Saturday, February 10, 2018


Today's Best Mansion


#1      40 Deep Sea, Newport Coast, CA 92657 with 6 bedrooms, 11 baths and 13,746 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $22,888,888.





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


Regarded as one of the most exceptional view properties in Crystal Cove, 40 Deep Sea's stunning vistas of sea and sky are vast and unparalleled, including a water-to-water perspective over the sleek infinity-edge pool that includes ocean, Catalina Island, coastline, harbor landscape, city lights, Palos Verdes and mesmerizing year-round sunsets. Spanning 4 spacious levels, the recently-remodeled home was thoughtfully-designed to frame the gorgeous views, most notably through 5 sets of disappearing pocket doors and well-defined social spaces that flow seamlessly with the outdoors. Eminently livable, the floor plan offers 6 bedroom suites (one of which is currently used as an office), including a dual master bedroom with his/her bathrooms and closets, separate guest casita, wood-paneled library, and a gourmet kitchen with professional appliances. Notable entertaining highlights include a 2-story indoor racquetball/basketball court, 2 bonus rooms, 12-person home theater with Italian leather chairs, 140" screen, HD projector, wine tasting room and 3,000-bottle climate-controlled wine cellar, gym with juice bar, outdoor grilling station and an 8-car subterranean garage. Residents of Crystal Cove enjoy world-class amenities, including 24/7 guard-gated & patrolled security, tennis, swim, & fitness facilities, numerous parks, access to pristine hiking trails, & close proximity to the Crystal Cove Promenade & Crystal Cove State Beach. 













Today's Top Real Estate News


Here's what It Costs To Buy A Home In 2018's 10 Hottest Housing Markets.


The US housing market has regained its momentum.About half of all homes in the country are worth as much or more than they were in April 2007, during America's most recent housing boom, according to data from Zillow.  But some real estate markets are really on fire, with quickly rising home values and rental prices, increasing populations, low unemployment rates, steady income growth, and strong job opportunities, according to Zillow's latest housing report.

Below, check out the top 10 hottest real estate markets in America for 2018, along with median home values and rent prices, median household income, and projected year-over-year growth.

10. Dallas, Texas





























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Median household income: $63,812
Median home value: $218,300
Median rent: $1,621
Real estate market growth forecast: 4.7%


9. Portland, Oregon































Median household income: $68,676
Median home value: $370,700
Median rent: $1,902
Real estate market growth forecast: 3.7%

8. Nashville, Tennessee































Median household income: $60,030
Median home value: $228,900
Median rent: $1,498
Real estate market growth forecast: 3.8%

7. Denver, Colorado





Median household income: $71,926
Median home value: $376,500
Median rent: $2,056
Real estate market growth forecast: 3%


6. Austin, Texas
































Median household income: $71,000
Median home value: $177,600
Median rent:$US1,711
Real estate market growth forecast: 3.3%

5. San Francisco, California





























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Median household income: $96,677
Median home value: $893,100
Median rent: $3,413
Real estate market growth forecast: 3.8%

4. Charlotte, North Carolina





























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Median household income: $59,979
Median home value: $181,600
Median rent: $1,300
Real estate market growth forecast: 4%

3. Seattle, Washington






























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Median household income: $78,612
Median home value: $463,800
Median rent: $2,243
Real estate market growth forecast: 5.4%

2. Raleigh, North Carolina





























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Median household income: $71,685
Median home value: $233,900
Median rent: $1,441
Real estate market growth forecast: 3.7%

1. San Jose, California





























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Median household income: $110,040
Median home value: $1,128,300
Median rent: $3,514
Real estate market growth forecast: 8.9%


Today's San Diego Best Mansion




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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      4130 Rancho Las Brisas Trail, San Diego, CA 92130 with 9 bedrooms, 7 baths and 11,758 sqq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,195,000.





