5 Simple and Easy Tips to Buying Real Estate in Hawaii Kai Hawaii

Real Estate Agent with Valcore Realty Group

For some buyers, buying a home is a stressful process. For others, it's a fun and exciting process of choosing their dream home. In this article, I'll give you 5 simple and easy tips to buying real estate in Hawaii Kai Hawaii to help you make the process smoother and more enjoyable.

Tip#1  Create a Dream List

Create a list of everything you want in a house. What do you want the garden to look like? What kind of kitchen counter tops do you want? What kind of neighborhood? What kind of feel do you want?

Have your ideal home in mind when you go out home searching. Know which criteria you're absolutely set on, and which you're willing to compromise. Also be willing to be surprised by houses that you like, which you weren't expecting.

Tip #2   Understand the Whole Process

Understand the whole process, from beginning to end. This will help take pressure off your shoulders, so you can enjoy the process more.

Tip #3   Know Your Mortgage Options

There are tons of different mortgage options available. Do your research beforehand so you know exactly which options are available to you.

Tip #4   Get to Know Your Neighborhood

One of the important yet often overlooked areas of buying a home is the neighborhood. It's important to know what kind of Hawaii Kai neighbors you have, whether or not there are schools, playgrounds, shopping malls, grocery stores and the like in the area.

It's also important to know the crime rate in the area as well as whether or not there is a neighborhood watch.

Tip #5   Personalize Your Relationship with the Seller

Often times having a personalized relationship with the seller will help you close the deal. That isn't to say become friends with the seller, but if the seller somehow connects with you and feels like you will really take care of their home, they are more likely to be willing to work with you and even possibly at a lower price.

These 5 tips should make your home buying experience both smoother and more enjoyable.

There is a lot of free information available to you about buying, selling or investing in Hawaii Kai real estate. For complete information about the Hawaii Kai real estate market including current homes for sale, property values and more please visit the most complete website online dedicated to everything Hawaii Kai real estate. Please feel free to contact me with any of your real estate or mortgage related questions and I will be more than glad to answer your questions.




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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


              Those are good tips no matter where you buy. I do not know about getting to know the seller, I can see how in Hawaii that might work because people are so friendly there. The tip is when you do make an offer is not to insult the seller. I remember when we sold  our 1st home the offer was low and the "prospective buyer' told us they would not offer anything more because that was all our house was worth and they could go buy a new home for that. I told the agent to tell them to go to ___ and lucky for us we had another offer the same day much better than the 1st and with nicer people as well we took that one; but even if we had not had the 2nd offer I would not have taken the other offer what he did not know is I could afford to sit on it. It was paid for!

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