關於白蟻termite的處理

最近客戶買了老屋,都會做一下termite的處理,termite的處理時間必須是交屋後取得產權才能對房子做treatment,如果會做一些小型的remodel,甚至是換櫥櫃等等,則建議裝修後再處理,因為可以避免板材內有蟲卵一併殺除。

加州白蟻有兩種,地下白蟻(Subterranean termites)和乾木白蟻(Drywood termites),在網路上搜尋到一篇文章,還說地下白蟻分兩種,點擊連結可以看到原文,雖然說的是德州的白蟻,但是我覺得挺有意思的,本土型地下白蟻( Native subterranean termite),及外來種台灣白蟻(Formosan subterranean termite,或翻議成福爾摩沙白蟻),顧名思義這種白蟻最早在1956年在休士頓發現,推估可能隨載運木頭的船從台灣和大陸福建沿海過來。

地下白蟻喜歡潮濕、陰暗處,注意漏水問題並且不要在房子周邊栽種植物、不要堆積紙張、木頭在房屋旁是一預防方式。

 乾木白蟻 (Drywood Termite)

則是在建築物上比較容易被發現的白蟻,通常木門、窗框、siding有大小孔洞、脆弱的木屑貌,就都是乾木白蟻的痕跡,處理方式就是把房子包起來薰蒸(Fumigation),通常是在過戶之前一兩星期,我們就會聯繫殺白蟻公司估價,並且安排過戶後兩日的薰蒸時段。搬家之前就把房子薰蒸完成,以免後續的麻煩。

殺白蟻公司也會打給PG&E 停止供應薰蒸時期的瓦斯,薰蒸程序過了24小時以後,就對人體無礙,可以安排PG&E重新開啟瓦斯(需要約時間,現場要有成人,才能幫忙開啟瓦斯)。

白蟻公司處理完之後,會再給一份報告,並且提供一到三年不等地保固。

關於殺白蟻的知識,我找了幾篇文章,給大家參考

3 Termite Treatment Safety Concerns

Termite Treatment Options

短租套房訊息(2018/12/1~2019/2/23)

【有人需要短租1~3個月套房嗎?】

幫忙轉貼一個租屋訊息,之前自己租的房子是私人持有的才九個單位,這次去參觀一下這種幾百戶豪華社區真是大開眼界。游泳池跟公共區域又大又豪華,一進社區門就有一種住在豪宅的香氣,滿布綠意植栽跟個性家具。

社區設施泳池、游泳池旁邊還有戶外fire place、開放式廚房、辦公桌、交誼廳、桌球室、烤肉區、極盡奢華之能事。 以下為轉租訊息,請直接聯繫他。

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租金:2000美元/月(雙人住為$ 2200 /月)(包兩個車位,門車庫)
租期:12月即可彈性入住,租賃到2019月2月23結束
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收到七個offer的案例

 

前幾天幫客戶下了一單,屋況極好,屋主自己就是房產專業,對房市熟悉,也知道在這市場上想賣房子就必須整理好屋況。

屋主除了將termite section 1全都修理完畢,也將自家重新remodel一番,換掉老舊的裝備,重新粉刷、換地毯、新草皮,新換的裝備質感不差,也不像一些只想賺錢的flipper都只做表面功夫,不是缺的衣櫃門,就是油漆塗到旁邊去、不然就是留一個毫無生命力的院子,只有一堆廢土,能省則省,讓人offer想下都下不出去。

屋主在disclosure裡面也詳盡告知屋況跟維修歷史,包括這50幾年來家人持有期間都沒有人在屋內死亡等。

下offer之前一日、前兩個小時都跟listing agent好好聊了一下,他說送出去7份disclosure,目前已經3組人馬確定會下offer,沒想到晚上offer截止時間,竟然收到7份offer,我還跟同事開玩笑說沒想到是全壘打,很少送幾份報告出去就回收幾份offer的。

仔細想想,這個價位的購買族群大部分都是有孩子的雙薪家庭,這種 section 1全修好的房子,remodel的質感也佳,當然會受到青睞,有孩子的雙薪家庭,還真的沒有時間大搞remodel。

同一個大街廓各隔一條街不到0.4 mile 的直徑範圍就有三間房子出售,也屬同一個學區,這間上市10天就有7個offer的好成績,其他兩間還在市面上等著買家上門,更別說其中一間只給buyer agent 2%的commission,不少買家經紀可是會直接跳過。

