Saturday, March 10, 2018


Today's Best Mansions.


Their lavish. Their huge. Their grand. Their expensive.


#1         100 Waterfront, Old Brookville, NY 11545 with 8 bedrooms, 13 baths and 22,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $60,000,000.



Exquisite New Custom Home On Long Island's Famed "Gold Coast" Sits On Approximately 8.5 Acres. Built Like No Other, This French-Inspired Estate Is Unparalleled In Design, Construction Quality And Materials, Furnishings And Fixtures.  Every detail of this wondrous residence has been impeccably rendered to seamlessly meld the opulence of a fabled time and place in history with all the comforts and amenities so desired for today's luxury Gold Coast living.  Old Brookville retains a good measure of the historic luxury as well as the comfort of a bygone North Shore Gold Coast-era. Like its neighbor, Muttontown, Old Brookville is home to many mansions and sprawling estates on acres of well-tended lawn.


























New York

The median home value in Brooklyn is $782,000. Brooklyn home values have gone up 13.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.8% within the next year. 

The median home value in Manhattan is $1,369,800. Manhattan home values have gone up  14.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next year. 

The median home value in Southampton is $1,524,100. Southampton home values have gone up 10.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.3% within the next year

The median home value in Bridgehampton is $1,923,300. Bridgehampton home values have gone up 10.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.5% within the next year.

The median home value in SoHo is $2,634,800. SoHo home values have declined -0.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Watermill, NY 11976 is $3,673,700. 11976 home values have declined -1.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.5% within the next year

The median home value in Tribeca is $3,115,300. Tribeca home values have declined  -0.9%  over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.4% within the next year.         


#2          24818 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths and 13,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $27,500,000.



Spanning more than 1.7 bluff-top acres in the heart of Malibu, this magnificent French Regency style estate showcases unrivaled craftsmanship, spectacular grounds and breathtaking ocean and city light views. On par with the world's finest resorts, the two-story main house features an ocean-view great room, voluminous chef's kitchen with a marble center island and breakfast area, adjacent formal dining room, theater, billiards room and six expansive bedroom suites, including an elegant ocean-view master with dual baths and showroom closets. Two guest houses are privately sited on the property; a charming one-bedroom, one-bath cottage with a full kitchen, living room and fireplace, and a second guest house with a gym, voluminous suite and one-bedroom, one-bath staff quarters with a kitchen. Meticulously landscaped grounds showcase expansive lawns, old-world gardens, an ocean-view swimming pool, championship lighted tennis court, entertaining areas and private stairs to Malibu Road.



























Los Angeles

The median home value in Orange County is $708,200. Orange County home values have gone up 4.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7% within the next year. 

The median home value in Los Angeles County is $600,200. Los Angeles County home values have gone up 8.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Newport Beach is $1,775,800. Newport Beach home values have gone up 5.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Monica is $1,517,200. Santa Monica home values have gone up 8.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Pacific Palisades is $2,970,800. Pacific Palisades home values have gone up 10.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Malibu is $3,182,400. Malibu home values have gone up 10.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Bel Air is $3,500,400. Bel Air home values have gone up 6.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in Beverly Hills, 90210 is $5,278,600. 90210 home values have gone up 9.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.2% within the next year. 




#3      1500 Ridge Of Water Drive, Snowmass, Colorado 81654 with 7 bedrooms, 
10 baths and 12,386 sq.ft. is now back on the market for sale at $25,000,000.



Located on 200 acres in the prestigious, gated community of Wildcat Ridge, this stunning estate boasts 360 degree views of the Roaring Fork Valley. With 12,836 square feet of interior space, the home is recognized for it's gracious living an entertaining opportunities. Conveniently located just minutes from the new Snowmass Base Village, shops, restaurants and spas.    



  

















Colorado

The median home value in Denver is $398,500. Denver home values have gone up 7.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.3% within the next year. 


The median home value in Avon is $595,000. Avon home values have gone up 5.9% over the past year. 

The median home value in Vail is $882,000. Vail home values have gone up 6.4% over the past year.


The median home value in Aspen is $1,316,500. Aspen home values have declined -8.8% over the past year.       

The median home value in Snowmass Village is $1,395,000.  Snowmass Village home values have declined -0.9% over the past year.





#4         1153 Orchard Avenue, Napa, CA 94558 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 
10,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $14,000,000.



