舊金山灣區學區最好的七城市(大紀元)

這是2015/03月的報導,房價隨時在變,請跟我聯繫,取得最新行情。

(大紀元記者馬天祥舊金山綜合報導)學區房是華人的最愛,全美尤以灣區有德天獨厚的教育資源,而讓這裡的房地產炙手可熱。這次我們就盤點一下灣區最好的學區之7座城市,提供買房投資的一個重要參考。

皮蒙特(Piedmont)

被加州奧克蘭(Oakland)包圍的皮蒙特(Piedmont),方圓1.678平方英里,人口才1萬多人。從去年11月中~今年2月份,其房屋上市價格均價252.22萬美元。銷售均價197.5萬美元。去年11月份中旬~今年2月份,房價725美元/平方英尺,比去年同期增32.8%。雖然處在奧克蘭包圍之中,但其犯罪率卻遠低於奧克蘭和加州平均。家庭戶平均單元價值達76萬美元。

皮蒙特德有3所小學,高中和初中各一所。2013年,高中API高達908分。其中,亞裔學生更高達948分。每年其上大學的比例非常多。在加州屬於最好的一類學區。

聖拉蒙和丹威爾(San Ramon、Danville)

丹威爾(Danville)上市均價133.8萬美元,銷售中間價99.5萬美元,比去年同期增加6.4%,但房屋銷售數量減少12.7%。431美元/平方英尺,比去年同期增長2.6%。和Danville相鄰的城市聖拉蒙(San Ramon),房屋上市均價103萬美元,銷售中間價75萬美元。410美元/平方英尺,比去年同期上漲9.3%。

家庭年收入和人均年收入中間值,Danville分別為12.58萬和5萬美元;San Ramon分別為9.58萬和4.23萬美元。

San Ramon Valley聯合學區可說是灣區最好的學區。San Ramon的Monte Vista高中2013年高中API為913分,亞裔為950分。Dougherty Valley高中2013年API為928分,亞裔高達965分。San Ranmon Valley高中為884分。小學和中學除1所外,其他API幾乎都在900分以上。

如果想要到最高分的學區,但是房價又相對便宜的地方,聖拉蒙是7座城市性價比最高的一個。她是一座較新的城市,位屬偏遠,到硅谷或舊金山相比其他城市有劣勢。

帕拉阿圖(Palo Alto)

灣區房價最貴的學區房。今年2月份,上市均價344.5萬美元,銷售中間價213萬美元,每平方英尺平均高達1,444美元,比去年同期增長18.2%。帕拉阿圖的熱門社區包括市中心和老帕拉阿圖,上市均價分別為493.8萬和575.9萬美元。

家庭年均收入達11.75萬美元,人均收入5.6萬美元。每戶平均住宅價值81.18萬美元。帕拉阿圖的學區除了分數高之外,生源皆來自本身城市,沒有招收其他城市的學生,有別於中半島的其他城市。

其兩所高中,Henry M. Gunn High 2013年API高達917分,亞裔學生高達954分。另一所Palo Alto高中2013年API為905分,亞裔學生高達968分。

庫伯蒂諾(Cupertino)

庫伯蒂諾(Cupertino)房產上市中間價為170萬美元,銷售中間價為143.7萬美元,平均每平方英尺827美元,比去年同期增長9.1%。家庭戶均收入10.9萬美元,人均收入4.47萬美元。房屋每單元中間價64.9萬美元。

Cupertino有3所高中深受華人追捧:Cupertino高中、Homestead高中和Monta Vista高中。Monta Vista高中2013年API高達956分,亞裔學生為969分,亞裔學生人數較多,佔總學生數的77%以上。Cupertino高中2013年API為906分,Homestead的API2013年為873分,其中亞裔平均為930分。

普萊森頓(Pleasanton)

上市均價144.39萬美元,銷售中間價83.7萬美元。平均每平方英尺470美元,比去年同期增加16.3%。家庭年收入中位數為10.3萬美元。其公立學校有Amador Valley高中和Foothill高中,學生以白人學生為主。私立高中有The Quarry Lane高中。其中Amador Valley高中,2013年API為897分,亞裔為954分。Foothill高中在2013年API為871分,亞裔雖佔不到1/3,但API高達934分。

菲利蒙(Fremont)

菲利蒙(Fremont)房屋上市中間價105.5萬美元,銷售中間價約70.8萬美元。平均平方英尺485美元,比去年同期增長15.5%。家庭年均收入中間數為8.2萬美元,人均收入3.1萬美元。菲利蒙高中有Irvington高中、John F. Kennedy高中和著名的Mission San Jose高中,API成績分別為884、743、951。Mission San Jose高中的亞裔分數更達到968分。另外,私立高中有Fremont Christian School。熱門社區Warm Spring上市均價99.3萬美元,Irvington為84.6萬美元。

洛斯蓋托斯和薩拉托加(Los Gatos、Saratoga)

Saratoga地區今年2月份銷售價格755美元/平方英尺,比去年同期增長6%。房屋上市中間價441.4萬美元,銷售中間價191.5萬美元。家庭年收入中間值為15.5萬美元,人均年收入6.5萬美元。房屋單元均價100萬美元。

2月份前,Los Gatos上市中間價為255.2萬美元,銷售中間價為130萬美元。685美元/平方英尺。家庭戶均收入中間值為11.9萬美元,人均年收入為5.6萬美元。

2013年Saratoga高中API為938分,亞裔為967分。小學和中學非常出色。還擁有一些在加州排名前列的私立中學,如Sacred Heart學校。Los Gatos High以白人學生為主,2013年全校API為883分,亞裔學生僅佔大約1/10,但API較高,2013年達940分。

(以上房價數據來自於Trulia網站,API數據來自於加州教育廳網站)

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十大房東省稅法/Top Ten Tax Deductions for Landlords

No landlord would pay more than necessary for utilities or other operating expenses for a rental property. Yet millions of landlords pay more taxes on their rental income than they have to. Why? Rental real estate provides more tax benefits than almost any other investment.

