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Mauna Kea Resort
Mauna Kea Resort is a beautiful 1,839-acre resort located on the West Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. This Kohala Coast resort contains two world class hotels, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

These hotels are located along some of the most pristine white sand beaches in all of Waiulaula at Mauna KeaHawaii. The luxurious homes located in Mauna Kea Resort are second to none, with everything from private oceanfront homes to condos with sweeping ocean views.

The Mauna Kea Resort also offers its residents access to two Championship Golf Courses, the Seaside Tennis Club, a Fitness Center, and the Mauna Kea Spa. Some of the many restaurants include Number 3, the Hua Tree Lanai, the Copper Bar Cafe, Clambake and the Manta.

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At the time of this writing (Oct 20th), there were 8 single-family homes and 1 condo Mauna Kea Resortfor sale in the Mauna Kea Resort, with 5 homes and 2 condos in escrow. Of the single-family homes for sale, the highest priced one is listed at $9,950,000, and is located at 62-3692 Kiekiena Place in The Bluffs at Mauna Kea, while the highest priced condo on the market is listed at $3,400,000 and is the Villas at Mauna Kea #33.

At the other end of the spectrum, the lowest priced single-family home on the market is at 62-3997 Moani Pikake Ct in Moani Heights and is listed at $1,975,000. While the lowest priced condo currently for sale is listed at $910,000 and is Kumalani at the Uplands #C1.

Mauna Kea ResortThe sale of single-family homes in Mauna Kea Resort remained steady the last the quarters, with 4 single-family homes selling in Q3. The highest priced of these homes sold for $2,950,000 from a list price of $3,350,000 and is located at 62-3458 Aloalii Pl in the Fairways North. The lowest priced single-family home sold in Mauna Kea Resort is Waiulaula at Mauna Kea #331, and it sold for $2,115,000, from a list price of $2,226,000.

The highest priced condo to sell in Q3 went for $1,950,000, from a list price of $2,000,000 and is Waiulaula at Mauna Kea #302, while the lowest priced condo to sell is Kumulani at the Uplands #J3. It sold for $862,000, from a list price of $919,000.

Analysis: The sale of single-family homes in Mauna Kea Resort has bounced back the last few quarters after three quarters of zero sales, while the condo sale in Q3 fell to just one unit after three quarters of 4 or more units sold. The low amount of inventory could be a contributing factor to the relatively low volume of sales.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Mauna Kea Resort, or anywhere on the Kohala Coast, contact me today. I will help make your Hawaiian Real Estate dreams a reality. Mahalo

Highlights of the 2019 Q3 Mauna Kea Resort Update 

  • Number of homes currently for sale – 8
  • Number of homes currently in escrow - 1
  • Number of condos currently for sale – 5
  • Number of condos currently in escrow - 2
  • Highest priced home currently for sale – $9,950,000 62-3692 Kiekiena Pl in The Bluffs at Mauna Kea
  • Highest priced condo currently for sale - $3,400,000 Villas at Mauna Kea #33
  • Lowest priced home currently for sale – $1,975,000 – 62-3997 Moani Pikake Ct, Moani Heights
  • Lowest priced condo currently for sale - $910,000 Kumulani at the Uplands #C1
  • Number of homes sold in Q3 (July – Sept) – 4
  • Number of Condos sold in Q3 (July – Sept) – 1
  • Highest priced home sold in Q3 – $2,950,000 62-3458 Aloalii Pl, Fairways North
  • Highest priced condo sold in Q3 - $1,950,000 Waiulaula at Mauna Kea #302
  • Lowest priced home sold in Q3 – $2,115,000 Waiulaula at Mauna Kea #331
  • Lowest priced condo sold in Q3 - $3,475,000 Kumulani at the Uplands #J3

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Posted by Korby Matsen RB-21643 on November 3rd, 2019 8:19 AM

Hali'i Kai
Waikoloa Beach Resort is a beautiful resort located on the West Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. This world famous Kohala Coast resort
contains everything to make your Hawaiian experience complete. Waikoloa Beach Resort is home to two resort hotels, the Hilton Waikoloa Village Hotel and the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa.

Kings Shops
There is also a wide variety of shopping choices at the Queen’s Marketplace or the King’s Shops, and amazing restaurants like Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill, the Macaroni Grill and the Lava Lava Beach Club. Waikoloa Beach Resort also contains two world class golf courses, the Beach Course and the King’s Course, and of course, the spectacular white sand beaches are also at your doorstep.


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At the time of this writing (Oct 9nd), there was just 1 single-family homes for sale in Waikoloa Beach Resort but 7 homes in escrow. Since there is only 1 single-family Waikoloa Beach Resorthome on the market, it represents both the highest priced and the lowest priced home on the market. It is priced at $4,800,000 and is located at 69-1037 Kolea Kai Cir, in Kolea.


In the condo market there are currently 37 condos for sale and 11 units in escrow in Waikoloa Beach Resort, with the highest price one listed at $1,999,000 and is Unit #2C in the Kolea Condos community. While at the other end of the spectrum, the lowest priced condo on the market is listed at $325,000 and is Unit #138 in The Shores at Waikoloa Beach.

