Selling Homes As-Is Pros and Cons

 Selling Homes As-Is Pros and Cons

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Maui Island Homes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Launipoko Homes Maui

Launiupoko homes

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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Maui Realtor

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

Maui Oceanfront Homes Northshore

Luxury Oceanfront Homes on Maui’s Northshore

Paia Maui Oceanfront home

Paia Maui oceanfront home

 

The North Shore of Maui is known for windsurfing, kiting and surfing.  You also have Maui oceanfront homes on the northshore for unique island living. You have a lot of world class action that takes place in Spreckelsville, Hookipa Beach Park and Peahi Maui, or known as Jaws.  If you happen to be looking for ocean front homes on Maui’s Northshore, there are several oceanfront homes to choose from. 

windsurfing maui

Windsurfing Maui

Just recently we had a couple big events on Maui’s Northshore. First off is the Nova Nova Aloha Classic windsurfing event.  It lasted for about a week in a half, with excellent conditions.  Couple Maui boys took top honors, Kevin Pritchard taking the win and exhibiting some amazing windsurfing skills in all kinds of conditions.  Second place finisher was Marcillo Browne beating out Maui’s Levi Siver taking third place.  I was at the event on a couple of the big days, these guys were ripping.

Maui oceanfront homes

Maui Oceanfront Homes

In-between the Aloha Classic, they held the Peahi Challenge Big Wave Event.  My son Micah Nickens is the marketing manager and handles the international pro surf team.  He manages to get his dad a VIP PASS.  Yes, I was excited to hang out with the best big wave surfers in the world.  Maui boy Billy Kemper took the win for the men’s in 20 to 25ft waves.  Maui’s Paige Alms took the win in the women’s division taking a few on the head and showing real skill surfing big waves at Jaws Maui.

Homes in Paia Maui

Homes in Paia Maui

So, the north shore of Maui is a very exciting place to call home.  There are several amazing oceanfront homes currently on the market.  One of my favorite properties is 22Waa Pl.  Beautiful oceanfront home, with 1.28 acres.  Luxurious two story residence that offers sweeping views of the Northshore. Home offers 7,384 sq.ft. of luxury living space overlooking the pool area.  There is also guest quarters build on this property.  Originally listed at $10,000,000, price has been reduced to $8,500,000 which at this price would be hard to buy the land and build out this impeccable island home.  You can view this manicured oceanfront home in Kuau Maui.

windsurfing Maui

My wife Ivy and sister  Vida, Maui girls

Recent sales also include 594 Stable Rd. 3.61 acres, three tmk’s, with three homes.  This oceanfront estate in Spreckelsville Maui sold for $18,000,000.  Another great ocean front home in Kuau Maui, was 23 Waa Pl. Another brand new oceanfront home with 6,258 sq.ft of living space, pool and guest quarters sold for an amazing price of $6,000,000 which was a steal.  You can view all oceanfront homes for sale from my website.

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Steve & Swiss clients and good friends

So if you’re looking for oceanfront real estate on Maui, Spreckelsville, Paia and Kuau area have a wide selection of unique island homes for sale.  You can visit my website to view all homes from Paia to Haiku Maui.  I have called the Northshore my home for over 40 years, selling real estate for 21 years.  So, give me a call and we can discuss about buying a home in Maui.  I also work all over the island from Wailea, to Kaanapali Maui.  Living on the north-shore is all about lifestyle.  I raised with my wife four kids, two are experience Maui watermen.  I took up windsurfing in the last five years, been surfing all my life. I love the life style Maui has to offer.  Keep in mind if you’re going to visiting Maui, I have a licensed B&B 2BR cottage that has a 5-star rating on VRBO & Air B&B.

Aloha see you soon.

Maui Realtor

Just Sold 33 Kai Nana Pl. Kula Maui, Kula Real Estate

I just sold this Kula Home at 33 Kai Nana Pl. Kula Maui.  Owning a home on Maui is life changing.  It’s a lifestyle change that always follows, maybe you dreamed of the perfect garden, flourishing with flowers and vegetables.  From this island home at Kai Nana Pl. it’s just a short trip down to the ocean for a windsurfing or surfing session.  Just maybe you would like to sign up for an art class at the Hui No”eau Visual Arts Center.

Homes in Kaula Maui

Homes in Kula Maui

33 Kula Nani offers two bedrooms with a large master bedroom with bamboo floors. What I really like about this home was the location.  Close to the store for grocery’s and Kula Bistro for great dinning, with tennis courts just down the street.  This Kula home was listed for five days before we received above asking price.  Listed at $595,000, closed at $600,000.  It’s really important to price your home within recent sale in the last six months if you want to sell your home.

