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By:  Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman

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My home is where I choose to make it. And I made it here in Hawaii!

Whether it be the military or retirees that are relocating to Hawaii our islands offer a paradise that is unmatched.  Why?  We are the 50th state. The ALOHA state. Our beautiful scenery and tropical warm weather compliment the word "paradise". WE ARE the gateway to the Orient, Australia and the Continental United States. Makapuu

Please click here for a special virtual tour of my home, Hawaii.  

Our population is so diverse and unique in culture with such a large number of ethnic groups and defines our local life. In the last 200 years Hawaii has become home to such ethnic groups of Hawaiian, Polynesian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Marshallese, Guamanian, African American, Caucasian, Vietnamese, Filipino, Portugese..... And these are just to name a few! Now this also makes for a variety of different foods!

There are so many neighborhoods to choose from according to personal criteria.

  • Mountain preference? So you can have your own little hideaway looking down on the city or ocean!
  • Oceanside preference? With open restaurants to view the ocean scenery!
  • Suburban preference? And close to all the shopping centers and malls!
  • City preference? Close to work, city life, night life!
  • Country preference?  Agricultural or just wide open space!

 It's at your beck and call. Sometimes a client of mine will get discouraged after walking into several homes. I reassure them and recite my same line,  "You will feel it and instantly know...when you walk into that right home". The neighborhood will surely be the first point. Secondly, it will be the criteria for the house, townhouse, or condo that will bring you closer to home ownership.

 My personal experience: I grew up in Mililani, Hawaii which is centrally located on the island of Oahu and it is 5 minutes from the townhouse we bought in Waipio Gentry. This is our little "home". 

What were the important features in my choosing this townhouse?

  • Neighborhood. (Located in a nice townhouse community this immediately struck me as the place I wanted to live. Quiet, orderly, neat in appearance and grounds are immaculate) 
  • Security guards riding around in golf carts all night long. (nothing that was reported but makes for a great deterent!)
  • Maintenance fees were low. (that tells me that our Association budgets well and takes care of our community)
  • Pool and cabana recreation area. (not that we have ever gone there...but sure is a nice feature in case we do!)
  • Covered parking. (carport syle parking and covers my nice car so droppings from birds and trees are minimal)
  • Just the right size (small but enough for us and our doggie)
  • Fenced in small courtyard (for my orchid garden and for the poochie to bathe in the warm sunshine
  • Definitely affordable (our real estate is one of the highest in the nation...so ...this is the price I pay to live in paradise)

We all find our little niche for what Makes a House a Home. It could be the neighborhood, state, climate or just the house itself. 

So, What makes a House a Home for me?  Hawaii Is My "Home". No matter what "House" I choose to live in...that house will be my home because I live in Hawaii. I love Hawaii.

 

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocating to Hawaii, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents. Website: www.hawaiihomesmarket.com

  

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Stephanie Edwards-Musa
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Hey, I started to read this at 6 am and the music almost woke up my boy so I closed it. Sorry, I'm back.

You did an awesome job on this one! Looks great!

May 22, 2007 10:40 AM #15
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Paul Anyanwu
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Sally, thats great i rate this post a 5 tastefully done
May 22, 2007 10:45 AM #16
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Steph: Thanks..,.thought the added video would be good for public viewing.

Paul:  Wow...thanks!

May 22, 2007 10:53 AM #17
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Sally- Very Very nice job! Did you post this on localism? I loved the virtual tour!
May 22, 2007 12:05 PM #18
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Alecia: You can see if I posted by seeing if it's in Hawaii and Honolulu County...by ratings at the top...and groups I posted in. So, yeah I did...and glad you liked the tour!
May 22, 2007 12:28 PM #19
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Thesa Chambers
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Sally - Your entry is great - It will be hard to top that one
May 22, 2007 02:17 PM #20
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Thesa:  I don't think so...I mean...take a look at some of those entries....well, if anything whenever these come up I join up just so I can write more for localism.  Thanks for your kind comments and support all the time!
May 22, 2007 02:47 PM #21
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Chris Griffith
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I just stare at the dreamy blue water.  It doesn't even look real.  You have our water beat, for sure!
May 23, 2007 12:02 AM #22
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Chris:  I've been all over the world...including Turkey along the ocean with it's aquamarine clear waters....but nothing beats our deep blue sea!
May 23, 2007 04:15 AM #23
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Danny Smith
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Sally, If I could have a view like that it would definitely be home!
May 23, 2007 12:53 PM #24
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Danny:  I'll be posting very shortly pictures I took today...stay tuned!
May 23, 2007 12:54 PM #25
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Robert Cramer
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Sally, Great Post!  "My home is where I choose to make it." ..... What a powerful statement, and oh so true.

Good Luck in the contest!  Woo Hoo

May 24, 2007 12:15 PM #26
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Robert:  Thanks bud for visiting me and giving me your support!  Have a WooHoo kind of day!
May 24, 2007 12:23 PM #27
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Ann Cummings
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Hi Sally - what a nice post this is!  I so did not want your tour of Hawaii to end - I wanted to see more and more and more..........  great post!

Ann

May 24, 2007 12:29 PM #28
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Ann:  Got more up on other ones if you got time!  I love doing these tour thingy's...thanks for the compliment!
May 24, 2007 01:57 PM #29
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Sally.... some good points, that you home could be the state that you live in, or the neighborhood, or the climate. This certainly was a different twist. Thanks for sharing this. And as Chris mentioned, I love the water there... what a pretty blue.

                                                                                                              jeff belonger

May 24, 2007 04:09 PM #30
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Wow...I was on yours when you were on mine....wo...not woo.....wo...some psychic connection stuff going on...haha!  Thanks...yours was like I was in the house with you guys!
May 24, 2007 04:14 PM #31
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What were you doing in our house without me knowing about it?   lol Yes, some psychic thing. ;o)

                                                                                                              jeff belonger

 

May 24, 2007 04:28 PM #32
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Hey Jeff...you invited me in....don't you remember?
May 24, 2007 04:32 PM #33
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Paula Henry
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Sally - Living in Hawaii is a dream for most and you get to live the dream everyday. Your love for your home is evident and the pictures beautiful!
May 26, 2007 05:47 AM #34
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