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Maui Buyer Statistics: US and Foreign Buyers of Maui Real Estate Q1 2018

August 14, 2018, 10:21 AM HST · Updated August 14, 10:48 AM
Courtney M. Brown R(S) · 10 Comments
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Maui Real Estate Market Overview and Buyer Statistics: Quarter 1 | 2018

Many Buyers and Sellers want to know where buyers of Maui County real estate call home (in this case, their legal residence).  There is often a misperception that the majority of our foreign buyers come from Asia.  While this might be true for Oʻahu’s market (particularly Honolulu), it hasn’t been the case for Maui County, which includes the islands of Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi.  Each year, Title Guaranty, one of Hawaiʻi’s most reputable Title and Escrow Companies, provides us with Buyer statistics.

MAUI BUYER STATISTICS: TOP FOREIGN AND US BUYERS

So far in 2018, we see a similar pattern of where Buyers of Maui real estate originate, both from abroad and the mainland US. Canada continues to be the primary foreign feeder market, though changes in their economy have been felt here on island.

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When looking at our mainland market, the largest mainland feeder markets are California and Washington. This particularly holds true in the resort markets in West Maui (Kapalua, Kāʻanapali) and South Maui (Mākena, Wailea, Kīhei).

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This information has been provided by Courtney Brown, Vice President at Island Sotheby’s International Realty

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Courtney M. Brown R(S)
Courtney M. Brown is a contributing writer to Maui Now. Courtney's family first came to Oahu in the mid 1800's, later relocating to Maui. She was born here on Maui, and grew up in the small Upcountry town of Makawao. Named Realtor of the Year in 2014 by the Realtor's Association of Maui, Courtney is realtor with Island Sotheby's International Realty. She works with both buyers and Sellers of Maui Real Estate, with a focus on making the process easy and hassle free. Her passion is helping her clients fulfill their lifelong dreams of finding their own home in paradise.

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