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Bill provides timely information with paying attention to detail. Extensive knowledge, familiar with market trend and responsible to the client.

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Bill is a fantastic agent.I have a very good experience of purchasing my first home. Good personality with friendly and patient attitude.

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I am amazed by his work ethic and care. If you give yourself a chance to cooperate with him, you will put your 100% trust on him because of his professional service.

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Bill is very knowledgeable about the current market. Actually my husband and I just moved from another state. After talking with Bill, the problem has been addressed very well.

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Bill was my real estate agent and he helped me found and purchased the house in 2010 in San Jose. He is not only knowledgeable in this area also very patient. I recommend him!!!

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Bill provided very competitive Mortgage rates and excellent customer service. He personally assisted me through every step of the loan process and helped me solve all the met trouble.

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When we purchased our house, the rate at that time was 3.875%. He took care of all the issue. 3 weeks later, we got our new rate approved, which is 2.625%! We DID NOT PAY ANY PENNY! REALLY NO POINT, NO FEE!

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As a first-time buyer, we are fortunate to choose Bill. He and his team do provide us with comprehensive and professional services. In the process of cooperation, some of the suggestions he gave us are currently correct and practical.

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Bill took care of my refinancing and did a great job. I collaborated with him on a few community events, when I got to know him as hard-working, trustworthy, detail oriented and a great communicator.

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August home sales and price report

August single-family home sales ease back while condo and townhome market takes off

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 16) –  Following a strong performance in July, California’s housing market pulled back in August as mortgage rates continued to inch up, although sales of condominiums and townhomes remained robust, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported. 

“The condo and townhome market has been performing exceptionally well, as rising single-family home prices and limited inventory prompted many buyers to look for a more affordable alternative,” said C.A.R. President Don Faught.  “In fact, sales of condominiums and townhomes surged almost 8 percent from last August and are up nearly 5 percent year to date compared to last year.”

Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 434,700 units in August, according to information collected by C.A.R. from more than 90 local REALTOR® associations and MLSs statewide.  Sales in August were down 2 percent from a revised 443,500 in July and down 1.9 percent from a revised 443,030 in August 2012.  The statewide sales figure represents what would be the total number of homes sold during 2013 if sales maintained the August pace throughout the year.  It is adjusted to account for seasonal factors that typically influence home sales.

Home prices continued in an upward trend in August, reaching levels not seen in more than five years.  The statewide median price of an existing, single-family detached home was up 1.7 percent from July’s median price of $433,910 to reach $441,330 in August, the highest price recorded since December 2007.  August’s price was 28.4 percent higher than the revised $343,800 recorded in August 2012, marking a year and a half of annual price increases and the 14th straight month of double-digit annual gains.  The median sales price is the point at which half of homes sold for more and half sold for less; it is influenced by the types of homes selling as well as a general change in values.

“Housing inventory levels are improving, especially in homes priced below $750,000.  Indeed, the number of active listings across all price ranges has been rising on a month-to-month basis for the last six months and has reached the highest level since mid-2012,” said C.A.R. Vice President and Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young.  “As housing supply loosens up with the seasonal slowdown, annual home price increases are expected to taper as we’ve observed in the last two months.”

Other key facts of C.A.R.’s August 2013 resale housing report include:

• The available supply of existing, single-family detached homes for sale inched up in August to 3.1 months, up from July’s Unsold Inventory Index of 2.9 months. The index was 3.2 months in August 2012.  The index indicates the number of months needed to sell the supply of homes on the market at the current sales rate.  A six- to seven-month supply is considered typical in a normal market.
• The median number of days it took to sell a single-family home also edged up to 28.8 days in August from 27.8 days in July, but was down from 41.1 days in August 2012.
• Mortgage rates moved higher in August, with the 30-year, fixed-mortgage interest rate averaging 4.46 percent, up from 4.37 percent in July 2013 and up from 3.60 percent in August 2012, according to Freddie Mac.  Adjustable-mortgage interest rates in August averaged 2.65 percent, slightly down from 2.66 in July but down from 2.67 percent in August 2012.

Charts:

• Unsold Inventory by price range.
• Change in sales by price range.
• Share of sales by price range.

Note:  The County MLS median price and sales data in the tables are generated from a survey of more than 90 associations of REALTORS® throughout the state, and represent statistics of existing single-family detached homes only.  County sales data are not adjusted to account for seasonal factors that can influence home sales.  Movements in sales prices should not be interpreted as changes in the cost of a standard home.  The median price is where half sold for more and half sold for less; medians are more typical than average prices, which are skewed by a relatively small share of transactions at either the lower-end or the upper-end. Median prices can be influenced by changes in cost, as well as changes in the characteristics and the size of homes sold.  Due to the low sales volume in some areas, median price changes may exhibit unusual fluctuation. The change in median prices should not be construed as actual price changes in specific homes.

Leading the way…® in California real estate for more than 100 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (www.car.org) is one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States with more than 155,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles.


