Monday, September 4, 2017


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

#1       4200 Anini Vista Drive, Kilauea, HI 96754 with 6 bedrooms, 8 baths 
and 10,320 sq.ft. is listed for sale at  $31,000,000.

4200 Anini Vista Dr Unit D, Kilauea, HI 96754

Situated on the promontory of the dramatic coastal bluff of Kauai's north shore with sweeping views of mountain, shoreline, reef and beyond, this impressive estate fuses contemporary and traditional Hawaiian design elements that encourage an indoor-outdoor lifestyle while preserving intimacy and privacy. Thoughtfully hand selected materials along with exceptional architectural and structural engineering combine to make this residence a timeless masterpiece.THE VISIONVisionary architects Stephen Devery & Gary Tobey, with their unique ability to fuse together traditional Hawaiian elements into contemporary island design, conceptualized this home to be as low profile as possible. By creating the illusion of organically growing out of the building site, this home complements the land, giving off an indigenous feel that responds to the rugged irregularities of the dramatic bluff it is situated upon.Island serenity sways on the breeze throughout this sprawling 18,210 sf. (under roof), 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom and 3 half bath, 14- pod compound. Intentionally designed to break up the massing by binding smaller units together, occupants enjoy a sense of intimacy and privacy, while encouraging a flowing indoor-outdoor lifestyle.

4200 Anini Vista Dr Unit D, Kilauea, HI 96754


4200 Anini Vista Dr Unit D, Kilauea, HI 96754

4200 Anini Vista Dr Unit D, Kilauea, HI 96754

4200 Anini Vista Dr Unit D, Kilauea, HI 96754

4200 Anini Vista Dr Unit D, Kilauea, HI 96754

4200 Anini Vista Dr Unit D, Kilauea, HI 96754

4200 Anini Vista Dr Unit D, Kilauea, HI 96754

4200 Anini Vista Dr Unit D, Kilauea, HI 96754

4200 Anini Vista Dr Unit D, Kilauea, HI 96754

4200 Anini Vista Dr Unit D, Kilauea, HI 96754

4200 Anini Vista Dr Unit D, Kilauea, HI 96754

4200 Anini Vista Dr Unit D, Kilauea, HI 96754

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      1525 Umeo Road, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 with 7 bedrooms, 8 baths 
and 7,200 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,399,000.

1525 Umeo Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Modern Mediterranean 7 bedroom estate with great mountain, canyon, & partial ocean views in Upper Riviera. French doors, an expansive loggia, and custom windows create an indoor/outdoor feel. Living areas include luxurious movie theater, game room, family room, office, Boffi kitchen, ocean viewterrace,detached guest house,cabana,infinity pool,large spa,optional outdoor theater and tranquil walking paths & gardens which are perfect for entertaining with its resort-like layout.

1525 Umeo Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

1525 Umeo Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

1525 Umeo Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

1525 Umeo Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

1525 Umeo Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

1525 Umeo Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

1525 Umeo Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

1525 Umeo Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

1525 Umeo Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

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       10851 East Wingspan Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 with 7 bedrooms, 10 baths and 12,500 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $10,500,000.

10851 E Wingspan Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Nestled in the upper canyon of Silverleaf, this one of a kind custom home was designed and built for the lifestyle you deserve! From the moment you pull up to the privately gated motor court you will be totally impressed! The interior is spacious, comfortable, casual, yet elegant. The floor plan was designed for entertaining. The main house features a main level master suite plus 4 additional en-suite bedrooms, private office, exercise room, and home theatre. The automated pocket doors brings in the outdoor living space. Enjoy the lazy river, pool cabana, and swim up bar while watching amazing sunsets, city lights, and views directly down the runway of the Scottsdale Airpark. Built by John Schultz Development and custom crafted by Kristin Hazen Design. What memories will you make? 

10851 E Wingspan Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10851 E Wingspan Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10851 E Wingspan Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10851 E Wingspan Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10851 E Wingspan Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10851 E Wingspan Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10851 E Wingspan Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10851 E Wingspan Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10851 E Wingspan Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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       18449 Lago Vista, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 93067 with 7 bedrooms,  9 baths and 9,800 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,495,000.

