Wednesday, February 7, 2018


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#1      1006 Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 with 7 bedrooms, 9 baths and 
12,220 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $32,000,000.



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

Magnificently remodeled Estate by the renowned architect Paul Williams. An exquisite blend of old-world Tudor architecture and French Country design. Located among the most prestigious estates north of Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Grand scale public rooms, intricate hand carved wood paneling. Formal Dining Room perfect for large gatherings. Step down Living Room with oversized antique fireplace. Media room with drop down screen and entertainer's bar. Separate family room with additional bar. Large eat-in kitchen, billiard room, gym and private office. Gracious master suite with gorgeous vaulted and beamed ceilings. There are four additional bedroom suites and a main floor apartment. Stunning one bedroom, two bath Guest House. Magnificent rolling lawns. Tennis court, lagoon pool, spa and waterfalls create the perfect resort-like living. Rare street to street lot with parking for up to 20 cars. Live in L.A.'s most exclusive residential area. 













Today's Top Real Estate News 

Bel-Air's most expensive home sales last year begin with Jay-Z and Beyoncé


630 Nimes Road, Bel Air, CA 90077 with 7 bedrooms, 15 baths and 35,378 sq.ft. is currently the most expensive Bel Air Manson listed for sale at $72,000,000.  The French Provencial chateau with exquisite attention to detail with interior rooms designed and executed with absolute precision and creativity on one of the most sought after streets in Bel Air, a street commanding prices greater than anywhere in the country.

Rising to fame in the 19,20's as the choice address of the L.A. elite, Bel-Air was originally intended as a “Community of Gentlemen’s Estates” by oil tycoon Alphonzo Edward Bell. While many of Old Hollywood’s lavish properties are being torn down in favor of modern constructions, the city’s glitz and glamour still maintains its iconic reputation.




Rising to fame in the 19,20's as the choice address of the L.A. elite, Bel-Air was originally intended as a “Community of Gentlemen’s Estates” by oil tycoon Alphonzo Edward Bell. While many of Old Hollywood’s lavish properties are being torn down in favor of modern constructions, the city’s glitz and glamour still maintains its iconic reputation.

In 2017, Bel-Air recorded 102 single-family home sales of $2 million, about 40 more sales than the previous year. There were 21 sales of $10 million or more, up from 14 sales in 2016.

$88 million — Cuesta Way Mansions sold to Jay-Z and Beyoncé

Cuesta Way | Bel-Air

Hip-hop power couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé, who have a long history with the Westside rental market, became new L.A. homeowners in August with the purchase of a newly built mansion on Cuesta Way.

The modern showplace sits behind walls and gates and comprises six structures with about 30,000 square feet of living space. Features of the monolithic-vibe compound include spa and wellness facilities, a media room and four outdoor swimming pools. The windows and pocketing glass walls are bulletproof.

Patios and terraces create an additional 10,000 square feet of outdoor living space. Also within 2 acres of grounds is a full basketball court.

The property, developed by Dean McKillen, was never publicly offered for sale but carried an asking price of $135 million, according to real estate sources.


$41 million — Stradella Road

Michael Bay's former Bel-Air home | Hot Property


On Stradella Road, the onetime address of blockbuster director-producer Michael Bay sold in December for $4 million less than the asking price.

Originally designed and built in 1976 by Jack Warner, the modern home was recently renovated and expanded to 15,000 square feet by Saota Architecture.

Within the multilevel floor plan are a designer-decor kitchen, a wine room and a home theater. An indoor wellness center holds massage and steam rooms, a sauna and a gym. There are five bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

The home sits on a roughly 1-acre lot with expansive outdoor living space and an infinity-edge swimming pool. Views from the site take in the Los Angeles Basin, Mt. Baldy and Santa Monica Bay.

James Harris and David Parnes of the Agency were the listing agents. Alexander Tarigo of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer, a corporate entity linked to billionaire real estate developer Jay Paul.


