Thursday, December 28, 2017


Today's Best Mansionwww.todaysbestmansionsforsale.com

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

#1     3550 Matheson Avenue, Miami, Florida 33133 with 5 bedrooms, 12 baths and 14,000 sq.ft is listed for sale at $22,000,000.


Sleek Bayfront Contemporary waterfront home with 350 linear feet of water frontage. Built in 2014 this tri- level 14,000 square feet home offers soaring ceilings and generous balconies. 5 bedroom/5 full /7 half baths. It embraces pure modern style and boast insurmountable panoramic open bay and city views. Master Suite includes his/hers walk-in closets and resort style oversized bath with aroma steam shower and private sun terrace. Expansive rooftop with separate plunge pool. 2,000 square foot double height flex space with loft. Located in an exclusive guard gated community, Entrada Estates. Open flexible design offers timeless simplicity, luxurious living and entertaining spaces. Community tennis court. 60 foot lap pool, gym, elevator, 5 car garage and boat lift. 















Today's Top San Diego Luxury Estates.


The median home value in San Diego County is $560,800. San Diego County home values have gone up 6.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% within the next year
The median home value in Coronado is $1,553,700. Coronado home values have gone up 3.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.7% within the next year. 

The median home value in La Jolla, 92037 is $1,573,200. 92037 home values have gone up  6.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Solona Beach, 92075 is $1,277,500. 92075 home values have increased 8.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year.  


The median home value in Del Mar, 92014 is $1,678,200. 92014 home values have gone up 2.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.7% within the next year. 

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,733,200. Rancho Santa Fe home values have gone up 4.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year.

#1      8062 Entrada De Lux East, San Diego, CA 92127 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 5,547 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,098,000.



WOW, What a VIEW! Never before offered for sale, this incredible property offers an extremely limited opportunity to own one of the best views that Santaluz has to offer. Situated on almost 2 acres, on an ultra private corner lot atop Santaluz, this single level estate offers a lifestyle opportunity that is second to none. Enjoy endless sunsets and ocean views from virtually every room. Designed for entertaining and everyday living, this timeless Santa Barbara courtyard design, offers something for everyone. Seamless indoor/outdoor livability, highly appointed and amenity packed, this stunning home is aggressively priced to sell quickly.















Today's Top LA Luxury Estate.


The median home value in Orange County is $692,900. Orange County home values have gone up 4.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7.% within the next year. 

The median home value in Los Angeles County is $588,000. Los Angeles County home values have gone up 67.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Newport Beach is $1,704,700. Newport Beach home values have gone up 4.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.2% within the next year. 

The median home value in Santa Monica is $1,502,700. Santa Monica home values have gone up 7.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Pacific Palisades is $2,884,200. Pacific Palisades home values have gone up 7.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Malibu is $3.081,600. Malibu home values have gone up 8.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Bel Air is $3,455,900. Bel Air home values have gone up 5.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2..2% within the next year.

The median home value in Beverly Hills, 90210 is $5,092,600. 90210 home values have gone up 7.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.5% within the next year.

#1      1003 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 with 6 bedrooms, 9 baths and 
6,097 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $21,000,000.



Premiere North of Sunset location in the most prestigious area of Beverly Hills on a "hidden" cul-de-sac street, just blocks from the famous Beverly Hills Hotel. Come remodel the existing home or build new. This rare, private and gated tennis court estate offers 2nd story city and ocean views and is delivered with City of Beverly Hills approval letter for 15,000 sq ft ultra-refined French Modern estate with a sophisticated floor plan, complete with 2 levels of outdoor entertaining areas, infinity pool with open bar, 8 en-suite bedrooms 13 baths, 5 car garage, elevator, home theater, spa, massage, salon and gym. Existing Mediterranean estate has double story entry leads to ballroom sized living room with French doors opening to a lush huge garden, swimming pool, full pool house/guest house. 


















Today's Top Phoenix Luxury Estate 

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The median home value in Maricopa County is $251,200. Maricopa County home values have gone up 7.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Scottsdale is $434,700. Scottsdale home values have gone up 5.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Carefree is $747,800. Carefree home values have gone up 0.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.3% within the next year. 

