認識Maggie Chien /矽谷房地產經紀人

我的中文名字是簡明葳,大家都叫我Maggie,現在在美國矽谷/硅谷(Silicon Valley)擔任房產經紀人 Realtor BRE#01973756 。我曾在台灣當過九年的財經記者,蘋果日報房地產中心(地產王&家居王)、自由時報財經中心房產線總資歷長達七年。我在台灣採訪過數千間建案,在矽谷看房歷年達數百間以上,這幾年的矽谷房地產經紀人經驗,建立了我完整的買房資歷與經驗。

在矽谷買房子,是一個充滿挑戰的過程。我能提供試算服務、貸款諮詢與轉介、為您挑選適合滿足您需求的房子、一同看屋、一起挑戰競標的過程。我們將逐條念過合約內容,下標之前我會誠實地揭示屋況、屋主詳細情形、報告,而後續的交屋、租屋、修繕、改建等諮詢都在服務範圍之內。

關於賣房,房價評估、市場分析、修繕建議、上市時間建議、Staging評估、風格挑選、行銷方式分析、海報、Post、媒體推廣、行銷媒體選擇、挑選offer輔助,後續交屋,都是我擔任賣房經紀人時的職責。

我是 National Board of Realtors、California Association of Realtors、以及 Silicon Valley Association of Realtors的會員。

如果您有任何買賣房屋的需求。

請利用以下方式與我聯繫、預約看房或賣房分析

  • 電話 408-505-3003
  • 電郵:chienmingwei@gmail.com
  • 微訊:maggiechien002
  • LINE:chienmingwei
  • FB粉絲專頁:Maggie Chien-Realtor
Listed at 1,048,000, sold for $1,320,000 on 8/14/2017. It's sold within 10 days.
Listed at 1,048,000, sold for $1,320,000 on 8/14/2017. It was sold within 10 days.

I am a Realtor in the Silicon Valley, currently working for Green Valley Realty.

I am an experienced and accomplished editor/journalist who worked at two of Taiwan’s largest newspapers.  Managed a team of writers to cover real estate, interior design in the Taipei metropolitan area.

I have continued my real estate specialty in the bay area, using a journalist’s training to quickly find, compare and verify the house of the client’s needs.   I will gather all facts regarding the property, review all contractual documents, property inspection reports, owner disclosures, etc. with my clients.

For clients looking to list their properties, I will provide a thorough analysis on market timing, price and review all steps leading up to the open house.  After the open house, I will review all offers with the clients to help them choose the strongest offer at the best price.

For post-sales services such interior design, architects, and licensed contractors, I can provide referral to quickly get the project done on-time and on-budget.

