is really is desirable. These reasons include:

1. You really cannot afford to make any repairs.

Why Sell a Home As IsYou may be in a financial situation where repairs – any repairs – are just not feasible. If the property has defects and you have no way to repair them, you may have no other choice but to sell as-is.

However, try to keep an open mind and talk to your Realtor before you make a hard decision on selling as-is. Your Realtor may be able to come up with some creative solutions that will allow you to avoid selling as-is, or at least avoid putting it in your listing right from the beginning.

2. You really cannot handle the stress of a home sale.

Sometimes homeowners find themselves in situations where they have to sell their home, but they are truly unable to deal with the stress that a drawn-out sales process entails. If you are seriously ill or otherwise incapacitated and do not believe you are capable of dealing with the selling process, you may decide that selling as-is makes the most sense.

Again, make sure to explore all your options before making a final decision on selling as-is. If you can get help from friends or family, or if your Realtor offers to take care of all the stressful aspects, you can probably get a better price for your home if you avoid selling as-is.

3. Financial distress.

Sometimes an owner will find themselves in serious financial distress and needs to sell their home immediately in as is condition. One viable option in this scenario is contacting an investment company like We Buy Ugly Houses or another one like them. These type of companies are perfect for those distressed sellers who need an immediate sale.

Investment companies like We Buy Ugly House usually pay cash and purchase in as-is, where-is condition. The downside, of course, is that these kind of home flipping companies are going to be looking to purchase your home for pennies on the dollar. Do not expect them to pay anywhere close to the market value.

Accepting an Offer and The Subsequent Home Inspection

There other time selling “as is” comes up is after an offer is received but before the buyers home inspection takes place.

Sometimes in a home sale, the negotiation between a buyer and seller can be arduous. From a sellers perspective, the thought process is “I just gave the buyer an incredible deal”. Over the years, many sellers have said to me during the last round of negotiating an offer to tell the buyer’s agent there will not be any further seller concessions after the home inspection.

In other words, let the buyer know they are buying the home “as is” and I am not coming down another dime on the price or making any repairs for any defects discovered. Many sellers having sold homes in the past understand that a home inspection can be a second round of negotiations. Sellers try to head off these unreasonable home inspection requests before they ever happen.

The Compromise

There are times when a seller has a little bit of money to invest into their property prior to listing it for sale. In this circumstance, it may make sense to do a few improvements prior to listing for sale.

For example, nothing goes further when selling a home than a fresh coat of paint. If you have rooms that need painting or wallpaper that should be removed, doing so can be one of the highest returning investments. Selling as is when you can afford to compromise a bit may make some sense. This is something you should discuss with your real estate agent. Your agent should also be able to point out other

Selling as is when you can afford to compromise a bit may make some sense. This is something you should discuss with your real estate agent. Your agent should also be able to point out other things that should be fixed before putting the home up for sale.

Pricing Properly

Pricing a home properly is a skill and an art. Unfortunately, some real estate agents do an absolutely horrible job of pricing a home correctly. Putting the right price tag on a home is even more difficult when selling a home as-is. Many Realtors are not skilled at estimating repairs and improvements that are necessary. Given this, lots of homes end up being overpriced when selling as-is.

Be sure to look at the agents list price to sale price ratio and average days on market statistics before hiring them. It would be a good idea to specifically ask for this information on any homes they have sold as-is!

Talk To Your Realtor

Every home sale is unique – involving a unique property, and a unique seller(s) that have specific needs, goals and limitations. You may really need to consider selling as-is. Or, you may just need a sales plan that caters to your specific situation. The best way to determine what your options are is to speak to your Realtor. He or she can look over your specific home and you can explain what you want/need. Then, your real estate can help to guide you through the steps of selling your home, on your terms.

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About the Author: The above Real Estate information on the pros and cons of selling a home as is was provided by Bill Gassett, a Nationally recognized leader in his field. Bill can be reached via email at billgassett@remaxexec.com or by phone at 508-625-0191. Bill has helped people move in and out of many Metrowest towns for the last 29+ Years.

Thinking of selling your home? I have a passion for Real Estate and love to share my marketing expertise!

