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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 .
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
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 6, Episode 13

Young Couple Relocates 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.

Monday
Nov 23
12am | 11c
Season 6, Episode 5

Single Mother Moves to Kauai

Janine Holstein is a single mother from Santa Monica, California, where she has been raising her son, Jotal. After working a demanding job, Janine traveled to Hawaii where she realized she needed to slow down her life. Even though it took a few years, Janine is finally ready to buy a one way plane ticket for her and her son to live their Hawaii life on Kauai. With the help of Hawaii Life broker, Carol Andrews, Janine will hopefully find the perfect home for her and her boy.

Friday
Dec 25
9am | 8c
Season 9, Episode 9

A Big Yard on the Big Island

While vacationing on the Big Island of Hawaii, Steve and Barbara's two children saw the ocean for the first time and never wanted to leave. Tired of the rough winters in Erie, Colorado, the couple decided to move to the island. Can their agent find this active family a house close to Waimea with a large yard for the kids to run and play?

Sunday
Dec 18
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 7, Episode 1

Mother and Daughter Ditch Heat in Houston for New Life On Kauai

Lisa has visited every state and even spent time in Guatemala, where Jacquilin was born, but the two have always felt that Hawaii was their home. So after twelve years of big city life in Houston, this mother and daughter duo is packing up and heading west to Kauai. With help from Hawaii Life broker JJ Leininger, they should be soaking up the cool Kauai breezes from their new home in no time.

Sunday
Dec 25
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 8

Single Mother Looks for a Home on Kauai

Rebecca Hart fell in love with Hawaii more than 10 years ago when she came to Oahu for college. After graduating, she knew she didn't want to return to her home in Minnesota, and after traveling the world, she is ready to plant her roots in Kauai. Very successful in her line of work, Rebecca works long hours as an autism specialist for the board of education and loves the fact that Kauai offers her a blissful getaway on the weekends from her often stressful career. Rebecca is a single mother to her 5-year-old daughter Kailani and loves the quality time Kauai allows them to spend together. With the budget of $400-600,000, Rebecca turns to Hawaii Life broker Miriam Permutter to help her and her daughter find a place where they can do yoga and plant their own garden.

Friday
Feb 24
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 10, Episode 1

Dreams Come True in Maui

After 25 years of dreaming, a California couple is finally ready to move to the sandy beaches of Maui. They both love the Lahaina area and would love to own a boat to put in the harbor. With the help of a local agent, they're checking out all the best Hawaiian homes where they can make a life together in paradise.

Sunday
Oct 1
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 10, Episode 12

Fishing to Farming on the Big Island

A couple with physically demanding, high-pressure jobs as fisherman in Seaside, Oregon, is ready for a change of pace. They fell in love with the Big Island during a vacation, now they're ready to find the perfect home where they can trade in fishing for a life of farming.

Monday
Oct 16
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 10, Episode 5

New Job and New Home on Oahu

A newly engaged couple has grown tired of rough Ohio winters and follows a job opportunity to Oahu. They've packed everything they own and are ready to enjoy the island's perfect weather and gorgeous landscape. They're hoping to find a home with an open concept and spacious yard -- will they find the perfect place?

Monday
Oct 30
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Wednesday
Apr 18
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 7, Episode 2

Chicagoan and His Dogs Leave Behind Snow for Surf and Sun on Oahu

Michael made his first trip to Oahu to escape the brutal Chicago winters, but as soon as he arrived in Honolulu he immediately knew he had to live there. He was so sure that he interviewed for a job while on vacation and a few weeks later, he was packing his bags. He's dreaming of a 2- or 3-bedroom place on the west side of Oahu where his dogs, Luke and Murphy, can play in the yard. Luckily, Hawaii Life agent Amie Bennis has a lot of options for him to check out.

Wednesday
Apr 25
7am | 6c

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