Every year, millions of landlords pay more taxes on their rental income than they have to. Why? Because they fail to take advantage of all the tax deductions available for owners of rental property. Rental real estate provides more tax benefits than almost any other investment.

Often, these benefits make the difference between losing money and earning a profit on a rental property. Here are the top ten tax deductions for owners of small residential rental property.

  1. Interest (利息)

Interest is often a landlord’s single biggest deductible expense. Common examples of interest that landlords can deduct include mortgage interest payments on loans used to acquire or improve rental property and interest on credit cards for goods or services used in a rental activity.

  1. Depreciation(折舊)

The actual cost of a house, apartment building, or other rental property is not fully deductible in the year in which you pay for it. Instead, landlords get back the cost of real estate through depreciation. This involves deducting a portion of the cost of the property over several years.

  1. Repairs(修繕費用,重新漆油漆、修屋頂排水管、漏水、修窗戶等等)

The cost of repairs to rental property (provided the repairs are ordinary, necessary, and reasonable in amount) are fully deductible in the year in which they are incurred. Good examples of deductible repairs include repainting, fixing gutters or floors, fixing leaks, plastering, and replacing broken windows.

Read Tips for Maximizing Repair Deductions to ensure your expense will constitute as a repair, not an improvement.

  1. Local Travel(就連幫租客服務的油錢都可以抵稅)

Landlords are entitled to a tax deduction whenever they drive anywhere for their rental activity. For example, when you drive to your rental building to deal with a tenant complaint or go to the hardware store to purchase a part for a repair, you can deduct your travel expenses.

If you drive a car, SUV, van, pickup, or panel truck for your rental activity (as most landlords do), you have two options for deducting your vehicle expenses. You can:

  • deduct your actual expenses (gasoline, upkeep, repairs), or
  • use the standard mileage rate (check the IRS website for current rates). To qualify for the standard mileage rate, you must use the standard mileage method the first year you use a car for your business activity. Moreover, you can’t use the standard mileage rate if you have claimed accelerated depreciation deductions in prior years, or have taken a Section 179 deduction for the vehicle.
  1. Long Distance Travel (遠距離的租客服務,機票、飯店、餐食都可以抵稅,留下證據跟發票,不可以趁機無限上綱)

If you travel overnight for your rental activity, you can deduct your airfare, hotel bills, meals, and other expenses. If you plan your trip carefully, you can even mix landlord business with pleasure and still take a deduction.

However, IRS auditors closely scrutinize deductions for overnight travel — and many taxpayers get caught claiming these deductions without proper records to back them up. To stay within the law (and avoid unwanted attention from the IRS), you need to properly document your long distance travel expenses.

  1. Home Office(居家工作室,相關費用需符合Home Business Tax Deductions) 

Provided they meet certain minimal requirements, landlords may deduct their home office expenses from their taxable income. This deduction applies not only to space devoted to office work, but also to a workshop or any other home workspace you use for your rental business. This is true whether you own your home or apartment or are a renter.

  1. Employees and Independent Contractors(聘請員工、技工費用)

Whenever you hire anyone to perform services for your rental activity, you can deduct their wages as a rental business expense. This is so whether the worker is an employee (for example, a resident manager) or an independent contractor (for example, a repair person).

Find out tax rules that apply to landlords who hire independent contractors to help them with their rental business, see Hiring Independent Contractors for Your Rental Activity.

  1. Casualty and Theft Losses (遭竊損失)

If your rental property is damaged or destroyed from a sudden event like a fire or flood, you may be able to obtain a tax deduction for all or part of your loss. These types of losses are called casualty losses. You usually won’t be able to deduct the entire cost of property damaged or destroyed by a casualty. How much you may deduct depends on how much of your property was destroyed and whether the loss was covered by insurance.

9.Insurance (保險)

You can deduct the premiums you pay for almost any insurance for your rental activity. This includes fire, theft, and flood insurance for rental property, as well as landlord liability insurance. And if you have employees, you can deduct the cost of their health and workers’ compensation insurance.

  1. Legal and Professional Services (專業服務支出:律師、會計師、管理公司、投資顧問等費用)

Finally, you can deduct fees that you pay to attorneys, accountants, property management companies, real estate investment advisors, and other professionals. You can deduct these fees as operating expenses as long as the fees are paid for work related to your rental activity.

特別的是,以27.5年的年限來針對房屋折舊抵稅。

Landlords can greatly increase the depreciation deductions they receive the first few years they own rental property by using segmented depreciation.

Careful planning can permit you to deduct, in a single year, the cost of improvements to rental property that you would otherwise have to deduct over 27.5 years.

You can rent out a vacation home tax-free, in some cases.

Most small landlords can deduct up to $25,000 in rental property losses each year.

A special tax rule permits some landlords to deduct 100% of their rental property losses every year, no matter how much.

People who rent property to their family or friends can lose virtually all of their tax deductions.

If you didn’t know one or more of these facts, you could be paying far more tax than you need to.

以上資料來自 http://www.nolo.com