An overall view of Koolaupoku neighborhood must begin with its unique surroundings. 2 sides, the east and south, touch on other Kailua neighborhoods, as would be expected. The remaining borders, though, are purely natural features. On the north, the waters of the Kawainui Canal make up the entire boundary, while the western end stops at the untouched Kawainui Regional Park. Those aren't the only nature scenes that residents enjoy regularly, either.
This area is also famous for 'Duck Road', the nickname locals have given Kainui Road. This wide avenue is split by a divider lined with palm trees where ducks regularly gather after a swim in the Kawainui Canal. It's a sight guaranteed lift to your day.
The Facts on Koolaupoku Homes
Arriving home is a lift, too. Houses that line the canal reap the rewards of the waters slowly drifting by mere steps from their back door. Both kayakers and the beloved ducks are commonly seen making their unhurried way up & down, a reminder of the Kailua lifestyle that values a more leisurely pace.
Another Kailua value is diversity and you get it in Koolaupoku's homes. Lot sizes vary widely, beginning at 5,000 sq ft and spreading out to as much as 13,000. One rule of thumb here, with some exceptions, is the lots get bigger as you head toward the ocean.
A second rule of thumb? The pricing goes up in that same direction, though the residences right on the canal can buck that trend sometimes. Overall, the homes for sale in Koolaupoku go for $800K to $1.7M. That wide range is understandable when you factor in the differences in lot sizes and proximity to the ocean or canal.
In keeping with this theme of diversity, the homes are in many different styles and layouts, the result of being built by individual owners across different eras and lot sizes. This is no cookie cutter community.
Surrounded by nature directly on two sides and the beach a short walk away, this is an outdoor lovers' dream. If there's one other rule of thumb for this real estate, it is to follow the ducks. They always know the best places to live.
The price range of houses for sale in Koolaupoku is $825K to $1.75M with a median price of $1.22M, median interior of 2,353sf and median land size of 7,581sf.
The median price of houses sold in Koolaupoku year-to-date (2016) is $1.22M. In previous years it was $1.3M (2015), $998K (2014), $900K (2013), $721K (2012), $835K (2011), $833K (2010), $712K (2009), $800K (2008), $794K (2007), $730K (2006), $799K (2005), $705K (2004), $570K (2003).
10 houses have sold in Koolaupoku year-to-date (2016). In previous years, the total number of houses sold were 13 (2015), 9 (2014), 15 (2013), 14 (2012), 12 (2011), 20 (2010), 12 (2009), 17 (2008), 16 (2007), 23 (2006), 24 (2005), 16 (2004), 21 (2003).
On average Koolaupoku houses were on the market for 74 days before they were sold (2016). In previous years it was 93 days (2015), 85 days (2014), 65 days (2013), 49 days (2012), 47 days (2011), 74 days (2010), 64 days (2009), 113 days (2008), 84 days (2007), 71 days (2006), 30 days (2005), 25 days (2004), 49 days (2003).
The average days on market for Koolaupoku houses before sold were 34 days November 2016 compared to 115 days November 2015.
The ratio of Koolaupoku houses sales price vs list price were 100.0% November 2016 compared to 100.0% November 2015.
1 Koolaupoku house was sold November 2016 compared to 1 house sold November 2015.
The total dollar volume of houses currently for sale in Koolaupoku is $7.71M and the sold dollar volume year-to-date (2016) is $12.51M. In previous years sold dollar volume was $16.04M (2015), $9.29M (2014), $14.89M (2013), $10.88M (2012), $10.72M (2011), $17.55M (2010), $9.67M (2009), $13.94M (2008), $14.51M (2007), $19.2M (2006), $23.97M (2005), $11.43M (2004), $11.58M (2003).
The most recent sale in Koolaupoku was a house located at 364 Kaha Street, sold for $1.43M on Dec 02, 2016. It had 2493sf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: 572 Kaimake Loop (1,968sf) sold for $1.59M on 11/18/2016. 815 Kainui Place (2,264sf) sold for $1.95M on 9/16/2016. 439 Kaimake Loop (1,540sf) sold for $1.25M on 8/26/2016. 520 Kaimake Loop (1,564sf) sold for $1.05M on 7/22/2016. 845 Oneawa Street (850sf) sold for $745K on 7/7/2016. 470 Kaha Street (836sf) sold for $900K on 4/27/2016. 1131 Kainui Drive (1,812sf) sold for $1.25M on 3/29/2016. 752 Kanaha Street (1,272sf) sold for $1.13M on 3/11/2016. 1340 Kainui Drive (1,252sf) sold for $1.2M on 1/25/2016.
The MLS properties are based on information from the Multiple Listing Service of Hicentral MLS, Ltd. Listings last updated on December 10, 2016. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.