18449 Lago Vis, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067


Perfectly sited at the top of Rancho Del Lago where forever views stretch before you, this custom European estate presents the magnificence of Rancho Santa Fe. An unparalleled opportunity to personalize this already magnificent 9800 s.f. estate by adding rooms to accommodate your favorite hobbies, outdoor amenities and, if you're an auto aficionado, additional garages. Renderings illustrating such options are displayed at the property. Perfectly located for the Bridges golfer who wants more land.

18449 Lago Vis, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

18449 Lago Vis, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

18449 Lago Vis, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

18449 Lago Vis, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

18449 Lago Vis, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

18449 Lago Vis, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

18449 Lago Vis, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

18449 Lago Vis, 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       16000 Glen Una Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95030 with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths 
and 3,918 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,500,000.

16000 Glen Una Dr, Los Gatos, CA 95030

Prestigious Glen Una address in the Platinum Triangle area of Saratoga. Come see & hear the privacy, yet close to town. Live in the current home or build your family estate. Surrounded by estate homes of 10,000 + sq. ft. selling for $10,000,000 +. Saratoga schools. Detached office/casitas. Tree trimming will provide a view of the valley.

16000 Glen Una Dr, Los Gatos, CA 95030

16000 Glen Una Dr, Los Gatos, CA 95030

16000 Glen Una Dr, Los Gatos, CA 95030

16000 Glen Una Dr, Los Gatos, CA 95030

16000 Glen Una Dr, Los Gatos, CA 95030

16000 Glen Una Dr, Los Gatos, CA 95030

16000 Glen Una Dr, Los Gatos, CA 95030


16000 Glen Una Dr, Los Gatos, CA 95030

16000 Glen Una Dr, Los Gatos, CA 95030

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       166 Boundary Lane NW, Shoreline, WA 98177 with 8 bedrooms, 9 baths 
and 11,240 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,800,000.
166 Boundary Ln Nw, Seattle, WA 98177

Pedigree and provenance in The Highlands. Considered among Elizabeth Ayer's most distinguished commissions, Chapel Lane is a truly iconic estate. Over 11,000 sq. ft., 8 bedrooms and two generations of exquisitely evolved interiors by Parish Hadley, representing an unprecedented culmination of design and craftsmanship set amidst 4 acres of spectacular natural splendor. Chapel Lane stands as a testament to a legacy and presence that can only evolve through years of passionate and dedicated stewardship.

166 Boundary Ln Nw, Seattle, WA 98177

166 Boundary Ln Nw, Seattle, WA 98177

166 Boundary Ln Nw, Seattle, WA 98177
166 Boundary Ln Nw, Seattle, WA 98177

166 Boundary Ln Nw, Seattle, WA 98177

166 Boundary Ln Nw, Seattle, WA 98177

166 Boundary Ln Nw, Seattle, WA 98177

166 Boundary Ln Nw, Seattle, WA 98177

166 Boundary Ln Nw, Seattle, WA 98177

Today's Top Real Estate News

Before Harvey, Houston Had a Glut of Rentals. Not Any More

By Laura Kusito
The Wall Street Journal


HOUSTON—Not even two weeks ago, this city had one of the weakest apartment markets in the country with tens of thousands of vacant units. Now landlords say prospective renters are lining up outside their doors and some have almost no units left.
Before the storm, Atlanta-based Gables Residential, which owns about 3,500 units in the Houston area, had a couple of hundred vacant units. Gables received requests for 2,500 units from 50 different companies, including energy firms, looking for furnished apartments for local workers and insurance adjusters who may need to bring workers in. It suspended its online leasing to avoid renting out units that had already been booked online.

“It is going to fundamentally change the housing market in Texas for a while,” said Cris Sullivan, Gables’ chief operating officer.

Hurricane Harvey, which dropped record amounts of rain in parts of Houston, poses unique housing challenges because it affected a much larger swath of Houston’s population than has been impacted by previous storms. The White House said 100,000 homes in total were affected in Texas and Louisiana. In Houston, neighborhoods flooded that have never flooded before, places where many people don’t have flood insurance, which is likely to make the recovery longer.

