Saturday, May 6, 2017


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

#1     26680 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 with 10 bedrooms, 14 baths, 
and 15,107 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $54,5000,000



One of the most significant residential compounds in the United States, La Villa Contenta offers the most prime Malibu location with approx. 6.5 acres of exquisitely landscaped gardens overlooking unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. This gated estate with the utmost privacy features a grand main house, extravagant guest house, additional structure of offices and one of the most ornate ballrooms with a beautiful indoor pool. With the finest architectural integrity, quality of construction and imported designer details, this estate is truly for those who demand ultra luxurious living in one of the rarest trophy properties in the world."




















Today's Top Real Estate News

San Diego is 12th most expensive place to rent.

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By Phillip Moinar
Los Angelos Times

San Diego’s ranking was unchanged since the website’s report last month. The most expensive places for renters are San Francisco, New York, San Jose, Boston and Los Angeles. The United States’ eighth-largest city is the 12th most expensive for renters, said a study released this week by real estate website Zumper.  Average rent in San Diego County has reached $1,748, increasing 8% in the last year. 


Zumper said the median rent for a one-bedroom in San Diego was $1,590 a month, up 6 percent in a year, and $2,160 a month for a two-bedroom, up 6.4 percent in a year.
The cheapest place for renters is Toledo, Ohio, with a monthly rent of $480 for a one-bedroom and $580 for a two-bedroom. San Francisco stayed the most expensive place with $3,370 a month for a one-bedroom and $4,500 for a two-bedroom.

The Zumper study should be taken with a grain of salt because it does not look at the cities’ median household income in relation to rent.

San Diego County is not the worst place in California for renters — even though it feels like it to many of us. Renters in San Diego and Orange counties shell out about 35 percent of their incomes in rent, said a report from London Moeder Advisors. Compare that to Santa Cruz County where 41 percent of income goes to rent or Santa Barbara County where rent takes 48 percent.

A larger study from Bankrate in October looked at the overall city portfolio to figure out the best places to build wealth, such as income after taxes, employment, home prices and access to education. In that case, San Diego ranked near the bottom (15th out of 18 cities) because of low homeownership rates and money in savings, but scored OK with unemployment and access to education.

It may seem like homebuying is the better option for San Diego renters but a study this week from real estate website Zillow throws cold water on the idea. Because of rising rent, Zillow figured out the typical U.S. renter could afford the monthly costs of buying a home, or even get one that is more expensive that the median-priced home.

It concluded renters in 37 of the United States’ 50 largest cities could afford a place that is 50 percent higher than their area’s median-home price. San Diego was not on that list.
Rent prices are still much lower than the monthly cost of the median home price in San Diego. So, for now, many San Diegans may have to continue renting — even if they want a home — because monthly costs would significantly increase with monthly mortgage and tax payments.

But, assuming a San Diego renter has money for a 20 percent down payment and finances with a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, a cheap condo — which is in very low supply — is within reach. The monthly mortgage on a $250,000 condo, plus homeowner association fees, property taxes and insurance, is nearly the same monthly cost as Zumper’s $1,590 rent on a one-bedroom. 

Today's Mortgage Rates                                                                                   52 Week


ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.09%4.10%-0.013.34%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.34%3.35%-0.012.69%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.85%3.85%--3.15%4.10%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.36%4.37%-0.013.42%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.08%3.09%-0.012.80%3.25%
Updated: 5/5/17 4:51 PM

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    2002 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 with 5 bedrooms, 9 baths, 
and 10,047 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $27,950,000 



Remarkable "Museum Modern" Estate set up an apx 200ft long gated driveway on an almost 1 acre lot in prime Trousdale Estates. Perched on a knoll far above Loma Vista Drive and overlooking serene canyon views and vibrant sunsets, the property offers a completely private and tranquil setting. This property was the former residence of Dean Martin, and although the estate is brand new construction and just completed in 2017, the home truly embodies the spirit of the "Rat Pack"- designed for glamorous entertaining and celebrating a life of luxury. With over 10,000 sq.ft. of living space controlled by a Crestron home automation system, the estate offers incredible European quality and epic scale with 12 ft ceilings, open spaces, wide hallways, and walls of glass that disappear to seamlessly blur the lines between the indoor and outdoor space. Impressive great room, state-of-the-art kitchen, full-size theater, gym, office, and massage room/spa. Incredible exterior space with outdoor kitchen/BBQ/bar, pool and spa.   













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    9764 East Bajada Road,  Scottsdale, AZ 85262 with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 
and 5,104 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,450,000.



First time to the market, this one-of-a-kind custom home is located on the 8th fairway of the renowned Estancia golf course * Mark Candelaria (Architect), Nance Construction and Billy Springer (Interior Design) collaborated to create a truly authentic Mediterranean masterpiece * Warm and inviting, the home boasts multiple courtyards and private terraces to take in views of Pinnacle Peak, sunsets, city lights and the golf course * Great for entertaining but cozy for everyday life, this residence offers a grand living room with formal dining, temp-controlled wine cellar, wet bar and media space along with a chef's kitchen, full butler's pantry & separate prep kitchen * Reclaimed beams, multiple fireplaces, rich plastered walls, custom steel doors & windows, stone & wood plank flooring and furniture-level cabinetry combine for an elegant finish to the home * Lush gardens and mature trees add a sense of privacy to the exterior areas combined with sunset and city light views from the pool terrace * True outdoor living featuring a dining patio complete with fireplace, built-in heaters, media and food prep center * 














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     6001 La Jolla Scenic Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 with 7 bedrooms ,7 baths, 
and 9,300 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $11,800,000.



With almost two acres of lush tropical grounds and an expansive residence combining a sleek contemporary aesthetic with exotic woods and full slabs of onyx, this gated estate offers luxury well beyond the level of the finest five star resort. Combining signature architect design with Polynesian accents creates spectacular drama and calm.















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      891 Crystal S[rings Road, Hillsborough, CA 94010 with 10 bedrooms, 10 baths, and 10,000+- sq.ft. is listed doe sale at  $29,850,000.


The original life estate condition for the de Guigne family now has been removed on this property,  Rare and unique opportunity to buy one of the largest parcels of land on the San Francisco Peninsula ~ Approx. 47.4 acres midway between Silicon Valley & San Francisco, just 8 miles to SFO airport & private jet center ~ Over 100 year old mansion with Bay views, pool, hiking trails, canyons & reservoir ~ Ballroom, banquet dining, professional kitchen ~ Detached 3-car garage, 8-car carport, and tremendous motor court parking ~ Truly a landmark property with potential to subdivide.









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     1336 8th Street W, Kirkland, WA 98033 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, and 9033 sq.ft.
is listed for sale at $6,900,000.



Breathtaking private oasis captures unparalleled views of the Lake, Mountains, Seattle skyline and spectacular sunsets. This custom built modern beauty was designed with soaring ceilings, walls of windows and disappearing glass doors that bring the outside in. Exquisite amenities throughout! Next door to a quiet city park for added privacy. Overlooking your 73.5ft of level Lake WA waterfront & yacht-sized dock make this a water lover's paradise!














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Tom Furino

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