August 2013 County Sales and Price Activity
(Regional and condo sales data not seasonally adjusted)

August-13 Median Sold Price of Existing Single-Family Homes Sales
State/Region/County Aug-13 Jul-13 Aug-12 MTM% Chg YTY% Chg MTM% Chg YTY% Chg
CA SFH (SAAR) $441,330 $433,910 r $343,800 r 1.7% 28.4% -2.0% -1.9%
CA Condo/Townhomes $343,400 $351,300 $258,320 r -2.2% 32.9% 0.6% 7.6%
Los Angeles Metropolitan Area $394,550 $395,120 $314,870 -0.1% 25.3% 0.0% -4.2%
Inland Empire $245,330 $250,450 $192,940 -2.0% 27.2% 4.3% -1.9%
S.F. Bay Area $704,830 $720,000 $567,900 -2.1% 24.1% -5.1% -0.8%
S.F. Bay Area
Alameda $654,060 $662,040 $539,820 -1.2% 21.2% -8.2% 7.5%
Contra-Costa (Central County) $808,560 $789,010 $628,290 2.5% 28.7% -10.1% 2.4%
Marin $987,740 $1,000,000 $806,450 -1.2% 22.5% -8.3% -4.5%
Napa $565,970 $511,900 $385,710 10.6% 46.7% -18.8% -11.4%
San Francisco $871,480 $842,550 $692,980 3.4% 25.8% -8.5% 3.5%
San Mateo $980,000 $919,000 $777,500 6.6% 26.0% -9.2% 1.6%
Santa Clara $805,000 $840,000 $666,750 -4.2% 20.7% -2.4% 0.9%
Solano $295,890 $279,330 $202,240 5.9% 46.3% 8.1% -17.8%
Sonoma $453,790 $473,640 $385,610 -4.2% 17.7% 2.1% -2.4%
Southern California
Los Angeles $444,950 $421,350 $344,770 5.6% 29.1% 0.3% -5.9%
Orange County $664,580 $675,000 $567,710 -1.5% 17.1% -8.0% -5.0%
Riverside County $290,030 $294,300 $227,740 -1.5% 27.4% 2.1% -4.4%
San Bernardino $183,240 $180,270 $143,470 1.6% 27.7% 7.8% 2.0%
San Diego $482,470 $483,800 $389,540 -0.3% 23.9% -2.8% -4.3%
Ventura $555,560 $545,720 $437,880 1.8% 26.9% -0.8% -4.6%
Central Coast
Monterey $407,000 $408,800 $317,500 -0.4% 28.2% -8.4% -3.4%
San Luis Obispo $477,420 $491,790 $386,180 -2.9% 23.6% -10.5% 0.4%
Santa Barbara $625,000 $598,680 $533,330 r 4.4% 17.2% 2.1% 1.2%
Santa Cruz $629,000 $601,000 $540,000 4.7% 16.5% -3.9% -2.5%
Central Valley
Fresno $184,000 $183,870 $151,110 0.1% 21.8% -4.5% -6.0%
Glenn $135,000 $140,000 $160,000 -3.6% -15.6% 0.0% 28.6%
Kern (Bakersfield) $200,000 $195,000 $155,000 2.6% 29.0% -4.2% -9.6%
Kings County $184,000 $173,330 $153,330 r 6.2% 20.0% 26.5% -10.4%
Madera $170,000 $175,710 $127,500 -3.2% 33.3% -5.1% 0.0%
Merced $155,880 $163,080 $123,330 -4.4% 26.4% -7.8% -16.4%
Placer County $361,830 $372,220 $288,030 -2.8% 25.6% -15.2% -9.0%
Sacramento $257,660 $254,550 $184,000 1.2% 40.0% -1.4% -8.5%
San Benito $387,000 $400,000 $335,000 -3.3% 15.5% 0.0% 6.4%
San Joaquin $231,390 $225,000 $168,120 2.8% 37.6% -2.0% -19.6%
Stanislaus $203,120 $193,920 $147,850 4.7% 37.4% 7.3% -7.4%
Tulare $158,460 $157,140 $133,560 r 0.8% 18.6% -10.8% -31.2%
Other Counties in California
Amador $213,890 $196,670 r $175,000 8.8% 22.2% 30.8% -19.0%
Butte County $281,820 $239,280 $226,090 17.8% 24.6% -23.9% -3.1%
Calaveras $220,000 $227,000 NA -3.1% NA 0.0% NA
Del Norte $100,000 $155,000 NA -35.5% NA -21.1% NA
El Dorado County $355,840 $350,760 $268,380 1.4% 32.6% 2.9% -6.2%
Humboldt $247,220 $267,050 $218,750 -7.4% 13.0% -1.7% 22.8%
Lake County $153,330 $141,430 $125,560 8.4% 22.1% 14.3% 23.9%
Tuolumne $215,280 $212,500 $204,690 1.3% 5.2% -6.4% -2.7%
Mendocino $276,670 $286,360 $206,250 -3.4% 34.1% 17.2% 41.7%
Shasta $203,650 $201,350 $165,480 1.1% 23.1% 16.1% 15.5%
Siskiyou County $140,000 $140,000 $127,270 0.0% 10.0% 9.5% -4.2%
Sutter $202,000 $212,500 NA -4.9% NA 38.9% NA
Tehama $146,670 $185,000 $89,170 -20.7% 64.5% -12.8% -27.7%
Yolo $320,310 $346,250 $264,580 -7.5% 21.1% -7.2% -4.3%
Yuba $186,000 $170,500 NA 9.1% NA 18.2% NA

