Essential Information First-Time Homebuyers

First-time Homebuyers


Hawaii HomeOwnership Center

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The mission of the Hawaii HomeOwnership Center is to provide education, information and support to create successful first-time homeowners in Hawaii. By addressing barriers and increasing rates of home ownership, the HomeOwnership Center aims to build stronger families and communities throughout the state of Hawaii. Their vision is to substantially increase the number of successful homeowners by reaching out to low- and moderate-income families who never believed they would become homeowners.


Why should you come to the Hawaii HomeOwnership Center?

The Center provides you with all the information and services you need to become a homeowner—all in one place. You can attend a free, one-hour orientation to get information on how they help their members become homeowners. The orientation class will give you an introduction to home ownership, the Center’sservices, and describe the home-buying process. A home could be a single-family, multi-family, condominium or townhouse unit.


What services are offered by the Center?
  • Home buyer education
  • One-on-one counseling
  • Financial literacy training
  • Referrals to professional services (REALTORS®, lenders, insurance)
  • Post-purchase counseling


How much will these services cost?

The one-hour home buyer orientation class is free to all interested home buyers. If you are interested in taking the next step, you will be asked to fill out an intake form and pay an installment of the $60 lifetime membership fee (assessed per "buying unit" - those who will be involved in the home purchase).

All one-on-one counseling is included at no additional charge.


How can you sign up for the free home buyer education orientation?

To enroll, call (808) 523-9500 today. Classes are held weekly at convenient times and locations. Visit for the latest class schedule.

Contact Info

  • Honolulu Board of REALTORS
  • 1136 12th Avenue, Suite 200
  • Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
  • Ph: (808) 732-3000
  • Fax: (808) 732-8732
  • Email:

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Information herein deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Note: Honolulu Board of REALTORS® receives inquiries seeking professional advice; however the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® staff is not qualified, nor licensed, by the state of Hawaii to properly address real estate or legal issues. For questions concerning these issues, consult with either the Hawaii Real Estate Commission, your Principal Broker, or an Attorney.