Month: December 2016

[Irvine] Cava Grill

Cava Grill

I was looking for a healthy option for lunch, and found the newly opened Cava Grill.
This is a build-your-own kind of eatery with Meditarrean food.
It was my first time there, and the staff was very friendly and helpful.
The restaurant was open and bright.

想找一個健康點的地方吃午餐,找到了這家新開張不久的Cava Grill,
餐廳很寬敞明亮,整個感覺很舒服。 (more…)

[Rowland Heights] Ah-Lien Hot Pot 阿蓮麻辣火鍋

Ah-Lien Hot Pot

From Lu Gi to Ah-Lien. From San Gabriel, Temple City, Rowland Heights, to Irvine.
I’ve been eating Mr. Lu’s hot pot for 20 years!
To this day, this is still my favorite hot pot.

一直到現在,這個火鍋湯底始終是我的最最愛! (more…)

[Irvine] California Fish Grill

California Fish Grill

We used to go to California Fish Grill quite often when we lived in Irvine.
Haven’t been there for a long time, and I miss it.
After doctor appointment in Irvine, I stopped by to get lunch.

以前住在爾灣時,很常來California Fish Grill,
昨天在爾灣看完醫生後,過來買個午餐。 (more…)

[Fullerton] Kopan Ramen

Kopan Ramen

Kopan Ramen has almost 1,700 reviews on Yelp with 4 stars rating.
We were very much looking forward to try this place.
Unfortunately, this ramen place didn’t do it for us.

It was Monday night, and the restaurant was completely full with tons of people waiting.
The wait wasn’t too bad since turn around time per table is pretty quick.
We were seated in about 15 minutes.


我們大概等15分鐘就有位子了。 (more…)

[Irvine] Corner Bakery Cafe

Corner Bakery Cafe

I had a coupon for buy 1 sandwich/panini get 1 free from Corner Bakery Cafe.
After doctor’s appointment in Irvine, I stopped by at the Market Place location for lunch.

有張Corner Bakery買一個三明治送一個三明治的折價卷,
在爾灣看完醫生後,就彎到Market Place的這家分店買午餐。 (more…)

[Fullerton] Zewadeh Mediterranean Grill

Zewadeh Mediterranean Grill

I haven’t bought Groupon for a long long time.
A few days ago, I went on to Groupon to see if there are any places with good deals.
I found Zewadeh Mediterranean Grill with a $15 for $20 deal and an extra 20% off coupon.
That makes it $12 to get $20 of food and drinks.
The restaurant has good reviews on Yelp.
So let’s give it a try.

所以決定來試試看~ (more…)

The Impact Your Interest Rate Has on Your Buying Power [INFOGRAPHIC] 利率對您購買力的影響 [圖表]

The Impact Your Interest Rate Has on Your Buying Power [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

  • Your monthly housing cost is directly tied to the price of the home you purchase and the interest rate you secure for your mortgage.
  • Over the last 30 years, interest rates have fluctuated greatly with rates in the double digits in the 1980s, all the way down to the near 4% we are experiencing now.
  • Your purchasing power is greatly impacted by the interest rate you secure. Act now before rates go up!

The #1 Reason to Sell Now… Not Next Spring 應該趁現在售屋的最佳原因… 而不是等到明年春天

The #1 Reason to Sell Now… Not Next Spring

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand’. If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases.


According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the supply of homes for sale dramatically increases every spring. As an example, here is what happened to housing inventory at the beginning of 2016:

根據全國房地產經紀人協會(NAR)表示,每年春天,出售房屋的供應量大大增加。 舉例說明,下圖為2016年初房屋庫存發生的情況: (more…)

Building Your Family’s Wealth Over the Next 5 Years 在未來5年建立家庭的財富

Building Your Family’s Wealth Over the Next 5 Years

Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.24% per year on average and to grow by 21.4% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey.


So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position?


As an example, let’s assume a young couple purchases and closes on a $250,000 home in January. If we look at only the projected increase in the price of that home, how much equity will they earn over the next 5 years?

舉個例子,讓我們假設一對年輕夫婦在1月份買下了一棟25萬美元的房屋,如果我們只看房子預計增漲的價格,那他們將在未來5年賺取多少的抵押產權呢? (more…)

Home Prices: Where Will They Be in 5 Years? 五年後的房價?

Home Prices: Where Will They Be in 5 Years?

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.


Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment & market strategists about where they believe prices are headed over the next five years. They then average the projections of all 100+ experts into a single number.


The results of their latest survey: