Monday, October 16, 2017

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

#1     144 Monovale Drive, (once owned by Elvis)Beverly Hills, CA 90210 with 7 bedrooms, 7 baths and 9,756 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $35,000,000.

Elvis purchase this home for $339,000 in 1970. The original 2 story home is surrounded by 2 acres of land and orange groves and was at one time owned by actor Robert Montgomery.  It is located in the exclusive enclave of "Holmby Hills"which sits between Bel Air and Beverly Hills. The home came complete with pool table,soda fountain and a projection room. The entire estate was enclosed by a high securityfence. After the Charles Manson murders in the area, Elvis was concerned for his family's safety, and moved to this larger and more secure home which had plenty of room for hisbodyguard Sonny West and his family. In 1975 Elvis sold this house for $625,000 to actor Telly Savalas. When Elvis and Priscilla separated Priscilla and Lisa continued to live at the Monovale home for a short period of time until Priscilla purchased her home on Summit Dr.The Monovale home is steps away from the home Michael Jackson passed away in.


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This is spectacular development opportunity. Beautifully situated at the corner of Ladera and Monovale Drive in Holmby Hills, the 2.3-acre property offers unlimited possibilities. A long private drive leads up to a motor court and a stately Tudor Revival house with leaded glass mullion windows, imposing archways and high-pitched roof. An authentic Japanese tea house and wrap-around Koi pond evoke a Zen quality to the property, which also features a tennis court, pool, pool house and two detached guest quarters. Adjacent property at 120 Monovale Dr is included in sale 






144 Monovale Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90077

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.



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.








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     710 Picacho Lane, Montecito, CA 93108 with 5 bedrooms,8 baths 
and 10,112 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $17,900,000.



Resting on 3.5 stunning acres at the end of a private drive off coveted Picacho Ln, this sophisticated newly renovated estate features sweeping ocean, island & mountain views. The perfect estate for those seeking privacy & incredible views. This A+ location is minutes to the upper village & features a guesthouse, pool w/cabana, tennis court & chic interiors. Truly the best Montecito offers.



















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 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      27257 North 97th Place, Scottsdale, AZ 86272 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths 
and 5,766 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,685,000.

27257 N 97th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

This fantastic custom home, overlooking the 8th green of world renowned Estancia boasts unobstructed views of the fairway and Pinnacle Peak and is truly exquisite in every detail. A soft, contemporary interior design and warm Tuscan exterior makes for a seamless and elegant masterpiece that warms the heart and enhances a true desert living experience. There are numerous outdoor patios such as the large entry courtyard, back patio with 25' wall of glass that pockets away bringing outdoor living into the main body of the home. Private patios off the master bedroom and kitchen further complement the indoor/outdoor design. The interior appointments are masterfully designed and constructed to provide an elegant yet relaxed luxury life style.

27257 N 97th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262
27257 N 97th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

27257 N 97th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

27257 N 97th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

27257 N 97th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

27257 N 97th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

27257 N 97th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

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      132 Presidio Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115 with 3 bedrooms, 4 baths and 4,402 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,400,000.



Brand new multi-level showstopper with 360-degree views and filled with state-of-the-art amenities, making it a rare opportunity to acquire a rock-n-roll penthouse with 2 investment units or house your entire entourage or extended family. 3+BD/3.5BA.   Penthouse is the epitome of indoor-outdoor living. Views of downtown, across the ocean and Presidio to the GG Bridge. Open kitchen/living/dining with pocket sliders opens to the 973 sq.ft. terrace. Descend down to VIP master suite which accesses the family room or use it as your private practice studio or office.   2 more serene bedroom suites boast treetop views. This one-of-a-kind home, both airy and intimate, provides an ideal oasis in the city for a discerning SF star.












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    1810 Madrona Drive, Seattle, WA 98122 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 4,380 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,311,000  

1810 Madrona Dr, Seattle, WA 98122


Exqusite Tudor with ADA access. Mn flr features a chef's kitchen w/ Thermador commercial appliances Slab counters. French doors to covered patio leading to a yard w/ seating area and outdoor FP. 2nd floor w/ 3 bd, 2 full ba, bonus rm/office. 3rd flr grand master suite w/ 2 walk-in closets and 6 pc ba w/stair to 900SF rooftop patio w/ gorgeous lake/mtn views and elevator access. Custom copper grge drs, generator, plumbed for solar, new foundation, new W/S/G lines, energy efficient. 2yr warranty.

