NAR Reports Show Now Is a Great Time to Sell! NAR報告指出現在正是售屋好時機!

NAR Reports Show Now Is a Great Time to Sell!

We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major reports issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that now continues to be a great time to sell your house.


Let’s look at the data covered by the latest Pending Home Sales Report and Existing Home Sales Report.



The report announced that pending home sales (homes going into contract) are up 2.4% over last year, and have increased year-over-year now for 22 of the last 25 consecutive months.


Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist, had this to say:
NAR的首席經濟學家Lawrence Yun表示: (more…)

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Think All Millennials Live in Their Parent’s Basement? Think Again!

Think All Millennials Live in Their Parent's Basement? Think Again!

According to the Census Bureau, millennials have overtaken baby boomers as the largest generation in U.S. History. Millennials, or America’s youth born between 1982-2000, now represent more than one quarter of the nation’s population, totaling 83.1 million.


There has been a lot of talk about how, as a generation, millennials have ‘failed to launch’ into adulthood and have delayed moving out of their family’s home. Some experts have even questioned whether or not millennials want to move out.


The great news is that not only do millennials want to move out… they are moving out! The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers in which they revealed that 61% of all first-time homebuyers were millennials in 2015!  

好消息是千禧世代不但想要搬出父母家… 他們正在搬出中!全國房地產經紀人協會(NAR)最近發布了2016年房屋買家和賣家資料,報告透露在2015年中所有首次購屋者中有61%為千禧世代! (more…)

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How Long Do Families Stay in a Home? 一棟房子住多久?

How Long Do Families Stay in a Home?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historic data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home. As the graph below shows, for over twenty years (1985-2008), the median tenure averaged exactly six years. However, since 2008, that average is almost nine years – an increase of almost 50%.

全國房地產經紀人協會(NAR)保存了有關住屋的許多歷史數據,發生巨大變化的數據之一是一個家庭在一棟房屋居住年數的平均值。如下圖所示,超過二十年(1985 – 2008年)平均居住年數為六年,然而自2008年以來,平均居住年數為9年,增長了近50%。


Why the dramatic increase?

The reasons for this change are plentiful. The top two reasons are:
造成這個變化的原因很多,最主要的兩個原因是: (more…)

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[Buena Park] Portillo’s Hot Dogs

Portillo’s Hot Dogs

I wanted chili… chili cheese dogs… chili cheese fries… chili cheese anything.
A quick search online, and we headed to Portillo’s Hot Dogs.
It was late Saturday night, and this place was packed.

趕快上網找一找家裡附近哪裡有,接著就往Portillo’s Hot Dogs出發,
星期六晚上已經蠻晚了,大約快10點鐘吧,餐廳還是滿滿都是人。 (more…)

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[Fullerton] Tandoori Express

Tandoori Express
Chicken Tandoori | $10.99

It was Halloween night, and we had to stay home to pass out candy to kids.
So we ordered delivery from Tandoori Express.
We waited for a very very very long time for delivery… almost 1.5 hour.
Chicken Tandoori was tasty. Very tender meat with lots of flavor.

印度烤雞很好吃,很嫩也很夠味。 (more…)

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Buying a Home? 4 Demands to Make on Your Real Estate Agent 購屋嗎?對您房仲的4個要求

Buying a Home? 4 Demands to Make on Your Real Estate Agent

Are you thinking of buying a home? Are you dreading having to walk through strangers’ houses? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of buying. A great agent is always worth more than the commission they charge, just like a great doctor or great accountant.


You want to deal with one of the best agents in your marketplace. To do this, you must be able to distinguish an average agent from a great one.


Here are the top 4 demands to make of your real estate agent when buying a home:
以下是您購買房屋時應該對房仲提出的四項要求: (more…)

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Taking the Fear out of the Mortgage Process 不要害怕房貸程序

Taking the Fear out of the Mortgage Process

A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainty about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to be mortgage qualification.


For many, the mortgage process can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be!

In order to qualify in today’s market, you’ll need to have saved for a down payment (the average down payment on all loans was 11% last month, with many buyers putting down 3% or less), a stable income and good credit history.

要在今日的市場條件中符合貸款的條件包括,您需要有足夠的頭期款(上個月所有貸款的平均頭期款為11%,許多買家只付了3%或更低的頭期款),穩定的收入和良好的信用歷史。 (more…)

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Buying a Home Can Be Scary… Know the Facts [INFOGRAPHIC] 買房子很可怕嗎?知道事實就不用怕 [圖表]

Buying a Home Can Be Scary... Know the Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

  • 36% of Americans think they need a 20% down payment to buy a home.
  • 44% of Millennials who purchased a home this year have put down less than 10%.
  • 71.8% of loan applications were approved last month.
  • The average credit score of approved loans was 731 in September.
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Percentage of Homeownership by Decade and by State 歷史與每州的房屋擁有率

Percentage of Homeownership by Decade and by State

There has been a lot of talk about the falling homeownership rate in the United States. In December 2004, the homeownership rate reached an all-time high of 69.4%, while the current rate is 62.9%. When comparing these two figures, there is some room for concern regarding the difference.


However, today we want to shine some light on the issue by:

  1. Showing what historic homeownership rates have looked like over the last 130 years.
  2. Breaking down the current percentages by state.


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