Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Today's Best Mansions.


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


#1   Florida

Seminole Landing, North Palm Beach, Florida 33408 with 11 bedrooms, 18 baths and 23,176 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $49,500,000.

a building surrounded by palm trees

Secluded on 1.4 gated acres in Seminole Landing is an estate of understated elegance and Caribbean inspirationowned by Tiger Woods exwife Elin Nordegen, The 25,878-square-foot residence takes full advantage of its oceanfront location, blurring the lines between indoors and out and allowing for the most pleasurable resortlike lifestyle. The style of British West Indies-with its breezy outdoor spaces and light-filled, view-focused interiors-offered inspiration and was adapted for relaxed, refined modern living.The formal living and dining room is subdued and sophisticated, featuring ocean views, a warming fireplace, and disappearing glass walls that allow for effortless indoor-outdoor living. Elegantly styled and outfitted for culinary pursuits, the kitchen includes an island with a hidden television, a coffee bar, refrigerator drawers, a walk-in pantry, counter seating, and a breakfast area with a beach view. The adjoining family room gives way to an alfresco dining area.At the center of the soaring stairway, the three-story Swarovski crystal chandelier glimmers in imitation of the ocean. On the upper level, the master suite is a peaceful aerie with his-and-hers baths, three fireplaces, a walk-in closet, and a balcony for enjoying the sights and sounds of the Atlantic. Each of the four uniquely stylish guest bedrooms includes an en suite bath and walk-in closet. A rooftop terrace affords a breathtaking panorama. The lower level offers a temperature-controlled wine cellar, a theater, a fitness center, a catering kitchen, and a four-car garage. The grounds offer swaths of lush lawn, a swimming pool with a waterslide and a spa, lounge areas with fire pits, a half basketball court, and a putting green. The estate also encompasses a delightful "Cabana House" and a guesthouse that comprises two, two-bedroom apartments. The community offers proximity to the Seminole Golf Club and numerous other championship courses, completing the consummate Florida lifestyle



























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.

#2    New York

258 Horsemill Lane, Water Mill, NY 11976 with 5  bedrooms, 7 baths and 12,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $32,000,000.



Utmost privacy surrounded on three sides by land that has been farmed by the same two families since the 1600's. This 6.9 acre estate is bordered on the fourth side by 360 feet of water frontage on Mecox Bay. This shingle-style traditional house with classic gardens truly epitomizes the concept of artisanal fueled craftsmanship. The house was the collaboration of the best talents in their respected fields: Katherine McCoy architect, Men at Work builders, Quincy Hammond landscape architect,Daniel Romualdez interior design, Torie Burke wall finishes and Donald Kaufman colorist. Taking five years to complete, Listowel truly redefines luxurious living in the Hamptons. The interior and exterior spaces are designed to seamlessly integrate all the modern conveniences yet still maintaining the old world style and sensibility. The home encompasses over 12,000 sq. ft. of living and entertaining spaces including a dramatic two story library with fireplace as you enter the front door. The large living room with fireplace features three sets of French doors that open up to the expansive covered porch. The smoking room has a beautiful bay window and set of French doors onto the eastern facing covered porch. Off the main foyer on the west side of the house is the formal dining room with French doors, fireplace and hand-painted chinois wallpaper. The butler's pantry leads to the stainless steel chef's kitchen with walk-in pantry and the best appliances available today. 

























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.  

#3    Los Angeles

1654 Blue Jay, West Hollywood, CA 90069 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 9,625 sq,ft, is listed for sale at $18,500,000.



Situated atop the famed Bird Streets at the end of a cul de sac in one of Los Angeles's most prestigious neighborhoods, sits this newly renovated modern jewel. With panoramic views from the Pacific all the way to downtown, offering what may be the best view in the city. The home features an elegant design that is meant to provide the owner with the perfect combination of luxury living, while enjoying all of the comforts of home. Each room of the home features its own stunning view through the floor to ceiling windows, all with access to the wrap around deck creating the perfect atmosphere for entertaining and relaxing. The home boasts large entertainment areas, including a private bar and entertainment room, cinema, wine cellar, and what can only be described as a private club at your ultra private dream home. This modern dream is truly the epitome of the lavish lifestyle that the Bird Streets have become known for.














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.



#4    San Francisco

181 Fremont  #69 B, San Francisco, CA 94105 with 2 bedrooms, 3 baths and 
3,199 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $14,000,000.

San Francisco Luxury Condominium Tower

Home to just 55 original owners, 181 Fremont is a rarefied example of what success can achieve. Gracious entry foyer. Sweeping northeast, southeast, and southwest floor-to-ceiling views. 10' ceilings in living room and bedrooms. Living room with corner entertainment cabinet. Hideaway kitchen with sliding panels, double oven, refrigerator and freezer, dual dishwashers, dual wine storage, breakfast nook, bar with seating, and service pantry. Master bedroom with southeast and southwest views and walk-in closet. Master bathroom with freestanding soaking tub, separate shower, dual water closets, and dual vanities. Second bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. Large den with sliding door. Powder room. Washer/dryer.













