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Spreckelville Real Estate June 2021 Market Update

While last week’s stats post was the first in a long time, it’s been even longer since I posted a neighborhood specific update. With that in mind, no time better than the present to catch up on the real estate happenings in the Spreckelsville neighborhood on Maui’s North Shore. This beachfront community is a favorite of the Maui Real Estate Team. Our broker Billy calls it his home as does Martin Lenny, one of our agents. The combination of convenient location, great beaches and access to world class wind and water sports make this an incredibly desirable location. Today’s post takes a look at market activity during the Covid-19 era.

Notable Sales Numbers

  • Eight properties sold in Spreckelsville between April of 2020 and June of 2021. That includes 6 homes and 2 lots.
  • Seven of the eight sales were cash transactions. The one other sale was a trade.
  • The Maui Real Estate Team represented the buyer or the seller on seven of the eight sales.
  • There was only one off market sale during this period. All of the other sales made it to the MLS.
  • The sales activity was spread throughout all but the Kai Holu Subdivision. The sales included one home closed in the Sprecks V area, one home on Stable Road, one home and one lot in E Paepae Ka Puko’a (The Spencer Subdivision). The rest of the sales were in Old Sprecks.
  • One oceanfront home closed thus far during Covid. There is a second oceanfront home pending.
  • The highest priced transaction to close came in at $4,000,000 for a home on .57 acres on Stable Road. The four bedroom, two bath home sits one lot back from the oceanfront with easy beach access. This transaction closed in March of 2021.
  • The highest priced lot closed for $2,750,000. This .789 acre lot is situated off of Nonohe in Old Sprecks is right next to the Maui Country Club with deeded access to Stable Road.
  • In addition to the 8 sales, there are three properties under contract including our office’s listing at Sugar Cove.
Aerial view of 581 Stable Road. The highest priced transaction price to close to date in Spreckelsville to date during Covid.
581 Stable Road. The highest Spreckelsville sale to date during Covid-19

Thoughts on The Sprecks Market

Maui’s high end real estate market boomed during Covid-19. More accurately, it took off in late 2020 and through the first half of 2021. Home sales over $2,000,000 are up 335% during the first five months of 2021 compared to the same period of 2020. They are up 368% compared to the first five months of 2019. Areas like Kapalua, Ka’anapali and Upcountry Maui saw record sales volume for luxury property. That also meant the occasional bidding war and an above asking sales prices became more common.

The Sprecks market hasn’t hit the same heights as some of the other areas of the island. While the five properties sold for the year to date is the highest since 2014, it wasn’t unprecedented. None of the properties that sold closed above asking price and we only saw one multiple offer situation. This is not an indictment of the Sprecks market or the appeal of the neighborhood. It is more of a reflection of the fact that Spreckelsville is a high demand low sales volume area. Inventory levels consistently remain low with limited turnover. Many of the markets that saw the sharpest increase in activity came into Covid with an abundance of inventory. Plentiful supply combined with strong demand to create record sales volumes.

Lanai views from Sugar Cove 5C. This is a rare listing in Sugar Cove. It is under contract with a buyer.
The lanai view from Sugar Cove 5C. This is one of those truly rare listings in Sugar Cove. This unit is under contract and scheduled to close in July.

Spreckelsville Market Outlook

Based on the above, I imagine it isn’t too much of a surprise that I view inventory as the driving factor in the market for the remainder of 2021. There are currently four active listings and three pending listings. Based on recent trends, I would imagine that additional inventory will remain relatively scarce. Check out our Spreckelsville Real Estate listings page for the current inventory of homes for sale. Contact the Maui Real Estate Team if you are interested in buying or selling a property in Spreckelsville. We know the market since it is our own backyard.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Spreckelsville 2016 Year End Market Update

What makes Spreckelsville one of the more desirable communities on island? Convenience, access to water sports and beaches, proximity to Paia, proximity to Central Maui and a neighborhood golf course at the Maui Country Club. While demand may be high, the neighborhood sees limited turn over. When you have all the amenities of Spreckelsville, there aren’t many reasons to move. The post below outlines how the Spreckelsville Real Estate market fared in 2016 and gives a few thoughts on what we might expect in the coming year.

The map above shows the current active listings and the 2016 sales. Click on the individual pins for more details on the properties.

Spreckelsville continued to see signs of upwards price pressure during 2016. While volume wasn’t extraordinary, it was largely a reflection of supply. Here are some notable numbers from the 2016 Spreckelsville sales.

  • There were five homes and one Sugar Cove Condo sold this year.
  • Two of the five homes were sold prior to being listed. That continues a recent trend in the neighborhood that reflects demand for the area.
  • The Oli Oli Kai sale was the highest ever price for a property in the North Shore or Upcountry area. 120 Ulupua was the highest ever sale in the Sprecks V subdivision.
  • Sales were spread throughout Spreckelsville with one close on Stable Road, one sale in E Paepae Ka Puko’a, two sales in Old Sprecks and one sale in Sprecks V.

What will 2017 bring for this in demand North Shore neighborhood? Supply is going to be a limiting factor with only four active listings currently. If all four listings were to sell close to their current asking prices, they would be a testament to rising values. All of the listings would be a record of some kind for their property type. 600 Stable Road is priced higher than any previous home sale on the North Shore or Upcountry. 0 Paani is priced above any other lot to have sold in Sprecks. 204 Kealakai would be the highest priced non-oceanfront home sale in Spreckelsville. 2464 Waipua would have the highest cost per square foot for any home in Sprecks V and the second highest sales price in the neighborhood.

