Friday, November 10, 2017


Today's Best Mansionwww.todaysbestmansionsforsale.com

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

#1     60 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 
4,932 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $22,000,000.



This triplex Penthouse occupies the top three floors of the tower. Two key-fob elevators open into a private entrance hall on the main level, which leads to a dramatic great room measuring nearly 35'x20', with windows reaching nearly 20' high, capturing northern and western light, and at the west end of the room an elegant wood-burning fireplace. Additionally, on the main level are a separate dining room and a spacious chef's kitchen with a breakfast area opening onto a south-facing terrace. The windowed kitchen features wide Caldia marble counters, lacquer cabinetry, stainless-steel Gaggenau appliances, and a spacious pantry.Just off the great room, a grand elliptical staircase rises up to a mezzanine gallery overlooking the double-height great room, which leads to the private 800 SF south-facing rooftop terrace with an outdoor kitchen with BBQ, two refrigerators, and prep sink, plus an outdoor wood-burning fireplace. 















Today's Top San Diego Luxury Estates


         
The median home value in San Diego County is $553,900. San Diego County home values have gone up 6.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Coronado is $1,481,600. Coronado home values have gone up 2.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in La Jolla 92037 is $1,544,300. 92037 home values have gone up 6.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.4% within the next year.         

The median home value in Solona Beach 92075 is $1,295,200. 92075 home values have declined -3.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.6% within the next year.

The median home value in  Del Mar 92014 is $1,616,500. 92014 home values have gone up 2.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,682,700. Rancho Santa Fe home values have gone up 3.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.1% within the next year.

#1      6653 Neptune Place, La Jolla, CA 92037 with 3 bedrooms, 5 baths 
and 3,124 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $11,800,000.


'Marine Lair' is motivated by the ocean's elements, every feature of this home is uniquely and innovatively designed to provide views of the horizon and integrate the true feeling of residing by the sea. The curving exterior wall waves into the home creating the fluid circulating theme of the interior space. Vanishing window walls instantly transform the inside space to an outdoor environment allowing the salty sea breeze to fill the home. Please see supplemental remarks. Marine Lair is a place where technology and nature beautifully coalesce. Wide steel beams provide support for the specially engineered rooftop pool and spa while the cutting-edge hydraulic driveway allows for the lowest of sports cars to enter the garage. This technology is sharply contrasted by the rugged materials used throughout the home, each possessing a unique story of its exotic earthly origin. Built entirely different than any other home in San Diego, Marine Lair is a true gem of the coast.


















Today's Top LA Luxury Estate.


The median home value in Orange County is $691,600. Orange County home values have gone up 4.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Los Angeles County is $574,400. Los Angeles County home values have gone up 6.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Newport Beach is $1,633,100. Newport Beach home values have gone up 1.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.9% within the next year. 

The median home value in Santa Monica is $1,398,900. Santa Monica home values have gone up 0.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Brentwood 90049 is $2,391,500. 90049 home values have gone up 0.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Pacific Palisades is $2,724,500. Pacific Palisades home values have gone up 4.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Malibu is $2,958,800. Malibu home values have gone up 8.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Bel Air is $3,316,800. Bel Air home values have gone up 3.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.2% within the next year

The median home value in Beverly Hills 90210 is $4,855,000. 90210 home values have gone up .54% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.8% within the next year.

#1     2821 Amby Place, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 with 5 bedrooms, 8 baths and 6,968 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $8,750,000.


This provincial villa offers authentic statements & architectural details that blend an early California lifestyle with a Riviera feel everywhere you look. This is one of only two gated hillside estates in this coastal community. Perched high above the Pacific, on a huge 9,600sf lot with 122 lineal feet of Southern exposure, this incredibly beautiful home is a private sanctuary with breathtaking ocean views from Malibu to Catalina & Palos Verdes Peninsula. This Louie Tomaro designedmasterpiece embraces warmth & sophistication with imported Italian plaster ceilings, fine walnut cabinetry, wood beam ceilings, travertine, hickory, and walnut flooring, plus seven natural stone fireplaces! The professional kitchen boasts a beautiful Azul Macauba island with ocean views at every corner. This exquisite estate features a lavish pool, spa and grotto, 1,000 bottle wine cellar, library, state of the art security system, billiards room, rooftop deck, and an 8 seat movie theater which includes a 120" screen and wet bar. This private, elegant estate truly is the definition of paradise. 























