Wednesday, November 8, 2017




Today's Best Mansionwww.todaysbestmansionsforsale.com

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

AUCTION - NO RESERVE: December 13th. One of America's greatest estates, this oceanfront compound is recently completed and stunning! Inspired by the Cote' D'Azur, this 7-acre estate offers the Great House, Guest Houses (3), gardens/grounds, fountains, pools and resort entertaining. State-of-the-Art construction, including Geo-Thermal HVAC, full theater & smart-house technology. The Best!


1940 S Highway A1a, Vero Beach, FL 32963

1940 S Highway A1a, Vero Beach, FL 32963

1940 S Highway A1a, Vero Beach, FL 32963

1940 S Highway A1a, Vero Beach, FL 32963

1940 S Highway A1a, Vero Beach, FL 32963

1940 S Highway A1a, Vero Beach, FL 32963

1940 S Highway A1a, Vero Beach, FL 32963

1940 S Highway A1a, Vero Beach, FL 32963

1940 S Highway A1a, Vero Beach, FL 32963

1940 S Highway A1a, Vero Beach, FL 32963

1940 S Highway A1a, Vero Beach, FL 32963



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      5956 San Elijo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 90291 with 6 bedrooms, 11 baths and 12,903 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $15,500,000.




A lifetime of experiences and world-wide residences are brought together in this exceptional custom home artfully placed on a prime and elevated 5.69-acre site in the exclusive Covenant enclave of Rancho Santa Fe, California. The owners, in concert with the talents of architect Andrew Wright, builder Steve Sharratt and landscape architect, Teresa Clark, renowned locally as the area's ultimate "dream-team," have produced an incomparable, timeless masterpiece. Built to exacting standards with no expense or amenity spared, this four-building compound in the heart of the community effortlessly accommodates daily living and entertaining on a grand scale. The drama and beauty of the main residence is highlighted with a central estancia and many seamless indoor/outdoor loggias and distinctive courtyards, several with fireplaces and understated fountains or water features. The common thread that is woven throughout the estate is one of refined, understated elegance, where Spanish Colonial architecture is further enriched with a long list of handsome materials. Embellishments include solid walnut floors, iron and wood doors, European and Mexican tiles and stone, a stunning collection of artful and antique light fixtures, and an abundance of skylights that welcome natural light into the home. The privacy and beauty of the master suite is enhanced by an outdoor retreat and spa, a glorious bath and built-in closets. A full complement of professional-grade appliances is showcased in a chef's kitchen and adjacent butler pantry, and the formal dining room provides an intimate setting open to one of the many courtyards. Two distinctive offices on the main floor are appointed with baths, and all three ensuite bedrooms on the upper level share a common gathering room. The detached fully appointed guest house with bedroom and loft and the multi-use party/exercise pavilion overlooking the tennis court provide ideal venues for many activities. The lower level is media room-ready and is presently a paradise for all ages with game room, snack bar and wine cellar. A magnificent pool and separate spa with expansive deck, a shady arbor and a fire pit with comfortable seating provide endless hours of enjoyment, relaxation and entertainment. In addition, equestrian facilities, such as a barn and riding and jumping rings, would be a welcome addition as the property borders more than 50 miles of the groomed Covenant trail system. Garage parking for 4+ vehicles with abundant storage and flexible space, a well-respected school district, and all of San Diego's most popular attractions are within reach. Convenient to international and private airports. 
















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     7266 Outpost Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068 with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and 4,529 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $9,288,000
The Brander House, built in 1959 by cultural barrier-breaking architect Eugene Kinn Choy, A.I.A., and immortalized by architectural photographer Julius Shulman. Nestled in a hidden enclave, this gated mid-century estate combines stately scale with original features and era-sensitive updates, making it a Los Angeles mid-century marvel. The largely flat lot offers striking views of downtown, and encompasses a lighted tennis court, large pool, detached studio, 4 car garage, grassy lawn, water features and further opportunities for expanded amenities. Sandstone and travertine marble fireplace firmly anchors the entire living room while setting a warm and stylish tone to the house. Additional features include floor to ceiling windows, architectural interior beams and posts, the dining room's floating built-in buffet, and beautiful, natural wood kitchen cabinetry. The Brander House affords discerning lovers of true mid-century architecture the wonder of experiencing yesterday's perfection. 























