Saturday, January 20, 2018


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

#1      1473 North Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, Florida 33480 with 8 bedrooms, 14 baths and 11,027 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $49,500,000.

1473 N Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Long perhaps the most beautiful stretch of shoreline in Palm Beach, this serene and secluded compound enjoys 2.04 gated acres with 156 of frontage on the Atlantic Ocean. The estate includes an impressive main residence, a private four-bedroom guesthouse and an inviting swimming pool with a delightful cabana. Outside, native flora gives way to manicured gardens and an expanse of lush oceanfront lawn. Throughout the public spaces of the main residencewhich include a living room, a formal dining room, a media room and a chefs kitchenceilings are voluminous, light is plentiful, and views of the ocean are direct and alluring. The kitchen is impeccably outfitted with white lacquer cabinetry, an island, two Wolf ovens, two cooktops, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator-freezer. A relaxing loggia with a fireplace faces west. A second loggia leads to the master suite, secluded beneath a roof of its own. A true oasis, it boasts his and her offices, baths, and walk-in closets; a gym with a wet bar; and a kitchenette.The master suites private loggia looks out toward the ocean. The poolside cabana offers a living and dining area with a fireplace and a convenient half bath. An additional guest suite with private access and a full bathroom is nearby. On the secluded lower level are a media room, wine cellar, storage and office space, a laundry room and a garage.Nearby, the private guesthouse offers a living and dining area on the first level, and on the second, four bedrooms with en suite baths, a living room, and a kitchen with a calming coral palette. Beyond the estates lawn and a boundary of mature palms, paths wind through beautiful expanses of sand dunes toward the beach and the majestic ocean beyond. 

1473 N Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

1473 N Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

1473 N Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

1473 N Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

1473 N Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

1473 N Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

1473 N Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

1473 N Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

1473 N Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

1473 N Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Today's Top Real Estate News 
Auction Fever Heats Up Home Sale Prices
By Jann Swanson
Mortgage News Daily

The bidding wars are back. With home prices and sales back to or above pre-crisis levels and the inventory of available homes at records lows, CoreLogic's Shu Chen says that a large and increasing share of homes sold at or above their listing prices in 2017.



In September that share was back to early 2004 levels, up almost three times from the 2008 level. Those at-and-above list sales represented more than one-fifth of all transactions.  

Of course, under the "all real estate is local" rule, there is a wide range in the level of bidding activity.  In San Francisco 76 percent of sales were at the asking price or higher, while in Miami only 16 percent of sales reflected pressure from buyer bidding. 

Of the 16 Core-Based Statistical Areas (out of the 66 CoreLogic tracked) in Figure 2, the top five for above-list sales were in the Census Bureau's West or Mountain divisions, where home prices have also risen the fastest according to Federal Housing Finance Agency statistics.



Today's Top San Diego Luxury Estates


The median home value in San Diego County is $565,000. San Diego County home values have gone up 7.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.5% within the next year. 
The median home value in Coronado is $1,572,800. Coronado home values have gone up 3.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.3% within the next year.

The median home value in La Jolla is $1,899,900. La Jolla home values have gone up 8.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.2% within the next year.
               
The median home value in Solana Beach is $1,265,000. Solana Beach home values have gone up 13.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% within the next year. 

The median home value in Del Mar is $2,309,800. Del Mar home values have gone up 3.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.8% within the next year. 


The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,764,200. Rancho Santa Fe home values have gone up 5.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.7% within the next year.

#1     2011 Crest Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024 with 6 bedrooms, 6 baths and 5,743 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,429,000.



Elegant family home at the pinnacle of Cardiff and Encinitas. Fabulous windows offer sweeping views of ocean, mountains, and star-filled skies. No architectural detail overlooked in this custom home with vaulted ceilings, arched doorways, shimmering labradorite counters and herringbone chimneys. Nestled into mature evergreens on half an acre, its peaceful environment feels far removed from the 5-minute drive to amenities. 











Today's Top LA Luxury Estate.


The median home value in Orange County is $699,500. Orange County home values have gone up 4.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Los Angeles County is $595,700. Los Angeles County home values have gone up 8.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Newport Beach is $1,741,900. Newport Beach home values have gone up 5.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Monica is $1,520,800. Santa Monica home values have gone up 9.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.2% within the next year. 

The median home value in Pacific Palisades is $2,944,500. Pacific Palisades home values have gone up 9.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Malibu is $3,169,400. Malibu home values have gone up 10.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Bel Air is $3,513,900. Bel Air home values have gone up 6.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.1% within the next year. 

The median home value in Beverly Hills, 90210 is $5,217,600. 90210 home values have gone up 9.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.2% within the next year.

#1     1415 Devlin Drive, West Hollywood, CA 90069 with 7 bedrooms, 10 baths and 
12,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $39,950,000.



Resting at the pinnacle of prime lower Sunset Strip sits this sophisticated contemporary estate on Devlin Drive, representing an extraordinary exploration of boundaries. The monumental architecture and breathtaking hilltop setting, embraces you behind the privacy of hedged landscaping and iron gates - while simultaneously opening you up to the world below with sweeping views across all of Los Angeles. A meticulous modernist vision encompassing over appx 12,000 square feet of indoor living space, appx 13,500 SF of decks, hardscape and lush grassy yard, and sited on an acre of land - one of the largest promontory sites in the Sunset Strip. A true masterpiece in form, materiality and experience

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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 $252,400. Maricopa County home values have gone up 6.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Scottsdale is $435,800. Scottsdale home values have gone up 4.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Carefree is $743,200. Carefree home values have declined -1.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.4% within the next year. 