1810 Madrona Dr, Seattle, WA 98122

1810 Madrona Dr, Seattle, WA 98122

1810 Madrona Dr, Seattle, WA 98122

1810 Madrona Dr, Seattle, WA 98122

1810 Madrona Dr, Seattle, WA 98122

1810 Madrona Dr, Seattle, WA 98122

1810 Madrona Dr, Seattle, WA 98122

1810 Madrona Dr, Seattle, WA 98122

Today's Best Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rates Back Into The 3's After Inflation Report
Oct 13 2017, 2:47PM

Mortgage rates moved lower today.  For many lenders, it was the biggest drop in more than a month and it also brings them to the best levels in roughly a month.  Others were more hesitant to make significant updates to today's rate sheets based on this morning's strength in bond markets (which underlie mortgage rates).  If you're not seeing much of an improvement compared to yesterday at a specific lender, they're more likely to pass along that improvement if bond markets continue holding in current territory at the start of next week.

Just to be clear on how much improvement you might expect from a day like today, we're talking about roughly one quarter of 1 percent of the loan amount, expressed in terms of upfront cost.  In other words, if your loan is $100k, then your upfront costs would have dropped by approximately $250 and your rate would have remained unchanged.  For many borrowers though, today's improvement makes it possible to move down to the next lower interest rate.  While this may mean upfront costs actually move a bit higher, that move would be offset by a 0.125% decrease in the rate itself (e.g. from 4.0% to 3.875%).

The catalyst for today's market movement was the Consumer Price Index--a key inflation report that plays a role in determining how aggressive the Federal Reserve might be in raising rates (or decreasing its monthly bond buying, which also has an impact on rates).  When inflation is falling, or even if it's simply not rising as much as expected, rates tend to fall.  At least that's true for stretches of time where bond markets are focused on inflation data, and 2017 is certainly one such stretch!  

In the bigger picture, today's strength has a chance of confirming a shift back toward the lower rates that prevailed in the middle of the year.  It definitely offered the strongest support of that possibility that we've seen since the most recent rate spike began in early September.  At the very VERY least, it confirms that the aforementioned rate spike is over, and that's a victory even if rates don't subsequently surge back toward lower levels.

                                                                                                                      52 Weeks

ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM3.93%3.96%-0.033.54%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.23%3.25%-0.022.85%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.50%3.60%-0.103.35%4.10%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.14%4.16%-0.023.70%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.19%3.21%-0.022.86%3.25%

Today's Top Real Estate News Article

Business Today:
What the sprawling mansion, Villa Les Cedres , represents is opulence, a rich history and a lifestyle fit for kings - quite literally. This 187-year old mansion, located in the sunny shores of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in South of France, was once the holiday home for Belgium king Leopold II. The villa stretching for 18,000 sq ft is now up for sale for 410 million USD or Rs 2671 crore.
The house boasts 14 bedrooms and gardens dating back to 1900s that are frequently included in lists of top gardens of the world. The gardens are home to 14,000 plant species, a third of which are in the open garden, while the rest are in the property's 25 greenhouses. There is one vast man-made pool that that houses Amazonian lily pads.
One would not be surprised to know that the mansion is furbished with ornamented chandeliers, a library that includes 3,000 books on plants, ceiling-to-floor paintings, ornate French doors, panelled sitting rooms and decadent furnishings, along with a bronze statue of Athena, a 300 year old olive tree, and a 1640 edition of a botanical manuscript.A sitting room in the ground floor is adorned with sigils of King Leopold II, large wood and marble fireplaces and portraits of the king's mistress, Blanche Delacroix.
The villa was built in 1830 as an olive tree farm but was eventually bought by King Leopold II in 1904. The property was then refurbished by the king.Villa Les Cedres  has a rooftop terrace with balconies running along the borders, overlooking the nearby town of Villefranche-sur-Mer and towards the Alps. If the buyers scoop out the astounding asking amount, Villa Les Cedres would be the most expensive house sold. The most expensive house sold till now is a property in Los Angeles that fetched a cool $350 million.

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