Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Today's Top Three Luxury Estates in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco 
and Seattle Listed For Sale

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                                   "A mansion is a large and stately dwelling"
The word mansion derives through Old French from the Latin word mansio "dwelling", an abstract noun derived from the verb manere "to dwell". The English word "manse" originally defined a property large enough for the parish priest to maintain himself, but a mansion is no longer self-sustaining in this way.  'Manor' comes from the same root—territorial holdings granted to a lord who would remain there—hence it is easy to see how the word 'Mansion' came to have its meaning.  Windsor Castle located in Berkshire, England is the largest mansion in the world with around 484,000 sq.ft 



Today's Top Three Mansions  

#1    Bradbury Estate, 388 Long Canyon Road, Bradbury, CA 91008 with 14 bedrooms, 22 baths, and 30,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $68,000,000.

388 Long Canyon Rd, Bradbury, CA 91008



The Bradbury Estate sits on more than 9 acres of promontory with a spectacular breathtaking view on a secured gated enclave of one of the Most Expensive Zip Codes in the United States. The stone-paved driveway is lined with towering palms, emerald fairway and green of a private golf club, barbecue, tennis court and a clubhouse. As you arrive, your  attention is divided between the guest pavilion, water grotto and magnificent grounds. The spectacular water grotto on a crystalline pool with multiple 10 ft. waterfalls cascading over cool stone alcoves serves as a tropical oasis with a slide and a full entertainment wet bar. The Main Resident’s entry is adorned with expansive marble Corinthian columns with a dramatic entry door guarded by the traditional imperial lions. Throughout the estate’s 
30,000 square feet of interior splendor, only the finest materials in the world have been used – marble, jade and exquisite woods. The estate features inlaid marbled floors, magnificent 22 karat chandeliers, luxurious baths, vaulted ceilings, a state of the art Theater, a Culinary Center, a Spa, Sauna, a Private Gym and a Wine Cellar. The expansive Ballroom has a spacious full-service bar, surround sound system and multiple television screens. This exotic masterpiece truly displays the opulence, conveniences and accoutrements uniquely reserved for royalty or for an Imperial Palace. It stands above the rest in grandeur, making it one of the Most Distinctive World-Class Estate!

388 Long Canyon Rd, Bradbury, CA 91008

388 Long Canyon Rd, Bradbury, CA 91008

388 Long Canyon Rd, Bradbury, CA 91008

388 Long Canyon Rd, Bradbury, CA 91008

388 Long Canyon Rd, Bradbury, CA 91008

388 Long Canyon Rd, Bradbury, CA 91008

388 Long Canyon Rd, Bradbury, CA 91008

388 Long Canyon Rd, Bradbury, CA 91008


#2       27465 Winding Way, Malibu, CA 90265 with 8 bedrooms, 9 baths, and 
18,075 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $32,995,000

27465 Winding Way, Malibu, CA 90265

One of Malibu's finest estates positioned perfectly on a private 4.8 acre knoll top with head on unobstructed ocean view of Catalina. Located at the end of a long private gated driveway. Offering the finest in architecture, construction and amenities, reminiscent of one of the great villas on the Amalfi Coast, featuring an incredible two story living room, wood paneled library, gourmet commercial kitchen, family room, theater, gym, wine cellar, incredible romantic master suite and guest house. All opening to spectacular grounds that feature rolling lawns, an infinity pool, sports court, basketball court, covered patios, and outdoor terraces perfect for major entertaining. Extremely secluded and private.

27465 Winding Way, Malibu, CA 90265

27465 Winding Way, Malibu, CA 90265

27465 Winding Way, Malibu, CA 90265

27465 Winding Way, Malibu, CA 90265

27465 Winding Way, Malibu, CA 90265

27465 Winding Way, Malibu, CA 90265

27465 Winding Way, Malibu, CA 90265

#3      917 North Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 with 6 bedrooms, 6 baths and 15,059 sq.ft. is listed for sale at  $32,000,000.

