Wailuku, HI Real Estate Market

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Wailuku, HI Housing Market Trends

With a population of 16,122, 6,223 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $740,270, real estate costs in Wailuku are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive Hawaii communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Wailuku, accounting for 60.24% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Wailuku include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 25.52%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.84%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.80%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Wailuku are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 60.75% owning and 39.25% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Wailuku built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Wailuku built between 2000 and later ( 30.39%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 20.69%). There's also some housing in Wailuku built before 1939 ( 5.83%).

Wailuku Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Wailuku has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Wailuku real estate appreciated 82.79% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 6.22%, putting Wailuku in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Wailuku definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Wailuku appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Wailuku's appreciation rate has been 8.25%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Wailuku were at 3.78%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 15.98%.

Importantly, this makes Wailuku one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the town's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Hawaii, our data show that Wailuku's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Hawaii.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the town. Individual neighborhoods within Wailuku differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Wailuku - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Wailuku real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$740,270

Wailuku, HI HOME PRICES

> $1,219,000
5.4%
5.4%
$914,001 - $1,219,000
11.5%
11.5%
$609,001 - $914,000
36.5%
36.5%
$487,001 - $609,000
19.7%
19.7%
$366,001 - $487,000
12.4%
12.4%
$244,001 - $366,000
11.5%
11.5%
$122,001 - $244,000
2.5%
2.5%
$61,001 - $122,000
0.2%
0.2%
$0 - $61,000
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Very High for Nation

High for HI

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
6,223

Wailuku Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
HI*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2021 Q1 - 2021 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2020 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2019 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2016 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2011 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2021 Q2
154.15% 4.43%
3
10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$2,047 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
60.8%
60.8%
Renters
39.3%
39.3%
Vacant
9.6%
9.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
30.4%
30.4%
1970 - 1999
43.1%
43.1%
1940 - 1969
20.7%
20.7%
1939 or Older
5.8%
5.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
60.2%
60.2%
Townhomes
6.8%
6.8%
Small Apt. Buildings
6.8%
6.8%
Apt. Complexes
25.5%
25.5%
Mobile Homes
0.6%
0.6%
Other
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
4.0%
4.0%
1 Bedroom
15.9%
15.9%
2 Bedrooms
21.1%
21.1%
3 Bedrooms
41.5%
41.5%
4 Bedrooms
14.9%
14.9%
5 or more bedrooms
2.5%
2.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

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