Thursday, June 8, 2017


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


#1     4347 Marina Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, 
and 14,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $32,750,000.  This estate is simply spectacular!!!


Hope Ranch's most expensive and dramatic listing - this property is without equal! Offering single level living at it's best, the living, dining, kitchen and 4 bedroom suites are all on the main floor which has been preserved and modernized with resurfaced floors, re-plastered walls, all new systems, and custom designed and built cabinetry, tile, stone and marble work along with a state of the art kitchen, wine storage & luxurious bathrooms. A lower level was created to host the new high end theater, wine cellar and a luxury spa with easy access by staircase or elevator. The walls of glass throughout the residence open effortlessly, inviting easy living out to the pool, ocean view guest house, lawns, gardens and magnificent bluff top ocean views. Truly an irreplaceable legacy property. 

















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     1 Brown Latigo Street, Malibu, CA 90265 with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, 
and 7,340 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $5,880,000. This is it!!! Experience what paradise is all about.



YES to 360 degree views, YES to serenity and YES to location on top of Las Flores Canyon, with a sprawling view of the ocean. This is a beautiful, gated, contemporary home with a Mexican Modernism influence, approximately 5,00 1sq/ftmain home plus a 4 car garage, a detached (permitted) 2,340 sq.ft guest house (2bd/2ba, kitchen & laundry), for a total of 7,340 sq/ft of living space. The main house includes 4 en suite bedrooms, 4.5 baths & a hilltop lifestyle on 10 acres featuring indigenous fossil/rock architectural elements; 2 stall barn, large flat areas, natural rock outcroppings and caves to explore. From practically every living space one can enjoy the spectacular ocean/canyon views. Privacy, an exceptional indoor/outdoor flow and an 83' lap pool complete this serene sanctuary. Centrally located, with easy access to Calabasas/Topanga, Malibu Canyon or the PCH it is hard to find a compound like this that has it all. 















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     5012 E  Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, and 11,021 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $5,995,000. Truly a one of a kind home and nothing of its kind you will see elsewhere!!

Private gated compound with its own backyard resort. Simply astonishing, elegant and breathtaking would describe this estate home. The grounds give you a feeling of your own oasis with streams leading you to a rock water feature and koi pond, beautifully landscaped, wet edge pool, chipping/putting green with sand trap, a separate side entrance to the two guest homes which offers lots of parking. The home flows and truly was designed to perfection, underground and upstairs garage with elevator, a chefs kitchen with appliances for the most discrete buyers, master wing has its own exercise/flex room, steam shower with tv inside. See the property description in the documents tap which offers a more detail explanation.  








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     19050 Old Coach Way, Poway, CA 92064 with 9 bedrooms, 10 baths, and 8,551 sq.ft.is listed for sale at $17,000,000. This is a one of a kind estate home. Did.t you always want to own a vineyard?



This beautiful home, vineyard and private preserve is nestled in the foothills along San Diego's Historic Old Coach Trail. The trail dates back to 1852 connecting Poway to Escondido until the train came here in 1882. The native American Tribe, the Kumeyaay-Ipa lived, hunted and played on these grounds. Some of San Diego County's most beautiful stream's travel through the property as it tumbles over rocks and boulders, creating magical waterfalls. They pool to form two beautiful lakes until the fresh water continues on its way. Blue Herron, ducks and other waterfowl live and nest along the lakes. Largemouth bass, blue gill and over a hundred Koi populate the lakes while turtles sun themselves on the rocks along the shore. Gracing one of the lakes is a 575 sq ft log cabin that seems to monitor nature as it unfolds. Unwind after a day tending to the vineyards with a glass of estate grown wine and gourmet dinner. Watching the sun set from your deck is always a fun activity. Return to a majestic 9 bedroom, 10 bath estate home, surrounded by 5 acres of vineyards with 7 varietals. Tennis courts and an infinity pool add to your entertainment. The 10 gentle llamas that tend the natural brush also call Old Coach home. The grapes are harvested by a contract on-site winery that prepares the grapes, crush and bottle award winning wines. A wine cave and beautiful barn is the perfect location for wine tasting and processing. 











