Saturday, November 18, 2017

                            



Today's Best Mansionwww.todaysbestmansionsforsale.com.
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It's lavish. It's huge. It's grand. It's expensive.

#1     27 Drew Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937 with 7 bedrooms, 10 baths and 
13,623 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $70,000,000.


This perfect family modern beach house that pays homage to coastal tradition, built with elegance and the most luxurious materials and with a focus on sustainable, resilient architecture is the first move-in ready oceanfront home to come to market in East Hampton in decades. Hidden and private behind 20 foot tall hedges at the end of a long quiet lane off of East Hamptons beautiful Lily Pond Lane, the CookFox designed home with interiors by Orlando Diaz Azcuy is a jewel box home. The entry to the home is a poplar shaded portal to the natural, beach-side landscape. With 7 luxurious bedrooms with ensuite full baths, a luxurious master bedroom with his and hers bathroom, full dressing room suites, custom Valucine kitchen and exquisite finishes throughout, nothing was spared in the ground-up reconstruction of this 1920s original shingle-style beach house. The naturally sculpted landscape designed by Paula Hayes is shaped to elevate the house with a lush environment of seaside foliage, with shade pavilions, winding paths and sweeping oceanfront lawn leading to a private beach path to the sea. With construction by Bulgin & Associates, one of the finest builders on the East End, the home, complete with separate and fully permitted 2 bedroom cottage plus office studio and exercise room and 62 foot oceanside lap pool, two car garage is a rare opportunity to live on the ocean with every conceivable modern amenity.                                    





                     






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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     9814 Black Gold Road, La Jolla, CA 92037 with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths and
 8,800 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,096,000.



This contemporary estate sets an impressive standard for La Jolla Farms and sits comfortably on nearly an acre of finely manicured grounds. To experience this home is a sheer delight to all the senses. The extravagance of the Port Cochere entrance is hard to ignore, leading you into a superbly appointed 8,800 sq ft home. 6 over sized bedrooms, 5 complete with en-suite. From the hand laid marble and wood flooring throughout, to the turret ceiling in the family room, this estate is designed with a dual purpose; luxury and comfort. The builder successfully accomplished a feeling of privacy in the bedrooms, while ensuring the overall fluidity of the home is not compromised. The dramatic 12 ft ceilings make you question the where the indoor and outdoor spaces intersect. In this masterpiece, no detail has been overlooked. From the entertainers' kitchen complete with top of the line stainless steel appliances, double Thermador range, side by side Sub-Zero refrigerator, to the granite counter tops and breakfast bar. The master bedroom is truly one to behold, with 2 giant walk-in closets, a sauna, a wet bar, and fireplace. Amazing best describes the backyard, where the entertainment theme is continued with a pool, spa, fire feature change room bathrooms, not to mention a BBQ and kitchen space that would be the envy of any Executive Chef. This space could comfortably accommodate a party of 200 or more. The total garage and parking capacity is approx. 12 cars. This unique micro community has only 100 or so homes, so very few have the privilege to call it their own. Find your dream estate in one of San Diego's most exclusive neighborhoods!













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.

#1      24100 Hidden Ridge Road, Hidden Hills, CA 91302 with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths and 10,876 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $12,995,000.



Spectacular, almost new, one-story masterpiece with beautiful views, nestled on a mountain top cul-de-sac street, within the guard gated community of Hidden Hills. Custom 10 ft. high iron & glass entry door opens to a world of elegance. Superb quality throughout featuring soaring ceilings, each with unique detail, and gorgeous custom cabinetry. Highlights include a stellar home theatre with 14 seats, big game room with wet bar & adjoining poker room, beautiful, professionally equippedchef's kitchen that opens to the great room with custom entertainment center, large formal dining, and study. The superb master suite offers a retreat, resort quality bath, two grand, celebrity inspired walk-in closets and exercise room. All secondary bedrooms are en-suite with all stone baths. The lush grounds include a sparkling 51' long infinity edge pool with spa, fire/water bowls, and over 1,500 sq. ft. of cov. patios for outdoor entertaining with fireplace & barbecue center. The nearly 2,000 square foot, six-car garage features two 18' wide doors and one 10' wide RV door, high ceilings, storage areas & epoxy floors. Amenities incl. DuChateau European White Oak floors, security system/cameras, Vantage Lighting system, 16 Solatube skylights, central vacuum system, 
















    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     9625 East Tillinghast Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 with 6 bedrooms, 8 baths and 11,250 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $12,500,000.


