Closed sales of single-family homes rose 49.3%, and condo sales skyrocketed 134.0% compared to this time last year when real estate activity first began to pick up following the economic standstill brought on by the pandemic. The median sales price of a single-family home edged past last month’s record to reach $979,000, while the condo median sales price of $460,000 was just shy of the standing record of $461,500 from July 2019.
The condo market continues to bustle with activity, setting a new record low days on the market at a median of just 11 days. Single-family homes continue to move into escrow quickly, spending a median of 8 days on the market. Sellers added much-needed inventory to the market, with June marking a 23.0% increase in new single-family home listings and a 31.1% increase in condo listings.
So far, in 2021, the trend of properties selling over the asking price persists, with 57.7% of single-family homes and 32.9% of condos closing above the original asking price. These over asking price sales confirm bidding wars are occurring predominantly in mid-range price points for single-family home properties, with 57.0% of those sales in the $600,000 to $999,999 range. Inventory in this price bracket for single-family homes is down 37.0% compared to a year ago. Meanwhile, in the condo market, 66% of sales above the original asking price occurred in the $400,000 to $699,999 price range.
Year-to-date, the regions with the most substantial increase in single-family home sales were Diamond Head and the Metro area, up 84.4.% and 76.2%, respectively. The Metro region – which covers Mapunapuna and Kalihi all the way through Waikiki and Moiliili – was also popular in the condo market with a 79.4% jump in sales, and the Ewa region marked a 60.2% increase in sales.
Courtesy of the Honolulu Board of Realtors