BREXIT: What’s the FIXIT for U.S. Home Buyers and Sellers?

BREXIT: What’s the FIXIT for U.S. Home Buyers and Sellers?

Now that much of the dust has settled and the panic has waned, let’s take a look at what impact Britain’s exit from the European Union may have on the U.S. housing market.

現在塵埃已落定,恐慌已減弱,讓我們來看看英國退出歐盟後可能對美國房地產市場帶來什麼影響。

The most immediate impact of Brexit will be on mortgage interest rates. Interest rates have remained at historic lows for the last several years. Contrary to what many experts believed, rates have remained low throughout the first half of 2016.

Brexit的最直接的影響將是房屋貸款利率,房貸利率在最近幾年維持在歷史低點。與許多專家的預測相反,房貸利率在整個2016年上半年持續走低。 (more…)

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5 Reasons to Sell This Summer

5 Reasons to Sell This Summer

As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream homes. The summer is a great time to list your home for sale. Here are five reasons why:

隨著溫度的升高,購屋者也都準備好進場購買他們的夢想家園,夏天是賣屋的最佳時機,我們來看看五個原因: (more…)

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Thinking You Should FSBO? Think Again [INFOGRAPHIC]

Thinking You Should FSBO? Think Again [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:
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According to NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers:

  • 88% of buyers look for their new home online.
  • Using a real estate agent can net you $39,000 more than FSBO’ing.
  • There is a long list of people that you will have to negotiate with when you decide to sell your home, using an experienced professional can help ease the process.

根據NAR的房地產買方與賣方個人資料調查顯示:

  • 88%的購屋者利用網路找尋他們的新家。
  • 比起自己出售房屋,雇用房地產仲介經紀人可以幫您多賺平均$39,000。
  • 當您決定出售房屋後,您需要與很長一串名單的對象談判,雇用經驗豐富的專業房仲可以幫助您輕鬆處理大小事宜。
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Laguna Hills – Kula Revolving Sushi Bar – Restaurant Review

Kula Revolving Sushi Bar

We haven’t been to Kula Revolving Sushi Bar for a while.
They were super busy on a Thursday night for dinner.
Since there were only 2 of us, we got seated pretty quickly at the sushi bar.

我們好一陣子沒來Kula吃旋轉壽司了,
星期四的晚餐時間餐廳爆多人,
還好我們只有兩個人,很快就有了壽司吧的位子。 (more…)

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Hurry Up and List Your House TODAY!!

Hurry Up and List Your House TODAY!!

That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2016 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME!

這標題可能有點咄咄逼人,然而,隨著2016年房地產市場上的數據持續上升,我們可以很肯定的對您說:如果您正在考慮賣房子,現在正是上市出售的好時機! (more…)

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74% of Households in the US Now Have Significant Equity!

74% of Households in the US Now Have Significant Equity!

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 92% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation, while 74% now actually have significant equity (defined as more than 20%)! The report also revealed that 268,000 households regained equity in the first quarter of 2016 and are no longer under water.

CoreLogic公司最新房屋增值報告顯示,92%的房貸屋目前房屋已增值,74%的房屋目前極顯著增值(顯著增值定義為超過原房價20%升值)!該報告並指出,有268,000戶負值房屋已在2016年第一季中恢復增值。

Price Appreciation = Good News for Homeowners
房價上漲=屋主的好消息
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Thinking of Selling? 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

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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.

現今的房地產市場房價上漲以及庫存不足,一些屋主可能試圖自己出售房屋,業界中稱為 For Sale by Owner (FSBO),但屋主出售屋對絕大多數的人來說並不是個好主意,以下為幾個原因。

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

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Foreclosure Rate Drops to New Post-Crisis Low [INFOGRAPHIC]

Foreclosure Rate Drops to New Post-Crisis Low [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:
重點整理:

  • According to CoreLogic, the national foreclosure rate dropped to 1.1% of all homes with a mortgage. This is the lowest percentage experienced since October 2007.
    根據CoreLogic調查報告指出,全國有房屋貸款的房屋止贖率下降到1.1%,這是從2007年十月以來最低的的比例。
  • April marked the 54th consecutive month of year-over-year declines in foreclosure inventory.
    四月為連續54個月止贖房屋數量持續減少。
  • Only 3% of homes in the United States are in serious delinquency. More and more homeowners are escaping negative equity as prices rise.
    所有美國的房屋中只有3%嚴重負債,越來越多的負債房主因為房屋價格上漲而擺脫了負資產。
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What’s Happening in the Real Estate Market?

What’s Happening in the Real Estate Market?

This is a pretty common question that a potential home buyer or seller may be asking themselves. Leading economists in real estate converged in New Orleans this past week as they presented their answer to this question at the 50th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference for the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

這是想要買房子的人或是賣家會問自己的一個問題,上週在新奧爾良由房地產編輯全國協會舉辦的第50屆房地產新聞博覽會中,房地產經濟學家們提出了他們的答案。

Here are the top takeaways from the week of presentations:
以下為這一週會議的重點:
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Here Comes the Housing Inventory!!

Here Comes the Housing Inventory!!

Almost every real estate conversation revolves around the continuous rise in house values over the last four years. Some have even mentioned a concern about another possible bubble forming. However, the recent increase in prices can be attributed to a very simple principle: supply and demand.

在過去四年中,只要談到房地產,總是圍繞在房價不停上漲的話題,有些人甚至擔心起泡沫化的形成,然而,房價上漲其實可以歸因於一個非常簡單的原則:供給和需求。 (more…)

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