r = revised
NA = not available


August 2013 County Unsold Inventory and Time on Market
(Regional and condo sales data not seasonally adjusted)

August-13 Unsold Inventory Index         Median Time on Market
State/Region/County Aug-13 Jul-13 Aug-12 Aug-13 Jul-13 Aug-12
CA SFH (SAAR) 3.1 2.9 3.2 28.8 27.8 41.1
CA Condo/Townhomes 2.6 2.6 3.1 28.3 27.7 47.3
Los Angeles Metropolitan Area 3.1 3.0 3.3 36.7 34.2 47.6
Inland Empire 3.1 3.1 3.3 34.3 32.7 44.0
S.F. Bay Area 2.4 2.3 2.7 35.9 36.1 45.2
S.F. Bay Area
Alameda 2.1 1.9 2.2 48.7 49.2 59.1
Contra-Costa (Central County) 2.3 2.2 2.2 49.3 48.8 62.0
Marin 3.0 2.8 3.6 40.6 40.7 54.7
Napa 2.0 3.9 5.2 57.3 48.2 74.8
San Francisco 2.8 2.5 3.2 25.4 24.2 32.0
San Mateo 2.1 1.9 2.3 19.7 19.4 21.5
Santa Clara 2.1 2.1 2.1 19.0 18.3 20.9
Solano 2.7 2.8 3.1 32.1 34.4 52.8
Sonoma 2.9 3.0 3.7 46.8 47.7 59.2
Southern California
Los Angeles 2.9 2.9 3.0 31.1 28.7 44.6
Orange County 3.3 3.0 3.6 46.3 43.2 57.3
Riverside County 3.2 3.1 3.2 36.6 34.6 46.1
San Bernardino 3.0 3.1 3.4 29.8 29.5 40.4
San Diego 3.4 3.3 3.7 24.4 23.5 40.2
Ventura 3.2 3.5 4.0 46.9 41.6 56.0
Central Coast
Monterey 4.0 3.6 4.0 23.5 22.7 25.3
San Luis Obispo 4.4 3.8 4.5 26.7 27.3 46.6
Santa Barbara 3.5 3.7 4.2 r 38.3 37.6 48.2
Santa Cruz 3.2 3.1 3.4 24.8 22.8 27.9
Central Valley
Fresno 3.7 3.5 4.0 23.1 23.1 27.4
Glenn 4.7 5.1 NA 40.7 27.1 61.0
Kern (Bakersfield) 2.6 2.3 r 3.2 r 16.0 14.0 24.0
Kings County 2.9 3.5 2.8 r 50.3 26.3 48.7 r
Madera 2.4 2.2 3.0 25.4 29.3 36.4
Merced 2.9 2.5 2.8 24.2 19.9 26.4
Placer County 3.1 2.5 2.5 20.8 20.0 26.7
Sacramento 2.7 2.5 2.2 19.7 19.3 25.4
San Benito 2.8 2.4 3.4 22.3 19.6 24.5
San Joaquin 2.8 2.5 2.3 19.5 19.2 25.8
Stanislaus 2.4 2.4 2.3 19.6 18.9 25.4
Tulare 4.1 3.5 3.0 23.3 24.7 24.8 r
Other Counties in California
Amador 4.0 4.8 r 4.7 51.7 31.0 r 45.5
Butte County 4.2 3.2 3.7 25.6 25.4 29.1
Calaveras 5.2 4.9 NA 53.0 40.0 NA
Del Norte 13.1 9.2 NA 107.0 100.0 NA
El Dorado County 4.1 4.2 3.6 36.2 28.2 48.9
Humboldt 5.3 5.1 6.8 27.9 29.3 40.7
Lake County 4.9 5.8 6.6 91.0 68.3 70.2
Tuolumne 6.3 5.9 6.2 57.8 37.7 43.9
Mendocino 5.6 6.9 8.1 87.1 73.9 78.8
Shasta 4.1 4.5 4.3 28.0 29.0 27.7
Siskiyou County 9.1 10.1 8.6 71.2 44.5 50.3
Sutter 2.4 3.2 NA 11.0 12.0 NA
Tehama 6.3 5.3 5.4 41.4 47.9 43.3
Yolo 2.7 2.3 2.5 18.8 19.1 25.5
Yuba 2.6 3.3 NA 10.5 13.0 NA

r = revised
NA = not available

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