Thursday, November 9, 2017





Today's Best Mansionwww.todaysbestmansionsforsale.com

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

#1     39 Strand Beach Drive, Dana Point, CA 92639 with 6 bedrooms, 9 baths and 9,300 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $27,900,000.   


Twin Palms is a NEW beachfront estate tucked away in the exclusive gated coastal community of The Strand at Headlands. This elegant and livable showplace features 9,300 square feet of exquisitely appointed, contemporary, covered living space designed by renowned architect Bob White and built by Carl Akins. Inclusive to the home are six bedrooms with en suite baths, grand entertaining areas, and a private oceanfront swimming pool. Inside, contemporary touches have been artfully mixed with classic architecture creating a comfortable design that is perfectly suited to the oceanfront setting. The two story entry hall is framed in floor-to-ceiling bronze windows and lined with hand set limestone walls. Inside, a series of light and airy indoor spaces are virtually indistinguishable from inviting outdoor spaces that unfold as you approach the ocean. The beach level features more entertaining areas, while opening to covered terraces and the infinity pool set above the sand. The full-floor master suite is a spacious sea view retreat bathed in cool ocean breezes and warmed by the afternoon sun. Backed with a ten-year new home warranty, every detail in this custom residence was carefully designed and expertly crafted to a level simply without compare. 











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      6971 Rancho La Cima Drive, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 with 6 bedrooms, 
8 baths and 11,050 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,495,000.

 


Welcome to this spectacular Rancho Santa Fe estate. Privately located within Rancho La Cima, this 6+ bedroom home provides the ultimate in luxury living. Guarded behind beautiful gates a long driveway ascends to 2+ acres of lush landscape. Grandeur is evident in the quality of construction highlighted by custom materials including travertine, granite, custom fireplaces, stone and ironwork throughout. Fully equipped with a chef grade kitchen, massive center island, and cozy breakfast nook, see supp... one can enjoy the western views of the Resovoir and distant Ocean over the vanishing edge resort pool/spa. Each room has plenty of volume, but exudes comfort. In particular, the enormous master bedroom provides the perfect setting to unwind after a long day. The home is light and bright boasting fun for all in the game room, bar/wine cellar, large exercise room and media room. Plenty of entertaining space is provided throughout the grounds, including a beautifully lit tennis court that enables multi-purpose use, gardens, putting green and grass play yards. If the ample space throughout the estate didn’t fulfill the lodging needs, there is a 1+ bedroom guesthouse steps away. Come enjoy the very best that Rancho la Cima has to offer.
















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      28724 Grayfox Street, Malibu, CA 902685 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 5,400 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $15,750,000.


Enjoy casual elegance & tranquility in this gorgeous, newly designed ocean view home w/private path & deeded beach rights to Little Dume. Set at the end of a prestigious cul-de-sac in Malibu on appx. 1.4 acres, this 4-bdrm/6-ba gated home fuses the best of indoor/outdoor living w/walls of glass doors that open to beautiful wood decks that are perfect for entertaining. The home has neutral & natural warm materials such as wide-plank French Oak wood floors & offers a beautifulgreat room w/fireplace, flowing seamlessly into intimate sitting areas & a gourmet kitchen w/a cozy eating banquette & a wrap around deck all w/ocean views. The private owner's suite w/ocean views & substantial wood deck has a spa-type bath w/a free standing tub & glass shower w/steam room. Additional features include a media/family room, large bonus room w/wrap around terrace & outdoor TV, 2-additional en-suite bedrooms w/decks, a lagoon-style pool & 4-car garage w/plenty of guest parking.





















    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      19920 West Verde Hills Drive, Wickenburg, AZ 85390 with 3 bedrooms, 4 baths and 5,365 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $14,900,000.


    Powell Ranch sits on a plateau providing 360 views, with 538 deeded acres and grazing leases from the state on over 2,200 contiguous acres (all fenced). Designed by architect Bill Otwell, the 5,365 SF Santa Fe style main house with 3BR/3.5BA, office and media room is constructed of 18" thick adobe walls covered with cement plaster. 9'+ ceilings are unique - stripped Aspen poles above giant pine beams, 4 fireplaces, 3 fountains & lush landscaping. 1,066 SF guesthouse is 2BR/1BA; 2,200 SF detached garage/workshop fits 3 cars, RV, storage and 1/2 BA. Equestrian facilities include a large arena, 4 outdoor stalls/corrals w/auto water (3 shaded), covered hay storage, tack room, horse wash, and 60' round breaking pen. 





















    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     25 West Portola Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022 with 7 bedrooms, 6 baths and 5,152 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,488,000.




    Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley. Built in 2008, this bi-level 7 bedroom, 5.5 bath masterpiece of over 5,100 sq. ft. (per drawings) combines warmth, convenience, and Hollywood drama on grounds of approx. 10,200 sq. ft. (per county). Guests pass a serene koi pond into jaw-dropping gathering areas overlooking an indoor lap pool. Wood and steel finishes join curved walls and railings to add style and dimension, while exciting spaces like a sprawling master retreat with a two-person spa offerunprecedented luxury. World-class amenities abound, including rainfall showers, sustainable solar features, and European-engineered appliances. Stroll to San Antonio Center and top-performing schools, and bike to vibrant downtown Los Altos and Los Altos High (#9 High School in California) (buyer to verify eligibility).



