During June 2016, sales of single-family homes were flat compared to June 2015, while condominium sales increased by 9.8 percent compared to June 2015. The median price paid for single-family homes in June 2016 increased by 8.6 percent from the same month last year to $760,000. The median price for condominiums increased by 19.6 percent from June 2015 to $405,500. This represents new record highs in median price for both single-family homes and condominiums. According to the Days on Market indicator, the median days on market for single-family homes was 14 days, and 20 days for condominiums.
“The demand for single-family homes was especially high in June with the median days on market setting a record pace at just 14 days,” said Kalama Kim, 2016 president of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®. “Both single-family homes and condos surpassed the previous high marks for monthly median prices. However, a closer analysis of these figures shows that the median price for single-family homes was skewed a bit by the sale of 20 properties for $2 million or more. Affordable homes are still available, as 124 of the properties sold were for under $700,000. As for condos, 267 units were sold for under $400,000. Despite rising prices and increased competition for properties, we continue to recommend that potential homebuyers should consider widening their search for housing that best meets their needs and budget.”