Thursday, October 12, 2017

Today's Best Mansionwww.todaysbestmansionsforsale.com

It's lavish. It's huge. It's grand. It's expensive. 

#1      85 Sabin Drive, Aspen. Colorado 81611 with 4 bedrooms, 8 baths 
and 11,094 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $27,750,000.


Surround yourself with impeccable mountain views from every room of this stunning retreat perched high atop Aspen's Red Mountain Ranch. Dubbed the Crown Jewel of Red Mountain, the site was specifically selected by the owner for its unsurpassed vistas. Considered by most to be Red Mountain's premiere vista property with an unimpeded panorama from Independence Pass, Aspen Mountain, Highlands, the Maroon Bells, Snowmass and Mt. Sopris. The private estate on three acres is comprised of rare materials: Rough-hewn exposed beams reclaimed from Amish country, grand stone fireplace surrounds from 14th-17th century France, and Jerusalem stone floors lead to warm and inviting spaces. Living areas offer breathtaking views from floor-to-ceiling windows framed by custom millwork. 










Today's Top San Diego Luxury Estates

The median home value in San Diego County is $552,400. San Diego County home values have gone up 6.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Coronado is $1,488,500. Coronado home values have gone up 3.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.3% within the next year. 

The median home value in La Jolla 92037 is $1,538,100. 92037 home values have gone up 7.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Solona Beach 92075 is $1,284,600. 92075 home values have declined -4.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.0% within the next year. 

The median home value in Del Mar 92014 is $1,616,500. 92014 home values have gone up 3.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,698,700. Rancho Santa Fe home values have gone up 6.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.7% within the next year. 

#1     1105 F Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118 with 7 bedrooms, 8 baths and 5,485 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,599,000.

1105 F Ave, Coronado, CA 92118


Spectacular designers beach home, steps from Coronado Beach and the Hotel Del. This masterpiece sits on a large outside corner on one of the most prestigious streets in Coronado. Handmade pivoting windows, chef's kitchen, private office, elevator, 4 fireplaces . Enjoy coffee and cocktails on the most inviting front porch in town. Master suite w/his & hers baths and closets. Designer touches abound. Perfect for large gatherings but lives like an intimate beach cottage. NOTHING like it in all of Coronado! Top of line appliances, including Thermador professional range and built-in Miele coffee system. Custom windows, cabinets and doors. Oversized laundry room with 3 W/D sets. Incredible stairwell with handmade, oversized beveled glass picture window. Large bright basement with fireplace, reading nook and elevator access. Elevator accessing all 3 floors. Just 5 houses from world famous Coronado Beach. Two short blocks to Orange Ave shopping/dining and the Hotel del Coronado. Extra wide spacing between neighboring home.

1105 F Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
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Today's Top LA Luxury Estate.


The median home value in Orange County is $689,800. Orange County home values have gone up 4.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.1% within the next year
         
The median home value in Los Angeles County is $572,900. Los Angeles County home values have gone up 6.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Newport Beach is $1,654,400. Newport Beach home values have gone up 5.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.0% within the next year. 

The median home value in Santa Monica is $1,410,500. Santa Monica home values have gone up 2.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Brentwood 90049 is $2,383,900. 90049 home values have gone up 0.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Pacific Palisades is $2,731,400. Pacific Palisades home values have gone up 5.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Malibu is $2,933,500. Malibu home values have gone up 7.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Bel Air is $3,272,700. Bel Air home values have gone up 3.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.3% within the next year

The median home value in 90210 is $4,892,500. 90210 home values have gone up 9.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year.

#1      715 North Alpine Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths and 12,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $19,750,000.


Located on the 700 block of Alpine, arguably one of the best locations in Beverly Hills, this 12,000 square-foot six bedroom seven bathroom home sits on a huge lot comprising of over 23,000 square feet! Rebuilt from the ground up, this magnificent Andalusian inspired Mediterranean home features one of the most magnificent backyards in all of Los Angeles. The home features a full guest house, huge swimmers pool, grand wine cellar, magnificent outdoor terraces and a hand painted William Morris ceiling from the 1920s in the living room. Rare materials imported from Europe and Asia, including Wenge, Macassar Ebony, Walnut floors and solid Honduran Mahogany Doors. Complete privacy, this masterpiece is rare gem for a discerning and sophisticated buyer. 





















Today's Top Phoenix Luxury Estate 

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The median home value in Maricopa County is $245,700.  Maricopa County home values have gone up 6.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Scottsdale is $426,100. Scottsdale home values have gone up 3.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.3% within the next year

The median home value in Carefree is $747,800. Carefree home values have gone up 5.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,604,500. Paradise Valley home values have gone up 2.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.7% within the next year.


#1     7620 North Foothill Drive S, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with 6 bedrooms, 8 baths and 10,283 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $9,995,000.


This glorious estate is absolutely exquisite and sits on nearly five acres of exclusive hillside with breathtaking views from every vantage point. As you arrive through the meandering private drive, you'll be treated to an impeccably designed mansion with finishes and conveniences reserved for those who cherish the very finest in life. The gourmet kitchen is stunning, the great room has dramatic stone walls, brick accents and fabulous exposed wood beams, the dining room is simply divine with its own wet bar, the media room is perfection, and the magnificent master retreat has glamorous his and her baths and an outdoor shower. The list of amenities in this astounding residence is overwhelming and includes a phenomenal pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, full gym, two basketball courts, gracious patios with ethereal views, multiple fireplaces, and lighting, fixtures and cabinetry of the highest quality! You'll be awestruck by the setting, impressed by the design, and tongue tied by the possibility of living in an environment so rich quality and oozing luxury! 



