In the 3rd Quarter of 2019, there were 5 single-family homes sold in the Waikoloa Beach Resort. The highest priced single-family home sold for $1,334,048 from a list Waikoloa Beach Resortprice of the same amount, and is located at 69-9250 Ainamalu St, in the Ainamalu at Waikoloa Beach development. The single-family home with the lowest selling price is also located in the Ainamalu at Waikoloa Beach development, at 69-9245 Ainamalu St and it sold for $926,500, from a list price of the same amount.

Meanwhile, in this time frame between July and September 2019, there were 18 condos sold in Waikoloa Beach Resort. The highest priced of these is Unit #8G in the Hali’i Kai community that sold for $1,150,000, from a list price of $1,200,000. While the condo with the lowest sales price went for $335,000, from a list price of $369,000. It is Unit 208 located in the Shores at Waikoloa Beach Resort.

KoleaAnalysis: Sales of condos in the Waikoloa Beach Resort have continued at a steady pace throughout 2019. Even with slight decrease in inventory available we continue to be in a balanced market in the condo segment. The single-family home inventory available in the Ainamalu at Waikoloa Beach as been mostly sold off, but there will be more coming when they start the next phase.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Waikoloa Beach Resort, or anywhere on the Kohala Coast, contact me today. I will help you make your Hawaiian Real Estate dreams a reality. Mahalo

Highlights of the Waikoloa Beach Market Update for Q3 2019

  • Number of Homes currently for sale – 1
  • Number of Homes currently in escrow - 7
  • Number of Condos currently for sale – 37
  • Number of Condos currently in escrow - 11
  • Highest priced home currently for sale - $4,800,000 69-1037 Kolea Kai Cir in Kolea
  • Highest priced condo currently for sale - $1,999,000 Kolea Condos #2C
  • Lowest priced home currently for sale – $4,800,000 69-1037 Kolea Kai Cir in Kolea
  • Lowest priced condo currently for sale - $325,000 The Shores at Waikoloa Beach #138
  • Number of homes sold in Q3 (July – Sept) – 5
  • Number of Condos sold in Q3 (July – Sept) – 18
  • Highest priced home sold in Q3 – $1,334,048 69-9250 Ainamalu St
  • Highest priced condo sold in Q3 - $1,150,000 Halii Kai 8G
  • Lowest priced home sold in Q3 – $926,500 69-9245 Ainamalu St
  • Lowest priced condo sold in Q3 - $335,000 Shores at Waikoloa Beach Resort #208

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Posted by Korby Matsen RB-21643 on October 13th, 2019 1:27 PM

Mauna Lani Resort
Mauna Lani is a beautiful resort located on the West Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. This Kohala Coast resort covers over 3,200 acres and contains 15 separate neighborhoods. From private oceanfront homes to secluded condos, there is something for every discerning buyer. 
The Mauna Lani Resort offers its residents two Championship Golf Courses, the Mauna Lani Beach Club and a Spa and Fitness Center.

Also, within the resort are two luxury hotels, the Auberge Resort, Mauna Lani The Shops at Mauna Lani(currently closed for renovations) and the Fairmont Orchid Hotel. Both hotels offer a variety of activities and dining options. The Shops at Mauna Lani also provide plenty of restaurants choices, including Tommy Bahamas’ and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, as well as a variety of shops and boutiques, and of course, the world-class, white sand beaches await your discovery.

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Mauna Lani Resort At the time of this writing (Oct 1st), there were 14 single-family homes for sale and 3 homes in escrow in the Mauna Lani Resort, with 32 condos for sale and 6 in escrow. Of the single-family homes for sale, the highest priced one is listed at $8,500,000, and is located at 68-1026 Honokaope Pl in the 49 Black Sand community, while the highest priced condo on the market is listed at $3,300,000 and is unit #2B1R in The Residences of Laulea. 


At the other end of the spectrum, the lowest priced single-family home on the market is located at 68-1122 N Kaniku Dr #343, in the Ka Milo at Mauna Lani development. Golf Villas at mauna LaniIt is listed at $1,699,000. On the condo side, the lowest priced unit currently on the market is listed at the $549,000, and is #E-1, in the Palm Villas at Mauna Lani.

When it comes to sales in 3rd Quarter, the number of condos sold was, as usual, quite higher than the number of single-family homes sold. In the Q3 time frame of July 2019 through September 2019 there were 5 single-family homes sold in the Mauna Lani Resort, while 20 condos were sold.

Of the 5 homes that sold, the highest priced one is located at 68-1063 Honokaope Pl, also in 49 Black Sand, and it sold for $2,000,000, from a list price of $2,250,000. Mauna Lani Resort While the lowest priced single-family home to sell is located at 68-1122 N Kaniku Dr
#347, in Ka Milo at Mauna Lani. It sold for $1,499,000, from a list price of the same amount.

