Friday, March 23, 2018


Today's Best Mansions.


Their lavish. Their huge. Their grand. Their expensive


#1   Los Angeles

1752 East Oceanfront, Newport Beach, California 92661 with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths, 4,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $23,888,000.



New Hampton Manor is  beyond compare custom build enclave spanning an irreplaceable 2.5 Oceanfront Lots, with 100 Feet of unobstructed "toes in the sand" frontage on prestigious Peninsula Point of Newport Beach. Combined with the rarity of a privately enclosed grassy side yard, NewHampton Manor is a uniquely versatile venue to graciously host casual intimate gatherings to grand scale entertaining, not to mention daily enjoyment of a full array of enviable Newport Beach lifestyle recreation. With panoramic coastal views punctuated by Catalina Island and famed surfing spot "The Wedge", one is delighted from every visual vantage. Featuring multiple al-fresco areas and generous open spaces to enjoy just as they are, the range of customization possibilities are also endless. Inviting custom footprint currently offers 4 Bedrooms & 6 Baths, inclusive of a private Guest Bungalow. Open and airy in design, the Main Residence engages with a rare blending of traditional elemental charm and casual coastal elegance. As the picture-perfect backdrop selected by world renown L'Oreal to film their "age perfect" vignettes, showcasing the timeless Dame Helen Mirren, this Hampton's inspired beachfront beauty is already an icon of bi-coastal best. Thoughtfully designed, quality crafted and lovingly maintained, NewHampton Manor is a must see to fully appreciate and a not to miss rare purchase opportunity! 

































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


#2     New York

18 Grove Street, New York, NY 10014 with 3 bedrooms, 5 baths and 5,500 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $25,000,000.




This exceptional Axel Vervoordt furnished and designed townhouse within the Greenwich Village Historic District is located on a rare southern corner of Grove and Bedford Streets, along one of the greatest blocks in the West Village. Everything in the house including; antiques, furniture, art, and earthenware were thoughtfully selected by Axel Vervoordt.Perfectly executing "Wabi Sabi" style, integrating contemporary, minimalism and rustic design of the highest caliber with in a historic faade, it is surrounded by some of Manhattan's most beautiful tree-lined lanes as well as its best shopping, dining and culture. Originally built as the end of a fine row of Greek Revival houses designed by Samuel Winant and John Degraw in 1840 and rebuilt in 1910, 18 Grove Street has been completely reimagined, redesigned and furnished. It is an extraordinary 20' + wide single-family home offering five floors of exquisitely scaled and flawlessly designed warmth. It has the distinction of being one of the few homes in Downtown Manhattan with a legal curb cut and private parking on your lot. As an added benefit, there is no parking permitted on the entire perimeter of the property.  Everything within the four walls of this landmark protected building has been gutted and reconstructed with the finest green and reclaimed materials, including Buxy 2" thick limestone from Burgundy, authentic Tadelakt plaster, Farrow & Ball paint throughout, and antique French oak 12" + wide plank floors. LED lighting and steel infrastructure throughout. See the pre-renovation photo as well as current photos below.

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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. 



#3     Seattle

945 Cormorant Bay Road,  Eastsound,  WA 98245 with 7 bedrooms, 5 baths and 10,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $17,000,000.



A rare once in a life time rare opportunity presents itself. An irreplaceable estate of unsurpassed Northwest beauty nestled in the breathtaking San Juan Islands just north of Seattle. Both residences  sited on the water's edge with sandy Beach Cove.  The main home constructed of reinforced concrete exotic woods, heavily influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright. Every window, every room - stunning due west vistas with unimaginable sunsets. All situated on 118 acres of heavily wooded grounds.





























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.


#4   San Diego 

18163 Via De Fortuna, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 8,841 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $14,500,000.


First time offered for sale in one of the most desirable Covenant locations, offering stunning panoramic views of the mountains, country side and beyond. Tucked behind a long, gated and stately driveway, this secluded estate rests beautifully on the top of 14.48 acres of breathtaking park-like grounds and outstanding views. This 8,841-square-foot Early California Hacienda features a private entry courtyard with fireplace, seating, bubbling fountain and warm and colorful plantings.

























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.


#5    Florida

1150 Bulevar De Palmas, Marathon, Florida 33050 with 8 bedrooms, 13 baths and 11,674 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $11,995,000.




The entrance of this magnificent estate greets you with a canopy of mature, tropical foliage, a marble paver driveway and gates for privacy. Situated on a point lot of almost two acres, this private family fishing compound, affectionately called the "Fish Camp", is surrounded by water on three sides offering incredible views of the wide lagoon and Atlantic Ocean. With over 190 feet deep water dockage and direct ocean access, fishing in the "Sport Fishing Capital of the World" is done with ease. Boasting a total of 11,674 square feet of air-conditioned living space, the two story main home features four bedrooms, four and a half baths plus a guest home that features three bedrooms, three and a half baths with an adjoining captain's quarters featuring an additional one bedroom and one and a half baths. This magnificent estate is the perfect family residence or corporate retreat. Other attributes include formal and informal areas such as an optimum kitchen for the connoisseur, a theater, bar and entertaining room, private office off the master suite, outdoor entertainment areas, pool with spa and waterfall, outdoor kitchen and tennis court. This beautiful estate is within minutes of the Marathon airport offering easy access for arrival and departure into the Florida Keys!

































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..

