Monday, June 5, 2017


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


#1     33 Strand Beach Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629 with 4 bedrooms, 8 baths, and 9,844 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $29,999,950.



Once you step beyond the fully disappearing glass walls, to the ocean-facing terraces overlooking the surf and sand, you enter an environment of beach-front living to rival the best resorts in the world. With this home's brilliant panorama of the blue Pacific and direct beach access, a more sublime surf-front oasis would be a challenge to discover. Art and artifacts, foliage and fossils - ancient and modern intersect to make this Balinese-style beach-front home arguably the most desirable property along The Strand. With three levels, the home grants seamless transition from indoor to outdoor spaces so ocean breezes can mix nonchalantly with heirlooms and architecture that enrich the home with a sense of understated sophistication and South Pacific ease. 













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 they 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 next 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     715 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, 
and 12,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $20,500,000.


This breathtaking and astonishing estate offers unparalleled unique design. Completely gated, private, and secluded. Located on one of the most prime streets in the BH Flats. Towering foyer with a regal staircase with wrought-iron detailing, Venetian plaster walls, lofty ceilings throughout. Featuring the finest imported materials, magnificent imported stone/marble, exotic hardwood floors. Luxurious master suite, 4 additional bedrooms, maid's suite. Featuring gourmet kitchen, media, wine cellar, and every conceivable amenity. Gorgeous backyard with great areas for large scale entertaining, swimmer's pool, and beautiful lawn.



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Today's Top Phoenix Luxury Estate  

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The median home value in Scottsdale is $418,700. Scottsdale home values 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     6701 E Fanfol Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with 6  bedrooms, 7 baths, 
and 7,037 s.ft. is listed for sale at $3,750,000.
This magnificent, transitional modern masterpiece is a work of art. Every element, from the finishes to quality materials, has been designed & hand-crafted with extraordinary attention to detail. The ultra-comfortable split-floorplan has 5 en-suite bedrooms, bonus room & 6-1/2 bathrooms with designer fixtures & finishes. The main living areas have soaring 17' ceilings. The living room hosts an 8' custom, granite fireplace. The great room houses a refrigerated wine wall for 546 bottles & its sliding pocket doors open to a negative-edge pool with a swim-up bar, spa and fire pits. The kitchen has stylish Thermador appliances, satin-finished quartzite counters & a spacious pantry. The luxurious master suite has 2 walk-in closets, office/studio, private patio & a unique custom-built 12' h x 12' 3-sided glass shower & steam room with a pivot door in the spa bathroom. The home is located on a prime acre with north/south exposure & it is beautifully landscaped with trees, shrubs, green grass, circular drive, covered patios, gated courtyard, RV gate & a spectacular backyard retreat with luxurious pool with swim-up bar & a raised negative edge spa.













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% over the 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% over the 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     2905 Nichols Street, San Diego, CA 92106 with 5 bedrooms, 9 baths, 
and 6,902 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $11,500,000.



Nothing quite compares to the allure of this magnificent bayfront tennis estate. Gated, with rolling lawns and park-like grounds, it offers beauty in every direction. The views are stunning, both day and night, of a million points of light on the water, Shelter Island and the City of San Diego. Priced below the most recent appraisals, it has the Mills Act designation which provides significant tax savings. A tremendous waterfront value.










    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 next 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     22665 Garrod Road, Saratoga, CA 95070 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths 
    and 5,679 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,688,000.



    Exquisite 5679 SF estate home w Panoramic Views! 5 bedroom, 5 and 1/2 baths + Library/Retreat/ bonus room. Grand Foyer, Dramatic high ceilings, Open floor plan. Elegant living with Fireplace leads to backyard with gorgeous terraced grounds & views. Formal dining room with wine bar & custom built ins. Gourmet chef's kitchen with gleaming copper chimney, pantry, built in refrigerator & refrigerator drawers. Ideal family room, informal dining & kitchen with Viking gas range, fireplace, skylight & built in bookshelves leads to backyard & views. Desirable guest suite/in law quarters adjacent to bonus room. Grand private master suite upstairs with stunning views. Balcony off master to enjoy the tranquility and views. Luxurious master bath w double mirrored vanities, jetted tub & travertine shower & walk in closet. Solar powered eco friendly home. Beautiful grounds with Infinity Pool & Patios, Minutes to downtown, wineries, hiking and biking trails. Stables&horses nearby. Saratoga 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 the next year. 

    The median home value in Mercer Island, WA 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% within the next year.

    #1     4415 91st Avenue NE, Yarrow Point, WA 98004 with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 3,750 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $12,000,000.



    Rarely found estate on Yarrow Point with 100 front feet of waterfront on 1.43 acres. Owned for three generations by the same family. Expansive view of Lake Washington, Olympic Mountains and beautiful sunsets. All showings by appointment. There is a tenant in the home. Value is in the land,















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    Today's Top Real Estate News

    Bay Area Real Estate Sales Slow, Home Prices Rise In April

    By Troy McCullen
    Forbes

    The San Francisco Bay Area lost the most workers to Seattle, Portland and Austin — cities with lower living costs.

    181 Fremont Residences, a condo under construction in San Francisco.
    181 Fremont Residences, a condo under construction in San Francisco.

    It's been another down month for the Bay Area's real estate market. Overall sales in the region - one of the priciest in the country - fell 4.3 percent in April compared to the same last year period, according to the California Association of Realtors. Seven of the nine counties in the Bay Area region performed worse than the previous April, the realty group says.

    In Santa Clara County - home to many of Silicon Valley's top tech companies - April sales of existing, single-family detached homes were down 8.7 percent from the same month last year. Sales were up 6.9 percent from March. The April median price for a single-family home climbed to $1,160,000, up 2.7 percent from the March median of $1,130,000 and 6.9 percent higher than the April 2016 median of $1,085,000.

    Much of the decline is due to a shortage of housing supply and affordability, experts at C.A.R said.

    Sharply rising home prices in the Bay Area are mostly attributed to the record low inventory. Of 51 reported counties in the state of California, San Francisco had the lowest inventory (1.8 months), followed by Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Alameda (all at 2 months), which were all in the Bay Area.

    Skyrocketing home prices and affordability pressures are driving factors behind the dwindling number of workers choosing to live in the Bay Area, a new report suggests.

    The net number of workers moving to the region dropped 17 percent from February to May, according to a report by the business social networking website Linkedin

    Other cities such as Seattle saw that figure jump 2 percent during that same period, the survey shows. In the last 12 months, the San Francisco Bay Area lost the most workers to Seattle, Portland and Austin — cities with lower living costs.

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    Tom Furino

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