Saturday, April 29, 2017


Today's Best Mansions: They’re lavish. They’re huge. They're grand. They're expensive!

#1     10600 Shenandoh Road, Plymouth, CA 95669 with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths 
and 5,096 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $20,000,000.
Live the dream at Villa Toscano, a magnificent 40-acre property with a secluded 5,090 sq. ft. single-level Italian-inspired home. A private place to restore the soul. The property features authentic Tuscan design, enclosed gardens and fountains with a spectacular pool, spa, and steam room. The sumptuous interior spaces are timeless and of the finest quality. The property also includes a workshop, separate apartment and 3-car garage. Also located on the large property is the award-winning Villa Toscano Winery & Vineyards, generating over $1.0 million in annual income. This is the ultimate in wine country living. Relax and enjoy the income generated from your estate winery and vineyards. Let this beautiful property work for you!
Photo of Villa Toscano Winery - Plymouth, CA, United States
Photo of Villa Toscano Winery - Plymouth, CA, United States. Vineyards
Today's Top LA Luxury Estate 



The median home value in Los Angeles County is $560,500. Los Angeles County home values have gone up 1.6% over the past year, Zillow predicts they will rise 0.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Brentwood, 90049 is $2,471,800. Brentwood home values have gone up 5.1% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 1.3% within the next year

The median home value in Malibu is $2,866,500.  Malibu home values have gone up 4.8% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 0.7 % within the year.


    The median home value in Bel Air, 90077 is $3,243,500. Bel  Air home values have gone up 0.2% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will remain even -(0.5)% within the next year.

    The median home value in Beverly Hills 90210 is $4,834,000.  Beverly Hills home values have gone up 3.5% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 0.6% with the next year.

    #1     1009 Laurel Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 with 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, 
    and 6,066 sq.ft. is listed for sle at $18,250,000.


    Incredible opportunity to renovate or develop in prime Beverly Hills location, north of Sunset Blvd. Situated on over an acre, this gated property features a main residence with 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms as well as a guest house with generous office and gym. The spectacular backyard features abundant patio space, intricate landscaping, pool and tennis court. First time on the market in over 40 years. Amazing potential for a developer - everything comes together on this property, or a perfect home for an owner/user






    Today's Top Phoenix Luxury Estate  

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    The median home value in Scottsdale is $416,900. Scottsdale home values have gone up 2.5% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 0.2% withiin the next year. 

    The median home value in Carefree is $746,800. Carfree home values have gone up 
    4.2% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 1.4% within the next year.  

    The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,594,100.  Paradise home values have gone up 1.6% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 0.5% within the next year.


    #1     5055 E Cottontail Run Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with 4 bedroom
    5 baths, and 4,870 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,199,000.



    On a hidden, east-facing mountainside, down a private road with direct access to Paradise Valley Country Club, shared with only 5 neighbors, this privately gated, charming estate is filled with brand new beautiful finishes after undergoing a total remodel. Unencumbered views of Camelback Mountain, a large golf-course lake, and tremendous views of Mummy Mountain are some of the most breathtaking in Paradise Valley. Symmetry and quality are paired with new, cutting edge smart home technology and an updated fresh palette that embraces relaxed luxury. Lathe and plaster walls, solid fir beams, solid brass hardware, new hardwood floors, new bathrooms, new kitchen and new landscaping are a few of the elegant upgrades in this one-of-a-kind home, among the most prestigious addresses in the state.















    Today's Top San Diego Luxury Estate 


    The median home value in San Diego County is $532,000. San Diego County home values have gone up 5.2% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will remain even 0.9% within the next year.

    The median home value in La Jolla, 92037 is $1,473,100. La Jolla, 92037 home values have gone up 4.4% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 0.5% within the next year.

    The median home value in Solana Beach 92075 is $1,265,700. Solana Beach 92075 home values have gone up 5.1% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 0.3%% within the next year.

    The median home value in Del Mar 92014 is $1,649,900 Del Mar home values have gone up 8.1% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 1.9% within the next year.

    The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,542,200. Rancho Santa Fe home values have declined -(5.2)% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will decline -(2.4)% within the next year.

    #1     1001 G Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118 with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 3,078 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,795,000.



    A Jewel! Classic 4 Bedroom home with a Great layout, sitting on a 10,400 sq ft lot with alley access...this Stately Beach Home is waiting for you. Located just steps to the sand in a Prime Beach Neighborhood this charming home features beautiful hardwood floors, high plate lines & very spacious rooms. Kitchen with eat in breakfast area, french doors to side and back patios plus an AMAZING yard with room to add on plus a place to build a guest house. Location A+










    Today's Top San Francisco Luxury Estate 

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    The median home value in San Francisco is $1,167,700. San Francisco home values have gone up 1.5% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will decrease by 0.1% within the next year.