Buying Homes in Kula Maui

Buying Homes in Kula Maui

So if your looking at buying a home in Kula Maui. Give me a call. I been selling Maui real estate in the Upcountry Kula, and northshore area for 21 years.  You can sign up to receive email updates on all new homes coming on the market.  The Upcountry real estate market in places like Makawao, Pukalani and Kula have been very active this year.  (Search for all homes in Kula currently for sale.)

Kula Maui

Kula Maui

If your thinking about selling your Maui home anytime soon, give me a call.  I would love to talk to you about the value of your home, and provide a comprehensive list of what like kind properties that sold in your area. I also would like to explain how I can best represent you in the marketing and successful sale of your island home.  I work with Island Sotheby’s International Realty.  We have offices in Wailea, Makawao and Napili to better serve you.  My name is Steve Nickens, I been calling Maui home for over 43 years and know the island well.  So give me a call, I will be looking forward to help you with all your Maui real estate needs.

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Homes in Maui

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website nickensmaui.com

Pineapple Cottage Haiku Vacation Rental

 

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,

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Steve & Ivy Nickens

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Offices in Wailea, Makawao and Napili to better serve you

 

 

 

Maui Northshore Homes in Paia and Haiku Maui

Homes on Maui northshore

Homes on Maui Northshore

As we are heading into spring season on Maui’s north shore, there are a couple beautiful oceanfront homes that have come on the market.  If you are looking for oceanfront real estate in Paia and Spreckelsville area, here are a couple oceanfront homes. This photo in the picture was recently listed.  33 Nalu St. in Paia Maui is listed at $4,700,000.  Beautiful home, you can view this oceanfront home from my website.

Maui northshore oceanfront homes

Maui northshore oceanfront homes

Here is another amazing oceanfront property, 27 Lae St in Paia Maui price at $6,995,000.  This truly is an incredible home.  I love the wood ceiling, and how the interior is laid out to complement the surrounding ocean-views.  You can view all photos and additional information from this page. Maui’s northshore has a lot to offer, Paia oceanfront homes, to homes in places like Kuau Bay View.  So if you have questions about buying real estate on Maui I would love to meet up with you.  I been selling real estate on Maui for 21 years, and loving life on Maui for over 43 years.

Windsurfing on Maui

Steve Windsurfing on Maui

My family enjoys the life that living on the north shore can provide.  Paia town is truly the center of the surfing and windsurfing community on Maui. My son is the marketing manager for Da Kine and handles their international pro team and is a stand out surfer on Maui.  My other son is computer programmer on Maui, and excels in the surf, having won Honolua Bay Legends contest couple years ago.

So what can I say, life is good on Maui. So if you’re looking for that home on Maui’s northshore. Give me a call to discuss finding the right home on Maui’s northshore.

Surfing on Maui

My son Micah at Jaws Maui

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maui oceanfront homes

Steve and Ivy

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website: www.nickensmaui.com

Haiku Maui Vacation Rental Maui’s Northshore

Haiku Maui vacation rental on Maui’s Northshore

Haiku Maui vacation rental

Haiku Maui Vacation Rental

My wife and I start a new vacation rental in Haiku Maui. Pineapple Cottage in Haiku Maui, started in business December 2015.  We spent four months remodeling our cottage. Our first clients from Switzerland check in as we were moving our tools out.  Pineapple Cottage is located on 2.5 acres of lush, tropical Haiku land.  We first started building our main home 26 years ago.  Lots of love and hard work, to create something that my wife and I have always dreamed of.  Our kids are grown up and have their own kids.  So it made sense to us get permitted with the county and start our new enterprise.

Pineapple Cottage Haiku Maui

Pineapple Cottage Haiku Maui

Pineapple Cottage is a labor of love, we tried to make it as comfortable as we would like with our own home. We installed new wood floors, granite counter tops and demo and installed a new walk in shower.  My wife Ivy, is an artist, so her personnel touches are reflected through out the unit. Our first guest where visiting from Switzerland.  They stayed for 19 nights and loved staying at our cottage.

Haiku Maui Vacation Rental

Haiku Maui Vacation Rental

Living off the land has always been a dream of ours. We planted all the things that we love, from an orchard with citrus, avacado’s, breadfruit trees, bananas, papaya’s, tropical palms and flowers.  I also have an organic garden for fresh veggies.  Haiku is a special place, 20 minutes from airport, 10 minutes to Hookipa Beach Park for a morning surf session. Hookipa is also a world class Maui windsurfing spot.  They hold the Aloha Classic there every year.

Maui Windsurfing

Maui windsurfing

 

This is Levi Siver a hot windsurfer from Maui.  We also have beautiful beaches like Baldwin Beach, located just the other side of Paia town.