$40.8 million – Delfern Drive

Delfern Drive | Bel-Air 














Billionaire investor Nicolas Berggruen in April bought the storied Edie Goetz estate on Delfern Drive from former Northwest Airlines Chairman Gary L. Wilson.

Once owned by Universal-International Pictures President William Goetz and his wife, Edie Mayer Goetz, the Georgian Colonial-style home’s grand public rooms were once used to host Hollywood parties with stars such as Judy Garland and Cary Grant.

An Art Deco-inspired library/bar is included in nearly 15,000 square feet of interiors, as well as 11 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms.

Jeffrey Hyland and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland co-listed the property with Aaron Kirman of John Aaroe Group. Linda May of Hilton & Hyland represented the buyer.


$30 million – Delfern Drive

200 Delfern Drive Holmby Hills Manny Mashouf Home for Sale

Manny Mashouf, creator of the Bebe clothing brand, sold his estate on Delfern Drive in April for $15 million less than the original asking price, records show.

The 20,000-square-foot estate enters to a two-story foyer boasting 26-foot ceilings. Arched doorways lead to living spaces such as a formal dining area, billiards room and a walnut-paneled wet bar.

The master suite has two fireplaces and two private terraces, for a total of eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.

David Parnes of the Agency held the listing. Kelsey Kroon, also of the Agency, represented the buyer.


$27 million ­– Charing Cross Road

10281 Charing Cross Road, Los Angeles, CA

In May, film producer Mario Kassar sold a sprawling traditional-style estate that sits across from the Playboy Mansion on Charing Cross Road.

More than two acres of park-like grounds hold multiple lawns and patios, a tennis court and a pool and spa. Inside, nearly 6,600 square feet of living space includes five bedrooms and six bathrooms.

Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was the listing agent. Stephen Resnick and Jonathan Nash of Hilton & Hyland represented the buyer.


$24 million – Bellagio Road

10445 Bellagio Road, Los Angeles, CA

A long brick driveway winds up to this Bellagio Road estate, which sold in November. The Mediterranean-style mansion, built in 1927, had been listed for as much as $25 million, records show.

In the two-story entryway, a dome-topped spiral staircase wraps its way around the room. The than 10,000 square feet of living space includes a terra cotta-tiled living room with beamed ceilings and a wood-paneled family room.

The master suite, one of five bedrooms, features a his-and-hers bathroom.
Richard Ehrlich and Stephen Shapiro of Westside Estate Agency held the listing. Heidi Tabib of Beverly Hills Best Realty represented the buyer.






Today's Top San Diego Luxury Estates

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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      1 Buccaneer Way, Coronado, CA 92188 with 6 bedrooms, 8 baths and 
7,100 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $9,490,000.


This spectacular estate has been beautifully redesigned with a contemporary flair including 2 Staircases, Balcony, Bar, Beamed Ceilings, Built-Ins, Ceiling Fan, Copper Plumbing Full, Granite Counters, High Ceilings (9 Feet+), Home Automation System, Living Room Balcony, Living Room Deck Attached, Open Floor Plan, Pantry, Phone System, Recessed Lighting, Stone Counters, Storage Space, Sump Pump, Track Lighting, Two Story Ceilings, Vacuum Central, Wet Bar and more.

















Today's Top LA Luxury Estate.

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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      3219 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 
6,700 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $11,200,000.
Santa Barbara's premier bluff front estate! Enjoy a front row seat as the ever evolving views of the Pacific ebb & flow with aquatic life, & the night sky is illuminated by gorgeous California sunsets. This 5bd/6.5ba, newly renovated, 1.3-acre estate has apx 105' of coastline & nearly 180° of ocean/foothill views. Luxury details throughout offer an elevated lifestyle & a practical floor plan is ideal for all stages of life. Interior spaces connect seamlessly w/extensive outdoor patios for indoor/outdoor living & entertaining. A main floor master w/an ocean view sitting room is a luxe retreat. 4 addt'l ensuite bdrms are gracious accommodations for loved ones & a handsome mtn view library is ideal for an office. Santa Barbara's iconic coast is outside your front door! 
















