Thursday, November 16, 2017


Today's Best Mansionwww.todaysbestmansionsforsale.com

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

#1     40 Deep Sea, Newport Coast, CA 92657 with 6 bedrooms, 11 baths and 
13,746 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $22,888,888.

Regarded as one of the most exceptional view properties in Crystal Cove, 40 Deep Sea's stunning vistas of sea and sky are vast and unparalleled, including a water-to-water perspective over the sleek infinity-edge pool that includes ocean, Catalina Island, coastline, harbor landscape, city lights, Palos Verdes and mesmerizing year-round sunsets. Spanning 4 spacious levels, the recently-remodeled home was thoughtfully-designed to frame the gorgeous views, most notably through 5 sets of disappearing pocket doors and well-defined social spaces that flow seamlessly with the outdoors. Eminently livable, the floor plan offers 6 bedroom suites (one of which is currently used as an office), including a dual master bedroom with his/her bathrooms and closets, separate guest casita, wood-paneled library, and a gourmet kitchen with professional appliances. Notable entertaining highlights include a 2-story indoor racquetball/basketball court, 2 bonus rooms, 12-person home theater with Italian leather chairs, 140" screen, HD projector, wine tasting room and 3,000-bottle climate-controlled wine cellar, gym with juice bar, outdoor grilling station and an 8-car subterranean garage. Residents of Crystal Cove enjoy world-class amenities, including 24/7 guard-gated & patrolled security, tennis, swim, & fitness facilities, numerous parks, access to pristine hiking trails, & close proximity to the Crystal Cove Promenade & Crystal Cove State Beach. 
















Today's Top San Diego Luxury Estates

      
The median home value in San Diego County is $553,900. San Diego County home values have gone up 6.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Coronado is $1,481,600. Coronado home values have gone up 2.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in La Jolla 92037 is $1,544,300. 92037 home values have gone up 6.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.4% within the next year.         

The median home value in Solona Beach 92075 is $1,295,200. 92075 home values have declined -3.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.6% within the next year.

The median home value in  Del Mar 92014 is $1,616,500. 92014 home values have gone up 2.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,682,700. Rancho Santa Fe home values have gone up 3.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.1% within the next year.
 
 
#1     2649 Ocean Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008 with 5 bedrooms, 8 baths and 6,358 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $14,950,000.



One-of-a-kind oceanfront masterpiece offering breathtaking views & unparalleled quality & design. Every level offers ocean-facing terraces & vanishing glass walls that showcases the brilliant panorama of the Pacific. The property features 5 beds, 6 full + 2 half baths, 3 car garage + parking for 4 more cars, 2 kitchens, professional music studio, rooftop deck, glass elevator, Italian glass tile pool w/ an elevated overflowing champagne glass jacuzzi, 7 ft beach wall & privacy gate for direct beach access. This home embodies a contemporary coastal wave design throughout. A private gated cast glass & stainless entry gate leads to a private courtyard lined w/ bamboo. Floor to ceiling expansive curved glass doors fully retract to showcase the view upon entry through the cast glass front door. The entry level features a full gourmet kitchen w/ walk in pantry, guest bedroom w/ full bathroom, half bathroom, & 3 car garage w/ stainless steel cabinets & parking for 4 more cars. The spiral staircase & glass elevator allows access to all levels. The kitchen features wave shaped Curly Koa cabinetry, Wolf Range & Sub Zero refrigerator & wine refrigerator, & a ceiling designed in the shape of the Hawaiian good luck symbol, the Hei Matau fish hook. This level also features African mahogany floors & a curved stone Crema Marfil limestone fireplace. The bedroom level offers a 1,500 sf master bedroom suite complete w/ 2 closets, massive master bathroom & a Brazilian sandstone fireplace. The master bathroom features custom limestone sinks & counters, jacuzzi tub & Italian soaking tub, cast glass windows, glass lined shower w/ overhead waterfall fixture & cocobolo cabinetry. There are 3 additional bedrooms on this level. A $2M renovation was completed in 2015 on the beach level of the home. The beach level features a one-of-a-kind glass professional music studio. The music studio was designed by John Storyk & Joshua Morris of Walters Storyk Design Group, a world acclaimed studio designer whose creations include: Electric Lady Studios, Alicia Keys Oven Studios, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jay-Z Studios (Roc the mic), amongst many others. In addition to the music studio, this level features a full gourmet kitchen w/ rare Tamarind slab bar top, personal gym, full bathroom w/ removable teak grate floors, additional half bathroom, full size washer/dryer, large attic storage space, reclaimed teak floors, Koa cabinetry & paneling, Venetian plaster & foam wave ceiling. Furba automatic panoramic glass doors open up to the extraordinary Italian glass tile pool w/ Olympic swim jet & elevated jacuzzi that waterfalls into the pool. The backyard also features an easy turn lawn section for pets, outdoor kitchen w/ built-in BBQ & refrigerator, large beach equipment storage room, outdoor heated shower, Gloster outdoor furniture & 7 ft beach wall for privacy. Direct beach access is provided through personal private gate w/ keypad. There is Lutron lighting, remote controlled shades & drapes throughout the entire home & easy to use RTI Entertainment Systems. The world class security system includes multiple exterior security cameras w/ DVR recording. 





















