Saturday, September 9, 2017


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

#1      2308 Ziegler Divide Way, Snowmass Village, CO 81615 with 9 bedrooms, 9 baths and 9,116 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $29,995,000.

2308 Ziegler Divide Way, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

The Legacy Ziegler Ranch Property is a completely unique offering in the Aspen/Snowmass Area. Nearly 200 acres, it adjoins Snowmass Village and surrounds the Ziegler Reservoir, home of the high-altitude Mastodon Discovery. The lodge, home, and caretaker house form a totally private alpine enclave with Snowmass Creek frontage and breathtaking views of Capitol, Daly, and Clark Peaks. Access to Snowmass Village and skiing is five minutes on a paved private drive, Ziegler Divide Way. Prominent features and amenities of the property are: trout fishing, beaver ponds, ski-in ski-out connection to Campground Slot Ski Run, private hiking, cross-country skiing, and horse trails through the property plus a gated bridge across Snowmass Creek to access Old Snowmass. 

2308 Ziegler Divide Way, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

2308 Ziegler Divide Way, Snowmass Village, CO 81615


2308 Ziegler Divide Way, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

2308 Ziegler Divide Way, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

2308 Ziegler Divide Way, Snowmass Village, CO 81615


2308 Ziegler Divide Way, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

2308 Ziegler Divide Way, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

2308 Ziegler Divide Way, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

2308 Ziegler Divide Way, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

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     719 Amalfi Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 4,818 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $19,500,000.


719 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Majestically sited on a 33,000+sf lot on Riviera's Amalfi rim, this authentic John Byers Early California Hacienda offers sweeping views across the canyons to the mountains and the sea. Set back from the street, the gated and elevated setting affords a world of privacy. The beautiful lawn surrounds the pool and several outdoor pavilions. The house itself, lovingly maintained in all its vintage glory, is virtually unchanged from the time it was built in 1933. Perfectly proportioned two storyentry, gorgeous living room with oversized fireplace, vintage pub, period fixtures and tile, large multi-room master wing, separate two room guest/staff suite, motor court and much more. The prior owner, Eddie Albert, movie and television celebrity, lived here for a generation. Currently the personal residence of noted landscape designer Jay Griffith, this estate defines glamorous Old Hollywood and cannot be duplicated. Once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a piece of Los Angeles history. 

719 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

719 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

719 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

719 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

719 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

719 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

719 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

719 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

719 Amalfi Dr, 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      28094 North 96 Place, Scottsdale, AZ with 3 bedrooms, 5 baths and 5,432 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,250,000.

28094 N 96th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Rooted in the principles of Old World architecture in Tuscany to create an elegant European-style estate * Crafted on a southwest facing homesite providing the optimal solar orientation to enjoy winter sun and sunset views * No interior steps * Truly one of the finest properties in North Scottsdale * Authentic masterpiece with wood beam ceiling details and field stone accent walls, antiqued saltillo tile flooring, reclaimed limestone fireplace surrounds from Italy, hand-forged iron works, allinterior doors are reclaimed or handcrafted in Italy, stone slab and porcelain tile surfaces * Open great room floor plan perfect for entertaining with a seamless flow from the large kitchen to living and dining areas * Split floor plan with the master suite and office on one wing and guest ensuites

28094 N 96th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

28094 N 96th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

28094 N 96th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

28094 N 96th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

28094 N 96th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

28094 N 96th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

28094 N 96th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

28094 N 96th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

28094 N 96th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

28094 N 96th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

28094 N 96th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

28094 N 96th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

28094 N 96th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

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     929 A Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118 with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2,964 sq.ft. 

is listed for sale at $3,095,000.

929 A Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

Island Paradise! Lush tropical landscaping, beautifully appointed with designer colors and fixtures. One bedroom on the first level. Great floor plan flows onto the outdoor courtyard with a covered cabana, built-in bar and fire pit. Prime location in the Village near restaurants, stores, Hotel Del Coronado and the beach.


929 A Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

929 A Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

929 A Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

929 A Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

929 A Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

929 A Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

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       1868 Floribunda Avenue, Hillsborough, CA 94010 with 6 bedrooms, 10 baths and 11,090 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $19,880,000.

1868 Floribunda Ave, Hillsborough, CA 94010

A truly magnificent estate located in lower Hillsborough situated on a 2.5 acre lot.  Main, House, Guest House, plus secondary pool house and a hobby building. There is a pond and a bocce ball area. Enjoy panoramic views of golf course, 7 car detached garage and exquisite craftsmanship throughout.


