Kailua, HI Real Estate News

By Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, Esq. (B), REALTOR-Broker, CRS, GRI, ABR CLHMS
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
Data Current September 2007This is one of the older Kailua neighborhoods, with original homes circa 1940, walking distance from Kailua Beach Park. It is in the area between Kailua Road (the odd-numbered 200-300 blocks) and the Enchanted Lake Canal (Kaelepule Stream) that leads to Kailua Beach, which is bordered by the Kawailoa Neighborhood makai. The neighborhood continues mauka from the Kalapawai Market, across Wana'ao Road, just  South of the Mormon Church. The Kailua Estates Neighborhood inlcudes a children's park with a playground on an odd-shaped plot of land, the Kaelepulu Playground, which is called by locals "Triangle Park."                       Walk to the Kalapawai Market & Kailua Beach Park from the Kailua Estates Neighborhood                                                 ...
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By Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, Esq. (B), REALTOR-Broker, CRS, GRI, ABR CLHMS
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
Data Current September 2007This neighborhood is one of the Southernmost in the Kailua Zip Code (96734) and lies South of the bottom part of the Keolu Drive loop, including and to the West of Akamai Street & the Keolu Hills neighborhood, and bounded by HWY 72 (Kalanianaole) to the West (but not including Aka'aka'awa and its connecting streets, which are in Kaopa). It consists of single family homes which are priced from about $750K to $1.2M, varying in size from about 1,500-3,000 sq ft. It also includes very afforable duplex/CPR homes in the Kaopa Park Place development (in the $500K's, at approx. 1,000 sq ft). Most of the homes are newer, built in the late 80's and 90's (Kaopa Park Place in 1991). Many have lovely mountain or ocean views. (c) 2007, Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn. All rights re...
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By Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, Esq. (B), REALTOR-Broker, CRS, GRI, ABR CLHMS
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
Data Current Sept. 2007 Hillcrest in Kailua is a relatively small and prestigious neighborhood, adjacent to Keolu Hills, and near Kailua Bluffs. The street names in the Hillcrest neighborhood all begin with A'U. The Hillcrest neighborhood consists of the streets West up the hill on A'ulepe St. (which is parallel to Keolu Drive off of Nanialii) & also South up the hill on Akahai St. (which like Nanialii, is also off Keolu Drive). These single family custom homes start at around $1.1M and go up to $2M or more, depending upon the views and size of homes/lots, which vary considerably. At best, these homes are huge, on estate-sized lots, with pools, and have the best ocean, mountain & lake (Kaelepulu Pond) views in Kailua.                                  Ko'olau Mountain Range Views from Hi...
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By Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, Esq. (B), REALTOR-Broker, CRS, GRI, ABR CLHMS
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
Data Current September 2007This "neighborhood" is not a neighborhood, but a designation in the MLS, which consists of several different areas of Kailua, with unusual (country or agricultural) zoning or proximity to (once part of?) government property. "Old Kalanianaole Road/Norfolk" area - This is an area off of HWY 72 (Kalanianaole), on the mauka side, between Olomana and just South of Keolu Drive. Most homes, in the community of Norfolk, are generally built in the late 80's and early 90's, have 2+ acre lots, and are very large, at least 3,000 and up to 10,000 sq ft. Many are quite impressive and have ocean views.  At the foot of Olomana, this area is zoned for agriculture/horses. Country estates like this are rarely available, but might list between $1.2 to $2.0M or more, depending up...
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By Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, Esq. (B), REALTOR-Broker, CRS, GRI, ABR CLHMS
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
Data current Sept 2007This family neighborhood lies in a mainly flat section of SW Kailua, which consists mostly of homes originally built in the 1960's. With a maze of curving streets all surrounding Kaelepulu Pond, it is located mostly inside the loop formed by Keolu Drive, but also, North of the loop, bounded by Mid-Pacifc Country Club Golf Course to the East, Auwina Street and Place to the North, and Hamakua Drive to the West. Most of the homes are fairly similar, slab construction, single-family ranch, unless renovated. Some homes are on the lake or canals, on which you can take out your kayak and paddle to Kailua Beach. Some of these waterfront homes are spectacular. Lots are usually good-sized from 7,500-11,000 sq ft. and the homes vary in size from about 1,200 to 3,500 sq ft. Wi...
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By Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, Esq. (B), REALTOR-Broker, CRS, GRI, ABR CLHMS
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
Kailua No Ka'oi! If you want to live in a place with a small-town feel, with famed white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, there is Kailua and its many quiet family neighborhoods. Kailua is on the Windward side of Oahu, less than 1/2 hour drive from Honolulu and connected to the Honolulu area by three highways (Pali/H-3/Kalanianaole). Many have said that as they leave Honolulu and head toward Kailua, they immediately feel a sense of peacefulness and relaxation. Perhaps, it is the lush, green scenery or the views of Kailua and Kaneohe Bays coming out through the tunnel, but it also could be knowing the friendly and laid-back people who live in Kailua. Kailua includes the upscale beachfront areas of Lanikai, Beachside, Kawailoa and Kaimalino, and has many lake and canalfront homes, as we...
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By Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, Esq. (B), REALTOR-Broker, CRS, GRI, ABR CLHMS
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
Data current Sept 2007 - This article has been updated at www.HomeShoppeHawaii.com/neighborhood-kailua/coconut-grove.html One of Kailua's older neighborhoods, on flat land, with some homes dating to the early 40's, Coconut Grove is the former site of a large coconut grove. It is the most affordable single family home area, with homes starting from around 600 sq ft in size, and about $650K. Lot size is generally between 3,700-7,000 sq ft, with a few much larger exceptions. Prices generally do not go beyond $1M and most are in the $700-900K range. Homes are in various stages of remodel in this eclectic area and streets tend to be narrow, but I have seen some gorgeous remodels and there are can be some very good values for investors or first-time home buyers. Some of the homes, particularl...
