The median price of a single-family home on Oahu rose by 7.5 percent last month to $699,000, while August also saw a 6.5 percent bump in sales compared to the same time last year, according to statistics from the Honolulu Board of Realtors.
There were 344 single-family homes sold last month, a 6.5 percent jump from the 323 that were sold in August 2014. Meanwhile, the median sales price of single-family homes rose last month by 7.5 percent to $699,000, from $650,000 during the same month last year.
That’s still lower than this year’s record $710,000 median sales price that was reached in July.
“August single-family home sales showed healthy gains over last year,” Honolulu Board of Realtors President Jack Legal said in a statement. “We were pleased to see the inventory of homes increasing, and pending sales are up almost 9 percent, which indicates a strong trend heading into September.”
Although the number of condominium sales fell by 3.6 percent last month to 428, compared to the 444 that sold in August 2014, the median sales price of those condo units rose slightly to $354,000. That was an increase of 1.1 percent from the $350,000 median sales price for condo units sales during the same time last year.
Year-to-date, a total of 2,270 single-family homes on Oahu were sold between January and August, an increase of 5.1 percent compared to the same eight-month period last year, when 2,160 single-family homes were sold. The median price of a single-family home for the first eight months of the year was $693,000, which was 4.2 percent higher than the median price for the first eight months of 2014, which was $665,000.
Year-to-date condominium sales also rose, with 3,312 sold between January and August, an increase of 3.7 percent compared to the 3,194 condo units that were sold on the resale market during the same eight-month period last year. The median condo price for that time period rose 2.4 percent to $358,250, from $350,000.
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The median sales price of a single-family home on Oahu rose 4 percent in July to a year-to-date high of $710,000 amid a 12 percent rise in sales, compared to the same time last year, according to a monthly report released Friday by the Honolulu Board of Realtors.
In all, single-family home sales rose by 12.3 percent last month to 337 homes sold, compared to 300 homes that were sold in July 2014. The median sales price of those homes rose by 3.9 percent to $710,000 last month, from $683,500 during the same time last year.
The median price was a high for 2015, topping the $700,000 median price set in June, but falling short of the record all-time high of $719,500 set in November.
“July continued the healthy trend in housing sales that we saw in the previous month,” Honolulu Board of Realtors President Jack Legal said in a statement.
Condominium sales rose 12.8 percent last month to 501 units sold, from 444 units sold during the same time last year. The median sales price of those units, however, dipped slightly by 0.5 percent to $350,000 last month, from $351,750 in July 2014.
Still, the decline in condo prices is a positive development, said Legal, who noted that there was a 16 percent jump in the number of condominium units sold that were priced below $350,000.
A total of 256 units were sold in that price range last month. That’s nearly 15.8 percent more than the 221 that were sold in July 2014.
“About a third of these condos were found in four neighborhoods: Makaha and Makakilo in West Oahu, and Makiki and Ala Moana,” Legal said. “It’s encouraging to see more sales of affordable condos, particularly those close in the urban core.”
Year-to-date, the number of single-family homes sold between January and July totaled1,926, a 4.8 percent increase from the 1,837 that were sold in the same seven-month period last year. Meanwhile, the year-to-date median sales price of those homes also rose slightly by 2.3 percent to $690,000, from $674,700 during the same seven-month period last year.
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The number of condominiums sold on Oahu in June jumped by 22 percent even as the median sales price fell 6 percent compared to the same time last year, while the median price of a single-family home remained flat as the number of sales rose 7 percent, the Honolulu Board of Realtors said Tuesday.
The median price of a single-family home on Oahu in June was $700,000, unchanged from June 2014, while the number of sales rose to 324 homes sold, a 6.9 percent increase from 303 homes sold during the same month a year ago.
The number of condominium units sold on Oahu last month rose to 500 units sold, a 21.7 percent increase from the 411 that were sold in June 2014. The median price of condos, meanwhile, fell by 6 percent to $338,500 last month, from $360,000 during the same time last year.
“June saw a very high volume start to what is traditionally a busy season for housing sales,” Honolulu Board of Realtors President Jack Legal said in a statement.
Legal said the significant jump in condo sales represented “the highest number of sales in a single month since June 2007.”
“The drop in median price is the result of many of this month’s condo sales being in the lower price ranges, and is in line with our staunch belief that Honolulu’s market needs housing at all price points of the spectrum to remain healthy,” Legal said. “It is unclear whether the median price for condos will remain at that level. What is clear is that demand will continue to outstrip supply for the foreseeable future.”
In all, 1,589 single-family homes were sold on Oahu during the first six months of the year — a 3.4 percent increase when compared to the 1,537 that were sold during the first half of last year. By comparison, condominium sales for the first six months of this year rose 3.3 percent from the same period last year to 2,383 sold, from 2,306 homes sold between January and June 2014.
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Oahu condo sales jump by 22%, home sales rise 7% in June
Home prices on Oahu increased in May, with the median price of a single-family house rising 2.3 percent, compared to a year ago, and condominium prices rising 5.6 percent, both on relatively flat sales, according to statistics released Sunday by the Honolulu Board of Realtors.
The median price of a single-family house on Oahu in May was $698,000, compared to $682,000 in May 2014. May’s median price was based on sales of 309 houses, which was just 1.3 percent more than the 305 houses sold during the same month last year.
