Thursday, January 26, 2017


Today's Best Mansion and Top  Luxury Estates in Los Angeles, Phoenix, 
San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle Listed For Sale.

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Stately Mansion in Scotland

The exact definition of the word "mansion" varies but in U.S. real estate terms, it generally defined as single family residence of more than 6,000 square feet. Mansion derives through Old French from the Latin word "mansio". The English word "manse" originally defined a property large enough for the parish priest to maintain himself. The word "manor" comes from the same root territorial holdings granted to a lord who would remain there. Therefore, it is easy to see how a "mansion" came to have its meaning.


Today's Best Mansion Listed For Sale  
  

#1     1020 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor,  New York, New York 10028 with 3 bedrooms,
5 baths, and 3,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $29,500,000


A grand example of architectural elegance, this rare and stunning residence occupies the entire fifth floor of one of Manhattan's most coveted Fifth Avenue limestone prewar cooperatives. The residence enjoys an expansive 56' of frontage along Museum Mile, and a  premier address on one of Fifth Avenue's best blocks. Oversized windows and soaring ceilings amplify the natural light and voluminous rooms throughout the home.

Built in 1925, 1020 Fifth Avenue is among the most prestigious and sought-after white-glove doorman residences on Fifth Avenue. Designed by Warren & Wetmore of Grand Central Terminal fame, the handsome limestone building stands 14 stories between 83rd and 84th Streets, and is occupied by 14 lavish apartments. Central Park is at your doorstep and glamorous shops and fine dining on Madison Avenue are a block away.
































Today's Top News Article

Home Price Gains Still Above 6% Year-Over-Year
By Jann Swanson
Mortgage News Daily

Home prices continued their nearly unabated upward trend in November according to data released on Wednesday by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).  FHFA's Housing Price Index (HPI), based on the values of purchase mortgages sold to or guaranteed by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae (the GSEs) rose 0.5 percent in November on a seasonally adjusted basis from the October level.  October's index, which originally posted a 0.4 percent gain, was revised down to 0.3 percent.


November home prices were up 6.1 percent compared to November 2015. The year-over-year increase in October was 6.0 percent.  During the first 11 months of 2016 prices increased year-over-year by an average (including revisions) of 5.93 percent.  The annual increase has been 6 percent or more for the last four months on which FHFA has reported.

Analysts polled by Econoday were on the money with their projections, expecting a 0.5 percent monthly increase. The range of their estimates was 0.3 to 0.6 percent. Prices increased compared to October in six of the nine census divisions with the Pacific region jumping by 1.5 percent followed distantly by the West North Central and Middle Atlantic divisions, each at 0.9 percent.  Prices were unchanged in the East North Central division and down by 0.1 and 0.2 percent in the West South Central and South Atlantic respectively.

The 12-month changes were all positive, ranging from a 4.7 percent gain in the Middle Atlantic to 7.7 percent in the Pacific division.

Today's Top LA Luxury Estate Listed For Sale 



The median home value in Los Angeles County is $551,600. Los Angeles County home values have gone up 7.4% over the past year, Zillow predicts they will rise 2.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Brentwood, 90049 is $2,523,000. Brentwood home values have gone up 10.5% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% with the next year.

The median home value in Malibu  is $2,893,700.  Malibu home values have gone up 6.6% 
over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 2.0 % with the year.

The median home value in Beverly Hills is $3,033,400.  Beverly Hills hhome values have gone up 4.1% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 1.1% with the next year.

The median home value in Bel Air is $3,309,900. Bel  Air home values have gone up 5.3% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 1.8% within the next year.  
  

#1     1575 Carla Rudge, Beverly Hillls, 90210 with 4 bedrooms, 7 baths, and 
7,012 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $12,995,000.

1575 Carla Rdg, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Discover luxury and harmony in this stunning Architectural Trousdale masterpiece. Gated two-story estate in prime Trousdale Estates with beautiful canyon and ocean views. The wonderful design of this home offers both eco-conscious and open concept living with expansive spaces, seamlessly adjoining rooms, walls of glass, vaulted ceilings, photovoltaic electric panels, solar heated pool, thermal glass double glazed UV windows w/motorized shades, and bamboo floors. Neoporte front door opens to foyer leading up the staircase or ascending the glass elevator to the expansive gallery. The main level gallery consists of the combined dining room, living room, butler's pantry/bar, elegant office, and sprawling chef's kitchen w/breakfast room and adjoining family room. First floor media room and gym. Exquisite master suite. The grounds complete a tranquil, resort-like setting with covered and open patios, pool, viewing pavilion w/firepit, and meditation garden, all overlooking the serene canyon and ocean vistas.

1575 Carla Rdg, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

1575 Carla Rdg, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

1575 Carla Rdg, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

1575 Carla Rdg, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

1575 Carla Rdg, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

1575 Carla Rdg, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

1575 Carla Rdg, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

1575 Carla Rdg, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

1575 Carla Rdg, Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Today's Top Phoenix Luxury Estate Listed For Sale 
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A photo showing the skyline of Phoenix, looking north.  It shows the various buildings of the downtown area, as well as Sunnyslope Mountain in the background

The median home value in Scottsdale is $416,400. Scottsdale home values have gone up 4.0% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 2.4% withiin the next year.

