1758 Cross Way #235 SAN JOSE, CA 95125

【SOLD】

 

Boutique community with only 10 units and 90% homeowner-occupied. This eight-year-old, corner unit, townhouse style condominium is near major freeways (87, 85, 280), mass transit (Tamien VTA/Caltrain station), and Willow Glen Village plaza. 3 Bedrooms/2.5 Bathrooms with bright and airy Living & Dining rooms. 3 assigned carport spaces provide lots of flexibility! In-unit full size laundry, dual pane windows. Beautiful oak 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. HOA is $328 which includes water and garbage. Award winning Willow Glen schools.

 

為2018年的買房做準備

轉眼又到年終,一個房市瘋狂的年度將盡,也許你在2017 信用分數不夠、還沒有正式簽證、頭期款不夠、股票還不能兌現…,不論種種原因,我們又過了一關,又是一年積累、一年的成長與收穫。

2018即將到來,如果你有買房計畫,可以透過下列一些方式,先做好一些買房前的準備。

一、檢視財務狀況:概算頭期款Down payment  (如果有含家人贈與金額Gift Funds,記得先跟Loan Agent問清楚如何匯款進美國或直接進入Escrow,每一家銀行各有不同要求。原則上是錢越早到美國越好)、計算每個月可運用資金、計算出租划算還是買房划算…。我個人也能提供更精確的計算表格,包括基本稅務上知識解釋,當然更深入的稅務相關話題就交給CPA啦 🙂

二、關注一下房市:每一到兩個月我都會固定寫個人的矽谷觀察/房市分析,包括帶著客人下標買房的offer數,自我對房市的第一手觀察、來自MLS的加價率、最新的MLS成交數據、成交所需天數等等,房市已經熱了好幾年,2017更是達到巔峰,2018選擇買房絕對是買在高點,但是在灣區,一定是越早買越好。就目前趨勢看來,股市依舊大好、市場游資充盈、就業率高、經濟一遍樂觀,2018年房市看來仍有一片榮景。

三、Pre-Approval Letter:開始準備文件、並與貸款經紀聊一聊。如果想申請貸款,銀行將要求諸多文件像是W2、Pay Stub、Bank Statement,還會要求pull你的信用報告等。 此時也可以開始找貸款經紀洽詢貸款額度、利率、比較一下closing cost,並且需要依照身分、來美國的時間、有沒有信用分數等等,選擇最有利的貸款方案。 值得注意的是,買房利率在申請pre approval letter期間是不確定的,利率只能在offer被接受開始進入貸款期內,才能鎖定當下的利率。

四、檢視信用分數:每年都有一次https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action 免費信用分數申請。信用分數最好700+分,信用分數越高、貸款利率可能會更加優惠,至於如何維持信用分數,建議應平均使用信用卡,舉例來說有三張各$1000額度的信用卡,請不要一張刷到$900,最好是每張刷$300,盡量不要再辦新的信用卡、辦理車貸,或是最好諮詢貸款經紀再做這些決定。

五、面試買房經紀:大致確定買房價格帶與學區後,也可以找一個有經驗的經紀人,從經紀人過去的買房數、加價度、經驗值是了解經紀人的第一步,再來可以見面觀察、聊聊買房方向與未來買房流程。這些準備,可以幫助你快速鎖定區域、順利買到房子。有經驗值的經紀人也能充分保護買家不在搶房的過程遭受風險。

六、了解買房流程跟時間:時間的掌握點很重要,為了避免急著買到房子,或是在這瘋狂的市場「搶」不到房子,我們要概抓一下時間,首先必須清楚知道租約到期時間、預先搬家所需繳交的違約金、如果需要month by month繼續租下去,需要多少時間給房東通知,又要繳多少房租,預期拿回多少押金。了解買房流程所需時間、了解什麼是「下offer」,什麼又是「Escrow、Title insurance…. 」什麼又是Close of Escrow? 等等。

