Wailuku, HI Real Estate News

By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
  Address Unit  City TMK Bed Bath SQFT Building Attorney Auction Date 760S Kihei Rd 112 Kihei 2-3-9-001-085-0009 1 1 661   Keith D. Kirschbraum 2/11/2013 3543 L Honoapiilani  J-109 Lahaina         Aston @ Papakea Resort 2/15/2013 14 Kai Makani Loop C-103 Kihei 2-3-9-041-002-0013 2 2 1126   Mark T. Honda 2/27/2013 4521 L Honoapiilani 4B1 Kahana 2-4-3-005-021-0002 3 2 1490 Kahana Outriger Tom Parrish 2/22/2013 4435 L HNPL 124 Lahaina   2 1 641 Pohailani William T. Kinaka 2/4/2013 140 Uwapo rd 59-202 Kihei 2-3-8-077-002-0086 2 1.5   KVII Guy A Haywood 2/11/2013 25 Waipaa Lane 44-105 Wailuku 2-3-4-030-018-0037 3 2   Iao Parkside Penny J. Brown 2/12/2013
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By George Thoma, Mortgage Broker
(Kamaaina Mortgage Group Inc.| Equal Housing Lender, NMLS 1276471 - NMLS 312260)
Now is the time to start putting together records and information for your 2012 tax returns which are due April 15, 2013. Here are some tax questions homeowners need to ask: 1. What tax benefits did homeowners get in the recent 'fiscal cliff' budget agreement? Two tax provisions that ended in 2011 were reinstated for 2012 and 2013: 1. Mortgage insurance premiums are again tax deductible for people with adjusted gross income below $110,000; 2. Homeowners will continue to get tax credits for certain energy-efficient home improvements. For details, visit www.irs.gov or ask a tax professional. 2. What are the home related tax deductions people most often claim? One of them is the mortgage interest deduction (which can mean about $3,000 in tax savings for the average itemizing homeowner) and...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
Foreclosures in Hawaii are Over!   It’s been an interesting year 2012. It really has. The act 48 of two years ago, the act 182 of 2012 and government intervention has interrupted foreclosures in Hawaii. Many folks email and call asking where the foreclosure market is, well it never finished what it started, it was just halted. Last week we saw two homes foreclose on Maui; both of them had a public bidding war. One in Wailuku, the other in Makawao.   2013 will bring change; a new year will bring the attention of non-payment of mortgages to the fore front again. Once the law has changed we should see a return of Maui Hawaii foreclosures.   In the MLS inventory is low and prices are climbing. Though banks have not released their entire past REO inventory, slowly dripping it out to the publ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Discount Mini Mart in Wailuku Maui for your betel nut chewing needs Pacific Islanders and South East Asians really enjoy the cultural practice of chewing the "betel nut" which is really a palm nut combined with some betel pepper leaf.  It's something they like to do, similar to some people smoking cigarettes.   You can find the betel nut supplies at some stores in Wailuku like the Discount Mini Mart at 758 Lower Main St.  They buy nuts from local Haiku Maui farmers, and they sell them fresh (as opposed to frozen ones from Thailand).  These are the small kind which are softer and easier to chew. They also sell plenty of other ethnic specialties from places like the Philippines, Thailand, Japan and Korea.  Lots of fresh and frozen fish and other local favorites. They are open from 8:00 - ...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
I continue to get emails about foreclosures in the county of Maui. Usually the email consist of when, where and how will the foreclosure market come back? What I can say is this. I know of 1500 inventory pieces that the current owners have not paid their mortgages, behind in payment or are late. I know that that at some time the banks will repossess them (ALL). I know that less than 3% of sellers or owners who are behind in their mortgages want to do a short sale. And why should they if they are not paying their mortgage and they are either living for free or renting their property and making a profit. Act 48 put a slow down on the foreclosure process and now act 182 has made it so attorneys have to sign off with 100% clarity that the process and title are clean and within the law. So u...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Habitat for Humanity on Maui could use a hand -  808 242-1140 After 15 years of building homes and hope in Maui County, Habitat for Humanity is still in need of more volunteers for the new Kahawai 16-unit home build project in Wailuku, and the Brush With Kindness projects to help seniors feel safe in their homes.  Any amount of time you can donate is appreciated.  