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How Team Lally Went Above and Beyond in Every Way for Talitha

“It was excellent, they were so well organized, well connected. The relationship that they had that helped us finance is what actually ended up getting us into our home. Keli'I, who was our Realtor, he is absolutely wonderful. He kept a bright, positive attitude, it was a very challenging deal to close on. It was very, very hard. We were very pleased with everything. We were very thankful actually, very, very thankful. In this particular situation because it was such a challenge, basically everything that they had to do ended up going above and beyond. For example, we were pre-approved and had already done all the paperwork through one broker and the whole thing completely fell through. We had to redo every bit of paperwork, the sellers tried to pull from selling us the home. It was a miracle that we were able to get this and it was because of perseverance, some tears, prayer, at one point I totally freaked out. Keli'I, he was just wonderful. So anything you can imagine having to be done for this particular deal, they had to go above and beyond in every way you can imagine to make this work out.”

How the Election Will Affect the Hawaii Real Estate Market

Today we want to talk to you about how the recent election will affect the real estate market.

There's some good news and there's some bad news.

First, the bad: mortgage rates have shot up since the election.

From a low of 3.64% in October, the average fixed 30-year mortgage rate increased to over 4.4% in January. Check out this visual of how interest rates are performing.

Economists are saying this kind of volatility is likely to continue, with day-to-day changes driven by the moves and statements of the new administration.

The good news is that there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic down the line.

Promised tax breaks for high-earners could reinvigorate sales of luxury homes, which have seen a glut lately.

This could have a ripple effect throughout the rest of the real estate market, spurring sales and construction of mid-level and lower-priced housing.

Also, looser financial regulation could make it easier for buyers to obtain mortgages.

One of the biggest challenges facing our market has been low inventory, and one thing we can say for certain is that our President-elect is a builder.

He wants to ease regulations for home builders, and an increase in new construction would certainly help ease the stress low inventory has caused on our market.

You might have seen that the stock market has been surging in the past few weeks.

That might be a vote of confidence for our President-elect and his anticipated business-friendly policies as the inauguration draws near.

It certainly seems things are getting back to normal as people come to realize the world's not ending.

In fact, many people who were waiting on the sidelines while the election was going on are now entering the real estate market.

It's a great time to take advantage of this if you are selling.

Home prices are near record highs. If you'd like to get an idea of what your home is currently worth, check out this calculator which takes into account recent Hawaii sales:

Enter your home address to find out what your home is currently worth

And if you're looking to buy, there are two things you should know.

First, even though mortgage rates have gone up, they are still historically very low, and worth taking advantage of.

Second, many new homes have entered the market since the election, and more new listings will arrive as the spring market approaches.

It's definitely worth investigating what's available around Hawaii right now.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out and give us a call or send us an email. Thanks and Aloha!

How Team Lally Helped Robert

“It was great, I mean our Realtor really helped us out, she was always on top of it. She would go out of her way. We never actually saw the house. She took it upon herself to actually go and go through and make a video, send it to us through YouTube so we were able to actually see it. Overall it was a good experience. I’ve bought houses before so the difference how she conducted herself versus my other Realtors was really up there.”

Proper Estate Planning Brings Peace to Local Families

Failing to properly plan for your estate can be costly. Today, estate planning experts Myron Kamihara and Vladimir G’aad share their top three tips.

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. We have two experts in the field of estate planning joining us today. Myron Kamihara and Vladimir G’aad are going to cover the three most important things you need to know about estate planning. They are:

1. A will does not protect you from probate.
2. You don’t want your family fighting over your personal property and belongings at your funeral.
3. A trust will keep your wishes, including your distribution, safe and private.

Myron and Vlad are holding an estate planning seminar soon for our VIP clients. Get for more information on the free, informative event and RSVP today!

"Having a plan in place will put you at ease."

You can also reach Myron here to schedule your free initial consultation, or to simply learn more about Kamihara Law, visit this page. When we completed our trust, we had a great sense of relief and we want to give you that relief of knowing your loved ones will be taken care of as well. To hear more from Vlad and Myron, listen to this full episode of The Team Lally Radio Show.

If you have any other questions for us, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We would always love to hear from you.

The Best Holiday Greeting You’ll Get All Year

We wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Rather than tell you how much we hope you enjoy your holiday season, we thought we’d provide a special treat to kick off the holiday cheer. We put together the coolest greeting you’re going to find in your inbox all holiday season long. We have a fantastic time at the office, and we wanted to include you in the fun. So, prepare to be holidazed and amused and watch this short video. 

Team Lally Big Thank You To Our Clients

Homelessness is a year-round problem, but the holidays are when our homeless Keiki
need our help the most. Here is how you can help support them this year.
Today we’d like to send out a big thank you to all of you who came out to the Kapolei Pumpkin Festival this year. Your raffle tickets helped raise over $400 for Project Hawaii, which supports our homeless Keiki right here in Oahu. We look forward to putting this event on again next year and seeing all of your families there.
As you all know, homelessness is an ongoing challenge all year long and the holidays are the time of year when the homeless need our help the most.

You can sponsor a child, feed a 
child, or fill a stocking.

For this reason, we’d like to ask for your help this Christmas. Just go to www.homelesskeiki.com and you’ll see three ways that you can help. You can sponsor a child, feed a child, or fill a stocking.
We’re doing our part by donating money from every transaction to Project Hawaii. Our annual goal is $30,000 and we are on our way there!
Please give what you can to help stop the cycle of homelessness.
If you have any other questions about how you can help us meet our goal this year or anything else related to real estate in Hawaii, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!