917 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

in high style and state of the art technology. Open floor plan and vast public rooms for entertaining. Main house features formal Living Room with 10 sets of French Doors, paneled Library, lavish formal Dining Room, Gourmet Kitchen imported from Italy, family room and cocktail bar w/ display wine cellar. Luxurious Master Suite offers dual baths overlooking large terrace w/ tree top views. Extravagant walk-in clo...sets fitted in the finest Italian cabinetry. Guest House includes Cinema for 20 guests, Miele equipped concession bar, and spacious gym, staff suite and 4 car garage. Grounds include motor court, porte-cochere, pool with pool house, grill, and black & white marble pool surround. Feel the pulse of the city in an unrivaled Beverly Hills location. Shown only to pre-qualified Buyers.

917 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

917 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

917 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

917 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

917 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

917 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

917 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

917 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

917 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Today's Real Estate News
How Decreasing Migration Affects The Mortgage Market
By Jann Swanson
Mortgage News Daily

Americans are staying put, both in their homes and in their jobs.  The two appear to be related but which is the driving force?

In a recent Urban Institute blog researcher Bhargavi Ganesh points to the decreasing incidence of state-to-state migration, a trend that started in 1990.  

Her cites research from Raven Molloy of the Federal Reserve that shows interstate movers dropped from nearly 3 percent of the population in the 1980s to less than 1.5 percent in the five years that ended in 2015.  This has happened "despite technological advances, increased immigration, and higher education levels, all factors one might expect to boost migration."



Urban Institute researchers say it appears that the decreased mobility is related to the labor market rather than demographic or socioeconomic changes.  Among the results is an eventual impact on the mortgage industry

When one looks at data on homeownership, showing a decline in all but the oldest age groups, it might appear that the aging population may account for the decline in interstate migration since the elderly and homeowners are both less likely to move.  Yet the Federal Reserve data shows that migration has been declining for all age groups and for both renters and homeowners. It has also been declining irrespective of gender, education, race, income, marital status, employment status, geographic location, and whether individuals are foreign or native born.

Post-recession housing affordability and tougher land-use regulations can also be discounted as Malloy's research shows the decline in mobility is substantial even in states where houses remain affordable or where land-use regulations are relatively lax. That leaves the labor market as the causative factor.

Molloy found that the fraction of people changing occupations, industries, and employers also slowed between 1990 and 2011, that trend falling in roughly the same time frame as that of the decrease in migration.  In addition, the states with the largest declines in job transitions also have the largest declines in migration rates.

But, the chicken and egg question; are job market conditions lowering mobility or does lower mobility cause job market changes?  Molloy concludes it is the former because long-distance moves are most often job related. Also, the migration flows are too small to explain the job market changes since the percentage of the population that changed employers fell about 4 percent, while the percentage of the population that changed states fell only 1 percent.

What does lower interstate migration mean for the mortgage market? Ganesh refers to research from Sam Khater, an economist at CoreLogic.  Khater says fewer people moving means fewer mortgages being originated but at the same time leads to fewer defaults as borrowers have more time to build equity as a buffer against an economic downturn. 

Lower migration can also increase demand for second liens, as homeowners decide to renovate the homes they plan to live in for a longer time. Decreased mobility could also decrease demand for mortgage products that minimize interest rate risks, such as fixed-rate mortgages or longer-term adjustable-rate mortgages.

Ganesh says it is important to understand the reasons behind the decrease in mobility because it will help us understand if there are barriers preventing people from moving to obtain the jobs they want and to live where they may wish to live. "And understanding the impacts of these changes helps ensure that our policies recognize and address reality." 

Today's Mortgage Rates                                                                             52 Week

ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM3.56%3.57%-0.013.34%4.11%
15 Yr FRM2.87%2.88%-0.012.69%3.30%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.40%3.40%--3.15%3.75%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed3.72%3.72%--3.41%3.93%
5/1 Yr ARM2.89%2.90%-0.012.80%3.10%
Updated: 10/18/16 3:13 PM


    

Mortgage Rate Lower

Oct 18 2016, 4:23P

Mortgage Rates moved slightly lower today, depending on the lender.  During the morning hours, rates were roughly unchanged and thus remained in line with the highest levels in more than 4 months.  As the day progressed, bond markets improved, resulting in fairly widespread 'positive reprices' (meaning that certain lenders issued new rate sheets with modest improvements).  After the reprices, the average lender was quoting slightly lower upfront costs for the same note rates seen yesterday.  3.625% is currently the most prevalent conventional 30yr fixed quote on top tier scenarios.