I service Real Estate sales in the following Metrowest MA towns: Ashland, Bellingham, Douglas, Framingham, Franklin, Grafton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hopedale, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Northborough, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Sutton, Wayland, Westborough, Whitinsville, Worcester, Upton and Uxbridge. If you’re looking for real estate in Massaschusett, you can visit Bill Gassett website, he is a wealth of information.

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Looking to buy or sell real estate on Maui, I have been selling real estate on Maui for 21 years. You can visit my website at nickensmaui.com.

Steven Nickens RS-54097 GRI ABR

Elite Pacific Properties

Cell:  808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Condominiums in Kihei Maui

Condominiums in Kihei Maui

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Life’s a beach, if you live in Maui.  Finding the right condominium to buy can be a challenge.  I would like to recommend condominiums in Kihei, Maui from the Mana Kai oceanfront condominiums to the Royal Mauian oceanfront condos in Kihei, Maui.  Kihei is one of Maui’s most popular destinations.  There is something for all Maui visitors, from affordable to luxury beach front condos along the Kihei coastline.  North Kihei has oceanfront condos like the Sugar Beach condominiums or the popular Kihei, Beach oceanfront condominiums.  North Kihei is a little quieter with less traffic with beautiful beaches for morning walks and evening Hawaiian sunsets.

Condos in Kihei

Condos in Kihei

If you’re looking for luxury oceanfront condos in Kihei, the Royal Mauian is the queen of the coast.  They are older but well maintained condominiums offering panoramic ocean views from most of the units.  You are also right in the heart of Kihei, with so many fun things to do.  Kamaole Beach Park II is right there for morning swims and to enjoy a little Hawaiian sun.  The Mana Kai sits in the gateway to Wailea on Keawakapu Beach.  The Mana Kai oceanfront condominium has it all.  You have Five Palms restaurant, a receptionist to better serve you, an amazing pool, and one of Maui’s beautiful beaches, Keawakapu Beach.

kamaole sands kihei maui

Kamaole Sands Kihei Maui

Another popular condominium in Kihei, Maui is Maui Kamaole.  Maui Kamaole offers spacious condos with two pools.  Kamaole Sands condominiums are popular because of the location. The beaches, shopping, markets and restaurants are all in close proximity.   Kamaole Sands is also located across from Kamaole III Beach Park, great for sunsets, a grass park with barbecue grills and showers & public bathrooms.  Kamaole Sands is a very popular island destination, with tennis courts and pools.  Kamaole Sands stays pretty busy year around, making it one of my top picks for vacation rentals.

Kamaole Sands Maui

Kamaole Sands Maui

Maui Banyan is another of my picks if you’re looking at buying a condo in Kihei, Maui.  Maui Banyans offers great value for your money.  There are so many other condos on my list so if you are interested to hear more of what is available, give me a call, I would love to help you find that right condo in Kihei, at the right price.  You can search all homes and condos for sale in Kihei from my website.  You can sign up for email updates on all new homes and condos in Maui.  If your looking for condominiums in Kihei, you can search for all active condos for sale in Kihei from my website.

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My name is Steven Nickens, I have been lucky to call Maui home for 43 years and I’ve been selling real estate here for 21 years.  I am proud to say I work with Elite Pacific Properties, who is #1 in luxury sales in Hawaii.  If you need to sell a condo you own on Maui, I will definitely be able to assist you.  Talk to me about our six-point marketing plan, and how Elite Pacific Properties will market your condominium to the world.  If your looking for a vacation rental on the Paia, Haiku side of the island, visit Pineapple Cottage.  Two bedroom cottage on 2.5 acres, private and relaxing on Maui’s north shore.

 

Aloha,

Maui Realtor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kihei Homes in South Maui

Luxury Homes in Kihei Maui

 

Maui Realtor

Maui Realtor

Life on Maui’s south-shore is a popular island destination for Kihei homes. Kihei Maui is known for its beautiful beaches, sunny weather throughout the year, great restaurants and shopping.  Many people like to call Kihei home.  You have a variety of options if you’re thinking about buying a home in Kihei Maui.

Kilohana Ridge is the perfect place to call home.  What is great about Kilohana Ridge, is it’s a new subdivision and within walking distance to Keawakapu Beach, one of Kihei’s most popular beach. You have quality constructed homes, one and two story homes.  ( Search all homes in Kilohana RidgeI also like that it’s just a few minutes away from Wailea Resort and all that Wailea has to offer from golf, pristine beaches, shopping and dining.