The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,638,100. Paradise Valley home values have gone up 2.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.5% within the next year.

#1      8060 North Mummy Mountain Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with 4 bedrooms, 
5 baths and 7,640 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,999,500.


Timeless residence offers privacy, views and a sanctuary. This 5+ Acre retreat is nestled into the side of Mummy Mtn with unobstructed views of North Scottsdale the Superstition Mountains and beyond. A 300 ft. driveway with electronic gate leads to a circle drive, motor court and 4 Car Garage. The Hillside Estate mixes natural landscape with sculpture gardens, covered patios and resort quality pool/spa. Features include 2 Master Suites, 2 EnSuite Bedrooms and Exec Office. Outdoor amenities include a Spa with waterfall, Negative Edge Pool with Swim-Up Bar, Roaring Fireplace, Outdoor Kitchen and 2 BBQs. The Mountain protects the home from the harsh West Setting Sun yet offers a colorful sunrise each morning. Only 20 Minutes to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.Fn Location on mountain is such that views can never be built out  making these views forever!


















Today's Top San Francisco Luxury Estate

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The median home value in San Francisco County is $1,276,000. San Francisco County home values have gone up 12.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.3% within the next year. 

The median home value in Marin County is $1,081,500. Marin County home values have gone up 7.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.9% within the next year.9
The median home value in Santa Clara County is $1,152,300.  Santa Clara County home values have gone up 17%.6 over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Sausalito is $1,362,900. Sausalito home values have gone up 6.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.9% within the next year. 

The median home value in Tiburon is $2,580,200. Tiburon home values have gone up 5.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next year

The median home value in Palo Alto is $2,883,600. Palo Alto home values have gone up 15.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.4% within the next year.         
            
The median home value in Los Altos is $3,118,100. Los Altos home values have gone up 13.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.3% within the next year.         

The median home value in Saratoga is $2,715,800. Saratoga home values have gone up 14.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.2% within the next year.    

The median home value in Atherton is $6,939,400. Atherton home values have gone up 11.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.3% within the next year.

#1      6545 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy, CA 95020 with 7 bedrooms, 8 baths 
and 5,500 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $14,200,000.


Simply stunning retreat! Near Mt. Madonna in the Santa Cruz mountains off the historic stagecoach trail on Redwood Retreat Road, is the bucolic 932 acre Bates Ranch situated on 9 parcels. Noted for its 1950s William Wurster designed 4,100-sq.ft. 4 bedroom main residence and a new 3 bedroom, 3 bath guest house of 1,400 sq. ft. for a total of 7 bedrooms, 7 1/2 baths over-looking part of the 22 acre-vineyard. Also included is a managers 3 bed/2 bath residence plus a 3 bed/2 bath income property. Located an easy 45 minutes south of Palo Alto on the Santa Clara Wine Trail, this is a perfect weekend retreat, a summer place or a full-time ranch! The abundant fresh water springs ensure a verdant landscape in perpetuity. In addition, renowned landscape architect Tommy Church designed the enchanting grounds.A natural spring-fed lake offers a haven for water fowl and opportunities for canoeing, fishing and game keeping. Little Arthur Creek, a watershed from the Santa Cruz mountains, flows at the edge of the property creating a magical and timeless feel. Private trails for hiking, horseback riding or mountain biking beckons the outdoor enthusiast as well as the over-size pool and tennis court adjacent to the main house. Yet, the peace, privacy, and tranquility afford the lucky homeowner a place for renewal and relaxation...a gift in our fast-paced world today.The bonus for an oenophile or casual lover of the grape are the 22 acres of Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, and Grenache. Bottled off-site since 1978, the award-winning Cabernet has graced the tables of many Californians for years. The Ranch is in the Williamson Act and currently supports a 30+ pair cattle operation. Additional buildings include two hay barns, corrals and stables. A wonderful opportunity to expand the vineyard, plant olive trees, and expand the equestrian facilities, create events and make this iconic ranch your own legacy! 



















Today's Top Seattle Luxury Estate

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The median home value in King County is $602,200. King County home values have gone up 15.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.3% within the next year

The median home value in Kirkland is $717,100. Kirkland home values have gone up 20.1%  over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.2% within the next year.