The Spreckelsville area is near and dear to the Maui Real Estate Team. Our broker Billy and agent Martin both call the neighborhood home. Either one would welcome the opportunity to talk to prospective buyers about their experiences living in the area. We keep a close eye on the market and an ear to the ground for unlisted properties. If you are a Sprecks resident considering selling or just wonder what you home might be worth in the current market, we would be happy to provide for a free evaluation of your home’s value and to discuss how we might be of assistance. Contact us today for assistance. You can see the current Spreckelsville Real Estate Listings on MauiRealEstate.com.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Classic Kama’aina Beach House in Old Spreckelsville

Beach house. These are two words in the English language that are bound to evoke a flood of positive memories. Thoughts of times spent with friends and family playing in the sand, sun and salt water flood through the mind. Nights spent on the porch listening to the palm fronds swaying in the breeze and surf crashing in the distance. This Spreckelsville home offers an opportunity to create a whole new series of memories with friends and family. Located within a two minute walk of Baby Beach, this Kama’aina Style Hawaiian Beach House offers boatloads of charm, great indoor and outdoor living spaces, a sterling location and a relaxed lifestyle.

The home itself has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Built in 1957, it retains the charm of the old Kama’aina style. Big windows in the living room provide views of the lushly landscaped back yards. A front porch provides glimpses of the ocean and a nice place for breakfast, coffee or a quiet read. Recent updates have added modern conveniences. Efficient and quiet split system a/c systems keep things cool on the hottest days. The sellers created two indoor/outdoor bathrooms with showers and tubs outside. An impressive walk in dressing area with built in vanities and dressers were added to the master suite. The kitchen has new appliances and an island was added for additional preparation space. A brick lanai covered by a trellis is a great space to enjoy the back yard and listen to the breeze and the surf.

The closest beach is literally a couple hundred yards from the front door. Baby Beach is one of the most family friendly spots on the North Shore of Maui. A reef just offshore of the sand provides a sheltered swimming area on all but the biggest of surf days. Baby beach turns to Baldwin Beach. Baldwin is the best walking beach on this side of the island. There is also a good spot for kite boarding right where Baby Beach and Baldwin meet. Additionally, there are a number of wave riding spots in the neighborhood for all manner of wave craft. Whether you want your time in the sand and surf to be blissful relaxation or an adrenaline rush, you have options just a few minutes walk from home.

Access to the beach isn’t your only convenience. The home is also a five minute walk to the Maui Country club. Downtown Paia and its assorted shops, restaurants and yoga studios are just a few minutes drive. Movie theaters, big box stores, the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and other Central Maui amenities are ten minutes away in the other direction. A number of the island’s best schools are within twenty minutes drive of the house.

This Spreckelsville Beach House is being offered for $3,900,000. Check out the 204 Kealakai Place listing page for more photos and details. Contact the Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing. The opportunity for good times and great memories is yours.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Spreckelsville Maui Real Estate Update

With the year coming to an end, we wanted to start taking a look at different communities around the island and how they performed in 2012. The first market we wanted to tackle is the North Shore community of Spreckelsville. Spreckelsville has a Paia mailing address, but it is a neighborhood unto itself. The community consists of higher end properties ranging from executive homes along the Maui Country Club golf course to multi-million dollar oceanfront estates. “Sprecks” is also home to Sugar Cove, the only beachfront condominium complex on the North Shore. Sprecks is a popular community both for kama’aina and second home owners. Owners in the area are drawn to the central location, beaches, access to Paia, proximity to the country club and the water sports accessible just offshore. Windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, SUP, body boarding and just plain beach walking are all available at the beaches and offshore reefs of Spreckelsville. The map below shows the location of the 2012 Spreckelsville real estate sales marked by blue pins and the current active real estate listings marked by green.


View Spreckelsville Real Estate Market Update in a larger map

Here are a few observation on the 2012 real estate sales activity in Spreckelsville.

  • The eleven homes sold in 2012 represent a 57% increase in sales volume over the 7 that were sold in 2011.
  • The median sales price for homes sold in 2012 was $1,495,000.
  • The high sales price was $2,520,000 for a beachfront home on Stable Road.
  • There was one two acre, vacant lot sold in Spreckelsville this year for $680,000.
  • There was an usually high amount of sales activity in old Sprecks. The older streets in the neighborhood like Nonohe, Paani, Kealakai and Laulea typically only see one or two real estate transactions in a year. This year there were five total transactions on Nonohe and Kealalkai.
  • Six of the eleven home sales this year were properties that were either unlisted or never made it to the MLS. Most of these sales were among residents who already lived in the neighborhood.

Overall, it was a pretty active year for the Spreckelsville Real Estate market. What will 2013 bring in this community? There are seven properties actively listed in the community at this time. There are five homes listed ranging in price from $1,395,000 to $10,500,000. There is also one lot with with deeded beach access for sale. You can find all of the current Spreckelsville Real Estate listings on MauiRealEstate.com. You may also contact The Maui Real Estate Team if you have questions on Spreckelsville. With our broker and one other agent calling the neighborhood home, you can rest assured that we know this community well.

Pete Jalbert