Thursday, March 8, 2018


Today's Best Mansions.


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



#1         1244 Morago Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049 with 6 bedrooms, 11 baths and 
14,762 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $37,000,000.



Set behind the prestigious Bel-Air guard-gated community of Moraga Estates rests this opulent Classic Italian Villa commanding nearly four acres on a rare double lot. The ultra-private property was the former site to oil tycoon and philanthropist, Howard B. Keck's estate. With over 14,000 square feet compromising four bedrooms and nine bathrooms, this villa boasts soaring ceilings, grand scale-sized rooms and a floor plan that is formal, yet creates a comfortable and inviting ambiance. Stunning architectural features throughout include sophisticated finishes, classical detail and elegant curved archways/windows that give way to the magnificent manicured gardens and sprawling lush grounds. Other luxurious amenities include: formal living and dining rooms, stately office/library with fireplace and walk-in bar, large master suite with fireplace, motor court for ten cars, swimming pool and a one bedroom two bath guest house, Crestron sound plus AV and tranquil outdoor lounging spaces. 










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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.




#2          9 Olde Towne Lane, Southampton, NY 11968 with 10 bedrooms, 15 baths and 15,500 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $39,500,000



Set on 4 +-level, landscaped acres in the heart of the luxury estate community of Olde Towne, sits "Twin Peaks", a pristine country house complete with pool, pool house and tennis court occupying three levels of sumptuous detail. Refreshing, modern appointments and state-of-the-art amenities dovetail Kean Development's award winning construction. The Main House: At approximately 15,500 square feet, comprised of 8 full en suite Bedrooms of which 2 are master suites, 9 full and 3 half Baths, the 2nd Floor Master Suite with his and hers Baths, three full Staircases, Elevator, 8 Fireplaces, full professional Chef and traditional Kitchens, Great Room, Breakfast Room, Media Room, Library, extensive Loggia and expansive Lower Level with Theatre, Gym, professional 2-lane Bowling Alley and Entertainment Lounge with full Bar and Billiards. The Cottage: features a full Kitchen, Living Room/Dining Room and 2 Bedrooms with en suite Baths; perfect as a guest or nanny suite. The Pool House: features a Great Room, Lounge, Kitchenette, 2 Full Bath and Bedroom/Changing Rooms. A wonderful canopy veils the Pool House terrace, providing shade for dining or relaxation. The Grounds: house decorative, automated security gates that open to reveal a manicured, meticulous landscape, bordered by a classic Hamptons' privet hedge. A 60' x 34' custom Gunite swimming pool with a striking negative edge element and an oversized spa sit at edge of the Pool House terrace. Submerged sun lounges cool sunbathers in the pool's novel beach end. Ample terrace entertaining spaces are set in and amongst vivid garden beds and expansive, open lawn area. A convenient BBQ patio, gas fire pit and sunken Deco turf tennis court complete with decorative lattice fencing and a sunken, pergola covered viewing area headline the list of Twin Peak's outdoor amenities. There is ample space for a golf hole to complement the rooftop putting green. A verdant, treed periphery maintains privacy and well as "Gold Coast" beauty throughout the Olde Towne estate. 
 



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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. 




#3        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. 

 

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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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. 





#4      2767 Sunset Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33140 with 7 bedrooms, 9 baths and 5,910 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $14,900,000.


Stunning, fully renovated private & gated mansion in Sunset Island #1. Finishes that stand the test of time. Heated swimming pool, chefs kitchen, 100 ft. of waterfront. 20,000 sq. ft. Lot. 5,795 sq. ft. house under A/C. 7 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms. Dock, summer kitchen.























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 yea




#5    
      77 Olema Bolinas Road, Unit B, Bolinas, CA 94924 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 6,230 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $9,500,000.




The Sea Dragon Estate. Exquisite 18 acre Family Compound situated above the dramatic beauty of west Marin's coastline. The estate's architecture and design embraces the natural beauty that surrounds it. Impeccable main residence and an array of additional buildings including, guest quarters, art studio, bunkhouse, equestrian barn, caretaker residence and outside entertaining venues. Top flight infrastructure throughout. Offered as furnished.    




  





















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.

