Sales of Single-Family Homes Rise on Big Island

June 17, 2019, 7:29 AM HST (Updated June 20, 2019, 2:16 PM)
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There’s good news for Big Island residents in the market to sell their homes. Your home is probably worth more this year than last and more homes are selling this year.

Hawai‘i Island Realtors reports a 10% increase in single-family home sales and 5% increase in median prices on the Big Island in May 2019 compared to May 2018.

However, condominium sales and prices have both declined this year.

In May 2018, there were 207 single-family homes sold on the Big Island. This year there were 227—a 9.66% increase.

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Also, in May of last year, the median single-family home price was $400,000. There was a 4.75% increase this year with the median price increasing to $419,000.

Right now is a buyers market for those looking for condominiums. Unfortunately for condominium owners, though, while the median price last year was $382,500, this year it declined by 1.96% to $375,000.

Also, the number of condominium sales seems to be in decline. The Big Island saw 80 units sold in May 2018, while this May there were only 78.

Sierra Hägg
Sierra is a recent graduate of William S. Richardson School of Law. She grew up in Puna and attended Christian Liberty Academy. She went on to get a major in psychology and minor in political science from the University of California, Davis.
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