Saturday, March 3, 2018


Today's Best Mansions.


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


#1          45 Star Island Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33139 with 13 bedrooms, 15 baths and 17,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $40,000,000. 





Only once in a Lifetime does an Estate of such distinction become available on Ultra Exclusive Star Island. Situated on Almost 2 acres with Spectacular Vistas over Biscayne Bay and Sparkling City Lights this Magnificent Spanish Villa is Miami's Finest Property. The Estate features approx. 17,000 square feet of living space with 13 BD & 12 BA. The Home Features a Movie Theater, Crestron System, 10,000 Bottle Wine Cellar, poo/spa, gym, 3 guest houses & Garages for up to 14 Cars. Recognized globally as an area with some of the highest valued real estate, this is a blank canvas into the world of luxury for an owner-user that would like to create their own masterpiece, or a developer worthy of creating a world-class trophy estate.
























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.


#2       17111 El Vuelo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 with 6 bedrooms, 11 baths and 23,500 sq.ft. is now reduced to $33,963,000.




Organically listed for $44,975,000.  This sophisticated, modern world class estate was designed by renowned architect Guy Dreier. Truly unique, luxury properties occupy a different place in the world. Breath-taking luxury and uncompromising quality are intrinsic in this contemporary castle seven years in the making. The moment you arrive, you're taken on a sensational journey through one the world's finest estates. Located in the exclusive covenant of beautiful Rancho Santa Fe, up a long, privately gated drive, on a hill with sweeping views of the gorgeous grounds, majestic mountains and valley vista's beyond. Two-story walls of glass highlight the magnificent water features surrounding the home and showcase spectacular sculptures. A thoughtful design that perfectly melds technology, art and natures endless beauty into this One of a Kind Masterpiece! This high tech smart home's glass walls pocket away allowing the occupants an incredible indoor, outdoor living experience and full enjoyment of the splendid year-round Southern California climate and scenery. Inside the massive glass doors, you're greeted by flowing, magnificent rooms with soaring ceilings, beautiful artwork, and sleek, stylish furnishings designed by the architect specifically for this home. A massive, architecturally significant fireplace is a focal point of the main living and dining areas. Phenomenal architectural features are incorporated into every aspect of this residence allowing one to feel as though they are part of a living sculpture. The master suite boasts another stunningly beautiful fireplace in the center of the room... beyond are glass walls that frame the gorgeous views that surround the estate. His and hers bathrooms with walk in closets fit for royalty complete the magnificent master suite. The guest bedrooms are surrounded by the sparkling water features and give one the feeling of being on the water. It truly dazzles the senses. The main kitchen is a stunning work of art, a pampered Chef's dream. The dining area can accommodate even the largest of gatherings. This incredible estate offers a world class main residence beyond compare... mostly one level. The master suite occupies the second floor with a heavenly glass staircase leading to a landing with a view overlooking the spectacular lower level or take the elevator if you prefer. The detached two-bedroom guest house is of equal quality and luxury for your most discriminating guests. A separate staff quarters with its own garage and driveway are also on property. Solar panels provide low to no cost energy bills for the home most months and a surplus of power other months. The estate boasts a substantial citrus grove, a farmer's garden that the owner enjoys... all pesticide free. Gardens of the world with exotic plants designed by landscape architect Theresa Clark were thoughtfully incorporated into the natural landscape throughout the expansive grounds. There is a sports court and separate tennis court with a stunning courtside pavilion with facilities on property. A beautiful zero-edge swimming pool to cool you off on warm California days and nights, a separate high tech zero-edge lap pool that reduces the water level eighteen inches with the press of a button to swim without splashing outside the pool, when laps are done, press the button and it raises the water level to zero-edge once again. A spectacular water feature wraps the home and gives one a sense of peace and tranquility throughout the entire residence. An exquisite residence of this quality and magnitude is very rarely found, and to have it all in such a beautiful and exclusive setting and location is an opportunity not to be overlooked. 














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.

      


#3       7900 Money Road, Napa, CA 94558 with 7 bedrooms, 9 baths and 10,215 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $26,500,000.



Villa Mille Rose, an Italianate Villa with unmatched architectural authenticity, striking landscaping design & bountiful organic harvests-truly one of the most extraordinary estates to become available in Napa Valley in this decade. Sited in Oakville; consists of 2 legal parcels. Main villa, 4 additional dwellings, 2 barns, 6.5 acres of ultra premium Oakville AVA vineyard, Italian style gardens, 100 fruit trees & a 2-acre Gold Medal olive orchard/























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      534 La Guarsia Place, #4N, New York, NY 10012 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 5,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $15,000,000  






This 5,000 square foot pin-drop quiet SoHo-Greenwich Village Loft has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths with six oversized windows, eastern and western exposures spanning 60 feet with soaring 12 ft. ceilings. The grand open living and kitchen area includes a state of the art classic La Cornu "cobalt blue" Chef's kitchen, Viking refrigerator, offset by custom white cabinetry and white Carrera marble counters, warm oak wood floors, urban archeology lighting, central air conditioning and a fullyequipped laundry room. A serene hallway including his and her custom walk-in closets leads to the private master bedroom suite with an en-suite Carrera marble bathroom including a one-piece marble oversized tub from Italy. Heated marble floors in each of the bedroom ensuite baths include beautiful tile, exquisite finishes giving each bathroom its own identity. There is TV den/office area in the family bedroom wing where there are also four bedrooms and en-suite baths. This is quintessential loft living with superb finishes throughout. 534 LaGuardia Place is a prestigious, financially sound, under the radar concrete and steel loft building that has two elevators, freight and passenger. A-stone's throw to walk in Washington Square Park, two blocks to Soho with everything both neighborhoods have to offer, this loft exudes a classic up town sophistication with downtown loft charm and warmth.















