這個冬天的修房小雜事

家中全室remodel完畢大概9個月了,有時候必須得過了一年四季才會知道房子有那些問題。這個冬天我們做了幾件事情,跟大家分享一下。

一、 Gutter Guard: 我家隔壁有顆大紅木,夏末開始我家前院、屋頂都是落葉,直到還是持續有零星落葉,還好夏末快下雨之前,我就請清理gutter的handyman幫我加上網子,可以隨時打開來看那種,未來希望可以自己上屋頂吹吹落葉就好,而不需要太費勁清理gutter。

我們加網子而沒加Gutter protectors/cover是想說網子還能看到gutter大概狀況,最近覺得檔大葉子效果不錯,至於會不會淤積,接下來再觀察一下。

關於Gutter周邊產品有很多,有Rain gutter foam、gutter protectors、cover等,大家可以上網查查不同的效用,Home Depot都買的到,施工時注意安全,如果家裡周圍沒有大樹,也許根本不需要加裝。

二、Downspout Extension: 前幾天下大雨才發現之前gutter水往下流的管線離房子好近,很怕地基因此受潮,於是買了Downspout Extension希望水流能遠離房子跟地基。

三、Filter:因為所有冷暖氣機都是新的,窗戶也很少開,但是卻發現灰塵問題異常嚴重,之前出門一陣子回來感冒還久咳不止,想來想去不對勁,一拆開暖氣濾網口才發現,原來之前裝冷暖氣廠商給的濾網薄如紙,根本沒有過濾空氣的效用,家中的灰塵就不斷地循環著。

安裝全新管線加冷暖氣機上萬美金,一個濾網最貴也不過$20~$30,摸摸鼻子自己換上最好的,建議都是一年至少要換一次,濾網購買之前要記得看一下尺寸。

四、Threshold & Weatherstrip,冬天的冷風吹才知道門縫有多大,我家門特殊點,所以地板是自己貼上Vinyl Replacement Insert for Threshold,購自Homedepot。另一個小門框則是從Amazon買到的Weatherstrip自行貼上,很容易操作。

分享幾樣自家的小小工DIY,如果有更專業的建議,歡迎留言指教。

房子總是有些小問題需要不斷修修補補👨‍🔧👩‍🔧,最近又發現全新的Stucco已經有些細微裂縫,地基外圍也有小小裂縫,應該是house settlement,有機會再問問建築師跟結構技師該怎麼處理,再來分享給大家。

#Remodel #修房子 #Handyman #Gutter

矽谷房產筆記/酒莊怎麼買-到加州品酒、逛酒莊

▲▼到加州品酒、逛酒莊。(圖/簡明葳提供)

▲酒莊已經超越品酒、買酒功能,土地上還有特殊建築,兼具旅遊、舉辦活動等多元發展。

圖文/簡明葳

常常有人問我,到北加州應該到哪裡玩?除了舊金山知名景點外,兩小時車程外的納帕谷地 Napa Valley以及周邊的 Sonoma County,高低起伏的山巒,一排排綿延不絕的葡萄樹,如果是八到九月造訪,正是葡萄成熟時,綠意盎然、果實累累,絕對是到北加州的必訪之處。

從矽谷往北車程兩小時處的納帕谷地,集結數百家酒莊與葡萄園,鄉村美景為底,酒莊林立,是在台灣難得一見的景致,幾乎每一家酒莊都有提供試酒服務,有些還必須事先預約,不少人一遊即愛上。微醺之餘,對於房地產有興趣的人,還常常討論起酒莊交易。

▲▼到加州品酒、逛酒莊。(圖/簡明葳提供)

▲現在正值旅行納帕谷地的好季節,綠意盎然、果實累累。

我自己不是紅酒專家,也還沒販售過酒莊,但是有幾位酒鬼好友,是多家納帕谷地酒莊的貴賓,血液裡的酒精濃度經常維持高點,已經有自己投資酒莊的慾望,不斷到處看果園、看酒莊,讓我也吸收了不少關於酒莊的房地產知識。這些酒鬼們已經品酒成精,在加州買座果園、酒莊已經成為自己的夢想,只是納帕谷地周邊太知名、太貴,已經前往中加州其他地方獵地、物色酒莊不動產。在矽谷,也耳聞過舊金山或矽谷工程師們「集資」購買中加州酒莊或果園的案例。

