加州買房基本題-財務篇

很久沒有發買房基本知識的題目,我的客戶中,第一次買房的比例很高,所以有些題目基本上我是每幾周都在回答,今年我會趁著有空檔時,多多寫下買房基本知識,讓更多first time buyer有點概念。

通常第一次諮詢的時候,我會建議buyer跟loan agent 聊聊,買房的第一步就是Pre-Approval letter,銀行會針對buyer的收入試算出最高可貸款金額,加上自己準備好的down payment首付款,就是購買總價,有了這基本概念,會比較好鎖定區域跟購買類型。

每月負擔

買房的時候,到底月供是多少錢?

買房之前要先了解每個月的月繳金額會有常聽到的PITI Principal本金、Interest貸款利息、Tax房屋稅、Insurance保險

貸款本金跟利息的計算方式,可以在利用網路上的Mortgage Calculator試算

每一年都需要繳交加州房地產稅,稅費以買房房價為基礎的1.2%,每一年如果房屋正常漲幅,稅金還可能從原始的稅基再加2%,如果房價有更大的漲幅,稅金漲幅也可能超過2%。

常常會有客戶問我,為什麼我在Zillow跟Redfin看到的是0.7%有時候更少呀? 我想網路上很多計算方式是用屋主的現在房地產稅帳單跟現在的房價估算出來的,這並不正確,只要產權有異動,就必須重新計算房屋稅,如果想要更精確地知道房屋稅額,可參照NHD Report上面都會有房屋正確稅率跟區域特別費。

至於保險,也就是俗稱的火險,有貸款銀行一定會要求新屋主買保險,畢竟銀行也是出了很多錢XD,當然加州還包括意外險等等,這部分要請保險經紀解釋比較好,保險金依照房價Townhouse大概是$500起,Single Family $800起,因為山火的關係,保險也是年年漲價,不過還好幅度不會太嚇人。

這裡不包括地震險跟水災險喔,地震險是個人意願,水災險則是在特殊洪水區有要求就必須買。

如果買的是Town House或Condo,HOA也要計算入每月負擔

CLOSING COST

買房除了房價,還有一筆Closing Cost在過戶之前需要付清,如果在東灣買房,因為是buyer負擔Escrow跟Title insurance,概抓1%房價,如果在南灣則概抓0.8%。

而Closing Cost有哪一些呢?

買房有貸款,貸款成本包括估價師費用$700-$1400、銀行手續費(大概有Processing/Underwriting Fees, Document Preparation Fees, Funding Fees, Tax Service, Flood Certificates, etc.)大約$2000~$4000,有些銀行因為客戶的信用不佳、或想buy down the rate、或外國人沒有信用可能會收Point(%),常聽到收1個point就是貸款金額的1%,借貸50萬元就是另收$5000。 No point no fee是最好的情況,但是依照個人信用有別。

依照縣市習慣不同,買方會需負擔的產權保險費Title insurance Owners’ Title Insurance Fee +如果有貸款也需要付 Lender’s Title Insurance Fee,依照房屋所在地則會有 City transfer tax,至於誰該付什麼並沒有硬性規定,我們都遵照地方習慣,誰來付款可以參考這裡http://chicagotitletransfertax.com/

依照房屋購買日期,Escrow會幫我們prorate買賣雙方的Property Tax,Escrow還會收取一些雜支,比如說Notary公證人來你家簽名的費用,遞送文件到County 的跑腿費,代收County收的一些登記費等等

找到一個Closing Cost試算器挺好用的

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Ask $699,998 – Low HOA: $280

Come to see it in person!! Unit located in a corner of a well maintained nice community. The house is move-in ready. End unit with a huge yard!! Seller upgraded the house with new recessed lighting, waterproof laminate. Newer kitchen with newer stove, dish washer, and water heater. Washer and dryer in unit. 2 car side-by-side garage. Central heating and cooling. Large patio in the back and a second-floor patio by the master suite. 3 blocks from Transit Center for Buses and Light Rail. Walking distance to restaurants. Available for showing on 8/1-8/2 between 1 – 5PM.

If you are first time buyers, we are qualified for BOA 5-10% down payment, AHG & LMI program! Buyer may get up to $7500 closing cost help and a maximum of $10,000 credit from the lender!! You can talk to any BOA agents for the details.

租不如買,最低只要5% 頭款!首付款最低$36,450再加上$7500 Closing credit補助,$10000買房補助。

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3B| 2.5B|1408 Sq.Ft. asking $729,000-

BOA 推出特定區域首購優惠方案,如果你的年收入在19萬元以下,即可能符合資格,低頭款、$7500 Closing credit補助,可以拿來Pre pay HOA,$10000買房補助,美國銀行助你買房。

這個方案有區域限定,我的這間listing就有符合喔!

