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17 Things to Know Before Moving to Maui | Pros, Cons & More

If you’ve ever visited Maui, you know that the island has a magical feel to it. Maybe that’s why nearly 5,000 people a year get married on Maui—and why its population has more than tripled since 1970. There’s just something about Maui. If you’ve fallen in love with Maui and you’re considering a move to the Valley Isle, there are a few things you should know before you relocate. We’ve had a team based in Kahului for the last 20+ years, and we’ve compiled a list of Maui must-knows for you—the pros, the cons, and everything in between. Our list will help you decide whether […]

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13 Things to Know Before Retiring in Hawaii

For some, Hawaii is a dream vacation destination. For others, Hawaii is home. For still others, Hawaii is a retirement goal. If you’re in that last group—and you want to retire in Hawaii—there are a few things you need to know before you make your final decision. After moving tens of thousands of individuals and families to the Aloha State, we’ve learned the ins and outs of living in Hawaii. Below, we’ll share the 13 must-knows for retirees so you can feel confident that you’re selecting a spot that’s perfect for you. #1: Hawaii Is Expensive As a retiree, you may be living on a […]

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Moving to Hawaii? Here Are The Top 10 Things You Need to Know!

A move to Hawaii is a big one, signaling big changes ahead. Even though Hawaii is a state, you’ll find that the culture on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island will likely be pretty different from where you’re living now. Plus, the logistics of living on an island will take a little getting used to. After moving tens of thousands of families and individuals to Hawaii, we’ve compiled a list of the most important things you need to know before making the leap. With this list in hand, you’ll get a good sense of what to expect once you arrive, as well as whether […]

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The 10 Best Places to Live in Canada

Canada is a huge country that stretches all the way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. It even extends all the way north to the Arctic Ocean, covering almost four million square miles in area in total. If you’re considering a move to Canada, deciding between Canada’s ten provinces and three territories might feel like a daunting task. In this article, we’ll help you narrow down your options with our list of the 10 best places to live in Canada. We’ll give you the bottom line on each location, plus some key stats and facts to help you zero in on the right destination […]

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Border Crossings: Requirements for Moving to Canada from the U.S.

As North American neighbors, the U.S. and Canada share several similarities, which means a relatively easy transition if you’re moving across the border. That said, because Canada is a separate country, there are certain regulations you’ll need to follow when moving your possessions (and your pets!) to Canada. Below, we’ll give you the full run-down on the requirements so you can make a smooth relocation between the U.S. and Canada. First, let’s take a quick look at how these two countries stack up. The U.S. and Canada by the Numbers Land Area: U.S. vs. Canada United States – 3.797 million mi² Canada – 3.855 million […]

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9 Things You Absolutely Need to Know Before Moving to Canada

Hundreds of thousands of people immigrate to Canada each year. In fact, from 2018-2019, 313,601 immigrants arrived in the country. (!) Although that number dropped to 284,157 the following year, the sheer number of arrivals to Canada indicates a continued interest in moving to the Great White North. Immigrants to Canada 239,083 – 2003-2004 313,601 – 2018-2019 284,157 – 2019-2020 If you plan to be one of the hundreds of thousands moving to Canada this year, there are a few things you should know before you take the leap. These nine must-knows will help you set your expectations for life in Canada, get settled quickly, […]

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