    Today's Top Phoenix Luxury Estate 

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    The median home value in Maricopa County is $246,900. Maricopa County home values have gone up 6.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.8% within the next year.

    The median home value in Scottsdale is $427,700. Scottsdale home values have gone up 3.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.9% within the next year. 

    The median home value in Carefree is $744,800. Carefree home values have gone up 3.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7% within the next year

    The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,616,600. Paradise Valley home values have gone up 2.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.5% within the next year.

    #1      10199 East Cavedale Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85161 with 6 bedrooms, 11 baths and 12,971 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,995,000.
    Tucked under Pinnacle Peak and crafted with exceptional attention to detail this estate in Estancia offers every imaginable amenity. The oversized Great Room serves as the focal point of the home and is open to the gourmet kitchen with a wood burning pizza oven. Walk through a motorized, fully retractable 30-foot wall of curved glass to access the outdoor living area with pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, fireplaces and water features. The master bedroom, kitchen, office, main garage and guest houseare located on one level with no interior steps. Car lovers will enjoy the 12-car garage that includes 4 above ground stalls & 8 below accessed by a 2-car elevator. Underground garage is surrounded by windows from the game room and bar/Man Cave - for impressive viewing of the car collection.
















    Today's Top San Francisco Luxury Estate

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    The median home value in San Francisco County is $1,237,100. San Francisco County home values have gone up 11.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.3% within the next year.

    The median home value in Marin County is $1,044,300. Marin County home values have gone up 5.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7% within the next year. 

    The median home value in Santa Clara County is $1,068,000. Santa Clara County home values have gone up 10.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year.        

    The median home value in Sausalito is $1,292,200. Sausalito home values have gone up 7.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.3% within the next year.                
    The median home value in Tiburon is $2,510,000. Tiburon home values have gone up 5.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.7% within the next year. 

    The median home value in Palo Alto is $2,695,000. Palo Alto home values have gone up 8.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year.

    The median home value in Los Altos is $2,873,100. Los Altos home values have gone up 4.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.5% within the next year

    The median home value in Saratoga is $2,560,300. Saratoga home values have gone up 8.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year.   

    The median home value in Atherton is $6,440,300. Atherton home values have gone up 4.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7% within the next year.    

      #1      1301 Bella Oaks Lane, Napa, CA 94558 with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths and 
    4,329 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,900,000.



    Iconic Turn-Key Estate: Bella Oaks conveys a sense of timeless luxury without being pretentious, successfully marrying rustic and refined characteristics. The 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home welcomes Old-World charm with a relaxed feel. The distinctive use of natural elements, deliberate lines, and soft faded colors creates an elegant and comfortable turn-key home that offers commanding views of the surrounding foothills and vineyards from nearly every room. From its columned cabana with white-painted ceiling beams and fireplace, to its board and batten carriage barn, this versatile compound blends a century of American design into a single transcendent whole. A lush garden surrounds the home with roses, gardenias, hydrangeas, and olive trees, as well as a verdant lawn between the farmhouse, cabana, and barn. Balancing aesthetics and functionality beautifully, 1301 Bella Oaks offers multiple outdoor entertaining areas, gracious interiors, and practical design elements. A stunning and fully furnished rendition of a timeless classic, the French Farmhouse.       

     











    Today's Top Seattle Luxury Estate

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    The median home value in King County is $589,700. King County home values have gone up 14.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.3% within the next year.

    The median home value in Kirkland is $700,000. Kirkland home values have gone up 18.6%  over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.2% within the next year.

    The median home value in Seattle is $695,600. Seattle home values have gone up 14.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.1% within the next year.

    The median home value in Bellevue is $846,500. Bellevue home values have gone up 15.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.0% within the next year.

    The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,391,900. Mercer Island home values have gone up 8.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.0% within the next year.

    The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,646,700. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 19.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.8% within the next year.             

    The median home value in Medina is $2,698,700. Medina home values have gone up 18.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.5% within the next year.

