Jan. 21, 2022

The Best Value in Waikiki: $299k Condo

Not everything in Hawaii over $1million!  Check out this great value in Waikiki for only $299k in Waikiki Townhouse, which is rented for $1500/month. 

This corner unit 1 bed 1 bath condo has a nice renovated kitchen and the ability to use the enclosed lanai as a 2nd bedroom.

Recent upgrades include renovated kitchen and floors, and it has a washer/dryer in the unit. 

And a nice city view from the living room:

 

If your budget is up to $300k, this is a great opportunity! 

MLS 202132093, listed for $299,000 FS with a sandwich lease that expires Oct 2029. 

 

Posted in waikiki condo
Jan. 9, 2022

Home prices continue to rise and condo sales are strong

For the last five months, the median sales price for a Single-family home has stayed between $1 Million and $1.05 Million.  Although the Year-over-Year closings are down 10%, December 2021 closings were still higher than November. Median days on the market were only 11 days and sold 2% OVER the asking price.  While the average sales price in December 2020 was $1.1 Million, the average sales price in December 2021 was $1.3 Million. Home prices in Hawaii continue to rise! Most sales increases were seen at the $1 million and up price points. In 2021, properties sold in the $1,000,000 to $1,499,999 range were up 84.5%, homes that sold in the $1,500,000 to $1,999,999 range were up 95.6%, and homes sold at $2,000,000 and above more than doubled, up 145.5%

 

Condo sales are staying strong, with new listings up 13.1%, pending sales jumping to 16.7% and total inventory in escrow rose 11.5%. Chad Takesue, Honolulu Board of Realtors President for 2022 explains, “With high demand and dismal inventory of single-family homes, buyers turned their sights to condos, driving competitive activity in some areas and leading to low supply in this market as well. As a result, every price point in the condo market saw more sales in 2021 and every region across Oʻahu marked more sales.”  

 

Dec21 Stats

Dec. 9, 2021

Condo owners - it's a great time to sell!

Condo owners - it's a great time to sell!  The market has set a new record low of only 9 median days on the market!  Buyers are loving the more affordable price points of condos.  While most of the sales volume occurred in the $400,000 - $499,999 range, nearly all price points in the condo market experienced a positive change in sales volume! 

Single-family home sales are still rising at 21% increase over the year.  They are also moving quickly at only 11 days on the market.  And around 61% of single-family home sales closed OVER the asking price in November. 

 

NOV2021 Housing Stats

“It’s evident that O‘ahu buyers are entering the market well-prepared and are wasting no time, working with their REALTORS® to get their offers submitted and accepted as soon as possible,” said Shannon Heaven, president, Honolulu Board of REALTORS®. “Additionally, a large portion of sellers are receiving bids above their original list prices, which tells us that we remain in a competitive market despite the expected holiday lull.”

“Sales in both the single-family home and condo markets appear to have leveled off over the past few months. However, we continue to exceed 2020 sales, which dropped due to the initial waves and economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic,” added Heaven.

Nov. 9, 2021

Housing Market Holding Steady

Hawaii's housing market is holding steady with median prices of single-family homes staying at the $1 Million mark and condos at $500,000,  Closed sales for October rose year-over-year with single-family homes ticking up modestly 10.4% and condo properties surging higher to 27.3%. 

Single-family home sales in the top price range of $2,000,000 and up range skyrocketed 188.2%, followed by closed sales of properties in the $900,000 to $1,099,999 range increasing 67.2% compared to October 2020.

The condo market recorded more than double the sales in the $600,000 and up range, though most of the sales were in the $300,000 to $599,999 range. The largest sales volume growth comes from the Metro region with 343 condo sales in October, rising 68.1% or 139 sales from last October. So far this year, closed sales of single-family homes and condos are up 22.6% and 58.8%, respectively. 

Roughly 62% or 236 single-family homes and around 41% or 251 condos closed above the original asking price.  The median time properties spent on the market remains low: 10 days for single-family homes and 11 days for condos.