酒莊的交易可大致分為販售果園、販售酒莊生意等兩大類,土地使用上都是農地,並且對於土地上的農舍有所限制。果園的販售主要售出土地與現有的經濟作物,多數都有一棟農舍、部分會有釀酒室,價格依照土地大小、土質、地形、氣候、葡萄種類、有機栽種與否、灌溉設備優缺、現有通路優劣與多寡都有差別,價格從數百萬至數十萬美金不等,差異很大。

而欲販售的酒莊,多已有經營許久的品牌、試酒室、通路、人脈與現有的會員轉讓,還有製酒師合作等後續的經營輔導,部分酒莊還附設釀酒室、酒窖、甚至備有景觀的民宿與婚禮場地,讓酒莊生意更加多元化。酒莊的販售也可能沒有涵蓋土地,只是買葡萄、請製酒師製酒的生意轉讓,賣的只是生意與品牌,酒莊的交易價差更是大,千萬美金的酒莊在納帕谷地並不罕見,中加州或是名氣較小的地方也有百萬美金左右的酒莊。

▲▼到加州品酒、逛酒莊。(圖/簡明葳提供)

▲土地、農舍、葡萄等經濟作物等,都屬酒莊交易的其中一部分,圖非待售酒莊。

近年來中國紅酒需求量龐大,不少中國買家到加州買酒莊、投資酒莊,使得果園或酒莊價格不斷翻漲。根據一位酒莊主人透漏,不論是販售果園還是酒莊,如果品質不差,多數是親朋好友或是釀酒師、富人的「酒友」之間的私人買賣或投資。

這位酒莊主人也說,酒莊看起來很美、聽起來很夢幻,但是隔行如隔山,實則風險很大,後續經營不易,更難的是維持紅酒、生意的穩定度,目前市面上公開交易的酒莊與果園僅占少數。部分交易開價高昂或是「CP值」對某些買主來說不夠高,才會公開上市。

下次到北加州,別忘了來一趟納帕行,逛酒莊、品酒之外,可以來一趟住酒莊的行程,體驗一下當酒莊主人的感覺,也許哪一天,你也會買下一座加州的酒莊。

▼酒莊與果園多與農舍販售,如果有景觀,價格會更好。

▲▼到加州品酒、逛酒莊。(圖/簡明葳提供)

作者簡介

簡明葳(Maggie Chien),前《自由時報》、《蘋果日報》房地產記者,現居美國加州矽谷擔任房地產經紀人(REALTOR®),專職買、賣、管理矽谷地區的房地產也不忘寫字。部落格https://mingweichien.wordpress.com/ 。

2016/9月 矽谷房市放完暑假 續加溫

9月自開學以來,忙碌不間斷,今天偷了個空檔,寫寫9月行情,去年有一個柯小姐寫信告訴我,我的文章對她很有幫助,前幾天成立FB粉絲頁,一個在台灣專職當地產投資家的陳先生也跟我說,我的部落格很札實,對他了解矽谷房地產很有幫助。謝謝你們的鼓勵。

前陣子李國修的女兒出嫁上了新聞版面,我一直很喜歡李國修說的一句話:「人一輩子能做好一件事,就是功德圓滿」,也不斷告誡自己盡責、盡力,除了對房地產真心感興趣,其他的,真的就是一個理念:「誠實」。

也許是新聞(房地產線)記者出身,對數據敏銳度與正確度要求很高,分析數據、讓房地產資訊輕易可讀,是我這十年來一直在做的工作。

所有部落格內容都是我從加州房地產銷售系統MLS的內部數據資料,美國房子銷售透明且公開,只要產權有所變動,銷售價格與第一次的貸款金額,都會登記在縣市政府,所有人都可以查的到,精確至門牌地址與產權持有者、貸款人姓名都是公開的,與台灣模糊的房價透明化仍有段差距。

 

回到正題,10月顯示的最新銷售數據,是9月的市場狀況,上個月我提到 下個月加價率肯定又回來了,驗證MLS系統公開數據,果然沒錯,主要是暑假過完,對於矽谷房市來說,又是一個新的Peak, 一直要到感恩節,房市價量才會稍有喘息,依照目前的買氣看來,下個月一定會再創新高,銷售天數縮短,加價率回升,期待下個月我的文章吧。

 

看一下近十年南灣房價走勢,房價來到新高點,氣勢很盛!

