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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Buy a home in Hawaii…in eight steps

Whether you’re a lifelong resident or new to Hawaii, buying a home may seem like a daunting process. There are laws and agencies specific to the state that seem to make things complicated, not to mention our unique fee simple/leasehold status land system.

Real estate broker Jon S. Mann of Jon S. Mann Real Estate has written an electronic book that breaks down Hawaii home buying into eight steps. (In reality, there are steps within those steps, but at least he organizes the process.)

The 134-page book contains more than 225 resource links to additional information available online to help prospective homebuyers in their real estate activities, including the top real estate agencies on all islands with contact information, so readers don’t have to run a lot of searches to find what they need. He also addresses 45 of the most commonly asked questions that Hawaii homebuyers have.

One caveat: The book is self-published, so if you’re a stickler for the overuse of underlines and quotation marks, it can be a distracting read. Otherwise, it’s straightforward, and it’s nice to have Mann do all the legwork in researching all the real estate resources you need.

The book is available on Mann’s website for $19.99 for a limited time, and will be available at all major online booksellers in August 2012 for $29.99. Kindle and Nook versions are available for an additional $3.99 each. Japanese and Chinese language versions will be available later this year.

For more information about How to Buy a Home in Hawaii E-Book, visit www.HowToBuyAHomeInHawaiiEBook.com or contact Mann at 808-728-1230.

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in Permalink

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Honolulu Real Estate focuses on the Hawaii housing market, condos and homes for sale, Hawaii rentals and general news about real estate in Hawaii. It also includes stories on apartment living, home decor and profiles.

Melissa Chang graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in journalism and has been blogging since 2007, mostly on food and travel. She works primarily in social media, so you can find her online @Melissa808 on Twitter and Instagram.


Jaymes Song is a real estate agent at Prudential Advantage Realty in Kahala. Jaymes is in the top 7 percent of Prudential agents nationwide. Previously, Jaymes was at The Orange County Register, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and rose through the ranks to overseeing news and operations for AP in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. Jaymes lives in the Portlock area and loves his real full-time job of being dad to two curious kids.

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