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Tips for Better Property Searches

1. Keep your searches small
Asking the system to find properties under $300,000.00 island-wide would produce a list the size of a small dictionary and would take hours to load and print. Confining your searches to specific sections will produce manageable-sized printouts that are easily organized. See our related articles to view tax map zones and other useful information for choosing the right location for you.

Tax Map Key 
School Locations
Utility Services
Lava Hazard Zones
Rainfall Map

2. Get pre-qualified
Looking for property without being prequalified is like writing a check without knowing your balance.The process is simple, painless, and free - and it can be done over the phone with any bank or mortgage lender nationwide. It’s simply a matter of adding up your income, subtracting your monthly expenses, using the balance to determine what you can afford, and adding your cash down payment to that amount to determine what you can spend.

3. Know what you want
If you are not familiar with the islands of Hawaii, you can find a great deal of information on this site. However, the best thing to do is to contact one of our professional agents. If you discuss your needs with them, they will be happy to offer you recommendations and advice.

Plan a trip. There is no substitute for actually seeing the area and the properties for sale. If you plan on making a trip to the islands, visit our Visitor Info page. There is a lot of information to help you experience everything Hawaii has to offer.

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Peter B. Savio is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Savio Group of Companies. Peter has more than 40 years experience in real estate development and sales in the Hawaii market; he has been helping his clients realize the maximum return on their real estate investments since he founded Savio Realty Ltd. in 1980.

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