Thursday, January 11, 2018

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

#1       833 Stradella Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077 with 6 bedrooms, 12 baths and 20,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $36,000,000.


Del Air Iconic Architectural Statement by Mark Rios, FAIA, who designed a 11,000sf residence epitomizing the LA lifestyle of indoor/outdoor living w/ city/ocean views. A 6bd, 8ba+ 4powder haven surrounded by gardens/pathways. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to a sun-filled LR to outdoor pool. Elegant FDR flows into swanky den. A chef's kitchen satisfies the discerning epicurean. Master suite w/ his/hers heated stone-floored bathrooms & walk-in wardrobes pamper every indulgence. 4 ensuite bds/office & manager's berth complete 2nd floor. Open floor plan captures views from every room. Modern design w/ elegant editing boasts luxurious stone, wood, bronze, glass & natural wall coverings/finishes. 21st Century lifestyle living: cabana, exterior bar/kit, sun deck, gym, spa/steam rm, office/study, library/lounge, 3rd floor screening room w/ rooftop terrace, Crestron, sep guest suite, security office & motor court. A simple yet confident contemporary vision w/ subtle indulgences thruout. 



















Today's Top Real Estate News 


All but one of the 20 most expensive zip codes in the country are either in New York or California





A new study by PropertyShark.com analyzed closed sales covering residential properties across the nation in order to highlight the 100 priciest zip codes in the U.S.
Rather unsurprisingly, all but one of the top 20 areas are found in either California or New York. The one outlier is in Florida.

Check out this year's top 20 priciest zip codes right here, alongside the 2017 median sale price in each respective location:

1.   Zip code:   94027 (Atherton, San Mateo County, CA). Median sale price: $4,950,000
2.   Zip code:   10013 (New York, New York County, NY). Median sale price: $4,100,000
3.   Zip code:   33109 (Miami Beach, FL). Median sale price: $4,052,500
4.   Zip code:   10007 (New York, New York County, NY). Median sale price: $3,988,683
5.   Zip code    90210 (Beverly Hills, LA County, CA). Median sale price: $3,850,000
6.   Zip code:   90402 (Santa Monica, LA County, CA). Median sale price: $3,512,500
7.   Zip code:   94301 (Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, CA). Median sale price: $3,300,000
8.   Zip code:   94022 (Los Altos, Santa Clara County, CA). Median sale price: $3,200,000
9.   Zip code:   11976 (Water Mill, Suffolk County, NY). Median sale price: $3,162,500
10. Zip code:   11975 (Wainscott, Suffolk County, NY). Median sale price: $3,000,000
11. Zip code:    94957 (Ross, Marin County, CA). Median sale price: $2,987,500
12. Zip code:    92657 (Newport Coast, Orange County, CA). Median sale price: $2,950,000
13. Zip code:    94028 (Portola Valley, CA). Median sale price: $2,895,000
14. Zip code:    94024 (Los Altos, Santa Clara County, CA). Median sale price: $2,875,000
15. Zip code:    11962 (Sagaponack, Suffolk County, NY). Median sale price: $2,819,000
16. Zip code:    92661 (Newport Beach, CA). Median sale price: $2,800,000
17. Zip code:    10282 (New York, New York County, NY). Median sale price: $2,775,000
18. Zip code:    93108 (Santa Barbara County, CA). Median sale price: $2,757,500
19. Zip code:    90272 (Los Angeles, LA County, CA). Median sale price: $2,730,000
20. Zip code:    94528 (Diablo Contra, Costa County, CA). Median sale price: $2,618,750 


Some other exciting highlights from the study: Last year, Sagaponack's 11962 zip code was at the top of the list but now claims the 15th spot.

Finally, besides California, New York and Florida, only eight other states made it to the top 100. These are Washington, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and Hawaii.



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      4438 La Noria, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 with 5  bedrooms, 6 baths and 
11,590 sq.ft. is listed for sale ay $10,900,000.


This modern property is the result of a level of thought rarely seen. Simply put, this unparalleled equestrian estate in Rancho Santa Fe?s distinguished West Covenant outdoes the rest. Like-new with a clean, modern vibe and sophisticated yet welcoming ambiance, the chic residence truly has it all. Approximately 11,590 square feet on one impressive level and situated on a private, gated 4.45-acre homesite, the state-of-the-art estate has been completely reimagined and now boasts a dedicated audiophile-grade theater designed by award-winning PMI, custom wine cellar, fully appointed gym, and cutting-edge whole-house smart home audio/video, security, water-purification, pool, lighting and climate-control systems. A chef?s paradise, an enormous island kitchen is home to the world?s leading appliances, a separate bistro with Woodstone pizza oven and baking center, refrigerated drink drawers, handmade Italian La Marzocco plumbed Espresso center, steam oven, and a Wolf double oven and range with double griddle. A pub bar shines with an illuminated countertop, freezer, refrigerator, wine dispensers, ice machine and commercial dishwasher. The extensive array continues with 4 ensuite bedrooms, 2 offices, master suite spa, detached guesthouse, a split-level 8-car garage, imported French limestone throughout, and electronic slide-away doors for indoor/outdoor living. Colorful and masterfully maintained landscaping enriches grounds that host an outdoor kitchen, sand fire pit, pool, spa, outdoor living room, parking for 50+ vehicles, lower play area, 4-stall barn, arena, 1/4-mile walking trail, wash racks, 3 grass pastures, a jumping area with top-quality footing and so very much more. Furniture and artwork are available for purchase. The opportunity is once-in-a-lifetime. The estate is one-of-a-kind. 

