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By Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, Esq. (B), REALTOR-Broker, CRS, GRI, ABR CLHMS
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
Data Current Sept 2007 This family neighborhood includes the hills and other areas just South of Kailua Beach Park, if you turn right at the end of Kailua Beach Park (instead of turning left, up Alala, to go to Lanikai). Homes are relatively close to Kailua Beach and many have great ocean and/or mountain, or golf course views or frontage on the Mid-Pacific Country Club in Lanikai. Most homes there were originally built in the 70s. Homes are mostly in the $1M to $1.3M price range and between 1700-2600 sq ft. Lots are from about 7,500-11,000 sq ft in size.
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By Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, Esq. (B), REALTOR-Broker, CRS, GRI, ABR CLHMS
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
Data current as of Sept 2007This gated hilltop neighborhood bridges Lanikai with Enchanted Lake. It lies just North of Keolu Hills, bounded by Mid-Pacific Country Club and the hills above Lanikai. All properties are on Kalelepulu and Kamahele streets, in the "Bluestone" condominium development, built in 1979. Prices are in the $700K to $950 range (1500-2000 sq ft), many with golf course and/or mountain views. Note that single-family residences on Kamahele St. are considered to be in the Enchanted Lake neighborhood, and single-family residences on Kaelepulu St, near the Mid-Pacific Country Club, are considered to be in Lanikai.(c) 2007, Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn. All rights reserved.Kailua Real Estate. Buy or sell real estate on Oahu. http://www.yvonneahearn.com/
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By Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, Esq. (B), REALTOR-Broker, CRS, GRI, ABR CLHMS
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
Data current as of Sept 2007 Beachside is one of Kailua's most prolific neighborhoods, with homes beachfront or very close to the beach, on quiet streets and off private lanes. Prices here can start in low 7 figures, usually around $1.5-2M for fixers away from the beach, and range to possibly, $10-15 million. Homes can be mansions, sprawling plantation-style compounds, shabby beach cottages, and anything in-between. Lots vary in size as well, and there are still a few vacant lots available. Beachside is located between the Kailua Bay beaches and the even-numbered side of N. Kalaheo Drive (but not including all of N. Kalaheo). To the Northwest, it is bounded by the canal (Kaelepulu Stream) and to the Southeast by Kailua Road and the Kawailoa neighborhood (Kailua Beach Park).  The Castle ...
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By Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, Esq. (B), REALTOR-Broker, CRS, GRI, ABR CLHMS
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
Data current as of Sept 2007 This neighborhood is in a relatively flat area of Kailua, located on the Northwest side of Mokapu Road, bordered by Kaneohe Bay Drive to the Southwest (except for Ilikaa Place, which is West of K Bay Dr.  ordinarily considered part of Kalaheo Hillside) and Marine Corps Base Hawaii (Kaneohe Bay) to the East. Known for its good public elementary school district, this area has mostly single-family homes built in the 1960's, with a smattering of the later decades. Most are slab construction, ranch style, and square footage is all over the board, mostly from 1,200 to 2,000. Lot size varies widely from about 5,200 sq.ft. to over 11,000.  Prices range from about $800K-$1.1M making it one of the more affordable single-family neighborhoods in Kailua. Aikahi Park also...
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By Randy L. Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
Below is a list of condos and townhouses in the Kailua area that are pet friendly.This is an important question for families with pets.  Also if you are relocating to Hawaii, this issue of animal quarantine comes up.  If you are relocating to Hawaii do your self and your pet a favor and check out the Dept. of Agriculture website for animal quarantine information:  http://www.hawaiiag.org/hdoa/ai_aqs_info.htmC = Condominium CP = Cooperative PH = Public Housing PHE = Public Housing for the Elderly R = Rental TH = TownhouseBoard App'd = Board is required to approve the petRN = Reasonable Number* = Small dogs under 25 pounds+ = No dogs over 50 pounds** = No large parrot-type birdsBuildingAddressBldg. TypeLimitDogs CatsBirds RabbitsBoard App'd?AIKAHI GARDENS174 NOKE ST 96734 C NOYES  YES YES...
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By Kengo Ueno, (R)
(Prudential Locations LLC)
The following graphs represent real estate data from high-end neighborhoods in the Windward area of Oahu, Hawaii.  This includes Lanikai, Kaimalino, beashside Kailua, Haiku Plantation, Country Club Knolls and the Kuulei Tract.  It's kind of blurry but the basline represents years by quarters starting from the 1st quarter of 2004 until the 4th quarter of 2006.  The first green line under the baseline, represent price per square foot.  The next line is Days on Market and the last green line represents the percentage it sold for from the list price.  These are all strong indicators of how the market trend is going.
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By Randy L. Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
Kailua (tax map keys 142 thru 143, does not include Aikahi)Single family homes took a little dip in prices in the first half of 2006, but came raring back the second half of 2006 to a new historic high in prices and an increase in homes sold.  January single family home sales continued to show growth in average prices.  Kailua condos and townhouses showed some slowing in 2nd half of 2006, but appears that the prices were rebounding in January 2007.The below figures include both fee simple and leasehold properties.  These are only the totals and averages.Here are number of single family homes sold in the Kailua and the surrounding areas:2007:                                                                                       Average Sales Price:Today                                    ...
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