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Get the #1 Google Ranked Guide for Military Families PCSing to Hawaii in 2020

If you’re active-duty or your military family is moving to Hawaii in 2020, we’ve got some helpful resources for you, including the #1 Google Ranked Guide and search result for “PCSing to Oahu” and “PCSing to Hawaii”.

The reason our Ultimate Guide for PCSing to Oahu is #1 in Google search results is that it’s written by Joe Sillaman, a former United States Air Force Captain and current Hawaii Life real estate agent. In addition to being a former USAF Captain, Joe is a member of Hawaii Life’s MST or Military Specialized Team, so he brings personal experience, practical wisdom and professional expertise to the guide.

As you probably know by now, this year’s PCS moving season has been extended until November 15, 2020. You can learn more about Hawaii’s 2020 PCS season here. Read on for more on the Ultimate Guide to your PCS move to Hawaii this year, and the many other resources and assistance that Hawaii Life provides to military families.

Ultimate Guide for PCSing to Oahu, Hawaii

As a member of Hawaii Life’s MST or Military Specialized Team and a former USAF Captain, Joe created a practical guide that isn’t just about real estate. He explains how to register your vehicle and firearm in Hawaii, how to choose your kids’ school, and how to find medical resources and housing for your family. Joe covers the basics of renting versus buying, using your VA loan entitlement to purchase a piece of paradise (often with 0% down), and so much more.

Best of all, Joe speaks from his own experience. As someone who has PCS’d to Hawaii himself, he’s well-positioned to “help demystify your PCS move process”.  His goal, and our goal, is to help smooth the way for your future military life in Hawaii.

Our Military Specialized Team

Like Joe, our Military Specialized Team members understand your unique needs. The team is comprised of agents who have served in the military, are from military families, or who have been working in the military community for years here on Oahu.

Hawaii Life Military Team

Hawaii Life Military Specialized Team. From left: Joe Sillaman, Monica Schaefer, Kinga Mills, Cathy Possedi, David Lundstrom

In addition to their own personal PCS experience, many of our MST real estate professionals are specially trained to help you. For example, Joe Sillaman is a Military Relocation Professional (MRP), a Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), and a Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS).

Online / Downloadable Resources

We’ve compiled useful resources specifically for active-duty and retired military and their families. To get started, you can search popular Oahu neighborhoods for more information about living on Oahu or check out these helpful downloads:

The coastline at Ewa Beach, a popular Oahu neighborhood for military families, located near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JPPHH).

  • Our VA Loan Guide – Our downloadable VA Loan Guide gives you the latest information you need, including VA Loan limits for Hawaii and parameters around using your VA Loan privileges.
  • Hawaii 2020 BAH – We’ve also provided a downloadable 2020 Hawaii BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Rates sheet by rank to help you determine your monthly Hawaii budgets
  • Our Sellers Guide – If you’re PCSing from Hawaii to a new home this PCS season, our Sellers Guide can walk you through the six steps of selling your Hawaii property. It covers everything from your initial consultation with one of our Military Specialized pros to closing on your Hawaii home sale.

Our Latest Online Content

Known for surfing, dining, shopping and nightlife, Waikiki is a popular area for single, active-duty service members PCSing to Honolulu.

Our Military Specialized Team regularly shares the latest news about PCSing to Oahu in 2020 and beyond at the Hawaii Life blog. You’ll find up-to-the-minute information about Hawaii, Oahu real estate investment, renting and living on Oahu at the Hawaii Life blog. Here are some recent articles:

Contact Our Military Specialized Team

We encourage you to reach out to Joe or to any of our military savvy Oahu real estate agents with your questions about VA Loans, on- and off-base housing options in Hawaii, Oahu neighborhoods, and more.

The sun rises over the beautiful Mokes on the shores of Lanikai Beach in Kailua, on the Windward Side of Oahu, near Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH).

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