七、開始線上看房:REDFIN、ZILLOW都是線上看房很好用的軟體,也有篩選功能,了解一下房子銷售速度、最近銷售價格、今年的銷售價格,應該是明年開春的房價基礎,可以先對區域行情有些概念。

希望這七大準備動作,可以對明年有買房計畫的你有所幫助。

明天我會寫一篇2018賣房或換屋的準備。

本文同步刊登於ETtoday房產雲

我是專職房地產經紀人,也是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

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2017 8月、9月矽谷房市行情報告

 

八月、九月的市場行情報告,反應的正是今年暑假的市況,我的Broker說,今年的房市是前所未有的熱烈,其實觀察周末看房人潮、下offer數,以及下列表格所呈現的Days to Sell (上市到成交所需天數),包括加價率也維持高檔,市況依然是供不應求,且相較於去年同期的成交量,其實listing數並沒有減少,成交天數減少許多,可見市場買氣非常濃厚。

最近在Sunnyvale看房,很多賣房主都是離開矽谷到外州、退休族群,房價維持高檔,換房者減少,其實不利於房市健康。 每一位將要買房的人,我都會告知,現在可是歷史高點,謹慎入市。但是如果你問我,房價會不會跌,目前經濟大環境很樂觀,矽谷就業機會多,有「信心」買房的客戶群不減,即使升息傳聞不斷,估計現在到明年房市,依然會溫和上漲。

 

 

Time frame is from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017 Postal City is 'Sunnyvale' Property Type is 'Residential' Property Sub Type is one of 'Single Family Home', 'Condominium', 'Townhouse' Results calculated from approximately 920 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017 Postal City is ‘Sunnyvale‘ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 920 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017 Postal City is 'Mountain View' Property Type is 'Residential' Property Sub Type is one of 'Single Family Home', 'Condominium', 'Townhouse' Results calculated from approximately 580 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017 Postal City is ‘Mountain View‘ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 580 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017 Postal City is 'Los Altos' Property Type is 'Residential' Property Sub Type is one of 'Single Family Home', 'Condominium', 'Townhouse' Results calculated from approximately 360 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017 Postal City is ‘Los Altos‘ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 360 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017 Postal City is 'Palo Alto' Property Type is 'Residential' Property Sub Type is one of 'Single Family Home', 'Condominium', 'Townhouse' Results calculated from approximately 450 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017 Postal City is ‘Palo Alto‘ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 450 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017 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 1,000 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017 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 1,000 listings

 

Time frame is from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017 Area Name is '5 - Berryessa' Property Type is 'Residential' Property Sub Type is one of 'Single Family Home', 'Condominium', 'Townhouse' Results calculated from approximately 830 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017 Area Name is ‘5 – Berryessa‘ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 830 listings

 

MI
Time frame is from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017 Area Name is ‘6 – Milpitas‘ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 490 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017 Postal City is 'Cupertino' Property Type is 'Residential' Property Sub Type is one of 'Single Family Home', 'Condominium', 'Townhouse' Results calculated from approximately 330 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017 Postal City is ‘Cupertino‘ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 330 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017 Area Name is '3 - Evergreen' Property Type is 'Residential' Property Sub Type is one of 'Single Family Home', 'Condominium', 'Townhouse' Results calculated from approximately 860 listings
Time frame is from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017 Area Name is ‘3 – Evergreen‘ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 860 listings

 

2016年的矽谷房市分析報告

2016年就這樣轟轟烈烈地過去了,在預測今年的房價走勢之前,

我們先來回顧一下2016年南灣房市概況,請耐心地看到最後吧!

