Relocating to the Big Island Hawaii?
Relocating to a new city can be an overwhelming task. I know, I've worked with families moving from out of state and country for over 5 years now . Ideally you’d take several trips to your new city/town to get to know the place and find out exactly where you want to live. Realistically, though, that probably won’t happen. Our lives are busy and money is limited. To help guide you through the relocation process, save you time and money, I’ve put together a few tips below to help guide you while relocating to Hawaii AND also included a FREE checklist to download to make you move a lot more organized.
Tip 1: Research Big Island (Hawaii) Neighborhoods
Most people moving to Hawaii island are not moving specifically for a job but simply because they want to relocate or want to live here part-time throughout the year.
If you are moving here for work or a job already set, it's very important to know what neighborhoods are available in the area and also the commute times. We do not have large interstates to get to areas on the island quickly. The traffic can get quite frustrating, so be sure to take your commuting route into consideration before your location.
Tip 2: Contact a Hawaii Realtor
If you are going to buy a home, work with a realtor or team that is very familiar with the areas you are looking into. This alone will be a great help to get you in the right direction and location.
Some Things You should ask your realtor:
- Shopping accessibility
- Commute times to your area of work (if applicable)
- What is the elevation and climate of that area? This caries greatly on every side of the island.
- Lava Zones (cheap land, expensive insurance and high risk)
- Get familiar with the different land types ex: fee simple, leasehold, ag.
Tip 3: Get On A Property Updates List
If you are at least 6 months out to your move, it's a good time to get on a Property Updates list >>Like This<< to see what is happening specifically in the areas you are interested in.
Zillow and all those others like them can have a bit of a delay to update new listings. If you are looking in a competitive area, you don't want to miss what is new or even reduced on the market!
Tip 4: Get a Good Checklist Started to stay sane And Organized
Moving can be a stressful time and even more so with a family! Summer is high season for moving and relocating, especially for families that are trying to make a smooth transition with kids and school schedules. So to save yourself some time and some of your hair (from falling out), download my FREE printable checklist (no email required) today by clicking the button below!
Start Your Search For Hawaii Homes!
If you are currently looking for a home to buy in the Big Island Hawaii Real Estate market, I'd be happy to assist you in finding the perfect home for you and your family.