Thursday, June 22, 2017


Today's Best Mansion: It's lavish. It's huge. It's grand. It's
 expensive.


#1      4130 Calle Isabella, San Clemente, CA 92672 with 7 bedrooms, 10 baths,
 and 12,854 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $44,000,000.

4130 Calle Isabella, San Clemente, CA 92672

One of the most impressive oceanfront estates on the Southern California coast, this nearly-three-acre, gated, seaside compound sits on a scenic beach and renowned surfing spot. Located in the guard-gated Cotton Point Estates, this residence contains a multitude of spacious rooms within its nearly 13,000 square feet of living area. The expansive parcel, with 450 feet of ocean frontage, affords an eminently livable arrangement of these spaces that captures amazing garden, ocean and sunset views from every major room. Grand two story spaces with beamed ceilings and intricate brick/stone walls are situated to take in ocean views through bronze-framed windows. Limestone floors, walnut millwork, and Venetian plaster complement the architecture and setting. The rustic motif creates a casual elegance perfect for living and entertaining in this seaside setting. Highlights include an enormous master suite with sitting room and private terrace, three-bedroom guest house, sport court, 55-foot oceanfront pool, event lawn, and a nine-car garage. The residence is surrounded by generous terraces, broad lawns and mature gardens set above the ocean. Designed without compromise, this offering includes every imaginable amenity in a setting that is private, spacious, and unrivaled ocean views. 

4130 Calle Isabella, San Clemente, CA 92672

4130 Calle Isabella, San Clemente, CA 92672

                            4130 Calle Isabella, San Clemente, CA 92672

4130 Calle Isabella, San Clemente, CA 92672

4130 Calle Isabella, San Clemente, CA 92672

4130 Calle Isabella, San Clemente, CA 92672

4130 Calle Isabella, San Clemente, CA 92672

4130 Calle Isabella, San Clemente, CA 92672

4130 Calle Isabella, San Clemente, CA 92672

4130 Calle Isabella, San Clemente, CA 92672


Today's Top LA Luxury Estate 


The median home value in Los Angeles County is $563,400. Los Angeles County home values have gone up 6.7% over the past year, Zillow predicts hey will rise 0.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Brentwood, 90049 is $2,447,100. Brentwood home 
values have gone up 3.5% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 0.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Malibu is $2,866,300.  Malibu home values have
 gone up 4.3% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 0.2% within the year.


The median home value in Bel Air, 90077 is $3,228,900  Bel  Air home values have gone down -(1.0%)  over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will go down  -(1.1)% within the year.

The median home value in Beverly Hills 90210 is $4,850,400.  Beverly Hills home values have gone up 1.3% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 0.6% with the next year.

#1      1688 Hidden Valley Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361 with 17 bedrooms, 
17 baths, on 67 acres is listed for sale at $27,000,000.


Owned by the same family for over 30 yrs, Sandstone is a magnificent world-renown compound and equestrian facility. Primary residence is built in the 1920's  and reminiscent in style of the Will Rogers estate. Extensive landscaping, large fruit orchard w/over 150 producing fruit trees. Amenities include: 18 paddocks, 5-stall foaling barn w/ observation room, ranch office, shop, tool storage, 2 bunkhouses, manager's cottage, and tennis court, pool w/pool house. Selected as a quarantine site for the 2000 Olympics, and hosting numerous US Equestrian Team events, this breeding, training and competition center includes a Grand Prix 300'x150' jumping ring w/sand and fabric, regulation dressage ring, breaking pen, hay barn, 5 turn-out paddocks, 4 stallion pens, and 20-stall barn.











Today's Top Phoenix Luxury Estate  

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The median home value in Scottsdale is $418,700. Scottsdale homevalues have gone up 2.6% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 0.4% withiin the next year. 

The median home value in Carefree is $746,800. Carefree home values 
have gone up 3.6% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 1.3% within the next year.


