Sunday, September 3, 2017


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

#1       39 Beach View Drive Avenue, Dana Point, CA 92629 with 6 bedrooms, 11 baths and 13,216 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $40,000,000.

39 Beach View Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629

With plans completed and approved, and construction imminent, this masterpiece of Modernism, designed through a collaboration between two visionary firms, Brown Design Group and Coronado Design Group, will undoubtedly take its place among the preeminent and inspiring homes on the Southern California coast. Dramatic and sensual, the nearly 14,000-sq. ft. residence will rest on nearly one-half acre above Dana Strands Beach in one of California's most prestigious gated enclaves, The Strand at Headlands. Imposing and sleek, yet stately, the home is a showcase of glass, stone and wood. Its expansive spaces, open floorplan and walls of glass create an awe-inspiring experience of spaciousness and light, with nearly every room providing a breathtaking panorama of ocean, and beyond to the horizon.

39 Beach View Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629

39 Beach View Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629

39 Beach View Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629

39 Beach View Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629

39 Beach View Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629

39 Beach View Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629

39 Beach View Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629

39 Beach View Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629

39 Beach View Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629

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      1853 Sunset Plaza Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069 with 4 bedrooms, 7 baths 
and 5,063 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,995,000.

1853 Sunset Plaza Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069

New jaw dropping contemporary stunner, built to perfection! Panoramic, unobstructed city and ocean views on every floor, with 4 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. This European dream home has all the bells and whistles with no expense spared at all. Dom Vision home automation, In-wall i pads, Delta light fixtures, electronic shades,18ft Ceilings, Boffi vanities and fixtures, top of the line speakers built in into the walls with surround sound, Boffi kitchen w/Miele, Wolf appliances and kitchenette. This modern showpiece has a steam room, sauna, gym/yoga studio, massage room, outdoor pool, state of the art theatre room, and a whopping deck that is perfect for entertaining. This home is truly a rare breed of architecture, flawless, and absolutely one of a kind. 

1853 Sunset Plaza Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069

1853 Sunset Plaza Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069
  
1853 Sunset Plaza Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069

1853 Sunset Plaza Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069

1853 Sunset Plaza Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069

1853 Sunset Plaza Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069

1853 Sunset Plaza Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Today's Top Phoenix Luxury Estate 

A photo showing the skyline of Phoenix, looking north.  It shows the various buildings of the downtown area, as well as Sunnyslope Mountain in the background

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      10123 North Azure Vista Trail, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 with 4 bedrooms, 
6 baths and 5,820 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $2,895,000.

10123 N Azure Vista Trl, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Enjoy luxury living with unequalled desert surroundings in the private golf community of Firerock Country Club. This rustic ranch contemporary home offers resort style living with incredible golf and city light views. Custom handcrafted cabinets, Wolf and SubZero appliances, hand selected book matched island granite top, hand chiseled Turkish stone floors, floor to ceiling windows, negative edge pool and oversized spa. Self pocketing 10 ft great room doors open up to expansive outdoor living. 1500 sqft of covered patio space entertain 360 degree views. All the best Scottsdale shopping and dining just 20 minutes away. Conveniently located within minutes of Mayo Clinic, Basis School and charming downtown Fountain Hills.

10123 N Azure Vista Trl, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

10123 N Azure Vista Trl, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

10123 N Azure Vista Trl, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

10123 N Azure Vista Trl, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

10123 N Azure Vista Trl, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

10123 N Azure Vista Trl, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

10123 N Azure Vista Trl, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

10123 N Azure Vista Trl, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

10123 N Azure Vista Trl, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

10123 N Azure Vista Trl, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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     2211 Ocean Front, Del Mar, CA 92014 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 2,750 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $8,450,000.

2211 Ocean Front, Del Mar, CA 92014

Nestled on the corner of 22nd St in Del Mar located just steps away from the sand, this stunning, fully renovated, Cape-Code style beach home offers fine finishes, privacy & ocean views throughout. The 3BD/3.5BA main home features large retractable glass doors that open to the patio-allowing for entertaining & dining al-fresco. A private courtyard complete with a pool, built-in BBQ & outdoor shower leads you to a detached 1BD/1BA guest house. Luxurious coastal living awaits!

2211 Ocean Front, Del Mar, CA 92014

2211 Ocean Front, Del Mar, CA 92014

2211 Ocean Front, Del Mar, CA 92014

2211 Ocean Front, Del Mar, CA 92014

2211 Ocean Front, Del Mar, CA 92014

2211 Ocean Front, Del Mar, CA 92014

2211 Ocean Front, Del Mar, CA 92014

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      190 Bridge Road, Hillsborough, CA 94010 with 7 bedrooms, 9 baths 
and 10,582 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $18,995,000.

