Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Today's Best Mansions.


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



#1         641 5th Avenue #46/47C, New York, NY 10022 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 7,750 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $25,000,000.


              


An unrivaled trophy Fifth Avenue 11 room, 5 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom duplex condominium on the 46th and 47th floors of the world renowned Olympic Tower, Aristotle Onassis' imposing landmark high-rise alongside St.Patrick's Cathedral designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merril.Marvel at the 360 degree views across Manhattan, river to river, that encompass Central Park, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, and the newly built Freedom Tower. A formal entry foyer leads you into the luxurious 41 foot corner drawing/living room with a fireplace and gleaming floors clad in slabs of White Thasos marble. Across the entry gallery is a 34ft library/media room that controls the state-of-the art professional sound system, including an 8ft screen projector. A new eat-in kitchen and family room features Statuary White marble counters, stainless steel appliances, and a Bosch stove top. The 12-seat formal dining room is separated and adjoins the kitchen.On the lower floor a separated bedroom wing features two secondary bedrooms, both generously sized with high ceilings, an abundance of closet space, and en-suite full bathrooms. Upstairs is a lavish Master Suite with twin bathrooms and huge closets. Two additional bedroom suites and these rooms have access to the upper hallway and elevators.

























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        807 Francisco Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths and 6,180 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $16,900,000.




On the Gold Coast of Russian Hill sits one of San Francisco's finest homes; sophisticated lines and contemporary family living at it's best. Perfectly situated to take advantage of the panoramic downtown views, along with Golden Gate to Bay Bridge and iconic San Francisco landmarks. This four level, single family home remodeled to perfection with interior finishes and design by Steven Volpe provides large, lush landscaped garden immediately off the living family room and the ultimate Master Suite with stunning downtown view terrace.






















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.

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#3        1599 East Valley Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 with 6 bedrooms, 9 baths and 10,354 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $16,800,000.




Staggering mountain views and ocean vistas surround this one of a kind 1930s Cape Dutch estate designed by noted architect, Ambrose Cramer. Down a long private lane, steps from Montecito's upper village, this spectacular, renovated residence retains the charm and architectural details from Montecito's Golden Era. Magnificent grounds (approx 3.5 acres) plus an A+ location are a rare find!














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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     107  Andross Road, Key Largo, Florida 33037 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 4,449 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $14,500,000   


The contemporary design of this wonderful Oceanfront home, with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths is a direct reference to the early stone houses of Coconut Grove and Coral Gables from the 1910's and 1920's. Overlooking the main channel & the Point at Ocean Reef "Stone Reef House" is anchored on the ocean side by a cascading series of large Oolite limestone blocks terracing from the infinity edge swimming pool down to the ocean, 16' below. The tropical nature of the home's interior, with its meticulously crafted wood finishes, is achieved with a horizontal ventilation system often seen in Caribbean plantation homes. Spectacular Ocean Views of Atlantic Ocean & Main Channel at Ocean Reef.
























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     
      211 South Pine Crest Drive, Snowmass Village, Colorado with 5 bedrooms, 
6 baths and 5,459 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,290,000.


211 S Pine Crest Dr, Snowmass Village, CO 81615



An early Jim Benson design home located in the Exclusive Pines neighborhood with direct ski in and out access via the Spring ski trail. The five bedroom, five and one half bath home is unique in that the kitchen, family room, dining area and formal living room are all on the main level along with the master suite and the den/office. Formal living room includes a wood burning fireplace and the additional bedrooms, kitchen and family room have gas. Great views of the ski area, afternoon sun throughout the year, large three car garage and a very private setting are just a few of the amenities offered. Expansive decks and patios offer outdoor living areas for entertaining.


211 S Pine Crest Dr, Snowmass Village, CO 81615



211 S Pine Crest Dr, Snowmass Village, CO 81615



211 S Pine Crest Dr, Snowmass Village, CO 81615



211 S Pine Crest Dr, Snowmass Village, CO 81615


211 S Pine Crest Dr, Snowmass Village, CO 81615



211 S Pine Crest Dr, Snowmass Village, CO 81615


211 S Pine Crest Dr, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

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        716 Tolita Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118 with 6 bedrooms, 5 baths and 
4,820 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,5000,000.