    #1     1101 Mcgilvra Blvd. E, Seattle, WA 98112 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 6,040 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $5,295,000.

    1101 Mc Gilvra Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112

    Simply Stunning 2017 remodel of a Roland Terry Northwest Masterpiece overlooking Lake Washington & Cascade Mountains. Soaring ceilings, VG Fir paneling, open floor plan, limestone & oak floors. Calacatta Marble kitchen-family room w/Miele, Sub-zero, & Wolf top-of-the line appliances. Four bedroom suites w/ luxurious finishes & baths, including tremendous master suite w/ 2 decks, Calacatta marble spa bath, extraordinary dressing room. New doors, windows, wiring, insulation. Private gardens.

    1101 Mc Gilvra Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112

    1101 Mc Gilvra Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112

    1101 Mc Gilvra Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112

    1101 Mc Gilvra Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112

    1101 Mc Gilvra Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112

    1101 Mc Gilvra Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112

    1101 Mc Gilvra Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112

    1101 Mc Gilvra Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112


    Today's Best Mortgage Rates
    Mortgage Rates Higher as Lenders Catch Up to Yesterday's Market Moves
    Nov 9 2017, 3:22PM

    Rates moved higher for the first time this week, ending a 3-day run at the best levels since mid-October.  Today's rates are roughly in line with those seen on November 3rd. 
    Compared to yesterday's closing levels, bond markets (which dictate mortgage rates) are roughly unchanged today.  That typically corresponds with relatively unchanged mortgage rates.  Today's departure from the norm is due to bond market weakness yesterday afternoon, which came on too gradually and too late in the day for most lenders to adjust rate sheets accordingly.  Moreover, bond markets were actually in weaker territory this morning when lenders released today's rate sheets.  That means they had to account for yesterday's bond market weakness as well as the additional AM weakness today. 

    The bounce back in bond markets (this afternoon) suggests lenders have some room to offer rate sheet improvements, but so far, only a few have made any changes.  That means many lenders will have some wiggle room tomorrow morning and that rates would likely be slightly lower if bond markets don't move much overnight.

    To simplify all of the above, as we discussed yesterday, small red flags in markets translated to slightly higher rates today, and tomorrow can once again be viewed from a more neutral standpoint.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                               52 Weeks

    ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
    30 Yr FRM3.96%3.93%+0.033.84%4.39%
    15 Yr FRM3.27%3.25%+0.023.12%3.61%
    FHA 30 Year Fixed3.55%3.50%+0.053.35%4.10%
    Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.15%4.12%+0.034.00%4.60%
    5/1 Yr ARM3.15%3.15%--2.92%3.25%

    Today's Top Real Estate News Article

    Los Angeles Takes Top Spot as Nation’s Least Affordable Housing Market


    San Francisco, which has been the nation’s least affordable major housing market for nearly five years, was supplanted by Los Angeles in the third quarter of 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).

    Nationwide, 58.3 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of July and end of September were affordable to families earning the U.S. median income of $68,000. This is down from the 59.4 percent of homes sold that were affordable to median-income earners in the second quarter.

    The national median home price rose to $260,000 in the third quarter from $256,000 in the second quarter of 2017. Meanwhile, average mortgage rates inched up 2 basis points in the third quarter to 4.1 percent from 4.08 percent in the second quarter.

    For the fourth consecutive quarter, Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio-Pa., was rated the nation’s most affordable major housing market. There, 90.1 percent of all new and existing homes sold in the third quarter were affordable to families earning the area’s median income of $54,600. Meanwhile, Wheeling, W.Va.-Ohio was rated the nation’s most affordable smaller market, with 94.7 percent of homes sold in the third quarter being affordable to families earning the median income of $56,100.

    Los-Angeles-Long-Beach-Glendale, Calif. assumed the mantle as the nation’s least affordable major housing market. There, just 9.1 percent of the homes sold during the third quarter were affordable to families earning the area’s median income of $64,300.

    All five least affordable small housing markets were also in the Golden State. At the very bottom of the affordability chart was Salinas, where 11.3 percent of all new and existing homes sold were affordable to families earning the area’s median income of $63,100.

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    Cordially,

    Tom Furino