      The median home value in Sausalito is $1,272,400. Sausalito home values have gone up 3.6% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 0.7% within the next year. 

      The median home value in Tiburon is $2,497,100. Tiburon home values have gone up 1.9% over the past year.   Zillow predicts they will rise 0.2% within the next year. 

      The median home value in Saratoga is $2,406,500. Saratoga home values have gone up 0.4% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 0.2% within the next year. 

      The median home value in Atherton is $6,147,100. Atherton home values have gone up 3.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.7% within the next year.

      #1     1050 Filbert Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 with 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 2.685 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,950,000.


      Behind a demure 2-car garage you'll find a secluded, reverse plan luxury home w/ a stunning view of Coit Tower from the entry and great room. This gorgeous home was designed by Robt A. M. Stern Architects and exquisitely remodeled by Ryan Assoc in '03/'04, with fine finishes and expert woodworking. Total of 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, custom open kitchen/dining/living. Radiant heat. Lush garden with Koi pond. Sep bldg with large studio. Office area on gar level. Russian Hill has long been prized for its history, elegance, and stunning views. The style of homes that hug the area's steep slopes and surround its tiny parks and manicured gardens are influenced by Spanish Colonial, Italianate, Neo-Georgian, Mission Revival and Arts and Craft architecture.

       






      Today's Top Seattle Luxury Estate 

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      The median home value in King County is $540,400. King County 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 Kirkland is $626,600.  Kirkland home values have gone up 14.7% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 3.8% within the next year.

      The median home value in Seattle is $638,100. Seattle home values have gone up 12.2% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 5.1% within the next year.

        The median home value in Bellevue is $783,000. Bellevue home values have gone up 13.9% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 5.2% within the next year. 

        The median home value in Mercer Island, WA is $1,363,600, Mercer island home values have gone up 10.3% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 5.1% with the next year.

        The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,298,400. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 10.8% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 4.5% within the next year.

        The median home value in Medina is $2,403,000. Medina home values have gone up 10.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.8% within the next year.

        #1     1424 238th Avenue SE, Sammamish, WA 98075 with 5 bedrooms, 10 baths, 
        and 6,512 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,295,000.


        An exceptional, architecturally distinct home w/custom detailing and top-of-the-line features throughout that is quintessentially perfect for all lifestyles. Situated on almost 5 secluded acres, this is truly the ultimate in lifestyle living! Designer finishes are rivaled only by the ideal floor plan w/gracious entertaining spaces inside and out! Custom built in ground pool/hot tub, outdoor living space. Rolling lawn and pond. Additionally the 10+ car shop boasts a 1200+ sf bonus living space above!























        Today's  Real Estate News
        Cash Sales Share Remains Stubbornly High
        By Jann Swanson
        Mortgage News Daily

        The share of sales that are all-cash continues at an elevated level. CoreLogic reports cash transactions accounted for 36.5 percent of all home sales in January, unchanged from a year earlier.  While the percentage of sales that close without third-party financing has declined from the January 2011 high of 46.6 percent, it remains well above the pre-crisis average of around one-quarter of sales.

        Sales of bank-owned property (REO) had, as they always do, the largest share of cash transactions, 61.2 percent.  Resales had a cash share of 36.5 percent and new homes a 17.7 percent share.


        Alabama had the largest cash sales share of any state at 52 percent, followed by New York (49.7 percent), Florida (48.3 percent), Indiana (46 percent) and Missouri (45.4 percent).

        Sales of distressed properties made up only 7 percent of home sales in January, with sales of REO accounting for 5.9 percent and short sales 1.1 percent.  The overall distressed sales share represents a year-over-year decline of 4.6 percentage points and is the lowest share for any month since September 2007. Pre-crisis, distressed sales traditionally accounted for about 2 percent of home sales. CoreLogic says that the current rate of decrease should bring distressed sales down to that "normal" 2-percent mark by early-2018.

        When it peaked in January 2009, the distressed sales share of home sales was 32.3 percent, with sales with REO representing 27.9 percent.  The shrinking REO percentage is the primary reason cash sales have declined.  

        All but eight states recorded lower distressed sales shares in January 2017 compared with a year earlier. Connecticut had the largest share of any state at 17.3 percent, followed by Maryland (16.3 percent), Michigan (15.1 percent), New Jersey (15.1 percent) and Illinois (12.8 percent). North Dakota had the smallest distressed sales share at 1.2 percent. 

        Today's Mortgage Rates                                                                             52 Week.
        ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
        30 Yr FRM4.09%4.09%--3.34%4.39%
        15 Yr FRM3.34%3.34%--2.69%3.61%
        FHA 30 Year Fixed3.80%3.80%--3.15%4.10%
        Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.35%4.36%-0.013.42%4.60%
        5/1 Yr ARM3.08%3.06%+0.022.80%3.25%
        Updated: 4/28/17 2:40 PM
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          Cordially,

          Tom Furino

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