Today's Top San Francisco Luxury Estate

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The median home value in San Francisco County is $1,234,800. San Francisco County home values have gone up 10.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Marin County is $1,060,900. Marin County home values have gone up 8.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.2% within the next year. 
     
The median home value in Santa Clara is $1,121,300. Santa Clara home values have gone up 10.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year.        

The median home value in Sausalito is $1,289,700. Sausalito home values have gone up 7.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.9% within the next year.          
The median home value in Tiburon is $2,509,800. Tiburon home values have gone up 5.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Palo Alto is $2,660,200. Palo Alto home values have gone up 6.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Los Altos is $2,852,400. Los Altos home values have gone up 3.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.4% within the next year.         

The median home value in Saratoga is $2,531,200. Saratoga home values have gone up 7.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Atherton is $6,472,600. Atherton home values have gone up 6.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.3% within the next year. 

#1      2 Verona Place, Corte Madera, CA 94925 with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths 
and 3,360 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,995,000.


Unparalleled opportunity to acquire a ONE LEVEL residence in this highly coveted cul de sac of custom estate homes. Recent updating w/ timeless finishes. Great scale with tall ceilings & perfect floorpan! Huge great room opens directly to the pool & yard. Secondary family/media room. Resort like grounds with huge pool, spa, sport's court, raised veggie gardens & fire pit. 3 car garage.
















Today's Top Seattle Luxury Estate

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The median home value in King County is $586,500. King County home values have gone up 14.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Kirkland is $692,100. Kirkland home values have gone up 18.0%         over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.9% within the next year. 

The median home value in Seattle is $690,200. Seattle home values have gone up 14.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $842,900. Bellevue home values have gone up 15.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,406,800. Mercer Island home values have gone up 10.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,603,600. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 17.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.4% within the next year.             

The median home value in Medina is $2,667,700. Medina home values have gone up 18.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.2% within the next year.

#1      1111 Shenandoah Drive E., Seattle, WA 98112 with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and 4,920 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,200,000.



Privately situated in the heart of Broadmoor and surrounded by stunning landscape designed by R. David Adams. Desirable floor plan with generous room sizes for entertaining, large kitchen that opens into family room and backyard patio. Expansive mudroom connects to 3-car garage. Upstairs landing leads to private master suite with two walk-in closets plus two bedrooms, full bath and bonus room (or 4th bedroom suite with bath). Bonus finished basement room + bath. Spacious. Relaxing. Home.



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Today's Best Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rates Stay Stubborn
Oct 11 2017, 3:44PM


Mortgage rates haven't done much over the past few days, with the average lender offering substantially similar quotes every day in October.  Depending on your perspective, that could be good or bad.  On the positive side, the lack of movement means that clear trend toward higher rates in September is at least taking a breather.  On the negative side, it means rates have been holding near the highest levels in 2 months.

It's not clear what it will take for this stagnation to lift.  It IS clear that it wasn't today's Fed Minutes.  The Fed releases official policy statements 8 times a year.  3 weeks after each of those, the Fed follows up by releasing the Minutes for those meetings, which provide additional detail about their decision making process and the differing views of the various Fed members. 

While the Fed Minutes CAN result in big market movement, today's were largely as-expected.  nvestors continue looking toward Friday's Consumer Price Index data as the next major flashpoint for interest rate momentum.
                                                                                                                                       52 Weeks
ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM3.97%3.98%-0.013.54%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.26%3.27%-0.012.85%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.60%3.60%--3.35%4.10%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.17%4.18%-0.013.70%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.20%3.21%-0.012.86%3.25%

Today's Top Real Estate News 

Survey Indicates Haunted Homes Don't Always Have to be a Deal Breaker


By Lexie Puckett Holbert
Realtor.com



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Forty percent of respondents are willing to accept a few bumps in the night for a lower home price

The survey, which queried more than 1,000 online respondents in late September, revealed 33 percent of respondents are open to living in a haunted house, 25 percent might be, and 42 percent are not open to the idea.

When asked about the factors that may sway their decision:

  • 40 percent of respondents indicated that they need a price reduction in order to choose a haunted home over a non-haunted home,
  • 35 percent require a better neighborhood,
  • 32 percent need larger square footage,
  • and 29 percent would do so if more bedrooms are involved.
Only 8 percent of respondents said they require no additional perks to purchase a haunted home.

In contrast, 47 percent of those surveyed indicate they would live in a home where someone died, 27 percent said they might, and 26 percent said they would not.

"Haunted houses are a popular attraction this time of year, but we wanted to see how many people would actually live in one," said Sarah Staley, housing expert. "What we found may be a sign of today's tight housing market, or for many living in a haunted house doesn't have to be a deal breaker."

The survey also revealed that people prefer some paranormal activities over others. For instance, 48 percent of respondents open to living in a haunted house indicated they could tolerate cold or hot spots in their home. The next most acceptable activity was strange noises, at 45 percent, followed by strange feelings in certain rooms at 39 percent, and unexplained shadows at 35 percent. The least tolerable happenings included levitating objects and the feeling of being touched, both of which are acceptable to 20 percent of respondents.


Living in a haunted home is not out of the ordinary for many people. According to the survey, 28 percent of respondents believe they have lived in a haunted home, 14 percent think they may have and 58 percent indicate have never lived in one. When asked what made them think the home was haunted, 58 percent cited strange noises, 51 percent revealed strange feelings in certain rooms, and 40 percent indicated objects moving or disappearing.
 

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Tom Furino

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