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Hawaii is widely known as one of the best places to visit for vacation, but did you know it is also considered the best place to live in the U.S.?

A recent study ranked the top 10 states in the country to live, and Hawaii ranked No. 1. You may be thinking, “of course Hawaii is a great place to live, it has beaches!” While yes, the physical environment is a key factor in what makes Hawaii a good place to set down roots, the study also factored in things such as health, air quality, well-being and the state’s decreasing crime rate, which bumped it up from No. 2 last year. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hawaii has the least amount of preventable hospitalizations than anywhere else in the country, and the air quality takes the top spot as well.

Hawaii finished just ahead of Vermont (No. 2) and Minnesota (No. 3).

The key factors used in the rankings include the quality of the environment, local attractions, the rate of crime and inclusiveness.

Safe to say, if you are thinking about moving to Oahu, you have good reason to. And with inventory easing up nationwide, now may be a good time to buy. There are a variety of options to choose from when selecting a home loan program. From VA Loans, to FHA Loans, to Conventional Loans, to USDA Loans, Hawaii home buyers have choices.

The loan officers and agents at Element Mortgage have a long history in the market and with that comes a good reputation. If you are looking to buy, we would be honored to partner with you to help you reach your financial goals. If you have any questions, make sure to contact one of our home mortgage consultants today!

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