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06-01-2020: South Maui

How did the past 30 days fare?
Posted by Ken K K Wong on June 01, 2020 in  STATS
Hello World,COVID has definitely affected real estate here in South Maui but not as strongly as you might think.  New listings range in price between $318,000 and $9,800,000.  Many of the new listings are coming to market at pre-COVID pricing but a few are priced well and are under contract. 9 properties to be exact.  Of the 31 properties sold, one property was listed and closed in the past 30 days.  28 properties cancelled and 6 expired.  Based on the numbers, people still want to buy... read more
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Fur Babies and COVID
Posted by Ken K K Wong on June 08, 2020 in  NEWS
The summer months are just around the corner and much of the country is loosening the restrictions that COVID-19 forced upon the world.  Just a reminder to wear your masks when needed, practice social distancing and wash your hands.  I received an email this morning about pets and COVID-19 and I think it is really important to share.  So the following link will bring you to a newsletter from FluentWoof: COVID-19 and Pets.  While the article starts out for dogs, there is a cat section t... read more
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Inter Island Travel

Posted by Ken K K Wong on June 18, 2020 in  NEWS
The state of Hawaii is now allowing travel between the islands.  Of course there are more things you have to do before you travel.  You must have your paperwork filled out before flying.  The following link will download the mandatory traveler health form: Inter Island Health Form.  Other recommendations:1. Check with your airline 24 hours before your flight2. 3 hours before flight enter health screening checkpoint and complete TSA3. On your flight, follow airline guidelines regarding COVID-194.... read more
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Open for Business...
Posted by Ken K K Wong on June 24, 2020 in  NEWS
Earlier today Governor Ige announced that he is easing restrictions for travelers to the islands.  This is great as Maui's business continue to struggle with the complications from COVID-19.  Travelers who have been tested negative before coming to the islands will not have to comply with the 14 day quarantine.  For those travelers who are not tested, YOU WILL be required to quarantine for 14 days.  Read more about the requirements here: Gov. Ige Announcement. The new Maui starts August 1, 2020.... read more
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Property Tax 2020

Maui County Rates
Posted by Ken K K Wong on June 02, 2020 in  Maui
Maui County property tax rates have changed once again.  I really think they are trying to find out a way to make it fair for everybody compared to a few years ago.  If you notice the rates are now tiered based on the assessed value of your property.  View the full sized version here: Maui County Property Tax Rates 2020.Ken K.K. Wong REALTOR(S) 58204Coldwell Banker Island Properties... read more
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