Wednesday, March 28, 2018


Today's Best Mansions.*


Their lavish. Their huge. Their grand. Their expensive


#1    New York  

236 Quimby Lane, Bridgehampton, New York, NY 11932 with 5 bedrooms,8 baths, and 7,200 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $37,000,000.



A rare opportunity to own waterfront on prestigious Quimby Lane, this just shy of 4-acre property with 300' of frontage has had only 2 owners since 1917. This spectacular offering on Sagg Pond has commanding 180 degree views north to the bridge and to the south with views of the sparkling ocean very close by. A small sandy beach presents itself according to the water level, but there is no history of flooding as it sits in the best non-flood zone, out of harms way. The Nantucket-styletraditional with pool, tennis and 5 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms boasts grand salon-style entertaining rooms which catered to the many important friends of the present owner, a world-famous ballerina who debuted with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as a young girl. Though not recently updated, the opportunity to renovate or start afresh are both options for this expansive one of a kind property that offers privacy and a chance to create an exciting estate-like setting nestled among famous neighbors who also crave all the fun waterfront activities enjoyed on this equally famous pond. Boat to the beach, paddle board, sail, kayak or just soak up the beautiful light reflected from all the water around you!





















The median home value in Brooklyn is $784,200. Brooklyn home values have gone up 13.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.8% within the next year. 

The median home value in Manhattan is $1,323,500. Manhattan home values have gone up  9.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Southampton is $1,493,200. Southampton home values have gone up 9.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Bridgehampton is $1,884,700. Bridgehampton home values have gone up 9.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.1% within the next year.         

The median home value in SoHo is $2,582,400. SoHo home values have declined -3.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.1% within the next year

The median home value in 11976 is $3,632,100. 11976 home values have declined -3.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Tribeca is $3,045,900. Tribeca home values have declined -2.8%  over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -1.3% within the next year. 


 #2     Colorado  

1500 Ridge of Wildcat Drive, Snowmass, Colorado 81654 with 7 bedrooms, 10 baths and 12,836 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $25,000,000.

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Located on 200 acres in the prestigious, gated community of Wildcat Ridge, this stunning estate boasts 360 degree views of the Roaring Fork Valley. With 12,836 square feet of interior space, the home is recognized for it's gracious living an entertaining opportunities. Conveniently located just minutes from the new Snowmass Base Village, shops, restaurants and spas.

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1500 Ridge Of Wildcat Drive, Snowmass, CO 81654


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The median home value in Denver is $407,100. Denver home values have gone up 8.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Avon is $597,500. Avon home values have gone up 4.4% over the past year.

The median home value in Vail is $873,400. Vail home values have gone up 5.4% over the past year.

The median home value in Aspen is $1,277,400. Aspen home values have declined -12.4% over the past year.

The median home value in Snowmass Village is $1,545,000.



#3     Florida  

13700 Quarter Horse Trail, Wellington, Florida 33414 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 9,892 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $22,995,000.


Striking equestrian estate being constructed in the exclusive Mallet Hill neighborhood. Situated on almost four acres of land, the property will include a main house, caretakers' quarters, barn, sand arena, and paddocks. The spectacular main residence will house four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and a powder room. The contemporary design is balanced with rustic touches to create the most inviting of spaces. The caretakers' quarters are separate from the barn and set atop a three-car garage, and include four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and laundry. The barn will have 15-stalls and an owners' lounge that opens out to a covered patio and overlooks the sand arena.



























The median home value in  Naples, 34102 is $610,200. Naples home values have declined -2.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.5% within the next year. 

The median home value in Palm Beach is $930,700. Palm Beach home values have gone up 8.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year. 

The median home value in Key Biscayne is $1,104,500. Key Biscayne home values have declined -4.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -3.2% 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 $3,299,900. Fischer Island is an exclusive enclave with only 218 households and a total population of 467 persons..
  


# 4   Los Angeles  

9444 Sierra Mar Place, Los Angeles, CA 90069 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 
5,913 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $22,600,000.



