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Oahu Real Estate Market Report For April 2024 | Home Sales, Prices Increse in April

HONOLULU BOARD OF REALTORS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

April witnessed an uptick in single-family home and condo sales. Single-family home sales rose by 26.0% year-over-year, totaling 262 transactions, and by 13.9% month-over-month. Similarly, condo sales saw a 2.6% rise compared to the same time last year, totaling 431 units sold and a 25.3% increase month-over-month.

Despite the momentum change, sales remained at softened levels compared to recent years. Based on a 12-month moving average of sales, April’s average was approximately 40% below the peak moving averages observed in 2021 and 2022. Compared to the pre-pandemic moving average in April 2019, this month’s sales average indicates a decline of about 26% for single-family homes and 18% for condos.

Month-over-month, the median price of a single-family home remained steady at $1,100,000, though this marks a 10% year-over-year increase. Compared to April 2023, single-family homes within the $1,100,000 and above range surged 50%, with 132 sales compared to 88 in April 2023. The condo median sales price grew 5.6% year-over-year and month-over-month, reaching $528,000 compared to $500,000 in April 2023. This upswing is driven by a change in sales activity, with a 35.1% decrease in condos sold within the $300,000 to $399,999 range and a 23.1% increase for condos priced at $600,000 and above.

Buyers and sellers moved quickly on single-family homes in April, with the median days on the market decreasing to 17 from 24 in April 2023. Additionally, one in three single-family home sales, or 33%, closed above the original asking price, compared to 25% in April 2023, suggesting increased competition. In contrast, condos took longer to sell, with the median days on the market rising to 29 from 20 last April. Additionally, only 15% of condo sales closed above the original asking price this April, down from 22% in April 2023. Pending sales remained stable, with a slight year-over-year decline of 0.7% for single-family homes and a slight 1.1% increase for condos.

New listings observed positive growth, with 349 new single-family home listings and 656 new condo listings, up 19.5% and 23.3%, respectively. However, compared to 2019, new listing volume stayed below the 12-month moving average, dipping 36% for single-family homes and 20% for condos.

Active inventory gained a modest 6.4% for single-family homes and 5.6% for condos compared to the previous month. Year-over-year, single-family home inventory grew by 15.5%, while condo inventory surged by 37.8%. Single-family homes priced $1,000,000 and above rose 21.0% from last year, comprising 68% of the active single-family home inventory. Condo inventory also skyrocketed for units priced at $300,000 to $499,999, nearly doubling by 98.0% year-over-year, totaling 497 active units by April’s end.

Single-family homes in the Leeward region experienced the most significant change in active listings, up 38.5%, and the Metro region experienced a 28.8% uptick. Hawai‘i Kai was the only region where active inventory declined for condos, dropping by 30.8% or eight units. However, the Metro region experienced the largest volume change in active inventory for condos, increasing by 27.9% or 244 units from a year ago, ending April with 1,119 active units.

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