Friday, December 29, 2017


Today's Best Mansionwww.todaysbestmansionsforsale.com

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

#1     12 Coral Ridge, Newport Beach, CA 92657 with 6 bedrooms, 10 baths 
and 11,400 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $22,900,000.

12 Coral Rdg, Newport Coast, CA 92657

STUNNING NEW CUSTOM ESTATE just completed with the utmost attention to detail. Perched from the highest point and nestled behind the double gates of Crystal Cove, this Newport Coast gem is a true treasure. This authentic Tuscan Estate with its transitional/modern interior is unapologetic in its beauty, from its soaring 35’ building height, to the indoor/outdoor living space of well appointed elegance. Renowned masonry, Brad Gilbert whose work is displayed in both Architectural Digest and the Robb Report gave unwavering detail to this Tuscan Estate which features the artistry of a handpicked custom rock blend and reclaimed bricks. Together with the coveted 300 plus year reclaimed roof tiles from a castle in Italy, the Tuscan Estate is unparalleled. With nine sets of disappearing pocket doors, you move across the grand courtyard and seamlessly through the house to the beckoning incredulous 180 degree views of Catalina Island, Newport Harbor and the Pacific Ocean with captivating ever changing sunsets and views that never tire. You will find the finest in finishes with this Tuscan Estate. French Limestone, from stone guru Cedric Lambert, hardwood floors by Gaetano, Italian marble and onyx countertops, Rocky Mountain hardware, 1 3/4 inch on all doors, windows and doors made from the best Mahogany from Peru, the best in faucets and fixtures and a well known artist retained for two years finished and aged all railings, rain gutters.

12 Coral Rdg, Newport Coast, CA 92657

12 Coral Rdg, Newport Coast, CA 92657

12 Coral Rdg, Newport Coast, CA 92657

12 Coral Rdg, Newport Coast, CA 92657

12 Coral Rdg, Newport Coast, CA 92657

12 Coral Rdg, Newport Coast, CA 92657

12 Coral Rdg, Newport Coast, CA 92657

12 Coral Rdg, Newport Coast, CA 92657

12 Coral Rdg, Newport Coast, CA 92657


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    The Park Bankers Hill Penthouse C,  2850 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 with 3 bedrooms, 4 baths and 4,140 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,673,250.

2855 5th Ave Unit 904, San Diego, CA 92103

The most luxurious penthouse homes in all of San Diego are finally available. Reserved for the cultural elite, these homes deliver incredible architectural pedigree and unrivaled panoramic views. Fluidly blending the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living, oversized terraces offer views of the majestic canopies of Balboa Park and the glittering downtown skyline. Glass walls reveal the natural elements providing the perfect setting to host intimate gatherings or privately take in the impressive sunsets that radiate across the horizon. Dining outside in luxurious comfort whenever the mood strikes or relaxing near the private natural gas fireplace truly amplifies the allure of alfresco living. One of four unique floor plans, the C floor plan features the popular C scheme finish package, which includes a book matched granite slab kitchen backsplash, Key West Sea Shell DuChateau hardwood floors, Boffi cabinetry in Ash Grey Oak and an impressive marble master spa retreat. The unique privilege to be one of the first to tour The Park can be yours.

2855 5th Ave Unit 904, San Diego, CA 92103

2855 5th Ave Unit 904, San Diego, CA 92103

2855 5th Ave Unit 904, San Diego, CA 92103

2855 5th Ave Unit 904, San Diego, CA 92103

2855 5th Ave Unit 904, San Diego, CA 92103

2855 5th Ave Unit 904, San Diego, CA 92103

2855 5th Ave Unit 904, San Diego, CA 92103

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     4757 White Oak Avenue, Encino, CA 91416 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths 
and 7,736 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,399,000.

4757 White Oak Ave, Encino, CA 91316

Modern Architectural Estate seamlessly blends the indoor, outdoor spaces brought together with dynamic use of glass, light and water. Custom stainless steel entry door leads to an open floor plan featuring 7318 sq ft, 5 bedroom, 5 bath main house with soaring ceilings, stone fireplaces, La Murano chandeliers, Fleetwood doors, custom vents, led lighting, Sonos system throughout, large en-suite bedrooms and a recording studio. Gourmet chefs kitchen is equipped with Miele appliances, top of the line cabinetry, an island and breakfast area. A state of the art, sound proof, movie theater with ample seating and a bar area. Master bedroom with seating area, fireplace, two walk-in closets, opens to a zen garden with koi pond and is complete with large master bath featuring heated floors and imported stone. The expansive yard complete with multiple fireplaces, seating areas, bar, firepit, 5 hole putting green, plus 418 sq ft gym/guesthouse, 3 car garage plus ample parking. 

4757 White Oak Ave, Encino, CA 91316

4757 White Oak Ave, Encino, CA 91316

4757 White Oak Ave, Encino, CA 91316

4757 White Oak Ave, Encino, CA 91316

4757 White Oak Ave, Encino, CA 91316

4757 White Oak Ave, Encino, CA 91316

4757 White Oak Ave, Encino, CA 91316

4757 White Oak Ave, Encino, CA 91316

4757 White Oak Ave, Encino, CA 91316

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 $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     10301 East Mountain Spring Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 with 4 bedrooms, 
6 baths and 6,332 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,798,000.

