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Browse through the following links for helpful information about real estate and the Big Island.

Big Island Information

BIG ISLAND Maps

View maps of the Big Island here: http://hawaiirealestatedreams.com/maps-of-the-big-island-of-hawaii/


EDUCATION Sites

School Locator – enter the property address to find your school of attendance

Hawaii Department of Education This site provides a map of the Island of Hawaii and allows the user to select a geographical location to determine what school district that area is in.

Hawaii Local School Directory This site statistically breaks down Hawaii school information at the state, city, district and individual school levels.


HELPFUL Information

Hurricane Preparedness

Flood Hazard Assessment Tool


BIG ISLAND VISITOR Information

www.gohawaii.com Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau makes available lists for vacation planning, meetings, conventions, FAQ’s and a home page which has a nice overview of facts about Hawaii in general and each island specifically. You can do searches about places to fish, snorkel, golf, shopping, just about anything. For the Big Island page, use http://www.gohawaii.com/big-island

www.hawaiirevealed.com/ Enter the home page and click on “Big Island Revealed,” a good resource about history, beaches, snorkeling, fishing, accommodations — even the secret beaches and places only the locals know about. The authors have a complete list of what’s available in their books.

www.bestplaceshawaii.com This site contains overviews about construction, education, employment, taxes and agriculture. A good educational tool providing slightly outdated information about Hawaii’s economic base.

www.konaweb.com A great site to find out more about the Big Island specifically. (Caution: advertisers are the often the source of the information which may or may not be objective as a result.) Basically a great web site focused on the Big Island.

www.hawaiibusiness.com This up-to-date online business magazine is helpful for the person who wants to know what business and economic forecasts are like in Hawaii in general and specifically on the Big Island.


HAWAII GOVERNMENT Sites

http://hawaii.gov/dlnr Dept. of Land and Natural Resources hosts this site listing recreational activities, island by island, with maps, everything.

www.hawaii.gov/health This State Department of Health web site has information on a few key topics, such as getting married in Hawaii, pet quarantine, and school health requirements.

Hawaii Island Dengue FAQs Hawaii State Department of Health response to Dengue Fever.


BIG ISLAND NEWS

www.westhawaiitoday.com Get acquainted with the west side of the island through the local newspaper, West Hawaii Today. Read it regularly before you move here and get up to speed on local issues. You can even check out the classified ads for jobs, real estate, what’s for sale, etc.

 



Real Estate Information

DUAL AGENCY Explanation

Read an explanation of Dual Agency.


BROKER of the Year

http://hawaiirealestatedreams.com/broker-of-the-year/


MORTGAGE Companies

In Hawaii, lending is more specialized than on the mainland, so it is strongly suggested that you use a local lender for your real estate purchase. The following lender representatives provide outstanding service along with very specialized lending programs and great rates. They are very responsive to inquiries and most of the time you get your answer the same day!

Prospect Mortgage

Leslie Woods
Leslie.Woods@prospectmtg.com
808-896-5775

APEX Mortgage LLC

Barbara A. Welsh
Barbara@apexmortgagehawaii.com
808-327-0404

Veterans United Home Loans of Hawaii

Brooks Onishi
808-372-7092
brooks.onishi@vu.com


BUYER Info

Hawaii Buyer Advisory Helpful information and links if you are thinking about buying on the Big Island.


SELLER Info

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