維護很好的小區,這次要賣的在邊間、有個大院子、新地板、格局好、採光好、Low HOA$280,邊間、安靜、還有超大院子可以養寵物、種花草跟蔬果,HOA 很低只要280。🏡🌲🌳

一樓是大客廳與餐廳空間,直接兩大落地窗對著院子,空間超寬敞,廚房小而美,櫥櫃只有兩年新,back splash也做好啦,全室都有吸頂燈,餐廳還有Spot lights、洗衣房就在車庫旁,車庫停兩台SUV跟放雜物還有空間。

二樓有3房與雙衛浴,主臥好~大~間,放雙人床、小孩床還有餘,走出去有個Patio,你想擺個小桌椅,看看華燈初上的夜景也不錯。另外兩間房間也很大,有樹梢窗景,當辦公室或分租攤房貸也行。 走路就到VTA station,上HWY 680, 101 也很近,交通房、首購房!!

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2020年6月矽谷房市行情報告

每周都在看房下offer,發現最近買氣很兩極,如果是區域相對低價房,尤其獨立屋、學區房,常常上市7-10天就multiple offers賣掉,但是僅限開價合理、屋況不差。然而市場買氣雖好,但是還算理性,瘋狂地搶是僅限於少數案例。

如果屋況差,不知道是不是大家覺得維修麻煩?在市場上的日子常常動輒三星期,也有幾個月還乏人問津的,這樣的房子有撿到便宜的機會,就看看賣家心態與買方經紀如何運作了。

其實修房真的沒那麼可怕,做一些簡單的裝修像是把報告列舉出來的問題修好,粉刷油漆、甚至裝個新廚房、做個新廁所都不需要超過三個星期,就是有點麻煩需要採買材料跟監工,但是你能採買自己喜歡的風格與省到不少錢。我還是鼓勵大家自己裝修,有我當你的顧問,問不倒我,問到我不懂的事,我也可以幫你問問結構技師、Licensed Contractor等,真的不需要太害怕。 🙂

來看看過去兩個月的市場~

六月成交數據看五月買氣,來看看過去兩個月的數據,非常地明顯看到買氣回升,甚至房價又漲了!!

在此要特別特別強調,三月到六月之間,MLS有關掉上市天數計算器,在MLS上面的成交所需時間到目前為止都還不準確,但是加價率的變化可以稍微當作參考,加價率跟上市所需時間的關係,應該要到八月時的數據才會有比較精準的參考價值。

銷售數據反彈、平均成交價漲了,平均成交中位數小小跌幅,但是依然維持一定水平。

先看看這張 Number of Homes For Sale vs Sold 紅色是上市房、綠色為賣掉的房子,明顯可以看到整個Santa Clara County買氣跌至四月(五月成交數)之後已經回升,下個月預計將持續升高。

Time frame is from Jul 2019 to Jun 2020
County is ‘SCC – Santa Clara’
Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from approximately 17,000 listings

還記得四月我說交易量瞬崩嗎? 數據已經明顯反彈

過去五年Santa Clara County成交間數從五月成交量降至谷底後明顯回升

雖然不到過去水平,但是在疫情下,這樣的買氣應是不錯吧!此數據為交易間數

Time frame is from Jan 2015 to Jun 2020
County is ‘SCC – Santa Clara’
Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from 77,940 listings

交易總額當然也跟著回升

以下這張是平均成交中位數

平均房價竟然漲了!!!

Time frame is from Jan 2015 to Jun 2020
County is ‘SCC – Santa Clara’
Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from 77,940 listings

再來我們看看整個Santa Clara County的加價率跟銷售所需天數↓ (天數只是參考值,過幾個月才有參考價值)

Time frame is from Jul 2019 to Jun 2020
County is ‘SCC – Santa Clara’
Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from approximately 12,000 listings

過去六個月Santa Clara County成交量大區前10名

ime frame is from Jan 2020 to Jun 2020
County is ‘SCC – Santa Clara’
Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from 3,124 listings

以下則是各主要地區的加價率跟銷售所需天數↓ (天數只是參考值,過幾個月才有參考價值)

Palo Alto
Mountain View
Willow Glen, Cambrian, Campbell
South San Jose, Blossom Valley, Almaden Valley
Berryessa
Cupertino
Sunnyvale

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買房故事分享- 價差18%

今日交了一間房,去年12月買到的客戶轉介的,去年下著雨看房的客戶撿便宜,(因為屋主剛生小孩啊)。今年這位客戶,也抱著一定要撿到便宜心態買房。 可能意念夠強吧,我們第三個offer買到了!