10301 E Mountain Spring Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

KUST COMPLETED BRAND NEW HOME in Silverleaf Parks Neighborhood by Prominent Builder Sommer Custom Homes. This Outstanding Luxury Home is Exquisitely Designed w/ Light & Bright Finishes and features 4 bedrooms (with optional 5th), 6 Baths, Office, Exercise, Huge Rec Room, & Pool Bath! Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring at all downstairs rooms, Custom Cabinetry, Natural Stone Tile throughout, Gorgeous Lighting Package, and Huge Kitchen w/ Wolf & Subzero Appliances & walk-in pantry. Large grass front & rear yards with courtyards and tons of privacy on this corner lot with Great Mountain Views from rear yard. This is one of the last Custom Homes to be built in this fantastic enclave surrounded by several Parks, a Lake, Gardens, 30,000 acres of Mountain Preserve & nearly 170 miles of hiking trails. 

10301 E Mountain Spring Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10301 E Mountain Spring Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10301 E Mountain Spring Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
10301 E Mountain Spring Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10301 E Mountain Spring Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10301 E Mountain Spring Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

10301 E Mountain Spring Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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.

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     345 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA 94515 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths 
and 5,970 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $8,750,000.

345 Silverado Trl, Calistoga, CA 94515

Stunning Napa Valley Estate. One of a kind, resort style property located next door to Solage & across from the new Four Seasons Resort in Calistoga. 6000 square foot main home, w/ a full guest/pool house. Outdoor amenities include a pool & spa, tennis court, basketball court, bocce, outdoor kitchen, fire pit and lush gardens. 3 separate detached garages w/ a total of 12 spaces. Walk or ride your bike to town. Your own Napa Valley resort.

345 Silverado Trl, Calistoga, CA 94515

345 Silverado Trl, Calistoga, CA 94515

345 Silverado Trl, Calistoga, CA 94515

345 Silverado Trl, Calistoga, CA 94515

345 Silverado Trl, Calistoga, CA 94515

345 Silverado Trl, Calistoga, CA 94515

345 Silverado Trl, Calistoga, CA 94515

345 Silverado Trl, Calistoga, CA 94515

345 Silverado Trl, Calistoga, CA 94515

345 Silverado Trl, Calistoga, CA 94515

345 Silverado Trl, Calistoga, CA 94515

345 Silverado Trl, Calistoga, CA 94515

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     10200 Rainer Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98178 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths 
and 3,239 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $2,149,000.

10200 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

Amazing opportunity to live lakeside in elegant new construction by Strong Run Homes. Enjoy a thoughtfully designed floorplan, luxurious custom features and the endless serenity of living lakeside with your boat. Dramatic spaces, clean lines and abundant natural light are complimented by extravagant touches throughout. An enormous chef's kitchen anchors the main living floor and is enhanced by dynamic entertaining space with endless water views. Construction nearly done, don't miss this!

10200 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

10200 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

10200 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

10200 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

10200 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

10200 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

Today's Best Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady Despite Market Weakness 
Dec 28 2017, 5:03PM
Mortgage rates were broadly unchanged today, despite negative cues from underlying bond markets.  In other words, the bonds that account for most mortgage rate movement suggested higher rates--at least if you're comparing today against yesterday's latest levels.
The catch is that yesterday's mortgage rate sheets weren't based on the "latest levels."  Bonds improved all day, and fairly substantially at that!  Lenders offered lower rates in the afternoon, but they only make those adjustments once or twice on any given day (they prefer not to make them at all).  As such, bonds continued to improve after the early afternoon glut of new lender rate sheets. 

With all of the above in mind, it's easier to reconcile today's seemingly paradoxical strength.  Indeed, current bond market trading levels are right in line with the levels seen during yesterday's mortgage lender rate sheet changes.  In other words, we're right where we should be.
                                                                                                                               52 Week

ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.04%4.04%--3.84%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.37%3.37%--3.12%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.75%3.75%--3.35%4.05%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.19%4.19%--4.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.21%3.20%+0.012.98%3.25%
Today's Top Real Estate News Article

Homes in U.S. Gained $2 Trillion in Value This Year.


By Patrick Clark
Bloomberg.com

What to Expect From Housing and Consumer Spending in 2018.



Your home may not have made the same gains as stocks or bitcoin, but it still was a robust year for the U.S. housing market.  The value of the entire U.S. housing stock increased by 6.5 percent -- or $2 trillion -- in 2017, according to a report from Zillow. All homes in the country are now worth a cumulative $31.8 trillion.

The gain in home values was the fastest since 2013, when real estate was in the early stages of its recovery from the recession. Yet it still trails the surge in other assets, with the S&P 500 Index up about 19 percent, and bitcoin increasing exponentially.

Los Angeles is the most valuable U.S. housing market at $2.7 trillion, according to Zillow’s estimate of owner-occupied and rental homes, with New York second, at $2.6 trillion. The 10 most valuable metropolitan areas are worth $11.3 trillion combined, or 36 percent of the total value of the U.S. housing stock.

A home might be a worse investment next year, as the new federal tax law reduces key benefits to ownership. That includes a lower limit on the amount of debt eligible for the mortgage-interest deduction and a cap on state and local tax deductions. Those changes will land hardest on homeowners in coastal markets with high property values -- and taxes --  and could lead to price declines, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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Cordially,

Tom