Despite the intraday improvements, rate/bond markets remain anxious.  Now that we've seen our first 2-day winning streak in the month of October, it's tempting to conclude that the recent trend toward higher rates is over.  But that would be a premature conclusion until we see how markets react to Thursday's announcement from the European Central Bank.  Bottom line, the past few days have been hopeful, but everything could still change on Thursday.

Originator Perspective


What to do what to do…  That’s a great question.  It’s either a great time to lock or a very bad time.  We’re sitting at or near the bottom of our recent range ahead of potentially market moving news out of the ECB.   It’s a good bet that this news will either push us lower into the previous range or have us bouncing higher.  You’ll wish you locked if we get the latter of the two.  Anyone looking to take on a bit of risk right now could be handsomely rewarded.  Sounds tricky I know but you should be used to that by now, no? -Jason B. Anker, Vice President- Loan Officer at Salem Five

It's encouraging that bonds posted further small gains today, but I'm hesitant to call this a trend breaker yet.  Thursday marks the ECB's next policy statement, and if their rhetoric is as bullish as the Fed's recent minutes, bonds could fall further.  While the impetus for locking may not be quite as clear as it has been, floating borrowers need to fully consider their risk tolerance.  As Dirty Harry said: "Do you feel lucky?"  -Ted Rood, Senior Originator

Today's Best-Execution Rates

  • 30YR FIXED - 3.625%
  • FHA/VA - 3.25-3.5%
  • 15 YEAR FIXED - 2.875%
  • 5 YEAR ARMS -  2.75 - 3.25% depending on the lender

Ongoing Lock/Float Considerations

  • Rates have generally been trending higher since hitting all-time lows in early July
  • Clearly-defined uptrends provide higher-than-average motivation to lock
  • Risk-takers can try to time the dips in rates that may occur during that broader uptrend, but the reward for good timing generally isn't worth the risk in these situations.
     
  • We'd need to see a sustained push back toward lower rates (something that lasts more than 1-3 days) before anything less than a cautious, lock-biased approach makes sense for all but the most risk-tolerant borrowers.
     
  • As always, please keep in mind that the rates discussed generally refer to what we've termed 'best-execution(that is, the most frequently quoted, conforming, conventional 30yr fixed rate for top tier borrowers, based not only on the outright price, but also 'bang-for-the-buck.'  Generally speaking, our best-execution rate tends to connote no origination or discount points--though this can vary--and tends to predict Freddie Mac's weekly survey with high accuracy.  It's safe to assume that our best-ex rate is the more timely and accurate of the two due to Freddie's once-a-week polling method). 


Today's Top Three San Diego Luxury Estates
sandiegorealestateflashreport.com

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The median home value in San Diego County is $516,200. San Diego County home values have gone up 5.2% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 1.9% within the next year.         

The median home value in La Jolla is $1,685,000. La Jolla home values have gone up 6.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Solana Beach, 92075 is $1,257,000. Solana Beach home values have gone up 2.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.4% within the next year.


The median home value in Del Mar, 92014 is $1,602,400. Del Mar home values have gone up 2.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.1% within the next year.


The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,727,800. Rancho Santa Fe home values have declined -0.5% over the past yea.  Zillow predicts they will rise 1.9% within the next year.


#1     7740 Eads Avenue, La Jolla, CA 90237 with 7 bedrooms, 11 baths, and 6,900 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,995,000.

