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 […]

First Time Home Buyer Tips

The Hamakua Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii

Navigating the home buying process can be overwhelming- especially if it’s your first home. The home buying process is complex and can take several months depending on your credit history, savings, and the housing market that you’re in. These tips will help to smooth out what can be a bumpy home-buying ride. Another great article […]

Buying a Foreclosure

Snow on Mauna Kea, Hawaii Island

What is a Foreclosure? Foreclosure is the process by which the lender, often a bank or a mortgage company, seeks to take a property from the owner because the owner has missed payments on the loan. Because lenders are seeking to re-coup some of the lost income from the property, they often will sell foreclosures […]

Hawaii First Time Home Buyer Programs

Hilo Bayfront, Hawaii

Taking the step toward owning your own home can be pretty daunting- especially in high cost of living areas like Hawaii. But First Time Home Buyers can relax knowing that there are programs out there to make it easier to step into home ownership. You don’t need to have a 20% down payment and a […]

How to Buy a House in Hawaii

Hilo Sunrise Homes For Sale

Although buying a home in Hawaii is unique, how to buy a house in Hawaii isn’t all that different than buying in other parts of the country, it includes the same basic steps but there are some unique considerations to make when buying in the Aloha State. I’ll cover the key steps to buying a […]