Category: Real Estate

Strong Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace Inventory of Homes for Sale 強大的買家需求持續超過出售屋庫存

Strong Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace Inventory of Homes for Sale

The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions” for their monthly REALTORS Confidence Index.

所有產品的價錢都是由供應量和市場需求來決定的,房地產經紀人全國協會(NAR)為每月出版的房仲信心指數調查了”超過五萬位房地產從業人員對未來的房屋銷售量,價格和市場條件的走向”。

Their latest edition sheds some light on the relationship between Seller Traffic (supply) and Buyer Traffic (demand).

最新的調查結果顯示了買家流量(需求)和賣家流量(供應)之間的關係。 (more…)

Think You Should FSBO? 5 Reasons to Think Again! 想要自己賣房子嗎?5個原因請您三思!

Think You Should FSBO? 5 Reasons to Think Again!

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.

在今天的市場中,房價上漲和庫存不足,一些屋主可能考慮自己試圖出售房屋,在房地產業內稱為屋主自售(FSBO),這可能對絕大多數的賣家來說不是個好主意。

Here are the top five reasons:
以下為五大原因: (more…)

Lack of Existing Home Sales Inventory Impacting Sales [INFOGRAPHIC] 出售屋庫存量影響了銷售量 [圖表]

Lack of Existing Home Sales Inventory Impacting Sales [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:
重點整理

  • Existing home inventory is down 10.1% from last year.
    目前出售屋庫存比去年少了10.1%。
  • A lack of inventory explains the modest increase in home sales (0.8% year-over-year) despite strong buyer demand.
    儘管有強大的買方需求和增長,出售屋庫存的缺乏解釋了仍只有少量增加的銷售量(比去年同期增加了0.8%)。
  • Existing home prices increased 5.1% year-over-year, which is directly related to the lack of inventory.
    房屋價格比去年上漲5.1%,這與庫存不足有直接關係。

Home Sales Expected to Increase Nicely in 2017 房屋銷售量預計將在2017年持續增加

Home Sales Expected to Increase Nicely in 2017

The National Association of Realtors, The Mortgage Bankers’ Association, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are all projecting that home sales will increase in 2017. Here is a chart showing what each entity is projecting in sales for this year and the next.

美國全國房地產經紀人協會,美國房屋貸款銀行家協會,房地美和房利美都預測,房屋銷售將在2017年持續增加,下圖顯示今年與明年的預估銷售量。 (more…)

Why We All Need a ‘Phil Dunphy’ on Our Side 為什麼我們需要摩登家庭的菲爾

Why We All Need a 'Phil Dunphy' on Our Side

Whether or not you’ve ever seen an episode of Modern Family, or know whoPhil Dunphy’s character is, the concept of knowing that you have someone in your corner who is looking out for your best interests is something we all want.

無論您有沒有看過摩登家庭電視劇,或是否認識菲爾這個角色,知道身邊有個夥伴在為您的最佳利益著想,是每個人都想要的。

When it comes to buying a home, whether you are a rookie homebuyer or have gone through the process many times, having a local real estate expert who is well versed in the neighborhood you are looking to move into, and the trends of the area, should be your goal.

買房子時,無論您是購屋菜鳥或是買過許多棟房子,雇用一位對您喜歡的地區相當了解,並知道該地區的發展趨勢的專業房地產專家,應該是您的目標。

For those who aren’t familiar, the character Phil Dunphy is a Realtor with a huge heart who always strives to do the best for his family and his clients.

向比較不熟悉的朋友們介紹一下,菲爾這個角色是位總是為家人和客戶做到最好的房地產經紀人。

In one recent episode, Phil even shared the oath that he created and holds himself to:

在最近的一集電視劇中,菲爾分享了他對自己的誓言: (more…)

US Housing Market Moving Further into ‘Buy Territory’ 美國房市邁進“購屋領域”

US Housing Market Moving Further into ‘Buy Territory’

According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment.

根據最新Beracha哈丁生購屋與租屋(BH&J)指數,美國房屋市場持續邁進購屋領域,可見全國的房地產市場仍是可靠的投資。

The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to answer the question:
BH&J指數是個試圖回答這個問題季度報告:

In today’s housing market, is it better to rent or buy a home?
在今日的房屋市場,租屋比較好還是購屋比較好?

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4 Reasons to Buy This Fall 四個今年秋天購屋的理由

4 Reasons to Buy This Fall

It’s that time of year; the seasons are changing and with them come thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether or not now is the right time to buy don’t have to look much further to find four great reasons to consider buying a home now, instead of waiting.

又到了一年季節變換的時候,隨著秋天到來,大家已經開始計畫年底的假期,家庭聚會,和規劃新的一年,想要購屋的的朋友們,不該再等待下去,現在正是購屋的好時機,我們來看看四大原因。 (more…)

Foreclosure Rate Drops to Pre-Crisis Levels [INFOGRAPHIC] 銀行抵押屋回收率回復危機前水平 [圖表]

Foreclosure Rate Drops to Pre-Crisis Levels [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:
重點整理

  • Only 2.9% of homes are in serious delinquency, down 17.1% from July 2015.
    只有2.9%的房屋都處於嚴重負債狀況,從2015年7月起下降了17.1%。
  • This is the 57th consecutive month with a year-over-year decline.
    這是連續第57個月較上年同期下降。
  • The national foreclosure rate has returned to August 2007 levels, at only 0.9%.
    全國銀行抵押屋回收已經恢復到2007年8月的水平,僅為0.9%。

5 Stats That Prove the Real Estate Market Is Getting Stronger 5項統計證明房地產市場持續茁壯

5 Stats That Prove the Real Estate Market Is Getting Stronger

Whenever there is talk about an improving housing market, some begin to show concern that we may be headed toward another housing bubble that will be followed by a crash similar to the one we saw last decade.

每當提到房地產市場,有些人開始擔心我們正邁入另一個市場泡沫並將崩垮,就像十年前一樣。

Here are five data points that show the housing market will continue to recover, and that a new housing crisis is not about to take shape.

以下為五項數據,證明房地產市場將持續復甦,而市場危機並不會發生。 (more…)

Ready to Make an Offer? 4 Tips for Success 準備出價了嗎?4個成功秘笈

Ready to Make an Offer? 4 Tips for Success

So you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee your dream of making this house yours comes true!

您一直在尋找一棟理想的房子成為您的’家’,終於找到了!房價又合理,在這樣一個競爭激烈的市場,您一定要下個優秀的出價,才能保證您的夢想成真!

Freddie Mac covered 4 Tips for Making an Offer” in their latest Executive Perspective. Here are the 4 Tips they covered along with some additional information for your consideration:

房地美在執行視野部落格提供了“4個出價成功秘笈”,以下為這四個秘笈,並包和更多的資訊希望可以幫助到您: (more…)