Today's Top LA Luxury Estate.


The median home value in Orange County is $691,600. Orange County home values have gone up 4.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Los Angeles County is $574,400. Los Angeles County home values have gone up 6.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Newport Beach is $1,633,100. Newport Beach home values have gone up 1.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.9% within the next year. 

The median home value in Santa Monica is $1,398,900. Santa Monica home values have gone up 0.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Brentwood 90049 is $2,391,500. 90049 home values have gone up 0.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Pacific Palisades is $2,724,500. Pacific Palisades home values have gone up 4.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Malibu is $2,958,800. Malibu home values have gone up 8.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Bel Air is $3,316,800. Bel Air home values have gone up 3.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.2% within the next year

The median home value in Beverly Hills 90210 is $4,855,000. 90210 home values have gone up .54% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.8% within the next year.
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#1     201 Bentley Circle, Los Angeles, CA 90049 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 4,315 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $13,500,000


Hammerman House c. 1954. Richard Neutra, Architect. Rare and highly prized, impeccably maintained modern gem with views. Very few Neutra's of this scale, setting, and quality remain on the Westside of Los Angeles. 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths sited behind gates up a long driveway on over ½ acre with expansive westward views reaching to the Pacific Ocean. Updated and expanded in keeping with Neutra's original plans by a noted Neutra scholar/architect. Kitchen and living room (w/ hidden wet bar and stainless fireplace) open to a large pool and are bathed in light from walls of glass on both sides. Downstairs master w/ head on views, generous walk-in/island closet, terrazzo bath w/ sunken tub, steam shower & dual vanity. Spacious family room with floating staircase. Upstairs suite w/ sweeping views and additional bedroom/office. Crestron Home Automation throughout, maid's quarters, laundry room and ample parking complete this masterpiece of modernism. Shown only to pre-qualified Buyers 







    Today's Top Phoenix Luxury Estate 

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    The median home value in Maricopa County is $246,900. Maricopa County home values have gone up 6.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.8% within the next year.

    The median home value in Scottsdale is $427,700. Scottsdale home values have gone up 3.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.9% within the next year. 

    The median home value in Carefree is $744,800. Carefree home values have gone up 3.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7% within the next year

    The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,616,600. Paradise Valley home values have gone up 2.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.5% within the next year.

    #1     8524 North Morning Glory Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with 5 bedrooms, 
    7 baths and 8,196 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $9,850,000.



    Clean lines, tasteful simplicity, and the utmost attention to detail are found in this sophisticated, ultra-classy home and are the result of an intricately orchestrated collaboration by Schultz Development/Candelaria Design/David Michael Miller/Berghoff Design Group--truly an Arizona "dream team" of builder, architect and designers. Beautiful French limestone, European white oak flooring and Riviera Bronze windows/doors throughout that disappear and opens the entire home to the spectacular grounds and views. Master bedroom on main floor w/private courtyard/spa/fireplace. Three bedrooms upstairs, two of which are en-suite, w/private sitting rooms and terraces paved w/antique reclaimed tile. Detached in-law suite w/full bath, walk-in closet, microwave/refrigerator. Poolside cabana features full kitchen/bath, outdoor BBQ area. Outside grounds incl. beautiful rose gardens, mountain laurel trees, variety of citrus trees, vegetable gardens (all serviced by well water), swimming pool/spa, water features, sport court, circular pavered driveway and pony walls highlighting the home and grounds constructed of antique Chicago brick. 

















    Today's Top San Francisco Luxury Estate

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    The median home value in San Francisco County is $1,237,100. San Francisco County home values have gone up 11.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.3% within the next year.

