Kailua Bluffs stands as the last neighborhood in Kailua that you'll pass on 72 as you head to Waimanalo, putting it at a crossroads of those two picturesque communities. This places it closer to the Pali than Kailua's town side, making a commute downtown a little shorter.
It also puts your home on a higher level than the surrounding areas toward the coastline. The elevated position provides different views depending on where you are in Kailua Bluffs, including the Koolau Mountains, Kailua Town and even the ocean for some fortunate residences.
Kailua Bluff Homes – Origins & Outlooks
Most of the homes date from the first wave of building done by a developer in the 1980's. The ones from that era are recognizable due to a similar design that was used for the houses during that project. Beginning sometime in the following decade, custom single family houses were added periodically by individual owners, a practice that continued into the early 2000's.
The elevated position provides different views depending on where you are in Kailua Bluffs, including the Koolau Mountains, Kailua Town and even the ocean for some fortunate residences.
The houses tend to be 2 story with at least a small yard that stays pleasingly green due to the rain that falls regularly on this side of Oahu. With lots running from 5,000 to 11,000 sq ft, there's room even for a pool in some cases.
Although Kailua real estate now runs to a premium, homes for sale in Kailua Bluff tend to be more affordable than some of its neighboring communities. Sales have run from $700K to $1.2M. Though certainly not cheap, it is comparably lower for this part of town.
What many are unaware of is that there is also a townhome community here, Kaopa Park Place, built in 1991. It holds 40 residences, all 3BR, that are divided between 2 floor plans of 946 and 1004 sq ft. These have seldom been on the market, the last sale, from 2013, going at $567K.
Kailua Bluffs is a beautiful place to live, set away on the Kailua limits where tour buses never go and on the way to the latest 'Best Beach' winner of Waimanalo. Life here is a quiet one, so those seeking a place to put up their feet in peace should pay attention. Listings often don't last long.
Kailua Bluffs Houses - Trends & Statistics
The price range of houses for sale in Kailua Bluffs is $905K to $1.39M with a median price of $1.02M, median interior of 1,816sf and median land size of 6,589sf.
The median price of houses sold in Kailua Bluffs year-to-date (2016) is $1.07M. In previous years it was $800K (2015), $829K (2014), $894K (2013), $772K (2012), $862K (2011), $850K (2010), $870K (2009), $774K (2008), $797K (2007), $547K (2006), $700K (2005), $690K (2004), $335K (2003).
9 houses have sold in Kailua Bluffs year-to-date (2016). In previous years, the total number of houses sold were 5 (2015), 1 (2014), 4 (2013), 6 (2012), 12 (2011), 15 (2010), 5 (2009), 9 (2008), 12 (2007), 12 (2006), 7 (2005), 23 (2004), 37 (2003).
On average Kailua Bluffs houses were on the market for 82 days before they were sold (2016). In previous years it was 50 days (2015), 65 days (2014), 73 days (2013), 27 days (2012), 36 days (2011), 65 days (2010), 79 days (2009), 59 days (2008), 55 days (2007), 59 days (2006), 24 days (2005), 37 days (2004), 62 days (2003).
The average days on market for Kailua Bluffs houses before sold were 77 days November 2016.
The ratio of Kailua Bluffs houses sales price vs list price were 98.4% November 2016
1 Kailua Bluffs house was sold November 2016
The total dollar volume of houses currently for sale in Kailua Bluffs is $4.35M and the sold dollar volume year-to-date (2016) is $9.06M. In previous years sold dollar volume was $4.51M (2015), $829K (2014), $3.44M (2013), $4.47M (2012), $10.14M (2011), $12.47M (2010), $3.77M (2009), $6.74M (2008), $10.14M (2007), $7.82M (2006), $4.78M (2005), $15.09M (2004), $14.64M (2003).
The most recent sale in Kailua Bluffs was a house located at 1583 Kanapuu Drive, sold for $935K on Nov 23, 2016. It had 1532sf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: 1622 Paukiki Street (2,206sf) sold for $1.2M on 10/27/2016. 127B Kahako Street (1,005sf) sold for $718K on 9/23/2016. 1557 Kanapuu Drive (1,764sf) sold for $1.07M on 6/28/2016. 3150 Kahako Place (2,101sf) sold for $1.2M on 6/3/2016. 1816 Kanapuu Drive (1,343sf) sold for $800K on 5/26/2016. 1545 Kanapuu Drive (1,764sf) sold for $890K on 5/11/2016. 3069 Kahako Place (2,107sf) sold for $1.07M on 4/14/2016. 167 Kahako Street (2,351sf) sold for $1.17M on 4/11/2016. 108 Kahako Street (1,004sf) sold for $628K on 8/25/2015.
The MLS properties are based on information from the Multiple Listing Service of Hicentral MLS, Ltd. Listings last updated on December 03, 2016. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.