The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,604,200.  Paradise home values have gone up 1.3% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 0.0% within the next year.

#1     11429 E Betony Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, 
and 6,582 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $2,350,000.


LIKE NEW updated/expanded in 2016/2017, this custom home in Scottsdale's prestigious 100 Hills guard gated community must be seen to fully appreciate. With all primary living spaces on the first floor, this expansive open concept floor plan greets you with soring ceilings and walls of glass overlooking preserve land and expansive city light views. Large kitchen opens to great room making it perfect for family/entertaining. Newly renovated master suite includes exquisite spa like finishes in the bath sanctuary along with large his and hers separate closets. Second floor presents a full theater with reclining seating and projection screen along with a huge upper level deck to take in the amazing views. Low maintenance backyard includes a large gazebo, BBQ, pool, and city light views.















Today's Top San Diego Luxury Estate 


The median home value in San Diego County is $537,200. San Diego County home values have gone up 5.7% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will remain even 2.4% within the next year.

The median home value in La Jolla, 92037 is $1,466,000. La Jolla, 92037 home values have gone up 2.2% this past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 1.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Solana Beach 92075 is $1,278,200. 
Solana Beach 92075 home values have gone up 5.3% this past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 1.6%% within the next year.

The median home value in Del Mar 92014 is $1,620,400 Del Mar home values 
have gone up 5.7% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 2.8% within the next year.


The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,560,200. Rancho Santa Fe 
home values have declined -(4.1)% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will decline -(0.7)% within the next year.


#1      6092 Avenida Chammnez, La Jolla, CA 92037 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 
and 7,742 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,900,000.

6092 Avenida Chamnez, La Jolla, CA 92037

La Jolla's Premier Custom designed properties. This home will tug at your heart from the moment you enter the custom double entry doors and traverse the grand two story living room and make your way to vanishing infinity edge pool and spa with fountains. The pool and spa sit amidst an impressive entertaining patio offering spectacular ocean and dramatic sunsets. This breathtaking gated estate boosts 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths with 7,742 square feet, unobstructed panoramic ocean views and 20 foot ceilings.

6092 Avenida Chamnez, La Jolla, CA 92037

6092 Avenida Chamnez, La Jolla, CA 92037

6092 Avenida Chamnez, La Jolla, CA 92037



6092 Avenida Chamnez, La Jolla, CA 92037

6092 Avenida Chamnez, La Jolla, CA 92037
Today's Top San Francisco Luxury Estate

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The median home value in San Francisco is $1,189,100. San Francisco 
home values have gone up 4.0% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will decrease by 1.0% within the year.

The median home value in Sausalito is $1,254,300. Sausalito home values 
have gone up 2.6% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 1.5% within the next year. 

The median home value in Tiburon is $2,500,600. Tiburon home values 
have gone up 2.9% over the past year.   Zillow predicts they will rise 1.1% within the next year. 

The median home value in Saratoga is $2,428,700. Saratoga home values have gone up 1.1% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 1.0% within the next year. 

The median home value in Atherton is $6,145,500. Atherton home values have gone up 2.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.8% within the next year.

#1      11331 `Entrada Place, Los Altos, CA 94024 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, 
and 4,819 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,998,000.


Spacious luxury home on a gorgeous 1.25 acre lot. Electronic gate opens to a circular paver stone motor court. Carved mahogany double doors open to the foyer. Expansive living room with tray ceiling, wood-burning fireplace & double French doors to the covered lanai with fountain. Elevated Tatami dining room concealed with shoji screens. Full bar with granite counter. Chef's kitchen with coordinating KraftMaid cabinets, granite slab counters, island with counter seating and glass doors to the rear grounds. Family room with hardwood floors, full wall of shelves and bay window overlooking the pool. Master suite with hardwood floor, customized walk-in closet and doors to the rear grounds. Fitness area/mud room. Gorgeous rear grounds feature pool, large terrace, level lawn, custom decks around heritage oaks, walking paths and western views. Lower grounds with putting green, sport court, fire pit and dry creek with pedestrian bridges. Easy access to commute routes. Top-rated schools.










