Monday, July 24, 2017

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


#1      32 Chateau Ridge Road, Greenwich, CT 06831 with 11 bedrooms, 18 baths 
and 16,301 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $25,000,000.



Marvelous gates open to the impressive driveway which curves into an alléy of apple trees to the center courtyard bordered by remarkable boxwood hedge mazes that form traditional Renaissance Love Gardens inspired by chateaux in France – one maze leads to a pond and fountain; the other has a stone tea house amidst the Boxwoods - the entire property is surrounded by 14-acres of Greenwich Land Trust property. This spectacular and inspired architecture is like no other in town, and the total five-year restoration means it is completely state-of-the-art.






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32 Chateau Ridge Dr, Greenwich, CT 06831

32 Chateau Ridge Dr, Greenwich, CT 06831

Today's Top LA Luxury Estate.



The median home value in Los Angeles County is $566,400. Los Angeles County home values have gone up 6.8% over the past year, Zillow predicts hey will increase 1.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Brentwood, 90049 is $2,425,700. Brentwood home values have 
gone up 3.0% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will increase 0.6%within the next year

The median home value in Malibu is $2,885,000.  Malibu home values have gone up 4.6% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will increase 0.9% within the year.

The median home value in Bel Air, 90077 is $3,264,800  Bel Air home values have gone up 0.5% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will go down  (-0.2) within the year.

The median home value in Beverly Hills 90210 is $4,893,900.  Beverly Hills home values have gone up 0.4% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will increase 1.3%  within the next year. 


#1       321 South Bristol Avenue, Brentwood, CA 90049 with 7 bedrooms, 13 baths and 13,056 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $23,000,000.





A rare offering located on one of Brentwood's most prestigious and coveted streets. No expense was spared on this palatial 7 bed, 12 bath french mediterranean estate. Offering grand living spaces, 5 stately fireplaces, formal dining room w/ butler's pantry, library, and gorgeous floor to ceiling contiguous bay window w/ stunning garden views. Dry sauna w/ steam shower, wine cellar, rec room w/ theater system, surround sound, & Vantage Smart Home technology. Extraordinary gourmet kitchen w/ 2 spacious marble islands, Wolf range and ovens, Sub Zero fridge and freezer, & Miele dishwashers. Master suite w/ sitting room, dual walk-in closets & bathrooms w/ steam showers & marble surrounds. Additional 6 bedrooms all en suite w/ walk in closets. Regal swimming pool w/ 500+ square foot guest house on beautifully styled garden grounds. Gourmet Viking BBQ area & gas fire pit, perfect for entertaining. Elevator, closed system security cameras, underground parking garage, and maid's quarters. 
















Today's Top Phoenix Luxury Estate  

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The median home value in Scottsdale is $421,200. Scottsdale home values have gone up 2.8% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will increase 1.4% within the next year. 

The median home value in Carefree is $751,100. Carefree home values have gone up 3.6% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will increase 2.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,611,700.  Paradise Valley home values have gone up 1.0% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will increase 1.3% within the next year.

#1        20879 North 112th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths 
and 8,312 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $5,995,000.





This recently completed spec home in the Upper Canyon of Silverleaf has remarkable views. The 8,000+ square foot, 6 bedroom home by Calvis Wyant Luxury Homes picks up dramatic unobstructed city light views and mountain peaks in every direction. The attention to detail and quality is evident in the finishes chosen by Decesare Design Group, offering what everyone is asking for and can't find in today's market. The well thought out floor plan works wonderfully for intimate family gatherings or entertaining large groups. Photos come close, but this home needs to be seen to be believed!







































Today's Top San Diego Luxury Estate 


The median home value in San Diego County is $543,400. San Diego County home values have gone up 6.5% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will remain even 4.2% within the next year.

The median home value in La Jolla, 92037 is $1,476,600. La Jolla, 92037 home values have gone up 1.1% this past year.  Zillow predicts they will increase 3.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Solana Beach 92075 is $1,284,100. 
Solana Beach 92075 home values have gone up 4.9% this past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7%% within the next year.

The median home value in Del Mar 92014 is $1,615,300 Del Mar home values have gone up 3.2% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will increase 4.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,593,300. Rancho Santa Fe home values have declined -(2.9)% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will decline -(0.7)% within the next year.


#1        519 Ocean Blvd.,, Coronado, CA 92118 with 8 bedrooms, 6 baths 
and 7,140 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $13,500,000.

