Selling in the Winter Attracts Serious Buyers 冬天賣屋可吸引認真的買家

Selling in the Winter Attracts Serious Buyers

A recent study of more than 7 million home sales over the past four years revealed that the season in which a home is listed may be able to shed some light on the likelihood that the home will sell for more than asking price, as well as how quickly the sale will close.


It’s no surprise that listing a home for sale during the spring saw the largest return, as the spring is traditionally the busiest month for real estate. What is surprising, though, is that listing during the winter came in second!

並不令人驚訝,在春天期間出售的房屋出售回報最大,因為春天是傳統上房地產市場最繁忙的月份,然而令人驚訝的是,冬季房屋上市位居第二名! (more…)

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When Is a Good Time to Rent? Not Now! 何時是租屋的好時機?不是現在!

When Is a Good Time to Rent? Not Now!

People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent.


The Census Bureau recently released their third quarter median rent numbers. Here is a graph showing rent increases from 1988 until today:

人口普查局最近公佈了第三季度的平均租金數據,下圖為顯示從1988年至今日的租金升漲圖: (more…)

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4 Reasons to Buy Your Dream Home This Winter 四個今年冬天購買夢想之屋的原因

4 Reasons to Buy Your Dream Home This Winter

As the temperature in many areas of the country starts to cool down, you might think that the housing market will do the same. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Here are 4 reasons you should consider buying your dream home this winter instead of waiting for spring!


1. Prices Will Continue to Rise

CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.3% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.2% over the next year.


The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.

房屋最低價時期已經來了又過了,房價接下來將持續上升,繼續等待不再有意義。 (more…)

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New Home Sales Race to Keep Up with Demand [INFOGRAPHIC]

New Home Sales Race to Keep Up with Demand [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

  • Many buyers who are searching for their dream homes are turning to new home construction after 10% of all new home buyers sighted a lack of inventory of existing homes as their reason for purchase.
  • The median home price decreased slightly from September’s high of $314,100 to $304,500 in October.
  • The West saw the largest month over month jump in sales at 28.7%.
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5 Reasons Why Homeownership Is a Good Financial Investment 擁有房屋是聰明投資的5個原因

5 Reasons Why Homeownership Is a Good Financial Investment

According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 37.7%.” That may have some thinking about buying a home instead of signing another lease extension. But, does that make sense from a financial perspective?


In the report, Ralph McLaughlin, Trulia‘s Chief Economist explains:
在報告中,Trulia首席經濟學家Ralph McLaughlin解釋說: (more…)

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Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

There is no doubt that mortgage credit availability is expanding, meaning it is easier to finance a home today than it was last year. However, the mortgage market is still much tighter than it was prior to the housing boom and bust experienced between 2003 – 2006.

毫無疑問,房屋貸款的可得性正在擴大,這意味著現在比去年更容易拿到貸款,然而,房貸市場仍然比2003 – 2006年房市繁榮和蕭條期間更為嚴格。

The Housing Financing Policy Center at the Urban Institute just released data revealing two reasons for the current exceptionally high credit standards:

城市研究所的住屋金融政策中心剛剛發布了最新數據,揭示了目前異常高信用標準的兩個原因: (more…)

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[Rowland Heights] Jang Ga Nae 장가네 張家店

Jang Ga Nae

I met with college friends for lunch.
Our friend Linda picked the spot and Jang Ga Nae.
She said she watched a Korean drama “Let’s Eat”,
and the main characters had Gam Ja Tang so she wanted it, too.
Her Korean husband found this restaurant, and it was one of the best Gam Ja Tang she’s had.

這天和大學同學吃午餐,Linda同學選了Jang Ga Nae這家餐廳,
Linda的韓國老公就找到這家餐廳,他們吃過以後覺得這家非常好吃。 (more…)

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[Artesia] Kariya Shabu Shabu & BBQ 可利亞

Kariya Shabu Shabu & BBQ

When I was kid in Taiwan, my parents used to take us to those shabu and BBQ kind of restaurant.
They all have similar names… Kariya, Coriya, Cariya, Karaya and that sort.

而且每一家的名字好像都差不多,可利亞,可加利,都是什麼可什麼亞的。 (more…)

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Mortgage Interest Rates Just Went Up… Should I Wait to Buy?

Mortgage Interest Rates Just Went Up… Should I Wait to Buy?

Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Along with Freddie MacFannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters.

Freddie Mac的報導指出房貸利率在過去幾周持續增漲,Freddie Mac、Fannie Mae、房貸銀行家協會和全國房地產經紀人協會皆呼籲,房貸利率會在未來四個季度繼續上漲。

This has caused some purchasers to lament the fact they may no longer be able to get a rate less than 4%. However, we must realize that current rates are still at historic lows.


Here is a chart showing the average mortgage interest rate over the last several decades.

以下為顯示了過去幾十年的平均利率圖表。 (more…)

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