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Firsthand Home Buying Experience in Puako From a Hawaii Realtor

As a Realtor, I am fortunate enough to be exposed to many homes and areas that most people don’t see on a daily basis. I was so blessed to find Puako in 2007 while on a Broker Tour of homes. At that moment, I knew I had found my future home and made it my personal intention to live here…I say “here” because that is exactly what happened 3 months later!

puako sunset

Buying Property in Puako

It all began with a small pupu (Hawaiian word for hors d’oeuvres) party I planned so we could watch the new movie, “The Secret.” After we watched the movie, my friend, Ben, said he had made a mistake and shown his wife, Sue, Puako…now she wanted to live there! I said I did, too, so let’s make an intention that we would!

Seriously, the next week was another Broker Tour and I saw a sign on a property that was on the mauka (mountain) side of the road…it was not open for the tour, so I called the agent to get an appointment to see it as soon as possible.

front yard puako home

I ran through the two houses being offered on a CPR lot (Condominium Provision Regime)…meaning the ownership could be held separately. I called Ben and told him I had found our Puako homes. I wrote an offer for each of us and we got the deal, just by moments, as another offer came in right after ours was accepted!

Puako Life: No Place Like Home

It is now 2013 and I just bought another mauka home in Puako with my partner in life, Johnny, that we plan to remodel and live in for the rest of our happy, blessed lives!

I live, work, and play in my favorite place on the planet! You too can make it happen, set that intention and find your piece of paradise!

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Susan Sullivan

November 22, 2013

You are truly amazing!! And I can’t think of anyone in the world who is more deserving of having their dreams of living in Puako come true. You are the personification of Aloha, and Puako is lucky to have you and Johnny as caretakers of such a glorious area. Thank you for introducing me to Puako and the Kohala Coast last May, and exposing me to the Hawaiian lifestyle. Keep up the good work!!

Susan Sullivan

November 22, 2013

You are truly amazing!! And I can’t think of anyone in the world who is more deserving of having their dreams of living in Puako come true. You are the personification of Aloha, and Puako is lucky to have you and Johnny as caretakers of such a glorious area. Thank you for introducing me to Puako and the Kohala Coast last May, and exposing me to the Hawaiian lifestyle. Keep up the good work!!

Kristal Butcher

November 22, 2013

I thank you for introducing me to Puako and my intention is set to live there as well. Thanks for sharing your love for such a fantastic place to live.

Kristal Butcher

November 22, 2013

I thank you for introducing me to Puako and my intention is set to live there as well. Thanks for sharing your love for such a fantastic place to live.

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