Wednesday, September 13, 2017


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

#1     140 Winding Way, Woodside, CA 94062 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths 
and 11,055 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $24,495,000.

140 Winding Way, Woodside, CA 94062

Built just 5 years ago, this is quintessential Woodside living spectacular western hill views, luxurious appointments, and ultimate privacy on 3.6 pristine sun-filled acres in central Woodside. Detailed craftsmanship is integrated at every turn with no expense spared for finishing touches. Behind the scenes, a commitment to LEED standards for sustainable design and environmental stewardship is a hallmark of the property. The result of this thoughtfully crafted Woodside estate is a warm and inviting escape midway between the Silicon Valley and San Francisco. This bucolic property includes: a 2 bedroom guest/pool house, studio guest house with bath, garages for 5 cars, pool, spa, custom playhouse and gorgeous landscaped grounds with vast lawn level lawn areas for outdoor entertaining. Award winning Woodside School. All of this, plus a location on one of Woodside's most sought after streets. 

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Today's Top LA Luxury Estate.



The median home value in Los Angeles County is $569,800. Los Angeles County home values have gone up 6.7% over the past year, Zillow predicts hey will increase 1.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Brentwood, 90049 is $2,384,700. Brentwood home values have gone up 1.3% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will go down -0.6% within the next year

The median home value in Malibu is $2,915,000.  Malibu home values have gone up 5.9% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will increase 0.7% within the year.

The median home value in Bel Air, 90077 is $3,253,200  Bel Air home values have gone up 3.3% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will go down  -0.9 within the year.

The median home value in Beverly Hills 90210 is $4,910,000.  Beverly Hills home values have gone up 9.4% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will increase 1.1% within the next year.


#1      1514 Blue Jay Way, Los Angeles, CA 90069 with 3 bedrooms, 4 baths 

and 3,702 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $8,995,000.

1514 Blue Jay Way, Los Angeles, CA 90069

1514 Blue Jay Way represents an incredible opportunity to make your own selections and complete the remodeling project on this tastefully designed Contemporary home. The 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home features a formal Foyer which flows to a spacious Living/ Dining Rooms and open Kitchen. The plan provides high ceilings, 2 fireplaces and walls of glass which open to a grassed yard and pool that provide spectacular, breathtaking jetliner views stretching from the Pacific Ocean to Catalina, Downtown and the LA Basin. This property is situated on one of the most premier streets in the coveted "Bird Streets" area which is surrounded by breathing contemporary home located above the Sunset Strip.Blue Jay is priced at land value. Provides the option to complete the renovation or build your own dream estate. Pricing Includes completed renovation plans with permits and some items purchased. 

1514 Blue Jay Way, Los Angeles, CA 90069

1514 Blue Jay Way, Los Angeles, CA 90069

1514 Blue Jay Way, Los Angeles, CA 90069

1514 Blue Jay Way, Los Angeles, CA 90069

1514 Blue Jay Way, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Today's Top Phoenix Luxury Estate 

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The median homevalue in Scottsdale is $423,300.Scottsdale home values have gone up 3.3% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will increase 2.5% within the next year. 

The median home value in Carefree is $755,700. Carefree home values have gone up 5.3% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will increase 2.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,612,400.  Paradise Valley home values have gone up 1.6% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will increase 2.2% within the next year.


#1     5001 East Orchid Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths 
and 7,379 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $2,995,000.

5001 E Orchid Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Privately gated estate with beautiful mountain views. This home was elegantly crafted by master craftsman with furniture grade cabinets and ceiling details. The chef's kitchen has a massive island which is perfect for entertaining. Master features his/hers closets, his/hers water closets, washer/dryer & sitting room that can be a nursery, exercise room or another closet, 4 additional ensuite bedrooms, office w/ separate exit, climate controlled wine room, 2 powder rooms in the main house, full size theater room & Control 4 smart home controls AV, lighting and security, climate controlled 4 car garage. Backyard oasis featuring a heated pool/spa w/ waterslide, grotto, lg grass area & side yard w/RV gate. Check out the 3D floorplan and supplement for additional information, too much to list! Kitchen- 2 dishwashers, 2 sinks, 48" Wolf Range with double ovens, 3rd oven, built-in microwave, 36" Subzero Fridge, 36" Subzero Freezer, 2 walk-in pantries, pot filler.  Guest house- Kitchenette/family room, bedroom suite, washer/dryer and 1 car garage.

