Single-Family Homes, Condos on O‘ahu Mark Record Median Sales Prices

Luxury sales pull the single-family home price to $1,150,000, while condos rise to $515,500

The first quarter of 2022 closed with new record median sales prices for both single-family homes and condos at $1,150,000 and $515,500, respectively. The March median sales price for single-family homes reflects a 21.1% increase from last year and is 2.2% above the previous record of $1,125,000 set just a month ago. The condo market’s median sales price of $515,500 represents a 14.3% hike compared to this time last year and a 1.1% increase from the prior record of $510,000 set in January 2022.

In March, single-family home sales fell 11.1% year-over-year, while the condo market sales volume remained strong with a 7.3% rise compared to March last year. Combined sales saw a modest bump, up 0.6% compared to March 2021 sales.

Fewer single-family homes were sold in March and the first quarter, with the most significant decline occurring in the $899,999 and below range, down 56.3% with just 70 closings in March. On the other end, the luxury single-family home market is picking up with 27 single-family homes sold in the $3 million and above range, marking a 68.8% jump year-over-year. In the condo market, sales in the $700,000 to $799,999 range recorded the highest volume increase, up 125.8%, with most of these sales occurring in the Metro and Ewa Plain regions.

“More luxury sales coupled with declining affordable inventory and sales are pulling the median price upwards in the single-family home market,” said Chad Takesue, president of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®“It’s no surprise that rising prices are pushing more prospective buyers to consider condos, driving the steady and strong demand we’ve been seeing for these properties.”