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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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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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The holiday season has officially arrived. We hope you enjoy this wonderful time of year and make some fantastic memories with your family and friends.

We just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued support. We love helping people make their real estate dreams come true, so thank you for working with us.

This may be a busy time of year, but we are always here to help you and answer any questions you may have. Just give us a call or reply to this email.

And in case we don’t hear from you, have a happy New Year as well!

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We’re slinging pies to all our friends this holiday season. Reserve yours now!

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 In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, do you think of the time you’ll get to spend with family and friends? Do you think of all the things you’re grateful for? Do you think of pies getting smashed into surprised faces?

These are the main things we look forward to before the holiday, and a Thanksgiving feast isn’t complete without the perfect dessert flying into your mouth, nose, and eyes: An aerodynamic and delicious pumpkin pie. 

We at Team Lally are always thinking of how thankful we are for you, our clients. We also always think of

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If you’ve been thinking about selling your home, competition may be coming sooner than you think.



Home inventory has been climbing steadily

It’s not surprising to see a good number of homeowners are choosing to list their home during the summer months due to buyer demand being much higher than what the current inventory of homes can accommodate. WIth the last quarter of the year approaching fast, more competition from other sellers will probably have an impact on how soon you choose the sell, especially if you have been holding off for the best time to do so.


We have seen a steady rise in the number of new listings and active listings each month since the beginning of 2018 and the trend has continued in July.  This translates to a

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The number of sold homes in Oahu continues to rise this year and this might be the best time to list your home for sale.

 


The number of homes sold continues to rise

If you watch the trends in the Oahu home market yearly, you'll know that things heats up this time of the year, and 2018 is no exception. This trend is expected to continue in the second half of the year. The data in June 2018 shows that the number of new listings and closed sales on Oahu has increased significantly compared to earlier in the year.  


 

There were 514 new single family homes listed in June compared to 377 in February of this year. As for closed sales in June, there were 365 single family homes closed compared to 217 in February.  There were 547 condos closed

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What are homebuyers looking for in a home? Here are three things that you can do to prepare your home that will net you more money.

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Today we want to talk to you about how to maximize the sale of your home. There are things you need to do to your home that will cost you less money and stress if you start early. Even when the market is hot, buyers will still balk at dirty, cluttered homes with a lot of personal items strewn about.

Here’s what you need to do:

"It’s tough for buyers to imagine themselves living in your home with a lot of personal items strewn around."

1. Clean, clean, clean, and clean

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