2006-2016

Time frame is from Jan 2006 to Dec 2016

Area Name is one of ‘5 – Berryessa’, ’18 – Cupertino’, ‘6 – Milpitas’, ‘8 – Santa Clara’, ’19 – Sunnyvale’
Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from 42,662 listings
南灣最新加價率與成交天數

south-bay
矽谷周邊Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Berryessa, Milpitas, Santa Clara近一年成交天數與加價率走勢

 

Time frame is from Oct 2015 to Sep 2016

Area Name is one of ‘5 – Berryessa’, ’18 – Cupertino’, ‘6 – Milpitas’, ‘8 – Santa Clara’, ’19 – Sunnyvale’
Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from approximately 3,800 listings

santa-clara
Santa Clara 成交天數明顯縮短,平均加價率還算穩定 Time frame is from Oct 2015 to Sep 2016 Area Name is ‘8 – Santa Clara’ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 990 listings

saratoga
這個月有客人對Saratoga有興趣,好奇跑了一下數據,有反彈趨勢。Time frame is from Oct 2015 to Sep 2016 Area Name is ’17 – Saratoga’ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 340 listings

berryessa
這兩年漲好多的Berryessa ,看起來在整理中。 Time frame is from Oct 2015 to Sep 2016 Area Name is ‘5 – Berryessa’ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 810 listings

 

cu
沉寂一陣子的Cupertino 寶刀未老,繼續看漲。Time frame is from Oct 2015 to Sep 2016 Postal City is ‘Cupertino’ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 350 listings

Cupertino房價已高,進一年來銷售量並不大,

但是線圖看起來沉寂一陣子的Cupertino 寶刀未老,繼續旺。

 

 

su
Sunnyvale 曲線穩定,下個月預期有不錯表現。 Time frame is from Oct 2015 to Sep 2016 Postal City is ‘Sunnyvale’ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 880 listings

 

以上都是包括矽谷周邊’Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’的數據分析,若有其他數據或產品的分析等進一步需求,或是有買、賣房子的計畫,歡迎透過下列方式跟我聯繫。

  • 電話 408-505-3003
  • FB/電郵:chienmingwei@gmail.com
  • 微訊:maggiechien002
  • LINE:chienmingwei
  • FB粉絲專頁:Maggie Chien-Realtor

 

2016年4月最新行情/漲勢確立 各自表現

按照慣例,我又來寫MLS最新資料數據分析,四月的數據反映的是三月的房市,上個月我們歷經了平均開價相較去年跳漲10%的日子 應該很多人好奇三月市場的變化

其實從Agent每天在市場打滾的體驗,下的offer數與看房人數多寡,Buyer的出價勇敢度,大概都能感受到灣區房地產的市場溫度,三月我們與同事在出價時,正常的房子offer數都在10份左右,Sunnyvale則都有15份offer,跟天氣一樣,三月房市已經比二月來的溫暖。

除了漲勢再起,成交日也變短。市場如此,Buyer的加價實力不夠可是買不到房子,這幾個月尤其以Sunnyvale & Berryessa 市場更為火熱,買方加價力道十足,不分產品平均加價率漲至今年高點,成交數明顯稅減以下從MLS統計就能看出,就能房價已經高不可攀的Cupertino還是能看到成交天數縮短,加價率在攀升。West San Jose也是差不多的市況,但是我抓的數據只有顯示Single family(沒為什麼,獨厚我的客戶而已,他正在找這裡的House) 請大家見諒 ^^

