Saturday, July 8, 2017


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

#1      10979 Chalon Road, Bel Air, CA 90077 with 12 bedrooms, 24 baths, 
and 31.000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $100,000,000.

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Masterpiece that raises the bar for ultimate luxury, located through the Bel Air West Gate. The panoramic windows of this architectural home offer commanding views of  golf course and the City beyond. Highlights of this designer home are listed but to experience the vastness, the attention to detail and incredible open flow of the floor plan one must tour it. 5,600 sq ft master suite including a spa, 12 bedroom suites and 23 baths are enveloped in this 31,000 sq ft home with another 40,000 sq ft of covered patios. 5 fully appointed bars, two lane bowling alley, theater, wine cellar, game room, separate staff quarters, sports court, pavilion, pool cabana, infinity pool w/ waterfall & spa, putting green with 50 ft fire feature, motor ct w/ 70 car parking & 14 car custom garage. Included is a fully automated Creston system, Mitsubishi state of the art HVAC plus a commercial high speed 4000 lb Otis Elevator. 1.5 acres of land w/potential of expansion and guard house

10979 Chalon Road, Bel Air, CA












10979 Chalon Road, Bel Air, CA







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 6.7% over the past year, Zillow predicts hey will decrease (-2.2%) 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 decrease (- 3.0%) 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 decrease (-2.7%) 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  (-3.8%) 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 decrease (-2.4%)  within the next year. 

#1       8790 Appian Way, Los Angeles, CA 90046 with 4 bedrooms,6 baths 
and 5,736 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $9,250,000.

Nestled above Sunset Plaza you will discover a modernists Tag Front gem with views from every room, downtown to the ocean and beyond. The home has a seamless designed interior living space with immense scale and openness, that communicates effortlessly with expansive outdoor balconies, terraces and pool area, offering boundless entertainment opportunities. Cool stone and metal hues complement rich woods. Stone and wood wall treatments and French white oak hardwood floors lend a rich , warm feeling to the home. Comprised of 4 bedroom suites, multiple guest baths, complete with family room, cooks kitchen, sculptural fireplace separates the living room and dining room, pool lounge, a sleek elevator and a Tag Front designed interior and exterior. The home is perfectly crafted for entertainment. The home features an outdoor entertainment area and smart home system. An infinity pool, Baja deck and infinity edge spa look out onto the sweeping views from the city to the ocean. 








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 decrease (-2.7%) 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 decrease (-1.7%) within the next year.

The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,611,700.  Paradise home values have gone up 1.0% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will decrease (-2.8%) within the next year.

#1     10015 East Adele Court, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 with 7 bedrooms, 7 baths and 7,663 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,895,000.

10015 E Adele Ct, Scottsdale, AZ 85255


This perfect equestrian estate is a rare ?nd, with over 4 completely walled acres it offers the ultimate in privacy and seclusion.Ideal location near exclusive shopping and dining & the 101 fwy. Backing up to a mountain preserve, the estate o?ers the ?nest views to be had.It also backs to a large wash great for riding.Solid block construction and rich wood accents set the tone the moment you enter the estate. Mature landscaping and pavers o?er a welcoming feel.Fully functional stables were carefully designed to ensure horse comfort & have been critically acclaimed by renowned equine enthusiasts.High ceilings and a misting system allow for maximum air ?ow.The large turnouts, formed block round pen, custom presentation area and camera system throughout make functional equestrian estates in Scottsdale.Heading indoors, the main residences boasts over 7500 square feet of modern, elegant luxury. Ample stone and hardwood doors add a sense of style, while the solid wood custom staircase lends a classical ï¬,are.The kitchen will impress any chef in the family, and oï¬EURers separate subzero refrigerator and freezers, a wine cooler, plus warming and heating drawers.When it's time for fun, a sparkling 40,000 gallon diving pool overlooks the custom tennis and basketball court. Just oï¬EURset is a spacious BBQ area, spa and multiple seating areas. A custom enclosed waterslide is tucked away and oï¬EURers hours of enjoyment for young and old alike.Nearby, the 2000-plus square foot guest house was designed to house family, friends, or stable staf with one bedroom and bath and full kitchen, as well as oï¬EURering a secluded oï¬fce, kitchenette and gym for use by all.It's not often that you can ï¬nd such a perfect estate in the perfect neighborhood, but you found it here... over 4 walled acres, incredible equine amenities, and an amazing 6-bedroom, 5-bath residence, plus guest house... with privacy and seclusion, in a locale that's second to none.