This spectacular 3/4 acre promontory is one of the largest development sites ever offered in the iconic Bird Streets in the Hollywood Hills. With unobstructed, panoramic views from DTLA to the Pacific, this compound includes gated motor court w/on site garage parking for 10 cars & over 6k sf of landscaped exterior entertaining spaces. Designed by Vantage Design Group on 2 lots, the property features spaces at a scale rarely available in a hillside view estate. With a total buildable area of more than 15k sf. The home has 8 beds, 12.5 baths, & a 1,500 sf master all opening out to a 625 sf balcony. Separate gated staff parking, a full-level destination spa, & a 1,500 sf great room w/retractable glass walls. Situated off of Doheny Drive & just minutes away from the heart of West Hollywood & Beverly Hills. These 2 adjoining lots present a rare development opportunity to build the ultimate innovative, gated luxury modern estate. Sold w/adjoining lot, 9442 Sierra Mar APN 4392-004-004. 





















The median home value in Los Angeles County is $605,800. Los Angeles County home values have gone up 9.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year. 

The median home value in Santa Barbara County is $588,900. Santa Barbara County home values have gone up 4.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year. 


The median home value in Orange County is $714,300. Orange County home values have gone up 5.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Barbara is $1,128,800. Santa Barbara home values have gone up 6.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.1% within the next year. 

The median home value in Newport Beach is $1,792,700. Newport Beach home values have gone up 5.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Monica is $1,531,600. Santa Monica home values have gone up 8.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next year. 

The median home value in Pacific Palisades is $3,005,300. Pacific Palisades home values have gone up 12.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.0% within the next year. 

The median home value in Malibu is $3,199,600. Malibu home values have gone up 11.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Bel Air is $3,526,800. Bel Air home values have gone up 8.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year. 

The median home value in 90210 is $5,337,700. 90210 home values have gone up 10.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% within the next year.



#5    San Diego 

4840 El Secreto, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 with 7 bedrooms, 14 baths and 12,417 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $17,950,000.



One of a kind masterfully designed and constructed modern craftsman residence on award winning grounds. Must see this stunning world class estate to appreciate.. What I love? The ease at which you can be at home with your family and closest friends enjoying an afternoon of riding, swimming, volley ball or tennis followed by an intimate dinner and the equal ease you can entertain 100 of your "closest" friends in the same setting having an extravagant over the top affair. This is a home with classic timeless design and impeccable craftsmanship. It is luxurious and elegant yet down to earth and a real place to call home!







































The median home value in San Diego County is $581,100. San Diego County home values have gone up 10.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.7% within the next year. 

The median home value in Solana Beach is $1,302,600. Solana Beach home values have gone up 16.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in Coronado is $1,619,200. Coronado home values have gone up 4.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.8% within the next year.

The median home value in La Jolla is $1,940,900. La Jolla home values have gone up 11.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Del Mar is $2,387,000. Del Mar home values have gone up 10.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,794,800. Rancho Santa Fe home values have gone up 9.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.8% within the next year. 


#6      San Francisco

443 Belvedere Avenue, Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 3,756 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $12,995,000.



Situated at magnificent waterfront with stunning world-class views, this mid-Century home on appx. 1.26 acre double lots features 4BD, 4.5 Ba includes a handicap access BD, pool, terraces, living & dining room with fireplace, spacious French Country style kitchen, master bedroom w/fireplace, all opening onto pool terrace and lush gardens, Panoramic views of Bay Bridge, SF, Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito. Large frontage for boat dock with approval.



















The median home value in Marin County is $1,108,000. Marin County home values have gone up 5.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Clara County is $1,283,000. Santa Clara County home values have gone up 26.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.9% within the next year. 

The median home value in San Francisco County is $1,290,000. San Francisco County home values have gone up 10.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year.  

The median home value in Sausalito is $1,362,000. Sausalito home values have gone up 5.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.9% within the next year.

        
The median home value in Tiburon is $2,660,600. Tiburon home values have gone up 6.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.3% within the next year.
       