7740 Eads Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Unparalleled Modern Stunner in The Village Location, location! Exceptional, private and modern lux Village compound. Elegance abounds in this 7,000 s/f bright/spacious property, w/ith custom marble and mahogany, chef's kitchen, pool, sumptuous master retreat, separate. guest house and more. Enjoy ocean breezes while entertaining on expansive limestone decks. Complete business/homework in office/library suites. Entertain family/friends in multiple living spaces and dining rm. Walk to La Jolla shopping and beaches. Stroll to restaurants,

7740 Eads Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

7740 Eads Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

7740 Eads Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

7740 Eads Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

7740 Eads Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

7740 Eads Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

#2      7540 Vista Rancho Court, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 with 8 bedrooms, 9 baths and 8,863 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,295,000.

7546 Vista Rancho Ct, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Atop an elevated, usable 2.04 acres sits this fabulous Tuscan estate. Ideally located in the Roger Rowe School District within the exclusive gated community of The Summit in Rancho Santa Fe, this estate offers 7 generous bedroom suites and lush tropical grounds. Upon entering the grounds, you are immediately captivated by the panoramic views, sense of warmth and privacy.

7546 Vista Rancho Ct, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

7546 Vista Rancho Ct, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

7546 Vista Rancho Ct, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

7546 Vista Rancho Ct, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067


7546 Vista Rancho Ct, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

7546 Vista Rancho Ct, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

7546 Vista Rancho Ct, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

7546 Vista Rancho Ct, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

#3     1768 El Paso Real, La Jolla, CA 92037 with 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, and 5,272 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,395,000

1768 El Paso Real, La Jolla, CA 92037

Situated at the top of a private drive this beautiful Muirlands home has all of the right features! Gorgeous ocean and night light views, framed by floor to ceiling windows, from all of the main rooms in the home. Nearly an acre of land, lushly landscaped, with a large flat yard surrounding the stunning pool and spa. This private and peaceful home is spacious and well designed, with 5 generous bedrooms each with their own private bathroom, plus an office. Located in one of La Jolla's finest neighborhoods

1768 El Paso Real, La Jolla, CA 92037

1768 El Paso Real, La Jolla, CA 92037

1768 El Paso Real, La Jolla, CA 92037

1768 El Paso Real, La Jolla, CA 92037

1768 El Paso Real, La Jolla, CA 92037

1768 El Paso Real, La Jolla, CA 92037

1768 El Paso Real, La Jolla, CA 92037

1768 El Paso Real, La Jolla, CA 92037

1768 El Paso Real, La Jolla, CA 92037




Today's Top Three San Francisco Luxury Estates
sanfranciscorealestateupdates.com


The median home value in San Francisco is $1,104,000. San Francisco home values have gone up 0.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Sausalito is $1,203,400. Sausalito home values have gone up 6.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year

The median home value in Tiburon is $2,360,800. Tiburon home values have gone up 2.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Saratoga is $2,331,600. Saratoga home values have gone up 1.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -1.1% within the next year.


#1     17 Buena Vista Terrce, San Francisco-Buena Vista Park, CA 94117 with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 6,190 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,999,950.


17 Buena Vista Ter, San Francisco, CA 94117

Exquisite San Francisco residence. Features grand scale spaces, extraordinary period detailing throughout, panoramic views & entertaining areas. First time on the market since 1978. Originally design by O'Brien and Werner Architects'', Orpheum Theatre, Mission Theatre, Tivoli Theatre , and Golden Gate Commandery of the Knights Templar Building are among famous San Francisco landmarks designed by O'Brien and Werner Architects. This stunning and elegant home is located on prestigious, coveted Buena Vista Terrace.
17 Buena Vista Ter, San Francisco, CA 94117

17 Buena Vista Ter, San Francisco, CA 94117

17 Buena Vista Ter, San Francisco, CA 94117

17 Buena Vista Ter, San Francisco, CA 94117

17 Buena Vista Ter, San Francisco, CA 94117

17 Buena Vista Ter, San Francisco, CA 94117

17 Buena Vista Ter, San Francisco, CA 94117

17 Buena Vista Ter, San Francisco, CA 94117

17 Buena Vista Ter, San Francisco, CA 94117

#2      765 Market Street #36 F, San Francisco, CA 94103 with 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, 
and 2610 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,450,000.