Homes in Maui

Homes in Maui

Other popular neighborhoods include Moana Estates luxury homes.  Moana Estates is another development that offers quality homes in a recently completed neighborhood.  You can search all homes for sale in Kihei from my website.  Kea Alii Kai is just up the road from Kamaole Beach II.  Located in South Maui, again close to schools, beaches and shopping.  Working with some clients they prefer living close to the beach, compared to living say in Wailuku or Upcountry Maui.  There are also some amazing oceanfront homes in Kihei in Keawakapu Beach, just a stone’s throw to Wailea.  North Maui also offers some quality Kihei homes to choose from.

Beach front homes in Wailea Maui

Beachfront homes in Wailea Maui

You need to do some research as far as what you’re looking for in a home as far as location, size of lot and quality of finishes.  Many times, 2nd home buyers looking for home want to get away from cold winters in the mainland, desiring warmth and easy access to the beach.  They don’t necessarily need a large property to take care of, but a home that is easy to lock up for the season till they return. That is why places like Wailea, and Kihei are so appealing to many home buyers on Maui. Search all homes in Kihei Maui from nickensmaui.com.

Kihei Oceanfront home Wailea

Kihei Oceanfront home Maui

So, on your journey to find that perfect Kihei home on Maui, that’s where a good Realtor with years of experience can really make a difference finding the right home on Maui.  My name is Steven Nickens, and I work with Elite Pacific Properties.  I been selling homes on Maui for 21 years, and calling Maui home for 43 years.  You can sign up to receive email updates on all new Maui homes coming on the market in Wailea, and Kihei Maui.  Many Maui buyers start their search first on the internet, but there can be many challenges finding the right property and timing is everything.  So, give me a call I would love to help you find that perfect home on Maui. I also work all over on the island of Maui, from Upcountry to Kaanapali Maui.

Aloha,

Maui Realtor

It’s on Nova Nova Maui Aloha Classic Windsurfing Event

Welcome to the Nove Nove Maui Aloha Classic 2016

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Steve & Swiss clients and good friends

Today starts the event with the best windsurfers in the world will be competing for honors of taking the title of Maui Aloha Classic Champion.  Conditions are looking awesome with strong tradewinds, and huge surf on the forecast.
There are 130 windsurfers registered for the event.  In the men’s pro event you will have AWT leaders Boojmaa Guilloul and Maui’s Morgan Noireaux battling for top honors.  Women’s pro division Ingrid Larouche and Sarah Hauser will be battling for the title. But local girl Vicky Abbott could upset the apple cart.
This is looking like a really exciting event with big waves and windy conditions, and other big names like Marcilio Brown and Levi Siver couple of my favorite Goya Team riders.  Other stand outs Bernd Roediger, Kai Lenny, Graham Ezzy and Maui ripper Conner Baxter.

Maui Windsurfing

Maui windsurfing

So as soon as I can gather my video camera, I am heading down for some serious ripping going on at the Nova Nova Maui Aloha Classic.

 

If you’re looking for accommodation on Maui’s northshore, we have a license B&B Pineapple Cottage in Haiku Maui. Check us out at http://haikumauivacationrental.com/

Haiku Maui vacation rental

Haiku Maui Vacation Rental

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we have 5-star rating on VRBO and AIR B&B.  So hopefully see you at the event.  If you have any real estate questions, I been selling real estate on the northshore for 21 years, calling the northshore home for over 40 years, so give me a call.

 

 

 

Market Sales in Wailea Maui Homes

Kihei Oceanfront home Wailea

Kihei Oceanfront home Maui

Wailea Real Estate market has been steady. Below I have list of new active, pending and sold for Wailea Homes. If you would like to view all active listing in Wailea Maui, just follow the link.