去年同社區、同房型、同尺寸成交價117萬,今年三月104萬,我們買99萬,屋主以前也是broker,同時是社區board成員,一直說這小區財務很穩定,他都監督且幫忙規畫好了。因為屋主年紀大了要退休, 打算從住了20幾年安安穩穩的房子搬到退休村,準備出售之前換過全新的橡木地板、全新地毯,質感很好,都是中上等級。

這個房子我們要下標之前先看過同社區另一間,通常一個社區有兩間以上在賣,有時候價格會比較好談。 第一間我們不想出太高,畢竟離高速公路還是有點近,晚上無法開窗,難免會有些許白噪音。

買到的這間房子照片拍得不吸引人,也沒做staging,本來客戶連看都不想看的😌。後來照片拍得漂亮的那間差了一點沒有買到,想說去看看這間不起眼的也好,沒想到屋主自住、屋況很好 (之前沒買到卻裝修漂亮的是投資房、出租用),建材質感很好,房子好乾淨,就連walk through時也是一塵不染,浴室玻璃都沒有水垢喔,報告上的幾個小缺點屋主也負責修好了。

相較去年最高點,跌了18% ,這個社區算多,現在市場上Townhouse& Condo的平均跌幅10~15%。

最近市場的確有越來越冷清的跡象,其實看房數很多,Cupertino兩百多萬房都有破百組客戶、San Jose 一般房子前兩周也有50組人看房,只是出offer數不踴躍。 (市場還是有例外,學區好、屋況好、價錢合理的還是有multiple offers,昨天同事就說Lynbrook 200萬房,有7個offer)

市面上放得比較久的房子,多數是學區不好或屋況差,也因此調價格的不少、價格不好的話有些屋主會選擇下市、不賣轉租也是賣家的另一個處理房產的方式。

賣家持有成本低,如果沒有非賣不可的原因,在市場上出租目前都還算容易。我在Campbrain 靠近Campbell代管的出租房,九月的時候要出租,前三個星期總共有近50組人想約看房,只是知道是半年租期之後,多數希望是一年以上租約而作罷。

天氣轉涼,這兩個星期上市的房子量也逐漸減少了,上市的房源有些蠻不吸引人的,房價會不會繼續跌呢?繼續觀察中。

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

謝謝上個月成交客戶的最新評價

我是 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

  • 電話 408-505-3003 (如未接聽,請留言)
  • 電郵:chienmingwei@gmail.com
  • 微訊:maggiechien002
  • LINE:chienmingwei

台灣人在美國買房常見問題

以下是台灣人在美國買房常見的問題,我整理如下,關於稅務問題,請您與會計師再次確認,我是專職地產經紀。

一、台灣人沒有身分可以買房嗎?可以貸款嗎?

可以,沒有身分也可以買房,但是貸款稍有難度,貸款金額不大且利率高,最好是現金交易。現在有不少銀行提供外國人貸款,貸款額度60%,也就是自付額40%,利率大概5%左右。

二、台灣人可以匯款到美國買房嗎?

可以,現金買房最方便,買房的時候直接把錢匯入信託帳號(Escrow Account)即可,注意:詐騙很多,一定要進入該房屋所開的Escrow Company而不能匯給任何其他第三方。

三、需要先銀行開戶把錢匯進來美國嗎?

可開可不開,開戶是為日後管理帳戶、收租金等方便作業,買房可以直接將錢轉入信託帳戶,沒有事先開戶也沒關係。

四、買房需要本人親自看房、簽收文件嗎?

親自看房最建議,但是也有人透過鏡頭看房。簽收文件可以網路作業,如果是現金交易買房,因為不需要透過公證流程,可以使用電子簽名完成買房程序。

五、有收租金要不要繳稅?

當然要繳稅,會計師可以幫忙處理。

六、買房需要什麼費用?每年還需要什麼費用?

買房有貸款,貸款成本包括估價師、銀行手續費大約$2000~$4000,有些銀行因為客戶的信用不佳、或外國人沒有信用可能會收point(%),常聽到收1個point就是貸款金額的1%,借貸50萬元就是另收$5000。 No point no fee是最好的情況,但是依照個人信用有別。

依照縣市習慣不同,買賣雙方所需負擔的Title insurance、City transfer tax大概0.5%,所以如果有貸款,可以用1%計算買房手續費、稅費、規費等。

買了房子之後,每一年都需要繳交加州房地產稅,稅基大概是買房房價的1.2%,每一年如果房屋正常漲幅,稅金還可能從原始的稅基再加2%,如果房價有更大的漲幅,稅金漲幅也可能超過2%。

七、賣房子要不要交所得稅?外國人賣房子跟本國人差異在哪裡

要,如果賣房有賺錢,一定要繳交所得稅。稅率依照所得有別。

除了所得稅,不管有沒有賺錢,賣房的時候,Escrow會先 hold 15~18% 的房價當作預繳稅,注意喔,是房價的15~18%先扣著,不只是賺錢的部分!之後呢,隔年繳完稅金才會將款項退回予售屋者,或是隔年申報完稅,才能交多繳的稅金取回。

八、如果買來當作投資房,稅務上有什麼優惠或限制嗎?

