Palolo real estate takes up the entire valley that's cradled between St. Louis Heights on the west and Wilhelmina Rise on the east, with Waialae Ave as its southern border. Like other valleys in Hawaii, the trip from the entrance to the back areas ends you up in a different climate than the one where you started.
Homes in Palolo's far end get noticeably more rain, often on a daily basis, as well as cooler temperatures. The rest of the valley gets plenty of precipitation as well, which explains the flourishing green growth you can't help noticing. Plant lovers will find this a superb place to settle.
Generally, Palalo houses are more affordable than any of the other neighborhoods nearby, which makes it an attractive option for those with lower budgets. Still, it does claim more than a few properties that are worth well over the 7 figure mark.
The average residence, across the board, is a plantation style house, often with single wall construction. This is due to the fact that so many of these structure have remained since that era, all these decades later. Most families tend to stay here for a long time.
Families is the key word as there is a very large percentage of houses with 3, 4 and even 5+ bedrooms here. Perfect for parents with a lot of children or for the many multi-generational households we have in Hawaii.
Some of the most striking Palolo homes are those that line, and even cling to, the slopes on each side. These aren't the most ideal conditions for those with mobility issues or for just loading in the groceries. In exchange, however, those residents get views that take in not only much of the valley and often Diamond Head, some can also see the Pacific from their perch. Not a bad tradeoff.
The locals can easily drive into Kaimuki, Kapahulu or down the way to Kahala and shop or dine at all of their many options. Even Waikiki's beaches are in reach whenever sun or surf is calling you. Add all that to the affordability and you can understand why more and more are flocking to Palolo.
The price range of houses for sale in Palolo is $549K to $1.79M with a median price of $830K, median interior of 1,368sf and median land size of 5,158sf.
The median price of houses sold in Palolo year-to-date (Jan - Feb 22, 2017) is $820K. In previous years it was $770K (2016), $776K (2015), $702K (2014), $700K (2013), $640K (2012), $570K (2011), $590K (2010), $560K (2009), $597K (2008), $565K (2007), $642K (2006), $560K (2005), $465K (2004), $385K (2003).
3 houses have sold in Palolo year-to-date (Jan - Feb 22, 2017). In previous years, the total number of houses sold were 52 (2016), 46 (2015), 46 (2014), 51 (2013), 45 (2012), 38 (2011), 43 (2010), 36 (2009), 36 (2008), 33 (2007), 54 (2006), 59 (2005), 86 (2004), 53 (2003).
On average Palolo houses were on the market for 23 days before they were sold (Jan - Feb 22, 2017). In previous years it was 104 days (2016), 88 days (2015), 72 days (2014), 64 days (2013), 62 days (2012), 63 days (2011), 57 days (2010), 61 days (2009), 75 days (2008), 63 days (2007), 61 days (2006), 55 days (2005), 59 days (2004), 60 days (2003).
The average days on market for Palolo houses before sold were 24 days January 2017 compared to 131 days January 2016.
The ratio of Palolo houses sales price vs list price were 95.3% January 2017 compared to 97.8% January 2016.
2 Palolo houses were sold January 2017 compared to 6 houses sold January 2016.
The total dollar volume of houses currently for sale in Palolo is $12.25M and the sold dollar volume year-to-date (Jan - Feb 22, 2017) is $2.32M. In previous years sold dollar volume was $41.76M (2016), $36.98M (2015), $35.18M (2014), $36.32M (2013), $28.37M (2012), $22.47M (2011), $24.86M (2010), $20.65M (2009), $22.41M (2008), $19.24M (2007), $36.98M (2006), $35.04M (2005), $40.35M (2004), $21.61M (2003).
The most recent sale in Palolo was a house located at 1720E Palolo Avenue, sold for $820K on Feb 15, 2017. It had 1558sf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: 2417 Halenoho Place (3,264sf) sold for $825K on 1/17/2017. 2172 Kauhana Street (1,282sf) sold for $675K on 1/11/2017. 2123 10th Avenue (764sf) sold for $709K on 12/30/2016. 2225 Palolo Avenue (888sf) sold for $735K on 12/28/2016. 2061 10th Avenue (1,164sf) sold for $430K on 12/22/2016. 2158 Kauhana Street (1,904sf) sold for $765K on 12/19/2016. 3254 Kikilia Place (974sf) sold for $700K on 12/13/2016. 2036 9th Avenue (955sf) sold for $780K on 12/8/2016. 2366 Orchid Street (948sf) sold for $930K on 11/18/2016.
1 of the house has ocean views, 2 have Diamond Head views and 10 have mountain views.