Thursday, October 26, 2017




Today's Best Mansionwww.todaysbestmansionsforsale.com

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

#1      520 Leslie Lane, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths 
and 5,788 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $18,250,000.


An architectural masterpiece designed by James Schmidt, AIA, privately situated behind gates on one of the most prestigious cul-de-sacs in Trousdale. An oasis of sophistication, warmth and unwavering attention to detail with spectacular views from downtown Beverly Hills to Catalina Island. Indoors you will find glamorous public rooms featuring white terrazzo floors, book matched Calcutta marble walls, pocketing Fleetwood doors, and pivoting walls of glass that open to a stunning infinity-edge-pool and spa. A superior floor-plan with 5 en-suite bedrooms finished with french oak floors, including the master suite with dual bathrooms, heated marble floors, a walk-in closet, retreat and fireplace. Enjoy a seamless indoor-outdoor experience complimented by a peaceful landscape with an abundance of space for entertaining. The exterior is complete with a built-in BBQ, al fresco dining, grassy yard, and terraces for lounging. Located within minutes of Beverly Hills and Sunset Strip. 









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      6219 Camino De La Costa, La Jolla, CA 92037 with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths and 3,958 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,950,000.

6219 Camino De La Costa, La Jolla, CA 92037

We proudly present this once in a lifetime coastal estate located in La Jolla's desirable Lower Hermosa steps from Windansea Beach. This home offers majestic and panoramic ocean views from almost every room. A perimeter wall with gated entry provides private enjoyment and entertaining of the patios, gardens, pool and charming guest apartment. On the market for the very first time, this legacy estate is truly a jewel in the one of the finest locales in the world. 

6219 Camino De La Costa, La Jolla, CA 92037

6219 Camino De La Costa, La Jolla, CA 92037

6219 Camino De La Costa, La Jolla, CA 92037

6219 Camino De La Costa, La Jolla, CA 92037

6219 Camino De La Costa, La Jolla, CA 92037

6219 Camino De La Costa, La Jolla, CA 92037

6219 Camino De La Costa, La Jolla, CA 92037



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      1515 Hidden Valley Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 8,900 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $17,900,000.

1515 Hidden Valley Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361



Equestrian Dream, One of the front row seats in Hidden Valley, everything is here. Private and gated approx. 23 acres Equestrian Ranch. Magnificent south facing views of Boney Mountain and Hidden Valley. The extensive amenities are many, just to name a few, The ESTATE HOUSE: appox. 9000 sq. ft. 5 bd. 7 ba. Gourmet kitchen, breakfast room with 270 degree view. Turn key move in ready. Spectacular patio area for entertaining with pool, cabana/changing room, BBQ area and lighted tennis court. Attached carport with 5 car garage. GUEST HOUSE: 2 bd. 2 ba. recently remodeled.EQUESTRIAN FACILITY: 24 stall center isle barn approx. 17,000 sq. ft. 2 bathroom with showers,meeting room, 3 offices, 2 tack rooms, feed room, kitchen, 3 grooming stalls and 4 wash racks, 6 stall automated walker, 

1515 Hidden Valley Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

 1515 Hidden Valley Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
1515 Hidden Valley Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

1515 Hidden Valley Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

1515 Hidden Valley Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

1515 Hidden Valley Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

1515 Hidden Valley Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

1515 Hidden Valley Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

1515 Hidden Valley Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

1515 Hidden Valley Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

1515 Hidden Valley Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

1515 Hidden Valley Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361


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      7115 East Sunnyvale Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with 6 bedrooms, 6 baths and 7,435 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,399,900



Welcome to a beautiful custom built gated Paradise Valley Estate. The attention to detail throughout this home is exquisite. The wonderful architecture shows it's grandness and elegance through the beautiful ceilings and the Cantera stone columns accenting this beautiful estate. The Great/Family room is very grand and impressive and it can host some of your finest artwork. The dramatic lighting throughout the home allows for a variety of entertainment styles and settings. You can enjoy your private theater or you can relax outside in your own lush private resort which features two cascading swimming pools, a spa, fire pots and an outdoor barbecue. This home is operated by an Elan smart system which allows you to monitor and control the home through your smartphone. For the car lover, this home has two garages and the three car garage is air-conditioned.
















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      2070 Paradise Drive, Tiburon, CA 94920 with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths 
and 4,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,500,000.


Five years in the making, introducing a new contemporary waterfront home, walk to ferry and downtown Tiburon, featuring dramatic great room with 16ft walls of glass that unfold to expansive decks and sweeping Bay views. Perched at the water's edge with a new 65ft boat dock, high-speed elevator, smart-home technology, 4 bedrooms plus loft, 4 bathrooms, chef's kitchen, wine room, luxurious master suite with glass deck, and private auto court.