Today's Top Phoenix Luxury Estate 

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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      8030 North 64th Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 with 7 bedrooms, 7 baths and 7,015 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,350,000.

8030 N 74th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Highly sought after Paradise Valley Farms chic residence is a treasure of sophisticated style perfectly positioned on a 1 acre mature home site. Welcoming tree-lined wide streets are an inviting trademark of this desirable neighborhood. Impressive drive up appeal with towering trees and lush grass front yard with circle drive, rich textures of iron and wood detail the exterior with a charming entry courtyard. Custom built in 2016, this show stopper has been fully remodeled with distinctivedetails throughout. Well-designed home plan with great room opening to kitchen and outdoor living, office, 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, media/gameroom plus 975 sq ft detached guest house (under construction). (click ''more'' to continue) Stunning soft contemporary interiors include stylish wide plank wood flooring throughout, shiplap accent walls, wood beams accent ceilings, fireplace and kitchen walls, barn doors, custom wall coverings and tiled walls. Meticulous finishes throughout make this home one-of-a-kind exuding modern character. Luxurious backyard boasts generous outdoor living spaces including covered patio with linear gas fireplace, outdoor kitchen dining area with water feature, spacious artificial turf and grassy area, pool/spa and guest house. 

8030 N 74th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

8030 N 74th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

8030 N 74th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

8030 N 74th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

8030 N 74th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

8030 N 74th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

8030 N 74th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

8030 N 74th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

8030 N 74th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

8030 N 74th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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     2831 Baker Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 
4,730 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,500,000.



This spectacular Cow Hollow property will captivate with its enchanting outdoor spaces, stylish interior, wonderful flow, and fabulous location. Situated on a deep lot, the 3-level property boasts 4-bedrooms, 3.5-bathrooms, media room, den/office, and a spacious 1BR/1BA guest suite with its own living, dining and kitchen. A separate structure houses an artist studio and 2-car s/s garage. There are decks on all three levels, a beautifully landscaped yard, and a one-of-a-kind rooftop garden. Amenities incl. radiant heat, skylights, fireplaces, and luxe kitchens & baths. Located steps from the Presidio, Chestnut and Union St retail corridors, and minutes from the GG Bridge, it's a wonderful opportunity to own a slice of paradise in the City.

























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      160 Highland Drive, Seattle, WA 98109 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 6,426 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,795,000.
A spectacular custom contemporary home on Queen Anne's south slope overlooking Mt. Rainier, Elliott Bay, and Seattle skyline. The entry opens to custom Tigerwood floating stairs set under soaring ceilings that continue throughout. Stunning epicurean kitchen with top of the line appliances, media/theater room, game room, 1500 bottle walk-in wine tasting rm, panoramic view decks, 3 full suites, full ADU/nanny-quarters. Elevator and 4 car garage.




















Today's Best Mortgage Rates.
Mortgage Rates Head Back Toward Recent Highs
Feb 6 2018, 4:39PM

Mortgage rates were mixed today, with most lenders offering slightly better terms this morning compared to yesterday's mid-day levels.  Things took a turn for the worse in the afternoon as the stock market recovery pulled money back out of bonds.  Lower demand for bonds results in rates moving higher, all else being equal.

With so much focus on stocks over the past two days, the following bears repeating: stocks and bonds are not reliable predictors of each other's movement.  Yes, we definitely saw stocks have a clear influence on bonds and rates yesterday, but that isn't always going to be the case.  It's worth noting that 10yr bond futures prices didn't move any more than 1.5% in response to more than a 7% drop in S&P futures. 

In other words, rates were very reluctant to move lower yesterday.  The implication is that they'll be perfectly willing to jump right back up to yesterday morning's levels, even if stocks aren't quite there yet.  Any tactical opportunity to float has passed.  
                                                                                                                            52 Week

ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.37%4.38%-0.013.84%4.45%
15 Yr FRM3.74%3.75%-0.013.12%3.79%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.20%4.25%-0.053.35%4.25%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.46%4.47%-0.014.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.37%3.39%-0.022.98%3.42%
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Tom


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