再次聲明,每個區域、每個Zip Code都有好區跟差一點點的區域,學區、街廓、鄰居素質、是否靠近高速公路、鐵道或重大建設,都與房價息息相關,每間房子在每個人的心中顯示的價值都不一樣,每一個Agent出價之前都應該給客人近期成交數據分析,評估市場與客戶承擔能力,才進行出價。

若有問題歡迎來電、來信討論

 

SU

Apr 2015 to Mar 2016 Sunnyvale

 

BE
Apr 2015 to Mar 2016 Berryessa

 

Santa clara
Apr 2015 to Mar 2016 Santa Clara

CU
Apr 2015 to Mar 2016 Cupertino

 

West SJ house
Apr 2015 to Mar 2016 95129,95130 House only

 

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The API: 10 things parents should know

前兩天一個Cupertino 搬走的媽媽語重心長地告訴我

「我要是重新再選擇一次,我不會讓我孩子去念Monta Vista ,Pidmont High也很好啊,我兒子在MV只是前20%,他沒有高中生活,一直在念書,如果到競爭少一點點的學校,他會不會比較快樂我無法確定,但是他排名一定會很前面,史丹佛只要全校的第一名,在名校的孩子,實在很可憐...」

API分數常常是有孩子的家庭購買房子的參考指標,去年10月開始,Redfin重新調整學區分數,許多API落後的學校,突然變成9分10分,不管如何,API分數真的是百分之百的指標嗎? 你的孩子一定要爭破頭搶好學校嗎?

這裡有篇來自greatschools.org的文章,提供大家參考,讓你對所謂的API 分數有進一步的了解

1. The API is not a test.

Rather, the API is a school performance measurement system that was first developed as part of California’s 1999 Public Schools Accountability Act. Each year, the state calculates the Base API for each school to establish a baseline for the school’s academic performance, and it sets an annual target for growth. Each summer, the state announces the Growth API for each school, which reflects growth in the API from year to year.

The 2011 Base API, released in May 2012, is calculated using each school’s test results from the California Standards Tests (CSTs — state tests designed to see how students are learning state standards), the California Modified Assessment (CMA), the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) and the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE).

The 2012 Growth API, which will be released in September 2012, shows the school’s academic growth for the year. It is calculated in the same way as the 2011 Base API.

2. The API measures both school performance and improvement.

The API can be used to see how well a school did on tests in any given year, as well as to track school progress over time. Each year, parents can review a school’s API number, which shows how well it did relative to the state’s goal of 800, and also check the school’s growth from the previous year. To make it an accurate measure of school improvement, the Base API calculation only includes test results of students who were in the district during the previous school year. The Growth API is calculated using results of students from the current school year.

3. The API has very high stakes.

Due to the spotlight on API results from newspapers and the state, schools are under tremendous pressure to increase test scores and improve their APIs. While some argue that this pressure encourages schools to improve classroom instruction, others are afraid that schools will shortchange rich curricular programs in favor of test preparation drills.

4. The API measures academic performance, not school quality.

As a parent, you may have heard people say things like, “The school has an API of 750, so it must be a great school,” or “The API is only 550? What’s wrong with this school?” While these simple assessments are tempting, be careful about jumping to conclusions based on a school’s API alone. Before making any overall judgments about a school’s quality, be sure to look at its API improvement as well as other key factors, including teacher experience, parent involvement and special programs.

5. The API focuses on achievement for all students.

The API is designed to show how well schools are serving students across all ethnic and socioeconomic groups. For this reason, separate APIs are calculated for each of a school’s statistically significant subgroups, which include any ethnic groups that account for a significant percentage of the school’s population. If “numerically significant,” APIs are also calculated for a school’s socioeconomically disadvantaged students (students who qualify for the subsidized lunch program or who don’t have a parent with a high school degree), English learners, and students with disabilities.

6. Schools that don’t improve their APIs must get help.

If a school doesn’t meet its API growth target and has one of the lower Base APIs in the state, it may receive grants and special assistance to help with improvement efforts. If a school continues to fall short of its target, it may eventually be subject to strong local or state sanctions, including reassigning the principal (subject to a public hearing), reorganization or even school closure.