Please contact me via

Cell Phone  408-505-3003

FB/email  chienmingwei@gmail.com

Wechat  maggiechien002

LINE  chienmingwei

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2018年5~8月矽谷房市行情報告

原來我的市況報告已經從月份變成季報(拍額頭)
實在是忙到沒有力氣寫文章啊!!
這應該是我的客戶們可以完全理解,有消息立即通報、有房屋立即帶看、有事情馬上處理…客戶的事情優先,寫文章就先放一邊啦!
尤其是這個八月,我交了五間房,其中三間是中古屋,兩間去年跟著買家一起排隊的房子,可說是去年的業績在今年實現。而中古房交屋過程出了點意外不說,還幫忙另一組客戶找了一家子可愛的租客。雖然日子過得有點混亂,吃飯常常是在路上快速來個麥當勞或越南三明治就解決,但是這數字創下個人紀錄,似乎也忙得不亦樂乎,工作上帶來的成就與助人的感動,已經大大超越收入這選項。
我沒有請助理,凡事親力親為,為的就是希望客戶在細微處都能感受到我的用心服務,當然也要怪自己多多少少有點工作狂,然後放不下心把事情交給別人🙄
好久沒寫文章,今天難得空檔想聊聊市場概況,我日日看房不間斷,當然我不可能天天外出看屋,不過天天刷手機、查MLS看每天上市房則是專職經紀每日必做的工作。
這幾個月觀察市況的結果發現,市場上買家其實還是不少,有剛需但是面對利率高、房源少的結果,總是會稍有猶豫,市場從五月Memorial Day瞬間冰凍以來,七月在國慶日之後稍有回溫,九月也稍有熱絡回升的跡象,但是瘋狂搶購的情況已經不復見。市況緩解下來時,出手不若也不必像今年三月之前積極。
漲多整理是必要的,這一個月以來,建商的新房有適度調整價格,漲幅不如去年激烈,中古屋市價則有點亂,我幫客戶買的房子已經不是用今年的成交價,甚至用去年的價格買到房子,買賣雙方的拉鋸戰在市場上非常明顯,僵持不下的結果,只要有點耐心,這兩個月看來多是買方得勝,當然也有賣方選擇直接下市,再待好時機賣房。
如果有在看房的都知道,房屋一定不會十全十美,總有地方需要調整、修繕,市面上缺點越多的房子以前矇著眼搶購,現在則是好殺價,如果不是太大的缺點,像是電塔第一排、高速第一排等等,還是有機會用好價錢買到好房子的。當然每一間房的屋況、屋主、買家的組合都不一樣,結果也非常多元。
昨天為了一位人在台灣的客戶看了矽谷中心百萬以下兩房,看房人潮有點零星,listing agent甚至不諱言說,有offer就滿意啦,加價率預計不到5%。我也看了幾間高價位的房,看房人數寥寥可數,看來上市時間要繼續拖長,期待有緣人。
如果你已經準備好了,現在正是買房好時機,與其跟大家搶破頭,不如現在冷靜下來好好挑房子,讓我來幫你好好談價格。而有些去年進不去的區域,現在反而是機會晉升好地段!
來看看南灣近半年的平均加價率跟上市所需日(去化所需天數)吧,市況就在數據裡!
PA
Time frame is from Sep 2017 to Aug 2018 Postal City is ‘Palo Alto‘ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 460 listings
Time frame is from Sep 2017 to Aug 2018 Area Name is '19 - Sunnyvale' Property Type is 'Residential' Property Sub Type is 'Single Family Home', 'Condominium', and 'Townhouse' Results calculated from approximately 890 listings
Time frame is from Sep 2017 to Aug 2018 Area Name is ’19 – Sunnyvale‘ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 890 listings
MV
Time frame is from Sep 2017 to Aug 2018 Postal City is ‘Mountain View‘ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 550 listings
CU
Time frame is from Sep 2017 to Aug 2018 Postal City is ‘Cupertino‘ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 350 listings
Cambrian
Time frame is from Sep 2017 to Aug 2018 Area Name is ’14 – Cambrian‘ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 830 listings
Santa Clara
Time frame is from Sep 2017 to Aug 2018 Area Name is ‘8 – Santa Clara‘ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 1,000 listings
Campbell
Time frame is from Sep 2017 to Aug 2018 Area Name is ’15 – Campbell‘ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 810 listings
Saratoga
Time frame is from Sep 2017 to Aug 2018 Area Name is ’17 – Saratoga‘ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 320 listings
Almaden
Time frame is from Sep 2017 to Aug 2018 Area Name is ’13 – Almaden Valley‘ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 400 listings
WL
Time frame is from Sep 2017 to Aug 2018 Area Name is ’10 – Willow Glen‘ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 690 listings

我是 National Board of Realtors、California Association of Realtors、以及 Silicon Valley Association of Realtors的會員。

如果您有任何買賣房屋的需求。

請利用以下方式與我聯繫、預約看房或賣房分析

 

台灣人在美國買房常見問題

以下是台灣人在美國買房常見的問題,我整理如下,關於稅務問題,請與會計師再次確認。

一、台灣人沒有身分可以買房嗎?

可以,沒有身分也可以買房,但是貸款有難度,貸款金額不大且利率高,最好是現金交易。

二、台灣人可以匯款到美國買房嗎?

可以,買房的時候直接把錢匯入信託帳號(Escrow Account)即可,注意:詐騙很多,一定要進入該房屋所開的Escrow Company而不能匯給任何其他第三方。

三、需要先銀行開戶把錢匯進來美國嗎?

可開可不開,開戶是為日後管理帳戶、收租金等方便作業,買房可以直接將錢轉入信託帳戶,沒有事先開戶也沒關係。

四、買房需要本人親自看房、簽收文件嗎?

親自看房最建議,但是也有人透過鏡頭看房。簽收文件可以網路作業,如果是現金交易買房,因為不需要透過公證流程,可以使用電子簽名完成買房程序。

五、有收租金要不要繳稅?

當然要繳稅,會計師可以幫忙處理。

六、每年還需要什麼費用?