The increase in closed sales for all properties is a welcome sign that Hawai‘i families are getting their offers accepted and moving into their homes. However, a decline in new listings will likely continue with the holidays and low inventory.

 

Oct. 6, 2021

September Hawaii Home Sales - Statistical eport

The September 2021 home sales numbers are out, and home prices were 8.4% higher, while condo sales were 34.9% higher!  

The number of closed sales dropped slightly compared to August, with single-family homes down 0.2% and condos dipping 8.9%, mainly because inventory is so dang low. 

We had many listings receive 20 plus offers!

Roughly two out of every three single-family homes sold last month closed above the original asking price.

The median price for a single-family home was $1,050,000, and condo prices rose 7.4% to $478,000.

Around 57% of single-family homes sold in September were priced at $1 million and above, and the most volume growth occurred in the $1,000,000 to $1,399,999 range, with more than double the sales as last September.

Over asking price offers were most prevalent in the Ewa Plain region, with more than 80% of the region’s third-quarter sales over list prices. 

 

Sept. 7, 2021

Laboring on Labor day!

Jennifer Ha'ole put TWO properties into escrow over the Labor day weekend! Jennifer is a hard-working, caring, and dedicated Realtor who will work with YOUR schedule to make your real estate goals become a reality! If you need a Realtor who never stops until the work is done, contact Jennifer at www.AlohaTony.com today!

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in hawaii real estate
Sept. 6, 2021

Hawaii Median Home Price Surpasses $1mil.

The Hawaii real estate market continues its upward move, as August single-family homes reached a new record high median price at $1,050,000!  Condos reached and $500,000 for the first time, as buyers closed sales at higher price points in both single-family homes and condos.

The $1,050,000 single-family median sales price is 25.1% higher than a year ago and 5.8% above last month’s record.

This is the fourth consecutive month single-family homes have set a record median, and except for April, a new record has been set each month this year.

The number of sales jumped 14.9% compared to last August, which was during the worst of Covid restrictions

 

Aug. 27, 2021

Awesome!

Awesome opportunity to own this beautiful studio in Ae'o. Floor to ceiling ocean and Diamond Head views make this studio a must see. Bosch appliances, central air, in-unit washer/dryer, and hardwood flooring are just some of the many features. Building amenities include a top of the line fitness center, two pools, a movie theater, and much more. Located directly above Whole Foods and just two blocks away from the iconic Ala Moana Beach Park. Grab your board and walk to surf some of the best waves Honolulu has to offer. This studio comes with its own storage unit for surfboards, golf clubs, you name it.  For more information, contact Lex Ferguson at www.AlohaTony.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in hawaii real estate
Aug. 9, 2021

The market already crashed last year, now it's at a new record

The Hawaii real estate market tends to move in 10 year cycles. There was a crash in the last 90's called, "The Japanese bubble".  In 2008, there was the global financial crisis, a bubble.  In 2020, Covid caused a mini market crash, or at least a stall.  Prices had topped out in 2018, and many people here in Hawaii felt that the market would crash because of Covid.

What Covid shutdowns did is cause a mini correction that lasted under a year. So if you're waiting for a market correction, I believe you'll be waiting for another decade - because this new market just started this year. 

With the government printing trillions of dollars like there is no tomorrow, and the FED keeping rates super low forever (they told us as much), everyone wants to buy real estate right now.  And over the long term, a 30 yr mortgage is the best protection against inflation.  Today, wouldn't you like to have a mortgage payment from 20-30 years ago? 

Prices just hit another new record at $979k for median home sales, and they will be well over $1mil by the end of this year.  How do I know? Because we're writing offers for many clients who are in escrow, and we see how prices are rising rapidly every month. 

Most of the offers we write/receive are $100k over asking, and some are $200k over asking price. 

Here's the new monthly stats: 

Aug. 3, 2021

3 Years Ago!

Nobody had heard of EXP Realty in Hawaii. But last quarter we were 3rd in volume on Oahu, above Better homes, Hawaii Life, Compass, Corcoran, and C21.

 

Posted in hawaii real estate