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

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2016年5月最新行情/老矽谷、百萬房還是搶

眾人五月最關注的房地產話題,不外乎就是聽說舊金山房價下跌了!

舊金山房價下跌,主要以Condo領跌,其餘像是Palo Alto, Atherton 等高價住宅區,因為區域房價過高所致,交易已經放緩。

不過,很常見的工程師家庭的百萬元上下的自住需求房子,在2016年前兩季,依然是持續走揚,今年尤以95132 piedmont high school學區, Sunnyvale 念Cupertino學校的區,加上Homestead high學區漲勢最驚人,年初到五月,漲幅早就超過10%。

而百萬元房價區,Santa clara早在二月初就從去年85~95萬左右突破百萬元關卡,95132今年迅速爬升,學區差異讓房價約從80~100萬元都有,大坪數房子已經破百萬元,周邊的Milpitas向來因為垃圾場的味道讓人止步,但是房價相對親民也讓購買力轉移到該區。等等往下看數據圖走勢,就能更知道我在說什麼。

SU
May 2015 to Apr 2016 Sunnyvale Residential Results calculated from approximately 900 listings
Cupertino 2015/04~2016/04
May 2015 to Apr 2016 /Cupertino/Results calculated from approximately 600 listings
Be
May 2015 to Apr 2016/Berryessa/Results calculated from approximately 850 listings
SC
May 2015 to Apr 2016 Santa Clara Residential Results calculated from approximately 1,100 listings
MP
May 2015 to Apr 2016/ Milpitas/ Results calculated from approximately 530 listings

身為房地產經紀人,親自帶客人看房子是必須的,也是最最最基本的條件,如果應付得來,每一組客人我都是自己帶著看房子,而每天在市場上看房、投標房子,從Open house的人數、房子裡的名片數、就不難看該間房的熱度,下offer的時候,有幾分offer,也能感受出區域的熱度,最後都與MLS的系統相應,這樣的感覺,還是要多看房才能培養。

如果您有任何買賣房屋的需求,針對文章有任何疑問,或對其他區域有興趣,歡迎您與我聯繫。

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.

Bay area 的通勤系統

Cal Train System

Cal train 是從 San Francisco到San Jose 的通勤系統,每個小時都有班次往來。

San Jose and Gilroy只有 weekday peak hours only.尖峰時段 才有車。

Caltrain 有 one-way單程, day-pass一日票, 8-ride每個月乘車八次 (valid 30 days from date of purchase), and monthly月票 (valid month of purchase) tickets.

可以買儲值卡,經過車站掃票即可,新的儲值卡每張$3. 如果網路上購買,並且註冊自動加值,就免費。

另一個最大的系統則是東灣的BART系統

BART STATION

其中又以95131

Silicon Valley BART extension,Berryessa (BART station) 最受注目

Berryessa is an elevated Bay Area Rapid Transit station under construction and scheduled to open in the fall of 2017 in San Jose, California as part of the Silicon Valley BART extension.

車站地址在 1315 Piedmont Rd, San Jose, CA 95132 預計2017年秋天完工

Home Prices Rise in Nearly All Metro Areas in Second Quarter

第二季官方房價報告出爐

WASHINGTON (August 11, 2015) — A promising climb in home sales throughout the country amidst insufficient supply caused home prices to steadily rise in most metro areas during the second quarter, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.

The median existing single-family home price increased in 93 percent of measured markets1, with 163 out of 176 metropolitan statistical areas2 (MSAs) showing gains based on closings in the second quarter compared with the second quarter of 2014. Thirteen areas (7 percent) recorded lower median prices from a year earlier.

The number of rising markets in the second quarter increased compared to the first quarter, when price gains were recorded in 85 percent of metro areas. Thirty-four metro areas in the second quarter (19 percent) experienced double-digit increases, a decline from the 51 metro areas in the first quarter. Nineteen metro areas (11 percent) experienced double-digit increases in the second quarter of 2014.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says the housing market has shifted into a higher gear in recent months. “Steady rent increases, the slow rise in mortgage rates and stronger local job markets fueled demand throughout most of the country this spring,” he said. “While this led to a boost in sales paces not seen since before the downturn, overall supply failed to keep up and pushed prices higher in a majority of metro areas.”