買了房子之後,每一年都需要繳交加州房地產稅,稅基大概是買房房價的1.2%,每一年如果房屋正常漲幅,稅金還可能從原始的稅基再加2%,如果房價有更大的漲幅,稅金漲幅也可能超過2%。

七、賣房子要不要交所得稅?外國人賣房子跟本國人差異在哪裡

要,如果賣房有賺錢,一定要繳交所得稅。稅率依照所得有別。

除了所得稅,不管有沒有賺錢,賣房的時候,Escrow會先 hold 15~18% 的房價當作預繳稅,注意喔,是房價的15~18%先扣著,不只是賺錢的部分!之後呢,隔年繳完稅金才會將款項退回予售屋者,或是隔年申報完稅,才能交多繳的稅金取回。

八、如果買來當作投資房,稅務上有什麼優惠或限制嗎?

外國人所持有的不動產也可以做1031交換延稅計畫,是延稅不是免稅喔!網路上有很多1031交換文章,這裡我就不多加解釋,我們可以介紹1031交換公司。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018年2~4月矽谷房市行情報告

第一次累積了三個月的房市報告沒寫,對期盼文章的朋友,先說聲抱歉。

這段時間房價來到史上高點,所有的數字都破了紀錄,我也忙到翻過去,加上媒體不斷報導矽谷房市點滴事跡,都在在顯示房市已經熱到頂點。

然而,隨著股市動盪、利率走揚,目前市面上的房子成交所需天數已經拉長,買房加價力道不再、所需成交天數已經拉長,市況已經能從MLS數據窺見一二,從市場買氣來觀察,房市最高點已過,接下來我們要面臨整理期了。

請仔細讀到最下文,有一個今天跑出來的最新數據。

 

SU

Sunnyvale ↑  Time frame is from Jun 2017 to May 2018

Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from approximately 910 listings
CU

Cupertino ↑Time frame is from Jun 2017 to May 2018

Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from approximately 580 listings
BB

Berryessa↑ Time frame is from Jun 2017 to May 2018

Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from approximately 840 listings
Campbell

 Campbell ↑ Time frame is from Jun 2017 to May 2018

Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from approximately 810 listings
SC

Santa Clara ↑ Time frame is from Jun 2017 to May 2018

Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from approximately 1,100 listings
CB

Cambrian↑ Time frame is from Jun 2017 to May 2018

Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from approximately 860 listings
截至今日(6/13日) 我查看在整個 Santa Clara County 的MLS數據,過去30天內因故取消(166家)、暫時下市(63家)、或過期的Listing(21家)總共250間,其中最高價為1150萬元的Los Altos Hills豪宅到1B/1B 38.7萬元的San Jose condo都受到影響。
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過去30~60天內因故取消(127家)、暫時下市(31家)、合約到期未售出的Listing(29家)總共187間
過去60~90天內因故取消(79家)、暫時下市(21家)、合約到期未售出的Listing(29家)總共122間
過去90~120天內因故取消(62家)、暫時下市(15家)、合約到期未售出的Listing(22家)總共99間
今天利率又漲了,市場正在修正的狀況很明顯
無論市場好壞,大家總是喜歡問我:會不會繼續漲?會不會繼續跌?
我真的不是算命的,我只能盡力在買賣過程,讓你有一個安全順利的transaction。

FOR SALE 2508 Heron Ct SAN JOSE

2508 Heron Ct SAN JOSE, CA 95133

 

Berryessa近幾年瘋漲,BRAT話題以外當然就是生活機能便捷。

我在95133有一個兩房、兩套半衛浴的房出售,一樓有一個具隱密性卻開闊的玄關,放的下好幾個鞋櫃跟暗藏一個大容量Storage,雙車位的設計讓小家庭方便停車。
二樓格局是開闊的客、餐廳空間與半開放式廚房,還帶有洗衣間跟客用廁所,功能齊全。三樓是私領域,一個大主臥房有浴缸,Walk-in Closet與獨立廁所,另一間次臥房也有連通的衛浴還開窗。
因為該戶別位於社區邊間,每一個空間都有開窗,還能看到美麗的樹梢,不僅美觀,還增添幾分私密性,全棟採雙層窗設計,裡面非常安靜,歡迎預約賞屋。

Perfect for first time buyer with a small family or roommates. Due to the design layout, there’s one neighboring unit which shields the direct highway noise! Unit is much quieter from the inside as a result. Come take a listen for yourself! End unit with high ceiling gives you abundant natural lighting. Well designed floor plan with spacious living and dining area. Dual-zone AC & Heating. Two suite style bedrooms with in-room bathrooms. Master bedroom has a walk in closet. Full size washer and dryer closet space. Kitchen with granite counter top and back splash. Stainless steel appliances. Quick access to Hwy 680 & 101. 0.3 mile to Penitencia Creek VTA light rail station and the Penitencia Creek Trail. 5 mins to Safeway, CVS and Villasport Athletic Club. Short distance to the playground and BBQ area. Freshly painted exterior by the HOA. HOA $243.