765 Market St Apt 36 F, San Francisco, CA 94103


Luxury living at the Four Seasons! This magnificent residence is a study in class with timeless and elegant finishes and a spacious floorplan perfect for entertaining, all while admiring wonderful views from every room. The grand living room has walls of windows and corner views stretching from Twin Peaks and wrapping around the City to Alcatraz. A gracious dining room and eat-in chef's kitchen both feature captivating Bay views, while the elegant master and guest bedroom capture a tower of the GG Bridge. Additional custom library/office/guest with a Western picture window. Additional building amenities include a 24-hour doorman/concierge, 2-car parking, and access to the amazing Four Seasons Hotel services and the Sports Club LA.

765 Market St Apt 36 F, San Francisco, CA 94103

765 Market St Apt 36 F, San Francisco, CA 94103

765 Market St Apt 36 F, San Francisco, CA 94103

765 Market St Apt 36 F, San Francisco, CA 94103

765 Market St Apt 36 F, San Francisco, CA 94103

#3      27350 Julietta Lane, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, and 6,217 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $8,995,000

27350 Julietta Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

The best of Silicon Valley living awaits at this stunning European villa on 1.45 acres with sweeping views across the valley and bay. Exquisitely remodeled, providing absolute luxury and the casual warmth of a family home. White oak floors and stone finishes of Calacatta marble and French Limestone combine in timeless elegance while true divided-light windows fill the home with natural light and views of the Bay. Added luxuries include a media room plus wine cellar and tasting room reminiscent of a European winery. The resort-inspired grounds take full advantage of the setting, overlooking the Bay from the infinity edge pool and spa, two fire pit terraces, and outdoor kitchen. Strategically placed fire bowls enhance the ambiance. A golf practice area and putting greens stand ready on the lower grounds and a level lawn area is ideal for play, all connected by cobblestone-lined steps and English gardens. A treasured property offering the best of California living in the heart of Silicon Valley


27350 Julietta Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

27350 Julietta Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

27350 Julietta Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

27350 Julietta Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

27350 Julietta Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

27350 Julietta Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

27350 Julietta Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

27350 Julietta Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022



Today's Top Three LA Luxury Estate
larealestateupdates.blogspot.com



The median home value in Los Angeles County is $532,800. Los Angeles County home values have gone up 6.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year

The median home value in Brentwood, 90049 is $2,302,200. Brentwood home values have gone up 3.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.6% within the next year

The median home value in Malibu is $2,500,600. Malibu home values have declined -0.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Beverly Hills is $2,998,500. Beverly Hills home values have gone up 4.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.2% within the next year.

The median home value in Bel Air is $3,118,800. Bel Air home values have gone up 3.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.7% within the next year.


#1     400 Castle Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, and 6,314 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $12,950,000

400 Castle Pl, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Built by Robert Skinner (AIA) in 1962, this exquisite Mid-Century masterpiece was recently updated w/the finest modern luxuries while keeping true to era. Gated on a quiet Cul-De-Sac in coveted Trousdale Estates, this property is perfect for the connoisseur who wants to live in a work of art. Skylights flood home w/natural light. Open floor plan w/terrific indoor outdoor flow. Pool/garden views from every room. Breathtaking living room w/dramatic 2 story floor to ceiling windows & fantastic double sided fireplace. Gorgeous gourmet kitchen w/every conceivable amenity w/attached family room. Swoon-worthy master suite w/sitting area and enormous walk in closet. Richly appointed master bath rivals any resort. 3 additional amazing en-suite bedrooms. State of art screening room. Incredible office loft. Fab pool area is CA dream w/outdoor fireplace aand multiple seating areas. Surrounded by lush, mature trees for privacy. A truly rare and special trophy property that could not be replicated today

400 Castle Pl, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

400 Castle Pl, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

400 Castle Pl, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

400 Castle Pl, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

400 Castle Pl, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

400 Castle Pl, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

400 Castle Pl, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

400 Castle Pl, Beverly Hills, CA 90210


#2     3114 Elvido Drive, Brentwood, CA 90049 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, and 3,500 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,875,000.



