Saturday, March 24, 2018


Today's Best Mansions.


Their lavish. Their huge. Their grand. Their expensive


#1   Colorado

1000 Spraddle Creek Road, Vail, Colorado with 5 bedrooms, 9 baths and 12,221 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $24,900,000.


Enjoy endless sunshine and magnificent panoramic views of Vail Mountain from every room in this breathtaking home located in Vail's most exclusive, gated neighborhood. Boasting over 12,000 square feet, this 5 bedroom, 9 bath home with office tower, movie theatre, spacious home gym with steam shower, glass enclosed wine cellar, craft room, elevator, detached massage hut, and oversized 4 car garage. Over 2,900SF of heated patios with custom infinity pool, pizza oven, fire pit, and water feature.



















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
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#2      San Diego 

1828 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 with 5 bedrooms, 8 batths and 11,145 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $21,000,888.


Breathtaking in every way. The most exceptional oceanfront property available today. Rare to find, this estate personifies everything that those with a luxury lifestyle find alluring. Starting with an oceanfront position like no other and merely 8 doors up from the sandy beaches of La Jolla Shores, you'll appreciate the incredible architecture, design detail and panoramic VIEWS. A luxurious estate w/incredible guest quarters  Main House 7630 sq.ft.. 3515 sq.ft.  2Br Guest House with a 2000 sq.ft. Game Room/Bowling Alley
































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.


#3    New York

1985 Cedar Swamp Road, Brookville, NY 11545 with 7 bedrooms, 9 baths and 
15,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $15,000,000.


Haut Bois Designed By Ogden Codman Jr. In 1916 It Was Inspired By The Louis X V I Hunting Lodge Which Was To Become The Palace At Versailles. This Incredible French Chateau Was Restored To Its Former Glory And Is Truly One Of Long Island's Gold Coast Treasures.
















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. 


#4  San Francisco

155 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside, CA 94062 with 6 bedrooms, 12 baths and 10,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $14,995,000.


Stunning Woodside Estate On 5 Level- Sunny Acres With Magnificent Landscaping in Central Woodside. Walk To Town and Highly Acclaimed Woodside School (K-8). Renovated and Expanded This 5 Acre Property Boasts Full Sunshine All Day. Pool With Outdoor Kitchen, 1-Bedroom Guest House, 8-Stall Barn, Large Recreation Lounge With Full Bar and Bath. Riding Ring, 3-Car Garage With Finished Space and Wine Cellar Below. Tennis Court, Orchards, Children's Playground and Batting Cage, Park-Like Setting. Separate Catering Kitchen in Main House Makes This A Perfect Home To Entertain In. Beautiful Chef's Kitchen Opens To Large Family Room. With Enduring Character and Quiet Elegance, This Property Is Close To Silicon Valley Tech Centers, Stanford University and San Francisco International Airport.































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    Florida

202 Gomez Road, Hobe Sound, Florida 33455 with 5 bedrooms, 8 baths and 
8,885 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $14,500,000.


Drive down a long private drive canopied by old growth trees to this magnificent 2.6 acre private estate which sits directly on the Intracoastal with sweeping lawns and views across to a natural preserve. Built in 2008, it features outstanding finishes, superb millwork, high ceilings and includes 5 bedrooms with room to expand or build a separate guest house. The kitchen and butler's pantry include top of the line appliances plus there is climate controlled wine room, family room, game roomalong with first and second floor laundry rooms. Outside, there is a screened outdoor kitchen and dining area in addition to extensive open and covered areas surrounding the infinity edge pool and spa. A curving walkway to a firepit and dock is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. 



























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.  
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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     Los Angeles

8170 Laurel View Drive, West Hollywood, CA 90069 with 4 bedrooms, 7 baths and 
7,732 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $12,900,000.


Behind gates in the Hollywood Hills just moments from the Sunset Strip, this 1920s estate strikes a perfect balance between Old Hollywood charm and contemporary sophistication. Stunningly reimagined by The Novogratz design family, grand-scale living spaces are complemented by Schotten & Hansen hardwood floors and Torrance Steel windows and doors. Features include soaring ceilings, open living spaces, a Boffi kitchen with a Carrara marble island, media room and home theatre. Four ensuite bedrooms are generous and bright, including an exceptional master suite with a fireplace, walk-in closet and private balcony with city views. The master bath is complete with a glass-enclosed steam shower, soaking tub and Commune tiles. The home's lush grounds include an elegant outdoor dining area with a fireplace, built-in grill, pizza oven and beer taps, terraced gardens, fruit trees, an expansive lawn, spa and saltwater pool. A four-car garage, motor court and smart home tech complete the offering.


























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 yea



#7   Seattle

1915 Interlaken Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112 with 3 bedrooms, 5 baths and 7,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,1500,000.


Gorgeous  setting of lush seclusion, tucked within Interlaken Park, in the heart of the city. Long private drive to a gated oasis. Rich in Seattle history,  Constructed in 1912 as the Boulevard Inn,transformed to a stately mansion by famed architect Elizabeth Ayer in the 1930''s with a grand ballroom,pooland spa. Exquisite original wood floors,grand staircase,stained glass,french panes,crown moldings,dumbwaiter, ice box fridge. This is a stunning and iconic estate.


























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

41188 North 102nd Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 
6,532 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,950,000.




Spectacular timeless Desert Contemporary designed by Terry Kilbane. The lush courtyard with water feature presents a dramatic sense of arrival. Upon entry, the stunning panoramic view of the Valley in all its splendor unfolds. Built on one of the premium and private view lots in Desert Mountain, this home offers unobstructed views of city lights, mountains, sunsets, and multiple golf courses. The home wraps around two pools and a sensational outdoor entertaining area. The open, single level plan is appointed with timeless, sophisticated finishes. The guest house is spacious and has its own private patio. Easy walk to the Club house, dog park and driving range.

























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 Sideways to Slightly Higher Despite Stock Rout 
Mar 23 2018, 4:57PM

Mortgage rates were just barely higher in many cases today, although underlying bond markets recovered enough ground by the afternoon to suggest Monday's rates will recoup those losses.  The only catch is that other factors can have an effect on bonds between now and then.  If bond markets are weaker by Monday morning, this afternoon's strength will be overshadowed.  Bottom line here: rates will start Monday with a very slight advantage "all things being equal."   Incidentally, the reason we don't see this advantage today is that the bond market gains were small enough and happened late enough in the day that mortgage lenders didn't update their rate sheets.

The source of inspiration for the aforementioned bond market strength was a much bigger move in stocks.  The latter are generally freaking out about potential trade wars stemming from recent tariff announcements.  On many occasions, big drops in stock prices correspond with improvements in rates.  Rates fall when investors buy more bonds, and investors often park some of their stock-selling proceeds in the safer haven of the bond market (because there's typically much less price volatility).  Stock weakness isn't moving rates nearly as much as normal these days because rates continue to face big headwinds that won't quickly subside (Fed rate hike outlook, Treasury issuance outlook, and general risks of upside economic surprises). 

52 Week

ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.55%4.54%+0.013.84%4.58%
15 Yr FRM3.91%3.91%--3.12%3.94%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.34%4.34%--3.35%4.38%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.57%4.56%+0.014.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.65%3.66%-0.013.01%3.66%
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Cordially,  


Tom Furino  
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