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Community Report 6/25/2020


These are challenging times we all agree. As one looks out from wherever they are, several things seem apparent. Our personal joy and security is more under stress than most of us can remember in our lifetime.


Well here is some good news.


Hawaii has the lowest negative COVID-19 statistics in the nation, along with Alaska, making Hawaii not only an and inspirational place but obviously much safer than so many other places.


Another especially important aspect of life these days is that the “Aloha Way of Life” is prevailing in stark contrast to the unrest in many other parts of the nation, as we seek to be peaceful and loving. The nightly national news is most unsettling. I’m so grateful that here the people of Hawaii have been able to maintain respect for one another while expressing deep concern over obvious injustice.


So I hope you can take heart, if you’re looking for a place to be at peace.


If you’re not here already it’s still a good idea to refresh your mind with a good goal to pursue. When I can help in any way, I’d like to talk with you.

Look at the YouTube video on the home page it should refresh your spirit.


Market Report 6/15/2020


  1. The latest data from Hawaii Information Service for N. Kona residential market shows Pending sales are down 24% from last year.   This is an improvement over the past two weeks when they were down 33%. Twelve-month sales are now about the same as a year ago.  Average and Median Sale Prices are showing a strong year over year increase.    Median Price for homes sold in the past 12 months, priced up to $4.0M now stands at $685,000.
  2. The price range data at the top of page 2 and the pie charts   clearly show what is driving the substantial increase in price.   Low inventory and low sales numbers in the price range below $700,000.     The big year over year change from the pie charts is the increase in sales over $700,000.    The percentage has jumped from 41% to 51%.
  3. The Hawaii Island Residential Pending Ratio has rebounded sharply in the last month.  West and East Hawaii both increased.
  4. The Charts 5 and Chart 6 related to the distressed property trend will now only be updated quarterly.
  5. The Condo stats show increased inventory and a decline in Pending sales.    Like Res. the Pending sales numbers have improved since last report.   Chart 7 shows the uptick in Pending Ratio.     The Median Price trend is showing slight decline since March.      Thirty-day sales are off 56% from last year.
  6. Land stats are showing a modest an uptick in Pending Sales and Median Price in Chart 9.    Year/year annual sales are the same as last year.
  7. Page 6 is the Pending Ratio Summary page.    This page offers a quick glance of the Pending Ratio trend for N. Kona Res., Condo, Land and  Hawaii Island.   This table shows improvement from last year and since last month.
  8. The Page 7 Kona Residential Price chart since 1972 is updated with the new 2019 data.    This is based on a data pool of similar homes many of which are either new sales or resales over the years.   The total number of sales that make up the data pool is over 7,644 in the 23 subdivisions in the study.  The result shows the 2019 average price was  (plus six percent +6%) or $650,900.
  9. The Kona vs. West Coast Report will be updated in the next report.


The contents of this report is attributed to the professional efforts of my friend Michael B. Griggs, RB, GRI


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