Aloha & Welcome!

In my July newsletter you will find statistics on local home sales and other real estate news and resources. The Big Island real estate market is less frenzied than in months prior, but remains competitive and strong. There's debate over where things are headed, with many analysts saying the market is "normalizing" and predicting values will continue to rise, just not at the same crazy pace.

Keep in mind that I'm available to help with your real estate needs even if you're not buying or selling. I can direct you to resources, provide an estimate of value, etc. Sometimes people think I'm too busy to bother with questions, but this is not the case! Would love to hear from you.

In addition to real estate information, I share a few stunning paintings by Honaunau artist, Pamela Colton Thomas and information on how to volunteer at the Marine Mammal Center. For my gardener friends, I have some free starter plants left. I have Healani, Kewalo and sweet cherry tomato plants, cucumber, oregano and thyme. I've graduated from the Master Gardener program. I think the main thing I learned is, how much I have to learn.

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Sending much Aloha your way ~


Paintings by Pamela Colton Thomas

Watercolor and Acrylic
Pamela Colton Thomas Sunflower
Pamela's work has been on exhibit at East Hawaii Cultural Center, Wailoa Gallery in Hilo, Kailua Village Artists Gallery, SKEA in South Kona and SOKO's Annual Study Tour. To purchase her paintings, giclee prints and greeting cards email Pamela or visit her website.
Pamela Colton Thomas

~ Real Estate News & Resources ~

  • The Housing Market is Undergoing a Transition. Despite the small gain in pending sales from the prior month of May, June contract signings were down sizably from a year ago because of higher mortgage rates says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.
  • Home Prices Increase, but at a Slower Pace. The most recent S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index showed that home prices have continued to increase but at a slightly slower pace with a 20.4% annual gain in April, down from 20.6% the previous month.
  • $600 Million to Go to Hawaii Homesteading Program. The Hawaii Legislature unanimously passed landmark legislation appropriating $600 million for the state’s Native Hawaiian homesteading program. Under the program, people who are at least 50% Hawaiian are entitled to lease land for $1 a year and can buy or build a home on the parcel.

Monthly Housing Trends Report /

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Housing inventory improved nationally for the second month, with the count of homes for sale growing compared to last year by the largest margin in the data’s history. This increase in inventory is driven by sellers entering the market and moderating demand.
  • The inventory of homes for sale increased again in June, the largest increase in the data’s history.
  • The national inventory of active listings increased by 19% over last year.
  • The inventory of active listings was down 34% compared to June 2020 in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, and down 53% compared to June 2019. In other words, there are a little less than two-thirds the number of homes available compared to June 2020, and less than half compared to June 2019.
  • Newly listed homes were up 5% nationally compared to a year ago, and up 3% for large metros over the past year.
  • Housing remains expensive and fast-paced with the median asking price at a new high while time-on-market is up just one day from last month’s record low.
  • The June national median listing price for active listings was $450,000, up 17% compared to last year and up 31% compared to June 2020.
  • In large metros, median listing prices grew by 13% compared to last year, on average.
  • Nationally, the typical home spent 32 days on the market in June, down 4 days from the same time last year and down 37 days from June 2020.
By Sabrina Speianu and Danielle Hale / June 30 2022

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