74-5620 Palani Court; Suite 208
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: (808) 331-0585
Fax: (808) 331-0583
Cell: (808) 990-2710
Talk to your realtor in Hawaii and see how trading the home there for a property in Texas would affect your listing contract.
Start moving towards improving your credit scores as these are going to continue to haunt you through your life. Never be late on payments. Don't buy anything additionally on credit until the current ones are paid off. Pay off your ones with the highest interest rates/finance charges first. Try to consolidate your high interest ones into lower fee cost options. Talk to a trusted lender to see if things can be adjusted on your credit report to change the scores.
Have a garage sale. It will prepare you for your move and then use the proceeds to pay off your credit bills or improve the properties you are selling.
I realize it's hard to make the decision about what step to take in which order. I often counsel my sellers that if they really want to sell their house, they need to be sure they are actively "moving on" - ie: making plans to move, packing up personal effects, buying plane tickets off the island, etc. Given that I don't know you or your situation well I realize this may be shallow advice, but if I were your agent I would encourage you to start the move to Austin and trust that your Hawaii house will sell once you've really let go of it and are focused on your new life in Texas.
Best of luck to you in your new adventure! A hui hou!! Katie Minkus, Broker-in-Charge, Hawaii Life Real Estate Services, llc. firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.hawaiilife.com