Friday, March 2, 2018


Today's Best Mansions.


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


#1      118 East 76th Street, New York, NY 10021 with 8 bedrooms 13 baths and 
13,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $39,000,000.




New construction of magnificent 32' wide mansion in the heart of the Upper East Side. Fully reimagined with the highest level of finishes and technology, the home is truly spectacular. A mix of comfortable modernism, the home features countless artistic stone, metal and wood flourishes. The townhouse is designed around a stunning central staircase that spans its 6 levels and is topped by a skylight flooding the interiors with natural light. There is also a large elevator accessible from every level. The main floor boasts a grand formal entry to welcome guests, a huge chef's kitchen and 550 s/f formal dining room. The parlor level features a formal living room, cigar bar and beautifully-milled library. Beyond luxurious, the master suite encompasses the entire 3rd floor with the bedroom, sitting room, dressing rooms and three full baths. Four additional en-suite bedrooms, a large limestone-clad fully landscaped courtyard and oversized family room provide an abundance of space. Finally, and perhaps most spectacularly, is the 36' indoor pool on the top floor of the home. Covered in beautiful tile mosaic, the sun flooded spa level houses the glass enclosed gym which overlooks the pool, as well as a sauna, full bath and elevator access. 






























New York

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 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 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.

The median home value in Bridgehampton is $1,897,700. Bridgehampton home values have gone up 8.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.1% within the next year

The median home value in SoHo is $2,691,500. SoHo home values have gone up 2.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.3% within the next year

The median home value in Tribeca is $3,111,100. Tribeca home values have declined -0.6%  over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.2% within the next year.


 
  

#2      3682 NW 52nd Street, Boca Raton, Florida 33496 with 9 bedrooms, 16 baths and 19,972 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $29,950,000.



This transitional Mediterranean Estate, on over 1.6 acres and over 27,000 total square footage, is one of the most exceptional offerings of its kind in Florida. Located within the private security gated enclave of Princeton Estates, within Woodfield CC, it offers maximum security, privacy, and all the home features and amenities that are consistent with the finest estates throughout the World, within a World Class country club community.



































Florida

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 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 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.

The median home value in Boca Grande is $1,409,600. Boca Grande home values have gone up 2.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year.





#3      113 Atherton, Atherton, CA 94027 with  5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 11,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $17,800,000.


Incredible contemporary West Atherton estate. Recently staged by Meridith Baer... White oak flooring throughout and elevator service to all 3 levels. 5 en-suite bedrooms (master plus 2 on the upper level, 1 on main floor and 1 on lower level). Lower level recreation room with full bar, theatre, temperature controlled wine cellar, and fitness center with spa bath - steam shower and sauna. The family room has retractable doors that open to the resort-like rear grounds with pool, spa, and outdoor heated dining pavilion. Underground parking for 6 cars. Menlo Park schools.




















San Francisco

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.





#4       107 North Cliffwood Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049 with 7 bedrooms, 12 baths and 13,050 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $13,995,000   



Located in Brentwood Park, this brand new Traditional home boasts unparalleled quality, tasteful design & attention to detail throughout. Upon entrance, the high ceilings & abundance of light welcomes you into this exquisitely designed home. This 7 bdrm & 12 bath home has every amenity needed for a luxurious & effortless living experience. A perfect floor plan with a spacious living rm & fam rm with fireplaces, formal dining rm with wine cellar & sophisticated & spacious office/library. Enjoy the gourmet state-of-the-art kitchen which opens to the backyard featuring 2 cabanas, BBQ, pool, & a spa with a pergola. The grand master suite will welcome you with an inviting marble fireplace, dual closets & a lg balcony which overlooks the backyard & extends to the 3 add'l bdrm suites. The astonishing downstairs has a spa, pool, sauna, & steam rm for the complete spa experience in addition to a home movie theater, gym & open fam rm. A truly unique & rare property unlike no other.













Los Angeles


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.

   




#5      2606 - 2610 Ocean Front Street, Del Mar, CA 92014 with 3 bedrooms, 4 baths and 2,185 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $14,988,000.




Just imagine owning 75 Feet of ocean frontage in Del Mar Colony..The opportunity of a lifetime awaits you at this beachfront sanctuary of modern luxury. A private 50 foot expanse of prime oceanfront real estate, right on the sands of Del Mar Beach, could be yours. These stunning, contemporary properties are being uniquely offered as a rare dual listing. Two newly renovated, custom built modern homes sites boasting incredible, panoramic ocean views from every angle. Just imagine waking up to the sounds of the ocean, having an early morning jog before you start your day, and every evening drifting off to sleep after strolling on the beach with a night cap? This is your life - live it to the fullest.









San Diego 



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.



    

#6        21 Sunset Drive, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 80113 with 7 bedrooms, 
10 baths and 22,591 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $8,900,000.

