O‘ahu’s Housing Market Sales, Prices Continue to Climb to New Heights in March

Market for single-family homes shatters records with a new median sales price of $950,000

Closed sales of single-family homes and condos saw significant double-digit growth of 19.1% and 52.7%, respectively, compared to pre-pandemic activity last March. For the third consecutive month, the median price for a single-family home set a new record of $950,000, representing a 17.3% year-over-year increase and a 3.5% increase over February’s record of $917,500.

With sustained limited supply and high demand, the number of single-family homes and condos sold over the asking price nearly tripled compared to March 2020. During the first quarter of 2021, single-family homes sold over asking price made up 50% of the sales compared to just 19% in quarter one last year, while condos sold above the list price accounted for 29% of the sales compared to 10% in the previous year’s first quarter.
“Despite new listings, demand continues to outpace our limited housing inventory,” said Shannon Heaven, president, Honolulu Board of REALTORS
®. “This lack of inventory is driving a very active and competitive market for prospective homebuyers on O‘ahu.”

New listings for single-family homes and condos added much-needed inventory to O‘ahu’s housing supply. Single-family homes marked a 12.6% jump with 439 new listings as nearly all regions saw positive growth. The condo market added 715 new listings, marking a 17.2% increase in listings compared to this time last year.

Provided by the Honolulu Board of Realtors

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