Adds Yun, “With home prices and rents continuing to rise and wages showing only modest growth, declining affordability remains a hurdle for renters considering homeownership — especially in higher-priced markets.”

The national median existing single-family home price in the second quarter was $229,400, up 8.2 percent from the second quarter of 2014 ($212,000). The median price during the first quarter of this year increased 7.1 percent from a year earlier.

The five most expensive housing markets in the second quarter were the San Jose, Calif., metro area, where the median existing single-family price was $980,000; San Francisco, $841,600; Anaheim-Santa Ana, Calif., $685,700; Honolulu, $698,600; and San Diego, $547,800.

The five lowest-cost metro areas in the second quarter were Cumberland, Md., where the median single-family home price was $82,400; Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio, $85,000; Rockford, Ill., $94,700; Decatur, Ill., $96,000; and Elmira, N.Y., $98,300.

Total existing-home sales3, including single family and condo, increased 6.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.30 million in the second quarter from 4.97 million in the first quarter, and are 8.5 percent higher than the 4.89 million pace during the second quarter of 2014.

“The ongoing rise in home values in recent years has greatly benefited homeowners by increasing their household wealth,” says Yun. “In the meantime, inequality is growing in America because the downward trend in the homeownership rate means these equity gains are going to fewer households.”

At the end of the second quarter, there were 2.30 million existing homes available for sale4, slightly above the 2.29 million homes for sale at the end of the second quarter in 2014. The average supply during the second quarter was 5.1 months — down from 5.5 months a year ago.

Metro area condominium and cooperative prices — covering changes in 61 metro areas — showed the national median existing-condo price was $217,400 in the second quarter, up 3.1 percent from the second quarter of 2014 ($210,800). Fifty metro areas (82 percent) showed gains in their median condo price from a year ago; 11 areas had declines.

Rising home prices weighed on affordability in the second quarter compared to the second quarter of last year despite an uptick in the national family median income ($66,637)5. To purchase a single-family home at the national median price, a buyer making a 5 percent downpayment would need an income of $49,195, a 10 percent downpayment would require an income of $46,605, and $41,427 would be needed for a 20 percent downpayment.

NAR President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark., says Realtors® are reporting strong competition and limited days on market for available homes — especially at the entry-level price range. “Buyers should work with their Realtor® to deploy a negotiation strategy that helps their offer stand out,” he said. “If a bidding war occurs, it’s important for the buyer to stay patient and only counteroffer up to what he or she can comfortably afford. It’s better to walk away and wait for the right home instead of being in a situation where one has purchased a home above their means.”

Regional Breakdown
Total existing-home sales in the Northeast increased 10.3 percent in the second quarter and are 8.6 percent above the second quarter of 2014. The median existing single-family home price in the Northeast was $269,300 in the second quarter, up 5.2 percent from a year ago.

In the Midwest, existing-home sales jumped 13.4 percent in the second quarter and are 12.7 percent higher than a year ago. The median existing single-family home price in the Midwest increased 8.7 percent to $182,000 in the second quarter from the same quarter a year ago.

Existing-home sales in the South fell rose 1.1 percent in the second quarter and are 6.3 percent above the second quarter of 2014. The median existing single-family home price in the South was $202,900 in the second quarter, 8.7 percent above a year earlier.

In the West, existing-home sales climbed 8.1 percent in the second quarter and are 8.1 percent above a year ago. The median existing single-family home price in the West increased 9.6 percent to $325,200 in the second quarter from the second quarter of 2014.

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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NOTE: NAR releases quarterly median single-family price data for approximately 170 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). In some cases the MSA prices may not coincide with data released by state and local Realtor® associations. Any discrepancy may be due to differences in geographic coverage, product mix, and timing. In the event of discrepancies, Realtors® are advised that for business purposes, local data from their association may be more relevant.

Data tables for MSA home prices (single family and condo) are posted at http://www.realtor.org/topics/metropolitan-median-area-prices-and-affordability. If insufficient data is reported for a MSA in particular quarter, it is listed as N/A. For areas not covered in the tables, please contact the local association of Realtors®.

1The Ann Arbor, MI MSA and Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA MSA will now be included in the single-family price report.

