Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Today's Best Mansions: They’re lavish. They’re huge. They're grand. They're expensive.

#1     160 Leroy Street, PH North, Manhattan, NY 10014 with 5 bedrooms, 10 baths, and 7,750 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $48,500,000.

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Live your dream in this iconic private floor Penthouse maximizing the North, West and East views over the Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, Hudson Waterfront Park and Manhattan skyline. Penthouse North is designed for the modern lifestyle featuring an open floor plan to accommodate both entertaining and family life with just the right amount of privacy. The ultimate private outdoor experience in NYC with a spectacular 4944 sq ft roof terrace landscaped by Madison Cox featuring your private 27 ft pool and outfitted with a custom designed Bulthaup summer kitchen, powder room, and private elevator. Kitchen includes a Wolf BBQ grill, SubZero refrigerator/freezer and Miele integrated dishwasher.  Highlights: Private floor; Dedicated Parking Space; 12ft 6in floor-to-ceiling windows; 361 linear feet of glass; 168 linear feet of art walls; 12in wide-plank imported Scandinavian Larch wood floors throughout; Private elevator; 3 powder rooms; Professional laundry room; Smartly prewired for AV; dimming system; motorized shades; Triple custom pane curtain wall with UVB/UVA protected glass.











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Today's Top Real Estate News

The salary you need to afford a home in 20 major US cities
CNBC
By Emmie Martin
A neighborhood in Boston, Mass.


As housing prices continue to rise, it becomes increasingly difficult for first-time home buyers to break into the market.But not all markets are created equal. While you'd need to make upwards of $100,000 to afford a home in San Francisco, that number drops to around $20,000 for one in Pittsburgh.

That data comes from home investment company Unisom, whose recently released the Unisom Home Affordability Report compares housing affordability rates in major cities across the U.S. For the report, Unisom used data from the 2015 U.S. Census American Community Survey to estimate median household incomes by city and neighborhood.

To calculate home affordability, the report assumes a 10 or 20 percent down payment with associated monthly costs at a four percent mortgage rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, with a maximum allowable debt-to-income ratio of 45 percent.

Unisom provided CNBC with data on the income needed to afford a typical home in major U.S. cities. Here's what you need to earn to become a homeowner everywhere from San Antonio to San Francisco.


Pittsburgh

Median home price: $133,142
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $22,081
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $18,442




San Antonio

Median home price: $140,934
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $23,373
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $19,522


Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.

New Orleans

Median home price: $188,055
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $31,188
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $26,048


New Orleans' French Quarter

Charlotte

Median home price: $193,402.50
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $32,075
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $26,789


Charlotte, North Carolina.

Phoenix

Median home price: $198,679
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $32,950
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $27,520


Phoenix, Arizona skyline

Las Vegas

Median home price: $205,177
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $34,028
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $28,420


Las Vegas, Nevads

Minneapolis

Median home price: $220,714
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $36,605
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $30,572'


Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Nashville

Median home price: $243,678
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $40,413
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $33,753


Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Tennessee

Chicago

Median home price: $244,651
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $40,575
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $33,888


Downtown Chicago.

Atlanta

Median home price: $250,855
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $41,603
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $34,747



Atlanta reflected in the lake of Piedmont Park.

Salt Lake City

Median home price: $255,870.50
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $42,435
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $35,442


Salt Lake City, Utah.

Miami

Median home price: $278,405
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $46,172
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $38,563


Cars pass by in the South Beach section of Miami Beach, Florida.

Dallas

Median home price: $289,750
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $48,054
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $40,135




Denver

Median home price: $318,164
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $52,766
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $44,071


Sunset over downtown Denver.

Portland

Median home price: $378,961
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $62,849
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $52,492


Downtown Portland, Oregon.

Seattle

Median home price: $528,387
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $87,631
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $73,189




Los Angeles

Median home price: $555,073
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $92,057
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $76,886


Skyline of downtown Los Angeles, California

Boston

Median home price: $584,622
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $96,957
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $80,979


Boston waterfront

New York

Median home price: $637,703
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $105,761
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $88,332




San Francisco

Median home price: $1,296,916
Income needed for a 10 percent down payment: $215,089
Income needed for a 20 percent down payment: $179,643



The San Francisco Bay Area attracts some of the nation's top technology talent.
Today's Mortgage Rates                                  52 Week

ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.09%4.10%-0.013.34%4.39%
15 Yr FRM3.34%3.35%-0.012.69%3.61%
FHA 30 Year Fixed3.80%3.85%-0.053.15%4.10%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.36%4.37%-0.013.42%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.07%3.08%-0.012.80%3.25%
Updated: 5/16/17 1:04 PM

The Top Luxury Estates in Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco 
and Seattle Listed For Sale.

Today's Top LA Luxury Estate 


The median home value in Los Angeles County is $560,500. Los Angeles County home values have gone up 1.6% over the past year, Zillow predicts they will rise 0.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Brentwood, 90049 is $2,471,800. Brentwood home values have gone up 5.1% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 1.3% within the next year

The median home value in Malibu is $2,866,500.  Malibu home values have gone up 4.8% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 0.7 % within the year.

The median home value in Bel Air, 90077 is $3,243,500. Bel  Air home values have gone up 0.2% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will remain even -(0.5)% within the next year.

The median home value in Beverly Hills 90210 is $4,834,000.  Beverly Hills home values have gone up 3.5% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 0.6% with the next year.


#1     2 Oakmont Drive, Brentwood Park, CA 90049 with 8 bedrooms, 7 baths, and 5,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $32,500,000.


