Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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

#1       135 Crestview Lane, Sagaponack, NY 11963 with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and 4,500 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $44,995,000.


Exceptional opportunity to own 250 feet of breathtaking oceanfront. Located in Sagaponacks most coveted oceanfront district is this stunning 2.50 acre retreat, owned by renowned designer Elie Tahari. The 4,500 sf, HS2 Architecture designed residence consists of 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, 60' lap pool and basketball court. The master bedroom overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and has a private deck to relax and enjoy the ocean breeze. The century old barn and 2 roll-up glass doors give the house an open feeling and brings the outside in. The house has a chef's kitchen, large dining room and great room with soaring double height ceiling with beautiful barn beams and glass roll-up doors that opens up to the ocean. There are plans designed by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, to expand the compound to 8 bedrooms for a total of 10,000 sf which are already approved by the village zoning board. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of Sagaponacks very best oceanfront residences.



135 Crestview Ln, Sagaponack, NY 11962

135 Crestview Ln, Sagaponack, NY 11962

135 Crestview Ln, Sagaponack, NY 11962

135 Crestview Ln, Sagaponack, NY 11962

135 Crestview Ln, Sagaponack, NY 11962


135 Crestview Ln, Sagaponack, NY 11962

Today's Top San Diego Luxury Estate


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      5965 Camino Del Rey, Bonsall, CA 92003 with 10 bedrooms, 8 baths  and horse facilities on 190 acres is listed for sale at $9,950,000.



Remarkable 190 + acre property in a highly sought-after equestrian area, within easy driving distance of San Diego. This sophisticated and beautifully maintained farm offers country living without isolation. The main residence is a sprawling single level 4-bedroom, 4-bath hacienda overlooking pool, gardens, ponds and lawns. There are also, long vistas over alfalfa fields, horse paddocks, distant valleys and mountain ridge-lines beyond. Property boasts an extensive indoor tennis facility with 2 dressing rooms plus full kitchen for entertaining. Citrus and avocado groves carpet the hillsides above the main house and encircle a 3 bedroom hacienda guest house. There is also, a separate manager's residences with it's own pool. Hidden in the carpet of orchards are two large machinery sheds plus a large open garage facility.



















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      One  Saint Petersburg Court, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 with 7 bedrooms, 
9 baths and 17,870 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $9,995,000



Most Magnificent Home in the Coachella Valley! Situated on 5 private acres of incredibly landscaped grounds, this Mediterranean style gem has it all. From the majestic Great Room, large enough for 500 guests, to the unique iron clad wine grotto, this home is truly a masterpiece. A master bedroom suite with oversized precast fireplace and bath which includes a sauna, indoor spa and steam room defies description. This one of a kind home features its own off the grid power system as well as itsown water well which is used to replenish the large pond and waterfall. Rear yard amenities include a spacious and functional, 2 bedroom, 2 bath guest house as well as a sunken tennis and basketball court.










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 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      10187 East Peak Circle, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 7,403 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,400,000.



This masterpiece designed by renowned architect Eddie Jones, boasts world class architecture and modern design. Nestled on a 1.69-acre view home site in the award winning luxurious community of Estancia, the combination of organic sophistication, visionary design and unparalleled mountain views, create an unmatched state of luxury living.Distinctive interior design features include irrigated indoor planters, concrete walls, floor to ceiling windows, an astronomical observatory with a motorized retractable roof and an attached guest pavilion. Exquisite kitchen details include Gaggenau appliances incl a steam oven, Dornbracht fixtures, a Teppanaki grill, prep sink and two dishwashers. Entire second level is dedicated to a luxe master suite with separate sitting/library, office, built-in bed and concrete fireplace. Main level spaces include game room, media room, 862 bottle capacity wine cellar, office/studio, playroom, five bedrooms, five full baths and two half baths. Outdoor entertaining encompasses a separate hot tub, outdoor shower/bath, LED lighting and heated pool with Jandy swim jets. Truely a spectacular estate.















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      1750 Taylor Street, #405, San Francisco, CA 94133 with 3 bedrooms, 5 baths and 3,380 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,900,000.


Sophisticated and elegant cooperative Royal Towers apartment with stunning views that sweep across the Bay, Telegraph Hill, Downtown, the Bay Bridge and Grace Cathedral. The entire apartment has incredible light. Spacious open floor plan with floor to ceiling windows and several walk out terraces. Gorgeous living, dining room with fireplace. Eat-in kitchen with views. Luxurious master suite with two bathrooms, fabulous closets, and expansive views. Two additional bedroom suites. Office with built-in cabinetry and tremendous storage. Three car parking. Full service building with elevator, doorman, full time security, pool, recreation room, view deck, and gym.
















Today's Top Seattle Luxury Estate

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The median home value in Kirkland is $692,100. Kirkland home values have gone up 
18.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.1% 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      7319 NE 18th Street, Medina, WA 98039 with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths 
and 2,550 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $5,000,000.


