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Hawaii House and Cottage, The Numbers Make Sense

For those of you who aren’t familiar with house and cottage it’s a common term for buying two houses together in Hawaii.

I have sold allot of house and cottages. The reason I have sold so many is that the numbers work. Once you start adding up your mortgage, taxes, utilities, and other expenses, the added rental income makes a huge difference.

Let’s look at a simple math equation. If you pay $600k for a property and you put $200k down you will be borrowing 400k. At 6% interest your payment would be around $2,400 per month. If you have a cottage your rental income might be around $1,000 per month depending on the cottage and the area. Now your out of pocket for your mortgage becomes $1,400 per month instead of $2,400 per month. I like these numbers much better.

Clients who thought they couldn’t afford a home in Hawaii have been surprised when they add up the numbers for a house and cottage.

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