7. API results are for schools and districts only.

There is no such thing as an individual student API. The API is based on scores from the CSTs, the CMA, the CAPA and the CAHSEE. The API measures how a school’s or district’s academic performance improves from year to year.

8. The API has changed.

It used to include just the results of the norm-referenced tests — in the first years, the Stanford 9 tests and later the CAT/6. These tests compared California students to their peers nationwide. In recent years the emphasis has shifted to include more results from the CSTs, which more accurately reflect what California students are expected to learn in the classroom, and fewer results from the CAT/6. In early 2009, the CAT/6 Survey was eliminated entirely as a testing tool in the state.

In 2001-2002, CSTs in English language arts (for grades 2 through 11) were added to API calculations. Scores from CSTs in math (for grades 2 through 11), social science (for grades 10 and 11), and the CAHSEE were added in 2002-2003 to provide a more accurate picture of what students have learned. In 2003-2004, CST science tests in grades 9 through 11 and the CAPA in language and math in grades 2 through 11 were added. Since 2004-2005 even more indicators have been added. The API now includes the CST in science for grades 5 and 8 through 11 and in history-social science for grades 8 through 11. In 2008, the California Modified Assessment (CMA) was added to the API for grades 3 through 5. Grades 6 through 8 of the CMA were added in 2010.

9. The API is complicated.

If the whole topic of the API confuses you, you’re not alone. Educators and parents alike struggle to understand where the API comes from, how it’s calculated and what exactly it means. Here’s the bottom line: APIs range from 200 to 1000 and the goal for all schools is 800. The API is based on test scores and is calculated in a way that encourages schools to raise the test scores of the lowest-scoring students.

10. GreatSchools Ratings and the California API are different.

GreatSchools also calculates a rating on a scale of 1 to 10 based on California test results. There are several important differences between GreatSchools Ratings and California API Ranks:

  • API Ranks are created by the California Department of Education. GreatSchools Ratings are created by GreatSchools.
  • The API is calculated using results from the CSTs, CMA, CAHSEE, and the CAPA. GreatSchools Ratings are calculated using the CSTs only. For additional information on GreatSchools Ratings, check our frequently asked questions.
  • Some test subjects count more than others in the API.
  • The API includes all 5 levels of proficiency (far below basic, below basic, basic, proficient or advanced), each receiving a different number of points toward the total API. The API is calculated this way to encourage improvement in test scores. GreatSchools Ratings use only the percent of students who scored at the proficient and advanced levels. GreatSchools Ratings show how the percentage of students on grade level at a school compared to schools across the state.

 

 

My Listing!! 1089 Tekman Dr SAN JOSE, CA 95122

這是我本周上市的一個Listing,

地點很好,就在Tully Road旁,開車三分鐘就可以上101,算是鬧中取靜的好區。

這個Condo距離Kelley Park/Japanese Friendship Garden日本公園, Sharks Ice, and San Jose Giants Stadium. 開車到獅子城 Lion Supermarket, Grand Century Shopping Center and小西貢 Walmart都在六分鐘左右.

這間房子不像其他1B1B,還有一個餐廳的位置跟小陽台。歡迎來參觀!This home offers a quiet and serene lifestyle. Excellent for first time homeowner or investor. Open-house this weekend, on December 12th/13th, 19th/20th from 1:30-4:30 PM.

Call me if you have any questions!

https://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Jose/1089-Tekman-Dr-95122/home/1616380

We welcome other sellers!

We make all the necessary research to sell your home at the right price!!!

  1. We order all the required documents for you to sell your home*.
  2. We prepare all the Seller’s disclosures for you to sign.
  3. We design and print color flyer at no extra cost to you.
  4. We pay to advertise open house for your property on major local newspaper or websites or to order virtual tour per your request.
  5. We open house for you every weekend until it sells.
  6. We can help your buyer obtain mortgage and get your home to be sold smoothly.
  7. We review all offers with you together and negotiate to get the possible best deal.
  8. We go through the entire escrow period; help you avoid problems.
  • We coordinate for you with all transaction-related professionals and inspectors.
  • We make sure all legal documents signed by both you and Buyer.
  • We follow through the escrow until it’s closing.
  • We will reimburse house cleaning & yard clean up cost after closing.