Baldwin Beach Maui

Baldwin Beach Maui

Haiku town is a very cool place. You have great places to eat, surf shops and factories. Goya Maui windsurfing is located in the cannery.  Makawao Town is an old Cowboy Town.  Great place for shopping and places to eat.

maui oceanfront real estate

Maui Oceanfront Real Estate

Haiku is in the heart of the northshore.  Close to world famous Jaws big wave surfing spot, also you will find windsurfing and kiting from Kanaha Beach Park to Spreckelsville Maui.  Paia town is just 10 to 15 minute drive from the Pineapple Cottage.  Paia is really a cool town, with great food, surf shops, Mana Foods for healthy foods. You will also find plenty of boutique shops to browse through town.

Northshore Maui

Haiku Maui

So if your looking for an island getaway, Pineapple Cottage located in the heart of Haiku is an excellent choice for an island getaway. You can visit our website for more photos and information.  We are also on VRBO.COMWe also are on VRBO.COM for more information on Booking a visit.  My name is Steven Nickens, and I work with Island Sotheby’s International Realty. So give me a call.  You can also check for Maui real estate on this website.

 

 

 

maui real estate

Maui real estate

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Offices in Wailea, Makawao, and Napili

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website: nickens@maui.net

Experience Up-Country Kula Maui

Up-Country Kula Maui Homes

homes in upcountry maui

Kula homes in Maui

Upcountry Maui offers one of the most scenic displays of beauty with morning sunrise over Haleakala Crater, to epic sunsets overlooking South Maui. Kula has a variety of homes for sale, which range from homes with organic gardens, to ranch homes with ten or more acres of pasture land.

 

You will discover different neighborhoods in Kula, places like Kula 200 with two-acre estate homes. What makes Kula 200 so special is the exquisite estate homes, with tropical landscape property. It is also just minutes away from Kula Hwy, and a twenty minute drive to Kahului Town.

 

Homes in Kula Maui

Homes in Kula Maui

Now if you’re seeking seclusion, you will find Kula homes for sale in the most desirable setting. Places like Poli Poli Rd. Kind of out of the way quiet farming community mixed with rural homes. I just closed a home at 520 Poli Poli Rd, a historic estate home, with an acre and half of land to catch unforgettable sunset views. Poli Poli would be an incredible place to call home.

Buying homes in Kula Maui

Buying homes in Kula Maui

Now one of my favorite places on Maui has to be Keokea, which is a small community located minutes past Kula School on Kula Hwy. Keokea offers a classic turn of the century mom and pops store, gas station with great prices. I love a morning drive to visit Grandma’s Coffee, for a cup of coffee and fresh baked goods, as they say broke da mouth.

The Chinese immigrant’s workers had a Hugh influence in Kula, from farming, to influence in archetiure, and the cultural lifestyle. Keokea is known for being a farming community, with fields of vegetables, flowers, and also ranch lands. You are also minutes away from Ulupalakua Ranch and Tedeschi vineyards, well worth the visit. Keokea would be a great place to buy a home and take in the upcountry lifestyle.

Upcountry Maui

Upcountry Kula Maui

Lower Kula Maui, offers more of a mild climate with warmer temperatures. It is the perfect elevation for farming and ranching. I just closed 26-acres on Omaopio Rd. Beautiful secluded land with sweeping ocean views. My clients are going to farm the property with fruit trees to begin with.

 

Upcountry Maui

Upcountry Maui

Kula Glen is located on the oceanside of Kula Hwy, 2-acre estate homes, with many homes enjoying magnificent ocean views, and vibrant sunsets. You also have Axis Deer roaming the slopes of lower Haleakala.

So buying a home in Kula Maui offers you many options, from small rural home on 10,000 square foot lots, to large ranch estates with thriving gardens and pastures.
You can search for homes for sale in Kula Maui, from my website at nickensmaui.com. I work with Island Sotheby’s International Realty, we have offices in Makawao Town, Wailea, and Napili to better serve you.

I been selling Maui real estate for over 20 years, finding that right property to fit your lifestyle is where experience and local knowledge come in. If you’re interested in receiving email updates on all new homes for sale in Kula, fill out this form and I can set you up to receive email updates daily. You can also search for homes for sale on the northshore of Maui in Paia and Spreckelsville and Haiku Maui homes for sale.

Buying homes in kula Maui

Buying Homes in Kula Maui

Now if you’re thinking about selling you’re home in Kula, visit “Why List With Sotheby’s”. Island Sotheby’s International Realty offers innovative technology, local knowledge, with global connections. So give me a call, I would love to help you with your next purchase, or representing you in the effective sale of your home in Kula Maui.

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Aloha,
Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR
Island Sotheby’s International Realty
Offices in Wailea, Makawao and Napili
Cell: -280-2208
Email: nickens@maui.net
Website: nickensmaui.com.

