Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Today's Best Mansions.


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


#1         152 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 
5,603 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $35,000,000.



The Penthouse at 152 Elizabeth - a masterwork for Pritzker Prize Laureate Tadao Ando and renowned interior architect Michael Gabellini - crowns what many in the world of architecture and design agree to be the most significant boutique residential development in New York City to date. Rising gracefully from the structure's poured-in-place concrete, grey metal and glass base, the Penthouse is deeply crafted and evokes a stellar level of beauty, warmth and riveting detail. Ideally situated in vibrant Nolita, the building stands as Ando's first residential work outside of Asia. The Penthouse spans 5,603 interior square feet across two levels and 3,240 square feet of exterior space including a fully outfitted rooftop terrace.Seamlessly connected from the principal living and entertainment floor to the rooftop, the custom Gabellini Sheppard-designed stairway is encased in curvilinear glass and satin stainless steel that appears to float atop its Pietra Cardosa stone pavers. This high acuity for the senses avails itself throughout the entire residence, with multiple surfaces treated in a special manner. Framed by 14 - 20" varying width Dinesen HeartOak flooring and architectural walls that conceal ventilation systems, each space manifests as a distinct volume while harmoniously leading to the next.






























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      368 Selby Lane, Atherton, CA 94027 with 5 bedrooms,  baths and 10,754 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $21,800,000.

 

Incredible West Atherton estate home on a quiet cul-de-sac off Selby Lane. Recently completed by Pacific Peninsula Group the main residence has 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths. Great Kitchen/family room, glass conservatory style breakfast room , library/study, recreation/billiards room, extra-large wine room, exercise room. Since purchased the owner has added many upgrades..new televisions, surround sound in FR, Savant home automation system, Commercial grade home theater w/high-end theater chairs, commercial grade security system using Luma technology for camera management, Lutron window shades, Raised garden beds w/irrigation. Recently designed landscaping includes expansive lawn area, barbecue & fireplace terraces, a saltwater pool, bocce ball court and 1-bedroom, 1-bath guest house. 3-car garage. Half way between San Francisco & San Jose International airports/near Stanford University, Sand Hill Road, venture capital centers & many hi-tech companies Las Lomitas 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.




#3        433 Paseo De La Playa, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 with 7 bedrooms, 7 baths and 7,792 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $15,888,000.





PRIVATED GATED ESTATE on the bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and entire coastline of the Santa Monica Bay to the North and Palos Verdes Estates to the South. A rare opportunity to own one of very few homes with private beach access. This property has a lagoon style pool, spa and basketball court on a 26,743 sq ft lot. 4 car garage and enough room to park 8 cars in the private driveway. There are 7 bedrooms, game room , theatre, sauna and a pool table room. A gorgeous chefs kitchen and dining room which also overlooks the coastline and Pacific Ocean. These type of properties are rarely offered for sale. Don't miss this chance to own your dream home right on the ocean bluff above Redondo Beach.



























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.

  


#4          50 South Pointe Drive, #2502, Miami Beach, Florida 33139 with 4 bedrooms, 

5 baths and 3,017 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,299,000.




Continuum North Tower. Rarely Available 4 bed 4.5 bath Southeast corner unit at prestigious South Beach locale. Views abound from glass enclosed corner living room with four terraces. Custom open kitchen includes Sub Zero refrigerator, Miele Appliances, Granite Counters. Continuumâs world class features include 13 acres of ocean front land, 24 hour security and valet, 3 Pro Tennis Courts, 23000 sf of Sport Club & Spa. Patio Restaurant and beach side service enhance resort style luxury. 




















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.






#5      5400 East Valle Vista Road, Unit 5, Phoenix, AZ 85018 with 6 bedrooms, 9 baths and 12,628 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,950,000.

