Single-Family Homes Sales Down

Hawaii Housing Market Report | September 2023

By REAL. Updated Oct 11, 2023. | Hawaii Housing Market Reports | 6 min. read
  1. OahuJump
  2. MauiJump
  3. Big IslandJump
  4. KauaiJump

In September 2023, Hawaii's housing market showed fewer sales for single-family homes. Additionally, condos took longer to sell across all islands. Nationwide, existing home sales hit a seven-month low due to higher borrowing costs, rising home prices, and fewer homes available for buyers. With mortgage rates staying above 7% since mid-August, it's become harder for people to afford homes. As a result, existing home sales dropped by 0.7% in a month and 15.3% over a year, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

To give you a clear picture of the market, we collect data from trusted sources like Hawaii Information Service, HiCentral MLS, Ltd., and the REALTORS® Association of Maui. If you're interested in a buying into new developments, feel free to check out our monthly New Homes Hawaii Report.

Oahu Market Report

Oahu's single-family home market averaged over 200 sales in the past year, with 232 sales last month, down 16.5% year-over-year.

Oahu Housing Market Report - August 2023

Recently listed homes in Kaimuki

Condos saw a 24.2% sales drop compared to September 2022, with 376 sales, marking a drop below 400 for the first time since January 2021.

Recently listed condos for sale in Honolulu

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Maui Market Report

On Maui, new listings increased by 12.6%, but pending sales dropped 26.8%. Inventory decreased by 17.3%, with a median price of $1,294,500, a 27.3% increase. Time on the market shortened by 6.3%, and there's a 12.1% increase in supply.

Maui Housing Market Report - August 2023

In Maui's condo market, new condo listings jumped 35.1%, but pending sales fell by 38.1%. Condo inventory increased by 22.7%. The median condo price is $789,500, down 1.3%. Time on the market for condos increased by 40.5%, and there's a substantial 130.8% increase in supply.

Big Island Market Report

In September, the Big Island recorded a total transaction volume of $121,686,056. Puna continued to lead the way with 78 single-family transactions.

Hawaii Housing Market Report - August 2023

Hawaii County's condo market saw a 6.11% decline YOY with a total transaction volume of $50,537,608.

Condos for sale in Kona


In Kauai's real estate market for September, there were 16 single-family homes sold, 3 less than last month.

Kauai Housing Market Report - August 2023

Recently listed homes for sale on Kauai

Condo purchases on Kauai saw a small increase of 2 from last month up to 26 units sold in September 2023, the same amount compared to September 2022.

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Oahu is Hawaii's most populated island a.k.a. "The Gathering Place."


Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the state of Hawaii.