LISTING COUNT: TOTAL 45
DAYS ON MARKET: HIGH 687 LOW 5 AVG 185 MED 155
LIST PRICE: SOLD PRICE:
HIGH $21,500,000 $13,000,000
LOW $1,125,000 $1,025,000
AVERAGE $5,523,029 $5,042,714
MEDIAN $3,850,000 $3,999,00
Area (Minor)=Wailea AND Class=RS AND Closing Date=90 Days Back AND Status=SLDACT,CNTRL,CNTXL,CNTPNDS,PNDNS RESIDENTIAL HOTSHEET

ACT370933$1,475,000371 Pualoa Nani Pl

ACT370017$1,600,000152 Heleuma Pl Wailea Kialoa

ACT367748$1,895,000170 Alaula Pl

ACT 288Wailea Kialoa ACT370507$1,998,000

ACT370245$2,095,00045 Hale Hookipa Way Wailea Fairway Estates

ACT $2,198,0003122 Kikihi St Wailea Kialoa

ACT370596$2,295,000171 W Panana Pl33.502,519OceanNone53Wailea Kialoa

ACT368121$2,400,000354 Pualoa Nani Pl33.002,690Mt/OcNone263Wailea Pualani

ACT368673$2,475,000295 Pualoa Nani Pl44.502,755OceanNone222Wailea Pualani

ACT370819$2,517,2453176 S Noho Loihi Pl43.503,610MtNone33Wailea Pualani

ACT370648$2,750,000183 Alaula Pl45.003,573OceanNone48Wailea Kialoa

ACT370515$2,999,000344 Pualoa Nani Pl43.502,905Mt/OcNone62Wailea Pualani Estates

ACT370701$3,200,000306 Pualoa Nani Pl45.503,368Mt/OcNone42Wailea Pualani

ACT369734$3,488,8004341 Wailina St33.502,963OceanNone132Wailea Golf Vistas

ACT369434$3,575,0003913 Wailea Ekolu Pl33.503,648OceanNone159

ACT367837$3,850,0004358 W WAIOLA St34.504,331Mt/OcNone280Wailea Golf Vistas

ACT369486$3,960,6000 Halau Pl33.503,220GCASF Ocean 155Wailea Golf Estates II

ACT370657$4,200,0003977 Wailea Ekolu Pl44.504,079Mt/OcNone47Wailea Golf Estates

ACT368222$4,590,000127 Manalo Pl44.003,948Mt/OcNone256Wailea Golf Vistas

ACT369308$5,988,8003907 Waakaula Pl44.505,423OceanNone169Wailea Golf Estates

ACT371073$6,495,000292 Akaula Way46.006,206OceanNone6Wailea Highlands

ACT370677$6,500,0004280 Melianani Pl44.504,831OceanNone46Wailea Highlands

ACT368260$6,950,0003981 Wailea Ekolu Pl44.503,435Mt/OcNone253Wailea Golf Estates

ACT367584$7,300,0005417 Makena Rd46.004,052OceanASF Ocean 302Makena Sunset

 

ACT369489$7,995,00024 Malukai Ln44.004,749OceanBeach154Maluhia at Wailea

ACT362929$8,200,000280 Akaula Way44.207,716OceanNone687Wailea Highlands

ACT367585$8,400,0005419 Makena Rd46.004,052OceanASF Ocean 302Makena Sunset

ACT366400$8,950,0007131 Makena Rd56.005,129OceanASF Ocean 393

ACT365363$9,800,0004950 Makena Rd44.504,370OceanOcean481Makena Place

ACT370564$9,988,0007155 Makena Rd44.006,5101682Mt/OcASF Ocean 56

ACT370984$9,995,00018 Ualei Pl54.507,506Mt/OcASF Ocean
12One Palauea Bay

ACT369925$10,800,00 000 4690 Makena Rd33.002,968OceanBeach117Makena

ACT370274$11,900,00 000 4482 Makena Alanui Rd44.505,590OceanNone83Keauhou at Makena

ACT367756$21,500,00 0
7555 Makena Rd44.505,680Mt/OcASF Ocean
288

In escrow

PNDS370225$2,200,0004354 Wailina St43.504,011Mt/OcNone88Wailea Golf Vistas

PNDS370753$2,495,00070 Hale Hookipa Way44.507,466OceanASF Ocean 40Wailea Fairway Estates

PNDS367227$2,950,000342 Kualono Pl54.503,687OceanNone

Solds

314Wailea Pualani SLD370220$1,125,000$1,025,00061 Pukolu Pl54.002,884OtherNone779/30/2016Wailea Kai