The highest priced of the 20 condos sold in Q3 was Mauna Lani Terrace #D301 and it had a sale price of $1,750,000, from a list price of the same amount, while the condo with the lowest sale price went for $540,000, from a list price of $541,000 and is Unit #J3 in the Golf Villas at Mauna Lani.

Analysis: The sales volume of condos in Mauna Lani Resort have seen an uptick in Q2 & Q3 compared to the latter part of 2018 and beginning of 2019, with a corresponding drop in inventory. This puts Maina Lani Resort in a balanced market between buyers and sellers. However, in the single-family home segment, the sales volume has been steady, but not enough to deplete the inventory levels, keeping it in a buyer’s market.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Mauna Lani Resort, or are looking to save money on your Vacation Rental Management fees, contact me today. I will help make your Hawaiian Real Estate dreams a reality. Market Updates for other areas of the Kohala Coast can be found on the Market Update Page of my website. Mahalo

Highlights of the Q3 2019 Mauna Lani Market Update 

  • Number of homes currently for sale – 14
  • Number of homes currently in escrow - 3
  • Number of condos currently for sale – 32
  • Number of condos currently in escrow - 6
  • Highest priced home currently for sale – $8,500,000 68-1026 Honokaope Pl, in 49 Black Sand
  • Highest priced condo currently for sale - $3,300,000 Residences of Laulea #2B1R
  • Lowest priced home currently for sale – $1,699,000 68-1122 N Kaniku Dr #343
  • Lowest priced condo currently for sale - $549,000 Palm Villas at Mauna Lani #E-1
  • Number of homes sold in Q3 (July – Sept) – 5
  • Number of condos sold in Q3 (July – Sept) – 20
  • Highest priced home sold in Q3 – $2,000,000 – 68-1063 Honokaope Pl, in 49 Black Sand
  • Highest priced condo sold in Q3 - $1,750,000 Mauna Lani Terrace #D301
  • Lowest priced home sold in Q3 –$1,499,000 68-1122 N Kaniku Dr #347
  • Lowest priced condo sold in Q3 - $540,000 Golf Villas at Mauna Lani #J3

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Posted by Korby Matsen RB-21643 on October 5th, 2019 11:14 AM

North Kohala
North Kohala is a majestic area located at the northern tip of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is home to the two small towns of Hawi and Kapa’au. Hawi is most famous for being the bicycle turnaround point for the annual Ironman World Championship held each October, and its charming downtown area contains many small shops, and restaurants, including the famous Bamboo Restaurant. Hawi is also the 2nd office location of Hawaii Luxury Real Estate.

Ironman Championship
The other small town, Kapaa’u, also contains a small downtown area with assorted shops and cafes, and is home to the original King Kamehama I Statue. A little farther south down the coast is where the gated, upscale communities of Kohala Ranch, Kohala By-the-Sea and Kohala Waterfront are located.

North Kohala contains miles of pastoral, undeveloped land, as well as a variety of North Kohalabeautiful homes, from small plantation homes to large estates, many with stunning ocean views. The southern end of North Kohala contains the gated communities of Kohala Ranch, containing many luxury homes with large lots, as well as many acreage lots where you can build your own Hawaiian dream home. The most alluring character of the Kohala Ranch area is that virtually every home and lot features panoramic ocean views.


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North KohalaAt the time of this writing (Sept 1st), there were 57 homes for sale in the North Kohala area and 15 homes in escrow. In the land lot market, there are 122 lots for sale, with 4 lots in escrow. There are no condos located in North Kohala, so there are no statistics for that market segment.  Of the homes for sale, the highest priced one is an almost waterfront home located at 59-134 Kihi Kihi Pl in Kohala Waterfront and is listed at $3,700,000.  

The highest priced land lot for sale is listed at $18,500,000 and is 498 pristine acres on Kohala RanchLokahi Rd in Kapa’au. At the other end of the spectrum, the lowest priced home on the market is located at
53-4389 Akoni Pule Hwy in Kapa’au, a fixer upper listed at the low price of $110,000, while the lowest priced lot for sale is 3 acres on Ka Nani Dr in Kohala Ranch, currently listed at $159,000.

Sales continue to be steady in North Kohala, with the Q2 time frame of April through June 2019 seeing 21 homes and 12 land lots sold. The highest priced of these homes is North Kohalalocated at 55-3287 Hoea Makai Rd in Hawi. It was listed at $5,800,000 and sold for $2,750,000. The highest priced land lot to sell went for $550,000 from a list price of $595,000. It is 29.2 acres located in Kapa’au.


The lowest priced home to sell in North Kohala was listed at $212,000 and sold for $192,800. It is located at 55-3429 Keawe Iki St in Hawi, while the lowest priced lot to sell went for $85,000 from a list price of $143,000. It is a 14,898 sq ft lot in Hawi.

Analysis: Sales volume and inventory levels in North Kohala continue to remain steady, keeping the house market in North Kohala in a balanced market. But if you are looking for raw land, lots are plentiful and North Kohala continues to be in Buyers’ Market.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the North Kohala area, or anywhere on the Kohala Coast, contact me today. I will help make your Hawaiian Real Estate dreams a reality. You can read real estate market updates of other areas on the Kohala Coast on the Market Update Page of my website.

