Oahu Real Estate Market Update – August 2021

Median Price for Single-Family Homes on Oahu Tops $1 Million

Real Estate Market Update August 2021

Sustained demand for housing and significant sales volume at higher price points drive record-high median prices for single-family homes and condos in August

Last month, single-family homes and condos reached new record-high median prices for the second consecutive month at $1,050,000 and $500,000, respectively. The persistent competition in affordable price ranges and more closed sales at higher price points in both single-family home and condo markets are putting upwards pressure on median home prices.

The $1,050,000 single-family median sales price is 25.1% higher than a year ago and up 5.8% above last month’s record. This is the fourth consecutive month single-family homes have set a record median, and except for April, a new record has been set each month this year. Sales jumped 14.9% compared to last August. Sales of properties upwards of $1 million doubled last month, and year-to-date, sales priced at $2,000,000 and above more than tripled, with 297 sales compared to just 97 at the same time last year.

The condo market attracted buyers at all price points, with year-over-year sales rising 65% last month. Sales at higher price points also occurred in the condo market. Condo sales at $600,000 and up nearly tripled, and the $800,000 and above range saw four times the volume as last year, pulling the monthly median sales price up 16.3% over last August.

The statistics in both single-family and condo markets followed similar trends with more new listings, low median days on market and increased offers over asking. More single-family home and condo listings came on market, rising 18.9% and 3.6% compared to last year, respectively. Single-family homes sold in August spent a median of nine days on market, while condos spent a median of 12 days on market. The majority of sellers continue to receive a premium over their asking price. Last month, 64% of single family homes sold above the original asking price, and 41% of condominium sales closed above the original asking price.

{source: Honolulu Board of REALTORS®}

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About Colin Lee, Team Lead
Realtor-Associate, CPA* | RS-75820
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Colin is recognized as one of the Top 100 Realtors in the State of Hawaii and Top 50 on the island of Oahu in terms of most home sale transactions. This places him in the Top 1% of all realtors on the island. His real estate Team is also ranked in the Top 2% of all Real Estate Teams in the Nation, earning the Platinum Award from Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate. He has been voted “Best In Real Estate” by Honolulu Magazine 6 years in a row and is also an Aloha Aina Award Nominee for 6 years in a row. As a former Licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA*), Colin is able to use his past professional financial and accounting experiences to help both Buyers and Sellers with one of their biggest financial transactions of their life.

*Colin is a full-time real estate agent and no longer practices public accounting.