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Buying a Home on the Big Island

East Hawaii? West Hawaii? A rainforest home with a wood stove? Or, an oceanfront home steps from the beach? Cash? Jumbo loan, USDA or VA?

Once you've narrowed down your search to a community that's right for you, a local real estate professional will be your best source of information, but what steps can you take early in the buying process to make the decisions about where and how to buy a little easier?

Here are a few questions to consider, and resources to help you find the answers:

1. What is your budget?

2. Buy or Build?

3. Rain or Shine?

4. Rural or Urban (-ish)?

5. SFR or Condo?

First Time Home Buyers

If you are a first-time home buyer, finding a real estate agent you trust will make the buying process much more rewarding. Clark Realty agents take the responsibility of representing your interests seriously, but also want you to enjoy the adventure. As you prepare to start your first home search, take a few minutes to watch Realtor.com's Home Buying 101 playlist to get a better understanding of what's ahead :

If you need a recommendation for a REALTOR®, please contact our Relocation Department. We will match you with someone who knows the local market in your area and can work with you step-by-step through your first transaction.


If you're an investor looking for market data, you can explore Big Island Market Trends here or use our Solds search to see what's happening in areas that interest you.

When you're ready to take the next step in your property search, please contact us to get started.

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