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September 2016

There are 8 blog entries for September 2016.

You've heard about her and her team Pacific Rim Mortgage on the Team Lally Radio show. It's time to hear more from the Mortgage Genius, Jodie Tanga! Listen in to find out how she earned the title of Mortgage Genius and her honorary title Krispy Kreme queen. Learn what sets Jodie and her team apart in the mortgage industry for eleven years and how they can help you, along with Team Lally, become a homeowner.    Also in this show: Tips of the week. The all new Attilio's Joke of the week. Team Lally's 11th Client Appreciation Party  and how you can Join Team Lally and our Career Night!   Who is Jodie Tanga?   Jodie Tanga is the President of Pacific Rim Mortgage and holds the title of Mortgage Genius. She is from Kailua, Hawaii.…
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  There will be food, drinks, and the possibility of winning a free yacht trip at our 11th annual client appreciation event.
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We’re pleased to invite you to our 11th annual client appreciation event on Saturday, October 29th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We’re excited to announce that this year we will be hosting it at a new venue: the Aloun Farms here in Kapolei—just in time for their pumpkin festival. We will provide admission, food, drinks, and a free pumpkin. We will be having Storybook Entertainment Disney Princesses Cinderella and Elsa from Frozen for photo opportunities. There will also be a raffle for the…
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We are here today to talk to you about property taxes. Currently, the minimum basic home exemption is $80,000. For homeowners age 65 and up, the exemption is $120,000.

To qualify, you must own and occupy the property as your primary residence, and your ownership must be recorded at the Bureau of Conveyance. You must file a claim by September 30th preceding the tax year of which you claim the exemption in order to get it.   “
Your claim must be filed by September 30.

There are other exemptions you should be aware of besides the single-home one, like exemptions for totally disabled veterans, low-income rental housing, and more.

Check out the website for the City of Honolulu’s Department of Budget and…
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  OAHU REAL ESTATE MARKET IS STRONG IN AUGUST - As the summer comes to an end, the Oahu real estate market picked up speed and slightly in price. The average days on market for Oahu condos sold 17% quicker than last month, a 3 days difference at 15 days on market. However the average sales prices slightly dropped 1%. Don't let the 1% price drop fool you, in the month of August, Oahu Realtors helped close a total of 481 homes, a noticeable difference than the previous month. In August, Oahu Realtors sold 8% more than August,  37 more homes sold than the month of July. Momentum has also increased in for single family homes on Oahu, with a slight increase in price and 22 more single family homes sold.
Can we possibly see Oahu's real estate market…
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Attilio and Adrienne have collected Tom Asacker's best selling business books and his latest one "The Business of Belief." Adrienne also had the chance to hear Tom speak. Now The Team Lally radio show is very lucky to have Tom guest in this episode. Listen in to know the principles of what drives decision making, information flow, branding and beliefs in the world of business and marketing.    Also find out why working with Team Lally is "funner!" How you can join Team Lally's Pumpkin Patch event plus our tips of the week.   Who is Tom Asacker?   Tom Asacker is a renowned Author and Key-note Speaker and regarded as an Innovator, change agent, provocateur. He has written several business books and has been a key-note speaker sharing…
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Know more about what CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is from Anthony Provenzano and find out how he achieved this prestigious title. Team Lally was honored to have Anthony in this episode who shared the key steps, and what it takes to move ahead as a CCIM. We would recommend you take note of the events and projects Anthony shared and encouraged listeners to participate in. Enhance your knowledge in Commercial Real Estate and get inspired to follow the same path Anthony took. As Attilio and Adrienne shared follow ABC, Always Be Curious!  

As part of our weekly show we have the PM tip of the week, VA loan short sale tip, Designer tip of the week, Open Houses from our Buyer agents and Coming soons from our Seller agents.  

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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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Many of you may be wondering whether it’s a good idea to enter the real estate market during the upcoming election. It’s common knowledge that the real estate market weakens during these times, but there are many other factors to consider.
Real estate markets falter during elections mainly as a result of consumer confidence waning. A new leader will be elected, and that brings uncertainty and discomfort to home buyers and home sellers. A home is a huge investment, and historically, during periods of uncertainty, people have waited to make large expenditures.
What does all of this mean for you?
It depends on your wants and needs, and it also depends on who is standing atop the podium in November.
The truth of the
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