HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - What kind of single family homes are available out there today?
Scott Higashi, Executive Vice President with Locations, joined us in studio.
Higashi says it still does vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. The first thing to do is find out what you qualify for, then look for a home and decide what your priorities are. First time home buyers usually max out at about $500,000.
There are choices to be made. Out in the Ewa Plains area Kunia, or Mililani-- there are still single family homes that are moderately priced. If you don't want the commute, there are also great priced condos in town.
There's a misconception as a first time home buyer that there's nothing you can afford, that's not true.
Lenders are looking for people with good credit. Don't forget that credit can be repaired. The best thing to do is call the credit union or your local bank.