\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.



#5      246 Strawberry Park Court, Avon, Colorado 81620 with 7 bedrooms, 10 baths and 9,333 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $14,500,000







This architectural masterpiece, constructed of giant spruce logs and local stone, is set in the exclusive gated community of Strawberry Park surrounded by quaking aspens and fragrant blue spruce. From the moment you enter this home you will appreciate how the architect positioned this 7-bedroom estate with a main floor master bedroom suite, expansive log trusses, a grand double-sided fireplace and extraordinary outdoor patio space to capture our sun-drenched Colorado afternoons with family and friends. It's not very often that such a special property, situated on President Ford's ski run with sweeping views of the Gore Range, Beaver Creek Resort and Beaver Creek Village, becomes available. Simply stated, this is the epitome of a true mountain luxury estate, close to every possible amenity yet boasts a profound sense of comfort and privacy. Live out your wild and free Colorado experience in this exquisite home














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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. 




#6     10015 SE 25th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004 with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 8,490 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $8,989,000.



Stunning Northwest Craftsman on Lake Washington sited on over ½ acre lot with 110 of west facing waterfront. Captivating post & beam construction. Authentic in character wthe finest details & finishes. The great room, with floor to ceiling windows, is magnificent in scale & design. Perfection in the master suite views, fireside sitting area & spa-like bath. Adorned with luxury amenities rec room, media room, library, sport court, private dock & garages for 4 cars. Your dreams begin here.














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.




#7     27931 Winding Way, Malibu, CA 90265 with 3 bedrooms, 5 baths and 5,765 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,195,000.


Located in the West end of Malibu and just minutes to Paradise Cove, this elegant Victorian style manor is situated on an over 51,500 sq.ft. lot overlooking breathtaking unobstructed ocean views. Apx. 7,500 sq.ft. of total interior living space including the apx. 5,765 sq.ft. main house, apx. 1,150 sq.ft. guest house, and apx. 585 sq.ft. studio. Stately front gates and long private driveway to motorcourt and 2 garages w/covered parking for 4 cars. Foyer to formal living room w/fp, formal dining rm, and spacious gourmet kitchen w/prof. appliances, island, and rotunda breakfast rm. Walls of glass windows and doors throughout open to the lush grounds and look out over the shimmering ocean vistas. Also on the main level is the family rm w/bar, guest bdrm, powder, and laundry/mud rm. Upstairs tremendous master suite and add'l bdrm suite. Guest house w/living rm, dining, kitchen, bdrm, bath, and terrace. Studio above detached garage. Gorgeous grounds w/terraces, pool, spa, lawn, greenhouse, and lush landscaping.



















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.



#8     27185 North 97th Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 with 3 bedrooms, 5 baths and 5,650 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,500,000.



This recently completed custom home in the guard-gated community of Estancia  is located on the 8th fairway.  The residence is a masterpiece of collaboration between Randy Romero (Builder), Lee Hutchison (Architect) & Bess Jones (Interior Designer) * This Organic Pueblo exudes warmth & elegance while taking in commanding views of Pinnacle Peak, golf course & city lights * One-of-a-kind master suite with separate his/hers baths & closets (complete with laundry) and private covered patio with fireplace & views to The Peak * Dual guest suites with access to private terraces provide city light views * As the centerpiece to the residence, the kitchen lacks no details and opens seamlessly to the family room, great room & formal dining * see more Remarkable finishes throughout include reclaimed wood & custom tile floors, an elevator to all levels, full-home automation (Control 4), heated bathroom floors, multiple gas fireplaces, countless ceiling details, wine storage, furniture-grade cabinetry, mesquite wood accents & more * Generous covered patios with built-in heaters, gas fireplace and media create an ideal setting for outdoor living, complete with built-in BBQ, outdoor bathroom/shower and heated pool & spa * 














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

Mortgage Rates Snap Higher

Mar 2 2018, 7:07PM

Mortgage rates snapped back toward recent highs today.  Part of this has to do with how well rates have done over the past 3 weeks.  Granted, rates haven't moved significantly lower over that time, but they've at least avoided moving significantly higher--something that couldn't be said for every other week in 2018. 

There are several big and intractable reasons for the general rise in rates, and none of them have changed.  As such, investors in the bond market (which underlies rate movement) are understandably hesitant to make trades that push rates very much lower.  They were already on the edge of their comfort zone when yesterday's tariff announcement forced rates even lower.  With that line having been crossed, buyers disappeared (bond buying pushes rates lower) and seller took over on Friday. 

The net effect wasn't too terribly traumatic, but it mortgage lenders are nonetheless back in the same rate ballpark seen on Wednesday afternoon.  For most, that means conventional 30yr fixed quotes of 4.5-4.625% for well-qualified borrowers.

52 Week Mortgage Rates 


ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.55%4.52%+0.033.84%4.58%
15 Yr FR3.91%3.89%+0.023.12%3.93%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.34%4.32%+0.023.35%4.38%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.57%4.55%+0.024.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.60%3.59%+0.013.01%3.60%

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Cordially,  

Tom Furino  

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