The Home Buyer's Korner

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May 14th, 2015

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GREATER WAIANAE/MAKAHA HAWAII

The Home Buyer’s Korner

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BUILDING THE DREAM OF HOME OWNERSHIP

Our blog is an ongoing konversation about all things real estate. Not only can home shoppers find experienced real estate brokers and agents; mortgage lenders; general contractors and other service providers to assist with your home buying needs, our blogs helps you become a knowledgeable home buyer. If you’re looking for great homes, take a moment to visit our member’s “Homes for Sale” boards below and other homes for sale resources we’ve provided to get your home shopping started right.

Today’s real estate market is in transition and home buyers can find a wide variety to select from. One sector that remains at the top of everyone’s list is distressed homes and short sales, which most likely are in need of repairs.

When considering purchasing a home we encourage you to include distressed real estate and short sales. These properties offer little-known opportunities to acquire the home of your dreams. We discuss these properties in our blog and you can learn more locally by visiting our “Real Estate Broker”, “Mortgage Lender” & “General Contractor” Google Plus Communities above.

Distressed real estate and short sales are normally sold at below market value and further discounts when the property is in need of renovation. The first things that come to mind for most home buyers are:

  1. How to include “Cost of Repairs” in your mortgage & renovate after escrow closing;
  2. Defining “Required Repairs” and what are your desires;
  3. What repairs get the most bang for your buck;
  4. Locating the right team for your unique home purchasing needs.

Our blog addresses these issues and more as you engage us here and at our Google+ Communities. In doing so, you’ll become an informed home buyer and feel confident understanding relevant real estate topics such as:

  1. FHA 203K~Traditional and Streamline;
  2. Fannie Mae HomeStyle Renovation lending;
  3. Low Down Payment FHA home loans for as little as 3.5% for the home of your dreams;
  4. 100% Financing with USDA/RHS Rural Development & Veterans Administration VA home loans;
  5. Buying a Short Sale;
  6. Foreclosed and Distressed Homes from HUD, FNMA HomePath or USDA;
  7. Down Payment Assistance Programs and Soft Seconds;
  8. Condominiums, Townhomes, Modular and Manufactured Homes;
  9. Home Improvements, Remodeling, and Renovations;
  10. Getting Ready for Home Ownership;
  11. And, much more!

Be sure to engage our network of real estate brokers and agents, mortgage lenders, general contractors and other recommended service providers for all your home buying or selling needs.

Purchasing a home can be the best investment you’ll ever make, but it takes knowledge and the right team!

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HAWAII HOME OWNERSHIP TOOLS

Your Home Purchasing or Refinancing & Renovation Tools,

Home Improvements, Home Renovations,

Mortgage Loan Officers, Real Estate Agents & General Contractors

are ready to assist you with your home purchase.

Here are just a few of the home improvements

you might consider with any Home Renovation loan

Repair or replace a roof

Install, replace or repair gutters and downspouts

Replace, repair or upgrade your HVAC system

Repair or replace plumbing

Install, repair or replace electrical systems

Kitchen remodeling (including the purchase and installation of appliances)

Bathroom remodeling, Full interior painting, Total exterior painting

Repair or replace a septic system and/or well

Disability access (wheelchair ramp, elevator, widen doorways)

Build, repair or replace deck, patio or porch

Basement waterproofing and finishing

Abatement/Stabilization of lead-based paint hazards

Replace old windows, Room additions, Finish an attic

Add a second story to your home

Replace a termite damaged sill plate (a water-damaged sill plate also)

Possible landscaping items such as correction of grading & drainage problems,

tree removal, repair a driveway and sidewalks

FHA 203K

Your Home Purchasing or Refinancing & Renovation Tool

Mortgage Loan Officers, Real Estate Agents & General Contractors

are ready to assist you with your home purchase

FANNIE MAE HOMESTYLE

The Conventional Alternative to FHA 203K

Great for Real Estate Investors and Second Home Renovations

Mortgage Loan Officers, Real Estate Agents & General Contractors

are ready to assist you with your home purchase

USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Up to $10K for Home Improvements, Renovations or a Simple Remodel

Mortgage Loan Officers, Real Estate Agents & General Contractors are ready to assist you

A SIMPLE HOME SHOPPING INSPECTION TOOL

Organizing your home shopping experience affords a wise decision-making process.

This simple home inspection tool makes your ultimate buying decision a smart one.

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