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      225 North Cabon Drive #7B, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 with 3 bedrooms, 4 baths and 2,710 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $10,500,000.



The ultimate lifestyle w/ exclusive concierge services, as well as the Forbes Five Star services & amenities of the Montage Beverly Hills hotel. The residence designed w /Mediterranean-style fixtures & finishes includes grand living and dining rm, 3 en suite bedrooms all w/10' ft. ceilings, 4 bathrooms, office & gourmet kitchen. Residence offers private balconies w/ dramatic views of the surrounding cityscape. Two exclusive residential elevator, private & valet parking & state-of-the-art security system.








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      5901 East Valley Vista Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with 8 bedrooms,          10 baths and 11,975 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $12,488,000.
This romantic 14,275 sq ft Spanish Colonial Estate on 2.53 acres with superb views of Camelback Mountain harmoniously blends graceful architecture,expert craftsmanship and unsurpassed handcrafted detail. Hand-hewn stone and wood pegged plank hardwood floors, 19ft ceilings with 2,000lb Oregon beams,leaded glass windows, hand-forged ironwork + hand carved cabinetry complement luxuriously comfortable indoor living. Private grounds of this gated estate add spellbinding allure with 8 fountains, a stone aqueduct with cascading waterfall, 9 fireplaces, elegant pool, sport court and specimen plantings. Other features include savant control system, 8 exquisite bedrooms with 2 bedroom guesthouse, media room, 2 libraries, exercise, game and wine rooms. A $3+ million expansion was completed in 2013. 

















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      27350 Julietta Lane, Los Altos, CA 94022 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 
6,217 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,995,000.



The best of Silicon Valley living awaits at this stunning European villa on 1.45 acres with sweeping views across the valley and bay. Exquisitely remodeled, providing absolute luxury and the casual warmth of a family home. White oak floors and stone finishes of Calacatta marble and French Limestone combine in timeless elegance while true divided-light windows fill the home with natural light and views of the Bay. Added luxuries include a media room plus wine cellar & tasting room reminiscent of a European winery. The resort-inspired grounds take full advantage of the setting, overlooking the Bay from the infinity edge pool & spa, two fire pit terraces, and outdoor kitchen. Strategically placed fire bowls enhance the ambiance. A golf practice area and putting greens stand ready on the lower grounds and a level lawn area is ideal for play, all connected by cobblestone-lined steps & English gardens. A treasured property offering the best of California living in the heart of Silicon Valley .





















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      1035 89th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 6,700 sq.ft.
is listed for sale at $4,688,000.


Live the inspired life with world class design and amenities on a luxurious, private West Bellevue estate. A BDR masterwork, this incredible resale fulfills your dreams. No expense was spared when finishing this home. Enjoy Sub Zero, Wolf, Miele, Crestron home automation, white, creamy honed marble and rich wide plank hardwoods. Marvelous great room living for gatherings, a kitchen designed to enhance the entertainer and chef.Heated and covered outdoor room with fireplace for all season fun.Gorgeous!

















Today's Best Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rates Remain at 6-Month Highs Despite Late Day Bounce
Jan 10 2018, 3:35PM

Mortgage rates were much higher this morning, bringing them to new 6-month highs (a dubious distinction also accomplished yesterday).  Unlike yesterday, there were good and bad moments today.  Bond markets (which underlie rate movement) were already starting to show signs of support this morning. Early this afternoon, a scheduled auction of 10yr Treasury Notes was met with strong demand.  When demand for a bond rises relative to supply, rates fall. 

Mortgage rates aren't based directly on 10yr Treasuries, but there is a strong correlationbetween the two.  The 10yr serves as an important benchmark for any longer-term interest rate in the US, so the strong auction suggested rates may attempt to find a ceiling here after a rocky start to the year.

The staying power of any such ceiling remains to be seen, but at least for today, it allowed lenders to adjust rate sheets for the better.  While that didn't quite get them back to yesterday's levels, some lenders were very close. 

From a strategy standpoint, we'd still want to see a bigger commitment to lower rates before it made sense to roll the dice with respect to locking and floating
                                                                                                                                  52 Week
ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.15%4.14%+0.013.84%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.46%3.45%+0.013.12%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.75%3.75%--3.35%4.05%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.30%4.29%+0.014.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.22%3.20%+0.022.98%3.25%
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Cordially,


Tom


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