Big Island Real Estate

The sunshine, the waves, the plumerias. What’s it like to live on the Big Island of Hawaii? More importantly, what’s it like to own a home on the Big Island? The Big Island is about half the size of New Jersey, and it’s bigger than all of Hawaii’s other islands combined. You’ll find many gorgeous […]

How to Make an Offer on a House

Congratulations! You’ve searched high and low for the perfect home and you’ve finally found it. In all the excitement, you might find yourself wondering how to take the first steps toward making an offer. Considering this isn’t something most of us do every day, researching how to make an offer on a house is critical. […]

Final Step To Buying A Home: Closing On A Home

At this point, you have found the home you wish to purchase, and your offer has been accepted — congratulations! This article covers closing on a home, the sixth step in How To Buy a House. The entire series is an essential read and a great source of information. Here, we answer the questions: What is escrow? […]

Fifth Step To Buying a House: Searching For A New Home

Fifth Step To Buying a House: Searching For A New Home

Beginning the search for a new home can be incredibly fun and exciting. The process will usually begin with your realtor asking you what type of home you are looking for, the neighborhoods you are considering, number of bedrooms, etc. Your realtor will then take these requirements into account and compile a list of homes […]

Fourth Step To Buying A House: Finding The Right Realtor

finding the right realtor, the fourth step to buying a house

Whether you’re buying a house in Hawaii or elsewhere, home-buying is a multi-step process. Check out all the steps to buying a house here http://jadehalama.com/how-to-buy-a-house-in-hawaii. This article is part of a multi-part series covering each step of the home-buying process in detail. Step one covers “Is Now the Right Time To Buy?”. Step two covers […]

Third Step To Buying A House: Shopping For A Mortgage Loan

steps to buying a house in hawaii

In most cases home buying is a process. It begins with deciding if now is the right time to buy, getting your finances in order, shopping for a mortgage loan, find a realtor, the home search, and closing on your new home. This article is going to focus on the 3rd step in the process: […]

Second Step to Buying a House: Getting Your Finances In Order

House for Sale in Hawaii

If you are thinking about buying a house for the first time, take a look at our first article in this series that offers an overview of how to buy a house with some specific tips if you’re looking to buy in Hawaii. We also covered the first step to buying a home– deciding whether […]

First Step To Buying A House: Is Now Is The Right Time To Buy?

House for Sale in Hawaii

We covered the steps to buy a house and included some specific considerations when buying in Hawaii. In this article, we will go in depth into the first step to buying a home and deciding if you are ready to buy a home. Choosing to make the leap into home ownership involves a lot of […]

Living In Hawaii

Waterfall on Island of Hawaii

Hawaii is famous. People all over the world know it. Hawaii is also incredibly misunderstood. The marketers and the tourism industry showcase a Hawaii of white sand beaches, umbrella drinks, and endless summer. But those of us that have called Hawaii home know that the reality of living in Hawaii is so much more than […]

Is Moving to Hawaii Right For You?

Jade Halama Real Estate Agent Hilo, Hawaii

Although Hawaii is a US state, there are many things that make it unique. Life is different here, but maybe that’s what you’re looking for. Life is slower paced. There’s a greater focus on being with family and enjoying life. The bugs are bigger. The weather is beautiful. Quality of life is key. Is it […]