The Oahu housing market continues a record-setting year as single-family homes reached a median sales price high of $917,500, a nearly 20% year-over-year increase and a 3.9% jump above last month’s record of $883,000. Single-family home sales saw a 5.3% increase and condominium sales soared 41.1% over last year.
The fierce competition between buyers resulted in sellers receiving more than their asking price in 48.5% of single-family home sales and 29.1% of condo sales compared to only 19.8% and 8.9%, respectively, in February 2020. The record-setting pace of sales continued in February, as single-family homes spent only nine days on the market.
Approximately one-third of single-family homes sold were in the $700,000 to $899,999 range, nearly even with the sales a year ago. However, sales in the $1,000,000 and over range doubled, jumping to 111 sales compared to 55 sales in February 2020. The $400,000 to $499,999 range accounted for 21.3% of sales in the condo market and saw the largest increase in sales volume, up 53.2%.
New listings for single-family homes and condos declined by 19.3% and 2.5%, respectively, offering no relief to the difficulties presented by the lack of inventory. There are 774 active listings for single-family homes and 1,979 active listings for condos available on Oahu.
While strong demand for limited inventory and increased purchasing power through low interest rates continues to place sustained upward pressure on prices is good news for sellers, buyers face a challenging environment with steep competition.
Courtesy of the Honolulu Board of Realtors