 


Home is beautifully ensconced on expansive manicured grounds w/privacy secured gate, wrought iron fencing, large trees surround the property. The home epitomizes a Montecito blend of sophistication, elegance, comfort. Approx. 22,500 finished square feet on 3 levels. 3.3 Acres. Main level features sumptuous living room, open dining room, family/game rooms w/sunken bar, spacious kitchen with informal dining adjoins the Hearth room and sun room which opens to outdoor patio, pool, jacuzzi,fountains, gardens. Also on Main floor is walnut paneled library and office. Master Suite featuring 2 sleeping rooms, his bath and walk-in closet, her bath and lavish closet, exercise/yoga room w/tranquility courtyard plus sitting room /office. Four additional bedroom suites, self contained generous 3 room guest or live in quarters. Other features include 10 fireplaces, balconies, cabana, outdoor kitchen, elevator, 5 car attached garages, heated motor court and driveway, in ground lawn drip system.















Colorado

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. 



#7      2001 Broadmoor Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 
8,030 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $8,900,000.



Minutes from Downtown Seattle, Broadmoor, one of Seattle's loveliest gated residential golf course communities, bounded on the west by the Washington Park Arboretum , and Lake Washington to the East, regally rests this elegant Georgian modern-day home. Designed by noted Architect, Stuart Silk and the vision of its Seattle native owners who wanted to build a home that a hundred years hence would still feel and look authentic to the community. The flare of the appointments in this home were designed to achieve a balance of traditional architecture with contemporary fixtures and conveniences, elegant for grand entertaining and yet fitting for day-to-day living. Situated on 2.5 lots, totaling 19,750 square feet, completed in 2010, this home has total privacy. The Silver LEED Certified home was built to include a 5000-liter cistern buried under the landscaping to collect rain water for irrigation; a back-up propane generator capable of powering the home for weeks; sound-proof walls and floors; and a sophisticated mechanical system that self regulates the temperature of each room in the home. An Epicurean kitchen is primed for the most ambitious of culinary endeavors with a Capital gas range, including a 30,000 BTU wok burner, three ovens, three dishwashers, two warming drawers, and a custom designed hood. Dine in the formal dining room amidst a custom mural that evokes a sense of serenity pulling the outdoor gardens in. French doors throughout the home lead to a stone patio with lawn inset ideal for bocce ball with an adjacent barbecue and glass-tiled spa made to share with more than a dozen friends. Custom lighting highlights mature maples, rhododendrons and landscaping that is meant to be enjoyed year-round. The upper level of this three-story home features four distinctive master en-suites with walk-in closets. A fifth bedroom on the lower floor serves as a self-contained apartment with its own entry, kitchenette and laundry. Additional features include a home theatre and billiard room, fitness room, temperature-controlled wine cellar, and walnut-paneled study/library, along with an elevator reminiscent of an English telephone booth providing ease of access between levels. And for today's techies, a Questron system controls security cameras, a Kaleidescape system is loaded with hundreds of movies and musical selections, as well as a multi-channel entertainment system. Beckoning to a world gone by, yet inviting for today's modern families, this exquisite Georgian Masterpiece provides a truly unparalleled lifestyle in the heart of Seattle surrounded by the Broadmoor Golf Course and walking distance to Lake Washington, restaurants, cafes, boutiques and services. 


















Seattle

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.

  



#8     5212 East Red Rock Drive, Phoenix, AZ with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 
5,788 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,650,000.



"Home As Art'' is a fitting phrase for this Magnificent Contemporary Glass Retreat, nestled against the head of Camelback Mountain, with the boulders literally right outside your door, and unobstructed views of the city stretching out before you from every room. Disappearing Walls of Glass open to fireplaces, negative edge pool/spa, waterfalls, a cabana and rock boulders. A fabulous Euro-kitchen has 2 center islands with Miele appliances and a projector that casts photos directly onto its 2 story



















Phoenix



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.


Mortgage Rates Drop to Best Levels in 2 Weeks
Mar 1 2018, 5:40PM

Mortgage rates moved lower today--somewhat significantly relative to recent examples--ultimately hitting the best levels in more than a week for most lenders.  Trump's tariff announcement served as a catalyst for market movement in both stocks and bonds (which underlie mortgage rates).  Investors currently view the proposed tariffs as something that would do more harm than good for the overall economy.  Economic growth generally corresponds with rising rates, so anything that calls it into question can have the opposite effect.

It's too early, at the point, to know if the tariff-related news will be a big deal for rates apart from today's headline shock value.  What we do know is that rates are officially putting up their best fight so far this year when it comes to pushing back against the dominant trend (the one that's carried average mortgage rates more than half a point higher).  While many lenders aren't in much better territory than Monday morning, lenders who released updated rate sheets this afternoon are in the best shape in more than 2 weeks.  We haven't been able to say "2 week lows" since early December.

52 Week Mortgage Rate Range

ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.52%4.56%-0.043.84%4.58%
15 Yr FRM3.89%3.92%-0.033.12%3.93%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.32%4.37%-0.053.35%4.38%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.55%4.58%-0.034.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.59%3.60%-0.013.01%3.60%

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Cordially,  

Tom Furino  

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