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April 2016

There are 6 blog entries for April 2016.

What Other Realtors Won't Do To Sell Your Home

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Today we want to talk to you about what goes on behind the scenes to get your home sold. All in all, we do over 100 different things, but here’s a little list for you to get the gist.

  1. We do a title search. Most Realtors wait till you're in escrow.  If there are problems with your title we want to head those off now.
  2. We use a showing service. Potential buyers won’t have to wait for us to be done with our child’s soccer game to schedule a showing. Our service is open 7 days a
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Sell A Home Save A Keiki

Thank you so much taking the time to learn about the Sell A Home Save A Keiki movement. We struck ground on turning our keiki's wishes into a reality on Sunday, April 24th, 2016, and are working toward completing SellAHomeSaveAKeiki.org.

What is the Sell A Home Save A Keiki movement?

The Sell A Home Save A Keiki movement was started by a local Hawai'i real estate team, Team Lally, who are taking a stand for all children in need in Hawai'i. 

Team Lally is one of the top real estate teams in the Hawaii-California region, and has provide over 120 homes a year to Hawai'i families. 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

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The National Association of Realtors recently released their 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. The survey revealed many characteristics of both vacation home purchasers and investors. Two weeks ago, we posted on the vacation home market. Today, we want to concentrate on the investor real estate market.

The survey revealed that investment-home sales in 2015 jumped 7.0 percent to an estimated 1.09 million from 1.02 million in 2014.

Investors: More Sales and Higher Prices | Simplifying The Market

Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist discussed the increase in the number of sales:

"Despite a smaller share of distressed properties coming onto the market, investment purchases reversed course in 2015 after declining for four straight years. Steadily increasing home prices and strong

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Photo Credits to: Jane Bennett Clark, Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance (Yahoo Finance Article)  

During this time of low inventory housing markets, some agents are tapping an overlooked pool of potential sellers — retirees.

Seniors are a rapidly growing demographic, and they are the backbone of today’s housing market. Most are homeowners and some are taking advantage of a little known reverse mortgage product called the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage for Purchase (HECM).

With a HECM, senior citizens who own their home — even if it still has an outstanding mortgage balance — can sell their house, then use the proceeds to purchase something that suits their current life stage and never make a mortgage payment.

How? The HECM

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What a Career in Real Estate Is Really Like

 

Today we are excited to talk to you about what a career in real estate is like. Everyone’s perception of real estate seems to be that we are all reality television stars on Bravo, like Fredrik Eklund.

Although Atilio did meet Fredrik, we are not reality television stars. In fact, we are everyday people providing exceptional service, and we are currently looking for superstars to come and join us for the ride of a lifetime. The first step is attending our career night.

Please RSVP here to save your seat because they do fill up fast. At this event, you’ll learn everything you ever wanted to know about real estate, and you’ll learn things that will change your life forever.   We hope to see…
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Today we have Anastasia with us from Hawaii Pacific Property Management to give you four good reasons why allowing pets in your rental properties may be best for your bottom line as a real estate investor. You might think we’re crazy, but canines really can improve your bottom line! Here are four reasons why. 


  1. It takes less time to find a renter
  2. Tenants will stay longer
  3. Tenants with pets are usually more responsible
  4. Families with higher incomes own pets


Don’t forget that you can discriminate against…
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