Such a rare opportunity for a property in this part of Medina to become available. You'll find vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, oak hardwoods, lots of windows & French Doors. Want to make it exactly what you choose?! Build up? Build out? Renovate? Start over? And then the views; the lake of course, and Seattle... Exceptional during the Day; Stunning at Night. Private neighborhood beachfront as well. This Beloved Property is seeking its new chapter... Is now your time to join this Esteemed Community









Today's Best Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Rates Highest in 2 Months After Jobs Report
Oct 6 2017, 5:40PM      
                                                                                                                            52 Weeks                      
ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM3.99%3.98%+0.013.52%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.27%3.25%+0.022.84%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.60%3.60%--3.35%4.10%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.19%4.18%+0.013.67%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.22%3.22%--2.86%3.25%

Mortgage rates moved higher today, following a much weaker-than-expected jobs report.  These are two things that essentially never go together.  What made this time so different?

The paradox was made possible by the recent Hurricanes wreaking havoc on the jobs counts for the month of September.  Normally, weaker jobs data (i.e. lower counts of "payrolls") signal economic weakness.  A weaker economy generally can't support rates and stock prices as well as a stronger economy.  Thus, weak jobs data usually pushes rates lower.

Because of the weather, financial markets were able to forgive the payroll counts and from there, the other data included in the report actually painted a fairly bright economic picture.  With that, rates rose quickly in the morning, bringing the average lender to the highest levels since early August. 

Bond markets are closed on Monday in observance of Columbus Day.  This means mortgage lenders won't have access to updated rate sheets until Tuesday.

Today's Top Real Estate News 

Los Angeles ranks No. 5 nationally in return on investment for long=term homeowners.

By Jack Flemming
Los Angeles Times

A medium priced LA home pictured below at 6506 Blucher Avenue, Van Nuys, CA with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,620 sq.ft. is listed for at $649,880.  Los Angeles homeowners who sold last year after holding on to their homes for a long period of time saw sizable returns on their investments. The typical Los Angeles home seller made $200,000 on the sale of a home in 2016.





Percent gain on sale
1. Oakland, Calif. — 78%
2. Portland, Ore.— 64.7%
3. San Jose, Calif. — 56.5%
4. Denver, Colo. — 56%
5. Los Angeles, Calif. — 53.7%
6. Sacramento, Calif. — 53.6%
7. Seattle, Wash. — 53.1%
8. Philadelphia, Pa. — 51.7%
9. New Orleans, La. — 51.5%
10. Boston, Mass.— 49.6%
11. Long Beach, Calif. — 43.7%
12. Fresno, Calif. — 42.4%
13. Nashville, Tenn. — 40.4%
14. Miami, Fla. — 37.4%
15. Phoenix, Ariz. — 34.5%
16. Mesa, Ariz. — 33.8%
17. San Diego, Calif. — 33.3%
18. Arlington, Texas — 32.8%
19. Honolulu, Hawaii — 31.3%
20. Colorado Springs, Colo. — 29%
21. Minneapolis, Minn. — 28.9%
22. Las Vegas, Nev. — 27.2%
23. Atlanta, Ga. — 26.9%
24. Tucson, Ariz. — 23.1%
25. Jacksonville, Fla. — 22.4%
26. Virginia Beach, Va. — 20.4%
27. Fort Worth, Texas — 20.3%
28. Charlotte, N.C. — 18.9%
29. Columbus, Ohio — 16.3%
30. Milwaukee, Wis. — 15%
31. Omaha, Neb. — 14.4%
32. Memphis, Tenn. — 8.5%
33. Baltimore, Md. — 5.4%

The typical Los Angeles home seller made $200,000 on the sale of a home in 2016 after owning it for a median period of nine years and eight months, according to a Zillow study released this month.

That 53.7% gain, during a time of rising home prices nationwide, was better than 28 of the 33 metropolitan areas studied.

West Coast cities did especially well, thanks to well-paying jobs — many of them in the tech sector — and the patience to wait a little longer before selling.

“People who sold their homes in West Coast cities often held on to their homes longer than the typical seller,” said Zillow chief economist Svenja Gudell. “Combined with the strong home value growth they saw, sellers in Western cities were really able to cash in.”

Zillow crunched the numbers and found that the best return on investment was in Oakland, where the typical seller last year sold a home for an average of $590,000 after living in it for a median period of seven years and three months. That was 78% more than what the seller initially paid.

That was followed by Portland, Ore., where the typical seller sold for about $145,000 more than what he or she paid nine years and one month earlier, a 65% gain.

Around Southern California, Long Beach was No. 11, with a 43.7% return; San Diego was No. 17, with 33.3%.

“Nationally, it's financially advantageous to buy a home rather than rent if you plan on living in it for at least two years and one month, but staying much longer than that has really paid off,” Zillow said.

By dollar amount, not percentage gain, San Jose had the best return on investment, with sellers pocketing $271,150 after a median period of nine years and eight months of ownership.

The worst percentage return on investment for home sellers was in Baltimore, with a 5.4% payout, or $5,000. But home sellers there held on to homes the least amount of time of any region studied — just three years and five months.

Gudell said low inventory and strong competition in top markets mean returns may not be as lucrative as they seem.

“Even as sellers are making a significant profit when they sell, if they’re planning to buy in the same area, they’ll be on the other end of the process,” Gudell said.
In Los Angeles County, the median price for a home in August surged 9.4% year over year to $580,000, according to data firm CoreLogic.




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