This estate's visionary aesthetic is created by infusing modern elegance with classic Napa Valley style. Exquisite details coalesce in this modern estate and create an ambiance that exudes an elevated sense of style and luxury. The versatile space opens to sweeping mountain views providing a stunning backdrop to this chic oasis. A sophisticated and tranquil retreat, the property features multiple living areas as well as luxurious details such as lime wash walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, Carrara marble and multiple fireplaces. The 8,000+/- sf main residence consists of four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. Step inside both the sophisticated and welcoming living room with soaring 26' ceilings that embrace the home's natural surroundings by means of 12' high retractable glass doors opening to the terrace, grounds, outdoor kitchen, and pool. Just through the living room is a grand dining room boasting a 500+/- bottle temperature wine cellar and stunning chandelier. The great room features a large chef's kitchen, family room, and attached scullery. The eat-in kitchen is defined by its massive island and matching bar height dining room table, clean white cabinetry and complemented by oversized pendant lighting. An attached family room boasts a fireplace and additional retractable glass doors. The master suite offers awe-inspiring views of the surrounding Mayacamas, fireplace and incredible chandelier. Thoughtful and artistic design so beautifully introduces amenities that maximize the harmonious luxury of true Napa Valley lifestyle. This sleek contemporary residence is no exception, pairing dramatic mountain views with a private setting in a premier location. 























San Francisco

The median home value in San Francisco County is $1,285,400. San Francisco County home values have gone up 11.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Marin County is $1,089,800. Marin County home values have gone up 5.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Clara County is $1,232,300. Santa Clara County home values have gone up 23.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Tiburon is $2,602,100. Tiburon home values have gone up 4.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.1% within the next year. 

The median home value in Sausalito is $1,334,900. Sausalito home values have gone up 4.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.8% within the next year.             

The median home value in Tiburon is $2,602,100. Tiburon home values have gone up 4.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.1% within the next year. 

The median home value in Saratoga is $2,875,300. Saratoga home values have gone up 19.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Palo Alto is $3,084,500. Palo Alto home values have gone up 22.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.4% within the next year.
          
The median home value in Los Altos is $3,338,600. Los Altos home values have gone up 19.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.9% within the next year.    

The median home value in Los Altos Hills is $5,135,900. Los Altos Hills home values have gone up 19.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.8% within the next year   

The median home value in Atherton is $7,458,100. Atherton home values have gone up 18.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.7% within the next year.



#5      107 Andros Road, Key Largo, Florida 33037 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 
4,449 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $14,500,000.



The contemporary design of this wonderful Oceanfront home, with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths is a direct reference to the early stone houses of Coconut Grove and Coral Gables from the 1910's and 1920's. Overlooking the main channel and the Point at Ocean Reef "Stone Reef House" is anchored on the ocean side by a cascading series of large Oolite limestone blocks terracing from the infinity edge swimming pool down to the ocean, 16' below. The tropical nature of the home's interior, with its meticulously crafted wood finishes, is achieved with a horizontal ventilation system often seen in Caribbean plantation homes. Spectacular Ocean Views of Atlantic Ocean & Main Channel at Ocean Reef.



















Florida


The median home value in Naples, 34102 is $607,300. Naples home values have declined -3.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.4% within the next year.



The median home value in Palm Beach is $919,800. Palm Beach home values have gone up 8.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.3% within the next year.  

       

The median home value in Key Biscayne is $1,096,700. Key Biscayne home values have declined -6.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -4.6% within the next year.


The median home value in Boca Grande is $1,410,900. Boca Grande home values have gone up 2.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.5% within the next year.


            



#6          9023 NE 14th Street, Clyde Hill, WA 98004 with 6 bedrooms, 8 baths and 
7,208 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,388,000.



Gated Masterpiece Estate by Steven D Smith Homes with Seattle, Lake WA & Mtn Views! Includes Ultimate Chef's Kitchen, Butler's Pantry, & full Catering Kitchen. Seamless flow from the gathering spaces to heated Covered Viewing Deck. Impress guests w/ a show-stopping Rooftop View Deck. Spacious Entertainment Level w Refreshment Bar, Wine Cellar & Private Theatre! Main Level Master & Guest Suites, with Six Bdrms featuring En Suites & Heated Flooring. New Construction minutes from downtown Bellevue!






















Seattle

The median home value in King County is $615,100. King County home values have gone up 15.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Kirkland is $736,300. Kirkland home values have gone up 
21.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Seattle is $727,400. Seattle home values have gone up 17.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $891,400. Bellevue home values have gone up 17.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,492,900. Mercer Island home values have gone up 11.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,716,300. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 19.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.4% within the next year.             

The median home value in Medina is $2,742,000. Medina home values have gone up 14.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.3% within the next year.

  

#7      3605 Waverly Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037 with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and 
3,605 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $5,200,000.