Highlights of the North Kohala Q2 2019 Market Update

  • Number of homes currently for sale – 57
  • Number of homes currently in escrow – 15
  • Number of land lots currently for sale - 122
  • Number of land lots currently in escrow - 4
  • Highest priced home currently for sale – $3,700,000 – 59-134 Kihi Kihi Pl, Kohala Waterfront
  • Highest priced land lot currently for sale - $18,500,000 – 498 Acres, Lokahi Rd, Kapa’au
  • Lowest priced home currently for sale – $110,000 - 53-4389 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapa’au
  • Lowest priced land lot currently for sale - $159,900 – 3 Acres, Ka Nani Dr, Kohala Ranch
  • Number of homes sold in Q2 (Apr – Jun) – 21
  • Number of land lots sold in Q2 (Apr – Jun) - 12
  • Highest priced home sold in Q2 – $2,750,000 55-3287 Hoea Makai Rd, Hawi
  • Highest priced land lot sold in Q2 - $550,000 – 29.2 Acres, Kapa’au
  • Lowest priced home sold in Q2 - $192,800 - 55-3429 Keawe Iki St, Hawi
  • Lowest priced land lot sold in Q2 - $85,000 – 14,898 sq ft, Hawi Village, Hawi

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Posted by Korby Matsen RB-21643 on September 29th, 2019 3:22 PM

Mauna Lani Point
The Kohala Coast is a spectacular area located on the west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The Big Island got its name to differentiate it between the State of Hawaii and the Island of Hawaii.

The Kohala Coast is split into two areas, North Kohala and South Kohala, with North Kohala covering the more rural northern end of the island, containing the small towns of Hawi and Kapa’au, as well as the Kohala Ranch communities.

Mauna Lani Resort
South Kohala
covers the major, world class resorts of Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani and Waikoloa Beach Resorts’, the small town of Waikoloa Village, located 6 miles inland from the resorts and Waimea, the beautiful town in the interior Waimea Valley. You can find market updates for many of these areas by visiting the Market Update Page on my website.


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The number of single-family homes sold in August 2019 in Kohala increased slightly Colony Villasover last August, with 36 homes selling in August this year, up from 34 homes selling in August 2018. This boost came from the increase in sales volume in North Kohala, with the volume in North Kohala rising moderately from 2 homes sold in August 2018 to 7 homes this year, while South Kohala’s August 2019 number fell to 29 single-family homes from 32 homes last August. The number of condos sold in August 2019 also experienced a drop, with sales volume falling from the 2018 number, down from 37 units last August to 23 units this year.    

Although the numbers were mixed, the year to date volume in 2019 is down in all Mauna Lani Resort market segments. There were 232 single-family homes sold this year in Kohala, down from 248 homes being sold by this time in 2018.  This decrease was felt in both parts of Kohala with the number of single-family homes sold in North Kohala decreasing slightly, (from 48 homes in 2018 to 45 homes this year) while the sales volume in South Kohala had an even larger decrease (from 200 single-family homes sold last year to 187 homes this year). The year-to-date number of condos sold is also behind last year’s pace, falling from 222 units sold last year, to 217 units sold in 2019.

Although the decrease in the number of single-family homes sold in August 2019 was Kohala Coastfelt in all regions, the change in median sales price was not. The median sale price in North Kohala rose from $612,338 in August 2018 to an amazing $725,000 in August of this year, while in South Kohala, the median sales price experienced a slight decrease, falling from $577,500 in August 2018 to $565,000 in August this year. The condo market also experienced the downward slide in prices, with the August 2019 median sales price falling to $525,000 from $585,000 in August 2018.

As with the monthly sales volumes, the year-to-date median sales price also fell across Kohala Waterfrontall market segments, except North Kohala. The median year-to-date sales price in the condo market experienced the largest drop, falling a slight 0.95% from $525,000 in 2018 to $520,000 this year. Meanwhile, South Kohala’s single family home median sales price received an even smaller drop, decreasing 0.34% from $595,000 in 2018 to $593,000 this year. The single-family homes in North Kohala saw the only increase, rising 0.69%, from $864,000 in 2018 to $870,000 this year.


Analysis:
 
As we progress through 2019, both the monthly and year-to-date sales volumes have declined over the 2018 numbers. The price appreciation is also stagnant in most markets.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home anywhere on the Kohala Coast, contact me today. I will produce a customized market report for the neighborhood or area you are interested in. Mahalo.