*Inspections performed by qualified inspectors will be charged on seller.

**We urge you to list your home on MLS for more prospective buyers/agents seeing your property. Usually 2.5% or 3% of sales price pays buyer’s agent.

舊金山灣區 南灣 房地產 201511月最新數據報告

淡季不淡,市況「蠢蠢欲動」

12月已經7日,忙到現在才有空檔寫寫最新的買氣報告。奇怪,不是淡季嗎?可是我還是好忙呀!

沒錯,是淡了一點,冬季買氣絕對不如夏季炙熱,但是市場依然溫暖,昨天(12/6)在South San Jose 幫同事Open House,來了17組共40人,套一句同事說的話,大家已經「蠢蠢欲動。」

前幾天參加一個美國華人經紀人的晚宴,Green Valley Realty受邀參加,我也很榮幸地參與其中,老闆與公司業績前幾名的同事不約而同地認為:「過了感恩節,大家都以為12月是淡季,準備過聖誕節並迎接新年,沒想到升息疑慮未減,房市依然蠢蠢欲動。」雖然11月釋出量少,導致成交量縮,但是數字會說話,好區的成交行情依然不為所動,繼續穩定維持小小的漲幅。

來看看11月的成交市況吧!(2015年11月MLS資料庫,反映2015年10月買氣)

先來看看南灣的綜合買氣,下列數據包括San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos。再往下細看各地區分析。

All house
2014/12~2015/11 South Bay House Chart

Nov 2015平均加價率102.7 %  銷售天數達31

以下為主要City的成交市況

這是Sunnyvale只看 House的狀況

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2014/12~2015/11 Sunnyvale House Chart ↑

Sunnyvale House Nov 2015加價率 105.6%但是平均成交天數為13天,跟今年6月賣的一樣快。勝過於7月~10月需要15~19天才能賣掉。

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↑ 2014/12~2015/11 Cupertino House Chart

Cupertino 的House 11月平均加價率為103.9%,平均成交天數增加至33天,大家注意一下11月的加價率從10月後到底又微幅上升,市場果真是買盤還在,「跌不下去」,繼~續~漲!

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↑ 2014/12~2015/11 Santa Clara House Chart

Santa Clara受惠於Sunnyvale & Cupertino 擴散效應影響,今年漲得很多,是矽谷地區百萬元還能買到好房子的地方,雖然沒有太多好學區,不過地點優勢,最近也是很多年輕人的新寵。平均加價率維持104.5%,成交天數也不離譜,24天還算是中間值。

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2014/12~2015/11 Berryessa

Berryessa很好玩,買氣很穩定,大概都是20餘天成交,特別的是又看到除了Cupertino之外加價率回升的一區。

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灣區房地產201509月最新數據報告

Here is the latest market analysis by Maggie Chien.  I just finished house market research about South bay, part of east bay and also Berryessa.  Time frame is from Sep 2014 to Aug 2015.  Postal City is Palo alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Fremont, Milpitas, Berryessa.  Property Type is Residential.  Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Town house’.

一個月又過了,我為各位奉上九月初最新的市場資訊,不過八月成交狀況顯示的其實是六到七月的買氣,其中加價率可以解釋為購買力,部分區域雖然看見衰退,但是Palo alto (14.5%)、Mountian (12.6%)、Cupertino (11%)還是至少要加價一成才買的到房子,部分區域加價率稍有滑落,像是Sunnyvale從11%左右降至9%,Fremnot 小幅跌落1%降至加價率4.5%,Milpitas降至3.5%,Berryessa顯示持平狀態,加價率維持在5~6%之間。

加價率的調整,與市場需求、房價已高有很大的關係,這是最基本的經濟供需法則,市場上仍有買家相挺,但是如果有積極看屋者就知道,好房子實在不多,心裡滿意的,口袋都跟不上腳步,買得起的,都需要大力整裝一番,如果客人有實力,我乾脆建議他們買的便宜一點的爛房子,低於市價10%,把那個10%拿來裝修房屋,也可以選擇自己滿意的配備,不過當然不是每一個客人都有這種時間成本的。

