Monday, March 19, 2018


Today's Best Mansions.


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


#1    New York

6  Squabble Lane, Southampton, NY 11968 with 7 bedrooms, 12 baths and 8,500 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $23,500,000.




Within in the coveted Murray Compound and just a few houses from the Atlantic ocean, this stylish and sleek contemporary with expansive west facing pond and ocean views is now for sale for the first time in 18 years. One of the few homes in the enclave with deeded ocean access, this residence of over 8,500 square feet offers glorious views of Wickapogue Pond and the Atlantic Ocean. Originally designed by architect Preston T. Phillips for Ford Motor heiress Elena Ford, this home offers gracious rooms with soaring ceilings and beautiful interior spaces for four season living and the ultimate Hamptons lifestyle. An ideal floor plan with generous principal rooms includes 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms on two floors. The glorious living spaces open to the expansive terraces, swimming pool, dining pavilion, an expansive lawn and Wickapogue Pond. 






















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    Florida

1964 Royal Palm Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33432 with 7 bedrooms, 9 baths and 10,815 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $13,995,000.

 


Incredible, direct intra-coastal, British West Indies inspired home by Bloomfield Builders. Features include: transitional decor by decorators unlimited, club room, theater, infinity pool, wine cellar, summer kitchen, and incredible views from every room.


























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 $3,275,000. Fischer Island is an exclusive enclave with only 218 households and a total population of 467 persons..


#3     San Francisco

2050 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths and 
5,664 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $13,900,000.


Completely rebuilt in 2003 by designer Ugo Sap. Integrating modernism with 21st century technology, distinctive features were added throughout the four-story grand Pacific Heights home, from hand-painted hardwood flooring to exquisite custom-plastered ceilings the updated classic style is visible at every turn, like the custom metal & glass elevator that ascends to the glass floored balcony. Comprised of 4 bdrms, 4 full baths, 2 half baths, gracious foyer, formal dn rm, gourmet kitchen & eat in breakfast rm, big living rm with view, library, top floor bedroom/game rm, roof top deck with views, large family rm on the ground flr leads out to the garden, laundry rm, 4 car parking North Bay & Alcatraz views from main 3 flrs, lots of storage.






















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.



#4      Los Angeles

1646 Blue Jay Way, West Hollywood, CA 90069 with 6 bedrooms, 6 baths and 
6,339 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $12,945,000.



Premier view property on prestigious Blue Jay Way in a cul-de-sac, offering utmost privacy and security. Unique opportunity to own a private compound with two detached guest-houses and a stunning rooftop garden. This chic contemporary home has incredible volume and scale and features high-end, state-of-the-art finishes. Outdoor terrace includes an expansive entertaining area with a 50 ft infinity pool and enough seating to host 120 guests for a sit down dinner. The main house as well as both guest houses and terraces offer views from downtown to the ocean and the entire L.A. Basin. The first guest house contains living space as well as a lower large party area with a commercial style kitchen and theater. Bottom guesthouse also has an outdoor terrace, bath and jacuzzi overlooking an orchard. Public conservatorship owns 10 adjacent acres that cannot be built on.






















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




#5       Colorado

2291 Daybreak Ridge, Bachelor Gulch, Colorado 81620 with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths and 8,219 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $9,495,000.


Embrace the spirit of the Old West in this private ski-in/ski-out 6-bedroom/6.5-bath custom log home with expansive Gore Range views on 2.28 gorgeous acres. This Colorado mountain retreat was built with unmatched quality and authenticity. Breathtaking views elevated over the Second Chance ski run provide access to top-notch skiing in Bachelor Gulch and Beaver Creek. The highest quality finishes make this a home of refinement, elegance and comfort.

























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     Phoenix

5400 East Valle Vista Road #5, Phoenix, Arizona 85018 with 6 bedrooms, 9 baths and 12,628 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,950,000.


A once in a lifetime opportunity to be king/queen of the valley w/views beyond the imagination. From the top of this Camelback Mtn. mansion, views of city skyline, South Mountain, Superstitions & as far as the southeast valley or the White Tank Mountains and Cardinal Stadium to the west. Features incl. expansive floor plan where main level has living/dining, spacious kitchen, master bedroom/bath, two very large ensuite bedrooms, and one of two guest casitas. Lower level has large great room w/floor to ceiling windows, office w/addtl room for staff, grand entertainment room w/sit down bar, pool table, theater room w/adjacent fitness center & half bath. A second one bedroom casita on this level. Add to all of this a Crow's Nest observation room, a wonderful place to watch the views or meditate! 




























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.
#7      Seattle

4338 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040 with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths and 
6,660 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,500,000.

 


East coast style meets NW waterfront living in this luxurious and timeless custom-built home. Expert craftsmanship coupled with classic styling and impeccable attention to detail make this a one of a kind property. Multiple indoor/outdoor entertaining spaces, flexible and open floor plan + elevator for complete access. Perfection on 120 of level, no bank waterfront with Mt views. Mature, professional landscaping, private dock, boat house and boat/jet ski lifts. Quick I-90 access. Exceptional property.




























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     San Diego 

7940 Costebelle Way, La Jolla, CA 92037 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 6,860 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,500,000.



Spectacular newer mini estate with panoramic Ocean and Hillside views! Located at the end of a very quiet cul-de-sac in a highly sought after location, this home is sure to excite your senses! A separate guest house allows for great guest accommodations or ? Elevator access to all floors, along with a panoramic view of the ocean and village will amaze you! The easy living floor plan will allow for large families, or for the private getaway that the busy professional is seeking.



















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.





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 Higher, But Lower This Week
Mar 16 2018, 5:12PM


Mortgage rates rose modestly today, but many lenders were essentially unchanged compared to yesterday's latest offerings.  Moreover, rates ended the week slightly lower compared to last Friday's latest levels.  That's no small victory in 2018, despite the fact that it is a small victory in general.

Part of the motivation toward slightly higher rates over the past 2 days could be the looming Fed announcement next week.  Oftentimes, bond markets (which underlie rates) don't want to move too far outside recent ranges when there's a risk the Fed may say or do something to redefine that range. 

In the current case, Wednesday's improvement brought average rates to their best levels in roughly 3 weeks.  Traders aren't eager to explore anything lower without the Fed's blessing.  But at the same time, they also must consider that the Fed could say something HELPFUL for rates.  For that reason, we didn't see any major challenge to the recent rate highs, thus keeping everything in a very narrow range.  Look for that to change by the end of next week, for better or worse. 


52 Week


ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.53%4.52%+0.013.84%4.58%
15 Yr FRM3.91%3.90%+0.013.12%3.94%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.31%4.30%+0.013.35%4.38%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.56%4.55%+0.014.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.64%3.63%+0.013.01%3.63%

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Cordially,  


Tom Furino  


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