    Timeless contemporary estate that was inspired with an unlimited budget, a blank canvas for architectural creativity and a one-of-a-kind site with views of the entire southern horizon. A visionary and profound architectural statement with intersecting radial and linear forms built to commercial construction standards. The pioneering roof design features 'folded plates' of copper that perfectly blend the home into the natural desert surroundings. Interior details include Hope Steel doors,limestone flooring, dry-stacked sandstone fireplace surrounds and custom copper details and trim around every window, doorway and wall. The site provides 270 degree, top-of-the-world sunset, city light and mountain views from 11 hilltop acres at the apex of Lone Mountain in Scottsdale's Desert Mountain. The main residence includes the master suite plus three ensuite bedrooms and multiple living and entertaining areas. A separate guest house provides a full kitchen and living room with two ensuite bedrooms. The outdoor living space is a true oasis for play or relaxation with a lap pool that floats in a black granite box, a play pool, spa and multiple sundecks and covered patios. This residence is one of the finest properties in the western US and is an exceptional combination of home and homesite for the most discerning buyer. 















    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     2528 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths 
    and 6,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $12,995,000.



    This single family home in the highly sought after neighborhood of Cow Hollow, was built from the ground up in 2016-2017. Detail, exquisite design features, and architectural elegance can be seen throughout from the European Oak hardwood floors beneath vaulted ceilings to the high-end top-of-the-line fixtures featured in every room of this light-filled home.




             














    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     100 Harbor Drive, Blaine, WA 98230 with 5 bedrooms, 8 baths and 11,966 sq,ft, is listed for sale at $15,000,000.


    Celebrate great decisions. Arrive by land, sea or air to your estate; a private 66-acre compound on 1,575 feet of pristine Georgia Strait waterfront, beautifully bathed in light, vistas to U.S. San Juans and Canadian Gulf Islands. A 12,000 square foot manse, carefully composed for graceful and comfortable gatherings. Materials curated from around the globe. Vibrant world-class cities Vancouver and Seattle at your service. Airstrip, helipad and stables,
























    Today's Best Mortgage Rates

    Mortgage Rates Unchanged Heading Into Holiday Week
    Nov 17 2017, 4:53PM


    Mortgage rates barely budged today--not too surprising considering today's bond market levels (which underlie rates) were roughly in line with yesterday's.  The average lender is quoting conventional 30yr fixed rates of 4.0% or slightly lower for top tier scenarios.  Movement has been minimal since October with day-over-day change most frequently occurring at the "cost" level. 

    In other words, bond markets don't move enough every day for lenders to change interest rates by their standard 0.125% increments.  Instead, the cost (or rebate) associated with any given rate serves as a fine-tuning adjustment.  The cost is typically calculated based on a percentage of the loan amount.  It can move by more than half a perfect in some cases  ($500 for every $100k borrowed) before it would make sense for some borrowers to consider the next higher or lower rate.

    With next week bringing the Thanksgiving holiday and with no possibility of significant tax reform news (congress is out until the following week), markets will be hard-pressed to find much motivation for movement.  The risky thing about these periods of lighter participation and lower conviction in financial markets is that they can result in unexpected and seemingly unjustified volatility.  Lenders also tend to be less aggressive when it comes to offering better rates following bond market improvements.  That generally decreases the benefits of floating in the near term.
                                                                                                                               52 Week
    ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
    30 Yr FRM3.97%3.97%--3.84%4.39%
    15 Yr FRM3.30%3.30%--3.12%3.61%
    FHA 30 Year Fixed3.60%3.60%--3.35%4.10%
    Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.16%4.16%--4.10%4.60%
    5/1 Yr ARM3.21%3.22%-0.012.98%3.25%
    Today's Top Real Estate News Article
    Home Building Surges to Year's Best Levels, Erasing Summertime Sadness
    By Jann Swanson
    Mortgage News Daily


    It has been a while since all three measures covered in the residential construction report were strongly positive. In fact, certain metrics bordered on disconcerting during the summertime months.  October's numbers represent a major departure from that previously stagnant theme. 

