Monday, October 9, 2017

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

#1      3250 Serra Road, Malibu, CA with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths and 6,645 sq.ft. is listed for sale a $28,500,000.


Chateau De Grace, a contemporary French countryside estate, boasts the privacy of the prestigious gated Serra Retreat neighborhood, and a European sophistication fit for royalties and celebrities alike. The property has both mountain and ocean views while nestled away in the most secluded area of the Retreat. It is the only property in Malibu with close to 5 acres including a 6 stall equestrian facility and riding ring, lighted tennis court and viewing terrace, Monet lily pond, fruit orchard,waterfalls, a large manicured lawn hidden in a grotto, a resort caliber pool and bath house, 2 outdoor spas, outdoor fireplace, BBQ area, multiple French fountains, a 17th century architectural stone antiquity, rose garden, organic vegetable garden, stone terraces, and quiet walking footpaths. Out buildings include a carriage house, security outpost, a movie theater, a two story old world ballroom with a crystal chandelier, 2 elaborate guest suites with private fireplaces and courtyards, an exercise studio, staff facilities, and star gazing deck. A stunning iron pergola covered in honeysuckle frames the enchanting coastal Vista as one turns to enter the main house. Three floors to beam glass pivot doors swivel for ultimate indoor/outdoor entertaining. The grand foyer whispers of European elegance bedecked with a crystal chandelier, an imported stone fireplace, high ceiling, Juliet balcony, and gorgeous hardwood floors. The living and formal dining room open to lit gardens and water fountains.The antique chandelier was imported from Florence Italy. There is a huge gourmet kitchen designed by Wolfgang Puck with a climate control wine cellar, a large master suite, fireplaces, sitting room, a luxurious master bath, patios, balcony and expansive master closet. The main house also has a wood paneled library/office, game room, laundry, security room, and three additional bedrooms. 





























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    7505 Miramir Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037 with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths 
and 5,224 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $5,499,000.

7507 Miramar Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
The moment you walk into this home U feel the love and see the quality throughout. You have sit down ocean views from almost every-room in the house. Richard Marshall walnut wood floors, 4 en-suite bedrooms, Christopher Peacock cabinetry, 5 masonry fireplaces, Crestron home automation system, water filtration through the whole house, salt-water spa, central vacuum, 3- AC zones, The backyard has one of the most incredible retaining-walls with a sports court at the top. The proximity to the heart of the village is steps away.













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       356 South Hudson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020 with 9 bedrooms, 11 baths and 9,676 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $12,950,000.

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Magnificent Gated Hancock Park Estate. Stunning multi structure Tennis Estate on prime south Hudson Drive. Elevated 1 acre private and gated with incredible grounds.Exceptional floor plan includes a classic 2 story entry with sweeping staircase, Formal living room with fireplace and detailed ceiling. Paneled library/family room with fireplace opens to beautiful loggia /outdoor living room. large gourmet eat-in kitchen with center island and adjacent 2nd family room. Beautiful formal dining room with hand-painted canvas walls. Master suite with fireplace, his & her baths and double closets. generous family bedroom suites, spacious 3rd floor gym and large office/studio. Gorgeous grounds include a pool, specimen trees and roses, greenhouse, lighted tennis court, gazebo, 2 story pool pavilion with bedroom, kitchen, bath and large viewing terrace. 2 bedroom guest apartment above 3 car garage with living room and kitchen.

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Today's Top Phoenix Luxury Estate 

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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      5102 North Wilkinson Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 8,752 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,500,000.

5102 N Wilkinson Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Combining extreme privacy with breathtaking Camelback Mt. views, this expansive 2.2 acre gated estate is a true oasis. Situated on highly desirable Wilkinson Road. this 8,752 s/f contemporary home blends livability and sophistication creating the ultimate house for entertainment and relaxation. Splendid details include a welcoming entrance to the great room with walls of glass, elegant dining area, chef's kitchen, 500 bottle wine cellar and handsome wood-paneled game room/office. The master suite is a perfect sanctuary with a cozy fireplace, intimate sitting area, spacious closets, luxurious master bath and exercise room. Outside is a paradise with spacious mountain view patios, pool/spa, lighted tennis court, walking path, ramada and fully detached 1,550 s/f guest house. 

