US Housing Market Swings in Favor of Homeownership

US Housing Market Swings in Favor of Homeownership

According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, homeownership is a better way to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting. The results from the first quarter index showed that “16 of the 23 metropolitan markets investigated moved in the direction of buy territory.”

根據最新巴拉查,哈丁和強生(BH&J)購屋與租屋指數,擁有自己的住屋遠比租屋更能增長個人財富,從今年第一季的指數結果顯示,“23個大城市中,有16個城市的市場正往購買住屋的方向成長。”

The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to answer the question:
BH&J指數試圖在每季報告中回答這個問題:

Is it better to rent or buy a home in today’s housing market?
在現今房地產市場中比較適合買屋還是租屋?
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[Irvine] 101 Noodle Express 魯味居

101 Noodle Express 魯味居

We were craving for Chinese dumplings and noodles.
It was Sunday afternoon, and every Chinese restaurants in Irvine was packed.
Luckily we only had to waited for about 20 minutes and got a table at 101 Noodle Express.

這天我們很想吃麵點,
星期天的中午,爾灣每間餐廳滿滿都是人,
還好我們沒有等太久,20分鐘就有位子了。 (more…)

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Harvard: 5 Reasons Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially

Harvard: 5 Reasons Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially

We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own a home differ for each buyer, but there are many basic similarities.

我們曾經多次報導了有關擁有自己房屋的美國夢想,每個人想要擁有自己房屋的原因不同,但還是有許多相似之處。

Eric Belsky is the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University.He authored a paper on homeownership titled – The Dream Lives On: The Future of Homeownership in America. In his paper, Belsky reveals five financial reasons why people should consider buying a home.

艾力克·貝爾斯基是哈佛大學聯合住房研究中心的董事總經理,他撰寫了題為”夢想持續實現:美國住屋擁有權的未來”論文,在論文中,貝爾斯基列出了人們因財務原因而應該購屋的五項原因。 (more…)

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[Lake Forest] Simply Pho

Simply Pho

A new Vietnamese restaurant recently opened near our house.
We decided to give it a try, and was very happy with the visit.

我家附近最近新開了一家越南餐廳,
決定來試試看,一試之後馬上愛上。 (more…)

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Summer is Right Round the Corner

June 2016 eBlast

If anyone needs a Home Buyer’s Guide or Home Seller’s Guide, please leave me a message. Thank you.

如果有人想要索取房地產買家指南或是賣家指南,請留言,謝謝。

EILEEN TIEN 田艾茹
T 949.717.7258  |  C 626.242.7216  |  F 949.717.7458
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[Irvine] All That Barbecue

All That BBQ
Salad & Banchan

We love Korean BBQ, and can never get enough of it.
Our favorite all-you-can-eat KBBQ restaurant in Irvine area is All That Barbecue.

我們超愛韓國烤肉,永遠都吃不膩,
爾灣地區我們最愛的吃到飽韓國烤肉就是All That BBQ了。 (more…)

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Can You Afford to Buy a House? | 你買得起房子嗎?

Roller Coaster

Your landlord keeps hiking up your rent, and you’re tired of reworking your budget to accommodate the other areas of your life — or worse, searching for a new rental. You want to invest in a home for sale, but you’re not sure if now is the right time.

你的房東不停的漲房租,你不想再從生活中一省再省只為了支付增加的房租,更不想再多花時間去找下一棟租屋。你終於想要投資為自己和家人買房子,但是不知道現在是不是買房子的好時機。

There are two likely reasons for your hesitation: time and money. Deciding if you should rent or buy can be determined in part by your commitment to an area — you could have legitimate concerns about job relocation or you may wonder if the space you can afford now will be flexible enough that you won’t grow out of it just a few years down the road. And on an economic level, perhaps you’re not sure you can afford all the costs that a down payment, mortgage, and home maintenance entail.

對買房子感到猶豫通常有兩個原因:時間和金錢。你也許不知道會不會因為換工作而需要搬到別的地區,或是現在買的房子會不會過幾年因為家裡人口增加,而變得不夠大了。也許你不知道是不是負擔得起所有買房子的開銷-頭期款,房屋貸款,每月水電費等等費用。

The first step? Do some homework. Consider these questions to help you decide if the answer to “Can I afford a house?” is yes.

第一步?先做好功課,我們來看看以下幾個問題,幫助你決定”我是不是買得起房子?”的答案是否為Yes。 (more…)

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The 10-Step Korean Skin Care Routine

The Little Book of Skin Care

How many steps does your skin routine have?
Before I got into Korean skincare, I only do 2 steps – clean and moisturize.
Then I read about the 10-step Korean skincare routine on the internet.
What? 10 steps? How much time is that going to take?
I had so many questions and didn’t know where to start.
Then I got The Little Book of Skin Care by Charlotte Cho.
If you want to learn all about Korean skincare, get this book!
If you want your skin to look good, you have to treat it with care.
Let’s go over the 10-step Korean skincare routine.

大家的每日皮膚保養有幾個步驟?
在接觸韓國保養品之前,我的步驟只有兩個 – 洗臉和擦面霜,
後來在網路上讀到韓國的十個保養步驟,
什麼?十個步驟?也太多了吧?這樣每天是要花多少時間保養啊?
有很多問題,很多不解,十個步驟是要從哪裡開始也不知道,
所以我買了這本書 – The Little Book of Skin Care
如果想要多瞭解韓式皮膚保養,強烈推薦這本書,
基本上呢如果你想要有漂亮的皮膚,就一定得要好好保養才是王道。
我們一起來看看這十個保養步驟該怎麼做。 (more…)

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[Anaheim] Urbana

Urbana

Urbana is a contemporary Mexican restaurant located inside Anaheim Packing House.
It’s not a big place. Reservation is highly recommended.

Urbana是間比較創新式的墨西哥餐廳,位在Anaheim Packing House裡頭,
餐廳空間不大,建議最好先訂位。 (more…)

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Five Things Friday – 5.13.2016

It’s Friday the 13th. Boo~
Five things I am digging this week –
今天是13號星期五,驚~
本週我想跟大家分享的五件事物 –

1. How to make handmade candy with panda design

This is so amazing to see how this cute panda candy was made.
How did they figure out how to put everything together to make the design?

看看這個手工糖果是怎麼做出來這麼可愛的熊貓造型的,
實在是太厲害,到底是怎樣可以想出來這樣組合搓揉拉扯就可以做出這麼可愛的糖果? (more…)

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