以下為南灣、東灣部分地區平均在市場上的天數與加價率最新數字,僅有住宅類且不分產品,若需特殊區域、產品分析,請與我聯繫。

通常特殊市場分析,我經常用到是在出價之前,提供我的客戶該城市、該社區、或該屋近1 mile 以內類似產品的數據分析等,同學區、同性質產品近期銷售最新市況,合理出價,不是瞞天喊價。

Palo Alto Avg DOM & Sale to List Price Ratio
Palo Alto Avg DOM & Sale to List Price Ratio.

Palo Alto↑、Mountain View ↓成交天數維持低檔,6~7月加價率維持高水平,好屋難求、買盤強勁。

Mountain View Avg DOM & Sale to List Price Ratio
Mountain View Avg DOM & Sale to List Price Ratio

Sunnyvale Avg DOM & Sale to List Price Ratio
Sunnyvale Avg DOM & Sale to List Price Ratio

Sunnyvale & Cupertino 成交日期近三個月明顯拉長,↑Sunnyvale 加價率持續萎縮,Cupertino↓下圖 加價率見到彈升。

Cupertino Avg DOM & Sale to List Price Ratio
Cupertino Avg DOM & Sale to List Price Ratio

Berryessa Avg DOM & Sale to List Price Ratio
Berryessa Avg DOM & Sale to List Price Ratio

Berryessa 維持穩定,這地區因為產品好壞非常兩極,唯不少Owner occupied的房子,影響銷售天數頗大。

Milpitas Avg DOM & Sale to List Price Ratio
Milpitas Avg DOM & Sale to List Price Ratio

Fremnot & Milpitas地區成交天數維持穩定,加價率受到7/21地震影響,可能會稍微影響買氣。

Fremont Avg DOM & Sale to List Price Ratio
Fremont Avg DOM & Sale to List Price Ratio

