Hawaii real estate on Oahu during December, sales of 240 single-family homes and 353 condominiums were reported through the Board's MLS, decreases of 30.6 percent for single family homes and 22.9 percent for condominiums, compared to the same month last year. This brings total single-family home sales on Oahu to 3,627 for 2007, a decrease of 10.2 percent over the same time period one year ago. Total condominium sales for all of 2007 were 5,499, a 13.8 percent decrease from last year. The full year median prices paid for Oahu properties were $643,500 and $325,000, respectively, increases of 2.1 percent and 4.8 percent over the 2006 prices of $630,000 and $310,000. The total dollar sales volume generated in the housing market for all of 2007 was $4.977 billion, a decrease of 8.9 percent, or $488 million, compared to the $5.465 billion produced one year ago.

There is a 0.6% decrease in Single Family Homes Median Sales Price from last year, while a 1.4% increase in Condominium Median Sales Price in December 2007 compared to the same month last year.

There is a 30.6% decrease in Single Family Homes Sales Volume from last year, and a 22.9% decrease in Condominium Sales Volume in December 2007 compared to the same month last year.
"Even though the number of sales have declined in the last few months of 2007, we are coming off of such record highs that we are still at the levels we attained during the last peak cycle between 1988 and 1991," said Berton Hamamoto, President of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®. "The Honolulu real estate market has faired well this year in comparison to many Mainland cities. We showed modest gains of 2.1 percent and 4.8 percent for single-family and condo sale prices, as opposed to negative numbers for several U.S. cities."

"Housing resales during December were low but this was not unexpected," added Harvey Shapiro, Research Economist at the Board of REALTORS®. "The economy in Hawaii has been maintaining its strength although there are some indications of a coming slowdown." cityneighborhoodinfo.com has relocation and property information accross the united states. Source: The Honolulu Board of REALTORS®