Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Today's Best Mansions.


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


#1  New York

The Plaza Residences, 1 Central Park South, 508509 - Central Park South, New York,
NY with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths and 5,102 sq.ft. is back on the market reduced to $29,950,000.

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Originally on the market in 2017 for $40,000,000, the "Astor Suite" at The Plaza Hotel is one of the most historic homes ever to become available in the United States.  Located on the most coveted corner of the building - facing both Central Park and Fifth Avenue, this sprawling residence with 14-foot ceilings features was designed by noted interior architect, S.R. Gambrel Inc.  He employed the artisans who rebuilt Windsor Castle to completely transform the home into an absolute masterpiece with numerous old world details such as hand drawn plaster ceilings; English oak paneling; antique fireplace mantles; and hand-hammered leather walls from France. Each room is filled with wonderful details from the 19th and 20th centuries in addition to offering the latest in technology from a new HVAC system with a humidifier for artwork and a Savant system that allows the resident to control the temperature, lights, music, and television - all from an I-pad. Always considered the best "suite" in the Plaza Hotel from the day it was built by Henry J. Hardenbergh, some former resident of the home include John Jacob Astor; the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; and John F. Kennedy. A once in a lifetime opportunity.

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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   Los Angeles

12855 Parkyns Street, Los Angeles, CA 90040 with 7 bedrooms, 12 baths and 
10,299 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $15,995,000.

12855 Parkyns St, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Gorgeous Brentwood Park Estate fully remastered in 2017 - Set on almost 27,000 square feet - All flat, this 7 bed/12 ba, Contemporary Mediterranean Style home boasts over 10,200 sqft of living space. Enter to a 21-ft foyer, magnificent sweeping staircase, circular skylight and crystal chandelier. Chef's Kitchen w/Italian Cabinetry, Ceasarstone~ countertops, Miele~ Appliances, and sizable, breakfast area that overlooks the palatial grounds. Separate full, catering kitchen has easy access for event staff from Rockingham Ave. The sophisticated, Master Bedroom has a fireplace, separate sitting area, two ample walk-in closets and dual baths w/spa tub, massage room, steam shower & dry sauna. The sprawling grounds have lush lawns, a large pool w/tropical waterfall, lighted paddle tennis/sports court/basketball court and putting green! Other features include: Fully-automated, Smart House System, Restoration Hardware~ design elements, Elevator, Three (3) kitchens, 3D Theater, & Game Room. 

12855 Parkyns St, Los Angeles, CA 90049


12855 Parkyns St, Los Angeles, CA 90049


12855 Parkyns St, Los Angeles, CA 90049


12855 Parkyns St, Los Angeles, CA 90049


12855 Parkyns St, Los Angeles, CA 90049


12855 Parkyns St, Los Angeles, CA 90049


12855 Parkyns St, Los Angeles, CA 90049


12855 Parkyns St, Los Angeles, CA 90049


12855 Parkyns St, Los Angeles, CA 90049


12855 Parkyns St, Los Angeles, CA 90049


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 Santa Barbara is $1,101,800. Santa Barbara home values have gone up 4.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% 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  Florida


15044 Natures Point Lane, Wellington, Florida with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 
18,267 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $13,900,000.



Location, location, location. Pristine estate home with adjacent equestrian center is a breathtaking property. With 5 bedrooms and 6.1 baths, two fireplaces, impact glass, and generator, the bright home exudes comfort and elegance. The courtyard features an oversized lap pool, heated spa, and guest house all with marble decking and an entertainment area with outdoor shower. The residence and 14-stall center-aisle barn sit on two lots spanning 10.78 acres Overlooking a new GGT arena, grass riding field, and luscious paddocks. The barn features a roomy owner's lounge, two studio apartments and a separate manager's quarters. Located by the bridge to Grand Prix Village, just a short hack to Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.





























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 is Palm Beach is $919,800.  Palm Beach home values have gone up 8.2% over the past year.  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

The median home value in Fischer Island, Miami 33109 is $3,200,000.




#4  San Francisco

390 Stevick Drive, Atherton, CA 94027 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 6,102 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $13,380,000.




Custom built contemporary home completed in 2008. Built with precision craftsmanship and an exceptionally open floor plan, the home embodies the beautiful setting with tremendous glass doors that disappear into the walls for an uninterrupted connection with outdoor living. Many extraordinary details - hand-cut stone walls inside and out, mahogany doors, reclaimed ceiling beams, amazing use of marble and tile, custom-finished white oak floors, Sun Valley Bronze hardware, Dornbracht fixtures, true plaster walls, electronically controlled privacy shades in the master suite and great room, stainless steel electrical covers throughout; standing seam weather zinc roof. Elevator from garage to main level; automatic backup generator for entire property. Caretaker's apartment attached to main house and separate 1bd/1ba guest house with full kitchen. Pool/spa with solar pool cover. Arbor-covered cabana with BBQ kitchen and fireplace. Las Lomitas schools.


















