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February 2019

There are 5 blog entries for February 2019.


Our current market trends may affect your opportunities as a buyer or seller. Here’s what they are.

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If you’re looking to buy or sell in 2019, there are four trends you should be looking at:

1. Inventory is growing. Sellers won’t be able to enjoy the market they were used to in the past.

2. Affordability will decrease. As interest rates rise, it’ll be harder for buyers to afford homes. And if more buyers are knocked out the market, sellers will need to be more open to negotiation.

3. Millennials make up the majority of buyers. They’re now accounting for 45% of mortgages, and some of these millennials are

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In July of 2017, The previous owner of Pillar to Post asked him to help out and ever since, he loves the industry and has learned everything about home inspection from Nathan Baker. He is currently the lead inspector for Pillar to Post on Oahu. He talks about how he got connected in the company and step-by-step tips in getting ready to sell/buy a home with the help a home inspection.

Who is Kenji Vendetta?   Our guest today was Born in Hilo, raised in Honolulu then later on in Waianae. He graduated from Maile Bible School and loves to bowl and play sports with kids. He is currently the lead inspector for Pillar to PostHome Inspection Services in Oahu.

To reach Kenji, you may

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Our featured guest today in this episode of the Team Lally Radio Show is Michael Wong, he is the Program Development Coordinator for the Laulima Giving Program with the Keiki Ka Aina. He talks about their program that focus educate children to strengthen families in rich communities and perpetuate culture. He also talks about the Laulima Giving Program who brings companies and individuals together to help needy families in Hawaii.

Also in this episode: Quotes of the Day, Tips of the week, and special events.

Who is Michael Wong?

He Graduated with a BS in Education, has been a teacher, Coach and Athletic Director for 20 years, and a Media Sales Consultant since 1994. He is

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The Oahu housing market started the new year with a jump in the number of homes and condos for sale. According to the Honolulu Board of Realtors, new listings of single family homes increased by 21.8% while condominium listings increased by 18.8%. 

But sales for single family homes were down 2.4% and prices were down slightly to $767,500. Condo sales also dropped by 12.8* and the median price dropped to $399,000.

According to Jenny Brady, the president of HBR the strength of Oahu’s housing market is still good and balanced market, January is usually a slow month for people, usually some are still not thinking about it after holidays, but the effect of the federal government shutdown may have played a role and had a big effect of the loans

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Before you start looking at homes, there are a few things you need to know.

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There are many pieces to the home buying puzzle, so today we’ll be going over the biggest things you need to be aware of when you decide to jump into the market:
1. Get pre-approved. The biggest mistake people make is looking at homes before being pre-approved. Without a pre-approval, you don’t look serious about buying a home.   2. Focus on the mortgage payment rather than the amount. Look at what you’ll be paying monthly instead of how big of a loan you qualify for. Though you may be able to get a pricier home, you may not be…
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