Oahu Real Estate Market Report for May 2023

Aerial shot of a beach in Oahu on a beautiful semi-cloudy day

In May 2023, we saw an intriguing mix of trends in the Oahu real estate market. The sales volume for both single-family homes and condos improved, indicating a heightened level of activity. However, this increase in volume came with a slight dip in prices and a decline in closed sales compared to the same period last year. This blog post will delve deeper into these trends, providing a comprehensive overview of the current market conditions.

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Oahu Single-Family Homes | Market Stats

For the month of May 2023, the sales volume of single-family homes on Oahu saw a month-over-month increase of 26.0%. However, when compared to the same period last year, closed sales declined by 23.8%. The median sales price was $1,109,000, marking a 3.9% decrease from the record set in May 2022 ($1,153,500).

Luxury house on right side with market stats on left side

Homes spent an average of 21 days on the market, twice as long as the previous year. Despite this, more homes closed at the full asking price or more than in the past seven months. However, this figure was lower than the previous year, with approximately 45% of sales in May receiving the full asking price or more, compared to about 75% of sales in May 2022.

A beach with a palm tree

The majority of closed sales in May were for homes in the $700,000 to $1,299,999 price range, accounting for 67% of sales. The ‘Ewa Plain region recorded the largest share of single-family home sales at 25.6% (or 67 sales), marking the area’s most significant sales volume so far in 2023.

Active inventory in the $700,000 to $899,999 price range saw the largest increase in May. The Leeward region, in particular, experienced a significant uptick in active inventory, rising 55.6% to 70 active listings.

Oahu Condos | Market Stats

The condo market also experienced changes in May 2023. Sales volume improved month-over-month, rising by 4.3%. However, similar to the single-family home market, closed sales declined by 36.3% compared to the same time last year.

Luxury condo on the coast

The median sales price for a condo dipped modestly by about 2.2% from $516,500 in May 2022 to $505,000 in May 2023. Condos spent an average of 20 days on the market, twice as long as the previous year.

Approximately 45% of condo sales during the month of May 2023 closed for the full asking price or more, compared to 65% of sales in May 2022. Condos in the $700,000 and up price range experienced a significant 48.5% drop in sales year-over-year.

A harbor in Hawaii

The Kailua region was the only area to see an increase in condo sales volume, with 18 sales this May compared to 13 sales in May 2022. Most price points for condos recorded an increase in active inventory, with a notable 39% uptick in the more affordable $400,000 to $699,999 price range.

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Neighborhood: Royal Summit
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,862
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
1
Day on Site
202404523
MLS
$2,850,000
Neighborhood: Manoa Area
13
Beds
4
Baths
3,839
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
2
Days on Site
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$4,798,000
Neighborhood: Diamond Head
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,419
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2006
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202404046
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Open 3/3
2824 Koaniani Way Honolulu,  HI 96822
$2,100,000
Neighborhood: Manoa Area
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,306
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2019
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202404580
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Neighborhood: Sunset Area
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,336
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202404312
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$3,349,000
Neighborhood: Mokuleia
4
Beds
5
Baths
2,468
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
3
Days on Site
202404407
MLS
Active Under Contract
465 Kawailoa Road #C Kailua,  HI 96734
$2,300,000
Neighborhood: Kawailoa-Kailua
2
Beds
3
Baths
2,401
Sq.Ft.
1941
Year Built
4
Days on Site
202404200
MLS
$2,050,000
Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
8
Beds
4
Baths
2,080
Sq.Ft.
1956
Year Built
4
Days on Site
202404361
MLS
$6,995,000
Neighborhood: Kawailoa-North Shore
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,311
Sq.Ft.
1961
Year Built
5
Days on Site
202404027
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Active Under Contract
1090 Kahului Street Honolulu,  HI 96825
$2,699,000
Neighborhood: Kalama Valley
6
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
4,225
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
5
Days on Site
202327948
MLS
$2,795,000
Neighborhood: Ewa Beach
4
Beds
4
Baths
4,190
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
6
Days on Site
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Open 3/3
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$3,199,999
Neighborhood: Maunalani Heights
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Beds
2F11/2
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Sq.Ft.
1944
Year Built
6
Days on Site
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