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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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 Taylor Bramwell on the Team Lally Radio Show Our featured guest in this episode of the Team Lally Radio show is Taylor Bramwell, Marketing Director of Kilauea Pest Control. Taylor tells the story of how he made the jump from Sports Science to working in marketing with Kilauea Pest Control. Taylor goes through the various services they provided and some of the strategies they deploy. Taylor also give some tips and general advice about dealing with various types of pest in your home.   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 Taylor Bramwell?

Taylor attended Myron B. Thompson Academy and graduated from Brigham Young University - Hawaii in 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and…
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Karwin Sui and Dawn Pasikala on the Team Lally Radio Show   This week on the Team Lally Radio show, our special guests are Karwin Sui and Dawn Pasikala of National Kidney Foundation of Hawai’i. Our guests told their story of how they got to Hawaii. They talked about what the National Kidney Foundation of Hawai’i does and gave some recommendations for starting the new year right. Karwin and Dawn also talk about some exciting programs the NKFH has line up in 2019.
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 Karwin Sui and Dawn Pasikala?

Karwin Sui moved to Hawaii from the Bay Area about a year ago and enjoys snorkeling and going to the beach with her partner and 2 dogs. She was drawn to National Kidney…
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DECEMBER RECAP - MEDIAN HOMES IN OAHU REMAIN STABLE

As a recap for the whole 2018 market, the number of sales declined from one year ago and the median price paid for a single family home increased by 4.6 percent, while the median condominium price rose by 3.7 from 2017. Median prices for both single-family homes and condominiums set new records in 2018, the median price for condominiums hit of $435,000 while for a single family home reached a record of $812,500 in September.

While sales slowed and inventory of active listings increased in the last few months of 2018, December home prices remained very stable” said Darryl Macha, 2018 of the Honolulu Board of Realtors. “ We began to see a shift in the market during the last quarter of the year as

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Bruce Ayres on the Team Lally Radio Show   This week on the Team Lally Radio show, our special guest is Bruce Ayres of Good Clean Foods Hawaii. Bruce tells the story of how he and his wife made the move to Hawaii. He goes on to discuss how he started working with Good Clean Food Hawaii, the products and services they offer and a glimpse into the different meal plan menus they provide. We talk about what makes Good Clean Food Hawaii the best choice for meal delivery in Oahu.   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 Bruce Ayres?

Bruce Ayres was born in Pensacola, FL into a Navy Family which took him all over the world, he went to Florida State University in 2007 and…
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If you have been thinking about waiting until next year to buy a home, here are 3 top reasons to consider why you should buy a home this winter.



  1. Home Prices are Continuing to Rise


The prices of homes in Oahu have appreciated steadily in the past 12 months. In November of 2018, The median price paid for a single-family home increased by 3 percent to $797,000 and the median price for a condominium increased by 3.7 percent to $420,000.  We have also seen an increase in inventory in the latter part of the year which is good news for home buyers.


According to Darryl Macha, president of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®, “We’ve seen considerable inventory expansion this year with active listings of single-family homes up by more

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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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As hurricane season approaches many of us cross our fingers with those hard rains we hope we won't notice any surprise leaks in our homes. By taking an afternoon to thoroughly inspect your home yourself (or hire professionals for more involved jobs) for signs of damage that might allow water to leak in, you can avoid costly repair bills after the damage has been done! Not sure where to begin? Use our hurricane checklist.

Check Your Roof and Gutters

Maintaining your roof and gutters is one of the most important steps in planning home protection from hurricane season. These are the easiest ways that water can sneak in to your home.

Maintaining Your Roof

Keep an eye out for cracks on the ridge of your roof, and make sure that the shingles are

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Hiring the right home inspector is one of the most important steps in the home buying process.

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One of the most important steps in your home buying process is to have a home inspection. So what can you do to make this crucial step easier? Hire the right home inspector.

To make sure you hire the right professional, make sure to work with someone who’s a member of ASHI. Members of ASHI (the American Society of Home Inspectors) subscribe to a high standard.

Also, you should inspect what you expect. If you suspect your roof is not in sound condition, get a roofing contractor to verify that for you. Do not just leave

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