Located in the exclusive enclave of Rancho Pacifica, this stunning John Jensen designed; Greg Agee built home sits on a private two-home cul-de-sac, with panoramic views overlooking the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club and the PoloFields. Recently refreshed with light walls and cabinetry, this home is the epitome of luxury; featuring everything from soaring, wood-beamed ceilings and Versailles-patterned travertine floors, crown molding to a home theatre, gameroom, wine cellar, backyard oasis, and guest house- among much more! The piece de resistance is the backyard oasis featuring a large, resort- style swimming pool and spa, with a grotto cave and a fire pit- all accented by custom stonework. There is plenty of room to entertain your friends and family, in the 2- room guesthouse, the 10-person theater, and the large game room.













Today's Los Angeles Best Mansion


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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      624 North Bonhill Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049 with 9 bedrooms, 14 baths and 10,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at `$35,000,000.



Exclusive East Coast Traditional Estate on 1.89 (approx) acres. Sited down a long private driveway, "The Point" is the ultimate in traditional detail combined with modern finishes. Years in the making, this incredible estate offers 9 bedrooms and 14 baths. Public rooms include formal living room, wood-paneled library, family room overlooking pool, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room (full catering kitchen), screening room for 10 guests, billiards room, 3 bars, gym and wellness area. Master suite with foyer, sitting room, dual baths in slab marble and magnificent walk in closets. All bedrooms generous with custom marble baths. 69 ft infinity pool, large lawn and terraces off all the major rooms. Additional amenities include: 1000 bottle wine cellar, Crestron home automation, 2 bedroom staff suite with separate kitchen and elevator. 3 car garage for "everyday" use and spectacular "car museum" for additional 12 vehicles. One of the most rare estate offerings on the Westside








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Today's San Francisco Best Mansion


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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      171 New Place Road, Hillsborough, CA 94010 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 8,500 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $12,995,000.





Beyond the historic gates of the William H. Crocker estate and up a scenic, meandering and exclusive road is a spectacular French Country estate, a triumph of architectural design. Unfolding over approximately 1.62 acres along the 8th fairway of the famed Burlingame Country Club golf course. Panoramic San Francisco Bay and City Views. 5 large en suite bedrooms. 6.5 spa inspired bathrooms. Total privacy and serenity with romantic courtyard, perimeter strolling paths, expansive lawn areas, Redwood grove, Hydrangea garden with coast live oak canopy, lighted sports court and magnificent pool/spa. Grand formal rooms, library and a chef's dream kitchen.








Today's Seattle Best Mansion


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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       10248 NE 30th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 6,684 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,688,000.



Stunning NW Contemporary by Steve Jensen Homes. Entering this 3-story home, you'll be greeted by a 2-story entry that creates a bright and airy ambiance. Main floor features a private guest suite with ensuite bath, den, great room, dining room w/adjoining butler's pantry, a stunning kitchen w/custom cabinetry, Wolf appliances, quartz countertops and walk-in pantry. Outdoor covered living space w/fireplace.Master retreat w/fireplace, WIC & bath.Lower level offers a MIL suite, rec room & theater.













Today's Phoenix Best Mansion


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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     23035 North Church Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 with 7 bedrooms, 10 baths and 12,500 sq.ft. is listed for $7,299,000.



A Private 8 plus acre North Scottsdale Estate! Extremely discreet to include every imaginable custom detail desired. Exquisitely appointed with light fixtures, vanities, mirrors, to-wine room, game room, library with floor-to-ceiling book cases, custom office, an unbelievable like commercial 40-seat theater room with stage area, sound board room, soda station and wet bar viewing area! Pro Athletes paradise, to enjoy its complete Gym facilities, Sport Court, Putting Green, Olympic Pool, weight room, lockers, steam shower and tanning room. Relax indoors or out, watch a game or your own indoor or outdoor Oversized Cinema Screen, multiple Sit-down bars and lounge space. Impeccably manicured grounds with waterfalls, a pond, oversized pool, fire pits and tennis court. Car aficionado's dream Showroom 2,200 sq ft Garage, complete with custom storage and hydraulic lifts, sound and Monitors. No detail overlooked in this over 8 acre one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
















Today's Colorado Best Mansion


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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       150 Race Street, Denver, CO 80206 with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths and 4,977 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,100,000.

