This new listing (MLS# 257470) is a 4 bedroom short sale home listed at $286,200
Waikoloa had a slow down in sales in August with just four sales closing for the month, but an increase in average sales price to $307,500. This follows July sales of 8 homes at an average of $295,875. While most of the July sales were for homes in the $200,000’s, August sales were mainly for homes in the $300,000’s.
Here is a look at August home sales in Waikoloa:
Short Sales Still The Name of the Game in Waikoloa
Waikoloa continues to have a very high percentage of sales in the foreclosure market of either short sale or bank owned REO’s. August sales had 75% of the sales in the short sale category as 3 of 4 sales were short sales. This continues to be the trend in Waikoloa for both homes and condos.
And, this will continue to be the story for several more months in Waikoloa home sales. Homes in escrow in Waikoloa now number 29 properties. What’s the number of short sales and REO’s? Waikoloa homes in escrow has a staggering 25 homes out of the 29 being either a short sale or REO! Clearly buyers in Waikoloa have been after the deals in the housing market.
Sub $300,000 Homes Disappearing
One other trend to note is the current lack of inventory priced below $300,000. In fact, right now there are only two homes priced in the $200,000 range. This is after many months of strong demand in this price range with many homes listed in this range only being on the market for two weeks to a month.
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