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

Education, Responsiveness and Communication | Oahu, Hawaii

Three Core Values Education, Responsiveness, and Communication are three core values you should be looking for in an agent. This is Fawn Bertram with Homes by Fawn and Hawaii Life. I want to drive home how critical education is to making the intelligent decisions necessary about what is likely to be one of the largest … 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

Real Estate will Always be about People | Oahu, Hawaii

What is Real Estate? Real estate is always more about people then it is about real estate. This is Fawn Bertram with Homes by Fawn and Hawaii Life. Whenever there are people involved, things have a natural tendency to get complicated and messy. Look, everyone has their feelings, fears, hopes, and dreams. And often, we … 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

How do you Choose the Right Home | Oahu, Hawaii

Choosing the Right Home How do you choose the right home? This is Fawn Bertram with Homes by Fawn and Hawaii Life. Buying your home is more than looking at square footage and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms and garage stalls. Look these are great things to filter out the houses that aren’t going … Continued

Why do you need a Pre-approval Letter? | Oahu, Hawaii

Pre-Approval Letter Why do you need a pre-approval letter if you are looking to buy? Hi, this is Fawn Bertram with Homes by Fawn and Hawaii Life. A pre-approval letter is a one-page document from a lender. The pre-approval letter shows the seller that you are qualified for the purchase of a home. It shows … Continued