The median home value in Saratoga is $2,986,200. Saratoga home values have gone up 22.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Palo Alto is $3,211,100. Palo Alto home values have gone up 25.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.7% within the next year. 

     
 The median home value in Los Altos is $3,461,900. Los Altos home values have gone up 22.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.1% within the next year

The median home value in Los Altos Hills is $5,314,800. Los Altos Hills home values have gone up 22.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.5% within the next year.    

         
The median home value in Atherton is $7,552,900. Atherton home values have gone up 20.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.6% within the next year. 
      



#7   Seattle  

3 Diamond S Ranch, Bellevue, WA 98004 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 9,094 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,995,000.





World class style with exquisite finishes in a home ideal for entertaining, all on a very private and lush 1.3 acres in the city.Great room and kitchen are spectacular, opening to the pool, patio and outdoor living area.Folding glass windows seamlessly flow to the outdoors.Luxurious master. media room, main floor guest suite, wine cellar.Exercise gym and sport court with batting cage.Attached guest suite that includes kitchen, family room, steam room and laundry (an add'l 2896 sq.ft.), 5 car garage.



























The median home value in King County is $627,400. King County home values have gone up 17.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.8% within the next year. 

The median home value in Kirkland is $749,900. Kirkland home values have gone up 22.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Seattle is $740,700. Seattle home values have gone up 18.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $906,500. Bellevue home values have gone up 18.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,532,000. Mercer Island home values have gone up 13.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,772,700. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 21.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.3% within the next year.             

The median home value in Medina is $2,789,200. Medina home values have gone up 16.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.4% within the next year.  



#8     Phoenix  

2605 North Val Vista Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85213 with 6 bedrooms, 8 baths and 10,076 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,375,000.



This European-inspired Estate is a blend of exquisite traditional and modern finishes with an open airy feel and an abundance of natural light. A magnificent property on nearly two acres, the estate includes six bedrooms and six-and-a-half baths, a grand entry hall, vast dining room, fabulous kitchen, office and library. The generous rooms and grand floor plan create an easy flow for living and entertaining. Interior features include wood beamed and planked ceilings, white wood clad walls andhand-laid European white oak flooring. The covered breezeway with an intimate fireplace connects the main estate to the one-bedroom guest house with a full kitchen and great room. This imposing property teems with style, design and grand architecture, creating a new standard for Arizona living. 


























The median home value in Maricopa County is $256,700. Maricopa County home values have gone up 7.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.8% within the next year. 

The median home value in Scottsdale is $444,100. Scottsdale home values have gone up 6.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.5% within the next year. 

The median home value in Carefree is $746,900. Carefree home values have declined -0.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,657,900. Paradise Valley home values have gone up 3.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.6% 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 Quickly Down to 2 Week Lows
Mar 27 2018, 4:51PM

As of yesterday, it looked like mortgage rates would be more interested in staying in a narrow, sideways range for the holiday-shortened Spring Break/Good Friday trading week.  Today, financial markets gave us a reminder about how much reality can differ from apparently probable outcomes.  Fortunately, the surprises work in the favor of the mortgage market today as rates are sharply lower (at least in the context of the recent range, which has been extremely narrow).

Bonds (which underlie rates) drew motivation from a combination of factors today.  These included compulsory trades that had to be made by the end of the month, automatic trades made in response to certain lines in the sand, and safe-haven trades resulting from the massive losses in the stock market.  The net effect for the average mortgage borrower is a noticeable improvement in upfront costs at the very least (for instance, a quoted rate may be the same as yesterday, but the associated closing costs would be lower). 

In other cases, the rate itself could be an eighth of a percentage point lower, although in those cases, the drop in rate would likely be offset, in part, by a slight increase in upfront costs.  If we derive an "effective rate" from the combination of the two, today's drop is equivalent to 0.04% for the average lender.

ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.52%4.56%-0.043.84%4.58%
15 Yr FRM3.90%3.92%-0.023.12%3.94%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.30%4.35%-0.053.35%4.38%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.55%4.58%-0.034.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.62%3.66%-0.043.01%3.66%

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Cordially,  


Tom Furino  

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