2070 Paradise Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920

2070 Paradise Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920

2070 Paradise Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920

2070 Paradise Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920

2070 Paradise Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920

2070 Paradise Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920


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      4312 92nd Avenue SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 5,146 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $2,999,999.

4312 92nd Ave Se, Mercer Island, WA 98040


Welcome to a new definition of Luxury. This home features an open-concept great room designed for entertaining.This spacious home design is ideal for hosting gatherings of friends,family or simply unwinding with the sunset after a long day.The Chefs Kitchen includes luxurious details; Sub-Zero/Wolf appliances, expansive Granite and Quartz counter tops, detailed molding and craftsmanship, plus the space opens onto a expansive covered patio. Daylight basement has Rec Room, Guest Suite and Full bath.


4312 92nd Ave Se, Mercer Island, WA 98040

4312 92nd Ave Se, Mercer Island, WA 98040

4312 92nd Ave Se, Mercer Island, WA 98040

4312 92nd Ave Se, Mercer Island, WA 98040

4312 92nd Ave Se, Mercer Island, WA 98040

4312 92nd Ave Se, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Today's Best Mortgage Rates
Rates Now Up an Eighth of a Point From Last Week 
Oct 25 2017, 3:44PM

Mortgage rates continued higher at a relatively fast pace today, pushing farther into the highest levels since early July.  As of this afternoon, the average lender is right in line with those rate offerings from July.  Any higher and we'd have to go back another 2 months to see comparable rates.
While we had been able to say that the volatility of the past few weeks hadn't yet created an eighth of a percentage point spike in 30yr fixed rates, that definitively changed today.  In fact, for many lenders, the cost of offering a 30yr fixed rate of 3.875% last week now matches the cost of a 4.0% rate this week.  Clients who'd seen quotes of 4.0% are now seeing 4.125%.  The average is somewhere in between for top tier scenarios.
There are several major flashpoints in the coming days that could help or hurt.  Until we can be certain they're helping, it makes more sense to be defensive in these situations when it comes to locking vs floating.  The first event happens tomorrow morning with the policy announcement from the European Central Bank.  If rates in global bond markets happen to be surging lower after that, the outlook for a broader bounce in mortgage rates would improve.
                                                                                                                           52 Weeks
ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.06%4.02%+0.043.56%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.34%3.31%+0.032.87%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.75%3.65%+0.103.35%4.10%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.25%4.20%+0.053.72%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.25%3.24%+0.012.89%3.25%

Today's Top Real Estate News Article

New home sales surge 18.9 percent in September, highest level in 10 years

A new home is constructed on July 26, 2017 in Miami, Florida.
  • New home sales soared 18.9 percent in September.
  • Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters anticipated new home sales falling 0.9 percent for the month.
  • New home sales unexpectedly fell 3.4 percent in August.
CNBC

A new home is constructed on July 26, 2017 in Miami, Florida.

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes unexpectedly rose in September, hitting their highest level in nearly 10 years, offering hope that the housing market was regaining speed after appearing to stall in recent months.

The Commerce Department said on Wednesday new home sales surged 18.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000 units last month amid an increase in all four regions. That was the highest level since October 2007 and followed August's upwardly revised sales pace of 561,000 units.

The percent gain was the largest since January 1992. August's sales pace was previously reported at 560,000 units.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast new home sales, which account for 11 percent of overall home sales, falling 0.9 percent to a pace of 555,000 units last month.
New home sales, which are drawn from permits, are volatile on a month-to-month basis. Sales soared 17.0 percent on a year-on-year basis in September. The housing market has trod water for much of this year, amid shortages of homes available for sale, skilled labor and suitable land for building.

Activity was also hampered by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which weighed on homebuilding in September and hurt sales of previously owned homes in the South. Housing is expected to have been a drag on economic growth in the third quarter.
In September, new single-family homes sales raced to a more than 9-1/2 year high in the Northeast. Sales in the South hit their highest level since July 2007. There were also strong gains in the West and Midwest last month.

More than two-thirds of the new homes sold last month were either under construction or yet to be started.

With sales surging in September, the inventory of new homes on the market was unchanged at 279,000 units. At September's robust sales pace it would take 5.0 months to clear the supply of houses on the market, down from 6.0 months in August.

A six-month supply is viewed as a healthy balance between supply and demand.

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Cordially,

Tom Furino

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