New Listing Haiku Maui Cottage

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New listing in Haiku Maui. Charming plantation design cottage located in the heart of Haiku Maui. If you’re looking at buying a home in Haiku Maui, this is a great entry level home with three bedrooms with a little rustic charm. Just under 700 sq.ft. of living space on a 12,000 sq.ft. lot.

Home in Haiku Maui

Home in Haiku Maui


Located just down the street from the cannery, home to Kazuma Surfboards, Dakine and Goya Sailboard, there is also a café for morning breakfast. You are also just minutes away to Hookipa Beach Park for a morning surf, or windsurfing when the trade winds pick up.
Haiku Maui has become a very popular place to call home. People are looking to live the country life, grow a garden and put down some roots. Myself I enjoy driving by the north shore every day, maybe getting out for an early morning surf at Hookipa, or a morning walk on the beach at Baldwin Beach. So if you’re looking at buying a home in Haiku Maui, this island home is listed at $459,000.

Homes in Haiku Maui

Homes in Haiku Maui


You can search all Maui real estate for sale from Wailea, Kaanapali, to Upcountry Maui from my website. To view this new Haiku listing, you can click on this link to view this and other homes in Haiku for sale. I also have 14-acres in Manawai on the ocean side of Hana Hwy. Beautiful property with amazing ocean views listed at $2,100,000.

Homes in Haiku Maui

Homes in Haiku Maui


You can sign up to receive email updates on all new homes and condos that come on the market daily. My name is Steven Nickens, I work with Island Sotheby’s International Realty. Maui has been my home for over 41 years, and I been selling real estate on Maui for 20 years. So if you have question about real estate on Maui, give me a call. We have offices in Upcountry Maui, Wailea, and Napili Maui to better serve you.

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website: nickensmaui.com

Kua’aina Ridge Home Sold in Pukalani Maui

Pukalani maui homesKua’aina Ridge home in Pukalani just sold.

Kua Aina ridge mauiI just closed the sale of a home in Kua’aina Ridge in Upcountry Maui.  A three bedroom home with excellent views of the northshore sold for $640,000.  This charming home located close to Pukalani Shopping center, and the local community center.  Shopping and tennis were within minutes for Kua’aina Ridge.  You can search the mls for homes for sale in Pukalani from my website.

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Pukalani Home

So if you happen to be in the market for a home in Upcountry Maui. Search for homes in Kula Maui for sale, and ares like Makawao Maui, I have a new stunning house and cottage on half acre for sale, priced at $875,000. Another popular area for buying homes in Haiku Maui.  Haiku offers 2-plus acres in a tropical setting, with minutes to the nortshore for surfing and windsurfing on Maui. You can sign up to receive email updates on all new homes for sale on Maui.

If you’re thinking about selling you’re home on Maui, visit why list with Island Sotheby’s International Realty, and discover the benefit with working with an international real estate firm, and a experience Maui real estate agent with over 20 years experience selling Maui real estate.  My name is Steven Nickens, I been calling Maui homes for over 40 years.  We have offices in Upcountry Maui, Wailea, and Napili Maui to better serve you.

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Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

New Home For Sale Maui Uplands Makawao Maui

I just listed a new home for sale in Maui Uplands.

Maui Uplands home Maui

Maui Uplands Home Maui

Find your own paradise in Maui Uplands. What makes this island house and cottage so unique? First of all the property boast beautiful landscaping, rock walls, and avocado trees in a private setting. Also included two bedroom cottage and large storage area downstairs in the main house.

Homes in upcountry Maui

Homes in Upcountry Maui

If you’re looking at buying a home on Maui that has been meticulously put together, with quality finishing, this might be your next home.  Buying a home on Maui can be a challenge sometimes. This island home is exquisite, every feature,and board in the house has been painted or finished by the owner, who specialty is building custom homes.

Buying Homes on Maui

Buying Homes on Maui

The living area offer solid oak floors and wood cabinets.  This home in Maui Uplands offers three bedrooms with a custom master bath and hall bath.

Maui Uplands Maui

Maui Uplands Maui

Maui Uplands subdivision is set in the middle of Upcountry Maui, on half acre lots.  Maui Uplands offers a private clubhouse, two tennis courts, and pool. Search homes for sale in Makawao and Olinda Maui.

 

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Homes in Maui Hawaii – Master Bedroom

The master bath has koa woods, and granite counter tops, with impeccable craftsmanship in also the hall bathroom. Sign up to receive email updates on all new homes for sale in Maui.

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Master Bath

So if you’re looking at buying a home in Maui, give me a call. You can search all homes in Upcountry Maui from my website at nickensmaui.com. If you’re thinking about selling you’re home on Maui, visit why list with Island Sotheby’s International Realty, and experience the difference with working with an international real estate firm, and a Maui real estate agent with over 20 years experience selling Maui real estate.

Maui real estate for sale

Maui Homes For Sale

 

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Office in Wailea, Makawao, and Napili

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net