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You don't have to be rich to live in Hawaii — you just have to want it, say the brokers at the Hawaii Life realty firm who make island-living dreams come true for clients ready to make it a reality. In Hawaii, properties range from $50K plots of land to $50 million-dollar dream homes, from Oahu to Kauai to the Big Island to Maui. The firm's 130+ brokers are unlikely real estate moguls, people who themselves have made the leap to the life in Hawaii, as they call it, and who want to see that others can enjoy it too. This half-hour real estate series will follow the firm's endless stream of clients who are abandoning their 9 to 5 lives in Anywhere, U.S.A., to take hold of a Hawaii Life .

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Season 3, Episode 4

A Home with a view on Hawaii's Big Island

Lewis and Kirsten Paragona have lived their whole lives braving the cold New England winters in the suburbs of Massachusetts. They lived a hectic life of caring for their two daughters and managing their high stress careers. Retiring to Hawaii is something Lewis and Kirsten always planned on, but they've decided that waiting for retirement is too long. With their oldest daughter going off to college next year, no time seemed better to start making their Hawaii living dreams come true, so the Paragonas set out on a search for a home with a view on the Big Island. The slower pace of life on the Big Island and the commitment to family is something that the Paragonas crave, and they're ready to make the sacrifices in their career and give up the harsh northeast winters for days of constant summers.

Sunday
Oct 12

4pm | 3c

Season 3, Episode 11

An Outdoorsy Couple from Pennsylvania Looks to enjoy the outdoors in Oahu all year long.

Ever since visiting Oahu, The Camachos have been trying to epitomize the Hawaii lifestyle in Pennsylvania but it is just not working out. Whether it is going for a jog, jet skiing or long walks with their dogs the couple knows they will find the best views in Oahu to do all of these things. So with the help of Hawaii Life broker, Ron Hamic, Kim and Martin Camacho search for their perfect piece of paradise.

Sunday
Oct 12

7pm | 6c

Season 4, Episode 13

After struggling to find a home years ago, a Hawaii local resumes his search for the ideal property.

Christian Slocum was raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, but moved to Maui nearly a decade ago to open two photography stores on the island. Christian was used to a lot of space on the Big Island, but he instantly fell in love with how accessible everything in on Maui-whether he wants to surf, dirt bike, or just watch a sunset - it's all just a short drive away. Three years ago Christian contacted his friend, Hawaii Life Agent Amanda Kittle, to help him find a home. Unfortunately he grew frustrated with the lack of inventory and he put his search on the back burner. Now, Christian is ready to finally purchase the perfect home that fits his wish list - one with a great kitchen, a yard for entertaining, and a separate space to set up his own photography studio.

Sunday
Oct 12

8:30pm | 7:30c

Season 4, Episode 1

Young family looks to make roots in Waikiki

Sick of indoor-life in the land-locked state of Kansas, Zach and Amy Riehemann were motivated to change their life and relocate to sunny Oahu with their two young sons, Jax and Brody. Seeking a condo that will work as their children grow up, they work with Hawaii Life broker Cathy Possedi to find them a spacious unit with family-friendly amenities, while still being close to one of the most desired spots on Oahu; Waikiki Beach.

Monday
Oct 13

3am | 2c

Season 4, Episode 2

Oklahoma Minister moves his wife and 5 daughters to a family-friendly home on Oahu.

Jon Elliff is a Baptist minister who, after being inspired by a vacation in Hawaii, decided with his wife Becky to move his family to Oahu. With their five daughters, Jon and Becky are working with Hawaii Life broker Kelly Lee to find a house that gives them space for their family as well as a short commute to the beach and Jon's church. With big demands in their tight price range, Kelly shows the Elliffs several different Oahu neighborhoods to give them a sense for the value of their dollar.

Sunday
Oct 26

8pm | 7c

Season 4, Episode 5

A busy business traveler searches for a home base on Maui.

Texas native, Beth Cantor has an exciting job as a roving human resources director that requires her to travel all over the western hemisphere. After a recent three-month stint on Maui, Beth instantly knew it was the place where she wanted to call home. She fell in love with the culture, the aloha spirit, and the relaxed lifestyle that she needs after her business travels. With the help of Hawaii Life agent, Amanda Kittle, Beth is looking for a condo in Kihei, close to her friends, and hopes to find a killer view that she can enjoy during her rare days off.

