One of the biggest hurdles buyers have faced over the past few years has been a lack of homes available for sale. But that’s starting to change.

The graph below uses the latest data from to show there are more homes on the market in 2024 than there have been in any of the past several years (2021-2023):

a graph of a number of homes for sale

Does That Mean Finding a Home on Maui is Easier?

The answer is yes, and no. As an article from says:

There were nearly 15% more homes for sale in February than a year earlier . . . That alone could jolt the housing market a bit if more “For Sale” signs continue to appear. However, the nation is still suffering from a housing shortage even with all of that new inventory.

Context is important. On the one hand, inventory is up overall, which may mean you have more options to choose from.

But, at the same time, the graph above also shows there are still significantly fewer homes for sale than there would usually be in a more normal, pre-pandemic market. And that deficit isn’t going to be reversed overnight.

What Does This Mean for You?

You might find a few more choices now than in recent years, but you shouldn’t expect a ton of options. You might want to explore new developments coming on line.

To help you explore the growing list of choices you have now, team up with a local real estate agent you trust. We can really help you understand the inventory situation where you want to buy. Because of our dual role in sales and rentals, we are familiar with the most desirable parts of the island. Our relationship with sister company Destination Maui, Inc, that specializes in HOA management, also gives us insight into condominium properties throughout the county.

So, if you’re thinking about buying a home or condo, we are well positioned to provide the best insight on what you can expect when planning to buy a new home, and help you through the transaction.