Today's Top Seattle Luxury Estate

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The median home value in King County is $551,000. King County home values have gone up 13.6% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 5.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Kirkland is $646,900.  Kirkland home values 
have gone up 16.1% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 6.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Seattle is $653,400. Seattle home values have gone up 12.9% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 5.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $800,800. Bellevue home values have gone up 14.4% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 5.7% within thenext year. 

The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,378,300, Mercer island 
home values have gone up 9.4% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 5.3% with the next year.

The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,345,400. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 10.9% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 4.9% 
within the next year.

The median home value in Medina is $2,454,700. Medina home values have 
gone up 10.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.1% withinthe next year.

#1     7450 N Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040 with 7 bedrooms, 7 baths, 
and 7,980 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,998,000.


Offered for the first time, this unrivaled property exudes understated luxury. Custom built on flat 3/4 acre NO BANK waterfront lot in highly coveted N'End location. Designed around entertaining with grand open spaces, thoughtful amenities & exquisite finishes: Superbly appointed chef's kitchen w/Calacatta marble and chic butler's pantry; 8' high glass bi-fold doors open to covered deck, lawn, dock. 4-car garage w/Tesla plug-in + 2BR Guesthouse. Parking pad/rec space for up to 15 cars. Wow!












Today's Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rates are Barely Budging (And That's Great!)
Jun 21 2017, 3:11PM

Mortgage rates have been locked in an exceptionally narrow range for most of the month of June, but especially over the past 5 days.  Given that mortgage rates are determined by the bond market where trading levels move constantly throughout the day, it can be useful to consider what's been happening with those trading levels.  Long story short, they haven't been remotely close to moving any higher or lower than the highs and lows seen last Wednesday.

In other words, Wednesday's range set the boundaries of the current playing field for rates, and they haven't left the field since then.  In terms of actual changes in mortgage rates, we're talking about a few tenths of a percent in either direction, and that's in terms of EFFECTIVE rate (the actual interest rate plus the loan-related upfront costs).  Rates themselves have been completely unchanged with lenders quoting conventional 30 yr fixed rates of 3.875-4.0% on top tier scenarios.

The absence of change continues to be a good thing given that rates remain very close to their lowest levels in more than 8 months.  Only a handful of recent days have been any better.  4.0% is the most prevalently-quoted conventional 30yr fixed rate on top tier scenarios, though a few of the aggressive lenders remain at 3.875%.

52 Week
ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM3.99%3.99%--3.34%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.26%3.26%--2.69%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.70%3.70%--3.15%4.10%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.26%4.27%-0.013.42%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.06%3.07%-0.012.80%3.25%

Today's Top Real Estate News

The 10 U.S. Cities Where The Cost Of Living Is Rising Fastest

Andrew DePietro 

American household debt totaled a record $12.73 trillion as of March 2017, so cost of living concerns are more pertinent than ever. Americans have high expectations for their standard of living, but the price of sustaining those expectations can be steep — and it's rising in certain parts of the country much more than others. 

GOBankingRates conducted a study to identify which cities have seen the largest cost of living increase over a one-year period from 2016 to 2017. The study evaluated U.S. cities based on two principal metrics:

The increase in its cost of living index, which includes food, rent, utilities and transportation.

The increase in the amount of income required to "live comfortably," a concept used in GOBankingRates studies that combines the money needed to pay for necessities — including food, rent, utilities, transportation and healthcare — with the amount one should budget toward discretionary spending and savings.

We identified the cities where the cost of living index had increased by at least two points (out of a total 100) and the amount of income required to live comfortably had also risen. Combining these two metrics provides both the objective and more subjective side of cost of living expenses. Most cost of living indices do not account for the ability to save or pay for unnecessary purchases, and yet they're both important parts of people's financial lives. 

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