Custom contemporary seaside home one block from the ocean. Stunning architectural design, extraordinary gourmet kitchen, dining area fits 12 comfortably, wet bar & living room w/fireplace. Elevator to all 3 levels, pyramid skylight as the centerpiece of the home. Incredible use of light, textures and color w/ no expense spared. Outdoor covered patio w/fully equipped "summer kitchen" large entertainment area, fire pit, linear pool & spa. Sundeck w/fireplace and sweeping views from the ocean to downtown. Designed by architect Robert Priefer, featured on the cover and inside San Diego Home/ Garden magazine. Custom home well planned w/ the highest quality finishes and materials. The kitchen includes Miele refrigerator, freezer, convection oven, and steam oven. Wolf gas range w/double griddle, under counter microwave, counter steamer and warming drawer. Asko Dishwashers (two). Main sink, prep sink, built in coffee station, True refrigerator drawers. The outdoor kitchen includes Lynx gas grill w/rotisserie, perlick beverage storage and ice maker. Teppanyaki electric grill. Addl features include, custom steel and glass entry door, porcelain tile (charcoal) throughout, Lutron Radio RA 2 remote control system for lights and window shades, ecowater filter system, sonus sound system inside and out. Outdoor shower. Electrically operated skyight window.
























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.  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.  Zillow predicts they will rise 2.7% within the next year.


#7        4121 198th Court NE, Sammamish, WA 98074 with 5 bedrooms, 9 baths and 12,300 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $4,790,000.



            


Elegance imagined at Tuscany in Sammamish... Once in a lifetime does the marriage of form and function come together to create something truly spectacular. Witness greatness at every turn as no expense was spared in the design and construction of this superlative Sammamish estate. Marble, mahogany, and granite flow throughout and draw you from the one emotion to the next.





































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        27232 North 102nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 7,268 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,895,000.


27232 N 102nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Perched high above the 16th tee of the world renowned Estancia Golf Course. This house offers unobstructed, expansive views on a private cul-de-sac lot. Spectacular Tuscan designed home where no detail has been overlooked. The superior finishes include reclaimed Hickory floors, Venetian plaster walls, heavy wood beams together with unique ceilings that bring out the true flavor of the old world. Enjoy outdoor living at its best on a wonderful covered patio with mountain views. This 7,200+ square foot home includes private guest quarters with sitting area and second master suite. Estancia club membership available subject to board approval, not included in purchase price. Please bring all offers!! Furniture available for sale separately.
27232 N 102nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

27232 N 102nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85262
  


27232 N 102nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85262


27232 N 102nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85262



27232 N 102nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85262



27232 N 102nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85262



27232 N 102nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85262



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.


Mortgage Rates Highest in a Week

Mar 6 2018, 5:59PM

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 moved higher again today, but not because of anything that happened today.  Rather, it was yesterday's bond market weakness that did the damage.  Although many lenders reacted to that weakness by adjusting rates higher yesterday, those adjustments didn't fully reflect the amount of weakness in bonds (weaker bonds = lower bond prices = higher bond yields, or "rates"). 

While the change in rates versus yesterday isn't extreme, by any measure, the recent range is narrow enough that today's rates are technically the highest since Tuesday of last week.  At these levels, the average lender is slightly more likely to be quoting conventional 30yr fixed  rates of 4.625% for well-qualified borrowers, although 4.5% is still somewhat common. 

Whereas the past 3 weeks have been a friendlier environment than the rest of 2018 for rates, the past 2 days suggest it might be time to batten down the hatches for more volatility.

52 Week Mortgage Rate Range

ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.58%4.57%+0.013.84%4.58%
15 Yr FRM3.94%3.93%+0.013.12%3.94%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.38%4.37%+0.013.35%4.38%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.59%4.58%+0.014.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.63%3.62%+0.013.01%3.63%

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Most importantly have a great day!

Cordially,  
Tom Furino  


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