August 2019 Kohala Coast Market Highlights

  • No. of single-family homes sold in North Kohala – 7
  • No. of single-family homes sold in South Kohala - 29
  • No. of condo units sold in South Kohala - 23
  • YTD No. of single-family homes sold in North Kohala – 45
  • YTD No. of single-family homes sold in South Kohala – 187
  • YTD No. of condo units sold in South Kohala - 217
  • Median sales price of a single-family home in North Kohala - $725,000
  • Median sales price of a single-family home in South Kohala - $565,000
  • Median sales price of a condo in South Kohala - $525,000
  • YTD median sales price of a single-family home in North Kohala - $870,000
  • YTD median sales price of a single-family home in South Kohala - $593,000
  • YTD median sales price of a condo in South Kohala - $520,000           

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Posted by Korby Matsen RB-21643 on September 25th, 2019 10:01 AM

Kohala by the Sea
The Kohala Coast is a majestic area located on the west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The Big Island received its name as to differentiate it between the State of Hawaii and the Island of Hawaii. The Kohala Coast is split into two areas, North Kohala and South Kohala, with North Kohala covering the more rural northern end of the island, 
containing the small towns of Hawi and Kapa’au, as well as the Kohala Ranch communities on the south end. 

Tommy Bahamas
South Kohala
contains the world class resorts of Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani and Waikoloa Beach Resort’s, the small town of Waikoloa Village, located 6 miles inland from the resorts and Waimea, the beautiful town in the interior Waimea Valley. You can find market updates for many of these areas by visiting the Market Update Page on my website.


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The number of single-family homes sold in July 2019 in Kohala had a slight increase over July 2018, with 35 homes selling in July of this year, up from 31 homes selling in Mauna Lani Resort July 2018. That increase in sales volume was felt in both the South Kohala market, as well as North Kohala.

The South Kohala market had an sales increase from 27 single-family homes sold in July 2018 to 28 homes this July, while in North Kohala, the number of homes sold increased from 4 homes to seven. The number of condos sold in July also experienced an increase, rising substantially from 14 units last year to 23 units in July of this year.  

This increase in the monthly numbers did not help to improve the year-to-date sales volume. There have been 194 single-family homes sold so far this year, down from Mauna Lani Resort 214 homes sold by this time in 2018.  The North Kohala year-to-date number is below the 46 homes sold in 2018, with 38 homes being sold this year. 

The South Kohala sales volume also has not caught up to the 2018 number, with 156 single-family homes selling this year, down from the 168 homes sold last year. The number of condos sold year-to-date continues to be a bright spot, with 194 units sold this year, up slightly from the 185 units sold in 2018.


Even with the increase in sales volume of single-family homes in July 2019 over July 2018 in both North and South Kohala, only South Kohala saw an increase in theVillages at Mauna Lani monthly median sales price. The median sale price in South Kohala increased marginally from $533,000 in July 2018 to $590,000 in July of this year, while in North Kohala, the median sales price in July 2018 decreased by a staggering $267,500, from $672,500 in July 2018 to $405,000 this July. This type of a wild swing in median sales price can be expected when dealing with very few sales. The condo market also experienced a slight downturn in price, with the July 2019 median sales price dropping to $513,500 from $519,000 in July 2018.

The year-to-date median sales price numbers were all negative this month, with North Ke KailaniKohala having a less dramatic change than the monthly number. North Kohala’s median year-to-date sales price went down a slight 1.82%, from $825,000 in 2018 to $810,000 this year. Meanwhile, South Kohala also felt a subtle downward change, with its median sales price dropping 1.11% from $599,000 in 2018 to $592,350 this year, while the condo market also had a similar downward change, dropping 1.06%, from $519,500 in 2018 to $513,000 this year.


Analysis:
Although the monthly sales volume numbers are up, the overall year-to-date numbers are down in all markets. Combine that with the slight drop in year-to-date median sales price in all markets, and in appears the market may be slowing down slightly. We will have to see in the coming months whether it is a pause, or a pattern.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home anywhere on the Kohala Coast, contact me today. I will produce a customized market report for the neighborhood or area you are interested in. Mahalo.

July 2019 Kohala Coast Market Highlights

  • No. of single-family homes sold in North Kohala – 7
  • No. of single-family homes sold in South Kohala - 28
  • No. of condo units sold in South Kohala - 23
  • YTD No. of single-family homes sold in North Kohala – 38
  • YTD No. of single-family homes sold in South Kohala – 156
  • YTD No. of condo units sold in South Kohala - 194
  • Median sales price of a single-family home in North Kohala - $405,000
  • Median sales price of a single-family home in South Kohala - $590,000
  • Median sales price of a condo in South Kohala - $513,000
  • YTD median sales price of a single-family home in North Kohala - $810,000
  • YTD median sales price of a single-family home in South Kohala - $592,350
  • YTD median sales price of a condo in South Kohala - $513,000           

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Posted by Korby Matsen RB-21643 on September 1st, 2019 1:27 PM

Mauna Kea Resort
Mauna Kea Resort is a beautiful 1,839-acre resort located on the West Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. This Kohala Coast resort contains two world class hotels, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort.  These hotels are located along some of the most pristine white sand beaches in all of Hawaii.

The luxurious homes located in Mauna Kea Resort are second to none, with everything Mauna Kea Resortfrom private oceanfront estates to condos with sweeping ocean views.  The Mauna Kea Resort also offers its resident’s access to two Championship Golf Courses, the Seaside Tennis Club, a Fitness Center, and the Mauna Kea Spa. Some of the many restaurants include Number 3, the Hua Tree Lanai, the Copper Bar, Clambake and the Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar.



