Kaimuki - the neighborhood where world-famous Hawaiian musician Iz grew up - is conveniently located on the mauka (mountain) side of Diamond Head Crater with Kapahulu to the west and Kahala to the east. Some of Kaimuki’s perimeter streets include Kapahulu Ave between Waialae Ave and Kaimuki Ave, Kaimuki Ave, 6th Ave, Alohea Ave, Kilauea Ave up to Luawai St, Luawai St, Waialae Ave between 21st Ave and back to Kapahulu Ave.
The gently rolling hills of Kaimuki are filled with predominantly charming older homes, sometimes owned for generations without ever having sold. Kaimuki homes for sale are typically valued between $700,000 to $1.3M, often on relatively modest lots, mostly between 3,000 and 6,000 sq ft.
Insight to Kaimuki Homes & Neighborhood Most of Kaimuki real estate was built prior to the 1940’s with some as early as the 1910’s. Slowly, one by one, older homes in Kaimuki are giving way to new construction scattered throughout the area, as this sunny neighborhood is being re-discovered and valued for its excellent central location among the real estate in Honolulu.
Pu’Uo Kaimuki Park, a small park with nice views, marks the highest elevation in the heart of sprawling residential Kaimuki and is part of the rim of a small extinct volcanic crater.
Kaimuki has attracted a wide variety of renowned restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and small stores, and is enjoying a recent revival of its small business district, running confined along Waialae Ave and Kapahulu Ave. Even with these additions, Kaimuki has managed to keep its old charm and small town feel. Close by is the weekend outdoor Farmer’s Market at Kapiolani Community College, popular with both residents and tourists, offering a great variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and much more from local farmers.
With its convenient central location and step by step revitalization it is no surprise Kaimuki real estate is in ever growing demand.
The price range of houses for sale in Kaimuki is $875K to $4.63M with a median price of $1.11M, median interior of 1,931sf and median land size of 5,000sf.
The median price of houses sold in Kaimuki year-to-date (Jan - Mar 29, 2017) is $930K. In previous years it was $1.01M (2016), $890K (2015), $867K (2014), $828K (2013), $800K (2012), $715K (2011), $818K (2010), $838K (2009), $810K (2008), $791K (2007), $760K (2006), $745K (2005), $598K (2004), $504K (2003).
13 houses have sold in Kaimuki year-to-date (Jan - Mar 29, 2017). In previous years, the total number of houses sold were 43 (2016), 61 (2015), 50 (2014), 54 (2013), 63 (2012), 58 (2011), 48 (2010), 43 (2009), 40 (2008), 46 (2007), 47 (2006), 67 (2005), 67 (2004), 60 (2003).
On average Kaimuki houses were on the market for 52 days before they were sold (Jan - Mar 29, 2017). In previous years it was 70 days (2016), 90 days (2015), 75 days (2014), 49 days (2013), 47 days (2012), 66 days (2011), 43 days (2010), 63 days (2009), 45 days (2008), 46 days (2007), 56 days (2006), 32 days (2005), 32 days (2004), 55 days (2003).
The average days on market for Kaimuki houses before sold were 70 days February 2017 compared to 24 days February 2016.
The ratio of Kaimuki houses sales price vs list price were 95.3% February 2017 compared to 96.2% February 2016.
5 Kaimuki houses were sold February 2017 compared to 2 houses sold February 2016.
The total dollar volume of houses currently for sale in Kaimuki is $20.17M and the sold dollar volume year-to-date (Jan - Mar 29, 2017) is $12.57M. In previous years sold dollar volume was $45.28M (2016), $55.69M (2015), $45.51M (2014), $46.41M (2013), $50.18M (2012), $42M (2011), $37.69M (2010), $34.54M (2009), $33.6M (2008), $37.07M (2007), $35.58M (2006), $48.73M (2005), $39.13M (2004), $31.45M (2003).
The most recent sale in Kaimuki was a house located at 1122B 2nd Avenue, sold for $405K on Mar 23, 2017. It had 430sf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: 3837 Kaimuki Avenue (1,402sf) sold for $1M on 3/17/2017. 732 18th Avenue (1,392sf) sold for $918K on 3/2/2017. 1128B 19th Avenue (1,776sf) sold for $925K on 2/24/2017. 1021 Koko Head Avenue (2,115sf) sold for $985K on 2/22/2017. 4017 Kaimuki Avenue (1,108sf) sold for $925K on 2/15/2017. 911 Hookipa Way (1,321sf) sold for $933K on 2/15/2017. 1009 2nd Avenue (2,464sf) sold for $1.29M on 2/6/2017. (2,628sf) sold for $1.33M on 2/3/2017. 1111 15th Avenue (1,140sf) sold for $930K on 1/17/2017.
5 of the houses have ocean views, 5 have Diamond Head views and 8 have mountain views.