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Jo Akeo

VA Loan SpecialistNMLS: 733290

C: 808-741-7123

Janice “Jo” Akeo has a passion for guiding her clients through complex financial processes that many find daunting. Born and raised on the island of O’ahu in the Windward towns of Kaneohe and Kailua, Jo graduated from Kamehameha Schools Kalapama Campus and attended the University of Hawaii’s Windward Community College. While pursuing her academic goals, Jo began what was to become a 22 year career with Bank of Hawaii. There, she perfected her customer service skills and developed a knack for financial problem solving.

Jo, her husband, their two children, and their two dogs live in Punalu’u where she stays busy running around the island with kids’ activities. But when it’s downtime, she packs up her family and heads to the beach! Surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, and playing in the waves are some of their favorite things to do.

An Interesting Fact about Jo:When she gets control of the TV remote, you can find her binge watching episodes of Dr. Who or Star Trek.

Testimonials about Janice's work

Fabian L.

"Amazing, Easy, Safe"

"Janice was amazing. I am so thankful for her hard work and for her being open to answer any questions I had. I am a first time homebuyer and honestly the experience was a little scary. But I truly felt safe working with Janice and I always felt that she was just an email or quick phone call away. I cant thank her enough. Go Janice!"

"Amazing, Easy, Safe"

Fabian L.

"Janice was amazing. I am so thankful for her hard work and for her being open to answer any questions I had. I am a first time homebuyer and honestly the experience was a little scary. But I truly felt safe working with Janice and I always felt that she was just an email or quick phone call away. I cant thank her enough. Go Janice!"

Jose G.

"Convenient, Friendly, Good"

"Working with Jo was really great.  She kept me informed at all times and really did every thing she could to contact me when ever there was a change. Absolutely wonderful working with her."

"Convenient, Friendly, Good"

Jose G.

"Working with Jo was really great.  She kept me informed at all times and really did every thing she could to contact me when ever there was a change. Absolutely wonderful working with her."

David G.

"Professional, Excellent, Dedicated"

"Dear Jo, Mahalo for all your hard work and dedication. You made the experience of getting our VA loan seem easy. I'm grateful for all your support and diligence. You are the ultimate professional and performed way above and beyond excellence. From my family to yours THANK YOU! We are proud to call you our friend and part of our family. You are always welcome in my home. Mi casa es tu casa!! David, Ana, Kawika and Amariani"

"Professional, Excellent, Dedicated"

David G.

"Dear Jo, Mahalo for all your hard work and dedication. You made the experience of getting our VA loan seem easy. I'm grateful for all your support and diligence. You are the ultimate professional and performed way above and beyond excellence. From my family to yours THANK YOU! We are proud to call you our friend and part of our family. You are always welcome in my home. Mi casa es tu casa!! David, Ana, Kawika and Amariani"

Raymond K.

"Responsive, Helpful, Simple"

"The home buying process has the potential to be longer and more difficult than anticipated. However, working with Jo Akeo and Hawaii VA Loans made this process quick and simple for us! From timely and helpful responses to all our questions large and small, to support for organizing closing whilst I was traveling abroad and my husband was on the mainland, Jo and her team made sure we were up to date with all the information for our purchase. Thank you so much to Jo and her team for helping us make home ownership a reality!"

"Responsive, Helpful, Simple"

Raymond K.

"The home buying process has the potential to be longer and more difficult than anticipated. However, working with Jo Akeo and Hawaii VA Loans made this process quick and simple for us! From timely and helpful responses to all our questions large and small, to support for organizing closing whilst I was traveling abroad and my husband was on the mainland, Jo and her team made sure we were up to date with all the information for our purchase. Thank you so much to Jo and her team for helping us make home ownership a reality!"

Florante C.