The median home value in Seattle is $708,600. Seattle home values have gone up 15.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.2% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $871,100. Bellevue home values have gone up 16.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,422,600. Mercer Island home values have gone up 7.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.2% within the next year. 

.The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,650,900. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 18.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.1% within the next year.

 The median home value in Medina is $2,708,900. Medina home values have gone up 14.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.3% within the next year.


#1     10912 Moorelands Street NW, Gig harbor, WA 98335 with 3 bedrooms, 4 baths and 4,983 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $2,050,000.



Enjoy 95 of bulkheaded waterfront living in this spacious Moorelands home! SW facing with stunning sunsets, expansive views of Hales Passage and Fox Island. Custom home boasts luxury details throughout: resawn fir floors, luxury appliances, Euroline windows, 3 fireplaces, outdoor kitchen and more all on a fully fenced large lot w/private gated drive. Most rooms feature fantastic views. Master boasts a deck to relax and take in the view. Detached garage with Art Studio above garage with 3/4 bath.















Today's Best Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rates Catch a Break After Last Week's Rout
Dec 27 2017, 3:38PM


Mortgage rates had a bad week last week, quickly rising to the highest levels in months.  To make matters more frustrating, there weren't any clearly-delineated reasons for the rate spike.  Making sense of the movement required a dive into the esoteric conversation about the year-end bond trading environment. 

That esoteric conversation is still the only way to make sense of today's movement, but this time around, the move is in our favor.  What had been an abrupt, inexplicable spike higher last week has now been largely undone by an abrupt, inexplicable move lower today. 
Rates were only modestly lower this morning, but as underlying bond markets rallied more aggressively, most lenders issued updated rate sheets this afternoon.  Borrowers who had seen top tier rates move up an eighth of a percentage point (.125%) from 4.0% to 4.125% are once again seeing 4.0% after today's improvement.  Lenders who didn't reprice today would likely pass along the gains tomorrow morning, as long as bond markets hold relatively steady.
                                                                                                                        52 Weeks
ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.04%4.09%-0.053.84%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.37%3.42%-0.053.12%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.75%3.75%--3.35%4.05%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.19%4.24%-0.054.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.20%3.24%-0.042.98%3.25%
Today's Top Real Estate News Article

If You’re Planning To Buy A Home In 2018, Don’t Make This Mistake

By Emmie Martin
CNBC

The biggest mistake millennial homebuyers make on their first purchase







If you're planning to buy a home in 2018, you should be ready to spend some serious cash.
In addition to forking over a 20 percent down payment, you also need to have enough in the bank to cover closing costs, moving expenses, repairs and the first few months' mortgage payments, all without draining your emergency fund.

For first-time buyers, that can feel overwhelming. But it's worth it to ensure that you're in a financially sound place before diving into homeownership.

In fact, the biggest mistake people make while saving up to buy a home is socking away only the bare minimum, says Eric Roberge, a CFP and founder of Beyond Your Hammock.

"Scraping by is no way to live your life and, although it may feel like it, buying a home will not magically make your life better," he tells CNBC Make It. "Just like anything else, you will get over the new home feeling and sink back into normal life."

And the expenses don't stop once your name is on the deed. Homeowners should expect to pay 10 to 20 percent of the price of the home each year, according to Cathy Derus, a CPA and founder of Brightwater Financial. That includes expected costs, such as mortgage payments, insurance, utility bills and taxes, as well as unexpected ones, such as a broken boiler or a leaky roof.

Roberge also warns against taking unnecessary financial risks in order to be able to buy a home. He says not to "invest your money in the stock market to grow it faster" if you're aiming to buy in the near future: "This may be a smart strategy for someone saving for a home in the next five to 10 years. It's not smart if you would like to buy in the next one to three years."

You should maintain an emergency fund that's liquid and accessible and has enough in it to cover six months of living expenses.

Even if you feel emotionally ready to take on the responsibility of owning your own place, if it means you'd be scraping by, it's better to hold off until you're in a more stable position.

"Being smart with your money can look like living in an affordable rental and continuing to save and invest for future goals," Roberge says. "Breaking even or overspending is not a viable solution for anyone."

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