February 2017

There are 5 blog entries for February 2017.

A luxury Wailea condominium has sold for $2.8 million in one of Maui's finest resort communities.

The 2,600-square-foot unit is located in Ho’olei, one of the newest resort complexes in Wailea. The spacious three-bedroom unit is only steps away from white sand beaches, and offers its new owners only the finest furnishings and amenities. Island Sotheby's International Realty's Rob Shelton R(B) and Ryan MacLaughlin R(B) represented the sellers. 

Shelton said the sellers, who are his long-time clients, owned the condominium for several years and maintained its furnishings meticulously. 

“The unit was just impeccable,” said Shelton. “And the quality of the complex is just terrific.”

Shelton said his clients upgraded the unit, which boasts a

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Rock star Pat Benatar and her guitarist husband Neil “Spyder“ Giraldo’s Hana estate has sold for $3.1 million.

The famed couple’s Hana home was grabbed up instantly; the property closed approximately 100 days after it first went on the market, said Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents Dan Omer, who represented the seller along with Island Sotheby’s agent Megan Bouhey.

“It’s an incredibly well-maintained property,” said Omer. “It was quite obvious that they paid a lot of attention to the home.”

The oceanfront home is nestled atop a private cove that's minutes from the sleepy town of Hana, where Benatar and her husband lived with their two daughters for several years until about 2009. The home was offered fully furnished, with 3,295 sq.

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Buying or selling a home will change your life. In light of that, there's no doubt you want to select a real estate professional that can successfully walk you through the transaction of a lifetime.

But it can be hard to select a real estate agent on Maui, where hundreds of agents offer their services and expertise from a broad range of companies. However, there are certain qualities that you should keep an eye out for, as well as the perks that come with an established brand like Sotheby's International Realty. 

Ron Silva, who serves as Island Sotheby's International Realty's Wailea Broker in Charge, said picking an agent who knows the subtle differences between areas of Maui is paramount. Understanding Maui’s culture and communities where a client

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Maui is the favorite island for visitors across the globe. Seeing that, it’s no surprise that some of the island’s most luxurious properties were favorites for online visitors, too.

Over the last year, thousands of people from countries around the world visited IslandSothebysRealty.com to view some of the most spectacular homes offered for sale on Maui. Back by popular demand, here are our most-viewed properties from the last year.

51 Kapohue Road, Hana, Hawaii 96713

As featured in Wall Street Journal and Mansion Global, Rock star Pat Benatar and her guitarist husband Neil “Spyder“ Giraldo offered their secluded Hana estate for $3.2 million. Perched atop a private cove and minutes away from Hana’s most coveted hikes and waterfalls, the

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With Maui’s residential median sales price at its highest point in more than a decade, real estate experts are hopeful 2017 will be a strong year for the island’s housing market.

Maui’s median sales price for a residential properties soared to $700,000 in December 2016 — the highest since September 2006. Meanwhile, the median price for condominiums and land rose to $414,500 and $435,000, respectively.

Real estate agents and investment experts alike are hopeful that the market’s upswing will continue through 2017. Alex Cortez, an agent with the Wailea office, said in particular, he expects to see a growing market for high-end, luxury homes.

“2017 will be a very busy year for uber high-end homes,” said Cortez. “Those markets will see substantial

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