"Helpful, Patient, Expeditious"

"My wife and I had a lot of debt from credit cards/loans. I heard from a lot of my coworkers that I could refinance my house and pay off my debt. I didn't know the details about refinancing a VA loan, but I knew we had a lot of equity in our home. I decided to contact the Hawaii VA Loans office in Kapolei. I was connected to Jo and I told her that I planned to do a VA Home Refinance. She told me all the stuff I needed to bring and we scheduled a meeting the next day. As soon as I stepped in the office, I didn't know what to expect, but everyone in the office was very welcoming. Jo sat me down and she went over the whole VA refinance process. She went into detail and took the time to explain everything to me. After our first meeting, she had a plan set for me, and by the next day, she was already hard at work. From that point, the rest of the process went by fairly quick. She constantly communicated with me and she kept me informed during the whole process. Even after I was done with the VA refinance, she kept tabs on me and my wife to ensure that everything went well. There are many instances where you can tell when someone only wants your business and not care about your family, but I felt that Jo really cared about our family's interest. I will definitely recommend Hawaii VA Loans to anyone and I will definitely point them to Jo. I am very thankful to Hawaii VA Loans for their help and making this process an easy one."

"Helpful, Patient, Expeditious"

Florante C.

"My wife and I had a lot of debt from credit cards/loans. I heard from a lot of my coworkers that I could refinance my house and pay off my debt. I didn't know the details about refinancing a VA loan, but I knew we had a lot of equity in our home. I decided to contact the Hawaii VA Loans office in Kapolei. I was connected to Jo and I told her that I planned to do a VA Home Refinance. She told me all the stuff I needed to bring and we scheduled a meeting the next day. As soon as I stepped in the office, I didn't know what to expect, but everyone in the office was very welcoming. Jo sat me down and she went over the whole VA refinance process. She went into detail and took the time to explain everything to me. After our first meeting, she had a plan set for me, and by the next day, she was already hard at work. From that point, the rest of the process went by fairly quick. She constantly communicated with me and she kept me informed during the whole process. Even after I was done with the VA refinance, she kept tabs on me and my wife to ensure that everything went well. There are many instances where you can tell when someone only wants your business and not care about your family, but I felt that Jo really cared about our family's interest. I will definitely recommend Hawaii VA Loans to anyone and I will definitely point them to Jo. I am very thankful to Hawaii VA Loans for their help and making this process an easy one."

James K.

"Attentive, Professional, Responsive"

"Janice "Jo" Akeo was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was amazingly proactive and responsive to our inquiries."

"Attentive, Professional, Responsive"

James K.

"Janice "Jo" Akeo was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was amazingly proactive and responsive to our inquiries."

Keith W.

"Professional, Knowledgeable, Courteous"

"Janice "Jo" Akeo VA Specialist worked tirelessly with us providing answers and help at all hours of the day or evening. I will recommend Hawaii VA Loans to anyone and will particularly recommend "Jo". She is a joy to work with and exceptionally patient. She really kept the ball moving through the whole process of buying a home."

"Professional, Knowledgeable, Courteous"

Keith W.

"Janice "Jo" Akeo VA Specialist worked tirelessly with us providing answers and help at all hours of the day or evening. I will recommend Hawaii VA Loans to anyone and will particularly recommend "Jo". She is a joy to work with and exceptionally patient. She really kept the ball moving through the whole process of buying a home."

Jason M.

"Simple. Interesting, Grateful"

"I think Jo was great, very informative and stayed in top of things.  She was honest upfront and told us what to expect and it was true."

"Simple. Interesting, Grateful"

Jason M.

"I think Jo was great, very informative and stayed in top of things.  She was honest upfront and told us what to expect and it was true."

Brandi B.

"Knowledgeable, Helpful, Understanding"

"Jo was our loan officer and she was very understanding, patient, and knowledgeable throughout the whole process. We are very happy to have worked with her and Hawaii VA Loans!"

"Knowledgeable, Helpful, Understanding"

Brandi B.

"Jo was our loan officer and she was very understanding, patient, and knowledgeable throughout the whole process. We are very happy to have worked with her and Hawaii VA Loans!"

Timothy M.

"Painless, Stress-free, Helpful"

"Jo Akeo my VA Specialist who help me through the loan process was very helpful and professional. My job made it difficult for me to meet during normal hours but she would go out of her way to meet after hours or on the weekend to help guide me through the process. What could have been a stressful process Jo helped make it painless and pleasant."

"Painless, Stress-free, Helpful"

Timothy M.

"Jo Akeo my VA Specialist who help me through the loan process was very helpful and professional. My job made it difficult for me to meet during normal hours but she would go out of her way to meet after hours or on the weekend to help guide me through the process. What could have been a stressful process Jo helped make it painless and pleasant."

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