  





#6          9023 NE 14th Street, Clyde Hill, WA 98004 with 6 bedrooms, 8 baths and 
7,208 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $7,388,000.




Gated Masterpiece Estate by Steven D Smith Homes with Seattle, Lake WA & Mtn Views! Includes Ultimate Chef's Kitchen, Butler's Pantry, & full Catering Kitchen. Seamless flow from the gathering spaces to heated Covered Viewing Deck. Impress guests w/ a show-stopping Rooftop View Deck. Spacious Entertainment Level w Refreshment Bar, Wine Cellar & Private Theatre! Main Level Master & Guest Suites, with Six Bdrms featuring En Suites & Heated Flooring. New Construction minutes from downtown Bellevue!




























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      5333 East Palomino Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018 with 4 bedrooms, 10 baths and 10,031 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $5,000,000.



"El Palacio''A Masterful Design And Old World One-Of-A-Kind Lavish Luxury Home Estate Just Over 10,000 sf. With Over 1.2 Acres Of Lush Grounds. Uniquely Embodied In This 4 Bedroom 10 Bath Exclusive Estate Is A Spectacular Location With Spectacular Views Of Camelback Mountain. This Estate Was Built For Entertaining & Yet Has A Cozy At Home Feeling To Enjoy Living Areas With Family & Guests. The Magnificent Decor Is Endless From The ExtraordinaryFireplaces To The Intricate Custom Doors And Trim In Addition To The Mansion Style Kitchen. The Original Interior Cost Over $1000 Dollars Per Square Foot. Home Is Currently Getting Extensive Cosmetic Renovation. Should Be Completed within 90 There Are Four Enormous Bedrooms and Private Bathrooms through out The Home Including a Elegant Master Suite and Guest Quarters. The Fabulous Outdoor Amenities Are Plentiful As You Stroll About The Expansive Scenic Grounds........An Entertainers Dream Yard. The Grounds Can Easily Accommodate Grande Style Parties And Events With Ease. There Are Four Enormous Bedrooms and Private Bathrooms through out The Home Including a Elegant Master Suite and Guest Quarters. The Fabulous Outdoor Amenities Are Plentiful As You Stroll About The Expansive Scenic Grounds........An Entertainers Dream Yard. The Grounds Can Easily Accommodate Grande Style Parties And Events With Ease. 































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.



#8     17287 Camino De Montecillo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 with 5 bedrooms, 
8 baths and 8,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $3,795,000.




Destination Resort Style Living a la Rancho Valencia! Designed by world renowned architect, James Morton of Ranch Valencia fame, and constructed to his readily recognized exacting standards, this residence is in a class by itself! Positioned on a 2+ acre homesite with exquisite gardens, walkways, fountains, patios, and views, this unmatched property overlooks the lovely private Lake Serena in Fairbanks Ranch--the most prestigious gated residential community in Rancho Santa Fe!

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17287 Camino De Montecillo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067


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17287 Camino De Montecillo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067


17287 Camino De Montecillo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067



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    




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 Little-Changed Despite Market Volatility
Mar 7 2018, 3:49PM

Mortgage rates stayed fairly close to yesterday's levels as underlying bond markets experienced some volatility throughout the course of the day.  If mortgage lenders were forced to create rate sheets earlier in the morning, things would have looked very good at around 6am this morning.  Financial markets were still reacting to yesterday's after-hours news of Gary Cohn's resignation.  This resulted in stocks and bond yields moving lower.
Markets were more willing to get back to business today, with stocks and bond yields ("rates") rising together at 9:30am.  By the end of the day, both had returned in line with yesterday's latest levels.  This not only leaves mortgage rates in roughly the same territory, but it also suggests the downtrend in stocks and rates that began in late Febraury is potentially over.  Mortgage borrowers should already be favoring locking vs floating in 2018, but today's trading reinforces that stance.

52 Week Mortgage Rate Range


ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.58%4.58%--3.84%4.58%
15 Yr FRM3.94%3.94%--3.12%3.94%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.38%4.38%--3.35%4.38%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.60%4.59%+0.014.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.62%3.63%-0.013.01%3.63%

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Cordially,  
Tom Furino  


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