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Mauna Kea ResortAt the time of this writing (Aug. 2nd), there were 7 single-family homes for sale and one in escrow in the Mauna Kea Resort, with 4 condos for sale and 2 in escrow. Of the homes for sale, the highest priced one on the market has recently been reduced to $9,995,000, and is located at 62-3692 Kiekiena Pl, in the Bluffs at Mauna Kea community, while the highest priced condo on the market is listed at $1,249,000 and is Unit #I101 in Waiulaula at Mauna Kea.

Mauna Kea ResortAt the other end of the spectrum, the lowest priced single-family home for sale in Mauna Kea Resort is located at 62-3997 Moani Pikake Ct, in Moani Heights and is listed at $1,975,000, while the lowest priced condo on the market is priced at $789,000 and is Unit J1 in Kumulani at the Uplands at Mauna Kea.

Sales volume has jumped up in the Mauna Kea Resort, with 6 single-family homes and 4 condos being sold in the 2nd quarter of 2019. In this time from April 2019 through June 2019, the highest priced home sold is located at 62-3460 Aloalii Pl, in the Mauna Kea Fairways North community and sold for $3,225,000 from a list price of the same amount.

Mauna Kea Resort
The lowest priced home sold for $1,650,000 from a list price of the same amount, and is located at 62-3685 Leihulu Pl, in Mauna kea Fairways South. In the condo market, the highest priced condo to sell during the 2nd quarter sold for $2,500,000 from a list price of $2,700,000 and is Unit #10A in Halia Hale at Kaunaoa, while the lowest priced condo sold for $837,000 from a list price of $879,000 and is Unit #14 at Kumulani at the Uplands at Mauna Kea.

Analysis: After three quarters of no single-family home sales, the sales volume in the Mauna Kea Resort rebounded significantly. Condo sales have also come back in 2019 after a slow second half of 2018. It is safe to say that Mauna Kea Resort is currently in a low inventory environment, so it well be tough to sustain these increased sale volumes.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Mauna Kea Resort, or anywhere on the Kohala Coast, contact me today. I will help make your Hawaiian Real Estate dreams come true. Mahalo

Highlights of the Q2 2019 Mauna Kea Market Update 

  • Number of single-family homes currently for sale – 7
  • Number of single-family homes currently in escrow - 2
  • Number of condos currently for sale – 4
  • Number of condos currently in escrow - 2
  • Highest priced home currently for sale – $9,995,000 - 62-3692 Kiekiena Place, Bluffs at Mauna Kea
  • Highest priced condo currently for sale - $1,249,000 Waiulaula at Mauna Kea #J101
  • Lowest priced home currently for sale – $1,975,000 - 62-3997 Moani Pikake Ct, Moani Heights
  • Lowest priced condo currently for sale - $789,000 Kumulani at the Uplands at Mauna Kea
  • Number of homes sold in Q2 (Apr – Jun) – 6
  • Number of condos sold in Q2 (Apr – Jun) – 4
  • Highest priced home sold in Q2 – $3,225,000 – 62-3460 Aloalii Pl, Mauan Kea Fairways North
  • Highest priced condo sold in Q2 - $2,500,000 Halia Hale at Kaunaoa #10A
  • Lowest priced home sold in Q2 – $1,650,000 62-3685 Leihulu Pl, Mauna Kea Fairways South
  • Lowest priced condo sold in Q2 - $837,000 Kumulani at the Uplands at Mauna Kea #J1

 If you enjoyed this update, you might like Kohala Market Update for June 2019.

Posted by Korby Matsen RB-21643 on August 4th, 2019 2:13 PM

Mauna Lani Resort
Mauna Lani is a beautiful resort located on the West Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. This Kohala Coast resort covers over 3,200 acres and contains 15 separate neighborhoods. From private oceanfront homes to secluded condos, there is something for every discerning buyer.

Tommy Bahamas
The Mauna Lani Resort also offers its residents two Championship Golf Courses, the Mauna Lani Beach Club, and a Spa and Fitness Center. 
Also, within the resort are two luxury hotels, the Auberge Resorts (currently closed for renovations) and the Fairmont Orchid Hotel. Both hotels offer a wide variety of activities and dining options. 

Ka Milo at Mauna Lani

The Shops at Mauna Lani also provide plenty of restaurant choices, such as Tommy Bahamas’ and Ruth’s Chris Steak House. This open-air mall also consists of a selection of shops that include a mixture of famous brand names and local craftsmanship, and of course, the world-class, white sand beaches are always close by.



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This list illustrates how much condo prices have ridden in the last year. All the condos on this list were priced under $500,000, while currently there are no condos under $500,000 and only one under $550,000.

