On Oahu there is a large supply of homes ripe for renovation, so military buyers often contact me to ask about purchasing homes in poor condition. They’ve seen a property priced below the norm, and wonder if it could shine with a little bit of DIY work. Will a VA loan work?
You’ll have plenty of opportunities in a military career to live on base, and I understand the tendency to play it safe. But, I encourage you to get out there and try something new, experience this place fully, and embrace your time in Hawaii. You may even fall in love with it and choose to extend your tour or return for retirement.