Honolulu HomeLoans, Hawaii’s leading mortgage banker, recently created a “Happy Homeowner” graphic, which details the many reasons Hawaii’s homeowners are happy, healthy and growing. The illustrations detail Hawaii’s wellbeing rankings from recent Gallup-Healthways polls, average temperatures and days of sunshine, and national fitness rankings. These facts are juxtaposed with HHL’s transactions since 2010, showing how the average loan size and units sold continue to grow each year.

The graphic can also serve as a tool for realtors seeking to explain not only Hawaii’s unique position, but the reasons to use a licensed REALTOR who has the tools to help homebuyers close fast, efficiently and hassle-free. The graphic urges those who want to become a happy homeowner to use a licensed REALTOR, which is a real estate professional who maintains the highest levels of knowledge, efficiently and ethics in real estate transactions — important factor in one of the biggest financial investments of a lifetime!

Hawaii is one of the healthiest states in the nation and boasts one of the lowest obesity rates as of 2014 data, according to United Health Foundation’s annual “America’s Health Rankings” report. The report, jointly published by the United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention, evaluates and scores states in four major categories: behavioral health, community and environment, health policy, and clinical care. Hawaii also has among the lowest rates of obesity in the nation at 23.6 percent, compared to the national obesity rate of 27.6 percent. However, as the report points out, those high-scoring figures still equate to more than 150,000 adults in Hawaii that smoke and more than 250,000 adults in Hawaii considered to be obese. Additionally, Hawaii’s happiness and healthiness could be attributed to tropical climate: with an average high of 84 degrees and low of 70 degrees.

“Over the past few years, we have seen a slow but steady recovery in the Hawaii real estate market,” says Andrew Kim, Chief Production Officer. “For prospective buyers who are contemplating the purchase of a home, this is a good time to put a plan of action into motion. Interest rates are still very low and loan options are prevalent. With the limited inventory of available property currently on the market, the appreciating trend in prices and values are expected to continue in 2014 and beyond.”

To see the infographic in its entirety, click here.

What are your thoughts as a Hawaiian homeowner; are you happy?