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     Colorado

Beaumont Ranch, Durango, Colorado 81301 with 5 bedrooms, 8 baths and 7264 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $13,500,000.


Beaumont Ranch is nestled in the heart of the Animas Valley, a stunning 20-minute drive north of Durango, surrounded by scenery carved by ancient glaciers and peaks that rise nearly 13,000 feet. The 86-acre estate features immaculately maintained residences (7) and ancillary structures (7), perfectly manicured grounds, approximately 1700 feet of Animas river frontage and ample water rights. Beaumont is the ultimate legacy property and retreat for family. Unlike many mountain ranches, Beaumont enjoys easy accessibility to countless recreational opportunities and city conveniences alike. The remarkable and private inner channel of the Animas River flows on the western boundary of the ranch, with first-class trout fishing. In addition, enjoy six productive ponds stocked with rainbow trout. Awe-inspiring mountain views can be seen from every vantage point of the property with Engineer Mountain as the headliner. The 86-acre ranch consists of four separately deeded parcels featuring a 7274 SF main residence, 2100 SF cottage, 2257 SF detached garage & gear room, 1922 SF heated "south barn", 1450 SF staff house, 1934 SF "middle barn", 4409 SF guest house with a 1213 SF loft apartment, 1100 SF caretakers apartment, 1855 SF maintenance/woodshop barn, and a 2727 SF "north barn". The main residence is discretely set back from the county road and is surrounded by specimen trees and gardens of beautiful plantings and sculptural boulders.























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







#6    Seattle

3661 West Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 
6,360 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $8,425,000

 


Sky meets water in this Northwest inspired waterfront estate. Perfectly placed on the point, enjoy a panorama of west-facing views from the Seattle skyline beyond. Over 6,300 sf of living entertaining spaces private theater, wine cellar, complete second kitchen, outdoor bar more. Extraordinary dock to accommodate a 150 ton vessel with 10 foot draw. An interior palette that blends effortlessly into the Northwest hues. Distinctive. Unparalleled. Life on the lake the way its meant to be.























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    San Diego 

6809 Alydar Corte, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091 with 7 bedrooms, 9 baths and 
10,768 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,900,000.


Presenting an unparalleled setting for grand living. This exceptional custom residence, behind the gates of Rancho Santa Fe's exclusive Del Rayo Estates enclave, is without compare. Nestled on a private 4.79-acre gated homesite at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, the sprawling compound reveals a resort-caliber environment in which the main home, garages and outdoor amenities are carefully choreographed with their surroundings.































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     Phoenix


42882 North Chiricahua Pass, Scottsdale, Arizona 85262 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 6,380 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,295,000.



This beautiful 5 bedroom 4.5 bath home, including casita & office, sits on an amazing 13.5 acres. Pinnacle Peak, city lights and sunset views. Home features 5 fireplaces inside and 2 outside, 11 flat screen TV's, automated sliding glass pocket doors that open to an awesome outdoor living area with negative-edge pool & spa, built-in grill, firewall and fire bowls. Gourmet kitchen, butler's pantry and walk-in pantry. Great room with full bar that has a wine refrigerator that holds 100 bottles in addition to a wine room that holds 1100 bottles. Master has a fireplace & sitting area, master bath with his/her vanities, separate steam room, shower and jetted tub, his & her closets with built-in cabinets, wet bar and stackable full size washer and dryer, guest rooms are ensuite. 



















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 Lowest in More Than a Week
Mar 13 2018, 4:15PM

Mortgage rates fell today following a tame read on inflation as well as the announcement of Rex Tillerson's departure from the White House.  The Consumer Price Index--the most widely followed economic report on consumer-level inflation--showed prices moving up 0.2% in February (rounded up from 0.1501%).  The median forecast called for a 0.2% increase.  

When inflation is falling (or rising more slowly), it tends to benefit bond markets, thus pushing rates lower.  Given that the inflation data was fairly close to forecasts, it didn't have any sort of extreme impact today, but it added some downward pressure on rates.  The Tillerson news came out a few minutes later.  Markets reacted as they typically do to news that creates uncertainty with stocks and rates moving lower together.  But since Tillerson's departure wasn't a huge surprise, it too failed to cause a profound move lower in rates.  

Even then, we have to separate the intraday rate movement that exists in bond markets from the 1-3x per day rate sheet changes from mortgage lenders.  As of this afternoon, most lenders are still on their first rate sheet of the day.  Even so, those rates had improved enough to make them the lowest in more than a week.  That said, many borrowers will still see the same NOTE rates as yesterday with the improvement coming in the form of lower upfront costs or a higher lender credit (aka, lower EFFECTIVE rate, not lower NOTE rate).

52 Weeks

ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.54%4.57%-0.033.84%4.58%
15 Yr FRM3.91%3.93%-0.023.12%3.94%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.32%4.37%-0.053.35%4.38%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.57%4.59%-0.024.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.62%3.62%--3.01%3.63%


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Cordially,  
Tom Furino  


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