 10015 E Adele Ct, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10015 E Adele Ct, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10015 E Adele Ct, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10015 E Adele Ct, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10015 E Adele Ct, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10015 E Adele Ct, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10015 E Adele Ct, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10015 E Adele Ct, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10015 E Adele Ct, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10015 E Adele Ct, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10015 E Adele Ct, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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 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 $1,476,600. La Jolla, 92037 home values have gone up 1.1% this past year.  Zillow predicts they will decrease (1.2%) within the next year.

The median home value in Solana Beach 92075 is $1,284,100. 
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 $1,615,300 Del Mar home values have gone up 3.2% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will decrease (0.6%) 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 -(3.7)% within the next year.

#1       6131 El Tordo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 with 3 bedrooms, 5 baths 
and 3,257 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,295,000.


Exceptional Covenant property in Rancho Santa Fe village. This charming, low maintenance Italian villa is within walking distance to all the amenities Rancho Santa Fe village has to offer. Finest quality construction throughout. This stunning home features two elegant master suites, one with a private entrance and full kitchen that doubles as a separate apartment unit. Third bedroom features a recreation/sports bar area with ample wine storage. Three full baths and two halves. Two car garage plus an additional golf cart storage garage. Central air. Escape to the airy central courtyard and inviting upper sundeck with spa, fire pit, and BBQ/dining area featuring another full kitchen. This villa is entirely walled in for additional privacy and security.















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 4.0% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will decrease by 1.0% within the year.

The median home value in Sausalito is $1,256,800. 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 $2,479,000. Tiburon home values 
have gone up 2.1% over the past year.   Zillow predicts they will rise decrease by (2.2%) 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 decrease (- 2.4%) 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 decrease ( -1.8%) within the next year.

#1        156 Stockbride Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027 with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths 
and 5,833 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $10,999,000.



Fully renovated in 2015, California Contemporary- 4 bed, 3.5 baths includes main and guest house- Approximately 5,833 livable sq. ft.- 1.136-acre +- large park like setting lotTucked into an exclusive, intimate West Atherton street, this magnificent contemporary home evokes tranquillity and luxury with every quality detail. Entering through the gates, the enchanting park-like front yard with 40 plus fruit trees and majestic oaks welcomes you to your private oasis. This single story California contemporary styled home was designed inside and out for luxurious entertaining, as well as day-to-day comfort. The 1.136-acre lot features a spacious estate of 5,833 +- livable sq. ft., with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in the main house as well as a 1 bedroom / 1 bath guest house plus separate workout studio.The home's intuitive floor plan, centered around a peaceful open-air atrium, creates an indoor-outdoor synergy with gracious living spaces opening onto expansive, lush, resort-style grounds and a sparkling newly-refinished pool. Indoors and out, the property embodies elegance, whether it be the chef's gourmet kitchen, the sumptuous master suite, or the stylish and sun-filled guest house. This home delights in every thoughtful, refined detail.



















Today's Top Seattle Luxury Estate

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The median home value in King County is $566,900. King County home values have gone up 15.7% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 3.2% within the next year.

The median home value in Kirkland is $645,900.  Kirkland home values have gone up 17.8% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% 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 3.1% 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 3.2% 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 2.6% 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 2.6% 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 2.8% within the next year.

#1        17002 NE 172nd Place, Woodinville, WA 98072 with 5 bedrooms, 
3 baths and 3,410 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,950,000.


A property beyond your wildest dreams yet within your reach, your fantasy of owning a legacy property begins here. Perfect for the easy-going, outdoor enthusiast, ride, swim, garden, entertain and relax like you've never imagined throughout your breathtakingly beautiful, park-like, wide open spaces. Complete privacy from your neighbors, this is country living at its best! Located a half hour outside Seattle, immerse yourself in peaceful country living at this 14.7 acre Woodinville estate with gentle rolling hills of green pasture mixed with old growth locust and noble fir trees. Enter through a stately western-styled gate to a charming 3,410 square foot ranch house set perfectly amongst original homestead orchards, berries, wild flowers and vegetable gardens, where harmony is achieved with its surroundings. Meander on to a two-stall barn with hay loft, tack room and large two-story workshop, equipment shed, and stunning fully-fenced pool for those hot summer days. Welcome to Woodinville!  Minutes from Downtown Woodinville, experience the best of Northwest wine country, home to over 140 award-winning wineries and tasting rooms. Make everlasting memories at the Summer concerts on the lawn at Chateau St. Michelle, enjoy the abundance of public parks and trails, and appreciate the conservation and preservation programs that keep Woodinville true to its rural roots. A completely family friendly city with one of the best nationally ranked school districts, Woodinville is a great place to call home! 