 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     86 Sugarloaf Drive, Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920 with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 4,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,300,000. There are amazing, unsurpassed views of San Francisco skyline, the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Mt. Tamalpais*




State of the Art renovation completed in 2017*  European White Oak floors, imported European tiles throughout the house* Open concept great room with living room, dining area, chef's kitchen, family room, 2 fireplaces* Accordion glass doors from living areas open to expansive 1000 square foot IPE Brazilian hardwood deck* High end chef's kitchen with custom cabinetry, Neolith and Caesarstone counters, Wolf 6 burner range and double oven, 2 Bosch dishwashers, Sub-Zero refrigerator* Under counter 50 bottle wine cooler, refrigerator and ice maker in family room* Guest en suite, additional guest ½ bath on main level* Upstairs level with 4 bedrooms including master suite with awesome City, Bay and Golden Gate Bridge views, beautiful master bath, expansive walk in closet and private deck* 3 additional bedrooms, including nursery/office 1 bath and large linen closets on landing * Lower level entry with foyer, elevator, 350 bottle dual zone wine cooler* Elevator to all 3 levels, multi zoned radiant heating, wireless smart security system* Beautifully landscaped level yard, custom water feature, natural gas barbecue, built in fire pit* Permitted and prepped for future pool* Oversized 2 car attached garage prepped for charger, second upper driveway to front entrance .












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     99 Union Street #1202, Seattle, WA 98101 with 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, 
and 4,293 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $12,500,000. The views from this home
are simply spectacular.

99 Union St Unit 1202, Seattle, WA 98101


Step into Luxury... Offering a paradigm of sophistication for those seeking an urban refuge of great style and beauty. Gracious West Facing Four Seasons Private Residence with sweeping views of Puget Sound, Iconic Mt. Rainier, and The Olympic Mts.. Exquisitely enhanced interiors professionally sculpted to provide a seamless design with a contemporary flair. Two coveted view terraces complete with outdoor barbeque. Located high above the pulse of Downtown Seattle's urban core and Pike Place Market.

99 Union St Unit 1202, Seattle, WA 98101

99 Union St Unit 1202, Seattle, WA 98101

99 Union St Unit 1202, Seattle, WA 98101

99 Union St Unit 1202, Seattle, WA 98101

99 Union St Unit 1202, Seattle, WA 98101

99 Union St Unit 1202, Seattle, WA 98101

99 Union St Unit 1202, Seattle, WA 98101

Today's Mortgage Rates
Rates Hold 2017 Lows Despite Market Weakness
Mortgage rates managed to hold in line with 2017's lowest levels for a 2nd day, even though underlying bond markets suggested a move higher.  That means the prices of mortgage-backed-securities (MBS--the bonds that dictate mortgage rates) were lower. When MBS prices are lower, it means investors are paying lenders less to buy mortgages. Lenders then raise rates to entice investor demand.  
52 Week
ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM3.97%3.97%--3.34%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.23%3.23%--2.69%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.65%3.65%--3.15%4.10%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.25%4.25%--3.42%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.01%3.02%-0.012.80%3.25%



Updated: 6/7/17 3:59 PM

Today's Top Real Estate News
"Bidding Frenzy" Drives Prices Higher
By Jann Swanson
Mortgage News Dail

Home price increases moderated slightly in April, at least as measured by the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI).  The company announced an increase of 6.9 percent compared prices in April 2016, falling off a bit from the year-over-year appreciation rate of 7.1 percent in March.    Over the first four months of the year CoreLogic's HPI has averaged annual increases of 6.98 percent.



Prices continued to soar in Washington State, up 12 percent on an annual basis.  Utah replaced Oregon in second position with a gain of 10.1 percent and Oregon prices rose 9.1 percent.  Only two states experienced price declines, Wyoming and Delaware at 3.9 percent and 0.2 percent respectively.

Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, were up 1.6 percent from the March level, tying an identical increase from February to March for the largest gain since April 2016.

CoreLogic is forecasting that prices will increase by 5.1 percent from April 2017 to April 2018.  The company's forward-looking HPI uses state-level forecasts based on its current HPI and other economic variables.  The company also forecasts that prices will rise by 0.7 percent between April and May.

"Mortgage rates in April dipped back to their lowest level since November of last year, spurring home-buying activity," said Dr. Frank Nothaft, chief economist for CoreLogic. "In some metro areas, there has been a bidding frenzy as multiple contracts are placed on a single home. This has led home-price growth to outpace rent gains. Nationally, home prices were up 6.9 percent over the last year, while rent growth for single-family rental homes recorded a 3 percent rise through April, according to the CoreLogic Single-Family Rental Index."

"Interest rates on fixed-rate mortgages are down by one-fourth of a percentage point since mid-March, just in time to support the spring home-buying season," said Frank Martell, president and CEO of CoreLogic. "Some metro areas have low for-sale inventory, short time-on-market trends and homes that sell above the list price. Geographically, gains were strongest in the West with Washington and Utah posting double-digit gains." 
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Tom Furino

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