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The Value of Hawaii Homeownership

Owning a home in Hawaii builds wealth

Most people will agree that investing in your own home is one of the smartest financial moves you can make. That’s even more true for investing in a home in Hawaii.

Owning a home in Hawaii can help you to build wealth over time in two ways: Home appreciation and tax savings.

Home Appreciation

Over the past 40 years, Hawaii homes have gained in value, on average, five percent a year. In the last five years alone, Hawaii homeowners have gained an average of $116,500 in home equity, thanks to steady price increases.

Because Hawaii has a perpetual housing shortage, and because there is strong international demand for a “piece of paradise,” homes in Hawaii will hold their value over time.

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Tax Savings

As a homeowner, if you itemize your tax deductions, you can deduct your mortgage interest payments from your annual taxes—on loans up to $750,000. For example, if you took out a $600,000 mortgage last year at a rate of 4 percent, then you can deduct $24,000 in interest from your tax return—instantly lowering your taxes!

These are just a few of the benefits of owning your own home in Hawaii—not to mention the satisfaction you’ll have in knowing that you’ve made a sound investment in your future in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

To learn more about the benefits of owning a home in Hawaii, attend a Locations First-time Homeowners Seminar. Register for an upcoming seminar.