5001 E Orchid Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

5001 E Orchid Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

5001 E Orchid Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

5001 E Orchid Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

5001 E Orchid Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

5001 E Orchid Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

5001 E Orchid Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

5001 E Orchid Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

5001 E Orchid Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

5001 E Orchid Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

5001 E Orchid Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Today's Top San Diego Luxury Estate 


The median home value in San Diego County is $550,900. San Diego County home values have gone up 6.7% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will remain even 2.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Coronado is $1,510,700. Coronado home values have gone up 4.6% this past year.  Zillow predicts they will increase 1.0% within the next year.

The median home value in La Jolla, 92037 is $1,505,200.  La Jolla home values have gone up 5.6% this past year.  Zillow predicts they will increase 1.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Solana Beach 92075 is $1,2997,100. Solana  Beach home values have gone down - 0.2% this past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Del Mar 92014 is $1,607,200 Del Mar home values have gone up 1.9% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will increase 1.2% within the next year.

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,685,800. Rancho Santa Fe home values have increase 5.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will increase 0.6% within the next year.

#1      17121 Circa Del  Sur, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths 
and 8,512 sq.ft. is listed for sale at  $3,995,000.

17121 Circa Del Sur, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Located on a prime elevated lot, this +5 bedroom home provides much desired privacy. This elite lot has unobstructed views in the front and skyline views in the back. 8,600sqft of this estate flaunts beautiful wide-plank wood floors, stone and wrought iron work throughout, and a light interior. The lower level is comprised of 3 generously sized bedrooms suites, a wood paneled office, see sup... a totally new kitchen boasting top of the line appliances and specimen stone slabs with a cozy breakfast nook and an oversized entertaining family room with a wet bar, and formal living and dining. The upstairs master wing provides his and her bathrooms and closets, as well as a sizable master balcony. Just down the hall sits a classic library and a generous workout room with beautiful mountain vistas. The backside of the home is an entertainer’s paradise with a built-in BBQ, resort style pool and spa, beautiful fountain, and a two room guest house. All of this residing in the prestigious gated community of Fairbanks Ranch. Come experience this special opportunity in Fairbanks Ranch.

17121 Circa Del Sur, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

17121 Circa Del Sur, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

17121 Circa Del Sur, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

17121 Circa Del Sur, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

17121 Circa Del Sur, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Today's Top San Francisco Luxury Estate

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The median home value in San Francisco is $1,204,700. San Francisco 
home values have gone up 10,0% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will decrease by 2.6% within the year.

The median home value in Sausalito is $1,283,700. Sausalito home values have gone up 7.3% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 1.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in Tiburon is $2,478,600. Tiburon home values have gone up 4.5% over the past year.   Zillow predicts they will rise increase 1.4% within the next year. 

The medium home value in Saratoga is $2,502,100.  Saratoga home values have gone up 6.6% this past year.  Zillow predicts they will increase 1.8% within the next year. 

The median home value in Atherton is $6,463,200. Atherton home values have gone up 8.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will increase 2.2% within the next year.

#1      2900 Spring Mountain Road, Saint Helena, CA 94574 with 7 bedrooms, 6 baths and 9,600 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $33,150,000.

2900 Spring Mountain Rd, Saint Helena, CA 94574

This unprecedented opportunity to own & experience the quintessential Napa Valley lifestyle features a 40 acre vineyard estate, 12,000 SF of luxury living, critically acclaimed winery business, Juslyn Vineyards, & an additional 2.25 acre home site on Spring Mountain Rd primed & graded for immediate construction. The inclusion of the award winning Juslyn Vineyards Winery, includes its current inventory of wine that consistently scores 90-96 pts by Robert Parker, valued at $7.2M. Gated & immensely private, long driveway leads to the expansive motor court & custom built primary residence & guest house complete w/high-end finishes & materials, soaring ceilings, & French doors throughout. The sprawling grounds feature an 80 ft swimmer's pool, outdoor kitchen, serene lake, koi ponds, mature gardens, & various outdoor entertaining areas amidst panoramic views of Napa Valley. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a coveted Napa Valley estate which produces premier, award-winning wine.

2900 Spring Mountain Rd, Saint Helena, CA 94574

2900 Spring Mountain Rd, Saint Helena, CA 94574

2900 Spring Mountain Rd, Saint Helena, CA 94574

2900 Spring Mountain Rd, Saint Helena, CA 94574

2900 Spring Mountain Rd, Saint Helena, CA 94574

2900 Spring Mountain Rd, Saint Helena, CA 94574

2900 Spring Mountain Rd, Saint Helena, CA 94574

Today's Top Seattle Luxury Estate

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The median home value in Kirkland is $688,800.  Kirkland home values have gone up 18.8% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 8.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Seattle is $690,300. Seattle home values have gone up 15.5% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 6.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $839,600. Bellevue home values have gone up 16.3% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 6.8% within the next year. 


