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January 2017

There are 8 blog entries for January 2017.

Nathan Baker of Pillar To Post   Nathan Baker of Pillar to Post Joins Team Lally 
In this episode of the Team Lally radio show, we are joined by Nathan Baker, Franchise Owner and Certified Home Inspector from Pillar To Post.  He talks about how he has lived in Arizona and Iowa most of his life and how he ended up in Hawaii. We discuss the importance of getting a home inspection prior to any home purchase.  Nathan talks about how Pillar to Post sets itself apart from other home inspectors and the high standard of training they go through.  He talks about the differences between Hawaii homes and those from the mainland and lots of advice about dealing with home inspection!

Also in this episode: Tips of the week, Quotes of the day, special events, this week's Open houses and…
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    Read word for word from our episode with Bank of Hawaii below:  

Announcer: It’s time to enter the world of real estate in Oahu with Hawaii’s only true real estate radio show: the Team Lally Real Estate Show.  Grab a pen and get ready to take notes.  For the next full hour Hawaii’s premiere real estate leader Adrienne Lally and Attilio Leonardi will bring you the latest in real estate news and real world strategies on how they can guarantee to sell your home at a price and deadline you agree to - or they’ll buy it!  Now here are your hosts Adrienne and Attilio. 

Adrienne: Welcome to the Team Lally Real Estate Show home of the guaranteed sold program, or we’ll buy it. If you have any questions you can reach us at 799-9596 or

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“It was excellent, they were so well organized, well connected. The relationship that they had that helped us finance is what actually ended up getting us into our home. Keli'I, who was our Realtor, he is absolutely wonderful. He kept a bright, positive attitude, it was a very challenging deal to close on. It was very, very hard. We were very pleased with everything. We were very thankful actually, very, very thankful. In this particular situation because it was such a challenge, basically everything that they had to do ended up going above and beyond. For example, we were pre-approved and had already done all the paperwork through one broker and the whole thing completely fell through. We had to redo every bit of paperwork, the sellers tried to pull…
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There's some good news and there's some bad news.

First, the bad: mortgage rates have shot up since the election.

From a low of 3.64% in October, the average fixed 30-year mortgage rate increased to over 4.4% in January. Check out this visual of how interest rates are performing.

Economists are saying this kind of volatility is likely to continue, with day-to-day changes driven by the moves and statements of the new administration.

The good news is that there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic down the line.

Promised tax breaks for high-earners could reinvigorate sales of luxury homes, which have seen a

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Ward Village Bill Pisetsky
   

New Construction Properties - Ward Village

Waiea 
Status: Under Construction Estimated Move In Date: Q4 2016 Anchor Retail: Nobu Total Homes: 174 Available Starting Home: 3 bed / 3.5 bath Available Starting Price: $4.9M   Resources:  Presentation Brochures Property Fact Sheet Floor Plans    Do you want more information about Waiea? Contact our Luxury Agents.     Anaha Tower Ward Village
Anaha Tower
Status: Under Construction Estimated Move In Date: Q2 2018 Anchor Retail: Merriman’s Total Homes: 317 Available Starting Home: 3 bed / 2.5 bath Available Starting Price: $2.8M   Resources:  Presentation Brochures Property Fact Sheet Floor Plans    Do you want…
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Joining Team Lally today is Myron Kamihara and Vladimir Gaad! In today's show, Myron and Vladimir discuss how they got into estate planning, the common misconceptions about estate planning and when is the best time to start planning.  They discuss the when, the why and the how of going through the steps to properly plan for your estate. We also talk about their upcoming estate planning seminar soon for our VIP clients as well as some interesting experiences they have encountered while helping clients plan for their estates.

Who is Myron Kamihara?
Myron Kamihara is the CEO of Kamihara Law, who helps clients prepare for the future with personalized estate planning designed around their family’s unique goals.
Myron is…
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December Oahu Real Estate Sales infographic   HONOLULU — Oahu homebuyers closed on an increased number of both single-family homes and condominiums as median prices remained stable in December 2016 according to resales figures released by the HBR. According to the analysis conducted by the Board, using data collected from its computerized Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system, the statistics are: December Market Update   During December 2016, sales of single-family homes rose by 14.8 percent and condominiums rose by 23.8 percent from December 2015. The median price paid for single-family homes in December 2016 increased by 4.3 percent from the same month last year to $730,000, while the median price for condos increased by one percent to $390,000. According to the Days on Market indicator, the median days…
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Failing to properly plan for your estate can be costly. Today, estate planning experts Myron Kamihara and Vladimir G’aad share their top three tips.

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If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. We have two experts in the field of estate planning joining us today. Myron Kamihara and Vladimir G’aad are going to cover the three most important things you need to know about estate planning. They are:

1. A will does not protect you from probate.

2. You don’t want your family fighting over your personal property and belongings at your funeral.

3. A trust will keep your wishes, including your distribution, safe and private.

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