疫情下的 矽谷房市概況 8

這一兩週,房市回溫,尤其體現在有土地的房子上,只要開價合宜,屋況不會太差,兩個星期內都會賣掉。 而這幾天據說放了一陣子的小Condo也開始搶了。

買氣累積了幾個月,現在必須消化,但是市面上真的很值得用搶的房子其實不是很多,做好你的貸款準備、心理準備,用沒有contingency的clean offer 在這個市場上也能擁有一點勝算,不一定是高價取勝。

常常有客人告訴我,想買房。但是第一步的貸款文件都沒準備好,往往就這樣錯過了不錯的房子,我們可以電話聊聊你的需求,再來看看需要哪一方面的準備或加強。

前幾天有一個電話諮詢,大概的問題與需求有幾個關鍵字。

80萬、買南灣、學區不要太差、先出租、大學城旁或大公司旁、投資用、兩年後賣掉賺價差。

我很老實地回答這組潛在的客戶,現在不是投資的時候,疫情風暴未止,雖然很多人不再談論疫情,疫情人數卻一直上升,且因為SIP 跟許多大公司都讓員工在家工作,有些人可能搬出矽谷之外找尋更大的房子,或是大學城因為遠距教學,空屋情況頗多,買房出租可能會遇到空租的問題。

這對買家因為個人需求只想持有兩年,兩年後賣房的基本開銷是6%房價,沒有人能保證房價漲幅超過6%,兩年後你可能白忙一場。

我針對他們兩人的現況給予之後再買房的建議。房市的投資要放長期,像2016∼2018的漲法可能不會在短期內出現,#我認為疫情穩定之後#矽谷就業再次回籠才會有

今年的買氣與旺季期間,完全被疫情打得沒有規矩可循,但是可以預期的今年七月應該不會是淡季,過去在國慶日前後總是市場會冷淡些,今年出不了城,咱們就繼續看房吧。

想買自住房的,房子一直還會有,我之前就說過,不會有好deal,但是也不需急追。不是拿不到deal,而是市場已經跟1~2個月前不一樣,至於那些吹噓說自己這一兩週拿到好deal的,如果去看看屋況跟周邊行情吧,多數其實就是一個市場價,因為大部分的屋主是很熟悉市場動態的。

今年的買房過程可以拉長一點,但是你必須把自己準備好,財務、心理都是。好房錯過就不再☝️😊我持續每一星期看房,幫你關注矽谷房地產市場。

#耐心等好房 #耐心等好房

圖:昨日看某間房看到的後院🌳😍

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聖荷西首座遊民短住中心開幕

聖荷西首座遊民 短住中心開幕了,大概地址位於1411 Mabury Road San Jose

聖荷西遊民短住社區 落腳貝律耶沙 州眾議員朱感生看好

記者江碩涵/聖荷西報導 2020年02月28日

原文轉載自世界日報網站

加州眾議員朱感生表示,希望社會能夠給予新機構更多機會。(記者江碩涵/攝影)聖荷西第一個「遊民迷你屋社區」就在捷運貝律耶沙(Berryessa)站對面,該區也是北聖荷西較多華人群居的聚落。(記者江碩涵/攝影)

聖荷西第一個「遊民迷你屋社區」就在捷運貝律耶沙(Berryessa)站對面,這一帶也是北聖荷西較多華人群居的聚落。加州眾議員朱感生(Kansen Chu)表示,三年工作期以來,與聖荷西市府一起和當地社區開了九次會議,溝通協調許久,希望社會能夠給予新機構更多機會,也能讓這樣有助於社會的機構不斷拓展至每個角落,幫助更多遊民重生。

朱感生27日參與「遊民迷你屋社區」開張活動。他表示,該片土地遼闊、又是政府擁有,鄰近捷運站,遊民未來要找工作以及重新回到社會都有相當大的幫助,且這個社區也只能讓原本就是聖荷西的居民入住,因此這些人本來就在聖荷西民眾日常生活中,機構只是協助他們更容易、更快速回歸正軌,因此要給予肯定。

灣區地產經紀人簡明葳(Maggie Chien)表示,「遊民迷你屋社區」距離當地的社區約要開車三分鐘,並不是緊鄰著其他住宅區,不過居民可能多少仍會擔憂住家旁就有遊民機構,機構剛開始的幾個月內可能會對當地區域房市多少有些短暫的影響。

長遠來看,她認為只要遊民社區運作順利、沒有太大的問題,加上這是市政府第一個示範的機構,應該會花較多心力維護和把關,相信久了以後,居民也能理解該機構對社會的幫助,對社區不會造成太長遠的影響,長期來看有個好的遊民機構,對社會仍有正向幫助。

住在貝律耶沙附近的居民王麥可說,原本就不太常去捷運貝律耶沙那一帶,多半還是在大華超市附近出沒,知道捷運貝律耶沙附近有遊民社區後,覺得可能在安全上會有些顧慮和考量,以後會盡量避免去那個區塊;不過還是要看政府怎麼運作這個社區,若運作得安全,之後應該不會有影響。「遊民迷你屋社區」距離當地的社區約要開車三分鐘。(記者江碩涵/攝影)

矽谷首購買哪裡?