給想賣房子的朋友一點建議,在現在的買方市場,要如何順利賣房,除了房子本身的地理位置是關鍵,在時間允許下,也許可以趁早做檢查報告,把需要維修的問題修好,如果可以做點稍有質感的輕裝修、院子也整理一下,不要那麼小氣只給buyer agent 2% commission,會幫助你賣房子賣得更順利,不然在這樣的市場,就只有等offer、等著被殺價的份。

這間房子最後是我同事買到了,因為其他6個offer都有contingency,他們沒有,賣家也不貪心,只要他們match第一名就賣給他們了,真是恭喜,因為這間房子是讓人覺得安心的好房一間。

2018年9月矽谷房市行情報告

好久沒有準時寫文章了!
九月份的周末都在看房,weekdays也是到處跑,剛好這陣子手上的買家南灣、東灣都有看,而上個周末(9/29~9/30)兩天,我整整看了20間房子。 Sunnyvale 兩房全數被我看完了,94087的house、Cambrian、Almaden地區也大概七成看過,Milpitas, N Fremont, Newark & S Union City新房、舊房我也是持續關注,
市場上買家還在,但卻因為市場上選擇多而放慢腳步。觀察不少地區,相較於今年3~5月的房價,依照區域有別,已經有10~15%跌幅。
房價漲跌向來就是供需面的互相影響,最快跌價的就是大型興建Town house/ Condo社區,因為此類型戶數多,如果遇到鄰居也在賣房子,甚至建商還有餘屋,銷售速度放緩,價格當然也有影響。
此外,大街上、高速公路旁、路沖、電塔、鐵道旁,此類型稱為「有硬傷」或「嫌惡設施」的房子在現在的市場上,影響尤大。除了電塔、鐵道、高速公路第一排我是特別堅持買方不要碰以外,能接受大街跟路沖者,只要地點好、學區好,反而是有撿便宜的機會。當然,如果有選擇,我們還是先從巷弄裡撿便宜就好。
相對保值的地方,就是學區跟交通房,不過學區房也不一定是鐵不跌,像是今年Great school 分數大改制,許多以往API高的好學區,分數紛紛調降,而市場上買家只對Redfin/zillow學區上的評分比較有感,所以以前老經紀(我老闆說的) 口中所謂的好區,舉例像是West San Jose 95129/95130 熱度非常明顯地不如往昔了。
價格相較今年最高點,有明顯跌幅的區域還真不少,在此就不一一列舉。當市場上一路往前衝時,大家奮不顧身搶房,現在房價過了最高點,買家心理的期待會變成「還會不會再跌?」每次我遇到這問題,就很希望大家去問問自己的算命師XD,如果你有高明的人指點,請他幫我回答這題。至於屋況、市場估價、檢查報告、賣方資訊、後續裝修、出租服務等等,我通通能回答。

歸納近期市況:
第一、買賣雙方正在拉鋸,多數賣方都必須讓步才能順利售出
也有開超低價吸引買家出offer的,比周邊成交價少個10~20%的「開價」還真不少,也有因此就收不到開高價的offer,只好又把價格調上去,最近Listing Agent不好做,賣房賣得戰戰兢兢,開太高沒人看,開太低又加不上去,所以不要再殺commission了 
九月幫客戶買到的兩間房子,都是低於今年春天甚至去年冬天的行情的價格
第二、市場上買家還在,但是持續觀望,下手一定想殺價
買家有剛需,看房行程未間斷,但如果目標不堅定,實在是難以下手。在這樣的市況下,如果我是買家,我一定也會有同樣的猶豫心態。不過殺價殺不殺得成,買不買的到,還是要回歸開價跟屋況,屋況新、開價低,多數還是要往上加的。
第三、投資客還是虎視眈眈,市場游資很充裕
還是有客戶天天LINE我:「這間不錯」「這間怎麼還沒賣掉?」投資客不如真實剛需的買家,現在要下手,難免猶豫不決。投資型客戶的煩惱是身邊有籌碼、可是股市太高也不知道放哪去。現在想入場投資,必須待長期持有,且一定要慎選地點啊。
(矽谷的租金報酬真的不好,扣除所有持有成本,如果有3%就算很高啦! 矽谷房價已高,不可能有高報酬!真的不是我不幫你找房…)
第四、利率持續攀升,房價小幅修正
舉例來說,之前100萬的貸款如果是30年固定利率4%,月繳$4774,現在貸款90萬,固定利率4.75%月繳金額為$4695,房價雖減但是利率不斷升,持有成本也不一定會變低
第五、市場上餘屋量越來越多,價格紛亂
有時候觀察同一社區、同一neighborhood,如果有多間餘屋者,價格一定守不住,但是如果屋況好、條件好,像是邊間、雙車位等等,不彷把握機會出價。
寫到這裡,大家應該擔心房價又要繼續跌了!? 我還是不悲觀啦,但是要慎選房、慎選地點,至於怎麼挑,跟你的經紀人好好討論一下。

