Time has flown by since I last wrote to you all. So many of you wrote back to me directly, after my last post. It gave me such an appreciation for your continued friendships across the planet all of these years. Most of you I’ve know outside of my real estate career. I must share, I was really taken by so many direct emails last post, from those of you I helped find their next home in the islands. Thank you for your trust and your friendship. It means more than you may realize.
I am writing this from my lovely NEW home in Austin, Texas. It is the first time I have bought brand new construction for myself, and I am thrilled to say the least. The real estate market in Austin is crazy. Perhaps worse, if not just as competitive as in Hawaii.
In all honesty, I feel like I won the lottery with my new home. Let me just say this however, the real estate processes in Austin differs a great deal from those on Oahu.
I will just leave it at that.
I am still an actively licensed realtor in Hawaii and keep updated from the Honolulu Board of Realtors, as well as other national resources. It appears this housing situation of supply and demand will continue as it is currently for some time to come. I have a wonderful network of a few key agents, that I have partnered with in Hawaii, whom I communicate with regularly. So even though I am not physically on island myself, if you or a friend need help, I know which agent to refer you to if something comes up.
In less than a month I will be flying back to my beloved ohana (family) in the islands. It is the longest I have ever been away from them all. My beautiful great nieces and nephews have grown and changed so much in the three years I have been away. It was never my intention to be gone that long from family and friends, when I left the islands.
Thank you Covid.
As soon as I received my second dose all I could think of was booking that flight home. The two weeks I will be on Oahu will fly by for certain. The good news is that Hawaiian Airlines now has non-stop service from Austin to Honolulu, since April of this year.
Did someone say, “Bookem’ Danno”?!!
Yes, I am a Texas resident now, but my family remains on Oahu. As I share with new friends here in Austin—I will always have Hawaii in my life. As the saying goes, “You can take the girl from the islands, but you can’t take the islands out of the girl.”
Lucky Live Hawaii? Most definitely! I cannot wait to see a few dear friends, while I am back. And I cannot wait to HUG and hold my loved ones, I have missed more than anyone can imagine.
Happy Aloha Friday my friends!! A hui ho—indeed.