10 Simple Things for BUYING YOUR HAWAII HOME

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Real Estate Agent with Liberty Homes RS-#62825

 

Following are a few helpful hints when looking for your Hawaii Home:


  1. Find your special Real Estate Agent!  It*s very important to make sure you have a skilled agent that your personality clicks with as this is an important as well as emotional time for you!

2. There is never a right time to buy or sell. Don't play fortune teller on the market and interest  rates.  Your special  home will not stay on the market long and our market doesn't change drastically enough to make a difference on the price.

 

3. Don't let your friends, family and coworker's pretend they are Realtors  Listen to your REALTOR* regarding real estate matters because they are the experts in real estate and advise of others will surely confuse you!


 4. No home will ever be perfect!
Let minor things go....that window screen hook is not a reason to lose that home you love!

5. Don't play around with negotiating. It is part of the process but insulting the seller or playing around with the negotiating home you love could cost you to lose it!

6. Check on neighborhoods, noise levels, communities besides the physical aspects of the home.  A home*s most important role is a comfortable, safe place to live. 

7.Get approved for a mortgage before you find that special home!  Look into VA (if military) or Traditional Loan Programs. Get all your paperwork together as if you were starting the loan process!

8. Prepare a budget for repairs and maintenance costs. There will always be some costs so make sure you are prepared with a budget for the upkeep of your home!

9. You will definitely have your doubts, anxieties and worries. It's a big commitment but always think on the positive side that your commitment in owning your own home is also an investment that will yield big tax benefits.

10. Be realistic.  Hawaii's homes have less sq. ft. on land and interior.  If you are from the Continental U.S. be prepared for smaller! Fit your needs for a home around your "stuff". If finances are not the problem, then there are plenty available for sale.

 

And more info for relocating to Hawaii and home purchasing:

Hawaii (Oahu) Zoning, Special Use and Building Permits

Relocating or Residents-Buying Real Estate in Hawaii -Mililani, Honolulu, Oahu

Relocating and Buying Real Estate in Hawaii -Mililani, Honolulu, Oahu    (military)

HAWAII OPEN HOUSES (RULES WHILE ATTENDING)

Relocating to Hawaii

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Be proactive in your Hawaii Relocation and Hawaii Home Buying Experience.

Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocating to Hawaii, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents. Website: www.hawaiihomesmarket.com

  

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Rainmaker
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Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
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Sally - that is a fabulous post - you made a lot of great points - all buyers would benefit from reading this. I gave you a 5! Thanks for sharing!
May 06, 2007 07:22 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Kaye Thomas
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Sally- Great points..especially #3..Nothing worse then having a friend tell a client about what is happening in the real estate market
May 06, 2007 08:01 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Ray Saenz
Exit Realty Laredo - Laredo, TX
Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor

Sally,  you should help me to do mine !!!!   just kidding LOL :)  I need to work on that too, good job ! Great Points as Dear Cyndee wrote !

Cyndee, Greetz!!!!

 

May 06, 2007 08:03 PM #3
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Matthew J Blum - (retired from the business)
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Sally,  Nice post.. I agree with the number 1 point
May 06, 2007 11:33 PM #4
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Danny Smith
DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES - Round Rock, TX
Nice put Miss Sally! Also that has to be the best looking Negative Edge Pool I've ever seen!
May 06, 2007 11:42 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Stephanie Edwards-Musa
thredUP.com - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP
That's Awesome! Love the arrows! Ha!
May 07, 2007 01:49 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
The tip about not letting your friends, family and co-workers pretend they are Realtors.  Boy that is a big one.  I amazed what strange things I have had clients repeat from the well intentioned friends.  My favorite response is:  If you have strong pain in your chest would you call a plumber?
May 07, 2007 01:57 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Stephanie Edwards-Musa
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Randy, isn't it like 4 o'clock in the morning there?
May 07, 2007 01:59 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Wow. Lots of great points. Mind if I borrow a few?

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May 07, 2007 02:43 AM #9
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
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Wow...almost 6am...and RANDY has been up since before 4am......!!!!Bad Randy Bad Randy

Cyndee:  Thanks Cyndee...(hmmm...I actually didn't think it in enough detail...maybe that was better!)

Kaye:  It does happen.....I've even had the client say the friend said this and that and then find out the friend didn't say a darn thing!

Ray:  Funny....and I think everyone can do one and use whatever examples.

Matthew:  Okay...send me some...hahaha!

Danny: That is actually a beautiful spread luxury home for sale!

Steph:  WooHoo! 

Lisa;  Hmm. Actually, I think I am the smart choice here.

Randy:  Well, remember not so long ago...all the friends said this and that...only to find out they didn't say a darn thing?

Steph:  He said he was so tired he was going home and go to bed...6pm....presume he did because he's up at 3 something!

 

May 07, 2007 04:00 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
You guys caught me.  I was up extra early and had to get my AR fix.
May 07, 2007 10:58 AM #11
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Randy:  Yeah, you had to slink out of the office at 1:30 didn't you?  Go get your sleep pattern back in order.
May 07, 2007 11:38 AM #12
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Midori Miller
Talk 2 Midori, LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
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Sally-Wow, that is great.  I may have to use that piece!  Your posts are getting better and better!
May 07, 2007 12:47 PM #13
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Midori:  Okay, faithful reader....maybe I'll be as great as you too!
May 07, 2007 01:20 PM #14
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Art Blanchet
On the Outside Lookin' In - Sebastian, FL
Stranger in a Warm Land
Really nicely done, Sally - Is this a WooHoo original -?  I really like the pragmatic, simple, down-to-earth explanations and I'm also tickled by the arrows.  That's priceless!
May 07, 2007 03:51 PM #15
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Art....you are so nice....that's me...no in depth stuff that people may get bored with.....hmmm...think my ARUGONE was boring?
May 07, 2007 04:35 PM #16
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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
I left the office at 1:30pm and have been on the phones and computer ever since.  It is now 8:45pm and still going strong.
May 07, 2007 06:44 PM #17
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Randy:  Yeah, and back on here at 2am this morning!!!!! (or else you didn't go to bed yet!)
May 08, 2007 07:19 AM #18
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