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 In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, do you think of the time you’ll get to spend with family and friends? Do you think of all the things you’re grateful for? Do you think of pies getting smashed into surprised faces?

These are the main things we look forward to before the holiday, and a Thanksgiving feast isn’t complete without the perfect dessert flying into your mouth, nose, and eyes: An aerodynamic and delicious pumpkin pie. 

We at Team Lally are always thinking of how thankful we are for you, our clients. We also always think of

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Our guest today is a retired Marine of nearly 30 years. He served as pilot of Marine One under several presidents and was an executive with the state Department of Education. He recently served as the President and CEO of Pacific Historic Pacific Parks, and was the former superintendent, office of school facilities and support services for the Hawaii Dept. of Education. He is also a member of the Affordable Hawaii Coalition and is here today to talk about a proposed constitutional amendment to be voted on in November’s General Election, please welcome our guest today, Ray L’Heureux.

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There’s a proposed amendment to the Hawaii constitution that’s up on the ballot next month. Here’s some more information on the measure and its potential impact.

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Today we want to talk to you about the Hawaii Constitution, which will be subject to change by voters in the coming general election.

Specifically, the ballot asks, “Shall the legislature be authorized to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on investment real property to be used to support public education?”

Check out this video from four of our or past Hawaii governors. They have done the research and are suggesting you vote NO.

"Our cost

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We are sending 4 lucky winners to see Bruno Mars this November.  There are many ways to enter yourself and raise your chances of winning. This page will be updated periodically. See details below.

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From June 1st to November 30th is hurricane season for Hawai'i. A season of powerful storms that can be life-threatening as well as cause serious property-threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. Here is some helpful information as you plan before and after hurricanes. 

Hurricane Kit

Make sure your hurricane kit includes:

  • Flashlights & extra bulbs
  • Battery-operated radio
  • Battery-operated lanterns
  • Batteries (in different sizes!)  
  • Matches 
  • First aid kit
  • Duct tape
  • Rain gear
  • Gas powered stove
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fill your car’s gas tank.
  • Toilet paper 
  • Clean clothes
  • Extra blankets
  • Extra cash

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As hurricane season approaches many of us cross our fingers with those hard rains we hope we won't notice any surprise leaks in our homes. By taking an afternoon to thoroughly inspect your home yourself (or hire professionals for more involved jobs) for signs of damage that might allow water to leak in, you can avoid costly repair bills after the damage has been done! Not sure where to begin? Use our hurricane checklist.

Check Your Roof and Gutters

Maintaining your roof and gutters is one of the most important steps in planning home protection from hurricane season. These are the easiest ways that water can sneak in to your home.

Maintaining Your Roof

Keep an eye out for cracks on the ridge of your roof, and make sure that the shingles are

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If you’ve been thinking about selling your home, competition may be coming sooner than you think.



Home inventory has been climbing steadily

It’s not surprising to see a good number of homeowners are choosing to list their home during the summer months due to buyer demand being much higher than what the current inventory of homes can accommodate. WIth the last quarter of the year approaching fast, more competition from other sellers will probably have an impact on how soon you choose the sell, especially if you have been holding off for the best time to do so.


We have seen a steady rise in the number of new listings and active listings each month since the beginning of 2018 and the trend has continued in July.  This translates to a

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This is not a dream, we are giving away a Hawaii getaway trip!  The lucky winner will receive two round trip tickets to Hawaii and hotel accommodations for free.  There are many ways to enter yourself and raise your chances of winning. This page will be updated weekly.

Rules

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  • Must not reside on Oahu.

Ways to win

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Trust your referrals with Hawaii's #1 Real Estate Team!

Value: 10 tickets 

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The number of sold homes in Oahu continues to rise this year and this might be the best time to list your home for sale.

 


The number of homes sold continues to rise

If you watch the trends in the Oahu home market yearly, you'll know that things heats up this time of the year, and 2018 is no exception. This trend is expected to continue in the second half of the year. The data in June 2018 shows that the number of new listings and closed sales on Oahu has increased significantly compared to earlier in the year.  


 

There were 514 new single family homes listed in June compared to 377 in February of this year. As for closed sales in June, there were 365 single family homes closed compared to 217 in February.  There were 547 condos closed

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2018 Firework Show In Oahu

Every year, the choices for a fun Independence Day are better than ever. No matter where you live, Leeward or Windward, there is a place for you on Oahu. Here is a list of some of the more popular places to see the rocket's red glare. If you're considering having your own backyard fireworks celebration, be sure to brush up on Oahu fireworks law before you do so! Otherwise, here are some great places you can go to see the firework extravaganzas:

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Ala Moana Park Firework Show On Fourth Of July

Ala Moana Park

Join 60,000 spectators as join celebrate 4th of July at one of the biggest firework extravaganzas in the entire state.  Visitors can enter Ala Moana Beach Park to secure their spot to view the fireworks on July 3rd. 

Rules:

No alcohol, no

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