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    Online Home Search | Oahu, Hawaii

    Make sure you’re making accurate and using updated applications in your online home search. Hi, this Fawn Bertram with Homes buy Fawn and Hawaii Life. Many Oahu area shoppers have found online public home search engines to be outdated and unreliable. It is important that you understand how these websites work along with their strengths and weaknesses. First, many of these websites are using large geographical algorithms and therefore cannot take into account the Oahu area’s specifics necessary for the proper home search and equity evaluations. Further third party websites information can be outdated, sometimes by weeks or even years. Finally, because there are no restrictions or regulations on who…

  • Buying a home can be both Affordable and Easy | Oahu, Hawaii
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    Buying a home can be both Affordable and Easy | Oahu, Hawaii

    Buying a home can be both Affordable and Easy. I’ve helped hundreds of Oahu area buyers through the home-buying process. It doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Now remember, my costs are free to buyers. So it’s the same amount to hire me or someone new. The reality is, when it comes to financing, your options range from the traditional 20% down, to 3% or even 0% down. Either way, they are comparatively low rates. Today, you can buy a home for less out of pocket than a security deposit. In addition, it doesn’t have to be stressful. By setting you up with the best home search, we can…

  • How much is Your Home Worth? | Oahu, Hawaii
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    How much is Your Home Worth? | Oahu, Hawaii

    If you are looking to sell your home, its hard to know how much its worth, because you’ve got Zillow saying one thing, then your tax assessment saying another, then you’ve got the guy across the street, who’s got this own version! None of these opinions match! Hi everyone, it’s Fawn Bertram with Homes by Fawn and Hawaii Life. I have a solution for you. I am an experienced real estate agent and I have lived in Oahu for over 5 years, so I know the area well. I’m happy to to provide for you a comparative market analysis, or CMA, at no charge. In this analysis we look at…

  • What are the Closing Costs in Oahu, Hawaii?
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    What are the Closing Costs in Oahu, Hawaii?

    What are closing costs and who pays for them? Hi Everyone, I am Fawn Bertram with Homes by Fawn and Hawaii Life. Have you ever thought how much it’s going to cost you at closing? Or you may have never given it a second thought and are completely surprised and owe potentially thousands of dollars when it’s time to close. So what are closing costs? They are the various fees that buyers and sellers pay at closing. These fees can include but are not limited to: escrow fees, title fees, loan origination fees, transfer tax, prepaid homeowners fees, the gamete. And they are typically somewhere around 2.5% of the purchase…