10個您需要知道的買房出支

如果您是首次購屋者,瞭解您必須支付出的以下十項買房額外費用,可以幫助您在付錢時比較有心理準備。
1.誠意金 (Earnest money)
為了證明您是有誠意的想要購買房屋,必須支付1%至2%的總購買價為誠意金。誠意金的大小是會根據市場因素而改變,如果您所在地區的房屋買賣市場很熱門,賣家可以要求比較多的誠意金,相對的如果市場冷卻,賣方可能只需要非常小額的誠意金。另外各州政府也有不同的誠意金金額規定管理。
2.託管賬戶 (Escrow account)
託管賬戶基本上是一種貸款公司確保您有足夠的資金來支付相關稅費和貸款保險。您需要支付的金額依照地區、貸款公司、貸款類型而異,可能包括了數個月至一年的費用。託管賬戶通常是在訂金低於20%以下所需,同時也是FHA首次購屋貸款強制必須要有的,但VA退伍軍官貸款並不需要。
3.貸款手續費 (Origination)
手續費通常金額頗高,這是必須支付給貸款經紀人或是貸款公司的手續費,包括承銷、始發和處理代理價錢。手續費通常只是貸款總金額的一小部分,通常為總金額的1%,請記得找貸款時還是得貨比三家。
4.房屋檢驗費用 (Inspection)
您要確保新家沒有任何損毀或是結構上的問題,例如漏水、害蟲、發霉等問題,就必須支付房屋檢驗費。通常房屋檢驗費大約介於$300至$500元左右,房屋檢驗可偵測出結構問題,淹水可能性,和其他重大問題。害蟲檢驗費用大約為$150左右,一般檢驗的重大害蟲為白蟻。
5. 律師費用 (Attorney)
少數地區在房屋成交時必須有律師在場,例如喬治亞州,大部份地區則不需要。如果您的所在地需要有律師協助成交,您就得支付律師費用。
6.信用檢查 (Credit check)
雖然網路上有免費的信用檢查,但一般貸款公司都不會接受這種免費報告,貸款公司所需信用檢查大約為30元。
7.額外保險 (Extra insurance)
如果您住在天災較多的地區,可能需要購買額外的保險,例如洪水、地震險等等。
8.估價費用 (Appraisal)
您的貸款公司一定要在知道房產公平價值後才會願意貸款給您,房地產估價費用大約為200至400元左右,以地區和房屋大小各有所異。
9.產權過戶費用 (Title Company)
您必須支付產權過戶費用給過戶公司,確保房產所有權是明確無誤的,通常貸款公司會推薦過戶公司給您,但您也可自己找尋合作公司。
10.土地勘測費用 (Survey)
土地勘測並不是必須的,但是貸款公司可能會要求您使用專業土地偵測,來確認您的地產大小界線,價格大約100元左右。
記住:您有議價能力,貨比三家,多做功課瞭解您的地區的平均費用,如果您對價錢不滿意,可議價,也可尋找別家公司服務。
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10 Home-Buying Costs You Need to Know About
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If you’re a first-time home buyer, you might get a little queasy when the last line of your good-faith estimate comes in at several thousand dollars. And after the color returns to your face, you might also be a little more than perplexed by some of those fees.
Knowing what you’re paying for—like these 10 common costs—can ease that check-writing pain.
1. Earnest money
To prove you’re “earnest” in your purchase commitment, expect to plunk down 1% to 2% of the total purchase price as an earnest money deposit. This amount can change depending on market factors. If demand in your area is high, a seller could expect a larger deposit. If the market is cold, a seller could be happy with less than 1%.
Other governing factors like state limitations and rules can cap how much earnest money a seller can ask for.
2. Escrow account
An escrow account is basically a way for your mortgage company to make sure you have enough money to cover related taxes and mortgage insurance. The amount you need to pay varies by location, lender, and loan type. It could cover costs for a few months to a year.
Escrow accounts are common for loans with less than a 20% down payment and mandatory for FHA loans, but it’s not required for VA loans.
3. Origination
The origination fee is a hefty one. It’s the price you pay the loan officer or broker for completing the loan, and it includes underwriting, originating, and processing costs.
The origination fee is a small percentage of the total loan. A typical origination fee is about 1%, but it can vary. Use your good-faith estimate to shop around.
4. Inspection
You want to be assured your new home is structurally sound and free of surprises such as leaks or pests living in the walls. Those assurances come with a price.
Home inspection: This is critical for home buyers. A good inspector will be able to notify you of structural problems, flooding issues, and other potentially serious problems. Expect to pay $300 to $500 for a home inspection, although cost varies by location.
Radon inspection: An EPA-recommended step, this inspection will determine whether your prospective home has elevated levels of the cancer-causing agent radon. A professional radon inspection can cost several hundred dollars.
Pest inspections: Roaches are one thing. Termites are a whole different story. Expect to pay up to $150 for a termite inspection.
5. Attorney
Some states, such as Georgia, require an attorney to be present at closing. In some other areas, this is optional. If you use a lawyer, expect to cover the costs, which vary by area and lawyer.
It’s typical for mortgage companies to have a lawyer on their end, although they should cover the bill.
6. Credit check
Just because you can get your credit report for free doesn’t mean your lender can (and it will actually pull all three). You have to reimburse the lender, usually around $30.
7. Extra insurance
If you live in a hazard-prone area, you might need to purchase extra insurance, like for flood.
8. Appraisal
Your lender won’t loan you money for a home without knowing what its fair market value is. An appraisal will cost $200 to $400, depending on location and property size.
9. Title company
You pay this to the title company to make sure the property’s title is free and clear. Your lender will recommend a title company, but you can also shop around for one.
10. Survey
It’s not required in all instances, but your lender may require a professional surveyor to determine exactly where your property lines are drawn. Prices vary widely, but expect to pay at least $100.
Remember: You have bargaining power. Shop around to get a feel for what rates and fees apply in your area. If you aren’t sure what a lender is charging, ask for an explanation—the charge might not be set in stone. If you’re unhappy with a charge, negotiate.
(Info Source: Realtor.com & wordpress.com)