The median home value in Carefree is $750,000. Carefree home values have gone up 
4.8% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 2.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,609,500. Paradise Valley home values have gone up 2.7% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will 2.0% with the next year.
      
#1     7950 E Baker Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85266 with 5 bedroooms, 8 baths, and 
9,396 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $2,295,000.

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

This luxurious, private desert sanctuary is located in an exclusive north Scottsdale gated community of only 8 custom homes, nestled at the base of Lone Mountain, where extreme privacy is coupled with incomparable far-reaching views. The interior is grand, warm and exudes charm with extraordinary finishes throughout, including 24-ft beamed ceilings, custom millwork, Canterra stone fireplaces and travertine and wood flooring. The elegant open floor plan provides seamless indoor outdoor living with two expanding walls of glass that open onto a huge resort-style outdoor living area, complete with kitchen, bar, diving pool, spa, water feature and fireplace. The interior floor plan is cleverly designed and the luxurious kitchen is a master-chef's dream and creates a wonderful flowing space

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266


Today's Top San Diego Luxury Estate Listed For Sale


The median home value in San Diego County is $529,500. San Diego County home values have gone up 6.3% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 2.4% within the next year.

The median home value in La Jolla, 92037 is $1,497,500. La Jolla, 92037 home values have gone up 6.5% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 2.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Solana Beach 92075 is $1,250,700. Solana Beach 92075 home values have gone up 3.3% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 2.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Del Mar 92014 is $1,675,700. Del Mar home values have gone up 9.1% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 2.5% with then next year.

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,675,200. Rancho Santa Fe home values have declined -4.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -1.1% within the next year.  
    

#1     7950 E Baker Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85266 with 5 bedroooms, 8 baths, and 
9,396 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $2,295,000.

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

This luxurious, private desert sanctuary is located in an exclusive north Scottsdale gated community of only 8 custom homes, nestled at the base of Lone Mountain, where extreme privacy is coupled with incomparable far-reaching views. The interior is grand, warm and exudes charm with extraordinary finishes throughout, including 24-ft beamed ceilings, custom millwork, Canterra stone fireplaces and travertine and wood flooring. The elegant open floor plan provides seamless indoor outdoor living with two expanding walls of glass that open onto a huge resort-style outdoor living area, complete with kitchen, bar, diving pool, spa, water feature and fireplace. The interior floor plan is cleverly designed and the luxurious kitchen is a master-chef's dream and creates a wonderful flowing space

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7950 E Baker Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Today's Top San Francisco Luxury Estate Listed For Sale


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The median home value in San Francisco is $1,146,800. San Francisco home values have gone up 1.6% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 0.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Sausalito is $1,258,500. Sausalito home values have gone up 4.8% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 0.5% within the next year. 

The median home value in Tiburon is $2,475,900. Tiburon home values have gone up 2.0% over the past year.   Zillow predicts they will rise 0.8% within the next year. 

The median home value in Saratoga is $2,372,300. Saratoga home values have gone up 0.8% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will fall -0.3% within the next year. 


#1     461 2nd Street #651, San Francisco-South Beach, CA 94107 with 3 bedrooms, 
2 baths, and 3,000 sq,ft, is listed for sale at $6,995,000.


A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live within San Francisco's most visible and historic clocktower. Perched high above South Beach and South Park, San Francisco's burgeoning epicenter of industry and technology. The Clocktower Penthouse is on the open market for the first time since being offered to the public nearly a quarter century ago. This amazing penthouse includes exclusive use of the top three adjoining tower levels, including the interior of the famous and iconic Clock Room''. The property spans 3,000 square feet of internal space and offers panoramic views in all directions plus offers an enormous 1,300+ sf wrap around view deck. The ultimate San Francisco trophy property and an incredible entertaining home.












Today's Top Seattle Luxury Estate Listed For Sale

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The median home value in Kirkland is $594,400.  Kirkland home values have gone up 13.1% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 5.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Seattle is $609,100. Seattle home values have gone up 13.3% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 4.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $751,300. Bellevue home values have gone up 13.5% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 4.8% within the next year. 

The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,149,500. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 7.7% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 3.3% within the next year 

The median home value in Medina is $2,353,600. Medina home values have gone up 
10.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.2% within the next year. 

#1     8122 W Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, and
5,652 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,088,000.

8122 W Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Stunning Custom Craftsman home with sun filled rooms and water views. 5 bedrooms, 4+baths, 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.

8122 W Mercer Wy, Mercer Island, WA

8122 W Mercer Wy, Mercer Island, WA

8122 W Mercer Wy, Mercer Island, WA

8122 W Mercer Wy, Mercer Island, WA

8122 W Mercer Wy, Mercer Island, WA

8122 W Mercer Wy, Mercer Island, WA

8122 W Mercer Wy, Mercer Island, WA

8122 W Mercer Wy, Mercer Island, WA





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