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Strong Finish for Oahu Home Sales as August Heated Up

After June and July ended up being a slower home buying season compared to summers past, August finished strong. Home sales were up 20.8% and condos sales up 15% from 2010!

This Westloch Estates home (MLS# 1108942) is priced just under August’s median price of $557,500

We were holding our breaths the last few months as there were so little sales, however, it was apparent with the uptick in pending sales that led me to believe we were bound for a jump in sales volume. That’s the good news. That bad news is the median price of home sales was down 13.1%. Meanwhile, condo prices were down just slightly to a $300,000 median, or a 1% drop from 2010.

This Ala Moana Hotel Condo (MLS# 1110106) is available for August’s median price of $300,000

Although prices are down from 2010, we may start to see some slight upward pressure as sales volume was up and new listing inventory was down 12% for single family homes, and also down 8.9% for condos. Pending sales also took a major bump up as they were up 17.8% for homes and up 26.5% for condos! This should make for some strong September and October stats.

As always, all real estate is local. To find out what is happening in your neighborhood, contact one of our great Realtors on Oahu to see what is going on in your market, and if now is the time to buy or sell.

What neighborhoods were ‘hot’ for sellers in August?

What neighborhoods were ‘hot’ for buyers in August?

  • Home sales in Moanalua-Salt Lake were down 75%
  • Home prices on the North Shore were down 44.6%
  • Condo sales on the Windward Coast were down 100%
  • Condo prices on the Windward Coast were down 100%
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