Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Today's Best Mansionwww.todaysbestmansionsforsale.com

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

#1         34 Maple Street, San Francisco, CA 94118 with 9 bedrooms, 8 baths and 11,700 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $25,000,000.


An opportunity to own one of the finest estates in San Francisco. This exclusive one of a kind home is located on one of the most prestigious streets in San Francisco. On a private cul-de-sac in Presidio Heights, it embraces the entire corner block. Pulling up to the extended driveway, through a beautiful automatic gate, one is immediately struck by the sweeping grounds revealing a serene flat park-like setting complete with beautiful landscaping, flowering gardens, mature trees and lush lawns. From the driveway, there is 
access to a large four car garage and ample parking for an additional five or more cars on the secure and private driveway. This extraordinary home sits on over a quarter of an acre of land and boasts close to 12,000 square feet of living space. It overlooks and borders the Presidio greenery and offers the ultimate in privacy and views. A masterpiece built exclusively for the prominent Mary A. Huntington in 1910. The renowned architect Hermann Barth designed this spectacular home with unparalleled quality, scope and scale with attention to detail highlighting the fine artistry and workmanship.






















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      3113 Camini Del Rancho, Encinitas, CA 94024 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 4,929 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,499,000.
Exquisite Equestrian in Encinitas. Start with ten level acres and two parcels in an irreplaceable coastal location. Add over-the-top quality construction and materials to create a uniquely private, single level home & guest house in keeping with luxury mountaintop lodges. Ready for 20 horses with stalls, pastures, equiciser, storage barn, manager's home and professional equestrian facilities presently used to train top Grand Prix show jumpers. On trails. Priced approx 30% below original cost. Don't wait!








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      2811 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291 with 3 bedrooms, 4 baths 
and 4,422 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $11,740,000.



"Because there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away." Poet Sarah Kay might've stood on the balcony of this stunning Ocean Front home when she was inspired to write those words. Nothing but sand & sea as far as the eye can see. Just N of the Pier this stunning home sits in a residential quiet section of the boardwalk away from all the activity. Designer Lady Michael McCraine lavished attention on every detail in the total renovation of this 3 bed, 3 ½ bath home-Ann Sacks tile, gourmet appliances, custom walnut cabinetry & wood burning fireplaces to cut the chill as the fog rolls in. Wake up to the sound of crashing waves in the lush master suite w/ unobstructed view, fireplace, and his/hers walk in closets. 4th floor boasts a rooftop deck for intimate gatherings w/ sand, surf & mountain vistas. Ground floor w/ full laundry room & 3 car garage can be used as a private apt. w/ own beachside entrance. 



















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      5317 East Desert Vista Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with 4 bedrooms, 
6 baths and 6,242 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,000,000.


A villa on the Mountainside! This masterpiece has all of the luxurious details you could want. Located on one of the highest lots near the top of Mummy Mountain- in one of the most desirable areas of Paradise Valley. This home offers amazing panoramic views! Entrance to the home is via a privately gated, boulder & olive lined drive. Clive Christian cabinets throughout the kitchen and home with Carrera marble accents! The wrap-around negative edge pool sides to the outdoor stargazing deck with fire pit as well as custom gazebo with outdoor fireplace. The property also features an elevator for easy access to second floor, large floor to ceiling arched windows, as well as a steam room. Come experience your own paradise! 
















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      3970 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA 94062 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths 
and 6,700 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $8,495,000.


This extraordinary country residence exudes all the architectural design of a classic Craftsman inside and out. Custom built, the home is introduced by a wraparound front porch that doubles as an outdoor living room. Flawless details unfold inside with Brazilian cherry wood floors, fine wood millwork, and perfectly selected stone finishes and lighting that are true to the Craftsman style. The setting is equally awe-inspiring on approximately two acres with Pinot Noir vineyard, vast stretches of lawn, and the privacy afforded by the natural beauty of Wunderlich Park. The master suite is a peaceful haven complete with its own gym, and every bedroom opens to the outdoors. Myriad choices for everyday living include a tremendous great room, separate play room or media room, plus office and library, as well as a tucked-away billiards room adjacent to the wine cellar. This exceptional property is midway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley with access to acclaimed Woodside School. 


