    The joint report from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development contained especially strong numbers for housing starts, which rose 13.7 percent from September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,290,000.  The number represented the fastest pace since October 2016 and fell just 2.9 percent below that year-ago estimate of 1,328,000 units.  Starts in September were also higher than originally reported, revised upward from 1,127,000 to 1,135,000.

    The start rate was well above even the most optimistic estimate of analysts polled by Econoday.  Those ranged from 1.130 million to 1.240 million units. The consensus was a rate of 1.190 million.

    Single family units were started at an annual rate of 877,000, an increase of 5.3 percent from September's revised (from 829,000) 833,000 units, and an 0.7 percent gain year-over-year.  Starts in multifamily buildings (those with units of five or more), were estimated at a rate of 393,000.  This is an increase of 37.4 percent from September but is 12.1 percent lower than the prior October.

    On a non-adjusted basis, there were 112,300 residential units for which construction was started during the month, compared to 101,900 in September.  There were 74,900 single family units within that number, up from 72,800 the prior month.

    Residential construction was authorized at an annual rate of 1,297,000 units in October, a gain of 5.9 percent from the previous month and 0.9 percent from October 2016. The preliminary September estimate of 1,215,000 was revised upward to 1,225,000.
    Analysts also undershot the reported number for permits, anticipating between a 1.210 million and 1.260 million annual rate. The consensus was 1.250 million.

    Single-family permits were issued at an annual rate of 839,000, up 1.9 percent from the 823,000 estimate for September and 7.7 percent above the pace a year earlier. September's single-family authorizations were revised from the original 819,000 units to 823,000.  Multifamily permits were up 13.4 percent for the month to 416,000, but 12.2 percent lower than in October 2016.

    On a non-adjusted basis, there were 112,100 permits issued during the month, 69,800 of which were for single-family construction. In September the respective numbers were 101,400 and 66,600.

    Residential units were completed at an annual rate of 1,232,000, up 12.6 percent from the revised (from 1,109,000) number of 1,094,000.  This is an increase of 15.5 percent from the rate in October 2016.

    Single family completions rose 2.6 percent to 793,000 (from 773,000) for the month and were running 5.0 percent ahead on an annual basis. Multifamily completions, at 433,000, were 37.9 percent higher than in September and 42.0 percent greater than a year earlier.
    On a non-adjusted basis there were 111,600 units completed during the month, compared to 97,500 in September. Single-family completions rose from 68,500 to 73,400.

    At the end of October an estimated 152,000 permits had been issued for construction that had not yet begun.  In addition, there were 1,096,000 residential units under construction, 486,000 of which were single-family units.,

    Starts in the Northeast were 42.2 percent above the rate in September, but down 10.5 percent from a year earlier. Permits rose 4.1 percent and 8.6 percent from the two earlier periods. Completions jumped by 101.2 percent for the month and 98.8 percent for the year.

    In the Midwest starts increased by 18.4 percent for the month and 7.1 percent year-over-year. Permitting was 3.8 percent higher compared to September, but down 5.0 percent from the prior October. Completions dropped by 21.3 percent and 23.8 percent respectively.

    The rate of starts in the South was the highest since March and marked a 17.2 percent gain for the month, but were 0.5 percent lower on an annual basis. Permits increased by 3.0 percent from September but were also down 0.5 percent for the year. Completions rose 7.2 percent from September and 18.8 percent on an annual basis.

    The West saw a decline both from September and from the previous October of 3.7 percent and 9.3 percent respectively. Permits however were higher - 13.0 percent and 4.3 percent - from the two previous periods as were completions with 22.2 percent and 10.9 percent gains. 
    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