一、綜合買氣指標:2016年底淡季不淡,買氣仍未疲乏

先來看看2016年南灣主要大城市的房子出售數據與成交數量,詳盡描述於圖說。

南灣的Single Family Home', 'Condominium', 'Townhouse'銷售量約6600件
紅色為出售數據、綠色為售出數據,明顯看出淡旺季之差異,雖然2016年底房源已經不多,買氣不弱,成交量拉升。以上數據為Berryessa, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale.  房型為Singla Family, Condo, Townhouse等三種居住產品,數據來自2017年1月5日 MLS統計數據。
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如果我們把往南一點的Central San Jose, Willow Glen, Blossom Valley, Almaden Valley,加進來之後,銷售比差距不大。以上listing約12000多件。

以上房型僅為Singla Family, Condo, Townhouse等三種居住產品,數據來自2017年1月5日 MLS統計數據。

二、銷售分析:剛性需求強、首購型產品最搶手

南灣2016年主要銷售產品價格與成交主要族群,都是以80~100萬元的房型(買方)居多,其次為120~140萬元的族群。80萬元是入主矽谷買House的第一關,在通車時間約30~45分鐘內,區域不算太差者,目前均價已經上看百萬元,80萬元大概能買的可能是有點瑕疵的房型。

(一) Listings by Price Range  (在Berryessa, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale.  房型為Singla Family,上市的房源價格分布)

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上市的房源 價格分布 

在Berryessa, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale.  房型為Singla Family,

在Berryessa, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale.  房型為Singla Family,成交的房源價格分布↓

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成交的房源 價格分布

若以Berryessa, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale.  House買家,大家可以看一下為數最多的主要購買價還是80~100萬元以及120~140萬元的買方居多。

三、房價繼續漲,已經連漲五年

Time frame is from Jan 2003 to Dec 2016 Area Name is one of '5 - Berryessa', '15 - Campbell', '18 - Cupertino', '16 - Los Gatos/Monte Sereno', '8 - Santa Clara', '17 - Saratoga', '19 - Sunnyvale' Property Type is 'Residential' Property Sub Type is 'Single Family Home' Results calculated from 53,595 listings
Time frame is from Jan 2003 to Dec 2016 Area Name is one of ‘5 – Berryessa’, ’15 – Campbell’, ’18 – Cupertino’, ’16 – Los Gatos/Monte Sereno’, ‘8 – Santa Clara’, ’17 – Saratoga’, ’19 – Sunnyvale’ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’ Results calculated from 53,595 listings

不只House在漲,Condo、Town house漲幅也很高,請看下圖,2016 Condo平均漲幅更勝House

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↑ Time frame is from Jan 2003 to Dec 2016 Area Name is one of ‘5 – Berryessa’, ’15 – Campbell’, ’18 – Cupertino’, ’16 – Los Gatos/Monte Sereno’, ‘8 – Santa Clara’, ’17 – Saratoga’, ’19 – Sunnyvale’ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is ‘Condominium’ Results calculated from 11,869 listings
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Time frame is from Jan 2003 to Dec 2016 Area Name is one of ‘5 – Berryessa’, ’15 – Campbell’, ’18 – Cupertino’, ’16 – Los Gatos/Monte Sereno’, ‘8 – Santa Clara’, ’17 – Saratoga’, ’19 – Sunnyvale’ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from 12,950 listings

四、2017漲不漲?

去年我們已經在擔心,矽谷漲了四年的房價還漲不漲?  就在總統大選前,很多觀望的聲音讓房市交易溫和一些,卻在大選之後因為股市並沒有應聲下跌,反而股市續強,讓市場再度回溫。

市場的法則就是供需,矽谷的房地產市場也很單純,就是太多上市櫃公司員工在這上班,因此跟股市的連動性非常高,股市依然紅熱、矽谷招募外來人才依然熱絡的背景下,就目前來看,矽谷的剛性需求還在,經濟樂觀,今年房價要跌的可能性我個人覺得機會很低

當然,沒有只漲不跌的市場,房價已高的先決條件下,本身就是一個風險,一月分中國大陸開始進行更嚴謹的外匯管制,只是上有政策下有對策,若你是謹慎小心翼翼的人,可以再觀察一下未來川普上台後的市場概況。

老話一句,長期持有、自住,早點買吧,免得老婆一直念

買房、賣房 請來電 Maggie Chien  408-505-3003

2016矽谷房市放暑假!

