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Copied and edited content from realtors are going down in the books as the most common form of rentals scams in Hawaii. Lets say a real landlord, property manager, or realtor writes up an amazing home description for their newly vacant home or apartment and posts it online for rent. Someone from anywhere in the world, lets call them a scammer will easily copy and paste the home description in a new ad, but will lower pricer than the other ad.  Prospective renters will pounce on the fake ad because of the appealing price. This type of scam is known as a "clone scam", this scam is targeted directly at someone who is too busy to see the property or renting off island and is willing to put down money sight unseen. Another giveaway are

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  HOME SALES DROP SLIGHTLY IN JULY, BUT DEMAND STILL STRONG — HBR released resale figures today for the month of July 2016. According to the analysis, using data collected, the statistics are: Single-Family Home Resales Number of Sales. This Month Compared To Median* Sales Price This Month Compared To July 2016 322 $746,000 July 2015 337 -4.5% $710,000 5.1% Condominium Resales Number of Sales This Month Compared To Median* Sales Price This Month Compared To July 2016 444 $400,000 July 2015 501 -11.4% $350,000 14.3% *Median price means half the prices were above and half below the given price.   During July 2016, sales of single-family homes decreased by 4.5 percent compared to July 2015, while condominium sales decreased by 11.4 percent…
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Today we’re joined by Julie Tumbaga, the vice president and regional manager of Old Republic Exchange Company, to help dispel some myths surrounding the 1031 exchange. A 1031 exchange is a way to defer paying capital gains tax. This applies only to investors. They sell or buy a property within a specific time, and if they have gain and they want to defer it, they have to do an exchange. Here are the top 10 misconceptions about the 1031 exchange:

  1. Like-Kind means you must exchange the same type of properties. Nope!
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We at Team Lally of Keller Williams Honolulu have assisted over 1000 families in Hawaii, and we strive to get every family in a home. Unfortunately, the Team Leader of Team Lally, Adrienne Lally know's that not everyone has a home in Hawai'i. "We're very happy to help so many families own a piece of paradise, but it's very sad to think about all the families that can't", said Adrienne. There are so many non-profit organizations with goals of helping homeless families, so we partnered with Project Hawaii Inc. Project Hawaii Inc. is a local non-profit that helps homeless children through summer camps, programs, essential supplies, and rehabilitation. 

Project Hawai'i, Inc., is a non-profit organization run 100% by volunteers and solely supported by…
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If you think we are able to make our videos on this blog with just one take, you are far from the truth. Although the finished product is polished, sometimes it takes us a while to get there.


We’re silly when we want to be, but
 serious when the time comes.

Today we’ve got a fun video to share with you. It’s the Team Lally blooper reel, and we know you’ll enjoy it. Although we take our time to give you the best information possible, sometimes we get sidetracked. We make mistakes because we’re human, but we…
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Are you finding yourself completely lost in the world of Pokémon? Are you constantly wondering about the possible rare Pokémon lurking nearby? Is the idea of being a gym master more exciting than going to an actual gym? Then come out Wednesday night (7/20/2016) to out to Kapolei and we'll happily support your night of hunting Pokémon. 

We at Team Lally of Keller Williams Honolulu, are hosting a Pokémon night that will keep you going as you search the Kapolei Regional Park area. The hunting grounds has a total 7 Poke stops and 1 gym that you can go to dominate. Thousands of Pokémon have been caught at this locatin

We will have free drinks and snacks, free charging stations, free wifi, and Pokémon  prize giveaways. Our office doors will be open to

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There are a lot of Oahu real estate agents to choose from when it comes to selling or buying a Oahu homes for sale. So, how can you be sure that you’re getting the best team to fit your needs as a Oahu home seller? Try asking these ten questions to a Realtor to find out whether he/she is worth their mettle. 

 1. How many Oahu homes have you sold in the last 12 months?  If you were needing brain surgery, I’m sure you would want a brain surgeon that has performed a lot of procedures and done them successfully. Remember to ask them how many homes…
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Oahu Moped RidersGov. David Ige signed a new law into place that will require all Hawaii mopeds to become safer on the roadways. 

Starting January 2017, all moped owners in Hawaii will be required to pay for annual vehicle registration, safety inspections and license plates.

All moped owners will have to pay an annual $27 registration fee, $12 higher than the previous $15 one-time fee.

Who was pushing to implement these new moped laws? The counties. Hawaii (Big Island) and Maui already require all moped owners to do annual safety inspections.

People who are in favor of the new Hawaii moped laws hope that this will crack down on illegal moped modifications. Some moped modifications allow owners to make their mopeds faster or louder.

With the new moped law in

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  It's summer time, homes and condos on Oahu are selling at a higher price point at this time of year than any other, so now is the ideal time to sell your home. A factor that can contribute to the rise in price for a home or condo is the amount of military families on Oahu. The Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard make up about 40,000 residents of Oahu's population, and this does not include all the local businesses and contractors that support them. A lot of military personnel receive orders to PCS (Permanent Change of Station) in the summer, which means military families are not only moving to Hawaii, but they are also moving out of Hawaii. This contributes to the amount of homes and condos on the market as well as their…
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