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Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents are representing what could be the largest sale ever for a single-family home on Maui.

Realtors Courtney Brown, R(S) and Rob Shelton, R(B) are representing the owners of a sprawling 10-acre oceanfront estate, equipped with its own small lighthouse, that’s offered for $49 million. If it sells for that price, it would break Maui’s current record of a single-family home, which is currently held by a $41.8 million home sold in 2015, according to the Maui Association of Realtors.

This once in a lifetime property has already garnered national attention, including that of the Wall Street Journal and Mansion Global. That’s no surprise: The estate boasts more than 12,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor living

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Pristine, white sand. Colorful coral reefs. Clear, azure water.

These are just a few of the reasons why Kapalua Bay Beach was named the nation’s best beach, according to an annual survey by “Dr. Beach.” Last year, the beach ranked No. 2, just behind Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Florida.

Teeming with marine life, Kapalua Bay is a favorite for locals and visitors alike, who flock to Kapalua Bay for white sands, swimming, snorkeling and other ocean activities.

Dr. Beach says Kapalua Bay Beach is “a perfect beach for swimming and snorkeling in the clear, azure waters that are protected by two headlands formed long ago by lava flows into the sea.”

“This beautiful crescent-shaped, white sand beach is bounded by these rocky anchors where

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Island Sotheby’s International Realty has facilitated another multi-million sale — this time, a prestigious condominium in the heart of Kapalua Bay.

Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Courtney Brown, R(S) represented the buyer of a 2,789-square-foot condominium at the Montage Residences at Kapalua Bay — one of West Maui’s finest resort communities. The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath condominium was sold for $4.9 million, bringing the total to over $20 million in sales that Brown has facilitated so far this year.

Undoubtedly one of Kapalua’s finest resort communities, the Montage Residences at Kapalua Bay offers spacious floor plans that overlook Maui’s stunning northwest shore — and more specifically, the famed crescent-shaped

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Three Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents have been ranked among the top producing in the state, according to REAL Trends, a national firm that publishes rankings from across the country.

REAL Trends recently released data exhibiting the highest producing firms and agents throughout the nation. The list shows that Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents were among the top agents in Hawai’i, selling millions of dollars in real estate.

Courtney Brown, R(S), who specializes in the resort areas of West Maui, ranked in at No. 10 with $42,159,588 in sales. From luxury resorts to oceanfront condominiums, Brown has represented the buyers and sellers of some of Maui’s finest properties over the last decade.

Meanwhile, Wendy Peterson,

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A classic Kula estate inspired by renowned architect C.W. Dickey has sold for $3.35 million, adding to the millions of dollars in sales that Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Wendy Peterson, R(S) has facilitated this year.

Located in one of the most desirable elevations in Kula, this 7,160-square-foot home was meticulously constructed by one of Maui's best builders and craftsman. Peterson, who specializes in the lush Upcountry region, facilitated the sale on behalf of the seller, which boosted her total sales so far this year to roughly $23 million.

“This Kula home was built to perfection,” said Peterson. “It’s the perfect blend of classic, Southern architecture and island style.”

The two-acre estate is the epitome of

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A luxurious Makena estate has sold for $8.175 million, marking one of the highest sales in the Wailea-Makena region this year.  

Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents Alex Cortez, R(B) and Ryan MacLaughlin, R(B) represented the buyer and Ryan MacLaughlin, R(B) and Lee Gardner, R(S) represented the seller of the 7,000 sq. ft. estate, which boasts five bedrooms, four bathrooms and two half-bathrooms. Located within the gated enclave of One Palauea, this one-acre estate is the epitome of elegant island living.

“This property was thoughtfully designed for a seamless fusion of indoor and outdoor living, amidst one of the most exclusive subdivisions in Hawaii,” said Cortez, who represented the buyer. “Whether entertaining or enjoying a

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As you enter this five-acre oceanfront estate, it feels as if you’ve traveled back in time.

Located in one of the last places in Hawaii untouched by urbanization and over-development, this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath Hana estate is a rare gem offered for $4.8 million. There is almost nowhere on Maui where you can find five acres of pristine oceanfront property — let alone a parcel that’s located within minutes of waterfalls, fresh water pools, hiking and the famous Hamoa Beach.

“This five acre estate offers a degree of privacy and serenity rarely found in oceanfront properties,” said Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Dan Omer R(S), one of the agents representing the seller.

Within walking distance to Waioka Pond,

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Casual, yet elegant.

Nestled on more than 3 private acres, this quintessential Kama’aina pole home boasts one of the most coveted lots in all of Kula 200, in one of Maui’s most beloved Upcountry neighborhoods. With views that sweep from Maui’s north to south shore and lush grounds, this 3,800 square foot estate embraces tranquility and sustainable living in the heart of paradise.

“Once you enter the property, you feel like you’re in your own world with privacy, quiet and natural accents all around,” said Cynthia Warner, R(B) one of the Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents representing the seller.

The entire home, which boasts four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, takes one’s breath away with the beautiful balance of

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For the second year in a row, Maui has been ranked as the No. 1 spot on Travel + Leisure magazine’s list of “Top Islands in Hawaiʻi” in its 2018 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.

“With stellar food, friendly people, lots to do and, of course, spectacular beaches, Maui is a pretty perfect package according to T+L readers,” said Travel + Leisure editor in chief Nathan Lump. “So, it’s no surprise to see this perennial favorite topping the list once again.”

The list ranked Kaua’i at No. 2, followed by the Big Island, O’ahu, then Lana’i. Maui also made the publication’s list of best islands in the world, ranking in at No. 14. The best island, according to the list, was Java, Indonesia.

“We are proud to receive this wonderful

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Maui real estate professionals may know this all too well: Inventory is still tight for the island’s homes and condominiums.

According to statistics recently released by Realtors Association of Maui, inventory decreased nearly 16 percent for single-family homes and 33 percent for condominiums compared to last year. The analysis also found that new listings decreased 28 percent for single-family homes and 32 percent for condos.

“Housing markets across the nation are most assuredly active this summer, and buyer competition is manifesting itself into several quick sales above asking price,” the report said.

Another notable finding was the fact that the median sales price jumped nearly 20 percent to $515,000 for condominiums since this

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