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      415 East Lake Sammamish Shore Lane NE, Sammamish, WA 98074 
with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and 5,612 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $5,498,000.


Lakeside serenity and Mediterranean style coexist effortlessly in this luxury estate custom-built in 2013 on 245 of West-facing waterfront. Entertain with ease from the great room with soaring ceilings anchored by a Venetian plaster fireplace and idyllic views. Chef's kitchen with massive island, high-end appliances and doors to the patio with built-in BBQ. Ideal amenities incl. two master suites, home office, A/C and wine cellar. Proudly one of the most impressive homes on the lake!














Today's Best Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rates Rocked (Relatively) By Tax Plan Optimism
Oct 20 2017, 6:26PM
Mortgage rates moved higher today as financial markets grew more optimistic about the potential for tax reform.  Late last night, the Senate passed a resolution that included language designed to make tax reform legislation easier to pass.  In a nutshell, it means the Senate only needs 51 votes as opposed to 60 when it comes time to consider a tax bill.
Stocks like tax reform.  They moved quickly higher in futures trading.  Bonds (which dictate rates) aren't too thrilled with the idea for several reasons.  They moved quickly lower in price, which equates to upward movement in terms of rates.

Despite a fairly abrupt move in underlying trading levels, lenders' rate sheets weren't apocalyptically damaged.  The average lender continues to quote rates that are roughly similar to those seen on October 10th, with 4.0% remaining the most prevalent conventional 30yr fixed rate on top tier scenarios.  

52 Week
ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM3.98%3.96%+0.023.54%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.28%3.26%+0.022.85%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.60%3.60%--3.35%4.10%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.17%4.15%+0.023.70%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.22%3.20%+0.022.86%3.25%

Today's Top Real Estate News Article

These are the fastest-growing cities in America

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One city beats out Kent, WA for the honor.  See if your area makes the list of America’s fastest-growing cities. Frisco is the fastest-growing city in America. No, not THAT Frisco with the incessant fog and Golden Gate Bridge (not to mention, locals will scoff if you call it Frisco).

We’re talking Frisco, Texas. The Dallas suburb scored No. 1 on WalletHub’s list of fastest-growing cities in America due to its rapid job and population growth. The city is home to the National Videogame Museum, Dr Pepper Arena (home of the Frisco RoughRiders), and the Dallas Cowboys headquarters. It has a number of other accolades to its name, including Men’s Journal’s No. 1 Best Place to Raise an Athlete in 2011 and Movoto’s best midsize city to move to in 2013.

Here are WalletHub’s 10 fastest-growing cities in America:

RankCity
1Frisco, TX
2Kent, WA
3Lehigh Acres, FL
4Meridian, ID
5Midland, TX
6McKinney, TX
7Fort Myers, FL
8Bend, OR
9Austin, TX
10Pleasanton, CA

And here are WalletHub’s 10 slowest-growing cities in America:

Rank                                                               City
1                                                               Shreveport, LA
2                                                               Jacksonville, NC
3                                                               Fayetteville, NC
4                                                               Decatur, IL
5                                                               Montgomery, AL
6                                                               Baton Rouge, LA
7                                                               Davenport, IA
8                                                                         Fort Smith, AK
9                                                               Racine, WI
10                                                               Waterbury, CT

                                                 
To compile the ranking, WalletHub analysts compared 515 cities of varying population sizes based on 15 key measures of both growth and decline, such as population, unemployment rate and regional GDP per capita over a period of seven years.     

Here are WalletHub’s fastest and slowest-growing cities, broken out by large, mid and small-sized cities:






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importantly, have a great day.

Cordially,

Tom Furino

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