Hawaii Randy's Real Estate Opinions: Buying a Home in Hawaii with a VA Loan in 2012

Buying a Home in Hawaii with a VA Loan in 2012

US MilitaryThis post has been updated to reflect changes in 2014.  See the full article on ProtheroGroup.com: Buying a Home with a VA Loan in Hawaii in 2014.




Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

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Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers.  His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.  His luxury home listings sell faster and for more money.

Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsRandy Prothero • January 22 2012 03:49AM


I am working with an ex-marine now, and have recommended that he seek VA financing. It is a wonderful program, that is often overlooked. With today's tight mortgage market, this is the way to go. I am happy that we can offer our veterans something of permanent value to them, in return for all they do for us.

Posted by Millie C. Legenhausen, CRS, GRI, CIPS, MBA, Realtor (Calcagni Real Estate, Hamden, Connecticut) about 7 years ago

Randy, a great program for our members in the armed services on active duty. Also works for prior military members who qualify for VA benefits.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA about 7 years ago

Randy-This is one of the best benefits available to service members. I used this benefit to buy my first home years ago. Having lots of military installations in San Antonio, this benefit is frequently used here too.

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) about 7 years ago

I have to agree, Randy, our service members need all the assistance they can get!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 7 years ago

To help Vets settle down in Hawaii? Excellent ending to a adventure fraught with danger...BTW..expect VA appraisals to come in low. The USA continues to offer the best military benefits in the world

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) about 7 years ago

Dale - VA loans have been taking me between 30 to 45 days to close in most cases with my buyers.  A little longer when on the other side of the transaction where they used out of state lenders.

Millie - I am glad our veterans have this benefit.  It is a nice way of saying thank you for their service.

Michael - Many of my clients are veterans that qualify.  I always ask the question.

Wayne - It is a great benefit.  Thank you for your service to our country!

Barbara-Jo - They have earned it.

Richie - I haven't had much of a problem with the appraisals coming in low that last few years.  There is one VA appraiser here that is a complete jerk, that always adds conditions that are hard to meet.  He seems to get a kick out of it.  To date I have closed 100% of my VA's.  Some have made me work hard, but in the end it was the best deal for my clients.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 7 years ago

Hi Randy,

Interesting and instructive.

Thanks for the post.

I did not know about the housing allowance.


Posted by Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired (Retired) about 7 years ago

Phil - The higher housing allowance is because the cost of living in Hawaii is higher than other places.  They soldier has the option of taking base housing or the allowance and living off base.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 7 years ago

Congrats on the feature! This is excellent information for all military personnel. Our military members deserve the best we can offer. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Posted by Laurie Clark CRB Angel Realty LLC Your Monument Realtor 719-502-6572, Angel Realty, LLC (CRB-CCSS-ASD-HBS-RSD-Denver Short Sale Agents) about 7 years ago

Laurie - Thank you.  I agree our military members deserve the best we can offer.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 7 years ago

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