Coronado's remarkable water front property, named "SEASHORE", has the most ocean frontage of any Coronado home with approx 250' along Ocean Blvd!! Designed by the famous San Diego architect, William Hebbard, this grand mansion with its stately rooms and gardens, takes advantage of spectacular beach views!! Unique opportunity to own an extraordinary estate on the ocean front. Combined lots total approx. 25,000 sf. William Hebbard, a partner of Irving Gill, designed this iconic mansion around 1915. Known for its architecture, gardens and social activities through the years, this extraordinary estate has potential for Historic Designation and Mills Act. Estimated square footage of the house includes guest unit and 3rd level bedrooms based on approximate measurements on plans. Opportunity to build out basement and attic space.









Today's Top San Francisco Luxury Estate


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The median home value in San Francisco is $1,194,500. San Francisco 
home values have gone up 5.5% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will decrease by 1.5% within the year.

The median home value in Sausalito is $1,256,800. Sausalito home values have gone up 3.5% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 2.0% within the next year. 

The median home value in Tiburon is $2,479,000. Tiburon home values 
have gone up 3.1% over the past year.   Zillow predicts they will rise increase 1.5% within the next year. 


The medium home value in Saratoga is $2,453,600.  Saratoga home values have gone up 2.8% this past year.  Zillow predicts they will increase 1.7% within the next year. 

The median home value in Atherton is $6,343,800. Atherton home values have gone up 7.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will increase 1.8% within the next year.

#1       12830 Deer Creek Lane, Los Altos Hills, CA with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths 
and 7,525 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $12,888,000.



Newly constructed contemporary home with spectacular views of the western hills. A masterpiece of architectural and interior design, this exquisite new home exudes a sleek and stylish ambiance, while walls of glass frame sweeping views. Thoughtfully designed to embrace the setting as well as a variety of lifestyles, the pervasive use of extraordinary materials and energy efficient green building principles establishes a rich, meditative tone throughout that works in harmony with the surrounding natural beauty. Main home of 6,803 sf includes 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 partial baths with luxurious and spacious living areas indoors and outside on heated terraces. 1 bedroom-1 bath guest house with separate address and two-car attached garage is an additional 722 sf. Total living area is 7525 sf. Lot size is 1.6 gross acres and includes access roads.























Today's Top Seattle Luxury Estate

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The median home value in Kirkland is $665,900.  Kirkland home values have gone up 17.8% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 8.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Seattle is $670,300. Seattle home values have gone up 14.5% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 7.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $819,700. Bellevue home values have gone up 15.6% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 7.4% within the next year. 
The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,401,000, Mercer island home values have gone up 10.7% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 6.7% with the next year.

The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,425,000. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 13.0% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 6.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Medina is $2,545,200. Medina home values have gone up 13.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.0% within the next year.

#1        827 80th Avenue NE, Medina, WA 98039 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 
and 4,706 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,788,000.



Poised perfection with every imaginable luxury and more. Scene stealing great room summons the entertainer. High-end kitchen befitting of the gourmet chef. Divine master suite plus 2 more Jack and Jill suites. Handsome office w/fplc. State-of-the art theatre, 500+ bottle wine cellar, bonus rm, bd and bath on lwr level. Refinished Brazilian cherry flrs, formal millwork, high ceilings. High tech security w/cameras, A/C, 4 fplc. Private backyard oasis invites you daily. A flawless jewel in esteemed Medina.







Today's Top Real Estate News   





Today's Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rates Lowest in July 
Jul 21 2017, 5:14PM

Mortgage rates moved lower today, setting yet another new low for the month of July.  For the past 2 weeks, rates have been pushing back against a fairly abrupt spike that took place heading into the month.  Concerns over the European Central Bank's (ECB's) bond buying plans sparked the move higher, but those concerns were officially put to rest as of yesterday.  

In simpler terms, extra demand for bonds pushes bond prices higher and rates lower.  The ECB buys LOTS of bonds.  This puts downward pressure on rates around the world (more so in Europe than in the US, but we still get some indirect benefit).  There was some concern at the end of June that the ECB was getting closer to announcing it would buy fewer bonds (thus the rate spike heading into July).  While that day will likely come eventually, yesterday's announcement assures markets that it hasn't been discussed yet.
Today was relatively quiet for financial markets, with no significant economic data or events. Next week brings a Fed announcement, but it isn't expected to contain any bombshells.  


52 Week
ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.00%4.03%-0.033.37%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.29%3.32%-0.032.72%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.65%3.70%-0.053.15%4.10%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.29%4.32%-0.033.47%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.18%3.20%-0.022.80%3.25%



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