    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 $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     11225 North Crestview Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 with 4 bedrooms, 8 baths and 15,316 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,999,999,


    Arizona Butterfly House, Sitting high atop a butte in Fountain Hills this stunning property is one of the finest pieces of architecture in Arizona. Taking inspiration from beautiful butterflies the architecture blends flowing organic shapes in the style of Gaudi with the grandeur of French Rococo and welcoming Southwestern charm. Built to capture the views of the McDowells, Camelback Mountain, Eagle Ridge, San Tan, Superstitions & Downtown Phoenix. This gorgeous home provides the perfect balance of grand formal entertaining spaces with cozy and comfortable everyday living.




















    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     1443 San Andreas Road, Watonsville, CA 95076 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 4,931 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $11,500,000.



    World-Class" beach front estate. Unsurpassed Pacific ocean views and sunsets. White sand and surf out your back door. Location is amazing! "No-Budget" renovation completed in 2015. Soaring ceilings. Imported Molaro Italian windows and doors. Reclaimed antique hickory, oak beams, impressive Distressed European oaks floors. Exceptional kitchen with distressed Alder cabinets, leathered Seagrass Fossil Limestone counter tops, coffee bar and much more... Kitchen opens to large great-room with imported Molaro Italian bi-fold doors that open up to a spectacular ocean front patio. Francois & Co. fireplace. The master suite is a true sanctuary featuring an ocean-facing lanai, Francois & Co. fireplace, coffee bar & fridge... Exceptional spa-inspired master bath with to many amenities to list. The craftsmanship, materials and designs will exceed expectations. The ultimate in luxurious beach front living! 


















    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     10 Waterfront, Medina, WA 98038 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 6,120 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,560,000.

     
    Medina's introduction to World Design. Culmination of gathering, traveling, setting precedent, provoking impact as a springboard for tomorrow. Propelling us forward: '4 segment stone parasol' court. Art as a considered collection; Leather~wrap basin-pedestal; Milk glass and nickel; Raw oak juxtaposed against Herringbone. Cashmere walled Master Suite; Culinary core fusion: metals, stone, high polish planes, slab marble, subway tile. Theatre of exquisite grounds; 'Tony interior' screening room.














    Today's Best Mortgage Rates
    Mortgage Rates Steady at 3-Week Lows
    Nov 7 2017, 5:15PM


    Mortgage rates held steadier today after spending 6 of the past 7 days moving lower.  They're now at their lowest levels in roughly 3 weeks and fairly close to reentering the lower range that ended in September. 

    That all sounds pretty impressive, but day to day rate movements have been smaller than average for much of 2017.  Some of the most volatile days of the past few months would look more like an average day at most points in 2016. 

    Offsetting the lack of outright movement by historical standards is the fact that rates have managed to hold at generally low levels.  Most lenders are able to quote conventional 30yr fixed rates just under 4% on top tier scenarios.  Near the end of October, most lenders were creeping up into the low 4% range.

    Underlying financial markets have been calm so far this week as investors wait for any relevant details regarding the tax reform process.  It's already looking like bigger news will be on hold until next week at the earliest.
                                                                                             52 Week

    ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
    30 Yr FRM3.93%3.93%--3.59%4.39%
    15 Yr FRM3.25%3.25%--2.90%3.61%
    FHA 30 Year Fixed3.50%3.50%--3.35%4.10%
    Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.12%4.13%-0.013.75%4.60%
    5/1 Yr ARM3.16%3.17%-0.012.90%3.25%


    Today's Top Real Estate News

    What  the GOP Tax Bill Means for Vacation Homeowners

    By Jacob Passy
    Morningstar Advisor


    Under the proposed tax legislation, people with a vacation home like this one will no longer be able to deduct the interest paid on a mortgage for that property if it’s not their primary residence.


    Changes the Republican Party is looking to make to the tax code could shift the calculus for people considering buying a second home.
    As part of their tax code overhaul, Republican lawmakers have taken aim at the mortgage interest deduction. While the deduction will be retained, they plan to modify it substantially — and some of the proposed changes would squarely hit people who own second or vacation homes.
    Under the proposed legislation, people with a second home will no longer be able to deduct the interest paid on a mortgage for that property. Currently, people are allowed to deduct mortgage interest paid on two properties up to $1 million in debt.
    Additionally, the new provision would no longer allow taxpayers to deduct interest paid on home equity loans. Taxpayers currently can deduct interest on up to $100,000 in home equity indebtedness. This change appeared likely to limit a popular strategy among vacation-home buyers — taking out a home equity loan on their primary residence to fund a down payment on a vacation property or pay for it outright.

    As with other changes made to the tax code, it appears that the new provisions will only apply to people who finance the purchase of a second home in the future. And people who own a second home should be able to continue deducting what they pay in property taxes for their additional home. Still, these changes will alter how financially feasible owning a vacation home might be.
    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