Wednesday, May 10, 2017


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

#1     72 Beverly Park, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 with 11 bedrooms, 18 baths, 
and 20,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $35,555,000.



Extraordinary private gated estate compound on top of Beverly Park North. A flawless contemporary by Richard Landry commands views across verdant hillsides and city lights below. This approx. 20,000sf compound on an exceptional 6.78-acre lot features a seamless flow layout for daily living and sophisticated entertaining. Grand voluminous entrance, walls of glass, lustrous finishes, and generously proportioned rooms evoke supreme sophistication fit for royalty and celebrities alike. Highly secure compound includes an approx. 6,100 sf multi-level guest residence and entertainment pavilion connected to the main house by a futuristic steel-columned bridge. This private resort is nestled by lush hills and surrounded by manicured lawns, mature palms and towering pines; the grounds include a lap pool and pool house, large pool gazebo, separate plunge pool, paddle tennis court, security pavilion, cascading waterfalls and so much more. A truly incomparable majestic estate. 





















Today's Top Real Estate News
Housing Sentiment Springs Back from March Loss
Mortgage News Daily
By Jann Swanson

After moving along a nearly flat track for several years, consumer sentiment regarding whether "now" is a good time to buy a home started to rise and fall like the tides in late 2016. April saw increasing positives sentiment; the net share of those saying it was a good time gain 5 percentage points to 35 percent after rising and then falling by ten points in February and March. 

The results of Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey (NHS) also included a shift in the "good time to sell" sentiment, which has always lagged well behind the "buy" responses.  Its net percentage began to increase in November and hit a survey high of 31 percent in March but it dropped five points in April.

These two questions are among the six from the survey that make up Fannie Mae's Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) which rose 2.2 percentage points in April to 86.7.  The index was rebounding from a March dip and gained 3.0 points over its level in April 2016.  The "good time to sell" component was the only one of the six to lose ground during the month.



Americans expect home prices will continue to appreciate; the net share was up by 1 point to 45 percent.  Those who think mortgage rates will go down from their current levels over the next year rose 3 points off last month's survey low to a net of -57 percent.

The survey's questions about personal finances also received more positive responses than in March.  Consumers are more confident about their job security with the net of those who are not worried about keeping their jobs over the next year jumping 7 percentage points to 77 percent, erasing most of last month's decline.  Those who report receiver higher household income than 12 months ago increased by 2 points.   

"The Home Purchase Sentiment Index returned to its longer-term trend line after reclaiming ground lost last month. This is aligned with our market forecast of about 3 percent sales growth in 2017," said Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist at Fannie Mae. "Historically strong inflation-adjusted house price gains are tempering consumer sentiment, whereas consumer optimism regarding the ease of getting a mortgage reached a survey high. On balance, housing continues on a gradual growth track."
The Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) distills information about consumers' home purchase sentiment from the NHS into a single number that reflects current views and forward-looking expectations of housing market conditions.  The NHS is conducted monthly by telephone among 1,000 consumers, both homeowners and renters.  Respondents are asked more than 100 questions used to track attitudinal shifts, six of which are used to construct the HPSI.  The April survey was conducted between April 1 and April 22, 2017 with most respondents contacted during the first two weeks of that period 

Today's Mortgage Rates                                                                                   52 Week

ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.11%4.09%+0.023.34%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.36%3.34%+0.022.69%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.85%3.85%--3.15%4.10%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.37%4.36%+0.013.42%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.10%3.09%+0.012.80%3.25%
Updated: 5/9/17 2:20 PM



The Top Luxury Estates in Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco 
and Seattle Listed For Sale.

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     1024 Summit Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 with 7 bedrooms, 7 baths, 
and 13,500 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $27,990,000.


This gorgeous estate and its expansive motor court sit perched atop a long windy drive off one of Beverly Hills' most exclusive streets. Just 5 minutes north of Sunset Blvd., it has the proximity of bustling Beverly Hills yet also the quiet privacy that only a gated compound can offer. Designed by the noted architect William S. Beckett, this modern masterpiece has been inhabited by cultural icons and titans of industry during its' storied history. Beginning in 2012, the property was completely restored and today it is an entertainer's delight. Soaring ceilings, floor to ceiling glass windows and stunning walls of wood, stone and white porcelain tile accent the vast living spaces. Crestron smart home system with built-in speakers throughout, vast chef's kitchen, separate prep kitchen, game room, wine cellar and a large state-of-the-art home theater enhance the value for anyone who loves to entertain. The master suite features two giant walk-in closets and private deck complete with jacuzzi and sweeping views of Beverly Hills. Outdoor area features a large tiled patio, zen garden, large poolside pavilion, built in bar and grill and glass walled pool and spa; all on just under a flat acre lot.












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      6830 North Desert Fairways Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with 5 bedrooms, 
7 baths, and 7,487 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,500,000.


A private gated estate located on Paradise Valley's most prestigious street. Timeless spacious interiors evoke a classic romantic charm with the finest artisan craftsmanship. Features include cobblestone and wide planked oak flooring, hand plastered walls, and custom french doors and windows throughout. The living room is the centerpiece of the residence with high vaulted beam ceilings, a cozy corner fireplace and views of the private pool and mountains. The master suite includes it's own fireplace and opens to the private backyard pool. Other amenities include his and her offices, each with own private entrance, attached casita, and premiere technologies. The one acre + grounds are abundant with fruit trees, prime landscaping and glorious mountain views. 







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     360 San Gorgonio Street, San Diego, CA 92106 with 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, 
8,800 sq.ft. is listed for sale for $6,650,000.


Trophy Estate with Panoramic Views "Villa Porta Luce". Set in the highly sought-after La Playa neighborhood, this home offers privacy, cooling sea breezes and commanding views from nearly every room. The approx. 8,800 square foot interior features a thoughtful, intelligent design and quality materials throughout, including natural stone and hardwoods. Custom built in 2004, the estate blends classic architectural details with all the amenities that discerning buyers expect. 









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     110 Idlewood Road, Kentfield, CA 94904 with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 
and 4,061 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,425,000.


Peace, privacy, views and sun...Resort Style Living at it's finest. A single level updated California Contemporary designed for indoor/outdoor living. 5bdrm/4ba 4000(+)sq.ft. Main living areas with walls of glass, to take advantage of the expansive views, open directly onto pool, patio, lawn and garden area. The huge Kitchen/great room has a massive granite island perfect for casual dining and entertaining. Sauna, spa, 2car gar, nanny/granny unit.










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     10 Big Double Island, Orcas Island, WA 98245 with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 
and 7,776 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,000,000.


Stunning private island retreat in Westsound. 18 acres and nearly 5000 of waterfront w/ 200 of deep water moorage on new dock+ 3 buoys, and 2 slips on nearby Orcas Is., LG beach and numerous small coves to explore. Amazing furnished lodge for gatherings, w/great room and separate billiard room and gym. Includes yacht club, homes for admirals and captains, art studio, and several crew cabins and numerous boats, kayaks, dinghies, fishing gear, shellfish traps.Kenmore flies to nearby West Sound Marina.











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Cordially,

Tom Furino

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