2Areas are generally metropolitan statistical areas as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. NAR adheres to the OMB definitions, although in some areas an exact match is not possible from the available data. A list of counties included in MSA definitions is available at: http://www.census.gov/population/estimates/metro-city/List4.txt.

Regional median home prices are from a separate sampling that includes rural areas and portions of some smaller metros that are not included in this report; the regional percentage changes do not necessarily parallel changes in the larger metro areas. The only valid comparisons for median prices are with the same period a year earlier due to seasonality in buying patterns. Quarter-to-quarter comparisons do not compensate for seasonal changes, especially for the timing of family buying patterns.

Median price measurement reflects the types of homes that are selling during the quarter and can be skewed at times by changes in the sales mix. For example, changes in the level of distressed sales, which are heavily discounted, can vary notably in given markets and may affect percentage comparisons. Annual price measures generally smooth out any quarterly swings.

NAR began tracking of metropolitan area median single-family home prices in 1979; the metro area condo price series dates back to 1989.

Because there is a concentration of condos in high-cost metro areas, the national median condo price often is higher than the median single-family price. In a given market area, condos typically cost less than single-family homes. As the reporting sample expands in the future, additional areas will be included in the condo price report.

3The seasonally adjusted annual rate for a particular quarter represents what the total number of actual sales for a year would be if the relative sales pace for that quarter was maintained for four consecutive quarters. Total home sales include single family, townhomes, condominiums and co-operative housing.

Seasonally adjusted rates are used in reporting quarterly data to factor out seasonal variations in resale activity. For example, sales volume normally is higher in the summer and relatively light in winter, primarily because of differences in the weather and household buying patterns.

4Total inventory and month’s supply data are available back through 1999, while single-family inventory and month’s supply are available back to 1982 (prior to 1999, single-family sales accounted for more than 90 percent of transactions and condos were measured only on a quarterly basis).

5Income figures are rounded to the nearest hundred, based on NAR modeling of Census data. Qualifying income requirements are determined using several scenarios on downpayment percentages and assume 25 percent of gross income devoted to mortgage principal and interest at a mortgage interest rate of 4.0%.

NOTE: Existing-Home Sales for July will be released August 20, and the Pending Home Sales Index for July will be released August 27; release times are 10:00 a.m. EDT.

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Apple buys huge San Jose development site/ Apple繼續向San Jose航行 (n1 Campus)

Apple 上個月才租下101 Campus, 今日又傳出買下 North San Jose  “n1 Campus”

Apple 近幾年不斷擴張,員工人數眾多,不斷傳出往南置產、往San Francisco 與 San Jose租下商業不動產的新聞。

影響所及,就是周邊的租屋市場與換屋人潮,將帶來一波新的氣象。

蘋果公司買下聖荷西的北部沿第一街的大片土地,足以興建辦公室和研究園區,供1萬5000名員工使用。

這項交易上周完成,總部設在庫比蒂諾的蘋果公司7月31日付出1億3820萬現金,買下在北一街和Component Drive附近40畝土地。賣方是康乃狄克州Five Mile Capital Partners旗下機構,該公司在2010年以4000萬元買下這片土地。

金寶市(Campbell)創意策略(Creative Strategies)市場研究公司主分析師巴佳瑞(Tim Bajarin)說:「蘋果絕對可以有這樣大規模的成長,買下這塊土地代表對蘋果未來的成長有十足的信心。」

這塊地已經獲准可興建總共280萬平方呎的辦公室,規模和現在正在庫比蒂諾興建的「太空船」建築相去不遠。蘋果打算把1萬3000名員工遷進太空船建築,那裡將是蘋果的世界總部。

蘋果最近向Ellis Partners租下29萬平方呎的辦公大樓,新買下的土地就在大樓旁邊,如果合在一起,這塊地和建築就是主要的聖荷西園區所在地。

高力國際(Colliers International)房地產公司的資深副總裁貝爾(Terry Bell)說:「蘋果的成長已是意料中事,它擴張的範圍簡直沒有限制。」

不過蘋果並非矽谷唯一鯨吞大塊土地和建築的科技公司,Google早就在山景城、桑尼維爾、巴洛阿圖和紅木城擴張,LinkedIn 的成長計畫則以山景城和桑尼維爾為主,臉書在蒙洛公園市繼續發展,三星則在聖荷西北部興建大型的地區總部。