Here are the five lowest priced condos sold in the Mauna Lani Resort in 2018:

Golf Villas
5) 68-1122 Na Ala Hele Rd, #A3 – located in Golf Villas at Mauna Lani

     Sold 5/17/2018 for $505,000 from a list price of $529,000

Golf Villas

4) 68-1122 Na Ala Hele Rd, #H3 – located in Golf Villas at Mauna Lani

     Sold 3/9/2018 for $500,000 from a list price of $515,000

Palm Villas at Mauna Lani

3) 68-1376 S Pauoa Rd, #E-21 – located in Palm Villas at Mauna Lani

     Sold 7/31/2018 for $460,000 from a list price of $495,000

Palm Villas at Mauna Lani

2) 68-1376 S Pauoa Rd, #A-2 – located in Palm Villas at Mauna Lani

     Sold 3/9/2018 for $445,000 from a list price of $476,000

And the lowest price condo to sell in the Mauna Lani Resort in 2018 was:

Palm Villas at Mauna Lani

1) 68-1122 S Pauoa Rd, #D-21 – located in Palm Villas at Mauna Lani

     Sold 3/29/2018 for $430,000 from a list price of $475,000

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Mauna Lani Resort, or anywhere on the Kohala Coast, contact me today. I will help you make your Hawaiian Real Estate dreams come true. Mahalo.

Posted by Korby Matsen RB-21643 on July 28th, 2019 2:07 PM

Puako Beach
The Kohala Coast is a majestic area located on the west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The Big Island received its name as to differentiate it between the State of Hawaii and the Island of Hawaii. The Kohala Coast is split into two areas, North Kohala and South Kohala, with North Kohala covering the more rural northern end of the island, containing the small towns of Hawi, Kapa’au, and the Kohala Ranch communities.  

Fairmont Orchid Hotel
South Kohala
covers the major, world class resorts of Mauna Kea Resort, Mauna Lani Resort and Waikoloa Beach Resort, the small town of Waikoloa Village, located 6 miles inland from the resorts and Waimea, the beautiful town in the interior Waimea Valley. You can find market updates for many of these areas by visiting the Market Update Page on my website.


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Ka Milo at Mauna Lani
The number of single-family homes sold in June 2019 in Kohala decreased considerably over the impressive sales volume of June 2018, with 22 homes selling in June of this year, down from 38 homes selling in June 2018. That large decrease in sales volume was felt in both parts of Kohala, but more so in South Kohala.

North Kohala saw 7 homes sold in June 2019, down slightly from the 9 homes sold in June 2018, but South Kohala fell substantially from 29 homes sold in June 2018 to 17 Kohala Waterfronthomes this June. The number of condos sold in June 2019 also fell year over year, with 24 units being sold this June, down slightly from 28 units in June 2018.

This substantial drop in sales volume for June helped to contribute to the drop in the year-to-date sales volume in 2019, which is well off the 2018 numbers. There have been 157 single-family homes sold so far this year, a big drop from the 183 homes that sold by this time in 2018.  

Mauna Lani Resort Both parts of Kohala have felt this year-to-date volume decrease, with North Kohala seeing 31 homes sold in 2019, down from the 42 homes sold in 2018. In South Kohala the sales volume has decreased by 15 homes, with 126 homes selling this year, down from the 141 homes sold last year, and the number of condos sold year-to-date also saw a small decrease, with 169 units selling this year, down from 171 units sold in 2018.

Along with the drop in sales volume of single-family homes in June 2019 over June Spencer Beach2018 in Kohala, the fall in median sales price also happened in most markets. The median sale price in the South Kohala and condo markets both fell, with South Kohala falling from $557,000 in June 2018 to $540,000 in June of this year, while the condo market fell from $650,000 in June 2018 to $478,750 in June of this year. The only market to see an increase in the median sales price was North Kohala, where the median sales price in June 2019 increased to $691,945 from $657,750 in June 2018.

Big Island StatsAs with the decrease in the monthly median sales price for homes in Kohala, all the markets year-to-date median sales price numbers reflected their monthly numbers. The median year-to-date sales price in North Kohala saw the only increase, rising 24%, from $825,000 in 2018 to $1,023,000 this year; this kind of dramatic change can sometimes be expected when you have an area with such a low sales volume.


Meanwhile, South Kohala experienced a less dramatic change, with its median sales price decreasing a mere 1.17% from $600,000 in 2018 to $593,000 this year, while the condo market had a similar decrease, falling 1.71%, from $525,000 in 2018 to $516,000 this year.

Analysis: Although the monthly sales volume in Kohala as been higher in some months over their 2018 counterparts, the overall year-to-date number is down quite a bit from the 2018 numbers. The same could be said for the median sales price numbers, as they were mixed from month-to-month, but down overall for the year. This may have been caused by a combination of 2017 being a really good year and a nationwide slowdown in the real estate market. The question is, how long will the slowdown continue.
Big Island Stats

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June 2019 Kohala Coast Real Estate Market Highlights

  • No. of single-family homes sold in North Kohala – 9
  • No. of single-family homes sold in South Kohala - 29
  • No. of condo units sold in South Kohala - 28
  • YTD No. of single-family homes sold in North Kohala – 42
  • YTD No. of single-family homes sold in South Kohala – 141
  • YTD No. of condo units sold in South Kohala - 171
  • Median sales price of a single-family home in North Kohala - $691,945
  • Median sales price of a single-family home in South Kohala - $540,000
  • Median sales price of a condo in South Kohala - $478,750
  • YTD median sales price of a single-family home in North Kohala - $1,023,000
  • YTD median sales price of a single-family home in South Kohala - $593,000
  • YTD median sales price of a condo in South Kohala - $516,000           

If you enjoyed this update, you may like the Mauna Lani Resort Market Update for Q2 2019.

