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

September Market Update | Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu’s Real Estate Market How is Hawaii’s real estate market? Is it still as hot as last month? Is it the right time to buy or sell? Hi, this is Fawn Bertram with Homes by Fawn and Hawaii Life. In Oahu, we have about 1,171 single-family homes and about 1,959 condos/townhomes on the market. For new … 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

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 Many Oahu area shoppers have found online public home search engines to be outdated and unreliable.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

August Market Update | Oahu, Hawaii

Real Estate Market What’s going in Hawaii’s real estate market right now? Are the summer months heating things up? Is it the right time to buy or sell? Hi, I am Fawn Bertram with Homes by Fawn and Hawaii Life. In Oahu, we have about 1,184 single-family homes and about 1,925 condos/townhomes on the market. … Continued

Summer Staging Tips for Selling Your Home | Oahu, Hawaii

Staging Tips Are you listing your home this summer? Here are some summer staging tips to help you to beat the heat of the competition. This is Fawn Bertram with Homes by Fawn and Hawaii Life. Curb Appeal First things first — curb appeal. Remember, this is the buyers first impression. So you want it … Continued

May’s Market Update | Oahu, Hawaii

May’s Market Update The question on everyone’s mind is, what is happening with Oahu’s housing market? Are you looking to buy or sell a home? Things are changing here on the island. Hi, I am Fawn Bertram with Homes by Fawn and Hawaii Life. Oahu’s Housing Market I know, I get it, with all the negative … Continued