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Our current market trends may affect your opportunities as a buyer or seller. Here’s what they are.

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If you’re looking to buy or sell in 2019, there are four trends you should be looking at:

1. Inventory is growing. Sellers won’t be able to enjoy the market they were used to in the past.

2. Affordability will decrease. As interest rates rise, it’ll be harder for buyers to afford homes. And if more buyers are knocked out the market, sellers will need to be more open to negotiation.

3. Millennials make up the majority of buyers. They’re now accounting for 45% of mortgages, and some of these millennials are

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In July of 2017, The previous owner of Pillar to Post asked him to help out and ever since, he loves the industry and has learned everything about home inspection from Nathan Baker. He is currently the lead inspector for Pillar to Post on Oahu. He talks about how he got connected in the company and step-by-step tips in getting ready to sell/buy a home with the help a home inspection.

Who is Kenji Vendetta?   Our guest today was Born in Hilo, raised in Honolulu then later on in Waianae. He graduated from Maile Bible School and loves to bowl and play sports with kids. He is currently the lead inspector for Pillar to PostHome Inspection Services in Oahu.


To reach Kenji, you may

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Our featured guest today in this episode of the Team Lally Radio Show is Michael Wong, he is the Program Development Coordinator for the Laulima Giving Program with the Keiki Ka Aina. He talks about their program that focus educate children to strengthen families in rich communities and perpetuate culture. He also talks about the Laulima Giving Program who brings companies and individuals together to help needy families in Hawaii.

Also in this episode: Quotes of the Day, Tips of the week, and special events.

Who is Michael Wong?

He Graduated with a BS in Education, has been a teacher, Coach and Athletic Director for 20 years, and a Media Sales Consultant since 1994. He is

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The Oahu housing market started the new year with a jump in the number of homes and condos for sale. According to the Honolulu Board of Realtors, new listings of single family homes increased by 21.8% while condominium listings increased by 18.8%. 

But sales for single family homes were down 2.4% and prices were down slightly to $767,500. Condo sales also dropped by 12.8* and the median price dropped to $399,000.

According to Jenny Brady, the president of HBR the strength of Oahu’s housing market is still good and balanced market, January is usually a slow month for people, usually some are still not thinking about it after holidays, but the effect of the federal government shutdown may have played a role and had a big effect of the loans

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Before you start looking at homes, there are a few things you need to know.

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There are many pieces to the home buying puzzle, so today we’ll be going over the biggest things you need to be aware of when you decide to jump into the market:
1. Get pre-approved. The biggest mistake people make is looking at homes before being pre-approved. Without a pre-approval, you don’t look serious about buying a home.   2. Focus on the mortgage payment rather than the amount. Look at what you’ll be paying monthly instead of how big of a loan you qualify for. Though you may be able to get a pricier home, you may not be…
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 Taylor Bramwell on the Team Lally Radio Show Our featured guest in this episode of the Team Lally Radio show is Taylor Bramwell, Marketing Director of Kilauea Pest Control. Taylor tells the story of how he made the jump from Sports Science to working in marketing with Kilauea Pest Control. Taylor goes through the various services they provided and some of the strategies they deploy. Taylor also give some tips and general advice about dealing with various types of pest in your home.   Also in this episode: Quotes of the day, Tips of the week, special events, this week's Open houses and Coming soon listings. 

  Who is Taylor Bramwell?

Taylor attended Myron B. Thompson Academy and graduated from Brigham Young University - Hawaii in 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and…
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Karwin Sui and Dawn Pasikala on the Team Lally Radio Show   This week on the Team Lally Radio show, our special guests are Karwin Sui and Dawn Pasikala of National Kidney Foundation of Hawai’i. Our guests told their story of how they got to Hawaii. They talked about what the National Kidney Foundation of Hawai’i does and gave some recommendations for starting the new year right. Karwin and Dawn also talk about some exciting programs the NKFH has line up in 2019.
Also in this episode: Quotes of the day, Tips of the week, special events, this week's Open houses and Coming soon listings. 

  Who is Karwin Sui and Dawn Pasikala?

Karwin Sui moved to Hawaii from the Bay Area about a year ago and enjoys snorkeling and going to the beach with her partner and 2 dogs. She was drawn to National Kidney…
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DECEMBER RECAP - MEDIAN HOMES IN OAHU REMAIN STABLE

As a recap for the whole 2018 market, the number of sales declined from one year ago and the median price paid for a single family home increased by 4.6 percent, while the median condominium price rose by 3.7 from 2017. Median prices for both single-family homes and condominiums set new records in 2018, the median price for condominiums hit of $435,000 while for a single family home reached a record of $812,500 in September.

While sales slowed and inventory of active listings increased in the last few months of 2018, December home prices remained very stable” said Darryl Macha, 2018 of the Honolulu Board of Realtors. “ We began to see a shift in the market during the last quarter of the year as

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Order Your Cupcakes

 

Today we want to talk to you about cupcakes.

We give away gourmet cupcakes every year around this time. These cupcakes are made from scratch with a delicious cream cheese topping, just in time for the Valentine holiday with your loved one.
 
Your cupcakes will be available for pickup at our office the day before Valentine's Day, and you can take full credit for the cupcakes. We won’t tell.

Now you're asking yourself, "How do I get these cupcakes?" Well, if you're one of our awesome clients, all you have to do is click here and fill in your information.

To sweeten the deal, the first 20 people to post a picture of their cupcakes on Team Lally's Facebook page or Instagram with the hash tag #teamlally will win a $10

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Bruce Ayres on the Team Lally Radio Show   This week on the Team Lally Radio show, our special guest is Bruce Ayres of Good Clean Foods Hawaii. Bruce tells the story of how he and his wife made the move to Hawaii. He goes on to discuss how he started working with Good Clean Food Hawaii, the products and services they offer and a glimpse into the different meal plan menus they provide. We talk about what makes Good Clean Food Hawaii the best choice for meal delivery in Oahu.   Also in this episode: Quotes of the day, Tips of the week, special events, this week's Open houses and Coming soon listings. 

  Who is Bruce Ayres?

Bruce Ayres was born in Pensacola, FL into a Navy Family which took him all over the world, he went to Florida State University in 2007 and…
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