A Buyer’s Perspective

In my opinion, there has never been a better time to buy here on Maui.

My wife and I are currently buying our first house here. We’ve been looking for 9 years, and the right house has finally come along.

As with other buyers, it helps that interest rates are simply awesome, and that prices are way down. While people have been telling me for the past couple of years that it was the right time to buy, I didn’t agree with them.  I think that now, however, is the time, as prices are coming back to reality, and interest rates are unbelievably low.

Below I offer a couple of helpful hints for fellow buyers:

1) Get pre-qualified. Everyone thinks they can borrow so much, but until you go in and get pre-qualified with a mortgage consultant, you don’t know really how much you will qualify for. Things have changed.

2) Get set up on an automatic e-mail system with a Realtor at Hawaii Life Real Estate Services to get you the listing as soon as it hits the market. This is important because choice properties offered at the right price still sell fast, and if you don’t see them first, you may lose out.

More tips from the buyer’s perspective will follow.  In the meantime, I wish you all the best of luck, and contact me if I can help you in your search.

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