                 







    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      8926 NE 36th Street, Yarrow Point, WA 98004 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 6,365 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $5,388,000.


    A perfect reflection of Northwest contemporary design in coveted Yarrow Point. Striking the balance between sophistication and comfort. Innovative custom finishes and open concept living spaces designed for today's lifestyle. Perfect flow for entertaining with Nana folding glass wall leading to a spacious covered deck. World class kitchen with 2nd prep kitchen. Spa-like master suite with private deck. Spectacular lake views & sunsets. All bedrooms with ensuite baths. Desirable Bellevue schools. between 25 to 44 years old making up the city's largest demographic. 
















    Today's Top Real Estate News Article

    San Diego Home Sales Accelerating Despite Higher Prices, According To The Latest Ten-X Report

    IRVINE and SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire

    Home sales in San Diego, California accelerated during the second quarter, even as prices reached record highs, according to a new report by Ten-X, the nation's leading online real estate transaction marketplace. Ten-X's Second Quarter 2017 Economic and Single-Family Housing Market Outlook Report for San Diego found the region's homeownership rate is more than 400 basis points higher than one year ago yet dropped slightly during the quarter to 56.6 percent, well below the U.S. rate of roughly 64 percent.

    "Homes are moving even as prices continue to rise, but affordability is becoming a much larger concern – especially for people looking to buy their first home," said Ten-X Executive Vice President Rick Sharga. "A growing number of residents are looking at renting as a better option than buying. San Diego's economic expansion is softening as well, with unemployment rising slightly to about 4.5 percent, a bit higher than the U.S. average."

    San Diego Homeownership Rate Dips
    San Diego Homeownership Rate Dips
    Sources: US Census Bureau, Ten-X Research
    San Diego Home Sales Accelerate
    San Diego Home Sales Accelerate
    Sources: IHS, Ten-X Research

    Existing home sales in San Diego have risen five straight years yet remained 20 percent off pre-recession levels during the second quarter. At a seasnally adjusted annual rate of 41,000 units, sales were 5.6 percent higher from one year ago, far outpacing the rest of the country. However, housing inventory tightened even further, falling 35.7 percent from last year to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4,531 homes for sale.

    New housing supplies have not yet recovered from pre-recession levels, with completions of single family homes down 12.3 percent from one year ago. Housing starts, on the other hand, jumped 77 percent from one year ago, yet were still below their prior seasonal peak prior to the recession. Housing permits also saw a significant increase at more than 200 percent year-over-year yet also remain below previous highs.

    "High prices, low inventory, tight credit, and few new properties coming onto the market are making things very hard for would-be home buyers. Affordability in San Diego was already at a low level in the first quarter, even before home prices spiked in Q2," Sharga said.

    San Diego Home Prices Push Higher
    San Diego Home Prices Push Higher
    Sources: FHFA, Census, IHS, Ten-X Research

    San Diego home prices jumped 9.2 percent year-over-year during the second quarter, significantly outpacing the rest of the nation. The median home price reached a record high of $559,162.

    Economic and Demographic Fundamentals

    Annual job growth in San Diego cooled from 2.5 percent in the first quarter to around 1.5 percent in the second quarter, about 20 basis points lower than one year ago. Professional and business services, leisure, hospitality and government remained strong sources of local unemployment, with job increases in these sectors higher than the national average.

    San Diego's population grew 0.8 percent in 2016 with a net gain of 27,504 additional residents. International migration to the city has been substantial, yet more residents are leaving the city center. San Diegans remain young, with Millennials and young Gen-Xers between 25 to 44 years old making up the city's largest demographic. 

    Today's Mortgage Rates
    Mortgage Rates Flat Today, But Some Signs of Pressure
    Nov 8 2017, 3:23PM

    Rates held steady again today, keeping them in line with the lowest levels in more than 3 weeks.  They've also been uncommonly calm so far this week, which certainly isn't a bad thing when we're at 3-week lows.  The calm trend began showing cracks at the end of the day in terms of underlying bond markets (movement in bonds ultimately dictates movement in mortgage rates).

    Bonds began to weaken in the afternoon.  "Weakness" in bonds corresponds to higher rates.  To put the move in context, bonds are still in better territory than they were on any day last week.  In other words, the weakness is quite modest for now. 

    The risk is that it signifies some sort of shift because of bond trading behavior over the past 2 days.  To oversimplify a complex phenomenon, bonds (the ones we watch to get a bead on mortgage rate movement) hit the same roadblocks for 2 days in a row, and are in the early stages of moving back in a less friendly direction.  It could be a false alarm, but until they've reestablished a positive trend (i.e. making progress toward new rate lows), it makes more sense to play it safe in terms of locking vs floating.
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    ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
    30 Yr FRM3.93%3.93%--3.62%4.39%
    15 Yr FRM3.25%3.25%--2.92%3.61%
    FHA 30 Year Fixed3.50%3.50%--3.35%4.10%
    Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.12%4.12%--3.78%4.60%
    5/1 Yr ARM3.15%3.16%-0.012.90%3.25%  



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    Cordially,

    Tom Furino