https://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Jose/2508-Heron-Ct-95133/home/12181410

關於 HOA 的Litigation

 

HOA 其實就是Homeowner’s Association 有人翻譯為管委會,有人翻譯為管理會,而當你購買房子的時候,如果不是Single Family,通常多有HOA組織,且附帶的是厚厚的一大疊HOA文件,在下Offer之前,這些文件可是要仔細閱讀。另外,文末提到的HOA Fee的多寡也是更重要的一環。

動輒數百頁的HOA文件裡,主要記錄著HOA開會紀錄、HOA既定規矩(CC&R)與各式各樣新的規則(Rule & Regulation)必須遵守,當然HOA財務狀況(Budget)、HOA Reserve study等等,都是檢視這一家HOA是否正常運作或是未來營運狀況有沒有隱憂的可能性,有經驗的經紀人都會教你如何判別。

 

偶爾HOA會有訴訟 (Litigation)這個時候就必須了解正在訴訟的項目,多數人一聽到社區有訴訟就倒退幾步,其實新建社區在十年內,因為在建商保固期間,HOA告建商爭取更多維修款並不難見到,多數案例都能拿到建商撥款或再讓外包廠商繼續維修。

目前多數的訴訟都還是有貸款銀行願意承作,像是Bank of the west,、Coast to Coast、Universal Capital Mortgage、 New American Funding 、First Republic Bank 等等,但是每一家銀行規定的條件有別,舉例來說有些銀行願意承作正在打官司的社區,卻只能作Primary Home & Second Home的貸款,而不願意借貸給投資者。有些銀行規定申貸者信用分數達740分以上等等,必須要一家一家問清楚。

 

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不過,也因為買方個案差異性大,風險最小的作法,還是參考社區過去在Litigation期間,是由哪一些銀行願意承貸,問詳細該銀行的現有規定,再來遞Offer,否則在Offer上面放上Loan Contingency 則是保護買賣雙方的權益之一。

當然HOA有訴訟案利率會稍微比市面上的高出0.25%上下,但是只要訴訟一結束,只要有機會拿到更好的利率,就隨時可以找其他家Refinance,有時候甚至會因為在社區Litigation買到房子,還撿到便宜呢!

希望這一則分享能對你看到HOA的Litigation有更多助益。 HOA文件是厚厚一疊卻又乏味,但是其中細節多、查看的技巧也多,下Offer之前,千萬不要簽名不讀就帶過。

對了,HOA Fee依照含括項目有別,當然越低越好,因為自住期間不能抵稅、如果未來有出租的可能性,租屋期間通常是房東負擔HOA Fee的。

目前新建社區如果有豪華設施、中半島地區很常見到HOA超過$400/月 以上,如果是老人公寓、高級地段公寓,HOA常見$600~2500/月,南灣 20年以上社區,均價約$300/月,依照社區設施多寡有別,南灣15年以下社區,設施不多,HOA Fee含括的項目也僅有社區維護,多數在150~250/月之間 。

關於HOA文件,可以寫上多篇文章,有機會我會慢慢分享。

最近有一個低HOA的Listin在2508 Heron Ct. San Jose,趁機宣傳一下,歡迎預約看房

 

 

 

 

1758 Cross Way #255 【Pending in 6 days】

 

1758 Cross Way #255SAN JOSE, CA 95125

 

 

A boutique community with only 10 units and 100% homeowner-occupied. 3 assigned carport spaces provide lots of flexibility! This bright and airy unit with large windows is only eight years old. It’s an end unit, townhouse style condominium, with a large living room and a patio with tree-lined views. Three bedrooms upstairs offers plenty of privacy. Beautiful lighter colored hardwood floor throughout. Granite slab kitchen counter top. Security and intercom system wired-in. Gas fireplace with marble and decorative surround. 4 miles to the proposed SJ Google campus, 7 miles to SJ Airport and only 2 miles to downtown Willow Glen. Near major freeways (87, 85, 280), mass transit (Tamien VTA/Caltrain station), and Willow Glen Village plaza. In-unit full size laundry, dual pane windows, central Heating/AC. This unit is at a lower elevation than the Hwy 87 noise barrier, so it’s much quieter than expected. Come take a listen for yourself! Park at #13, #15, #19 while open house.

Contact me 408-505-3003 for a private house tour!