Posted by Korby Matsen RB-21643 on July 21st, 2019 2:54 PM

Waikoloa Beach Resort

Waikoloa Beach Resort
is a beautiful, world-class resort located on the west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. This famous Kohala Coast resort
contains everything to make your Hawaiian experience complete. Waikoloa Beach Resort is home to the Hilton Waikoloa Village Hotel and the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa.

Waikoloa Beach Resort
There is great shopping at the Queen’s Marketplace and the King’s Shops, and great restaurants like Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill, the Macaroni Grill and the Lava Lava Beach Club. Waikoloa Beach Resort also contains two world class golf courses, the Beach Course and the King’s Course, and of course, the spectacular white sand beaches are also on your doorstep.


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Waikoloa Beach Resort
At the time of this writing (July 7th), there were 4 single-family homes on the market and 10 homes in escrow in the Waikoloa Beach Resort, while 42 condos were for sale and 8 were in escrow. Of the homes for sale in the Waikoloa Beach Resort, the highest priced one is a waterfront home, newly listed at $15,950,000, located at 69-0008 Naukapa Place in the Naukapa community.


The least expensive home on the market is located at 69-9229 Anaole St, in Waikoloa Beach Resort’s newest development, Ainamalu at Waikoloa Beach. It is listed at $2,600,000. In the condo market, the highest price condo currently available is listed at The Shores at Waikoloa$1,390,000 and is Unit #12A in Kolea Condo Villas. While at the other end of the spectrum, the lowest priced condo currently on the market is listed at $360,000 and is Unit #137 in The Shores at Waikoloa Beach Resort.






In the 2nd Quarter of 2019, there were 5 single-family homes sold in the Waikoloa Beach Resort, and of the homes sold, the highest priced one sold for
$1,295,000, from a list price of the same amount. It is located at 69-1543 Anaole St, while the lowest priced one is located at 69-9227 Ainamalu St and sold for at $949,000, also from a list Halii kaiprice of the same amount. Both homes are in the new Ainamula at Waikoloa Beach development.

In the condo market of Waikoloa Beach Resort, the Q2 time frame between April and June 2019 saw 33 condos sell. The highest priced of these was Unit 13E in Kolea Condo Villas and it sold for $1,475,000, from a list price of $1,675,000. While the condo with the lowest sales price went for $320,000, from a list price of $380,000. It is Unit 103, located in The Shores at Waikoloa Beach Resort.

Analysis: After a pretty steady rate of condo sales throughout 2018, Q2 of 2019 experienced over a 50% surge in condo sales in the Waikoloa Beach Resort. This led to a small decrease in available condo inventory, but not to the point of causing an inventory shortage. With the sales rate of single-family homes remaining constant, it remains to be seen if this surge in condo sales will continue.  .

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Waikoloa Beach Resort, or anywhere on the Kohala Coast, contact me today. I will help you make your Hawaiian Real Estate dreams a reality. You can read more updates about other areas of the Kohala Coast on the Market Update Page of my website. Mahalo

Highlights of the Q2 2019 Waikoloa Beach Market Update

  • Number of single-family homes currently for sale - 4
  • Number of single-family homes currently in escrow - 10
  • Number of condos currently for sale – 42
  • Number of condos currently in escrow - 8
  • Highest priced home currently for sale - $15,950,000   69-008 Naukapa Place
  • Highest priced condo currently for sale - $1,390,000 Kolea Condo Villas #12A
  • Lowest priced home currently for sale – $2,600,000 69-9229 Anaole St in Ainamalu at Waikoloa
  • Lowest priced condo currently for sale - $360,000 Shores at Waikoloa Beach Resort #137
  • Number of homes sold in Q2 (Apr – June) – 5
  • Number of condos sold in Q2 (Apr – June) – 33
  • Highest priced home sold in Q2 – $1,295,000 – 69-1543 Anaole St in Ainamaul at Waikoloa
  • Highest priced condo sold in Q2 - $1,475,000 - Kolea Condo Villas #13E
  • Lowest priced home sold in Q2 – $949,300 - 69-9227 Ainamalu St in Ainamalu at Waikoloa
  • Lowest priced condo sold in Q2 - $320,000 - Shores at Waikoloa Beach Resort #103

If you enjoyed this update, you may like Mauna Lani Resort Market Update for Q2 2019.

Posted by Korby Matsen RB-21643 on July 14th, 2019 2:57 PM

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