5102 N Wilkinson Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

5102 N Wilkinson Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

5102 N Wilkinson Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

5102 N Wilkinson Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

5102 N Wilkinson Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

5102 N Wilkinson Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

5102 N Wilkinson Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

5102 N Wilkinson Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

5102 N Wilkinson Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

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       65 Selby Lane, Atherton, CA 94027 with 7 bedrooms, 11 baths and 10,815 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $10,800,000.

65 Selby Ln, Atherton, CA 94027

This stunning manor home presents the grandeur reminiscent of a European villa. The open concept floor plan is lavishly appointed in marbles and fine hardwood with three spacious levels connected by a spiral staircase. Luxurious amenities are found at every turn sumptuous all-marble bathrooms with heated flooring, a recreation room with full bar, wine cellar, theater, spa, and much more. The home is equally well suited as an estate for grand entertaining, a home for multi-generational living, or as a family residence with its close proximity to excellent private schools and Stanford University. Vast terraces, plus a pool and spa, invite outdoor living amid the privacy afforded by almost one acre. Close to Sand Hill Road venture capital centers and Silicon Valley tech centers, this home is also convenient to two airports for domestic and international travel.

65 Selby Ln, Atherton, CA 94027

65 Selby Ln, Atherton, CA 94027

65 Selby Ln, Atherton, CA 94027

65 Selby Ln, Atherton, CA 94027

65 Selby Ln, Atherton, CA 94027

65 Selby Ln, Atherton, CA 94027

65 Selby Ln, Atherton, CA 94027

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      409 Lake Avenue W, Kirkland, WA 98033 with 4 bedrooms, 10 baths 
and 5,577 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,000,000.

409 Lake Ave W, Kirkland, WA 98033

Signature, SW-facing Lk WA waterfront new construction! Industrial modern w/spectacular, captivating views of Lk WA, Seattle and the Olympics. 3 levels of sleek design finished in luxurious style. Huge, open great room w/nana doors that overlook 55 of prime frontage. Gleaming chefs island kitchen w/ Wolf and SubZero. Expansive master suite w/ spa-inspired bath. Waterfront level living w/kitchenette, gym, wine room, and patio w/ gas fireplace. Located on coveted Lake Ave W - Kirklands best address!

409 Lake Ave W, Kirkland, WA 98033

409 Lake Ave W, Kirkland, WA 98033

409 Lake Ave W, Kirkland, WA 98033

409 Lake Ave W, Kirkland, WA 98033

409 Lake Ave W, Kirkland, WA 98033

409 Lake Ave W, Kirkland, WA 98033

Today's Top Real Estate News

Home-Contract Signings Tumble to Near 2-Year Low, Hit By Hurricanes and Tight Supply

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Americans signed fewer contracts to buy homes in August, the fifth month of declines in the last six, prompting the Realtor industry group to slash its forecast for sales in 2017.

The National Association of Realtors’ pending home sales index fell 2.6% to 106.3, the group said Wednesday. That was the lowest reading since January 2016 and put the index 2.6% lower than its level a year ago.

Economists surveyed by Econoday had forecast a 0.2% dip in the index in August, which forecasts future sales by tracking real estate transactions in which a contract has been signed but the deal has not yet closed.

The extreme supply-demand imbalance in the housing market has ground sales to a standstill, the Realtors believe. “This summer’s terribly low supply levels have officially drained all of the housing market’s momentum over the past year,” the group said in a statement.

In August, pending sales in the Northeast slumped 4.4%, while in the Midwest they were down 1.5%. Pending sales declined 3.5% in the South, and 1.0% in the West.

NAR has cut its full-year forecast for sales in the wake of a tepid spring selling season and the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. The group now expects 5.44 million homes will be sold in 2017, a 0.2% decline from the 5.45 million sold in 2016 and well below the 5.52 million sales it predicted at the start of the year

Today's Mortgage Rates


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 Highest in 2 Months After Jobs Report
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. 

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Cordially,

Tom Furino

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