SLD369186$1,150,000$1,100,0003360 W Lani Ikena Way33.001,851GVNone1659/26/2016Wailea Pualani

SLD367684$1,495,000$1,375,000384 Kualono Pl32.002,187OtherNone2749/20/2016Wailea Pualani

SLD362858$4,650,000$3,999,0005083 Makena Rd33.502,518OceanASF Ocean 6669/16/2016

SLD367583$6,750,000$5,900,0005415 Makena Rd44.504,164OceanASF Ocean 2488/18/2016Makena Sunset

SLD367624$9,998,880$8,900,0004328 Melianani Pl33.505,188OceanNone2398/11/2016WAILEA HIGHLANDS

SLD367602$19,900,00 0 $13,000,00 0 7750 Makena Rd22.002,700Mt/OcOcean2629/2/2016

If you’re looking at buying a home in Wailea Maui, give me a call, I would love to help you find that perfect home or condo in Wailea Maui.

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Kaanapali Alii Oceanfront Condminiums Kaanapali Maui

Kaanapali Alii Ocenfront Condominium in Kaanapali Resort

Kaanapali Alii Oceanfront Condos

Kaanapali Alii Oceanfront Condominiums

 

Kaanapali Alii oceanfront condominiums in Kaanapali Resort.  Kaanapali is known for having one of the Best Beaches in North America.  Kaanapali Alii is located on the prestigious Kaanapali Beach.  Enjoy endless days soaking up the Hawaiian sun on Maui’s pristine beach, Kaanapali Beach.

Kaanapali Oceanfront Condos

Kaanapali Oceanfront Condos

Kaanapali Alii is set on 8-acres of the most desirable oceanfront real estate in Maui.  The grounds are endless, where everything comes together perfectly.  Relax in tropical comfort around newly renovated and expanded pools and waterfalls.  There are two whirlpools spas and a children’s pool.  You can search all Kaanapali Alii’s condos for sale from my website.

Kaanapali Maui

Kaanapali Maui

Enjoy morning session of tennis, with there on-site tennis courts.  How about a world class fitness center, with over 3000 sq.ft. of work out space.  Other amenities include barbecue grills, massage service and Pohaku hot stone therapy.

You also have a 24-hour front desk service, with a concierge service.  Classic Resorts are the on-site managers.  Kaanapali Alii offers one and two bedroom units, 1500 to 1900 sqft of living space.  Inner court units offer sweeping ocean views, catch an unforgettable Hawaiian sunset from your lanai. 

View all active Kaanapali condominiums for sale.

Kaanapali Alii Resort Maui

Kaanapali Alii Resort Maui

If you’re looking to buy a Kaanapali Alii oceanfront condominium, discover for yourself Kaanapali Resort.  With world class golf course, and Whalers Village.  Whalers Village has endless shops and great places to eat.  Stop by at sunset time and enjoy some Hawaiian music on the beach.  View all active oceanfront condos at Kaanapali Alii.

Oceanfront Condos Kaanapali Alii

Oceanfront Condos Kaanapali Alii

If you’re thinking about buying a condo at Kaanapali Alii, give me a call.  Currently there are a number of exquisite units for sale in Kaanapali Alii.  You can sign up to receive email updates on all new Alii units on the market. 

Kaanapali Alii Resort Maui

Kaanapali Alii Resort Maui

My name is Steven Nickens, I been calling Maui home for 43 years and selling Maui real estate for 21 years.  I work with island Sotheby’s International Realty, we have offices in Napili, Wailea and Upcountry Maui.  You can also search other oceanfront condominiums in Kaanapali Resort, places like Honua Kai Resort and Spa, and Kaanapali Shores.  So give me a call with all your Maui real estate questions, love to hear from you.

Maui Realtor

Maui Realtor

 

Aloha,

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickensmaui.com

Website: nickensmaui.com

Haiku Vacation Rental: Pineapple Cottage Maui

Honua Kai Kaanapali Resort Maui

Honua Kai Kaanapali Maui

Honua Kai Kaanapali Maui

I been showing oceanfront condos for sale in Kaanapali Maui the last couple weeks. Kaanapali Resort is such an island favorite for Maui visitors. Kaanapali Resort has beautiful beaches, with great shopping at Whaler’s Village. I also been busy in Wailea Resort looking at ocean front condos for sale along the Wailea coastline for my clients.  Wailea Resort has many quality oceanfront developments Like Wailea Elua, and Wailea Beach Villas just to name a few.