The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,413,600, Mercer island home values have gone up 11.4% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 5.2% with the next year.


The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,545,800. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 15.7% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 6.9% within the next year.


The median home value in Medina is $2,628,400. Medina home values have gone up 17.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.5% within the next year

#1      16234 94th Avenue NW, Stanwood, WA 98292 with 7 bedrooms, 5 baths and 4,561 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,900.000.

16324 94th Ave Nw, Stanwood, WA 98292

Luxurious waterfront living bound by 4+ acres of native growth forests offering idyllic vistas of the San Juans and the Olympics on nearly 200' of private Kayak Point waterfront. This extraordinary property offers two thoughtfully appointed homes w/ natural stone finishes and views from almost every room. Experience PNW sunsets from the walk-in low-bank beaches or the expansive balcony. Live in both homes or use one as a guest home; you decide. Ultimate seclusion just a short 1 hr drive to Seattle!

16324 94th Ave Nw, Stanwood, WA 98292

16324 94th Ave Nw, Stanwood, WA 98292

16324 94th Ave Nw, Stanwood, WA 98292

16324 94th Ave Nw, Stanwood, WA 98292

16324 94th Ave Nw, Stanwood, WA 98292

16324 94th Ave Nw, Stanwood, WA 98292

16324 94th Ave Nw, Stanwood, WA 98292

16324 94th Ave Nw, Stanwood, WA 98292

16324 94th Ave Nw, Stanwood, WA 98292

Today's Top Real Estate News

The 25 Most Expensive Cities To Move To.

From Europeans heading west in the 19th century to immigrants searching for a fresh start, leaving home in pursuit of opportunity has long been a central part of the American dream. Today, cities and local areas across the United States are actually competing for new residents. Just 11.2% of Americans moved in the past year -- an all-time low.

These days, most people who move do not relocate very far, but move within the same general area. With the presence of friends and family, a job, and familiar general surrounding, people often move to improve living conditions. Other reasons could include end of a lease, moving to be closer to work or family, to a better school district, to cut costs, or to a more suitable neighborhood, among many other reasons.

Of course, just as different cities are more or less expensive places to live, moving costs within different U.S. cities vary significantly.  24/7 Wall St. reviewed the total cost to move within major U.S. metro areas and ranked the top 25 most expensive cities to move.The ranking is based on calculations by real estate data company Moving Inc. that reflect the costs of moving within the principal city of large metropolitan regions. We also considered the median price of one month’s rent plus a deposit for a three bedroom housing unit.

Slide 26 of 26: <p><strong>> Average total moving cost:</strong> $5,798<br><strong>> 1st month’s rent and deposit:</strong> $4,496<br><strong>> Cost of living:</strong> 24.1% greater than nation<br><strong>> Median household income:</strong> $101,980<br><strong>> Population change from migration:</strong> 3.0%</p>

























Today's Mortgage Rates

Worst 2 Days For Rates Since June
Sep 12 2017, 4:10PM


Mortgage rates continued higher at a reasonably abrupt pace today as last week's themes have been completely reversed.  What themes are those?  Generally speaking, markets were undergoing a risk-aversion trade given the rising geopolitical tension surrounding North Korea and the economic uncertainty associated with back-to-back hurricanes. 

Risk aversion tends to take the form of investors seeking safer haven assets like bonds at the expense of higher growth potential assets like stocks.  Indeed, stocks had stumbled sideways to slightly lower last week while bond prices rose (higher bond prices = lower rates).  Now that dynamic is reversing with stocks breaking to new all-time highs while bond prices move lower (lower bond prices = higher rates).

In the bigger picture, the damage is still far from severe.  The best 30yr fixed scenarios are still under 4% for many lenders.  But the past 2 days have constituted the most abrupt move higher in rates since at least late June, 2017.  In this environment, it makes more sense to remain defensive in terms of locking and floating--at least until we find the next solid ceiling for rates.

52 Week
ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM3.94%3.89%+0.053.37%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.22%3.17%+0.052.72%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.50%3.40%+0.103.20%4.10%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.21%4.15%+0.063.51%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.22%3.18%+0.042.80%3.25%


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