Buying a Home in Hawaii is as Easy as A B C

June 15, 2018

Are you looking into buying your next home on Maui but are having some challenges with the process? Is all this real estate jargon confusing you? Don’t you wish you could have someone who could personally translate all the Hawaiian words that are new to you? If this sounds like you then you’re in luck! Real Estate Maui Hawaii now has a helpful tool that can break down the language in one, easy-to-use, real estate glossary.

Our new and improved online Hawaii real estate glossary has all the words you need to learn and more to make sense of your next home purchase in Maui. Take the word “ohana” for instance. You’ve probably heard the word ohana before in the classic Disney movie Lilo & Stitch when the main character explained that “ohana means family.” And while ohana certainly does translate into the word family in Hawaiian, it also can refer to a living area that is not attached to the main house.

An ohana unit can be physically attached to an apartment or a home like a mother-in-law suite or detached on the same property such as a smaller guest house or cottage. Most people who own ohanas use them as either an extra apartment to rent out to fellow islanders or as an extra space for traveling guests. Perhaps you’re considering buying a home with an ohana unit and are wondering what in the world that means and what you can do with it. If so, consider renting it out to help supplement your mortgage or designing it for all your family and friends that are going to want to visit because, well, you live in Hawaii. The possibilities are endless!

If you want to learn more about the different words and terms for all your Maui real estate needs then please consider taking a moment to look through our online glossary. We hope you use this tool to your advantage and let us know if you have any other terms or words that you think should be listed.

If you’re already on the lookout for your perfect piece of paradise, then let us help you. We have a wide-selection of Maui homes and condos to choose from. Whether you’re considering buying a home in Lahaina or are looking for a condo in Kihei, we have plenty of resources that will help your next Hawaii home purchase be smooth and easy. Simply contact us today. We hope to see you soon and a hui hou!

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