Home Buying Myths | Oahu, Hawaii

Misinformation About Buying Real Estate With so much information out there available about buying residential real estate, I’m surprised that I hear some of the same misinformation over and over again. Hi, I’m Fawn Bertram with Home by Fawn and Hawaii Life. I’m going to share with you the top three myths about buying residential … Continued

Do you Rent? You Might be able to Buy! | Oahu, Hawaii

Story Time Recently, I was speaking with a family and they have been renting for over 3 years. They always rented because they were sure they couldn’t buy. When they started to think about how much rent they paid their landlord, it made them sick. But they were so paralyzed with fear, that they wouldn’t … Continued

What it Costs to Buy a Home | Oahu, Hawaii

Costs of Purchasing a Home What costs should you prepare for when buying your next home? This is Fawn Bertram with Homes by Fawn and Hawaii Life. Remember, my fees are free to buyers, so you will not need to worry about paying my commission, but there are some fees you are going to have. … Continued

How much are you Paying in Rent | Oahu, Hawaii

  How Much Are You Paying in Rent? Hi everyone, this is Fawn Bertram with Homes by Fawn and Hawaii Life. The average rent for a 2 or 3 bedroom condo/townhome in the Oahu area is around $3300 per month. That’s $39,600 annually. $118,800 after 3 years. $396,000 after 10 years, and $1,188,00 after 30 years! That’s … Continued

7 Tips to Improving Your Credit | Oahu, Hawaii

Seven Tips Here are seven great tips to improve and maximize your credit. Hi, this is Fawn Bertram with Homes by Fawn and Hawaii Life. Most importantly, always pay your bills on time. Keep your credit card balances low. Get rid of debt faster. That means try to pay off your debt sooner than the allotted time … Continued

Seabridge by Gentry Lottery Release | Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Seabridge by Gentry Are you in the market for a new home? Seabridge offers affordable 3 and 4 bedroom detached single-family condominium style homes with 2-car garages and a fenced yard. A total of 10 new 3 – 4 bedrooms homes from $581,700 – $606,350 will be released. Tentative move-in dates will be around November 2019. Lottery … Continued

Online Home Search | Oahu, Hawaii

Searching for a Home Make sure you’re making accurate and using updated applications in your online home search. Hi, this Fawn Bertram with Homes by 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 … Continued

Budget for Your Next Home | Oahu, Hawaii

Budget How to budget for your next home? This is Fawn Bertram with Homes by Fawn and Hawaii Life. Buying a home can be a very emotional process. So I always like to have an open conversation with my clients about budgeting early on. Nobody likes the word budget, but it is important to talk … Continued

3 Credit Tips | Oahu, Hawaii

3 Credit Tips First, keep all of your credit cards below of 50% of the credit limit, as credit report agencies will consider this to be a maxed-out card. Even better, try to keep them below 30% if you can. Second, always pay your bills on time. A 30 day late payment can negatively alter … Continued