If you have a business you can bring a whole group and really see a difference being made on these home builds. There's more than one way you can volunteer your time with Habitat for Humanity on Maui: Kahawai Multifamily Project Brush With Kindness Program Donate to ReStore Office/Committees You can either participate personally, or financially.  Your gift of money will directly impact the lives of those less fortunate and wil...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Wailuku First Friday in September to feature Willie K's movie GET A JOB The 'First Friday' celebration in Wailuku on September 7, will have a special presentation at the historic Iao Theater on Market Street.  The all Maui movie "Get A Job" with the award winning sound track will have three showings at 5, 7, and 9 P.M.  Tickets are $10 and available at the box office for all-shows. Wailuku First Friday is an event that happens on the first Friday of each month, with live entertainment on the street, food vendors, and stores offering specials.  It's become a big event which people look forward to every time. I remember when we moved to Maui in 1980 and first saw the lovely old Iao Theater.  There was talk of tearing it down, but common sense prevailed and the theater was saved from the w...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Chasing the Maui housing market down from $12.4M to $1.75M 4933 Kahekili Highway has finally sold, after 7 years and 4 broker changes. All I can say is, WOW, somebody got a really good deal on this 51 acres with a huge 5,000 sf 2BD/2BA house and a detached cottage, pool, horse barn and riding arena. $12,400,000 was the original asking price back in the summer of 2005.  Not a short sale or bank owned.  No action for years.  Numerous changes of brokers trying to sell this property.  No solid offers until 2010 when it was listed for $2.9M and went under contract only to cancel a few months later.  By 2011 the price had dropped to $1.9M and this brought out the buyers.  Three more consecutive buyers tied up the estate only to cancel after a few months or a few days.  The final lucky buyer w...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
If you have been wondering where this "Maui Foreclosure" BLOG reporting has gone? Well ACT48 has made it so not many Maui Hawaii Attorneys are willing to proceed with a Judicial Foreclosure Procedure. There will be a few Foreclosures now and then, yet for the most part there has only been 2 Judicial Foreclosures a month and these have been in the works for years. With that said: Short Sales seem to be the norm now and banks are responding at a much faster rate for us on the island of Maui, I can't speak for the rest of the state. Though in my opinion there are more people (Sellers) not willing to do a short sale, then there are people (owners) who are currently in default on/of their mortgages. If I were to give a ratio based on 100% I would say that only 3% of the people in default are...
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By George Thoma, Mortgage Broker
(Kamaaina Mortgage Group Inc.| Equal Housing Lender, NMLS 1276471 - NMLS 312260)
Sophomores registration this Friday , Bring your child and arround $120 in cash depending on your choices.  The Registration is going very smooth and may take not more than 1/2 h. The School is doing a great Job .  EVENT DETAILS Date: Friday, July 13th, 2012 Time: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm Categories: School Event EVENT LOCATION Baldwin High School 1650 Kaahumanu Ave Kahului, HI USA 96732 Island Area: Central Maui Website: baldwinhs.k12.hi.us
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By George Thoma, Mortgage Broker
(Kamaaina Mortgage Group Inc.| Equal Housing Lender, NMLS 1276471 - NMLS 312260)
Sometimes I run into clients that are telling me " Why do I need to show you all my Personal information " ? Did I not give you egnove paperwork justifying my income ?  This Question is quite common and in many ways I agree to their concerns of disclosing personal information. Due to the recent housing crisis, mortgage lenders are now examining individual’s creditworthiness more carefully than ever before. This means that lenders request a lot of personal and financial information from potential borrowers, including tax returns.A mortgage lender is well within their rights to request that you provide them with your tax returns. In fact, the lender may refuse to service you if you do not furnish this or equivalent documentation. This can be problematic for borrowers who do not have tax r...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
