Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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

#1     #1     651 Siena Way, Bel Air, CA 90077 with 7 bedrooms, 12 baths,
and 10,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $35,000,000.



Private estate compound of finest quality and amenities, located in Bel Air's most coveted area near the golf course. Gated drive of crushed stone begins entry to an enchanting experience joining superior craftsmanship, acclaimed landscape design, brilliant lighting details - all performing a perfect backdrop for memorable entertaining or quiet repose. Incredible Paul Williams landmark triumphantly restored by Sandy Gallin offers spectacular public rooms, library, media, gym, guest house and unforgettable pool.



















Today's Top Real Estate News
Residential Construction Spending Continues to Rise
Mortgage News Daily
By Jann Swanson

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Construction spending dipped slightly in March, although privately funded spending held its ground and residential construction activity was at a higher pace than in February.  The U.S. Census Bureau said on Monday that construction of all types was put in place at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.22 trillion in March, down 0.2 percent from February but 3.6 percent higher than the estimate of $1.18 trillion in March 2016.

On a non-adjusted basis spending during the month totaled $92.945billion, up from 84.00 billion in February.  Spending for the year-to-date through the end of March ran 4.9 percent higher than for the same period in 2016.

Privately funded construction was at an annual rate of $940.21 billion, essentially unchanged from February, but up 7.0 percent from March 2016.  On a non-adjusted basis, the private sector spent $73.91 billion compared to $66.35 billion the previous month.  Year-to-date spending through March was 8.4 percent higher than last year.

Privately funded residential construction rose 1.2 percent from February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $503.43 billion and was 7.5 percent higher than a year earlier.  On a non-adjusted basis, the outlay was $39.53 billion compared to $33.17 billion in February.  Year-to-date spending is $105.73 billion, up 8.7 percent from the same period in 2016.

Single family construction spending rose 0.3 percent month-over-month and 7.5 percent on an annual basis to a rate of $258.48 billion. Unadjusted spending totaled $20.09 billion for the month and was running 3.9 percent ahead of last year through the end of March.  Multi-family construction spending was at an annual rate of $66.08 billion, 2.0 percent higher than in February and 7.4 percent higher than in March 2016.

Total publicly funded construction was at an annual rate of $278.08 billion, down 0.9 percent for the month and 6.5 percent behind the rate in March 2016. 
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Today's Top Luxury Estates in Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco 
and Seattle Listed  For Sale.

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     844 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, 
    and 6,159 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $8,199,000.



    New custom home designed by renowned architect Jay Evarts. This home perfectly marries Santa Barbara style with beachside luxury. It boasts 3 levels of sprawling open floor plans, perfect for fostering the Emerald Bay lifestyle of easy entertaining and family-focused living. At over 6100 SF, the home has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The spacious master suite is privately situated on the 3rd level, and presents sweeping views of one of the most exclusive beaches anywhere in California.











    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     5801 E Quartz Mountain Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with 5 bedrooms,
    8 baths, and 15,473 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $9,500,000.


    Stunning French European blended architecture, this mountain and city light hillside views home is located in the premiere guard gated La Place du Sommet. Superior quality finishes include walnut and marble floors, metallic glass tiles, detailed mill trim done offsite, sinks of hand-made marble, and furniture quality built-ins. Open floor plan includes art galleria, sweeping split staircases and elevator, media room, exercise room, 2 laundry rooms, library with domed foil ceiling, kitchen w/beveled counters, large island, stone splash, upgraded appliances, family room, butler pantry, guest suite, 8 fireplaces, 1,500 sq.ft. closet - and an incredible entertainment room with indoor pool - furnished with lounge areas, TV, service bar and amazing views! Large gated motor court. 











    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     1020 Prospect Street #402, La Jolla, CA 92037 with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 3,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $10,120,000.


    This awe-inspiring Model Residence is now ready to tour. Initially conceptualized and designed by famed architects Ladd & Kelsey, the renovation of this classic icon preserves the integrity of the architects' original modernist vision while elevating the property to a whole new level that meets the expectations of modern luxury. Every element of Muse's airy interiors have been thoughtfully considered to design the ultimate trophy property worthy of the most discerning buyers. The extraordinary attention to detail illuminates a bespoke sophistication and creates a striking canvas for superlative interior materials and finishes. Soaring 10'-12' ceilings, expansive window walls allow for panoramic view corridors of the ocean, Mount Soledad, La Jolla Village, Prospect Street, and Girard Avenue resulting in experiential moments throughout the living spaces. *Permanently Protected Ocean Views *Expansive Stacking Slider Window Walls Opening the Residences to the Ocean for the Ultimate Indoor/Outdoor Living Experience 

    1020 Prospect St Unit 101, La Jolla, CA 92037 - Exterior







    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     4132 Parma Court, Pleasanton, CA 94566 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, 
    and 8,450 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,900,000.

    4132 Parma Ct, Pleasanton, CA 94566

    This is the estate you have been waiting to see. Details and features are simply unsurpassed. Views of City Lights, Vineyards and Mt. Diablo are majestic. Whole house AV system, Indoor/Outdoor conditioned living space, complete Wine Cellar, 4+ garage, Pool/Spa and Cabana. There are not enough accolades and adjectives to describe this home.

    4132 Parma Ct, Pleasanton, CA 94566

    4132 Parma Ct, Pleasanton, CA 94566

    4132 Parma Ct, Pleasanton, CA 94566

    4132 Parma Ct, Pleasanton, CA 94566

    4132 Parma Ct, Pleasanton, CA 94566

    4132 Parma Ct, Pleasanton, CA 94566

    4132 Parma Ct, Pleasanton, CA 94566

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    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      5135 NE Laurelcrest Lane, Seattle, WA 98105 with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 4,390 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,800,000.


    Waterfront evokes peaceful meditations on life, watersports in the sunshine, and privacy from a bustling city. Built in 2011, this thoughtful home is approachable and impressive. High quality finishes draw attention to a traditional and current floorplan. Outside is the true focus with covered and uncovered decks transitioning your life to the manicured yard and 60 ft wide no-bank waterfront and private dock. Set yourself apart by living on this exclusive lane of waterfront homes in Laurelhurst.














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    Cordially,


    Tom Furino

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