今天是9/1號,剛好把7月+8月的房市表現寫一寫,在還沒看數據之前,先跟大家聊一聊最近市場上的心聲,這兩個月我遇到最多人問我「房價會不會跌?」

我在六月跟七月時跟大家說,目前沒有跌,但是有機會撿便宜,不用加價太多,想買房的請把握機會! 

為什麼呢? 因為暑假大家都去度假了啊!比較少買方在市場上,特別是美國國慶日時,城裡好像少了幾乎快一半的人出城,因此有不少人在七月初下手,買了個好價錢,當時產品不多,但是因為競爭少,加價率不會太高,甚至在市場上太久的房子,可以用listing price 或是低於 listing price買到。

我就有客人用現金搶到低於市價5%且五天成交的個案。

不過8月時市場上又回歸4月份時的熱絡,我們可以在部分城市看到加價率又回升的案例(像是Palo Alto, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Mountain View等,請參考下面房價走勢圖),顯示市場稍微回溫,尤其是精華區、好地段域表現更加明顯。

  • 淡季要來了!

本周的長周末(Labor day weekend)是傳統旺季,照理說,市場上會有大量房子推出,但是至今看來是還好,也呈現往年銷售量到九月就開始收縮的型態,秋冬之後,本來就是矽谷房市淡季,但是也是有機會撿到便宜的季節,房價總是在10~1月份穩定,甚至有時候能用可以用listing price 或是低於 listing price買到,直到2月就開始跳漲10%,已經連續好幾年均是如此,想買自住房的,請把握秋冬的機會,但是能選的房子也會相對減少許多

past 8 years sale volume
Time frame is from Jan 2008 to Dec 2016 Postal City is one of ‘Cupertino’, ‘Mountain View’, ‘Palo Alto’, ‘San Jose’, ‘Santa Clara’, ‘Sunnyvale’ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from 101,567 listings

房市從2008到2016年至今,目前漲幅突破100%,目前市場上買方加價力道已經衰退,但是為什麼房價沒有下跌?主要是股市近半年驚驚漲,目前仍處於高點多空交戰,矽谷房市多數為工程師、創業家等買方支撐,股票的價值對於此類型買方顯得相當重要,因此股票若位於高點,房價很難出現大幅轉折。

past 8 years sale price
近八年房價走勢 Time frame is from Jan 2011 to Aug 2016 Postal City is one of ‘Cupertino’, ‘Mountain View’, ‘Palo Alto’, ‘San Jose’, ‘Santa Clara’, ‘Sunnyvale’ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from 67,482 listings

很多人問我要不要買房,老話一句,如果是長期持有,在矽谷可說是越早買越好,除非你的租金遠低於行情,或是還沒有真正的實際需求,像是結婚、生子等等,早知道早點買,這是矽谷房市的硬道理。

  • 奉勸大家一句,買房之後,請把Redfin, Zillow給關了,因為這一兩年是不會有太多變化的,就算有,未來還是修正之後往上走勢,現在房價多少錢都與你無關,請你要賣的那天再來關心就好。

接下來看看區域表現! 加價率與成交日期有短期震盪都屬正常現象,每個月成交產品多元,都會有所影響,主要還是要回歸房價走勢大格局!

PA
Time frame is from Sep 2015 to Aug 2016 Postal City is ‘Palo Alto’ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 420 listings
CU
Time frame is from Sep 2015 to Aug 2016 Postal City is ‘Mountain View’ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 560 listings
Berryessa
今年漲很大,且近幾個月釋出量最多的Berryessa,加價率穩定未深跌,後續值得關注。 Time frame is from Sep 2015 to Aug 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 800 listings
SU
Sunnyvale看起來是加價率大幅下跌,其實是市場上出現的產品都很兩光所致,很多1間廁所的,或是在大型apartment社區附近的,誰要加價買啊? 別擔心,下個月加價率肯定又回來了。 Time frame is from Sep 2015 to Aug 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
SC
Santa clara 好區還是要加個10% 才拿的到喔! Time frame is from Sep 2015 to Aug 2016 Postal City is ‘Santa Clara’ Property Type is ‘Residential’ Property Sub Type is one of ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, ‘Townhouse’ Results calculated from approximately 910 listings

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2016年6月,矽谷房價沒有跌!