外國人所持有的不動產也可以做1031交換延稅計畫,是延稅不是免稅喔!網路上有很多1031交換文章,這裡我就不多加解釋,我們可以介紹1031交換公司。

九、矽谷買房投資報酬率如何?

矽谷買房因為房價已經高漲,投報率不好,如果是現金投資出租,扣除所有開銷跟Vacancy rate,投報率在2.5%~3.5%之間,會在矽谷房地產投資者都是著眼長期持有,長期的房價走勢可參考此連結

十、爸媽可以贈與孩子美國房地產嗎?爸媽如何與孩子一起持有房地產?

關於贈與、持有產權等問題,我可以轉介會計師、地產律師解答。

若您還有其他關於矽谷置產問題,或是買賣房屋的需求。

請利用以下方式與我聯繫、預約看房或賣房分析

  • 電話 408-505-3003 (如未接聽請留言)
  • 電郵: chienmingwei@gmail.com
  • LINE: chienmingwei

我是專職加州地產經紀人 CA Real Estate Realtor/Broker、National Board of Realtors、California Association of Realtors、以及 Silicon Valley Association of Realtors的會員。DRE#01973756

2018年2~4月矽谷房市行情報告

這段時間房價來到史上高點,所有的數字都破了紀錄,我也忙到翻過去,加上媒體不斷報導矽谷房市點滴事跡,都在在顯示房市已經熱到頂點。

然而,隨著股市動盪、利率走揚,目前市面上的房子成交所需天數已經拉長,買房加價力道不再、所需成交天數已經拉長,市況已經能從MLS數據窺見一二,從市場買氣來觀察,房市最高點已過,接下來我們要面臨整理期了。

請仔細讀到最下文,有一個今天跑出來的最新數據。

SU

Sunnyvale ↑  Time frame is from Jun 2017 to May 2018

Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from approximately 910 listings
CU

Cupertino ↑Time frame is from Jun 2017 to May 2018

Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from approximately 580 listings
BB

Berryessa↑ Time frame is from Jun 2017 to May 2018

Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from approximately 840 listings
Campbell

 Campbell ↑ Time frame is from Jun 2017 to May 2018

Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from approximately 810 listings
SC

Santa Clara ↑ Time frame is from Jun 2017 to May 2018

Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from approximately 1,100 listings
CB

Cambrian↑ Time frame is from Jun 2017 to May 2018

Property Type is ‘Residential’
Property Sub Type is ‘Single Family Home’, ‘Condominium’, and ‘Townhouse’
Results calculated from approximately 860 listings
截至今日(6/13日) 我查看在整個 Santa Clara County 的MLS數據,過去30天內因故取消(166家)、暫時下市(63家)、或過期的Listing(21家)總共250間,其中最高價為1150萬元的Los Altos Hills豪宅到1B/1B 38.7萬元的San Jose condo都受到影響。
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過去30~60天內因故取消(127家)、暫時下市(31家)、合約到期未售出的Listing(29家)總共187間
過去60~90天內因故取消(79家)、暫時下市(21家)、合約到期未售出的Listing(29家)總共122間
過去90~120天內因故取消(62家)、暫時下市(15家)、合約到期未售出的Listing(22家)總共99間
今天利率又漲了,市場正在修正的狀況很明顯
無論市場好壞,大家總是喜歡問我:會不會繼續漲?會不會繼續跌?
我真的不是算命的,我只能盡力在買賣過程,讓你有一個安全順利的transaction。

1758 Cross Way #255 【Pending in 6 days】

 

1758 Cross Way #255SAN JOSE, CA 95125

 

 

A boutique community with only 10 units and 100% homeowner-occupied. 3 assigned carport spaces provide lots of flexibility! This bright and airy unit with large windows is only eight years old. It’s an end unit, townhouse style condominium, with a large living room and a patio with tree-lined views. Three bedrooms upstairs offers plenty of privacy. Beautiful lighter colored 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. Near major freeways (87, 85, 280), mass transit (Tamien VTA/Caltrain station), and Willow Glen Village plaza. In-unit full size laundry, dual pane windows, central Heating/AC. This unit is at a lower elevation than the Hwy 87 noise barrier, so it’s much quieter than expected. Come take a listen for yourself! Park at #13, #15, #19 while open house.

Contact me 408-505-3003 for a private house tour! 

 

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.