Inventory for both single family homes and condos were up last month as Sellers have seen the median sales price reach a new record high on Oahu.
Infographic of overall Oahu housing stats in January, 2016
Single Family Home Stats
The record for median sales price you can see above is $733,500, which eclipsed the previous record of $730,000 in September of 2015. Typical of every January, we saw an uptick in inventory. This year was no different, however, we have actually seen a slight uptick on overall inventory from previous years. In my opinion, it’s because the word has gotten out about the market/prices. The average days on market for single family homes (that actually sold) was only 20 days! In addition, the number of home sales jumped 10% from the previous year.
Here’s a home in Kalama Valley I sold in January that closed just under the median price at $728,000
The median sales price for condos was down slightly to $374,500. Although this was down from December’s record high of $386,250, it was still the 5th highest month on record. Sales also moved briskly with a median of only 20 days on market. The largest stat that stood out at me was the number of sales jumped from 286 to 338 sales in the month, which was an 18% increase in the number of condos that compared to January of 2015.
This Maikiki condo (MLS# 201603412) is at $370,000, which is under January’s median
Although sales are up significantly for condos, most of the demand appears to be on the “affordable” side of the spectrum vs. the luxury or “high end” product. In January, we also saw that some local developers pulled the plug on VIDA. Here’s a clip from our local KITV News:
As always, all real estate is local. Here are the neighborhoods on Oahu that were hot for Sellers and Buyers in January:
Neighborhoods “Hot” for Sellers
- Home sales in Waialae-Kahala were up 400%
- Home prices in Moanalua–Salt Lake were up 85%
- Condo sales in Kailua-Waimanalo were up 300%
- Condo prices in Makakilo were up 55%
Neighborhoods “Hot” for Buyers
- Home sales in Kalihi-Palama were down 71%
- Home prices in Aina Haina–Kuliouou were down 12%
- Condo sales in Makakilo were down 42%
- Condo prices in Kalihi-Palama were down 56%
What’s Happening in Your Neighborhood?
Please consider these are broad overviews for regions on Oahu. To find out what is happening in your specific neighborhood, feel free to contact me for more information.