Thinking About Buying a Larger Home?


Having to move from your current home to a larger one can be a difficult decision to make.  Some good reasons for upsizing could be when you're expecting another child, when you need to care for an aging parent, or possibly to enjoy the lifestyle that having more room can bring.  If any of these reasons apply to you then it might be a good idea to consider buying a larger home.  Here are a few steps to the process: 


  • Consult with a Realtor.  Your initial conversation will involve understanding what your needs are and whether you plan to rent out your current home or transfer the equity into the new one.  
  • Determine your financial ability. You need to know your credit score, get pre-qualified and pre-approved for a purchase amount.  By getting financing now while the rates are low, you're likely able to afford more.
  • Negotiating an easy transition.  If you need to sell before buying, a skilled Realtor will be able to negotiate a rent back so that you won't have to move twice.  You might also need a home sale contingency so that you will not have to sell and be homeless if your purchase doesn't go through.


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About the Author

Brandon Lau grew up in Kailua and currently resides in Honolulu with his wife Andee and children Caylah, Elijah, and David. His eighteen years in real estate led him to become a Partner at ChaneyBrooks Choice Advisors. Over the past 10 years he has developed the team and systems that has created a high level of service and value for his clients.

What differentiates Brandon and his team is his consultative approach to real estate. He advises clients with relevant data and expert insight to help them make the best choices in real estate. Good choices in planning for long term dispositions, negotiating for the best price or knowing when not to pursue an investment are ways his consultative services will give you an advantage in the marketplace. His bottom line is providing service with the utmost integrity and expertise.