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.
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.
Helicopter pilot Julie Fung's high-flying job has taken her all over the US for work, but she's always wanted to fly the friendly skies above Hawaii. When a job opened up with a helicopter company on Oahu, she immediately applied and made the big move. Now she's finally ready to put down some roots on Oahu and buy her first condo with the help of Hawaii Life Agent Alison Wisnom. Julie's hopes are sky-high though and her lengthy wishlist does not match her tiny budget for a place in Honolulu, one of the most expensive cities in the world.
Air Force Intelligence Officer Clint Kinchen and his wife Kallie have been lucky enough to have moved from their hometown in Louisiana to Okinawa and now to Oahu on orders form the military. But now that they have two young kids, they're ready to find a place to settle down. With the help of Hawaii Life agent Amie Bennis, the Kinchen's are hoping to find a home in a family friendly area with space for Clint's retired mom, who has moved in with them, to help raise their young family in paradise.
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.
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.
Michael Anderson and Louis Garcia are longtime partners who recently moved to Honolulu with their four dogs after years of living in Los Angeles. Tired with the city life, Michael and Louis are looking for a new home that will help them reconnect with the reason they moved to Hawaii in the first place?their love of the outdoors. With the help of Hawaii Life agent Annie Mendoza, Michael and Louis look at a variety of properties that show them the best examples of Big Island country living.
Jade and Jenny Rassmussen met in high school in Chico, California and spent years traveling the world together before having their daughter, Kiana. When they visited Hawaii, the importance of ohana, or family, really spoke to them, and they decided this was the spot they'd like to raise their young daughter. Hawaii Life agent Kristi Cotton hopes to find the Rassmussen's a home with enough space for their family to stay and visit from California, but most of all, a killer view of that famous Kona coastline.
John and Annie Caudell married five years ago, but have yet to find a home of their own on the Big Island. John was born and raised on the island, while Annie moved to Hawaii from the Philippines nine year ago. The couple loves the variety of landscapes the Big Island has to offer-from lush rain forests to secluded beaches to an active volcano. And most importantly, the Big Island is where their families live, and they are eager to expand their own family. The Caudell's have sought the help of Hawaii Life Broker Minoo Ellison to locate a single family home in the Kona area, one that hopefully offers a spectacular view.
Matthew and Malia met in the military and immediately bonded over their mutual Hawaiian ancestry. Now, after years of married life in Georgia, the Givens have decided to relocate their family to Hawaii to reconnect with their heritage and pass it along to their three children. After connecting with Big Island agent Julie Edens, Matthew and Malia search for a home that fits the needs of their growing family as well as Matthew's desire to live near a golf course.
When Michelle, a yoga therapist, met Ricardo, a chef, in their hometown of Dallas, TX, she already knew she wanted to live on the Big Island. A few years into their relationship, Ricardo fell in love with the Big Island too, and the couple agreed to leave their lives in Dallas behind for a more tranquil life in the Puna District of Hawaii Island. With the help of Hawaii Life agent Evan Clarke, Michelle and Ricardo look for a home with space for Michelle's mainland clients to visit and experience their cozy yoga retreat and a yard to grow a large vegetable garden.
Kaleo and Sarah Amadeo are Maui natives that live on the island of Maui with their four young children. Kaleo is an avid surfer, paddleboarder, and all-around "water man" and is looking to relocate his family back to neighborhoods along Maui's scenic North Shore. After meeting with experienced Hawaii Life agent Georgie Hunter and explaining their need for space and beach access, the Amadeos look at a diverse variety of properties, from a fully finished move-in ready homes, to fixer-uppers that will offer them a better value for their dollar.
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.
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