Thursday, February 8, 2018


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#1     3970 Victoria Lane, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 with 12 bedrooms, 33 baths and 50,255 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $85,000,000.


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

World class French Romantic masterpiece! Truly one of California's most distinct properties. Privately gate guarded 33 acre compound reimagined from the ground up with no expense spared. Enter past a majestic 1/4 acre lake & authentic mill house,formal gardens,stone bridges & four cascading pools inspired by the Monet Gardens of Giverny, France. The main residence spans over 32,000 SF and is graced with 360 degree views & every conceivable amenity imaginable. Features incl. a one of a kind sound proof Dolby certified cinema with 20'x10' screen. There is also an amazing collectors museum, 5000 SF grand master suite and more. The resort grounds provide an 11,000 SF guest hse, working 5 acre organic farm, 2644 SF pool house/spa, two pools & 2 municipal quality wells.






























Today's Top Real Estate News 

Millennials are flocking to the suburbs—here are 20 of the most desirable ones in America

CNBC

The suburbs may not be as flashy as cities, but they have a lot to offer: affordable housing, good schools, employment and proximity to cool urban amenities.  Young people are catching on. Millennials have become the largest group of home-buyers, and almost half of them live in the suburbs.


4554 East Mcdonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2,734 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $699,900.  Livable solid block 5 bedroom, 3 bath home for Remodel/Expansion Opportunity. Connected to gas and sewer on 1 acre flat lot. Fantastic close up views of Camelback and Praying Monk. Quick and easy access to shopping, airport, Country Day School and downtown. Update this classic ranch for a comfortable living space in an optimal setting, or build your dream home here and enjoy a stylish new abode with significant instant equity!  The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,641,900. 

"One big reason for the popularity of suburbs is cost," Zillow reports. "As urban cores have soared in popularity, so have the price tags on urban homes. To afford bigger homes, and to find the shared amenities they like such as community gyms and pools, many millennials are willing to live farther out."


And according to a 2018 report from Money, which highlighted the best place to live in every U.S. state based on qualities like affordability, convenience, education and safety, many of the best places to live in America are suburbs. Here's a data visualization of Money's report.






Below, CNBC Make It highlighted some of the top suburbs in America, based off of Money's list and including Money's key data points. The 20 suburbs below are listed order of median household income.

Paradise Valley, Arizona

Located between Phoenix and Scottsdale
Projected job growth: 9.08 percent
Median household income: $138,192 


Mercer Island, Washington

Located between Seattle and Bellevue
Projected job growth: 7.64 percent
Median household income: $128,484


Lower Merion, Pennsylvania

Suburb of Philadelphia
Projected job growth: 4.53 percent
Median household income: $117,438


Lone Tree, Colorado

Suburb of Denver
Projected job growth: 7.89 percent
Median household income: $116,761


Hockessin, Delaware

Suburb of Wilmington and Newark
Projected job growth: 4.25 percent
Median household income: $115,124


Reston, Virginia

Suburb of Washington, D.C.
Projected job growth: 3.07 percent
Median household income: $112,722


Allen, Texas

Suburb of Dallas
Projected job growth: 16.99 percent
Median household income: $104,524


Rockville, Maryland

Suburb of Washington, D.C.
Projected job growth: 5.75 percent
Median household income: $100,158


Woodbury, Minnesota

Suburb of St. Paul
Projected job growth: 4.81 percent
Median household income: $99,657

Valley Stream, New York

Suburb of New York City
Projected job growth: 3.61 percent
Median household income: $88,693

Fishers, Indiana

Suburb of Indianapolis
Projected job growth: 11.57 percent
Median household income: $87,043


Franklin, Tennessee

Suburb of Nashville
Projected job growth: 12.33 percent
Median household income: $82,334


Lenexa, Kansas

Suburb of Kansas City
Projected job growth: 5.47 percent
Median household income: $76,505

Papillion, Nebraska

Suburb of Omaha
Projected job growth: 7.27 percent
Median household income: $79,131


Waltham, Massachusetts

Suburb of Boston
Projected job growth: 4.61 percent
Median household income: $75,106


New Berlin, Wisconsin

Suburb of Milwaukee
Projected job growth: 4.6 percent
Median household income: $74,983


North Arlington, New Jersey

Suburb of New York City
Projected job growth: 3.91 percent
Median household income: $73,885


Schaumburg, Illinois

Suburb of Chicago
Projected job growth: 2.97 percent
Median household income: $73,824


Vinings, Georgia

Suburb of Atlanta
Projected job growth: 7.18 percent
Median household income: $73,103


St. Peters, Missouri

Suburb of St. Louis
Projected job growth: 10.24 percent
Median household income: $71,718


Farmington Hills, Michigan

Suburb of Detroit
Projected job growth: 5.36 percent
Median household income: $71,154



CALIFORNIA

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      6404 La Jolla Scenic Drive South, La Jolla, CA 92037 with 5 bedrooms, 9 baths and 8,700 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $8,800,000.