Honua Kai Resort Maui

Honua Kai Maui

I have to say I am very impressed with Honua Kai Resort and Spa.  What really stands out about Honua Kai Resort, #1 is it’s the newest oceanfront development in Kaanapali.  So if you’re looking at buying a condo in Honua Kai you’re not going to have to deal with remodeling your unit because it’s old and in need of upgrades.  All the units are in such good shape with the finest quality finishing. View all Honua Kai active condos for sale.

Honua Kai Maui

Honua Kai Resort and Spa

This time of year the island is usually pretty slow with visitors on Maui.  We finish off our winter season, and hit a low in visitor count heading into summer.  This brings me to another point about Houna Kai Resort, is that it is pretty booked and the pools are full with happy guest.  You have a very strong yearly visitor count that stay at this luxurious Maui oceanfront development.

oceanfront condos honua kai

Oceanfront Condos Honua Kai

Honua Kai Resort and Spa is a luxury oceanfront condominium nestled on the beachfront of Kaanapali North Beach. You will love the unrivaled beauty, with over 40-acres of manicured beachfront real estate. Honua Kai is a planned resort community that offers luxurious island living with the gentle trade winds and endless sun-soaked Hawaiian days.

Honua Kai Resort and Spa

Honua Kai Resort and Spa

Honua Kai is the most unique Hawaiian contemporary residences in Maui.  Offering three pools, a luxury spa, and Duke’s restaurant on the beach for dining with friends and family. The Honua Kai has two towers, the Konea and the Hokulani. The Konea has 315 luxury units and the Hokulani has 318 luxury condominium units. They include studios, one, two or three bedroom units.

Studio suites are 595 sq. ft. and they go up to 2,650 sq. ft. for a 3-bedroom luxury suite. Each suite features a private bathroom with each bedroom, all with quality stone finishes. There is a combination of natural teak and travertine stone floors to enhance the quality of each unit.  Many of the units offer magnificent ocean-views, and the garden suites captures the views of the West Maui Mountains.

Kaanapali Resort Maui

Kaanapali Resort Maui

There is nothing like Honua Kai front desk service, offering services you normally find in a luxury 4 and 5-star hotel, including front desk check-in, full-service concierge, and every other day housekeeping.  I sat down with Channing Bridges Director of Business Development.  Channing broke down the quality service that is provided for owners and guest at the resort.  From the moment you check in till you leave they are there to make sure you and your guest have everything you need.  So make sure you stop by and visit Channing in the lobby in the Hokulani Tower.

Maui Oceanfront Condos

Maui Oceanfront Condos

If you ever dreamed of a picturesque serene & spectacular destination, Honua Kai Resort and Spa should be on your bucket list.  If you are thinking about purchasing an oceanfront condo in Honua Kai Resort and Spa, give me a call.  There are a number of units currently on the market.  You can view all Honua Kai condos for sale from my website.  If you are planning a trip to Maui and have questions about buying Maui oceanfront real estate.  I would love to meet with you at our office in Napili Plaza, or maybe over a cup of coffee at the Honua Kai coffee shop.  They do have fresh ground coffee from up on the slopes of Kula Maui.  You can also sign up to receive active real estate updates on all new condos for sale in Honua Kai Resort.

oceanfront condos kaanapali maui

Kaanapali Maui

My name is Steven Nickens, an I work with Elite Pacific Properties.  Maui has been my home for over 43 years, and I been selling Maui real estate for 21 years, resort and residential real estate. As we say “lucky we live Maui”.  So make Maui your next island destination and home away from home.  Discover for yourself, the prestigious Kaanapli Resort oceanfront development Honua Kai Resort and Spa.

 

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Aloha,

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Elite Pacific Properties

Offices in Wailea, Lahaina Maui

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website: nickensmaui.com

Vacation Rental: Pineapple Cottage Haiku Maui.