2016年已經過了一半,先來回顧我這一年寫的行情分析

上個月大半個月的時間都留在 Portland, 因為家人在那裏,我們去度了一段長假,而我不小心在做園藝工作時後手受了傷,縫了好幾針,因此,六月行情快要跟七月行情重疊寫,實在是抱歉啊!

矽谷房市怎麼樣呢?先看看經濟面吧,股市多空交戰近半年,看來空方被剪了毛,多方還在撐,究竟鹿死誰手,看來還在拉鋸。看回房市,有人說:「矽谷的生活在一個彩色大泡泡裡,對於外界是一無所知的!」 這句話部分真實,矽谷人薪水高、消費高、房價高,到處看得到名車、名牌,還有那很貴的房子總是搶來搶去,非要開春搶完之後,直到七月份房地產才會稍稍喘息。(點這裡看去年七月行情)

今年的走勢跟去年很像,一進入開春,加價率跳空漲幅可以達到8~10%,買氣消化完畢,漲勢築底後,六、七月會見到房價停滯,加價率開始下跌(但是並非房價下跌),看房量變少,庫存稍稍變多,部分賣家會在銷售價上調降一些,這些都是這幾年在矽谷很正常的現象

特此說明,加價率下跌並非房價下跌,若要談到房價下跌,也必須要先找出基期,現在看起來,房價還在至高點上,行情形成一個高原線。

每年到了這些時候,買家就會開始猶豫,「房價會不會跌?」「Maggie, 我聽說要跌了!」眾說紛紜的意見跟股市多空交戰的現象很像。

我的責任是幫助客人買到好房子 (歡迎參考 客人給我的評價) 而非幫你預測房價,我想能100%預測漲跌幅的,則應該只有神了。

來看我抓的資料吧!這是MLS系統分區的 加價走勢跟平均銷售天數 (房子需要放多久賣掉)吧!

平均銷售天數都稍微拉長,加價率則是降低!

SU

Sunnyvale

 

Berryessa

Berryessa

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Cupertino

'4 - Alum Rock', '15 - Campbell', '9 - Central San Jose', '3 - Evergreen', '11 - South San Jose', '10 - Willow Glen'.png

這張抓得範圍廣有Alum Rock, Campbell, Central San Jose, Evergreen, South San Jose, Willow Glen

 

Santa CLara

Santa Clara

 

 

 

 

 

 

PALO ALTO 全新裝修豪華房上市

Sold within 3 weeks!

Cash offer $1,142,000.

Congratulations to my seller!

(updated on 6/23/2016)

 

 

Welcome to my new listing!!

各位朋友,這周末我有一個新房源上市,社區位於Palo Alto,念的是Los Altos好學區。全新裝修的開放式空間、大面窗&落地窗,採光極佳、超大主臥,坐在客廳看的就是一面綠景,遠眺社區泳池,而主臥、客廳直接延伸到一個半開放式的大陽台,可放戶外家具供發呆休憩,或是居家BBQ都很方便,歡迎你來Open house參觀。看房請電408-505-3003 Maggie

440 Cesano Ct #113 PALO ALTO, CA 94306

2B,2B, 1400SFT,  asking price $1,149,800

 

Newly remodeled condominium located in a quiet neighborhood on the Los Altos and Palo Alto border. Close to downtown shopping and dining. Gourmet kitchen includes custom cabinetry, granite slab counters and stainless appliance. Spacious Living room & Dining area with sliding door leads to private patio area. Large Master Suite with Den and Walk-in closet. Master bath with dual vanities. Hardwood floor, Central air conditioning, Dual pane windows, 2 designated gated underground parking spaces. Interior Laundry. Excellent Los Altos Schools!!

