Strong Demand Continues to Drive Oʻahu’s Housing Market in New Year
Condos set a new record median sales price of $510,000
2022 began with a sharp jump in both single-family home and condo sales – combined, O‘ahu’s housing market saw a 28.6% sales increase compared to January 2021. While the single-family home median sales price held steady for the third consecutive month at $1,050,000, the condo market set a new monthly median sales price record of $510,000, surpassing the previous $500,000 set in August 2021.
Single-family home sales were up 12% year-over-year, while condo sales soared 40.8% compared to this time last year. Properties continued to move at a brisk pace, with single-family homes spending a median of 12 days on the market and 14 days for condos.
“Although sales are ahead of January 2021, we’re facing low inventory and rising interest rates that may temper the unprecedented market we saw throughout last year,” said Chad Takesue, president, Honolulu Board of REALTORS®. “However, as long as low inventory, near-record low interest rates and strong demand for housing remain, we’ll continue to see fierce competition and properties move off the market at a fast pace.”