September 2023 Honolulu real estate stats

September 2023

House

Single-Family Market

$1,050,000Median Single-Family Price

232Home Sales

Condo / Townhome Market

$532,500Median Condo Price

376Closed Sales

Honolulu Board of Realtors

SOURCE: HONOLULU BOARD OF REALTORS® RESIDENTIAL RESALES DATA COMPILED FROM HICENTRAL MLS, LTD.

O‘ahu Home Sales Slow as Mortgage Rate Rises

September sales volume down by double-digits, properties spend approximately three weeks on market

The O‘ahu single-family home market maintained a 12-month rolling average of over 200 sales, with 232 properties sold last month, reflecting a year-over-year decline of 16.5%. However, the condo market 12-month sales average fell below 400 sales for the first time since January 2021. Three hundred and seventy-six condos sold last month, marking a 24.2% dive in sales volume compared to September 2022.
In September, the median sales price for single-family homes dipped by 4.5% compared to the previous year, reaching $1,050,000 by month-end. Meanwhile, condos experienced a 6.0% year-over-year increase, with a median sales price of $532,500.

“As the third quarter ended, average U.S. mortgage rates held above 7%, reaching the highest level in more than 20 years,” said Fran Villarmia-Kahawai, president of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®. “While the interest rate has presented some challenges, we continue to see strong demand from buyers and sellers who receive offers more than the original asking price.”

Approximately 9% of single-family home sales closed at full asking price, while 38% sold above original asking price. Meanwhile, 22% of condo sales received full asking price and 20% of condo sales closed above the original asking price.
The information contained in this report is provided to the National Association of REALTORS® and the Hawaiʻi State Department of Economic Development, Business and Tourism for its official reports. This report reflects information about resales of existing properties only and does not include new home sales. All of the MLS information is compiled from sales reported during the cited months; this data is known only after closing of escrow. This report is provided as a service to HBR members.