For condos, the median price in May was $375,000, compared to $355,000 in May 2014. Sales slipped to 450 units sold in May, which was 1.5 percent fewer units than the 457 that sold in May 2014.
“This past May saw median prices for single family homes and condominiums rise,” Jack Legal, president of the Honolulu Board of Realtors, said in a statement. “The statistics are very similar to those of May 2014. We’re seeing improvement in the inventory of homes and condos, but demand remains high for housing at all points of the pricing spectrum.”
Year-to-date, sales followed a similar trend as in May, with the number of single-family homes sold during the first five months of the year rising by 1.9 percent to 1,265, from 1,241 during the same period in 2014, and the number of condos sold decreasing by 1.9 percent to 1,883 units sold from January through May, from 1,920 units sold during the same period.
Year-to-date prices for both categories were 4.3 percent higher for the first five months of the year, with the median price of a single-family home at $683,000 through May, compared to $655,000 at the same time last year, and the median price of a condo at $365,000
HONOLULU — The Honolulu Board of REALTORS® released resale figures today for the month of January 2015. According to the analysis conducted by the Board, using data collected from its computerized Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system, the statistics are:
During January 2015, sales of single-family homes decreased by 14.6 percent from January 2014, while condominium sales decreased by 7.7 percent compared to January 2014. The median price paid for single-family homes in January 2015 increased by 7.2 percent from the same month last year to $675,000
The median price for condominiums increased by 19.2 percent from January 2014 to $381,500, which marks an all-time high for that figure. The previous record for condominium median price was $361,250, set in December 2014. According to the Days on Market indicator, single-family homes were on the market for an average of 26 days, while condominiums were on the market for an average of 27 days.
“This is traditionally one of the slowest months of the year, so the sluggish sales of single family homes and, to a lesser extent, condos, is not too surprising,” said Jack Legal, president of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®. “However, what’s notable is the jump in median sales price, including a new record set for condominiums. This indicates demand for housing is still very high, and the one factor that is putting a damper on the market is, as usual, the lack of inventory, especially for single family homes.” The public is encouraged to visit www.hicentral.com to see what’s happening in the housing market.
Established in 1922, the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® is one of the largest of 1,500 boards of REALTORS® in the nation, and, with more than 5,500 members, it is one of the largest trade organizations on Oahu. Membership is available to licensed real estate brokers, agents, property managers, appraisers, counselors and others engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry who pledge to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. For more information, call (808) 732-3000 or visit www.hicentral.com.
(This report reflects information about resales of existing properties only and does not include new home sales. All of the MLS information is compiled from sales reported during the cited months; this data is known only after closing of escrow. The time delay between the signing of a sales contract and the closing of escrow is usually between one and three months.)
During November, sales of single-family homes decreased by 24 percent, while condominium sales decreased by 10.8 percent from November 2013. The median price paid for single-family homes in November increased by 5.2 percent from the same month last year to $719,500. The median price for condominiums increased by 3.9 percent from November 2013 to $343,000. According to the Days on Market indicator, both single-family homes and condominiums were on the market for an average of 27 days.
“While the median price for a single-family home reached another record high this year, there were mitigating factors that caused it to hit $719,500,” said Julie Meier, president of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®. “Unfortunately, the inventory of homes selling for $550,000 or less has dwindled drastically. For example, 171 of the 225 properties sold in November were priced above $550,000, and 56 of those went for $1 million or more. As a result of the large number of relatively high-end sales, the median price rose.
“The demand for homes continues to outpace current inventory levels,” added Meier. “Simply put, there aren’t as many properties at the moderate end of the spectrum for potential homeowners to consider at the moment. However, the condominium market remains within reach of first-time homebuyers, and the median price for a condo in Honolulu reflects that. We’re encouraged that developers have been mindful of this as they move forward with new projects, especially in Honolulu’s urban core. As we’ve said in the past, Oahu needs new inventory of homes and condos at all price levels to meet demand.”
HONOLULU HOME SALES, PRICES DIP SLIGHTLY IN AUGUST, BUT HOUSING
INVENTORY UP, ACCORDING TO HONOLULU BOARD OF REALTORS®
HONOLULU — The Honolulu Board of REALTORS® released resale figures today for the month of
August 2014. According to the analysis conducted by the Board, using data collected from its computerized Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system, the statistics are:
During August, sales of single-family homes decreased by 11.7 percent, while condominium sales decreased by 3.5 percent from August 2013. The median price paid for single-family homes in Augustdecreased slightly by 2.3 percent from the same month last year to $650,000. The median price for condominiums remained the same as that of August 2013 at $350,000. According to the Days on Marketindicator, single-family homes were on the market for an average of only 15 days, while condominiums were on the market for an average of 23 days.
“August was an interesting month for the Oahu housing market,” said Julie Meier, president of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®. “While on the surface it may look like this past August was not on par with last August for sales of single-family homes, the truth is that August 2013 was a banner month – the high point of sales for the year. It would have been very difficult to duplicate that this year. Still, this remains a very healthy market, as evidenced by the fact that the average single-family home was on the block for only 15 days before being sold. Also noteworthy is the fact that inventory of both single-family homes and condos is climbing, which will help the market meet demand.”