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Tuesday, February 04, 2020 2:46 PM | Karin Shaw (Administrator)

Join us at the Keauhou Shopping Center on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 12:00-6:00 pm for the Best of Kona Festival. The festival offers exposure to all aspects of life in Kona; education, healthcare food, agriculture, keiki activities and more!

As one of the event sponsors, West Hawaii Association of REALTORS® (WHAR), will have REALTOR® members and mortgage professionals on hand to discuss the home buying process from 12:30-4:30.  All sessions will be held in the in the Keauhou-Kahaluu Heritage Center, which is located off of main courtyard of the shopping center.

Information covered will include understanding the pre-approval process, dispelling the notion of a 20% down payment, credit worthiness, short term vacation rental information, down payment assistance programs, exactly how to go about buying a home in Hawaii from searching to contract and more!


12:30-1:15 “Facts and Fiction About Getting A Mortgage” Sponsored by West Hawaii Association of REALTOR® Panelists: James Allen, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; Susan Gordon, Premier Mortgage Resources; Barbara Welsh, APEX Mortgage.

1:30-2:15 Homebuying 101- (REALTOR PanelSponsored by West Hawaii Association of REALTOR®.  Panelists Gretchen Osgood, Hawaiian Isle Real Estate; Kelly Shaw, Elite Pacific Properties; Angel Wannemacher, Hawaii Beach and Gold Properties.

2:30-3:00 “What You Need To Know About Buying Second Homes and Vacation Property in West Hawaii” Panelists: Kathren Rosales, American Financial Network and Gretchen Osgood, Hawaiian Isle Real Estate

Other presentations include:

“3:15-4:00 “Debunking the Myths Stopping You from Buying a Home” Sponsored by the Wynn & Eagan Team-Citywide Home Loans  

4:00-4:30 Accessing Down payment /Closing Cost Assistance Programs and Grants – Featuring Hawaii Homeownership Center

For more information go to:

West Hawaii Association of REALTORS®
75-5995 Kuakini Hwy., #221, Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone (808) 329-4874 Fax (808) 329-5191

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