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Aloha! As we are all experiencing, our lives are changing daily. We are adapting here on the Big Island. We are still under stay at home orders through April 30th, only going out for grocery store trips and essential business functions. I am the proud owner of several fashionable face masks and a plethora of sanitizer and wipes.

But First A Moment Of Zen…

Before I provide you with new tools and real estate information, enjoy this moment I captured in Hawaiian Paradise Park on April 20, 2020. The weather was beautiful, and skies were clear!

Real Estate Videos

Figuring out new ways to show property when no one is able to fly to the island is challenging. I am creating 3D Virtual tours for my home listings, which can be viewed on our Hawaii Life website. This is becoming a powerful tool as we are having Buyers making offers via online pictures and videos! Today I received, and my Seller accepted an offer on a home that the Buyer viewed via a video from their real estate agent. This afternoon I shot videos of potential homes for a client on Oahu. These videos are a creative work in progress, but I anticipate my skills will improve over time. Many thanks to my clients for their patience as they watch these videos and my apologies in advance for the shaky camera work.

Mortgage Loan Forbearance

With these unforeseen circumstances, some loan servicers are offering a forbearance on your loan payments. The three types of forbearance are:

  1. Paused Payments Option to be Paid During Existing Mortgage
  2. Mortgage Payment Reduction Option
  3. Paused Payment Option to be Paid back at End of Mortgage

To learn more about forbearance and if your loan servicer is offering these option, go to Forbearance Report.

4 Keys To Buying Your Home

Courtesy of Niki Hubbard, Loan Officer, VIP Mortgage

Niki Hubbard with VIP Mortgage has provided another tool, this time for 1st time homebuyers. This is a great 4 step process to get you prepared if you are considering purchasing a home.

Let’s Talk!

Do you have questions about the real estate market in East Hawai’i or on a particular listing, feel free to contact me. Like most people, I am working from home these days and would really enjoy some social interaction! I look forward to talking with you soon!

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