    The median home value in Marin County is $1,044,300. Marin County home values have gone up 5.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7% within the next year. 

    The median home value in Santa Clara County is $1,068,000. Santa Clara County 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 $1,292,200. Sausalito home values have gone up 7.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.3% within the next year.                
    The median home value in Tiburon is $2,510,000. Tiburon home values have gone up 5.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.7% within the next year. 

    The median home value in Palo Alto is $2,695,000. Palo Alto home values have gone up 8.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year.

    The median home value in Los Altos is $2,873,100. Los Altos home values have gone up 4.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.5% within the next year

    The median home value in Saratoga is $2,560,300. Saratoga home values have gone up 8.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year.   

    The median home value in Atherton is $6,440,300. Atherton home values have gone up 4.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7% within the next year. 

    #1      100 Meadow Lane, Woodside, CA 940062 with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths and 
    12,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $15,990,000.



    This Estate Boasts an award winning park like setting with an expansive motor court, awe inspiring arch of showy, mature plum trees, including a 100 ft heated lap pool among majestic Oaks and Redwood trees, w/+/- 12,000 sf French Country style home along with a 1,250 sf Carriage house and 1,000 sf Guest house both single level (sf approx. +/-)w many features.





















    Today's Top Seattle Luxury Estate

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    The median home value in King County is $589,700. King County home values have gone up 14.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.3% within the next year.

    The median home value in Kirkland is $700,000. Kirkland home values have gone up 18.6%  over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.2% within the next year.

    The median home value in Seattle is $695,600. Seattle home values have gone up 14.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.1% within the next year.

    The median home value in Bellevue is $846,500. Bellevue home values have gone up 15.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.0% within the next year.

    The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,391,900. Mercer Island home values have gone up 8.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.0% within the next year.

    The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,646,700. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 19.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.8% within the next year.             

    The median home value in Medina is $2,698,700. Medina home values have gone up 18.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.5% within the next year.



    #1      3001 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116 with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths 
    and 3,230 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,228,000.




    Exceptional AIA award winning waterfront Masterpiece.Architectural PNW showpiece built to embrace the ebbing & flowing sound of the tides while highlighting expansive views.Relish your daily surroundings of moving ferries, cargo ships,sailboats & wildlife as a priceless and constant moving piece of artwork silhouetting snow capped Olympic Mts, City & Space Needle Views.Private haven yet a short distance to local Alki eateries.Seamless indoor/outdoor spaces, incredible luxury, an oasis to calm.















    Today's Best Mortgage Rates
    Mortgage Rates Lower After Inflation Data
    Nov 15 2017, 3:26PM


    Mortgage rates fell today, largely in response to the past two days of bond market improvement.  In other words, lenders had been keeping their guard up ahead of today's key inflation data (The Consumer Price Index, or "CPI").  While it's true that a strong CPI report had the potential to push rates back to the highest levels since this summer, today's data wasn't strong enough.  In fact, most of the metrics were roughly in line with forecasts. 
    Still, the strength and resilience in bond markets shouldn't be discounted.  Bonds also digested strong Retail Sales data and managed to maintain stronger levels achieved overnight.  In general, "strength" in bond markets translates to lower mortgage rates, although there can be some lag between the two. 

    Most lenders continue quoting conventional 30yr fixed rates in the 4.0% range, but today's improvement brings some of the aggressive lenders back down to 3.875% on top tier scenarios.  Most borrowers will simply see today's improvement in the form of lower closing costs (or a bigger lender credit) on the same rates quoted yesterday.

    With the inflation data out of the way, there is less immediate risk in the coming days.  That said, rates have yet to commit to a strong move below their best recent levels.  That means locking and floating should still be approached cautiously, but perhaps with slightly more room for optimism compared to the beginning of the week.  Whatever the case may be, the potential for a bigger move in the near future remains, but the odds have evened out a bit as to the direction of that move.

                                                                                                                                 52 Week
    ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
    30 Yr FRM3.96%4.02%-0.063.84%4.39%
    15 Yr FRM3.29%3.33%-0.043.12%3.61%
    FHA 30 Year Fixed3.60%3.65%-0.053.35%4.10%
    Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.15%4.18%-0.034.08%4.60%
    5/1 Yr ARM3.20%3.22%-0.022.97%3.25%
    Today's Top Real Estate News Article

    Homeowners: Great Time to Sell, But Not to Buy and Here's Why

    Three in Five Would-Be Sellers Waiting for Prices to Settle, According to the Latest ValueInsured Modern Homebuyer Survey

    It's a seller's market thanks to low inventory, but according to ValueInsured's latest quarterly Modern Homebuyer Survey, many would-be sellers are hesitating to sell because of the high price they'd have to pay for their next home.