以下數據就讓大家參考一下月與月之間的變化,去年同期跟現在的加價率、銷售所需時間平均值,至於各區域性的行情與出價等資訊,就需要精細的comparable、還有要與屋主跟Listing agent談談談、磨磨磨,磨出好價錢。
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Postal City is 'Sunnyvale' Property Type is one of 'Residential', 'Residential Income (1-4 units)' Property Sub Type is 'Single Family Home', 'Condominium', and 'Townhouse' Results calculated from approximately 920 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Postal City is ‘Sunnyvale‘ Property Type is one of ‘Residential’, ‘Residential Income (1-4 units)’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 920 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Postal City is 'Palo Alto' Property Type is one of 'Residential', 'Residential Income (1-4 units)' Property Sub Type is 'Single Family Home', 'Condominium', and 'Townhouse' Results calculated from approximately 440 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Postal City is ‘Palo Alto‘ Property Type is one of ‘Residential’, ‘Residential Income (1-4 units)’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 440 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Postal City is 'Mountain View' Property Type is one of 'Residential', 'Residential Income (1-4 units)' Property Sub Type is 'Single Family Home', 'Condominium', and 'Townhouse' Results calculated from approximately 540 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Postal City is ‘Mountain View‘ Property Type is one of ‘Residential’, ‘Residential Income (1-4 units)’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 540 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Postal City is 'Cupertino' Property Type is one of 'Residential', 'Residential Income (1-4 units)' Property Sub Type is 'Single Family Home', 'Condominium', and 'Townhouse' Results calculated from approximately 320 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Postal City is ‘Cupertino‘ Property Type is one of ‘Residential’, ‘Residential Income (1-4 units)’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 320 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Postal City is 'Santa Clara' Property Type is one of 'Residential', 'Residential Income (1-4 units)' Property Sub Type is 'Single Family Home', 'Condominium', and 'Townhouse' Results calculated from approximately 950 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Postal City is ‘Santa Clara‘ Property Type is one of ‘Residential’, ‘Residential Income (1-4 units)’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 950 listings
CB
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Area Name is ’14 – Cambrian‘ Property Type is one of ‘Residential’, ‘Residential Income (1-4 units)’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 820 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Area Name is '17 - Saratoga' Property Type is one of 'Residential', 'Residential Income (1-4 units)' Property Sub Type is 'Single Family Home', 'Condominium', and 'Townhouse' Results calculated from approximately 310 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Area Name is ’17 – Saratoga‘ Property Type is one of ‘Residential’, ‘Residential Income (1-4 units)’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 310 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Area Name is '5 - Berryessa' Property Type is one of 'Residential', 'Residential Income (1-4 units)' Property Sub Type is 'Single Family Home', 'Condominium', and 'Townhouse' Results calculated from approximately 770 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Area Name is ‘5 – Berryessa‘ Property Type is one of ‘Residential’, ‘Residential Income (1-4 units)’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 770 listings
MI
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Postal City is ‘Milpitas‘ Property Type is one of ‘Residential’, ‘Residential Income (1-4 units)’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 520 listings
AM
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Area Name is ’13 – Almaden Valley‘ Property Type is one of ‘Residential’, ‘Residential Income (1-4 units)’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 400 listings
BH
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Area Name is ’12 – Blossom Valley‘ Property Type is one of ‘Residential’, ‘Residential Income (1-4 units)’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 940 listings

 

EG
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Area Name is ‘3 – Evergreen‘ Property Type is one of ‘Residential’, ‘Residential Income (1-4 units)’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 690 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Postal City is 'Redwood City' Property Type is one of 'Residential', 'Residential Income (1-4 units)' Property Sub Type is 'Single Family Home', 'Condominium', and 'Townhouse' Results calculated from approximately 670 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018 Postal City is ‘Redwood City’ Property Type is one of ‘Residential’, ‘Residential Income (1-4 units)’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 670 listings

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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

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