Grand and gracious with heartwarming welcome, this private gated hilltop manse rests in a serene, wooded location measuring just under an acre with gorgeous ocean views. Exquisitely updated throughout to blend the ambiance of its traditional architecture with sleek modern upgrades, vast and elegant living areas include four fireplaces, a glorious cook's kitchen, the main level master retreat with dual baths en suite and an office/den. One of La Jolla's very finest estates.














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      113 Canyon Creek, Irvine, CA 92603 with 7 bedrooms, 8 baths and 10,656 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $11,998,000.

 


This gorgeous contemporary brand new estate is truly one-of-a-kind. Unobstructed views of city lights, Canyons, and rolling hills. The stunning floors plan will take your breath away. Seven bedrooms and seven and a half baths, the master suite and two other rooms on the second floor and the Jr. Master and a secondary bedroom on the main level. The 20-foot high-ceilings took six additional months for permits. The spacious chef inspired kitchen with top of the line appliances, an oversized island and a butler's kitchen perfect for large gatherings. The spacious family room opens to the beautiful kitchen and nook on one side, and, a gorgeous game/TV room with large accordion glasses and forever views on the other side. The large yard is an entertainer's dream with a shimmering pool and spa, a detached California room. The spectacular grounds are perfect for out door entertainment. Water fountain, exterior fireplace, fire pit, BBQ and outside sitting area are just a few things the house has to offer. 5 HVAC units Solar panels with EV car chargers in each garage, and a motorized entry gate. Extra storage room in the garage. Security system and pre-wiring for a smart home system. The state of the art 20 person home theater, temperature controlled 2000 bottle wine cellar. This beautiful estate is perfect in every way. 


















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      28 Teaberry Lane, Tiburon, CA 94920 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 6,790 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $8,500,000.


 


This newly constructed, completely private estate in Tiburon is a world away from it all with views overlooking the bay from Mount Tamalpais to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Approached down a grand, gated drive leading to a motor court, the approximately 6,790 sq. ft. home is a master of contemporary architecture. Every room in the three-level structure takes advantage of the views, welcoming the outdoors in, as do the sprawling terraces surrounding the view-side of the home. The main level features formal entertaining and dining spaces with fireplaces and vaulted ceilings, an open-air kitchen with butler's pantry, and a grand double-height staircase leading to the lower level. Below, there is a family room with kitchen and dining area, a home gym/wellness room complete with sauna, three additional en suite bedrooms, and a master suite overlooking the infinity pool and spa. A separate 700 sq. ft. guest house, three-car garage, dramatic water feature and wine cellar make this modern home an entertainer's dream.

















WASHINGTON

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      9820 SE 35th Place, Mercer Island, WA 98040 with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and 4,440 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,388,000


Create a 5 Star life in this fantastic Mercer Island luxury home with 67 feet of private waterfront on the coveted north end.Will you choose a peaceful morning kayak or a sunset cruise after work? Transitional architecture and quality craftsmanship are a winning combination. Lofty ceilings, walls of windows and an ideal floor plan infuse your day with tranquil lake views.Spacious indoor/outdoor entertaining spaces are great year round.Let the stunning access to Seattle and Bellevue spoil you!










ARIZONA

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      8711 North Via La Serena, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with 6 bedrooms, 6 baths and $3,051,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,051,000.



Stunning NEW Contemporary home w/ Mountain Views! A "Smart Home", w/ block construction. it was Rebuilt in 2017 and completed in 2018 - showcasing Cathedral style ceilings, reinforced foyer for roof top entertainment, a hi-tech kitchen w/ Gaggenau appliances, European cabinetry, imported quartz making it a Chefs Dream. Master suite has a marble double shower, steam room, & separate closets, a split floor plan offers large secondary bedrooms, a wine/humidor/tobacco temperaturecontrolled room, a fully detached guest house has full kitchen, bath & private garage. The resort backyard has a large pool, covered ramada and firepit, putting green, barbecue, covered ramada, fireplace, RV gated area for your 'Toys' w/ views of Mummy Mountain & Clearwater Hills, do not miss this luxury estate!  
















COLORADO

Today Top Colorado Luxury Estate

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The median home value in Denver is $393,900. Denver home values have gone up 6.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Avon is $587,800. Avon home values have gone up 6.0% over the past year.             

The median home value in Aspen is $1,453,600. Aspen home values have gone up 2.6% over the past year.

The median home value in Snowmass Village is $1,043,900. Snowmass Village home values have declined -0.9% over the past year

The median home value in Vail is $890,200. Vail home values have gone up 8.3% over the past year.

#1       56 Rose Crown, Avon, CO 81620 with 6 bedrooms, 9 baths and 9,824 sq,ft, is listed for sale at $19,500,000.


