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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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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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Chip in for Homeownership Golf Tournament! We'll talk about it tomorrow on the Team Lally Radio Show with our guest Reina Miyamoto of Hawaii HomeOwnership Center. Find our show on the iHeart app or listen tomorrow, Saturday on AM 830 KHVH at 11am. 
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What are homebuyers looking for in a home? Here are three things that you can do to prepare your home that will net you more money.

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Today we want to talk to you about how to maximize the sale of your home. There are things you need to do to your home that will cost you less money and stress if you start early. Even when the market is hot, buyers will still balk at dirty, cluttered homes with a lot of personal items strewn about.

Here’s what you need to do:

"It’s tough for buyers to imagine themselves living in your home with a lot of personal items strewn around."

1. Clean, clean, clean, and clean

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Hiring the right home inspector is one of the most important steps in the home buying process.

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One of the most important steps in your home buying process is to have a home inspection. So what can you do to make this crucial step easier? Hire the right home inspector.

To make sure you hire the right professional, make sure to work with someone who’s a member of ASHI. Members of ASHI (the American Society of Home Inspectors) subscribe to a high standard.

Also, you should inspect what you expect. If you suspect your roof is not in sound condition, get a roofing contractor to verify that for you. Do not just leave

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