Today's Top Real Estate News                  

Consumers Remain Upbeat About Buying, Selling Homes

Jul 7 2017, 10:34AM

By Jann Swanson
Mortgage News Daily

It may be good news for those skinny housing inventories, homebuyers are allegedly confronting that increasing numbers of homeowners think now is a good time to sell.  Fannie Mae says net positive responses to that question on its June National Housing 

\Survey (NHS) increased by 7 points, reaching a new survey high of 39 percent.  Those responses helped drive Fannie Mae's Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) up by 2.1 percentage points to 88.3, tying last February's all-time high for the index. The HPSI is up 5.1 percentage points compared with the same time last year.



Four of the six HPSI components increased in June.  The net of those who think it is a good time to buy a home increased by 3 percentage points to 30, but the gap between the "good time to buy" and the "good time to sell" responses widened again.  Fannie Mae says this "continues to indicate a potential sellers' market."


Survey respondents also expressed greater belief that mortgage rates will go down over the next 12 months.  That component increased by 3 percentage points, but the net remains deeply in the negative.


The fourth component which went up when compared to the May survey was consumer opinions regarding further home price increases.  The net share of respondents who think they will go up over the next 12 months increased by 6 percentage points to 46 percent.

"The June HPSI reading matches the previous record set in February and reflects the trend toward a sellers' market that respondents indicated last month," said Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist at Fannie Mae.  "Consumers are also growing more optimistic about their ability to get a mortgage, and lenders expect credit standards to ease further going forward, as shown in our Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey. 

While consumer optimism on this metric is as high as we've seen in the survey's seven-year history, it's worth noting that this record is relative to the fairly tight standards in place post-crisis when we started collecting National Housing Survey data.  Nevertheless, in the face of very tight housing supply, easing credit standards may fail to have the desired effect and could have the unintended consequence of fueling further house price increases."

The two components that lost ground compared to May were the net share of consumers who say their household income had increased compared to last year and those who said they were confident they would not lose their jobs. Positive responses to the income question dropped 1 point to a net of 17 percent and the jobs question was down 5 points but was still high at a net of 66 percent.

The HPSI distills information about consumers' home purchase sentiment from the National Housing Survey into a single number that reflects current views and forward-looking expectations of housing market conditions.  The NHS is conducted monthly by telephone among 1,000 consumers, both homeowners and renters.  Respondents are asked more than 100 questions used to track attitudinal shifts, six of which are used to construct the HPSI.  The June survey was conducted between the first and 25th of the month, with most respondents contacted during the first two weeks of that period.

Today's Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rates Holding Near 3-Month Highs
Jul 7 2017, 3:59PM

Mortgage rates didn't move much higher today for most lenders.  While that absence of additional weakness is "nice," the net effect is that rates remain in line with their worst levels since early April.  Technically, there was a day or two in early May that were slightly worse, but not enough to consider today's rates anything other than "3-month highs."
You'd be well within your rights to assume that the highest rates in 3 months must coincide with the all-important Employment Situation (aka "jobs report")--a consistent market-mover that is released on the first Friday of any given month.  You'd also be wrong.  All--or at least a vast majority--of recent market movement owes itself to general weakness in European bond markets. 

As a reminder, bonds dictate interest rates and Global bond markets are somewhat interconnected.  That means that US Treasury yields tend to follow European bond yields if the latter are moving aggressively enough, and that's certainly been the case over the past 2 weeks.  Fortunately, the bonds that underlie mortgage rates (MBS, or Mortgage-backed-securities) are yet another degree removed from the epicenter of the recent drama.  That's why mortgage rates were able to hold relatively steady today despite some additional weakness in Treasuries. 
52 Week
ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.13%4.13%--3.37%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.38%3.38%--2.71%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.75%3.75%--3.15%4.10%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.40%4.39%+0.013.45%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.20%3.19%+0.012.80%3.25%



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