Sunday
Nov 2

7:30pm | 6:30c

Season 4, Episode 6

Soon-to-be-Wed couple looks for a place to call home in South Maui

Recently engaged Wayne Westcott and Sue Nuckols have lived most of their lives in the South and are proud of their Southern roots, but when they came to Maui for the first time, they knew it was where they wanted to start their new life together. With the help of broker JB Guard, they're searching for a house they can make their own and where they can have their grown children come to stay in their own piece of paradise.

Sunday
Nov 16

8:30pm | 7:30c

Season 5, Episode 6

A young couple explores options on Kauai.

Richard and Tessa McSwain love the outdoors but hate the long, dark winters in Boulder, Colorado. After visiting Richard's mother in Kauai several years ago, the couple fell in love with the island and waited for the right opportunity to make their move. Recently, Richard was offered work as a general contractor, and Tessa convinced her bosses to let her work remotely from the island. With jobs secured, the McSwains are ready to trade skiing for surfing, and have enlisted the help of Hawaii Life Broker Glenn Forman to find the perfect house or condo for their new life. Tessa is looking for extra space for her home office, as well as an updated kitchen, while Richard wants the perfect outdoor entertaining space to enjoy the gorgeous Kauai weather. And their new home must be close to all the new activities the couple is eager to pick up in paradise.

Sunday
Dec 21

8:30pm | 7:30c

Season 4, Episode 13

After struggling to find a home years ago, a Hawaii local resumes his search for the ideal property.

Christian Slocum was raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, but moved to Maui nearly a decade ago to open two photography stores on the island. Christian was used to a lot of space on the Big Island, but he instantly fell in love with how accessible everything in on Maui-whether he wants to surf, dirt bike, or just watch a sunset - it's all just a short drive away. Three years ago Christian contacted his friend, Hawaii Life Agent Amanda Kittle, to help him find a home. Unfortunately he grew frustrated with the lack of inventory and he put his search on the back burner. Now, Christian is ready to finally purchase the perfect home that fits his wish list - one with a great kitchen, a yard for entertaining, and a separate space to set up his own photography studio.

Wednesday
Dec 24

12:30pm | 11:30c

Season 6, Episode 13

Young Couple Relocate to Maui

Felipe and Kelley are avid surfers and always knew Hawaii was a great place for them to put down roots. The Hannel's are drawn to Maui's warm water temperatures, great waves, and the laid-back lifestyle. The young couple is focusing their home search to Kihei, on the South Shore of Maui. Their dream is to find a three bedroom, single family home with privacy and outdoor living space for BBQ's and parties, but they are also open to Condo living. Hawaii Life Agent, Alex Abreu, knows he has a tough job ahead since there are limited single family homes available within the Hannel's budget.

Monday
Oct 5

3:30am | 2:30c

Season 5, Episode 9

A Big Island native moves back home with his wife and three children.

David Ault was born on the Big Island but moved away at the age of seven. On a recent vacation to Hawaii with his wife Christi and their three children, David decided that they needed to move back to the place of his youth. With the help of Hawaii Life Agent Jené Green, the Aults will finally be saying aloha to a new life on the Big Island.

Sunday
Nov 22

9pm | 8c

Season 5, Episode 9

A Big Island native moves back home with his wife and three children.

David Ault was born on the Big Island but moved away at the age of seven. On a recent vacation to Hawaii with his wife Christi and their three children, David decided that they needed to move back to the place of his youth. With the help of Hawaii Life Agent Jené Green, the Aults will finally be saying aloha to a new life on the Big Island.

Monday
Nov 23

12am | 11c

Season 5, Episode 13

Setting Down Roots on Oahu

George and Lois Deuel have dreamed of living in Hawaii for over a decade. When George was given his most recent assignment and had the option of choosing Hawaii, he jumped on it. With the help of Hawaii Life Agent Sandra Sagisi Moser and ideas from their young son Lance, the Deuels struggle to decide which property is the perfect fit for them.

Monday
Nov 23

12:30am | 11:30c

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