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South Maui Statistics

May 8 to May 15
Posted by Ken K K Wong on May 15, 2021 in  uncategorized
How can it be May 15th already?  Time is sure starting to fly.  In the past week the second COVID test upon arrival to Maui protocols went into effect.  As of today, no negative tests were reported as a result of those tests.  The CDC says if you are fully vaccinated, no masks.  That's great but how will people determine if you are vaccinated or not? Hmmm...South Maui's real estate market is still going strong.  Not as strong as a few months ago but compared to last year, STRONG! ... read more
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South Maui Statistics

May 3 to May 10
Posted by Ken K K Wong on May 10, 2021 in  Market Updates
Median sales prices in both single family residences and condominiums continue to rise.  Inventory is still on the decline, interest rates are still low too.  The following link with bring you to the latest statistics for South Maui this past week.  If you have questions about a specific neighborhood or condominium complex, please get in touch with me. South Maui Statistics: May 3rd to May 10th... read more
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Maui Visitors FYI

Pay to Play...
Posted by Ken K K Wong on April 25, 2021 in  Maui
I took a little drive down to Makena yesterday and there were so many cars parked along the road.  Reason?  Makena, Iao Valley and Wainapanapa now require visitors to pay an entrance/parking fee.  This applies to only non residents of Hawaii.  For example if you wanted to go to Makena and are a visitor, there would be a parking fee for the car ($10) and a fee for each of the persons ($5) visiting the beach.  Payment is being accepted via kiosks.  Maui County has to make money some... read more
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COVID Update

April 7, 2021
Posted by Ken K K Wong on April 07, 2021 in  COVID-19
Mayor Victorino asks the governor to have trans pacific travelers coming to Maui a mandatory second test after arriving to the valley isle.  Governor Ige approves.  In short, a pre-test is mandatory and must be taken within 72 hours of your final destination prior to coming to Hawaii.  A second test to be paid by the County of Maui will be administered upon arrival.  If you don't have proof of a negative test, quarantine rules apply.  To view the full article from Maui Now click the followi... read more
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What's with 19?

South Maui Luxury
Posted by Ken K K Wong on April 05, 2021 in  NEWS
Many people thought that the real estate prices would drop due to COVID.  That's just not true.  In most cases, sought after properties are under contract within hours or a few days.  I've met several owners who are working from home and from Silicon Valley.  They sold their properties in the Bay Area and came to Maui and still have money to spare.  Our little island out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is becoming a haven since our COVID numbers are so low compared to the mainland. ... read more
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