 

 

 

New Homes in South Maui, Maui Meadows

New Home in South Maui!

homes in kihei Maui

Homes in Kihei Maui

New listing in Maui Meadows, house, cottage and pool with ocean views.  If you are looking at buying a home in Kihei Maui.  This sweet island getaway located right above Wailea Maui is the perfect location.

Maui Meadow Homes

Maui Meadows Homes

Maui Meadows is located right above Wailea Resort.  The perfect location for a quick trip down to some of Wailea’s finest beaches. Wailea Resort also has world class golf, and five star hotels.

Homes in Maui Meadows

Homes in Maui Meadows

Kihei Maui is a very popular island destination.  What is nice about Maui Meadows is it is a little higher elevation than Kihei and a lot of the home sites in Maui Meadows offer sweeping ocean views.  What I like about this home on 3476 Akala Dr. is the configuration of the property.  The cottage has it’s own private driveway leading to the lower level to the cottage.  The main house is set above the pool, offering sweeping ocean views over looking the pool area.

Homes in Kihei

Homes in Kihei Maui

The floor plan lends it self to incredible ocean views from the living area.  The owner has kept this island home in meticulous condition. I love the tile floors that run through out the home, keeping it cool in the summer time.

Maui Real Estate

Maui Real Estate

Kitchen area is the perfect location to cook dinner and enjoy unrivaled Hawaiian sunsets.  This just might be the perfect sanctuary away from the hustle of living in a neighborhood.  You will enjoy the serenity that this island home offers.

Homes in Maui

Homes in Maui

IMG_3942 MAUI360614V MAUI360614So if your looking for privacy and impeccable island home. You just might want to come and have a look at this meticulous residence, with tropical fruit trees and plants. The two bedroom cottage is a bonus with endless oceanviews and sunsets.  You can view additional information from my website to learn about this sweet island home.  If you’re looking at buying a home in Kihei Maui, give me a call with you’re Maui real estate questions.  My name is Steven Nickens, I been calling Maui home for 43 years, and selling real estate on Maui for 21 years. South Maui real estate market has a variety of homes from Kihei, to luxury homes in Wailea Maui.  So if you’re looking to buy real estate in Maui you can sign up to receive email updates on all new homes in Kihei, Wailea to Upcountry Maui.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maui real estate for sale

Maui Homes For Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Shops at Wailea

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

http://nickensmaui.com

http://haikumauivacationrental.com

 

Maui Northshore Vacation Rental in Haiku Maui

Maui Northshore Vacation Rental in Haiku Maui

Northsore Maui Vacation Rental

Northshore Maui Vacation Rental

 

Well we are headed into June season with beautiful weather.  Memorial weekend offered still winds, and playful surf all over the island.  This time of year people that love to get out in the ocean change water sports.  There is the serious crew of downwinders that are waiting for the trade winds to blow so that they can launch from Maliko Bay for a coast run to Kanaha Beach by Maui’s airport in Kahului.   I usually end up doing a few runs over the summer on Maui’s Northshore, but I like to mix it up.  Check out our northshore vacation rental in Haiku Maui.

Kitesurfing on Maui

Kitesurfing on Maui

In the summer on Maui the south shore comes alive.  Maui’s summer beaches bring out families and friends hanging out on the beach, trucks loaded with surfboards, tents, coolers and sunscreen.  I like to mix my summer surfing up with longboards, short boards and standup boards, so the truck is loaded down.  My wife has taken up standup board surfing, she loves playing in the surf on small days.

Maui northshore vacation rentals

Maui northshore vacation rentals

Summer time also brings in windsurfers from all over the world.  I have taken up windsurfing over the last five years and really enjoy it.  I been a surfer all my life, and I use to sail cats, so a transition to windsurfing was very natural for me.  Paia Maui is the center of surf and windsurfing world.  Paia is a gathering place with great places to eat and finish off the day with your friends. Summer time I usually windsurf at Kanaha Beach on Maui’s Northshore.  It’s always nice meeting old faces that return to Maui every year to windsurf on Maui’s Northshore.  Kitesurfing is also very big on Maui.  You can take lessons to windsurf and kitesurf at many of Maui’s surf centers like Hi-Tech Maui and Action Sports in Kahului.