#6   San Francisco

15906 Cuvilly Way, Saratoga, CA 95070 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 7,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $8,678,000.


This stunning home makes a commanding first impression. Boasting understated glamorous high style, the designer showpiece melds a European ambiance with sophistication. Three stories meticulously crafted from detailed moldings and intentionally skewed marble entrance to breathtaking Murano glass chandeliers and an imported French mantelpiece. Everything needed for the Silicon Valley lifestyle can be found here with two dedicated offices, a fitness center, cinema quality theatre, and two full bars. Entertaining reigns supreme with the absolute best La Cornue range, cleverly concealed wine storage, and an outdoor kitchen complete with pizza oven just off the loggia. 5 bedrooms, each with en suite bath, plus a spa bath for the ultimate in relaxation. Grounds are quintessential California with a pool, spa, vast lounge areas, and even a bocce court. Just one-half mile to 5-star dining, quaint shops, and acclaimed schools, this is indeed the perfect place to call home in Silicon Valley.e 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.


#7   Colorado

700 Castle Creek Drive, Aspen, Colorado 81611 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 
5,668 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,950,000.




One of the most unique properties in all of Aspen. This 1.70 acre lot with home is just two minutes from the downtown core of Aspen, the Aspen Mountain Gondola, shops,skiing, restaurants and has a private trail and access to Castle Creek directly from the back yard. Enjoy the sounds of Castle Creek and a dramatic view of Independence Pass with an open floor plan and absolutely no sub-grade living space on only two levels. Amazing outdoor entertaining areas, patios and decks on a large, private flat yard with a porte-cochere. Hike or bike directly from this home. Only your imagination limits what can be done with this home and parcel as it has the acreage to accommodate anything you can dream up. Main floor master suite and all living areas on the main entry level, ADA accessible. 



















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



#8     Phoenix

8303 North 50th Street, Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253 with 4 bedrooms, 7 baths and 7,640 sq.ft. is listed for sale ay $3,499,000.

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Great estate that looks new - owners used a few weeks a year - meticulously maintained. This was a custom home builder's personal home and every detail was carefully selected and quality crafted with no expense spared! There are many special features and touches that you have to walk through the home to appreciate. 4 Bedrooms - 6.5 Baths - 5 Car Garage of easy living in this impressive, generously spacious residence that is comfortable & warm w/wood finishes and stone to encompass rooms that have plentiful windows and doors to bring the outside in. Top-of-the-line chef's kitchen with premium finishes and fixtures including custom handcrafted cabinets, granite counters and professional-grade appliances - breakfast area w/Cantera Stone Fireplace.Upgrade List under Documents Hardwood floors with hickory wood and travertine interlace in main walkways. Living/dining room has 20' ceilings w/wood beams, Cantera stone floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace, celestial windows and 3 sets of French doors that overlook the resort backyard. Family room has stone gas fireplace, electric pocket door that slides into wall that opens up the inside to the outside. Entertain with ease with a magnificent wet bar that has curved bar counter with seating, wine chiller, lighted cabinets, ice maker and is next to the theatre with bar seating and movie leather recliners or play a game of billiards. The Master retreat has stone gas fireplace, patio doors, sitting area, spa-like bath with Jacuzzi Tub - 2 Way Walk-in Shower - His/Her Vanities and separate toilet areas with His/Her Custom Walk-in Closets. Exercise room is next to Master with pocket doors that slide open to give you an open outside view of pool. The Office-Library is stunning with built in desk, ceiling inlaid wood beams, custom wood media cabinet with library shelves and wood wainscoting with a gas fireplace with marble surround and wood mantle. Guest wing has 3 spacious bedrooms, all ensuite with walk-in closets. This backyard is a staycation paradise! You can escape to the lazy river for a relaxing afternoon, enjoy the swim-up bar and dine and relax by the massive stone fireplace. The extended paver patio areas make it a breeze for entertaining and fun! The kids will be happy to romp and play in the grass. 

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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 Back at This Week's Lows
Mar 22 2018, 5:04PM

Mortgage rates continued lower today on a combination of global reaction to yesterday's Fed Announcement and apprehension over new tariffs on China.  The Fed Announcement was positive due to Jerome Powell's press conference--an event that happens late enough in the day that overseas markets don't really have a chance to react.  Because of that, domestic markets sometimes hold back a little until they can feel out the global reaction.

In other words, rates were pretty sure they were headed even lower yesterday afternoon, but they wanted to see how the rest of the world felt about it.  Turns out, everyone felt pretty good about it, thus delivering the first ingredient in today's improvement.  The tariff and "trade war" narrative was the 2nd ingredient,  but it was a bigger deal for stocks, which ultimately saw heavy losses by the end of the day.  Bonds--which dictate rates--still had a great day, but shied away from following stocks to new lows in the afternoon.

The net effect is a mortgage rate environment that's largely in line with Monday's levels.  The bonds that underlie mortgages didn't get as much love as the broader bond market.  Beyond that, mortgage lenders have been hesitant to make major adjustments to rate sheets.  The average lenders is still quoting top tier conventional 30yr fixed rates in the 4.5-4.625% range.

52 Week

ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.54%4.57%-0.033.84%4.58%
15 Yr FRM3.91%3.92%-0.013.12%3.94%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.34%4.36%-0.023.35%4.38%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.56%4.58%-0.024.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.66%3.65%+0.013.01%3.66%
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Cordially,  


Tom Furino  
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