Your best life begins with a home that inspires you. With the most majestic views in the Vail Valley and its striking modern architecture, this 6-bedroom, 9-bathroom, Mountain Star estate just might be the perfect muse. Located next to the national forest and only minutes away from Vail and Beaver Creek, this home will enlighten and provide the serenity you have been seeking. Every aspect of this home reflects who you are, where you've been and the life you aspire to live.














FLORIDA 

Today's Top  Florida Luxury Estate          

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The median home value in Palm Beach is $907,800. Palm Beach home values have gone up 7.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.2% within the next year.

The median home value in Naples 34102 is $602,800. Naples home values have declined -3.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.1% within the next year. 

The median home value in Key Biscayne is $1,106,500. Key Biscayne home values have declined -6.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -4.5% within the next year.

#1     100 Oceanside, Palm Beach, Florida 33480 with 7 bedrooms, 14 baths and 22,975 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $61.500,000


This new ocean-to-Intracoastal estate exemplifies clean coastal style and airy elegance. On a 1.93-acre site with nearly 200 feet of ocean beach and 180 feet of lake frontage, this residence and guesthouse are enveloped by lush landscaping conceived by Nievera Williams Design. Award-winning architectural firm Bridges and Marsh designed the estate, which features seven bedrooms and 14 baths.Primary living and entertaining spaces are located on the main level, which offers water views throughout. In the kitchen, the use of white marble and quartz reflects a sleek modern aesthetic; it also boasts a large island, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, mahogany cabinetry, polished nickel fixtures, and a charming circular breakfast nook. Nearby is a family room, which has a fireplace and leads to a water-view loggia and the terrace. The dining room adjoins the kitchen and is accompanied by a butlers pantry. A handsome library and a lounge with a bar augment the options for elegant living. Two loggiasone with spectacular ocean viewsopen off the living room, which features chevron-patterned wood floors and a fireplace.A master retreat with a morning bar, his and her baths and walk-in closets, a dressing area, and east- and west-facing loggias and balconies is located on the second level. The three-bedroom guest wing includes its own sitting area and elevator access. On the lower level are spaces for private relaxation, including a theater, a massage room, a sauna, an exercise area, and a cabana with an open-air bar and loggia. A four-car garage completes the impressive picture.The sparkling infinity-edge pool and spa are surrounded by expansive terraces. The freestanding guesthouse echoes the main residence in elegance and style, with limestone flooring, an oak stairway, vaulted cypress ceilings, a tranquil living area, a restful bedroom, and a bath clad in classic subway tile.The estate also includes a private pier on the Intracoastal Waterway and a beach cabana. 






 

 


New York

Today's Top New York Luxury Estate

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The median home value in Manhattan is $1,396,100. Manhattan home values have gone up         17.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Brooklyn is $769,800. Brooklyn home values have gone up 12.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next year. 

The median home value in Southampton is $1,507,400. Southampton home values have gone up 8.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year. 

#1   30 Park Place, New York, NY 10007 with 3 bedrooms, 5 baths and 4,538 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $30,000,000


Enjoy the highest outdoor space in the city from the four corner terraces that surround this full-floor penthouse. Masterfully designed by Robert A.M. Stern, this full-floor penthouse is a gracious, 4,500+ square foot three bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home that occupies the enviable position at the top of 30 Park Place. This one-of-a-kind property is located on the 82nd floor in the building's crown and boasts dramatic 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline, Hudson River, East River, New York Harbor and beyond. A formal reception hall opens into a Living Room with expansive, unobstructed views of Midtown Manhattan, and both the Hudson and East Rivers. Terraces on either side measuring over 19' wide offer continuous views North, East and West from nearly 900' in the sky.


 








Today's Best Mortgage Rates.
Mortgage Rates Jump Back Up to 4-Year Highs
Feb 7 2018, 3:40PM

Mortgage rates surged higher today, with most lenders ending up back in line with the 4-year highs seen on Friday afternoon.  At issue--among other things--is the fact that the stock market has been unwilling to continue offering up a fresh supply of drama.  Earlier in the week, that drama helped rates bounce lower in a way that bordered on optimistic.  Even so, it didn't make much sense to get too hopeful, which is why we noted that any tactical opportunities to float one's rate had passed as of yesterday. 

There was actually some room for hope earlier this morning, but it didn't last long.  Without ongoing stock losses, bonds (which dictate rates) just aren't interested in going against the prevailing momentum yet.  A somewhat poorly-received Treasury auction in the afternoon kicked the weakness into high gear.  In other words, investors weren't eager to buy 10yr US Treasury debt below 2.80%.  Lower investor demand for longer-term bonds means prices move lower, and lower bond prices mean higher rates.

Assume rates can continue to move higher until we see clear evidence to the contrary.  Rest assured, whenever that evidence emerges, you'll hear it here first.
                                                                                     52 Week

ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.45%4.37%+0.083.84%4.45%
15 Yr FRM3.79%3.74%+0.053.12%3.79%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.25%4.20%+0.053.35%4.25%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.50%4.46%+0.044.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.40%3.37%+0.032.98%3.42%
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