6260 Waverly Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Magical. Brilliant. Priceless. Drive through the private gates into a coveted, lush and private estate. Experience.73 acres in the “Upper Hermosa” neighborhood of La Jolla, with expansive ocean views, privacy and soft stillness of ocean breezes. Respect and enjoy the abundance of coastal wildlife. Adjacent open space abounds and ensures a secluded setting. This home has been extensively remodeled with each room offering exquisite ocean views. See supplement below. Open the front door and walk into a very versatile floorplan, filled with natural light and ocean views. Live knowing the beauty of the open land cannot be utilized for additional development. Extensive renovation includes a completely remodeled kitched with a 48 inch sub zero refrigerator, Dacor 30" double convection oven with warming drawer, Thermador gas stove, GE Monogram trash compactor, Kitchenaid DW, wine fridge, interior all smooth drywall, exterior Hardi plank siding, new windows and doors with coastal hardware, new Ironwood/Mangaris Diamond view decks outside the master bedroom, living room, dining room and family room. Paloma Mountain spring water system, handmade tile from Italy in family room fireplace, new closets with marble flooring and bead board, completely remodeled bathrooms including marble countertops and flooring in master bathroom and marble flooring in all other bathrooms, All new wired alarm system and control panels. All doors and windows wired, heat and flame sensors in laundry, garage and roof ridge, new gas meter, sound system throughout the house with individual room controls, wired ethernet throughout, extensive sprinkler system modifications and additions including 3 controllers/timers installed with rain sensors and landscape lighting, redwood beams and framing.

6260 Waverly Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037


6260 Waverly Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037


6260 Waverly Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037



6260 Waverly Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

6260 Waverly Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037


6260 Waverly Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

6260 Waverly Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037


San Diego 


The median home value in San Diego County is $571,600. San Diego County home values have gone up 8.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Solana Beach is $1,284,300. Solana Beach home values have gone up 15.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Coronado is $1,578,200. Coronado home values have gone up 3.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.9% within the next year. 

The median home value in La Jolla is $1,907,700. La Jolla home values have gone up 
9.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.0% within the next year.     

The median home value in Del Mar is $2,318,400. Del Mar home values have gone up 6.4%  over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year. 

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,768,300. Rancho Santa Fe home values have gone up 6.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% within the next year.




#8      
   2605 North Val Vista Drive, Mesa, AZ 85213 with 6 bedrooms, 8 baths and 

10,076 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,375,000.


This European-inspired Estate is a blend of exquisite traditional and modern finishes with an open airy feel and an abundance of natural light. A magnificent property on nearly two acres, the estate includes six bedrooms and six-and-a-half baths, a grand entry hall, vast dining room, fabulous kitchen, office and library. The generous rooms and grand floor plan create an easy flow for living and entertaining. Interior features include wood beamed and planked ceilings, white wood clad walls andhand-laid European white oak flooring. The covered breezeway with an intimate fireplace connects the main estate to the one-bedroom guest house with a full kitchen and great room. This imposing property teems with style, design and grand architecture, creating a new standard for Arizona living. 




















Phoenix.

The median home value in Maricopa County is $254,600. Maricopa County home values have gone up 7.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year.   

The median home value in Scottsdale is $439,800. Scottsdale home values have gone up 5.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7% within the next year. 


The median home value in Carefree is $747,500. Carefree home values have declined -1.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.4% within the next year. 

The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,650,900. Paradise Valley home values have gone up 2.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year. 


Today's Mortgage Rates 

United States MBA 30-Yr Mortgage Rate

Mortgage Rate in the United States averaged 6.32 percent from 1990 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 10.56 percent in April of 1990 and a record low of 3.47 percent in December of 2012.

Mortgage Rates Paradoxically Steady After Jobs Report
Mar 9 2018, 3:53PM


Mortgage rates must really like being where they are right now, because they've been at roughly the same levels for the past 5 days!  Not only is this highly out of character for 2018, it's not even that common in general (might happen a few times a year, historically).  And while the stability was relatively easy to reconcile during the first 4 days of the week, it comes as a surprise today.  

Reason being: the important jobs report was much stronger than expected and bond markets (which underlie rates) reacted in a clearly negative way.  In other words, bonds suggested that rates should move noticeably higher today.  There are two ways to make sense of this.  On one hand, yesterday's bond market movements suggested improvement in rates that never materialized.  In that sense, we were "owed," for lack of a better term. 
On the other hand, rates are more or less up against their long-term ceiling levels and when that happens, the normal cause and effect between bond markets and rates becomes muted.  From a strategy standpoint, this can be useful.  Those inclined to roll the dice with respect to locking their rate could wait to do so until rising rates force their hand.  In other words, if rates aren't eager to move, why bother locking?  

The only problem there is that rates WILL move soon, and if they move higher, anyone floating would be forced to lock at a loss in order to avoid the additional losses that such a move would imply.  Most prospective borrowers have been and continue to be best-served by a defensive stance that favors locking.

52 Week Mortgage Rate Range


ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.58%4.58%--3.84%4.58%
15 Yr FRM3.94%3.94%--3.12%3.94%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.38%4.38%--3.35%4.38%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.60%4.60%--4.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.63%3.62%+0.013.01%3.63%

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Most importantly have a great day!

Cordially,  
Tom Furino  


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