First time available in generations. #2 Oakmont is the Crown Jewel of Brentwood Park. 2.77 acres of lush grounds on the most prime street in all of Brentwood. Glorious trees abound and highlight a trophy estate that includes a full tennis court, swimming pool and koi pond. The "Great Lawn" is sight to behold with a spectacular specimen Moreton Bay Fig. Wonderfully Private behind a red brick wall and spectacular gates. One of the last great compounds on the Westside of Los Angeles. A rare opportunity in a prized location.

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Top Phoenix Luxury Estate  

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The median home value in Scottsdale is $416,900. Scottsdale home values have gone up 2.5% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 0.2% withiin the next year. 

The median home value in Carefree is $746,800. Carfree home values have gone up 
4.2% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 1.4% within the next year.  

The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,594,100.  Paradise home values have gone up 1.6% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 0.5% within the next year.


#1     4951 East Arroyo Verde Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with 5 bedrooms,          5 baths, and 5,355 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $2,950,000.
Spectacular New Modern home on 1 acre cul-de-sac view lot. Run don't walk to see this incredibly unique work of art with soaring 14 ft ceilings, walls of glass, and wood and steel accents. True Chefs kitchen with separate 32'' Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer with addition frig/freezer in huge walk-in pantry. Wolf Range accented with a large exhaust hood. Double Wolf Ovens, ice maker, sous chef area with extra sink, Sub-Zero Wine Tower, European Cabinets, dual dishwashers, 2 large islands with White CALACATTA UMBER Marble finishes off this luxurious kitchen. The home has 4 on-suite bedrooms plus an additional office/bd. Pool, Spa, Huge Patio with awesome Camelback Views! 10 minute walk to trailhead. Some landscaping and finishing work is still in the works but ready to show and sell! 







Top San Diego Luxury Estate 


The median home value in San Diego County is $532,000. San Diego County home values have gone up 5.2% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will remain even 0.9% within the next year.

The median home value in La Jolla, 92037 is $1,473,100. La Jolla, 92037 home values have gone up 4.4% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 0.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Solana Beach 92075 is $1,265,700. Solana Beach 92075 home values have gone up 5.1% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 0.3%% within the next year.

The median home value in Del Mar 92014 is $1,649,900 Del Mar home values have gone up 8.1% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 1.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,542,200. Rancho Santa Fe home values have declined -(5.2)% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will decline -(2.4)% within the next year.

#1     9775 La Jolla Farms Road, La Jolla, CA 92037 with 6 bedrooms, 8 baths, and 6,863 sq.ft. is listed for sale t $6,495,000.



Prominently positioned above the street on a 1.1 acre site, this light contemporary home offers comfortably large living spaces, estate-style grounds with gorgeous landscaping, pool/spa and lighted tennis court, as well as horizon ocean views--a combination that can only be found in prestigious La Jolla Farms.













Top San Francisco Luxury Estate 

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The median home value in San Francisco is $1,167,700. San Francisco home values have gone up 1.5% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will decrease by 0.1% within the next year.


The median home value in Sausalito is $1,272,400. Sausalito home values have gone up 3.6% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 0.7% within the next year. 

The median home value in Tiburon is $2,497,100. Tiburon home values have gone up 1.9% over the past year.   Zillow predicts they will rise 0.2% within the next year. 

The median home value in Saratoga is $2,406,500. Saratoga home values have gone up 0.4% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 0.2% within the next year. 

The median home value in Atherton is $6,147,100. Atherton home values have gone up 3.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.7% within the next year.

#1     21343 Sarahills Drive, Saratoga, CA 95070 with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths, 
and 4,158 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,568,000.


Custom built European-inspired one level home sits on a knoll of almost an acre with amazing views of the Bay, Mt. Diablo & Silicon Valley. Grand entry opens to magnificent living & dining rooms w/15' ceilings. Library/office, bonus room, 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 half baths. Luxurious master suite features a fireplace, private terrace, bath w/heated floors. Travertine & walnut hardwood floors throughout. Chef's kitchen, SS appliances, custom cabinetry topped w/ granite. French doors to back yard. Beautiful grounds include award-winning (double gold) boutique Pinot Noir vineyard. Salt water pool/spa, fire pit, BBQ & Koi pond w/ waterfall. Many mature oak trees add to the beautiful setting. Other features include: formal powder room; half-bath near laundry room; multiple skylights; sound speakers inside & out; dual-zone heating & air conditioning; security alarm; winemaker's shed & generator behind garage. Ample parking for guests. One mile to Saratoga Village. Saratoga School


















Top Seattle Luxury Estate 

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The median home value in King County is $540,400. King County home values have gone up 13.1% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 5.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Kirkland is $626,600.  Kirkland home values have gone up 14.7% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 3.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Seattle is $638,100. Seattle home values have gone up 12.2% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 5.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $783,000. Bellevue home values have gone up 13.9% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 5.2% within the next year. 

The median home value in Mercer Island, WA is $1,363,600, Mercer island home values have gone up 10.3% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 5.1% with the next year.

The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,298,400. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 10.8% over the past year. Zillow predicts they will rise 4.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Medina is $2,403,000. Medina home values have gone up 10.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.8% within the next year.

#1     3002 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond, WA 98052 with 4 bedrooms, 
4 baths, and 4,690 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,638,000.


Cape Cod Estate on Lake Sammamish! Natural beauty surround the private escape of this Waterfront residence. Stylish living spaces, perfect for any entertaining occasion. Your very own art studio or fit it to your hobbies! Main Level Guest Suite with Waterfall feature & Wine Cellar. Enjoy your evenings on the covered terrace w/ stone fireplace & games on the lawn overlooking the lake. Pebble Beach & Private Dock w/ boat lift for summer activities. Spectacular Views & Waterfront lifestyle!











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Cordially,

Tom Furino

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