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Mauna Kea Resort August Market Update

The number of single-family home sales on the Big Island jumped by 22% in August, compared to last year, and the median price rose 13% according to statistics provided by Hawaii Information Service. That was based on sales of 237 homes, which was a substantial increase from 195 homes sold in August of last year.

Sales of condominiums declined 6% to 75 units, from 80 units sold in August 2018. However, year-to-date sales and prices of condos on the Big Island were 3% higher for the period from January through August of this year while the median price increased by 1.4%.

Meanwhile, within Mauna Kea Resort, there have been 25 sales through the first 8 months of this year, compared to a total of 28 closed transactions in all of 2018. We will continue to watch this trend as the year progresses to see if the sales of 2019 will surpass that of 2018, as well as the 33 sales that were recorded in 2017.

As we transition into the Fall, there has been a slight increase in inventory with 6 new listings recently coming available including two Villas at Mauna Kea, two single-family homes located in the Fairways and two condominiums located in the Uplands, all of which are detailed in the “New On The Market” section below.

Please find below the Mauna Kea Resort’s August real estate market update highlighting August sales, new offerings, local trends, and general community events. I hope you find this information interesting and helpful*.

August Sales

There was one closed transaction within Mauna Kea Resort in the month of August.

Mauna Kea Realty represented the buyer of Wai’ula’ula Duplex Villa #312 which sold for $1.875 million after 134 days on the market. The 2,500 square foot unit consists of 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and includes a private plunge pool and Jacuzzi. The unit was built in 2006 as part of the first phase of Duplex Villas. Click here to view the property details.

New On The Market

Two Villas at Mauna Kea recently hit the market after no Villa units have been available for the past 18 months.

Mauna Kea Realty listed front row Villa #33 for $3.4 million and second row Villa #34 for $3.195 million. Both of these original 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom units consist of 2,684 square feet. This is a fantastic opportunity to obtain 1 of 40 units in Hawaii’s most timeless and exclusive duplex condominium developments. Click here to view the listing details for Villa #33 and click here to view the listing details for Villa #34.

Fairways North #12 was recently listed for $9.9 million. The impressive resort compound style home consists of 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and has approximately 10,000 square feet of interior living space sitting on over 24,606 square feet of land. Constructed in 2014, FWN #14 is a must-see for someone looking for a contemporary and updated turn-key opportunity located behind the main gated entrance to the Mauna Kea Resort. Click here to view the listing details.

Fairways South #26 was recently listed for $7.59 million. The home underwent a huge remodel in 2010 by Queen Construction. The 4,124 square foot home has 4 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. The property was built with the finest elements, from Teak to Coral Stone and Koa Wood finishes throughout, complemented by sleek Brazilian Travertine and Black Silver Pool Tile finishes. Click here to view the listing details.

Mauna Kea Realty just listed one of the best located units within the Uplands community of Wai’ula’ula at Mauna Kea Resort. Wai’ula’ula C202 is being offered at $1.42 million and overlooks the 15th fairway and green of the Hapuna Golf Course. This residence also offers unobstructed ocean, coastline, summer sunset, Kohala & Hualalai Mountain, and Maui views. The unit is being sold fully furnished and in “move-in” condition. The 3 bedroom, 3 bath unit has 2 master bedrooms on the view with 2,111 SF of air-conditioned living space, 253 square feet of covered lanai and patio together with a spacious one car garage with storage, plus 1 uncovered designated parking stall. Click here to view this new listing.

One of the best located front row units within Kumulani recently hit the market. Kumulani C1 is offered at $910K. The approximately 1,215 square foot two bedroom two bath unit provides a large open grass area off the lanai with views to the ocean and sunset skies. A must-see as this opportunity will not last long. Click here to view this new listing.

Mauna Kea Realty has an off-market exclusive in-house listing located in the desert highlands of the Big Island, midway between the Mauna Kea Resort and the rural town of Waimea. The house, which is featured on the popular architecture, design and technology website Dwell, is sited on a dry hillside facing southwest with sweeping views of three towering volcano peaks, vast lava escarpments and a broad expanse of Pacific Ocean. A wild episodic stream cascades through desert rocks when rain falls in the mountains high above the house to the north. The intention of this project is elemental—to make it possible to live comfortably outdoors on this wild site with minimal intervention and only the rawest material construction. This intention requires thoughtful shaping of wind, light, temperature, humidity, and views. The home is constructed out of site-cast concrete, local hardwoods, prefabricated galvanized steel, prefabricated weathering sheet steel, local lava rock and blue stone gravel, glass and translucent polycarbonate. The house is off-grid and self-contained with all power provided by a rooftop PV array. Priced at $3.4 million. Click here to view this spectacular new offering. Please feel free to contact me for additional information.

  • For a Complete List of Condominiums and Residential Properties Currently Available at the Mauna Kea Resort — Click Here.
  • For a Complete List of Vacant Land Properties Currently Available at the Mauna Kea Resort — Click Here.

Local Trends

DEAL ALERT: FLIGHTS TO HAWAII FROM $277 ROUND-TRIP

Remember when $600 round-trip used to be a good deal to Hawaii? Nowadays it seems that the “new normal” for flights to Hawaii is in the $300s from the West Coast. But, today we are seeing flights to Hawaiian destinations as cheap as $277 round-trip. Click here to read up on how to save money on booking your family’s next trip to Hawaii.

HAWAII NAMED ‘HAPPIEST STATE IN AMERICA FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

Hawaii is the happiest state in the country according to a new report by finance website Wallethub.com. For the report, researchers compared each of the 50 states based on several key criteria, including physical well-being, work satisfaction, community, and environment. Of the judged criteria, Hawaii adults had the lowest share of depression, the longest life expectancy, and the highest social well-being score. The state was among the top five states for income growth, low divorce rates, underemployment, and median credit score. This is Hawaii’s second consecutive time grabbing the No. 1 spot, and its fifth time in at least the top 10 on the list.

Upcoming Local Events

OPEN AIR FARMERS’ MARKET

Make sure to visit one of my favorite local events, any of Waimea’s 4 farmers’ markets. Open weekly, Wednesday’s and Saturday’s with numerous local vendors and live music. Visit lovebigisland.com for further information.

*Disclaimer: This is not meant as a solicitation; it is for informational purposes only.

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