When Apple Inc. leased a 290,000-square-foot building in north San Jose last month, the big question was: What’s next?
Now we know — and Apple didn’t disappoint.
The Cupertino-based Mac maker has purchased a roughly 43-acre development site in North San Jose in a blockbuster real estate transaction that raises tantalizing questions about the company’s plans there.
The deal for developer Lowe Enterprises’ so-called “n1 Campus” closed last week, according to public records. Apple paid just more than $138 million for the property at 2347 North First St., according to a deed that I examined in person today at the Santa Clara County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. That’s a big markup over the $39 million that Lowe and its joint-venture partner, Five Mile Capital Partners, paid back in 2010. (Click here for more.)
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The deal comes on the heels of Apple’s lease of roughly 300,000 square feet from Ellis Partners in an already constructed building practically next door, marking Apple’s biggest push into San Jose. But that apparently was table stakes to the deal completed last week. Apple tends to grow wherever it leases or buys real estate, and the latest transaction shows that dynamic clearly playing out.
The possibilities with the latest transaction are wide open: The undeveloped land is approved for up to 2.8 million square feet of office space — about the same size as Apple’s under-construction Spaceship campus in Cupertino. But Lowe had been marketing plans from global architecture firm Gensler to build 1.8 million square feet in a sleek urban-style campus setting. If Apple built out that much office space, it could hold more than 14,000 workers. But it might be premature to assume what Apple has in mind: Apple could have its own program at the site. As of Monday, no new building plans had been turned in for the project.
The implications for San Jose — and north San Jose in particular — are huge. The city has for years been working to attract marquee tech tenants to the North First Street jobs corridor, which is already home to big names like Samsung, Brocade, Cisco Systems Inc. and others. Apple’s arrival — no matter what it ends up doing on the n1 site — is a major milestone that could attract more investment there.
“It’s really going to raise the profile of San Jose,” said John Boyd of site-selection firm The Boyd Co.

The latest Apple deal comes as the company executes on a breathtaking real estate program that has Apple expanding by leaps and bounds in Sunnyvale and Santa Clara, an appetite I wrote about back in May.
Still, it appears Apple will not be executing on another high-profile deal in San Jose — Coleman Highline. Apple was negotiating on a deal for the massive development site near the Mineta San Jose International Airport, which could include up to 1.5 million square feet of office, R&D, or light industrial space, as I previously reported. But brokers last week announced that the project was “back on the market,” according to an email blast sent to real estate industry professionals. It’s unclear how far along the deal was, or whether it could be revived.
What’s interesting in the latest transaction is that Apple opted to buy, not lease. It’s possible Apple wants more control over whatever it does there, and simply felt more comfortable owning the land. In addition to office space, Apple has been in the market for broad swaths of heavy R&D and industrial space, industry observers tell me. The latter could be read as a tantalizing sign of Apple’s interest in manufacturing, though such a possibility is for now market speculation. (For more on this, click here.)
With the acquisition, Apple has grabbed one of the largest remaining undeveloped infill sites in Silicon Valley. The question now is what else might be in Apple’s sights. There are several other development projects in north San Jose — including Steelwave’s Tech Place on 101, next door to the Ellis Partners site, and the Brokaw Road development from Peery-Arrillaga ( widely known as the “mystery tenant” project.)

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2015/08/03/exclusive-apple-buys-huge-san-jose-development.html

June home sales strong in Silicon Valley, East Bay

The Bay Area’s real estate market soared in June, setting some new records for sales and prices as homebuyers scrambled to act before mortgage rates climb and the new school year begins.

Contra Costa and Alameda counties led the charge, registering year-over-year sales increases of 28.8 percent and 21 percent, respectively. The sales volume rose by a more modest 11.1 percent in Santa Clara County, where the median price for a single-family home hit $940,000, a record.

The median price is the midpoint of what’s sold.

“There’s been some unleashing of pent-up demand here because of months of better job growth and mortgage rates that are still really low,” said Andrew LePage, research analyst for the CoreLogic real estate information service, which released the figures. Sensing that inventory may be expanding in some quarters, he also attributed the brisk sales to “significant numbers of people thinking those mortgage rates may not stay that low a whole lot longer.”

