The West Hawaii Association of REALTORS® (WHAR) is a proud sponsor of the homeownership education section of the Best of Kona Festival being held on Saturday, February 8 from 12-6 pm at the Keauhou Shopping Center.  The homeownership education area of the Festival will be held off of the Keauhou Shopping Center’s central courtyard area, in the Kahalu’u Heritage Center, an air conditioned room with seating and a beautiful place to learn more about the unique and rich history of Kahalu’u. 


WHAR will be providing free educational panel presentations with Realtor and mortgage professional members in conjunction with the Hawaii Homeownership Center, a local non-profit organization that provides education, information and support to create successful first-time homeowners in Hawai‘i. By addressing barriers and increasing rates of home ownership, the HomeOwnership Center aims to build stronger families and communities, including West Hawaii.


The agenda for the day includes something for everyone looking for information about real estate in West Hawaii.


12:30-1:15 Basics of Obtaining a Mortgage 


1:30-2:15 Homebuying 101- Ready to Buy In Today’s Real Estate Market 


2:30-3:15 Investing in Real Estate in West Hawaii 


3:30-4:15 Accessing Downpayment /Closing Cost Assistance Programs and Grants 


3:30-4:30 Open Q & A  


There will be information about available homes for sale and professionals on hand to answer your questions about the entire real estate transaction at vendor tables, too.  


The West Hawaii Association of REALTORS® has 800 members and works to protect private property rights.