September 2018 Oahu Real Estate Market Update

September Oahu Single-Family Homes Median Price Tops Previous Record

HONOLULU (Oct. 6, 2018) — Oahu’s single-family home median price in September topped the previous record set in August according to resales figures released today by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®. The analysis conducted by the Board, using data collected from its computerized Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system, offer the following statistics:

Single-Family Home Resales

Number of Sales Median Sales Price
September 2018  309 $812,500
September 2017 374 -17.4% $760,00 +6.9%

Condominium Resales

Number of Sales Median Sales Price
September 2018 511 $428,000
September 2017 526 -2.9% $425,000 +0.7%

In September, the median price for single-family homes increased by 6.9 percent to reach a new high of $812,500, passing the record set August 2018 at $810,000. The median price for condominiums rose by 0.7 percent to $428,000. Sales for single-family homes declined by 17.4 percent and condominium sales also decreased by 2.9 percent from the same month last year. According to the Days on Market indicator, the median days for single-family homes was 17 and 20 days for condominiums.

“We’re starting to see Oahu’s housing market shift a bit with the decline in sales for both single-family homes and condominiums despite the fact that more inventory has become available,” said Darryl Macha, president of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®. “Consumers seem to be watching and waiting to see if mortgage interest rates are going to continue to rise. However, for those potential homebuyers who are ‘on the fence,’ this is the time to buy since there is more inventory to consider and mortgage rates are still below five percent.”

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Brandon Lau grew up in Kailua and currently resides in Honolulu with his wife Andee and children Caylah, Elijah, and David. His eighteen years in real estate led him to become a Partner at ChaneyBrooks Choice Advisors. Over the past 10 years he has developed the team and systems that has created a high level of service and value for his clients.

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