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December 30th, 2019 11:55 AM by Korby Matsen
North Kohala is the majestic area located at the northern tip of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is home to the two small towns of Hawi and Kapa’au. Hawi is most famous for being the bicycle turnaround point for the annual Ironman World Championship held each October, and its charming downtown area contains many small shops, and restaurants, including the famous Bamboo Restaurant. Hawi is also the 2nd office location of Hawaii Luxury Real Estate.
North Kohala contains miles of pastoral, undeveloped land, as well as a variety beautiful homes, from small starter homes to large estates, many with stunning ocean views. The southern end of North Kohala contains the gated communities of Kohala Ranch, containing many luxury homes with large lots, as well as many large lots where you can build your own Hawaiian dream home.
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At the time of this writing (Dec 1st), there were 53 single-family homes for sale in the North Kohala area and 13 homes in escrow. There are no condos located in North Kohala, so we do not collect statistics on them, but raw land is plentiful. There are currently 120 land lots for sale with 7 lots in escrow. Of the homes for sale in North Kohala, the highest priced one is listed at $3,700,000, and is located at 59-134 Kihi Kihi Pl in Kohala Waterfront.
At the other end of the spectrum, the lowest priced home on the market is located at 54-3745 Akoni Pule Hwy in Kapa’au and is listed at the low price of $215,000. The highest priced land lot for sale is a 28.18-acre lot in the Kohala Kai Development and is priced at $11,500,000, while the lowest priced one is a 3.22-acre lot in Kohala Ranch priced at $158,000.
Sales in the Q3 time frame of July through September 2019 continue to be strong, with 20 single-family homes selling in North Kohala during this time. The highest priced single-family home to sell is located at 59-137 Kihi Kihi Place, in the Kohala Waterfront subdivision. It was listed at $2,495,000 and sold for $2,425,000. The lowest priced single-family home to sell in North Kohala was listed at $300,000 and sold for the same price. It is located at 53-4162 Akoni Pule Hwy, in Kapa’au.
In the North Kohala raw land market, there were 13 lots sold in Q3. The highest priced one to sell is a 28.31-acre lot in Kapa’au that sold for $625,000 from a list price of the same amount. The lowest priced lot to sell was a 3.33-acre lot in Kohala Ranch. It sold for $120,000 from a list price of $139,000.
Analysis: After a slow start at the beginning of the year, the last two quarters have seen strong sales of single-family homes in North Kohala. However, the strong sales have not reduced the inventory levels significantly, keeping the single-family home segment in a Balanced Market. There continues to be plenty of inventory raw land, giving buyers plenty to choose from, and keeping the segment firmly in a Buyers’ Market.
If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the North Kohala area, or anywhere on the Kohala Coast, contact me today. I will help make your Hawaiian Real Estate dreams a reality. You can read market updates of other areas on the Kohala Coast on my Market Update Page. Mahalo.
Highlights of the North Kohala 2019 Q3 Market Update
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