HIRING OUR HEROES job fair on Maui this week Are you a veteran looking for a job on Maui right now?  Be sure to attend this event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help vets and military spouses find employment.  About 40 employers have registered for the fair and jobseekers are asked to register at hoh.greatjob.net.  If you haven't registered beforehand be sure to bring your military ID.  It's a beautiful spot to be, so put on a smile and see what's happening at the job fair! WHERE:  The King Kamehameha Golf Club,  2500 Honoapiilani Highway in Wailuku - (also known as Monroe's) WHEN:  Thursday June 14, 2012 from 3-7 pm WHO:  Bank of Hawaii, Maui Memorial Medical Center, Oceanit, Hawaii Pacific Solar, Maui Police Department, several hotels and resorts, car rental companies, and...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
Number Street Name City Beds Baths 184 Molehulehu Kahului 3 3 172 Holomakani Kula 5 3 3300 Wailea Alanui Kihei 1 2 349 Market Wailuku 1 1 300 Ohaa Kahului 4 2 67 Ehu Makawao     500 Aulii Makawao 4 3   Wailau Lahaina 2 1 23 Hua Nui Lahaina 3 3 2481 Kaanapali Lahaina 1 2 3788 Lower Honoapiilani Lahaina 1 1 3788 Lower Honoapiilani Lahaina 1 2 115 Kaimanu Kihei 2 3 37 Ualei Kihei 6 7 5295 Lower Honoapiilani Lahaina 1 1 93 Maluhia Wailuku 3 1 500 Kapalua Lahaina 1 2 18 Ualei Kihei 5 7 100 Kawehi Kula 3 3 1398 Front Lahaina 3 2 3559 Lower Honoapiilani Lahaina 1 1 2481 Kaanapali Lahaina 1 2 3254 Keha Kihei 5 5 144 Luakaha Kihei 3 2 3666 Lower Honoapiilani Lahaina 1 1 3676 Lower Honoapiilani Lahaina 2 1 3660 Lower Honoapiilani Lahaina 2 1   Kepuhi Maunaloa 1 1 3676 Lower Honoapiilani Lahaina ...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
Foreclosure  TMK Address Sale Price SqFt Beds  Baths  Auction 2-3-3-001-063-0000 1840 Piihana Rd $510,000 1,944 6 2 Auction 2-3-3-001-080-0000 1516 Piihana Rd $235,000 1,328   2 Auction 2-3-4-003-004-0000 1862 Makahala Pl $870,000 1,564 6 2 Auction 2-3-4-004-055-0000 1727 Kalawi Pl $460,000 1,196 2 2 Auction 2-3-4-008-087-0000 119 Konahau Ln $405,000 1,334 3 1 Auction 2-3-4-012-066-0000 93 Maluhia Dr #A $360,000 696 3 1 Auction 2-3-4-014-034-0000 45 Puahau Pl $300,000 982 3 1 Auction 2-3-4-014-046-0000 70 Moani Pl $370,000 T1,066  3 1 Auction 2-3-4-016-007-0009 2180 W Vineyard St #108 $250,000 837  2 2 Auction 2-3-4-016-007-0033 2180 W Vineyard St #306 $170,000 839 2 2 Auction 2-3-4-017-136-0000 1994 Liko Pl $356,400 600 2 1 Auction 2-3-4-018-019-0000 160 Mission St $465,000 1,452    2...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
Foreclosure Indicator TMK Address Sale Price Beds Total Baths  Auction 2-3-5-016-054-0000 52 Keapua St $243,225 3 2 Auction 2-3-5-018-019-0000 576 Akolea St $480,000 4 3 Auction 2-3-5-001-066-0049 679 Meakanu Ln #901 $345,000 3 2 Auction 2-3-4-004-055-0000 1727 Kalawi Pl $460,000 2 2 Auction 2-3-8-089-029-0000 76 Keoneloa St $1,000 3 3 Auction 2-3-8-089-010-0000 152 Keoneloa St   3 4 Auction 2-3-8-072-005-0000 287 Mikohu Loop   6 4 Auction 2-3-8-037-050-0003 1063 Lower Main St #203 $118,000 2 2 Auction 2-3-4-016-007-0009 2180 W Vineyard St #108 $250,000 2 2 Auction 2-3-4-016-007-0033 2180 W Vineyard St #306 $170,000 2 2 Auction 2-3-8-037-050-0001 1063 Lower Main St #201 $285,000 2 2 Auction 2-3-5-001-070-0021 23 Kaloaloa Way #6A $347,000 3 3 Auction 2-3-4-030-013-0011 980 Eha St #20-10...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
May 3rd 20112   No Foreclosure Auctions today on Maui Hawaii.  Even with Part one of ACT48 we are seeing a luddite version of foreclosures in the state of Hawaii.  Sometimes change is Good.  
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
Foreclosure Friday  3/23/2012 The following property has been foreclosed upon by their respectied lein holder 1840 Piihana Wailuku HI 96793  for the sum of $131,500.00 and is due a confirmation hearing through a judicial Foreclosure Auction this current bid can be upset with just 5% more. 
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
The Harbor Shops and Restaurants - Maalaea Harbor Village, Maui Hawaii If you plan to visit Maalaea on Maui be sure to stop at the Harbor Shops where you can browse the stores and grab a bite to eat.  It's located right next door to the Maui Ocean Center aquarium which is probably on your list of things to do on Maui anyway.  Looking for some cool trinkets and souvenirs to take home?  You can find all that here, and more.  There's even an Arts & Craft Fair every day, so watch for those signs. Oceanfront Maui homes and land for sale Here's the crowd gathering in front of the Pacific Whale Foundation headquarters before getting briefed for their Whale Watch Excursion at sea.  In the winter months tourists love to take advantage of the great opportunity to see the Humpback whales up close ...
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