The Aloha Movement with Lahela Chandler Correa & Ann Hettinger

The Aloha Movement with Lahela Chandler Correa & Ann Hettinger

The Aloha Movement with Lahela Chandler Correa & Ann Hettinger

Our featured guests in this episode of the Team Lally Radio Show is Lahela Chandler Correa and Ann Hettinger of Aloha Movement Kauai.

Ann Hettinger has been a running coach for kids and adults, as well as a women’s adventure guide over the past 20 years. Currently working on their fourth children’s book, she works with her dear friend Lahela to share the message of Aloha with the world. The books of Aloha focus on lessons as Lahela was raised, and encompass 14 particular lessons from Aloha, such as Aloha is Respect, Aloha is Kindness Aloha is Pono etc. These lessons help strengthen and instill character building values and traits in our students, while embracing the Hawaiian culture.

Lahela Chandler Correa was born and raised on the island of Kaua’i in the Wainiha Valley. Her parents Francis Sr. and Kapeka Chandler were born and raised in Ha’ena and came from large ohana’s (families). Her immediate family consists of 10 brothers, 5 sisters and one half-sister; she is number 13 of all my siblings. Known as “Aunty Aloha”, Lahela’s huge heart, loving smile and welcoming hugs, embodies the very meaning of Aloha.

Together with Ann, they represent the Aloha Movement Kauai, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Our mission is to help preserve, perpetuate and share Aloha with everyone. We are currently working with public elementary schools, charter schools and homeschools to supply Aloha workbooks for those that do not have enough funding available. As Lahela so eloquently states, “Aloha is considered the gift of the Hawaiian people to the world. Please join us and become an Aloha Ambassador today.

You may contact Lahela and Ann in the following ways:

Phone: 808-651-8856
Email: contact.alohamovementkauai@gmail.com
Website: www.alohamovementkauai.com

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) with Theresa Paulette

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) with Theresa Paulette

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Our featured guest in this episode of Team Lally Radio Show is Theresa Paulette, currently the Victim Services Specialist for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. She talks about the dangers of drunk driving, to bring more awareness about the irresponsible and dangerous behavior of drinking and driving, as well as the cost paid by the victims and their families.
MADD is a national grass-roots organization that was started in 1980, by Candy Lightner, a mother in California, whose 13 year old twin daughter was killed by a drunk driver. She joined forces with Cyndi Lamb, whose 6 month old daughter became the youngest paraplegic after a drunk driving crash on the east coast and together they testified before Congress. This started the change in America’s acceptance that until that time considered drunk driving as just an accident. MADD made a nation aware that drunk driving is not acceptable, it is a violent crime and it’s 100% preventable. MADD along with our highway safety partners has greatly reduced drunk driving fatalities and injuries across America, but will not stop until “there are no more victims” of drunk and drugged driving.

Who is Theresa Paulette?
Theresa was originally from Seattle and has been living in Hawaii for the past 50 years. In 1992, she chose to volunteer for MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) after losing her 15 year old son in a crash involving a man who had been arrested 6x because of drunk driving.
To reach Theresa you can contact her in the following ways:
Phone: 808-532-6233
Website: www.madd.org/hi
Enhancing Teens’ Academic Proficiency with Delorese Gregorie

Enhancing Teens’ Academic Proficiency with Delorese Gregorie

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Our guest today founded Winners’ Camp Foundation in 1985 along with a team of committed graduates of Marshall Thurber’s “Business and You” Life Skills Courses. Winners’ Camp is a week-long residential accelerated learning program for teens ages 10-17, designed to enhance teenagers’ academic performance and social proficiency. She talks about her early life, childhood and experience. Also how she came to Hawaii and was inspired to help children. 

Delorese is also with Ruth Ruriko who owns the MR School in Japan. She has brought her school to Hawaii and her kids have attended Winner’s Camp as well and shared the good experience they had at Winner’s Camp.

Also in this episode: Quotes of the day, Tips of the week, special events, this week’s Open houses and Coming soon listings.   

Who is Delorese Gregorie?

Delorese Gregorie is the founding Director of Winners’ Camp, Delorese Gregoire. Winners’ Camp is a week-long residential accelerated learning program for teens ages 10-17, designed to enhance teenagers’ academic performance and social proficiency.

To reach Delorese you may contact her in the following ways:
Email: 808-306-8008
Website: WINNERSCAMP.COM
4 Market Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2019

4 Market Trends to Keep an Eye on in 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 even move-up buyers. They love technology, and as such, they want to see a lot of pictures, video, and links.

4. The mortgage interest deduction threshold has been lowered. The threshold went from $1 million down to $750,000. If you have a home in this price range, know that buyers will be hesitant because they aren’t receiving the same deductions as before. It used to be a great tax benefit when it came to buying a home.

If you have any questions or would like any more information, feel free to reach out to us. In the meantime, thanks and aloha!

 

Home Inspection with Kenji Vendetta

Home Inspection with Kenji Vendetta

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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 contact him in the following ways:

Phone:  808-492-1675
New Opportunities for Home Buyers in the Coming Months!

New Opportunities for Home Buyers in the Coming Months!

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 with USDA, VA or FHA or anybody who needed insurance. A new inventory has grown specially for buyers because they will have more opportunities and consider options of the new listings which usually does not come before Spring or Summer. In month of January 867 new listings came in the market just for condominiums. It’s definitely a buyer’s market for upcoming months as new listings are coming along.

 

SINGLE FAMILY HOME OR CONDOMINIUM?

When considering in buying or investing in a property, it really depends on your budget but if funds is not an issue, your options are limitless, with new condominiums for sale in the market and homes for sale around the island, there are things to consider:

LOCATION
Condominiums are usually located in the city area – near shopping malls, restaurants, transportation hubs churches, shopping malls. This allows you to reduce commute time and costs especially if you work in the city.

SPACE
Owning a home gives you rights to do whatever you would like to do with your property’s pace and expand the house any way you want. On the other hand, when you own a condo unit you need to maximize your space and share common areas with other unit owners.

MAINTENANCE FEES
When owning a condo, there’s usually a maintenance fee included on HOA for collection that must be paid by homeowners to assist with maintaining and improving properties in the association and usually need to ask permission from the building’s admin office before doing constructions. However, in single family home owners, you have your full control of your property with renovations and repairs.

PRICE
A house is definitely more expensive, but there also are homes with the same price in less desirable locations and suburban areas same priced with condominiums as condos have a wide price range if it is compared on property condos in the city.

AMENITY
Some condominiums facilities like swimming pool, gym, tennis court, basketball and receiving areas.. Other subdivisions have clubhouses

RE-SELLING THE HOME
Condos are sensitive to resale compared to houses. Condominiums are usually the first to be hit and last to recover when the housing market declines. There are still a lot to consider. My advice would be if it’s for an investment go for a condominium but if you are considering looking to live on it for a long time and would be using it somehow in the future, best is to go for a single family home.

If you are curious to know about current market conditions in specific neighborhoods, we are more than happy to sit down with you and discuss options for buying or selling a home. Please call Team Lally at 799-9596 to schedule an obligation free consultation with one of our listing agents. You may also call 234-4421 to schedule a consultation with one of our buyer specialists.