A once in a lifetime opportunity to be king/queen of the valley w/views beyond the imagination. From the top of this Camelback Mtn. mansion, views of city skyline, South Mountain, Superstitions & as far as the southeast valley or the White Tank Mountains & Cardinal Stadium to the west. Features incl. expansive floor plan where main level has living/dining, spacious kitchen, master bedroom/bath, two very large ensuite bedrooms, & one of two guest casitas. Lower level has large great room w/floor to ceiling windows, office w/addtl room for staff, grand entertainment room w/sit down bar, pool table, theater room w/adjacent fitness center & half bath. A second one bedroom casita on this level. Add to all of this a Crow's Nest observation room, a wonderful place to watch the views or meditate! 



























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/




#6      5535 La Sencilla Lane, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths and 7,100 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $5,795,000.





One of the premier Covenant locations with stunning panoramic views that stretch for miles. The custom Spanish Colonial home was designed by Russ Onufer and completed in 2012. Living like a single level home with a private Master Suite wing on the main level and a nearby wing with 3 en suite bedrooms. An ideal floor plan for empty nesters or even a young family. Downstairs is a second family/game room, refrigerated wine rooms, full bath and a large room dedicated for easy walk-in storage. 










 














San Diego 

The median home value in San Diego County is $565,000. San Diego 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,   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.

#7       516 Yale Avenue North, #700, Seattle, WA 98109 with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and 3,919 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $5,495,000.




Stunning, Rhoady Lee, 2-level penthouse in award-winning 2010 building designed by Tom Kundig. Glass, steel concrete structure with 5 adaptable use residential units. Unit 700 has 11 ceilings, Venetian plaster walls, concrete floors walls of view windows. Top level embraces livingdining areas chef's kitchen. Dramatic steel glass staircase connects 2 floors of 3,919-sq-ft unit with 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 offices, wine cellar, mediarec room, AC and 1,600-sq-ft terrace with 270° views.




















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         1991 East Alameda Avenue, #5, Denver, Colorado with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 6,043 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,416,000.





Professionally manicured 1/2-acre estate complete with babbling brook, tumbling waterfall, meandering flagstone paths and spacious decks. This enticing landscape surrounds one of the architecturally significant homes in central Denver which backs to the Denver Country Club Golf Course and views of downtown Denver. Built in the Monterey style, this 6000 sq. ft. home is dramatic in appearance and architecturally inspired with Frank Lloyd Wright designs. William Ohs cabinetry, pegged hardwood floors, a massive brick hearth fireplace in the grand living room and abundant light from oversized windows throughout. With two bedrooms on the upper level and two ensuite bedrooms on the lower level, this beautifully crafted home provides the perfect layout. A main floor office complete with wet bar, living room, expansive dining room and chef's kitchen allow ease of entertaining. The kitchen includes Sub-Zero, Dacor appliances, granite countertops with large island. 



















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. 


Mortgage Rates Start Strong, But End The Day Higher

Mar 5 2018, 4:26PM

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 ended higher today, after financial markets reacted to developments in last week's tariff-related news.  Last Thursday, stock prices and interest rates fell in response to the tariff announcement because investors figured it ran the risk of doing more economic harm than good.  In general, economic weakness/risks/fear tends to push rates lower. 

Today, congressional leaders made statements that effectively opposed the tariffs as written.  In fact, one Republican source said not to rule out "potential action" in the near future if Trump continues with the Tariff plan.  Much like the initial news hurt stocks and helped rates last week, the potential reversal or mitigation of that news did the opposite today.  Stocks prices and bond yields rose in concert.  In general, when bond yields rise enough during the day, mortgage lenders will adjust their rate sheets for the worse (a so-called "negative reprice).  Most lenders repriced today, taking rates to higher levels in the early afternoon. 




52 Week Mortgage Rate Range

ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.57%4.55%+0.023.84%4.58%
15 Yr FRM3.93%3.91%+0.023.12%3.93%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.37%4.34%+0.033.35%4.38%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.58%4.57%+0.014.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.62%3.60%+0.023.01%3.62%



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Cordially,  

Tom Furino  

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