The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,641,900. Paradise Valley home values have gone up 1.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.0% within the next year.

#1      4796 East Charles Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 4,904 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,400,000.


This exclusive modern property is a design-build collaboration between The Construction Zone, Ltd. and Eddie Jones of Jones Studio. Together they have crafted a one-of-a-kind home in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Taking advantage of a hillside lot, the home provides amazing city light and mountain views out to the McDowell's and across the northeast valley. The unique quality of the home is apparent from the moment you step through the 10' custom steel and glass door and immerse yourself in a world of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Hard troweled concrete floors, custom steel windows and rift-cut oak woodwork present a truly modern palette for the 4,900 sf, four-bedroom 4.5 bath home. A fully outfitted kitchen and large dining room spill into the great room, with attention centering on an exquisite wood-clad volume that subtly wraps into a secluded home office. The spacious master suite includes a freestanding soaking tub with a view, large walk-in shower and a private water closet. The house also includes a dedicated exercise room and playroom.














Today's Top San Francisco Luxury Estate

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The median home value in San Francisco County is $1,293,700. San Francisco County home values have gone up 12.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Marin County is $1,094,700. Marin County home values have gone up 6.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.1% within the next year. 

The median home value in Santa Clara County is $1,196,600. Santa Clara County home values have gone up 21.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.5% within the next year.


The median home value in Tiburon is $2,638,200. Tiburon home values have gone up 6.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.7% 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 $3,010,700. Palo Alto home values have gone up 21.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Los Altos is $3,262,900. Los Altos home values have gone up 17.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.6% within the next year.       

    
The median home value in Saratoga is $2,816,200. Saratoga home values have gone up 18.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.8% within the next year. 

The median home value in Atherton is $7,257,800. Atherton home values have gone up 16.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.4% within the next year.

#1     1350 Noe Street, San Francisco, CA 94131 with 4 baths, and 4,437 sq.ft. is listed for sale $5,250,000.



This newly built modern residence in one of San Francisco's most sought after neighborhoods. Finished in 2017 and consisting of 4 beds, 3.5 baths and over 4300 SQFT of living space, the homes extra wide lot affords for a significant reverse floor plan. With 3 beds on the same level including a generous master suite with downtown views the home is well suited for varying family size and lifestyle. The main levels open professional kitchen, elegant dining and grand living room takes full advantage of the quiet, green surroundings and views across the City and San Francisco Bay. The upper level features a broad media room with indoor/outdoor entertaining areas, (complete with fire pit) a mezzanine office and fourth bed w/bath.














Today's Top Seattle Luxury Estate

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The median home value in King County is $608,000. King County home values have gone up 15.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Kirkland is $727,500. Kirkland home values have gone up 21.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.9% within the next year

The median home value in Seattle is $718,700. Seattle home values have gone up 16.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $881,000. Bellevue home values have gone up 17.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,441,600. Mercer Island home values have gone up 8.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.0% within the next year. 

The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,680,500. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 18.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.2% within the next year.

The median home value in Medina is $2,720,300. Medina home values have gone up 13.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.8% within the next year.

#1     10665 SE 22nd Street, Bellevue, WA 98004 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 
6,615 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,399,950
Truly elegant and one of a kind 38,000 sq. ft. Enatai estate w/ a new custom 6,615 sq. ft. home dripping in luxury finishes and incredible vaulted spaces w/ beamed ceilings etc. Master on the main, with a closet to die for, formal bay window den with tons of light, 4 fireplaces on the main floor including 1 in the massive covered outdoor living area w/ built in barbecue. Interior circular drive w/ landscaped island and massive landscaped and irrigated grounds w/ sunny STW exposure in back. Don't miss it!











Today's Best Mortgage Rates
Worst Week Since June for Mortgage Rates.
Jan 19 2018, 6:24PM

Mortgage rates remained at 9-month highs today, with most lenders in worse shape than yesterday.  In the morning, the sky hadn't yet fallen, the average lender was right in line with yesterday's 9-month highs, but at least we weren't any worse off than yesterday.  Things changed in the afternoon as bond markets weakened abruptly.  Many lenders issued negative reprices, thus leaving the average lender noticeably higher than yesterday.

Today's weakness makes this the worst week for rates since late June and one of only 3 weeks with as much of a rate spike since 2016. For the third day in a row, I'm repeating the same mantra: any time we're pushing long-term highs, it's a good idea to remain defensive  in terms of locking vs floating.  The saving grace is that long-term highs typically precede extended periods of positivity for rates.  It's just a matter of figuring out if these long term highs are high enough to rebalance the scales in the bond market.
                                                                                                                               52 Weeks

ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.23%4.22%+0.013.84%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.59%3.58%+0.013.12%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.00%4.00%--3.35%4.05%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.36%4.35%+0.014.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.29%3.29%--2.98%3.29%
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Tom


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