I help military families PCS to Hawaii! - USE THE FREE HOME SEARCH TO VIEW HOMES NOW!
Hawaii is the dream assignment for many military families. Living near the beach and enjoying the beautiful warm ocean are some some of the benefits of living in paradise. Owning a home here can make it that much better!
I've helped dozens of military families buy and sell houses here in Hawaii, using their HUGE non taxable housing allowance. Your BAH gives you a great opportunity to invest in Hawaii Real Estate! You'll be surprised at how much you can afford with your housing allowance in Hawaii, and you should take advantage of it while you're here!
I'll help you find a house that your family will like, in a safe neighborhood that feels like home!
The Amazing VA loan for Hawaii
The VA in Hawaii allows a loan of $721,050 with zero down! There are also other lenders like Navy Federal Credit Union that will allow you to buy with zero down in Hawaii. People are often surprised at how much they can afford to buy in Hawaii because of all the great loan programs we have here.
DON'T WASTE MONEY ON RENT!
There are a whole lot of military coming to Hawaii, buying and selling houses, and making a ton of money in the process. It's the American way, and since you are putting your lives at risk for our freedom, you're worth every penny!
While homes in Hawaii are some of the most expensive in the country, that also means that buying a house here in Hawaii can help you a great deal when you move to other cheaper areas. I've worked with families who bought a small condo here in Hawaii, and when they were transferred to Texas or Colorado, they were able to buy a HUGE house using only the equity they built up on their home here. They bought in Texas and had no mortgage!
Getting assigned to Hawaii is a great opportunity for you. I'll help you every step of the way, showing you which areas of the island are more affordable, which areas are desirable, and very importantly, which areas your family will like!
Email me now and I'll help you buy or sell your home in paradise! Or call 808-395-5776
There are several military bases in Hawaii, which means there are military families everywhere! 10% of the population of Hawaii is military! So you want to find a home that is near enough to your base to allow you to commute. You'll be surprised at the traffic in Honolulu, especially during rush hour, and especially travelling to and from the west side, the Ewa Beach side of Oahu.
Army Bases in Hawaii - about 35,000 military and civilian employees!
TRIPLER There are so many medical personell at Tripler that it's hard to recognize that it's military sometimes. You just see doctors, nurses, and other health care workers everywhere. The main thing you'll notice is that it's a giant pink building that looks like a resort. If you're stationed at Tripler, you can live almost anywhere on the island, because it is near the H1 and H3 freeways. I have found that a lot of Army doctors and nurses like to live in Kailua, which is just over the hill on the H3. Kailua is a great little town that feels a lot like mainland beach towns.
Schofield. You probably want to live in Royal Kunia, Mililani, Ewa Beach, or the North Shore if you're stationed here. The great thing about that is that housing in the Mililani and Ewa Beachs areas are newer and cheaper than in Metro Honolulu. In fact it's cheaper than most of the island, and in better condition overall. There are a lot of nice newer houses and condos in Ewa Beach, Royal Kunia, and Mililani, so military families tend to love those areas. Mililani Mauka, Royal Kunia, and Ewa Beach are three of the few master planned communities in Hawaii.
Navy Bases in Hawaii - about 50,000 Total people
Pacific Missile Range Facility
Naval Computer and Telecommuncations Area Master Station
Pearl Harbor Naval complex
There are more Navy personell in Hawaii than any other branch of the military. Granted, a lot of these are civilians at Pearl Harbor or E1's and E2's, so they may not be looking to buy a house in Hawaii. For Naval officers and E5's and higher, buying a house in Hawaii is a wonderful added blessing to being stationed here. Since many homes in Hawaii have an ocean view and easy marina access, Hawaii is a wonderful place for Navy personell to live. For those who love the ocean, what better place could there be than Hawaii? Here's an interesting fact: there are over 9000 civilians that work at Pearl Harbor.
Marine Corp Base in Hawaii - about 17,000 Total people
Kaneohe Bay Marine Corp base is the 2nd largest base on the island, in terms of active duty personell. Like a town in itself, Kaneohe Bay has everything from grocery stores to a golf course, to movie theaters. You almost forget you're in Hawaii until you see the most beautiful ocean views you've ever seen. There are many homes and condos around Kaneohe Bay that make military living very easy. Kaneohe and Kailua are wonderful places to live, very family friendly, and there are plenty of military personell everywhere. In fact some of the schools have a large percentage of military kids. Shopping for a home around Kaneohe Bay can be very fun for military, because there are really beautiful homes around the bay.
Air Force Bases in Hawaii - about 17,500 Total people
Bellows Air Force Station
Hickam Air Force Base
Wheeler Army Field
The Air Force has a very strong presence in Hawaii, with 2 main bases, Hickam and Bellows, and one smaller one Wheeler. Hickam is located very central to Honolulu, right where all the traffic converges. It can be a grueling commute in and out of Hickam if you live too far. That's why I recommend that Hickam personell live in close areas like Waipio Gentry. There is housing very close to Hickam, but it's usually not as nice as the newer areas in Waipio. I recently sold a nice home to an O3 that was very new and in a nice neighborhood. We had looked all over Honolulu, but found that going just a few minutes out of the area gave us better options.