2017 Year-to-date Competitive Condo Market

Home prices are soaring - but now some condo prices are outstripping homes.  Comparing 2017 vs. 2016, condos are outstripping single family homes in sales increase and price increase. Price ranges are under $500k and most are feeling the most pressure.  Even under $750k, demand is relatively strong. Overall, Oahu competition is strongest and increasing in all price ranges under $750k.  Competition has increased the most in the $250k-$499k price range.

The number of bedrooms a unit has will also affect its demand. Competition is highest for 2-bdrm units, but slightly less than last year, while  Competition is increasing the most for 1-bdrm units. In Ala Moana-Kakaako, competition is strongest in all price ranges under $750k, however still increasing in $750-$999 price range.  No competition (in terms of competitive bidding) over $1 million.

Kakaako's upcoming new developments are including more affordable and mid-market pricing than in the past few years, where upscale and luxury has been dominant.  Condo development is shifting inland, with new projects planned on Kapiolani Blvd and Keeaumoku.

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