Located in the Upper Brentwood Mulholland view corridor and perfectly sited behind a gate and down a long driveway, this modernistic new construction architectural is one of a short list of properties that enjoy both unobstructed panoramic views and privacy. This beautifully constructed single story home has no detail overlooked. From the moment of entrance, you are welcomed by head on majestic and breath-taking vistas of the cities of the San Fernando Valley and the Santa Monica Mountains. With White Oak Hardwood Floors, walls of disappearing glass doors that open to a voluminous deck, and an infinity pool, the expansive open floor plan flows seamlessly between living, dining, and kitchen areas.The house offers a unique personalized living experience as there are dual master bedrooms at either end of the home. With numerous amenities, this "Smart House" has a premium of finishes and fixtures, including ceaserstone counter tops, Miele appliances, and more.












#3      9720 Arby Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 with 3 bedrooms, 4 baths and 3,500+ sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,995,000

27350 Julietta Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Designer done turnkey contemporary with salt water pool/spa on a cul-de-sac with beautiful views and sunsets. Three bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms . Media room with 70 inch TV, powder room, kitchen with all Miele appliances opening to living and dining area with Fleetwood glass doors for indoor/outdoor California living. Move right in or can expand/add 2nd floor. The ultimate in chic and just 8 minutes to the Beverly Hills Hotel

27350 Julietta Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022.

27350 Julietta Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

27350 Julietta Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

27350 Julietta Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

27350 Julietta Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

27350 Julietta Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

27350 Julietta Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

27350 Julietta Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022


Today Top Three Seattle Luxury Estates
seattleluxuryrealestateupdates.com

The median home value in Kirkland is $576,800. Kirkland home values have gone up 
14.6%  over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.1% within the next year. 

The median home value in Seattle is $592,200. Seattle home values have gone up 
15.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.9% within the next year. 

The median home value in Bellevue is $730,000. Bellevue home values have gone up 13.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,240,400. Mercer Island home values have gone up 12.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.4% within the next year.


The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,200,500. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 10.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.5% within the next year.


#1   1111 Lakefront Drive, Bellevue, WA 98004 with 5 bedrooms, 8 baths, and 8,246 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $16,980,000



Legacy gated estate awaits in Bellevue. 9,000+ sq ft of custom grandeur rest on 162 ft of private west facing lakefront. The highest level of craftsmanship is exemplified from the gourmet kitchen to serene main level master suite. media/game room and wine cellar complete the main house. Separate guest apt, circular auto court, six car garage and workshop. Entertain on the 1,000 sq ft veranda, outdoor spa and the emerald lawns 
leading to the private dock. Create memories for generations to come






















#2       8122 W Mercer Way, Mercer lsland, WA 98040 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, and 5,652 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,088,000.



Stunning Custom Craftsman home with sun filled rooms and water views. Enjoy the generous use of hardwoods, designer tiles and a floor plan that lends itself to today's lifestyle. Chef's kitchen, study, media room, wine celler, pool table ready rec room, formal living and dining, master suite/sitting room and fireplace, level lot with lush gardens, planting beds, water feature and heated covered wrap around deck. 4 bedrooms on upper level with homework station, lower level guest suite.












#3      10555 SE 28th Street, Beaux Arts, WA 98004 with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and 3,940 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $2,098,000.

10555 Se 28th St, Beaux Arts, WA 98004

Quintessential updated rambler in Beaux Arts Village. Bright atrium soaks in warm light ith /heated marble floors and exposed beams overhead. Fully remodeled kitchen with top of the line appliances, custom cherry cabinetry and granite. Luxurious master suite included sitting area with fireplace, walk-in closet and spa-like bathroom. Double French doors open to a sanctuary of gardens with 3 patios and sport court. Enjoy ~1100 of coveted shared beachfront on Lake Washington with boat launch, docks, swimming, parks and tennis court.

10555 Se 28th St, Beaux Arts, WA 98004

10555 Se 28th St, Beaux Arts, WA 98004

10555 Se 28th St, Beaux Arts, WA 98004

10555 Se 28th St, Beaux Arts, WA 98004

10555 Se 28th St, Beaux Arts, WA 98004

10555 Se 28th St, Beaux Arts, WA 98004

10555 Se 28th St, Beaux Arts, WA 98004


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