The problem with many Honolulu condos is the urban build-up that can leave you with little to no view, hemmed in by other towers nearby. Unless you live in a charmed location like the Kaimana Lanais.
Your residence here is right on the corner of of a quiet street right on the Moiliili side of the Ala Wai Canal, directly across the street from Iolani School. From here, most of your vistas are wide open.
Directly makai is the single story Ala Wai Elementary, with Ala Wai Community Park next to it, and the canal flowing behind them. Turn your head east and you overlook Iolani School football field, the Ala Wai Golf Course and, finally, Diamond Head in the distance. Not only are these views open now, they probably always will be.
All of this is enjoyed from 1BR/1BA units that measure from 551 to 597 sq ft in size. The secret here, however, is the often huge lanais, especially for 1BRs. You'll have at least 91 to a staggering 368 more square footage outside. In some cases that's become additional interior space, many owners having enclosed it to spread out more.
As serene as this part of Moiliili is, you're still right off of Kapiolani Blvd and down the street from H1, so commuting and daytrips are easy to do. Plus Ala Moana Center and Waikiki's recreational options are close by as well.
As the Honolulu skyline becomes more crowded, less and less homes can promise the openness that these views do, and are almost guaranteed to remain. That's a rare thing and Kaimana Lanais have it.
The price range of condos for sale in Kaimana Lanais is $495K with a median price of $495K and median interior of 719sf.
The median price of condos sold in Kaimana Lanais year-to-date (Jan - Oct 21, 2017) is $460K. In previous years it was $430K (2016), $395K (2015), $400K (2014), $415K (2013), $367K (2012), $368K (2011), $355K (2010), $346K (2009), $349K (2008), $341K (2007), $385K (2006), $357K (2005), $290K (2004), $242K (2003).
2 condos have sold in Kaimana Lanais year-to-date (Jan - Oct 21, 2017). In previous years, the total number of condos sold were 3 (2016), 3 (2015), 2 (2014), 1 (2013), 4 (2012), 2 (2011), 3 (2010), 3 (2009), 4 (2008), 2 (2007), 1 (2006), 2 (2005), 5 (2004), 4 (2003).
On average Kaimana Lanais condos were on the market for 9 days before they were sold (Jan - Oct 21, 2017). In previous years it was 33 days (2016), 65 days (2015), 85 days (2014), 50 days (2013), 13 days (2012), 9 days (2011), 11 days (2010), 10 days (2009), 13 days (2008), 34 days (2007), 28 days (2006), 43 days (2005), 73 days (2004), 64 days (2003).
The total dollar volume of condos currently for sale in Kaimana Lanais is $495K and the sold dollar volume year-to-date (Jan - Oct 21, 2017) is $920K. In previous years sold dollar volume was $1.29M (2016), $1.19M (2015), $800K (2014), $415K (2013), $1.46M (2012), $736K (2011), $1.02M (2010), $1.02M (2009), $1.44M (2008), $682K (2007), $385K (2006), $714K (2005), $1.43M (2004), $1M (2003).
The most recent sale in Kaimana Lanais was a condo located at #904 , sold for $480K on Oct 05, 2017. It had 672sf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: #2304 (561sf) sold for $440K on 4/19/2017. #701 (551sf) sold for $418K on 10/7/2016. #2104 (678sf) sold for $450K on 9/30/2016. #1802 (577sf) sold for $430K on 3/30/2016. #2001 (640sf) sold for $375K on 11/6/2015. #804 (561sf) sold for $395K on 10/19/2015. #1001 (551sf) sold for $420K on 8/5/2015. #2403 (560sf) sold for $415K on 10/15/2014. #PH2401 (551sf) sold for $385K on 3/3/2014.
In Kaimana Lanais there is currently 1 fee simple units for sale. 1 of the condo has ocean views, 1 has Diamond Head views and 1 has mountain views.