Finding housing for victims displaced by the disaster will be a major challenge for this metro area of 6.7 million. In Houston, many of the units that were vacant before the storm were in luxury high-rise buildings, a legacy of the postrecession oil-and-gas boom when Houston’s economy seemed unstoppable. Those units were largely spared by Harvey while affordable housing units suffered more damage.

Ty Counts, a rental agent in Houston since the 1990s, said lower-income residents in the city already had challenges finding housing, given that the majority of new construction has been at the high end. Houston’s biggest block of available rental housing lies within the urban core, with just over 2,200 vacant apartments found in the downtown area, according to RealPage, a real estate software and data analytics firm based in Dallas. Monthly rent for available units in that area averages nearly $1,800, compared with just over $1,000 for the city as a whole.

“For the people who have means and money and insurance, they’re going to be fine,” Mr. Counts said. He said he worries lower income renters will “really suffer because if all the cheap apartments are gone, where are they going to go?”
Jesley Romero and her husband and two young sons are staying with family temporarily, after being rescued Friday by ladder and boat from the house they had been renting near the Addicks Reservoir in northwest Houston. She said she wants to find an apartment in the same elementary school district but knows of nothing in the family’s price range of $800 to $900 a month, particularly since so many of the properties they might have afforded also flooded.

“We’re living basically in my brother’s living room, staying on a pullout couch,” she said, fighting tears. “Only time can tell what the future holds.”
The storm appears poised to transform a rental market from one where supply exceeded demand to the other way around, both for high-end and low-end properties. Renters will likely have to compete for a dwindling number of vacant units, and in some cases pay higher rents than they would have before the disaster.

Apartment researchers said they anticipate that rents could rise by as much as 10% over the next several months. Until recently, Houston rents were essentially flat. Many landlords also have been offering tenants who move in two or even three months’ rent free. Those breaks are likely to disappear.

Houston had roughly 70,000 available units before the storm, or roughly 10% of the stock in the city, according to Bruce McClenny, president of Apartmentdata.com, a Houston-based apartment data firm. Mr. McClenny estimates that more than 60,000 units may have suffered damage during the storm based on the city’s experience in previous hurricanes, meaning virtually all the empty units could be absorbed by renters who are displaced.
One of the largest apartment companies in the area, Greystar, which manages some 45,000 units in areas impacted by the storm, said about 2,000 of the company’s units sustained water damage.

“Demand is going to overwhelm supply immediately,” Mr. McClenny said.

After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans the apartment vacancy rate plummeted to 2.7% from 6.7% and rents rose by more than 30%, according to an analysis by Reis Inc. The impact on Houston is likely to be less dramatic because it is a larger market with more high rises that are likely to have suffered less damage.

Much remains unknown about how the housing situation is likely to unfold. Many landlords say their buildings have fared better than expected, with only first-floor units in some buildings sustaining significant damage. Others say they haven’t even been able to get to their buildings to assess the damage because roads are impassable or employees are dealing with their own damaged homes.

Some homeowners will be unable to afford both a mortgage and rent and may move in with family or try to live in their damaged homes. Others may flee the city altogether, or be forced out to suburbs more than an hour from downtown.

Most major landlords and managers in the area said they would freeze rents in the short term. Gables’ Ms. Sullivan said short-term or furnished accommodations, which many Harvey victims are requesting, always command premium pricing but otherwise her firm doesn’t plan to raise rents.

“It will be a tight, tight rental market. Inevitably there will be landlords that will take advantage of that situation and raise rents,” said Nick Barber, owner of UMoveFree.com, a company that assists tenants with finding apartments.

Neonatal intensive care nurse Brittnay Burrell had been at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital for five days straight when she came home last week to find her ground-level apartment flooded. The refrigerator was toppled over. Everything was ruined—her clothing, furniture and prized possessions, including her vinyl record collection.

She said she got another shock when she learned that there was a run on apartments in the midtown area near the hospital. She toured apartment buildings Friday and immediately filled out an application for a $1,270-a-month apartment, in hopes of landing one of the few remaining one-bedroom units.

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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