March Market Report
Median Sales Price for O‘ahu Condos Reaches Record High
Single-family home and condo sales pick up in March after a seasonal slump
O‘ahu’s housing market experienced a boost in activity from February to March, with sales rising approximately 36% month-over-month in both single-family home and condo markets. Although year-over-year sales continued to fall short of 2022 – down 26.5% for single-family homes and 33.9% for condos year-over-year – 236 single-family homes and 444 condos sold in March 2023.
Median sales prices for March 2023 increased from January and February but were mixed compared to a year ago. The monthly median price for single-family homes declined 5.8% from $1,150,000 in March 2022 to $1,083,750 last month. Meanwhile, the condo median sales price in March set a new record of $536,000, 0.4% above the previous record of $534,000 set in June 2022, and a 4% rise year-over-year.
In March 2023, 58.5% of single-family home sales closed at $1,000,000 or more, pushing the median sales price above $1 million. However, the $600,000 to $799,999 price range was one of the few to see a year-over-year increase in sales volume, jumping 70.6% from 17 to 29 single-family home sales compared to the same time last year. Meanwhile, the $800,000 to $999,999 price range accounted for more than a quarter of the month’s sales.
“O‘ahu’s real estate market is rapidly changing, and it’s been an active first quarter despite year-over-year declines in some statistics. While we see advantageous conditions for buyers, including fewer bid-ups and longer days on market, prices are still high, which incentivizes sellers to list their property,” said Fran Villarmia-Kahawai, president of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®.