Maui Vacation retnals

Maui vacation rentals

So if Maui might be your island destination for this summer, keep in mind our vacation rental on Maui’s Northshore, very cozy two-bedroom cottage on two acres.  Pineapple Cottage is loved by our guest for a quiet, peaceful getaway, stream running in the gulch, tropical flowers and fruit trees.  Very different experience than condo living in Kihei.  Pineapple Cottage is situated in an ideal location in Haiku, minutes away from Haiku town, and 15 minutes to Paia Town.  Hookipa and Baldwin Beach are close by for windsurfing and surfing, or just a morning walk on the beach.  Visit our website at Pineapple Cottage Haiku Maui.
Pineapple cottage vacation rental Maui

Pineapple Cottage Vacation Rental Maui

MauiNorthshore Paia

Maui Northshore Paia Maui

 

While many people are retired on Maui, I do have a job.  I sell real estate on Maui, been selling real estate for 21 years on Maui’s Northshore, to resort properties in Wailea Maui.  So if you have any question about buying or selling real estate on Maui give me a call. Visit my Maui real estate website at http://nickensmaui.com.

Maui real estate for sale

Maui Homes For Sale

Aloha,

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Maui Real Estate Website: nickensmaui.com

Maui Vacation Rental: PineapplecottageHaikuMaui.com

 

 

 

Windsurfing, Kitesurfing on Maui’s Northshore

Kitesurfing on Maui

Kitesurfing on Maui

Maui is known around the world as the windsurfing capital of the world. It is home to the Aloha Classic windsurfing event at Hookipa Beach Park, which last year was a huge success. The center of the windsurfing and kiting world has to be Paia Maui.  Paia is such a cool town, with visitors arriving from all over the world.  On any given day you have world class windsurfers and Kiteboarders enjoying the lifestyle that Paia has to offer.  Paia Maui is a melting pot of talented watermen, artist and beach lovers from different parts of the globe. 

Windsurfing on Maui

Windsurfing on Maui

Windsurfing and Kiting are two of Maui’s Northshore wind sports that are driven by the trade winds in Hawaii.  After a rather light winter of winds, it seems that we are looking at some excellent conditions. I keep hearing that we are looking at a La Nina weather pattern this spring and summer.  That means it should bring strong winds for windsurfing and kite surfing on Maui.

Surfing on Maui

My son Micah at Jaws Maui

Sunday was a great day for windsurfing at Kanaha Maui.  The windsurfing report didn’t show any sign of winds. I live in Haiku, just past Hookipa Beach Park.  I was working on my vacation rental with my wife and I noticed that the winds were getting to be pretty steady.  So without hesitation, I loaded up my windsurfing gear and headed to Kanaha.  To my surprise, the wind filled in and it was sunny, with steady winds.  It was a great day on the water.

windsurfing on Maui

Steve & Swiss clients and good friend Sandra

One of the reasons I moved to Maui 43 years ago was the lifestyle.  I been surfing at Hookipa Beach for 43 years, and the last five years have taken up windsurfing.  Being a Realtor on Maui for 21 years, it allows me time to get in the water depending on conditions, and plenty of time to take care of my clients and friends real estate needs on Maui.  Maui is a unique place to call home.  Trip Advisor just named Maui the best island destination in the world.  Okay I love to travel with my wife, to exotic places to surf and explore, but I have to say waking up in Haiku on Maui’s Northshore never gets old. 

windsurfing Maui

My wife Ivy and sister in Law Vida, Maui girls

So if you’re looking at buying a home on Maui’s Northshore, keep me in mind for all your real estate needs.  My real estate website is a very informative source of information if you’re looking at buying real estate on Maui. If you are looking at visiting Maui’s Northshore for a windsurfing getaway?  Visit my website for our vacation rental in Haiku, Pineapple Cottage Vacation rental on our 2.5 acres’ parcel. Recently remodeled two-bedroom cottage in Haiku, very private, well appointed, close to Hookipa Beach and Paia Town. 

Maui Vacation rental

Haiku Maui Vacation rental

So the wind is back for this summer, make sure you get out and enjoy some quality time on the water windsurfing on Maui.  Hope to see you out in the water.

Aloha Steve,

Maui real estate

Steve & Ivy Nickens

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

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