受ETToday房產雲專訪,聊「矽谷首購買哪裡?」還有在這些熱門區域買房需要注意的部份事項。

高科技人才多!矽谷首購族買房快狠準 房仲教你從「預算」挑好房

▲▼矽谷房市專用照。(圖/業者提供)

▲Rancho Santa Teresa一帶的住宅環境,學區好、交通便利且採買方便。

房產中心/綜合報導

矽谷房地產長期供不應求,10份以上投標搶房的事情時有所聞,但是首購族最常見的問題,就是不知道如何選擇地點跟適合自己的房屋類型。這一次我們先以預算來談,如何在南灣尋覓適合首購族的物件。

一般來說,買房族群在年收入13~18萬美金的矽谷小家庭最為常見,第一次買房總金額會在80~130萬美金之間,如果是單身貴族或家庭只有一個主要收入來源,買房總金額金額則多分布於50~80萬美金。

小家庭多數已經有1~2個小孩,或是正在計畫生寶寶,安全優質的環境與學區會是主要考量,如果80~130萬元,建議可以看2~3房舊公寓,Campbell、Cambrian、west San Jose、一帶有一些學區還不錯的舊式連棟房可以,獨棟房如果在130萬元,屋況可能會差一點或是面積小一點,必須再花錢擴建或裝修,如果只想買獨棟房,South San Jose有幾個不錯的區塊可以在130萬美元以下,買到格局好、屋況也好的房子。

像是Blossom Valley以及Rancho Santa Teresa,查房的時候郵遞區號是95119與95123。Rancho Santa Teresa這一區學區平均分數7分,高中以Santa Teresa High school為主,是附近熱門首選高中,學分9分。這一塊區域有Kaiser醫院,周末有農夫市集。

社區位置鄰近高速公路卻能享有安靜的生活環境,部分房屋後院還有綠意山景,山上的坡道能騎腳踏車或登山運動,採買往來Costco跟在 Blossom Hill路上的Oak ridges mall 也不遠,跨過85就有Blossom Hill車站與一個大型商場,有Target mall、Safeway超市、咖啡店等等商舖俱全。

附近有不少公司的南遷分部在此,距離未來的Google Village開車則在半小時內,社區鄰近高爾夫球場、游泳池與網球場與各大小公園等,簡明葳觀察,這裡的街廓寬廣、綠意盎然,部分房屋有山景,且鄰居多有孩子、所以居民搬遷率頗低,房屋釋出量相對稀有。

如果不講究學區而青睞建商蓋的全新房,Milpitas、北San Jose一直到Berryessa周邊都有新房推案,像是建商Pulte的Capitol 是蓋在農地上,相較於一些新房蓋在汙染過的土地,Capitol是農地改建,頗受青睞,目前銷售一半以上,三房總價87萬美金起、四房總價95萬美金起,社區直接面VTA站跟一些小型商場,近高速公路,CP值很高。

建商Toll brother推出的 Parkside目前第一期賣到剩下小一點的三房產品,總價101萬元起,訴求基地旁5公頃公園規劃以及走路到Milpitas Bart站,是矽谷地區罕見的大公園旁住宅,以後社區居民走天橋就能通到車站,第一期趕工中,未來還有第二期、第三期會推出。

▲▼矽谷房市專用照。(圖/業者提供)

▲農地改建的高CP值社區Capitol,賣得又快又好。

簡明葳提醒,South San Jose 與Cambrian一帶地區雖然範圍廣,但是看房的時候還是要注意,有些地區臨高速公路較近,要注意屋內與後院噪音量,部分街廓可能臨小型變電廠、高壓電塔、電線等,可以盡量避免,而這些早期興建社區因為電纜線都沒有地下化,如果後院都沒有電線桿、沒有電線通過則更是加分。

Santa Teresa一帶則要注意山區前兩排因為土質關係,地基有比較大的機率出現問題。如果偏好建商新房,第一次看房要由經紀人陪同註冊登記,未來才有買方經紀為你把關。

簡明葳簡歷

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®,2019年考取BROKER ® 證照,全職買、賣、管理矽谷地區的房地產也不忘寫字。個人部落格:https://maggiechien.com/

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.”