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen this week said interest rates could be hiked later this year if the economy keeps improving.

The 6,832 homes sold in June across the region was the highest total since June 2006, when 7,302 homes were sold.

But even with sales increasing, the Bay Area market’s soaring home prices continued to exclude many potential buyers whose pockets just don’t go deep enough.

Ask John Scarboro, an engineer at NASA Ames Research Center, who pays $2,450 rent for the two-bedroom townhouse he shares in Mountain View with his wife and two children. Fearing a sharp rent hike, he would like to settle down and buy a condo, but “the price for two-bedroom places is going up, really high, really fast,” he said. “I don’t think I’ve seen any for under $750,000.”

Given his income, he’s having trouble making the math work: “My salary is over six figures, just barely, but still it seems like a lot of money. It should be possible to find something we can afford.”

As the median price hit a new peak in Santa Clara County, homes up the road in San Mateo County replicated their peak median price of $1.2 million, set in May.

Across the Bay, median prices fell by a hair to $716,500 in Alameda County, down from a peak of $724,000 in May, but rose to $512,000 in Contra Costa County. For the region as a whole, the median price rose to $698,000, a 4.5 percent increase from the year before.

Like LePage, Saratoga-based Alain Pinel agent Mark Wong said he has seen signs of an expansion of inventory. And with families feeling the urgency to lock in deals before their children go back to school in the fall, he noted, 36 homes have sold for $250,000 or more above the asking price in recent weeks in Cupertino and Sunnyvale.

Even so, Wong said, “over asking” bids are not as extreme as they were a few months ago, when buyers typically would throw an extra $400,000 or $500,000 into the mix to make their offer more attractive. The sellers’ market is at “a point of leveling off right now. It’s not going up, not coming down. Basically people are taking a break, and some of them are catching their breath from these multiple bidding wars.”

Walnut Creek-based agent Michele Manzone, of J. Rockliff Realtors, has observed a similar abating of multiple offers: “I think some of the buyers have backed out of the marketplace because of frustration,” he said. “They’ve gotten blown out so many times, and so they just back out, especially in the hot, hot markets. It gets very emotional for them.”

Still, cities close to commute corridors and within striking distance of job centers are very tough for buyers, said Manzone, treasurer and past president of the Contra Costa Association of Realtors.

“Oakland is just so out of control right now. They’re reviving areas where you had foreclosures a few years ago; places that went for $100,000 are now bringing $300,000 or $400,000. People are coming from the city (San Francisco) and rehabilitating these places. You’ve got parts of Oakland where people never thought of buying and now they’re buying.”

In Contra Costa County, he said, the market is “pockety,” depending on city and neighborhood. Some of the most desirable areas are close to BART and transportation hubs: “El Cerrito is a hot little market, and you’ve got Lafayette and Orinda right near the Caldecott Tunnel. Anything that’s got proximity to BART, you’re going to see those places really skyrocketing in terms of sales, and the rental market has gotten out of control, as well.”

加州買房攻略-學區

【MING WEI CHIEN/簡明葳】美國最大的福利就是教育,在HIGH SCHOOL之前,念公立學校是免費的,因此不少台灣與中國媽媽遠渡重洋生子,有不少人就是為了教育。在美國置產,通常也因為學區,成了房價的票房保證,不僅房價抗跌,若未來或想先租出去,空置率也相較其他產品低。
目前矽谷地區,學區API分數最高就是Cupertino(庫比提諾),東灣則以Fremont最佳,我在此分享如何找到好分數、如何為家裡的房子尋找真正、正確的學區,供各位家長參考。
學校API分數
School Finder (Locator)
這個網站非常方便,輸入地址就可以找到學區,但是為民間網站,非官方用網,可能稍有誤差,買房之前專業經紀人都會幫忙100%確認。
各區域官方確認網址
Cupertino
Sunnyvale
Fremont
Campbell
Palo alto

http://schoolfinder.pausd.org/

New Heaven

http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/

若需進一步的房市目前銷售行情、租屋行情分析,請隨時與我聯繫。Ming Wei Chien (Maggie) 408-505-3003