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   San Diego 


6372 Las Colinas, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 with 7 bedrooms, 9 baths and 
11,325 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $9,250,000 



Immerse yourself in this Thomas Jakway custom designed Mediterranean inspired Estate in the heart of the Covenant in Rancho Santa Fe. Resting upon an elevated 5.99 acres with enchanting koi ponds, water falls, citrus groves, olive tree-lined paver stoned driveway, massive, open & flat grass area, resort-style pool with cabana & entertainment area. Extraordinary interior appointments, artistic architectural elements of majestic timber beamed, wood & coffered ceilings, drop & slide doors and multiple loggias - a true indoor-outdoor living experience. This 11,325 sq ft sprawling single level offers 6 bedrooms, 9 baths, grand office, hobby room, plus a detached Casita with Pool Cabana and bath, and a 9-car motor court. Cross the bridge... pass the lions... your castle awaits... 























 


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.








#6  Colorado


1191 Woods Road, Snowmass Village, Colorado with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 
3,912 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $5,100,000.




Stunning mountain style ski home beautifully finished with stone, timber & copper with an open, flowing floor-plan perfect for a large family or entertaining. Floor to ceiling windows capture surrounding forest and mountain views. Gourmet kitchen includes a walk-in pantry. French doors to large deck, stone patios, built-in grill, 2 outdoor fireplaces, main-floor master suite w/fireplace, private deck & spa-like bath. Large bunk room sleeps 6 and additional family room w/wet bar is perfect for entertaining. Luxurious finishes and meticulously maintained!



















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



#7  Seattle


2119 94th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 5,067 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,978,000.


Stunning Clyde Hill retreat framed by 3/4 acre of manicured sprawl. This modern farm house is highlighted by an open-chef's kitchen leading into great room overlooking grounds. Main level also features an office and MIL suite w/kitchenette. Upper level showcases expansive master suite w/oversized bath and walk-in, additional en suite bedrooms and media room. Backyard features a covered patio with built-in BBQ & TV, spa hot-tub, sport court, and western exposure. Clyde Hill/West Bellevue schools.




















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.





#8     Phoenix.


14605 East Redbird Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85262 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 5,132 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,450,000.

 

40 ACRE ESTATE located in NORTH SCOTTSDALE on the 23,000 ACRE MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN PARK PRESERVE! GOOD producing well estimated at 20-30 gpm. This is an opportunity to live in the highly desired area of Rio Verde Foothills surrounded by high end properties. Spend the evening sunsets/early morning sunrises on the GATED VIEW DECK or entertain on the 1,500 + sq/ft of patio BBQ & Fire pit. Plenty of room for toys in the oversized 2,300 sq/ft 6+ Car EXTENDED LENGTH GARAGE with epoxy floors and huge storage room. The garage also includes RV SPACE and an over-sized door. As you enter through the custom vast iron door with light filtering glass this impressive 5,132 sq. ft.home features 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths plus a workout/dance studio and an additional family/game room. There is no shortage of panoramic views from the placement of the large windows in this house and almost all windows have electric security roll down shutters.The beautiful GOURMET KITCHEN is a chef's dream with gas cooking, 2 ovens, Cantera stone range hood, double refrigerator/freezer, wrap around breakfast bar, stamped copper sink, a large island with a Tiffany chandelier and a back splash with inlaid turquoise tiles. Large laundry room with W/D included and the master bedroom also has hookups for W/D. The advantage of access to the McDowell Mountain Park and also being close to the Scottsdale Sonoran Preserve, Tonto National Forest and the Verde River offers you, your family and friends limitless recreational activities! Scottsdale, Carefree, Fountain Hills, and Fort McDowell Casino are all within minutes of a drive. Don't miss this opportunity to own your private retreat nestled in the Rio Verde Foothills area. 





























The median home value in Maricopa County is $254,600. Maricopa County home values have gone up 7.3% over the past year.  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 Just Barely Lower Ahead of Key Inflation Data

Mar 12 2018, 4:44PM

Mortgage rates spent the entirety of last week at the same levels based on end-of-day rates sheets from the average lender.  That was a tremendously uncommon length of time for rates to remain unchanged and it was especially notable against the backdrop of recent volatility.  Today's rate sheet offerings came fairly close to extending the "unchanged" streak, but by the end of the day, lenders had improved just enough for the average to move 0.01% lower.

When we talk about 0.01% changes in mortgage rates, it's important to know that most lenders only offer rates in increments of 0.125%.  That's a much bigger move than we see on the average day, so lenders need a way to make adjustments beyond the rate itself.  They accomplish this with upfront costs and/or credits.  For instance, lower the upfront cost (or increasing the upfront credit) by a couple hundred dollars could easily reduce the effective rate by 0.01% even though the payment rate (or "NOTE rate") remains unchanged. 

Whereas today was fairly calm for markets and rates, tomorrow brings bigger risks.  This is primarily due to the release of an important report on inflation in the morning.  Inflation is one of the key threats to bonds, and bonds underlie interest rates.  If inflation comes in higher than expected, it could easily push rates higher.


52 Weeks


ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.57%4.58%-0.013.84%4.58%
15 Yr FRM3.93%3.94%-0.013.12%3.94%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.37%4.38%-0.013.35%4.38%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.59%4.60%-0.014.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.62%3.63%-0.013.01%3.63%



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Cordially,  
Tom Furino  


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