1868 Floribunda Ave, Hillsborough, CA 94010

1868 Floribunda Ave, Hillsborough, CA 94010


1868 Floribunda Ave, Hillsborough, CA 94010

1868 Floribunda Ave, Hillsborough, CA 94010

1868 Floribunda Ave, Hillsborough, CA 94010

1868 Floribunda Ave, Hillsborough, CA 94010

1868 Floribunda Ave, Hillsborough, CA 94010


1868 Floribunda Ave, Hillsborough, CA 94010

1868 Floribunda Ave, 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     901 Harvard Avenue E, Seattle, WA 98102 with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths 
and 3,790 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $2,595,000.

901 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Rarely available 3br/2.5ba residence at Merrill Court offers 3 floors and over 3700 sq ft of exquisitely designed and crafted space. One of only 10 units, this historic revival home is surrounded by lush grounds in a private enclave in the heart of the Harvard Belmont Historic District, and offers incredible architectural detail, as well as a gourmet kitchen, full-floor master and private elevator. An ideal penthouse alternative for those who love classic design and manicured outdoor spaces.

901 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

901 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

901 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

901 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

901 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

901 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

901 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Today's Top Real Estate News 



New Single-Family Housing Starts by Divisions in 2016 – Long Road Back to Normal

NAHB analysis of the Survey of Construction (SOC) shows that, nationally, there were 779,082 new single-family units started in 2016, 10% higher than 2015
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According to the NAHB tabulation of data from the 2016 Survey of Construction, new single-family housing starts were divided into the nine Census divisions, including Pacific, Mountain, West North Central, West South Central, East North Central, East South Central, Middle Atlantic, South Atlantic, and New England. The map and figure below provide a more geographically detailed analysis on new single-family housing starts for each of the nine Census divisions.

As shown in the map, in the South Atlantic, West South Central and Mountain Divisions new single-family units started exceeded 100k in 2016. These three divisions represent 21 states, approximately 41% of the 50 states and DC, but the number of new single-family housing starts in these three divisions accounted for about 60% of the total new single-family housing starts in 2016. Additionally, there were 81,637 new single-family units started in the Pacific Division and 74,054 units started in the East North Central Division in 2016. The Pacific Division shared 10% of the total new single-family housing starts, while the East North Central Division shared 9%. The other four divisions, including East South Central, West North Central, Middle Atlantic and New England, shared 21% of the total new single-family housing starts.



The figure below shows the annual growth rate of new single-family housing starts by divisions in both 2015 and 2016. Each of the nine divisions grows at their own pace. Three out of the nine divisions, including East South Central (29%), West North Central (17%) and New England (15%), grew faster than the national level of 10% in 2016 and have experienced much more rapid growth than those in 2015. The Mountain Division also had a higher growth rate than the national level of 10% in 2016, maintaining the approximately same rate of 18% in 2015, while the growth rates of the other five divisions were below the national level. The West South Central Division was the only one having a decline of 2% in 2016.



According to NAHB analysis of the SOC data, national new single-family housing starts reached 58% of the pre-recession normal (the average of housing starts between 2000 and 2003) in 2016.

Relative to the average annual number of housing starts between 2000 and 2003, the nine divisions ranged between 43% and 86% of that level in 2016. The West South Central Division, at 86%, is closest to recovering and the West North Central Division is furthest away, at 43%. All nine divisions are off their recession-era lows relative to the average activity between 2000 and 2003, but no division has recovered.

Today's Mortgage Rates
More New 2017 Lows For Mortgage Rates
Sep 8 2017, 4:58PM

Mortgage rates were slightly lower today, despite moderate weakness in underlying bond markets.  This would typically coincide with higher rates, but mortgage lenders haven't been moving in lock-step with markets amid this week's higher volatility.

The first dose of volatility came early, with weekend headlines concerning North Korea resulting in a nice move lower to start the week.  Rates bounced on Wednesday on news of a bipartisan agreement to provide disaster relief and to temporarily raise the debt ceiling.  The latter had been causing general economic concern--something that tends to benefit rates.  Thursday brought the European Central Bank announcement which was beneficial for global bond markets because the ECB isn't in a rush to pull the plug on its 
accommodative efforts (translation: "stuff that helps rates stay low").  After all of that, today ended up being rather superfluous in the bigger picture.  The fact that the nation is bracing for the ill effects of Hurricane Irma only decreased the focus on market-related events.

Bottom line: rates still hadn't caught up to yesterday's market improvements and were thus able to move just a bit lower today, despite bond market weakness.  

52 Week
ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM3.84%3.85%-0.013.37%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.12%3.13%-0.012.72%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.35%3.40%-0.053.20%4.10%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.10%4.12%-0.023.51%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.10%3.12%-0.022.80%3.25%


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