Elegant home inspired by traditional architecture and modern updates. Exceptional location and 14,400 sq. lot, beautifully landscaped with pool, spa and wrap around covered terrace. A 2015 addition designed by Don Ruggles added a family room and opened the kitchen/family room to the yard. Main floor laundry and bath serves as "pool house" in the summer. New marble master bath includes steam shower, spa tub. Note the barrel ceilings, newer windows, exceptional light, and 6-zone surround sound. Second floor and family room have air conditioning. Walk to Cherry Creek or Bromwell.








   

Today's Florida Best Mansion


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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      Waterfront Estate, Coral Gables, Florida 33136 with 5 bedrooms, 9 baths and 11,598 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $22,400,000.





This richly appointed Classic European estate on 220' of waterfront will satisfy the expectations of those seeking the most unique lifestyle. The beautiful home designed by renowned architect Ramon Pacheco boasts 11,598 sf of living area, 8 beds & 7/2 baths and interiors designed by Hinojosa Design. Estate Highlights include an English manicured garden, soaring ceilings, limestone & wood floors & Macedonia stone columns. Creston smart home technology plus a 6000 bottle wine room, elevator & infinity pool. This majestic 4 lot property yards away from the open bay was featured on the cover of Luxe Magazine.







Coral Gables, FL 33156


Today's New York Best Mansion


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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       165 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 4,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $22,995,000.


Introducing one of the most Magnificent Penthouse homes in New York City. This Contemporary Masterpiece, with Sweeping 360 degree views of the Hudson River and the City, spans across the top two floors of a Premier West Village building. The overall volume of the space is incredible with almost 11,000sf of interior and private Landscaped Terrace space. The Exquisite Penthouse boasts a grand living room with gas fireplace, dramatic double height ceilings, 5 plus bedrooms and some of most impressive private Outdoor Spaces in Manhattan. The Expansive master suite is a flawless sanctuary featuring a fireplace, two windowed walk-in closets, en-suite bathroom with steam room, and access to one of the multiple outdoor areas. The Sprawling Outdoor Terraces are featured on both levels of the Penthouse and create an unrivaled setting for entertaining. Other highlights found in this Mansion in the sky include a library with gas fireplace, home office, formal dining room, eat in chefs kitchen equipped with twin Subzero refrigerators and a barbecue grill, along with a full prep kitchen and a generous walk in pantry. This Spectacular home also includes a private garage with parking for multiple cars.















Today's Best Mortgage Rates.


Mortgage Rates End Week in Line With 4-Year Highs


Feb 9 2018, 9:18PM


Mortgage rates experienced some ups and downs this week (mostly ups), but ultimately weren't able to capitalize on a few attempts to move lower.  Monday's initial rate sheets were the highest in years, but they were soon superseded by afternoon improvements that followed the massive stock sell-off.  Rates will often improve during a day where stocks are panic-selling because panicked dollars need safe havens to hide out in.  The bond market (the thing that dictates rates) only got a small fraction of the safe-haven demand created by the stock rout.  Add the volatility and confusion into the mix and lenders weren't too interested in making huge changes to rate sheets.

From there, the rest of the week never saw anything as promising for the rate outlook.  Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning were especially bad, bringing rates to even higher 4-year highs than seen on Monday morning.  The underlying bond market was able to hold its ground without any new highs in 10yr Treasuries.  Mortgage rates closely track 10yr Treasury momentum, but this week provided a good example of how the two can vary.  To be clear, mortgage rates made a new high in the middle of the week while 10yr Treasury yields did not. 

In terms of rate momentum for analytical purposes and forecasting, Treasuries do much more to set the tone than mortgage rates.  As such, that ground-holding in Treasuries MIGHT be a positive sign, but no one should treat it as such from a lock/float standpoint.  We have too many recent examples of rates seemingly leveling off only to break higher .  In any event, next week's inflation data (Consumer Price Index) could dictate the next big move it comes in very far from expectations. 

52 Week Range Mortgage Rates


TodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.50%4.49%+0.013.84%4.50%
15 Yr FRM3.86%3.85%+0.013.12%3.86%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.30%4.30%--3.35%4.30%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.55%4.54%+0.014.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.45%3.42%+0.032.99%3.45%
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Cordially,  

Tom Furino

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