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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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 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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 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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Your online profile is the first impression potential clients and referral agents have of you. It should be complete, accurate and full of keywords.

One of the most compelling reasons to fill out your profile page is so that you can boost your online presence through SEO, search engine optimization. With a complete profile, you benefit from all of the internet juice that our domain generates. With a complete profile page, you will rank higher in Google searches.

Think of your profile page as your introduction to the world. While you can’t shake every person’s hand individually, your profile page can. It’s what potential customers will use to get to know you, to decide if they want to do business

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Now that much of the dust has settled and the panic has waned, let’s take a look at what impact Britain’s exit from the European Union may have on the U.S. housing market.

The most immediate impact of Brexit will be on mortgage interest rates. Interest rates have remained at historic lows for the last several years. Contrary to what many experts believed, rates have remained low throughout the first half of 2016.

Possible impact of Brexit on mortgage rates?

In a recent article, the Washington Post explained:

“Brexit has spawned the recent bout of volatility in global financial markets. That has anxious investors scurrying for safety -- and few assets are safer than U.S. Treasuries. High demand for government debt pulls down

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Join us this weekend as we sit down with the CEO of Keller Williams, Chris Heller, and talk about what it took to become the CEO of the world's biggest real estate franchise. Tune in this Saturday (July 2nd, 2016) at 11am on KHVH 830AM.

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Who Is Chris Heller?

At the age of 20-years-old, Chris the college student obtained his real estate license. Chris has earned many titles and passed many milestones, he earned many titles like Rookie of the Year and then grew into being the top-producing agent in San Diego and was titled the #1 Keller Williams associate in all of North America, Chris has secured the respect of all colleagues and clients for

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CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 92% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation, while 74% now actually have significant equity (defined as more than 20%)! The report also revealed that 268,000 households regained equity in the first quarter of 2016 and are no longer under water.

Price Appreciation = Good News for Homeowners

Frank Nothaft, CoreLogic’s Chief Economist, explains:

“In just the last four years, equity for homeowners with a mortgage has nearly doubled to $6.9 trillion. The rapid increase in home equity reflects the improvement in home prices, dwindling distressed borrowers and increased principal repayment.  

These are all positive factors that will provide support to both

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Did you know that in 2012 there were over 9.8 trillion text messages sent? That averages out to about 35 texts sent and received per person. Text message open rates are over 99%, and 90% of all text messages are read within three minutes of being received.

What does this mean for your real estate business?

The way your clients prefer to communicate could have a great impact on your relationship with them. As an agent, it’s your job to understand what level of communication they prefer, and lean towards those preferences to solidify your standing as an agent that listens to their client.

17% of buyers prefer to communicate via phone, 29% prefer text messaging.

While texting can seem second nature, agents need to be sure their texting

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