HOA Dues $503
Community PALO ALTO
MLS# ML81588489
Lot Size 1,650 square feet
Property Type Condominium
County Santa Clara
Built 1981

Upcoming Open Houses

Saturday, Jun 4: 1:30-4:30 pm

Sunday, Jun 5: 1:30-4:30 pm

 

我在矽谷月租$2400,要買房嗎?

有個客人寫信給我,他告訴我,他跟太太現在房租2400,想買間40萬元的小Condo,我應該下手嗎?

答案絕對是肯定的,讓我們看看我回信的內容。

Q:Should I buy a house for 400K or rent a apt for 2400/month?

Since your rent is pretty high, I will suggest that you just buy a condo.
I believe you did some math already.

Let’s compare renting an apt for $2400 vs. buying a 400K condo.

If you buy a 400K house with 320K, 30 fixed rate 3.75% mortgage.
Mortgage monthly payment is $1481
Property tax:$416 /month
HOA: $250~300/month
Insurance: $20/month
1481+416+300+20=2217/month

From the above, it’s already cheaper than what you are paying per month for rent, but it requires that you have a $80K down payment available.

Mortgage interest and property tax are tax deductible:
The first 48 month, mortgage interest accrues to $46,216.  Property Tax (assuming 2.5% annual increase) is around $20762.  The tax break is roughly $23K (assuming 35% tax rate).

With that said, 48 months of living in your condo will cost you:
$46216 (interest) + $20762 (property tax) – $23000 (tax break) + $12000 (HOA) + $960 (insurance) ~ $57K.

If you can get 5% annual return on your $80K down payment (if you had invested it rather than buying a house), the “cost" there is $17.2K.

So, the total cost is $74.2K.  That’s still significantly less than $115K that you paid in rent over the same period.  When you sell the house, there’s ~5% commission, which is $20K (at $400K sale price, assuming no gain).  Your total cost is $94K assuming a flat house price.  You can easily add or subtract from that number based on your forecast.

Therefore, I know you probably will choose to buy a condo than paying rent.

 

Ever case is unique, I can calculate for you.

矽谷不動產2016年走勢「量縮價穩」

親愛的朋友久等了,我在亞洲的旅程已經結束

2/8號晚上就回到矽谷

這期間搶房還是搶得兇,不少網友與客戶問我,最近房源怎麼這麼少,怎麼會這樣,發生什麼事?

不要恐慌,讓我們一起找答案。其實市場反應出來的,就是最簡單的「供需原則」罷了!

讓我們先來看看數據,觀察了一下,呼應之前過完年房市就回溫的結果,2016年的房市依然如此。

2015年的冬天雖屬淡季,但是房屋供給量少,需求量大,價格卻依然持穩,甚至維持上揚,成交天數雖然出現微幅上揚,但是Sunnyvale, Berryessa, Evergreen以及South SJ, Blossom Valley等等的加價率卻在11月、12月落底之後彈升。

我抓了這些地區,讓我們一起來看看MLS最新數據報告

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Cupertino 201601 加價率持平,成交天數多了一天

 

SU
Sunnyvale 我只抓了Single Family  201601 加價率回彈,成交天數微幅上揚

 

Berryessa
Berryessa價錢也有回彈趨勢,看來又是個上升的跡象

 

Evergreen
就連Evergreen也是出現加價率回彈的情形

 

South SJ
也許矽谷的樣本數不夠,那我們來看看樣本數更多的Blossom Valley, South San Jose, Willow Glen,價格一樣在11月落底之後彈升。

接下來回答客戶與網友的問題!最近房子怎麼那麼少?

我可以大膽的說,原因是「搶得快!」&「中國人過年」兩大因素

房地產購買需求依然未減,雖然矽谷裁員聲四起,股票持續地下滑,但是保值性產品像是黃金已經出現漲幅,保值度更佳且有穩定租金的的矽谷不動產,在我看來2016年依然是大有可為,釋出量少,但是房價至少能在穩定中求發展,呈現量縮價穩格局。

以上報告,為MLS數據與個人10年房地產經驗的意見與觀察。

若有購屋或資產重新分配需求,歡迎透過下列方式與我聯繫,

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