    The survey, released today, found that 79 percent of homeowners believe now is a good time to sell a home. Two-thirds of homeowners are interested in actually selling their home "in the near future," up 8 percentage points from last quarter.

    Survey Infographic

    So why aren't they selling? 

    Of those homeowners who are interested in selling their home either to upgrade or downsize:
    • 72 percent say they are concerned with timing the real estate market.
    • 63 percent say now is a good time for them to sell, but not to buy, due to high home prices.
    • 61 percent are "waiting until prices to buy are better to make a move."
    "Homeowners in many cases are eager to sell but don't want to become buyers," said Joe Melendez, CEO of ValueInsured. "These homeowners have experienced a lot of home value volatility and see more uncertainties looming – tax reform, for example. By hesitating, these homeowners are actually controlling the market on both sides. Reassuring these individuals is the key to unlocking inventory."

    These findings resonate with external data: 48 percent of the nation's top 50 housing markets are now considered "overvalued," CoreLogic reported last week.

    While many have speculated that low refinance rates are keeping homeowners from pulling the trigger to sell, the survey found that this factor is less consequential than expected. Only 18 percent of homeowners looking to sell say they haven't because they don't want to give up their current low mortgage payment. On the other hand, more potential home sellers (26 percent) say they second guess their desire to sell because they don't want to pay brokers fees, new mortgage closing costs, capital gains taxes, and other associated expenses as it would weaken their buying power for their next home.

    Overall confidence falling

    Home buying hesitations mirror overall housing confidence, which is down this quarter among Americans overall and homeowners. The ValueInsured Housing Confidence Index recorded a score of 67.7 on a hundred-point scale, down 1 percentage point since August.
    Millennials, a closely watched segment, are no exception. Millennial homeowners' housing confidence dropped by 3.7 percentage points this quarter to 77.7 – a total 7.7 percentage point drop and the lowest score since the quarterly survey began in spring 2016.

    Trends homebuyers will regret

    With low confidence, sky-high prices and minimal inventory, desperate times are driving some homebuyers to take extreme measures. The survey asked homebuyers what emerging home buying trends they think homebuyers will be most likely to regret, and here are the top five:
    1. The "no inspection" trend – 58 percent
    2. The "offer sight unseen" trend – 57 percent
    3. The "co-buying with strangers" trend – 54 percent
    4. The "cashing out from retirement savings" trend – 37 percent
    5. The "tiny home" trend – 36 percent
    What's next for homeowners?

    Overall, 57 percent of all homeowners surveyed who are interested in selling and moving believe they will move from their current home within the next three years, though some say they may rent out their home or pass it on to family instead of selling it. And among millennial homeowners, more than a third (35 percent) say they're likely to change jobs soon, so they are waiting to see where that move takes them before selling to upgrade.
    "Eventually, younger people move for jobs and empty nesters need to leave their five-bedroom homes," said Melendez. "Selling and buying are always fraught with worry about timing the market, and life events don't always cooperate. In any market, it's wise to explore all your options for protecting your hard-earned equity."

    Survey Methodology
    The ValueInsured Modern Homebuyer Survey was conducted online by Equation Research on behalf of ValueInsured in October 2017 among a nationally representative sample of 1,019 American adults ages 18 and older. The ValueInsured Housing Confidence Index is the aggregate mean of seven multidimensional confidence measures collected through the Modern Homebuyer Survey, which is conducted once per quarter.

    About ValueInsured 

    Based in Dallas, PVI Agency, LLC dba ValueInsured℠, is the only provider of down payment protection for modern homebuyers, giving them greater control and flexibility to sell their home even in a down market. ValueInsured's +Plus℠ down payment protection is available nationwide and is backed by one of the world's largest re-insurance companies, with over $8 billion in capital. 

    Contact:
    Mollie Holman
    646-746-5611

    185074@email4pr.com

    Looking for more information?  Have a comment?  Need a Realtor referral?  Please call, text or email me at 619-944-8749 or furtree @msn.com. Most importantly, have a great day.

    Cordially,

    Tom Furino