190 Bridge Rd, Hillsborough, CA 94010


Stunning Tudor style estate offers thoroughly modern amenities enveloped in historically significant architecture located on approximately 2 flat acres on one of Hillsborough's most desirable streets. This remodeled home features 7 bedrooms, 6 baths & 3 half baths, library, home offices, custom home theater, gourmet kitchen with spacious eating room and expansive family room. Plus an updated one bedroom, two bath guest house. The spectacular private grounds include a vast lawn area, pool, spa, heated outdoor patio area, outdoor kitchen, firepit, tennis court and vegetable garden.

190 Bridge Rd, Hillsborough, CA 94010

190 Bridge Rd, Hillsborough, CA 94010

190 Bridge Rd, Hillsborough, CA 94010

190 Bridge Rd, Hillsborough, CA 94010

190 Bridge Rd, Hillsborough, CA 94010

190 Bridge Rd, Hillsborough, CA 94010

190 Bridge Rd, Hillsborough, CA 94010

190 Bridge Rd, Hillsborough, CA 94010

190 Bridge Rd, Hillsborough, CA 94010

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       3220 78th Place NE, Medina, WA 98039 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths 
and 5,550 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,268,000.

3220 78th Pl Ne, Medina, WA 98039

European edge with a pinch of jazz. 5 piece Master Ste... inc. salon, lounge, office, Fpl. Relaxed, familiar, imaginative conversational by-places for all. Picturesque lane ~ grass zones... croquet, play, private concerts. French doors open to broad view decks; 2/3 acre Lake Wa views. Spectacular barrel LR ceiling; theater zone; Red Birch hardwoods.Temp control wine cellar. Near community dock. A Village of prominence... noted for its schools, quiet demeanor, bursting with energy of world focus.

3220 78th Pl Ne, Medina, WA 98039

3220 78th Pl Ne, Medina, WA 98039

3220 78th Pl Ne, Medina, WA 98039

3220 78th Pl Ne, Medina, WA 98039

3220 78th Pl Ne, Medina, WA 98039

3220 78th Pl Ne, Medina, WA 98039

3220 78th Pl Ne, Medina, WA 98039

Today's Top Real Estate News

Consumer sentiment retreats in late August




By Gregg Robb
Market Watch

Consumer sentiment pulled back to a final August reading of 96.8 in August from a preliminary reading of 97.6, according to the University of Michigan gauge released Friday.
Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected the final August figure to match a preliminary result. Sentiment remains much higher than the eight-month low of 93.4 set in July.

University of Michigan consumer sentiment

Index 1966:Q1=100, not seasonally adjusted

Economagic: Economic Chart Dispenser
Economists follow readings on confidence to look for clues about consumer spending, the backbone of the economy.

A gauge of consumers’ views on current conditions slipped in the final August reading to 110.9 from 113.4 in July, while a barometer of their expectations increased to 87.7 from 80.5.


Richard Curtin, chief economist of the survey, said he was surprised that so few consumers referred to the rioting in Charlottesville between white nationals and counterprotesters when asked about news of recent developments.


Curtin said the higher gas prices expected in the wake of Hurricane Harvey may slightly temper spending trends in the future.


Stocks were higher in early trading, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.18%moving above 22,000 for the first time in two weeks, after U.S. economic data were released.

Today's Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rate Rally Stalls Despite Weak Jobs Report
Sep 1 2017, 2:24PM

Mortgage rates were sideways to slightly higher today despite a weak reading of the Employment Situation (aka "the jobs report").  This is traditionally the most influential piece of economic data on any given month as far as bond markets (which drive mortgage rates) are concerned.  Recent intractability of inflation combined with several years of solid jobs gains have increasingly robbed this report of that historical influence.  

Don't get me wrong.  The jobs report is still a big trading day for markets.  It's just that we're not seeing bonds end up where past precedent would suggest.  Specifically, today's report would clearly suggest lower rates by the end of the day.  Instead, the average lender is slightly higher.  

Part of that has to do with the fact that rates improved fairly solidly for the past 2 months and that rally may be getting ready to take a breather.  There was also other economic data this morning that DID suggest rates move higher (ISM Manufacturing... another top-tier report, but not historically in the same league as the jobs data).

Ultimately, today only saw a token amount of weakness in bonds/rates.  With congress back in session next week and the European Central Bank set to discuss its bond buying plans in 2018, we should know more about whether the recent rate rally is bouncing or just leveling-off.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                       52 Week 
                
ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM3.90%3.89%+0.013.37%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.18%3.18%--2.72%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.50%3.45%+0.053.20%4.10%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.18%4.17%+0.013.50%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.18%3.18%--2.80%3.25%

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