Friday, March 9, 2018


Today's Best Mansions.


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


#1         22 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10065 with 7 bedrooms, 13 baths and 12,300 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $39,000,000.



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Perfectly located on a premiere Park block between Fifth and Madison Avenue, this palatial 24-foot wide limestone townhome has undergone a complete and custom renovation. Originally built in 1915, 22 East 67th Street offers approximately 13,300 square feet of interior space, 2,200 square feet of exterior space and features soaring ceilings, large-scale rooms and beautiful light.  A set of double paneled oak front doors lead into an impressive entry vestibule that ascends into a sprawling limestone reception gallery with almost 13-foot ceilings and a grand sweeping staircase. Beyond, a formal dining room measuring 25-feet long features a south-facing terrace, an intricate gilt-coffered ceiling, massive wood-burning fireplace with marble and gilt surround and a full butler's kitchen. A paneled library with wood-burning fireplace and powder room complete the floor.

Downstairs, the Garden Floor, with separate gated entrance from the outside, boasts an eat-in kitchen with the highest quality appliances, oversized island with countertop seating, breakfast banquette and fireplace as well as an adjoining sunroom and south-facing outdoor patio. Additionally, there is a home office or staff room with full bath, powder room and a separate service entrance with 'mudroom'.  The home's magnificent scale continues to the Third Floor, with almost 12-foot ceilings and an extra-wide landing that leads into a gorgeous formal living room with stunningly detailed molding and a wood-burning fireplace. Across the landing is an equally impressive media room with fireplace and adjoining kitchenette.

Occupying the entire Fourth Floor, the sumptuous master bedroom suite spans the complete width of the home and features a wood-burning fireplace, adjoining walk-in closet, separate powder room and a marble and mahogany paneled bathroom with jet-tub and steam shower. Connecting through to the bath is an opulent 400 square foot dressing room with fireplace, center island and south-facing terrace. A secondary windowed master bath with oversized jet tub completes this unique dressing space.

The Fifth Floor offers two oversized bedrooms (one with adjoining sitting area/home office), each with en-suite bathroom, dressing room or walk-in closet and fireplace.The sky-lit Sixth Floor is comprised of a home gym with powder room, south-facing study with fireplace, wet bar andadjoining terrace as well as two guest bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.The planted rooftop terrace is complete with elevator entry as well as two lounge areas (one with protective pergola), each with separate wet bar.The home's fully finished basement is complete with a state-of-the-art wine cellar with adjoining tasting room, full laundry room with double washer and dryer, powder room, as well as plentiful storage and mechanicals. Other notable features of this one of a kind home include an elevator and separate staff stairway that service all seven floors plus the rooftop as well as complete home automation, surveillance & security systems





























New York

The median home value in Brooklyn is $782,000. Brooklyn home values have gone up 13.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.8% within the next year. 

The median home value in Manhattan is $1,369,800. Manhattan home values have gone up  14.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next year. 

The median home value in Southampton is $1,524,100. Southampton home values have gone up 10.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.3% within the next year

The median home value in Bridgehampton is $1,923,300. Bridgehampton home values have gone up 10.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.5% within the next year.

The median home value in SoHo is $2,634,800. SoHo home values have declined -0.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Watermill, NY 11976 is $3,673,700. 11976 home values have declined -1.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.5% within the next year

The median home value in Tribeca is $3,115,300. Tribeca home values have declined -0.9%  over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.4% within the next year.         


 
  

#2        3359 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA  93953 with 7 bedrooms, 8 baths and 5,323 sq.ft is listed for sale at $22,000,000.



Bella Villa is a classic Mediterranean architectural where style, aesthetics and exceptional location blend into creating an almost-mystical sense of place to call your next home. From the tiled veranda you enjoy a private view of the lush Links of Pebble Beach; Rare in location and timeless in design, but limited in availability. The main home of this property combined with a beautifully designed guest house make for a truly one-of-a-kind acquisition opportunity.









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San Francisco

The median home value in San Francisco County is $1,285,400. San Francisco County home values have gone up 11.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Marin County is $1,089,800. Marin County home values have gone up 5.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Clara County is $1,232,300. Santa Clara County home values have gone up 23.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Tiburon is $2,602,100. Tiburon home values have gone up 4.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.1% within the next year. 

The median home value in Sausalito is $1,334,900. Sausalito home values have gone up 4.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.8% within the next year.             

The median home value in Tiburon is $2,602,100. Tiburon home values have gone up 4.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.1% within the next year. 

The median home value in Saratoga is $2,875,300. Saratoga home values have gone up 19.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Palo Alto is $3,084,500. Palo Alto home values have gone up 22.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.4% within the next year.
          
The median home value in Los Altos is $3,338,600. Los Altos home values have gone up 19.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.9% within the next year.    

The median home value in Los Altos Hills is $5,135,900. Los Altos Hills home values have gone up 19.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.8% within the next year   

The median home value in Atherton is $7,458,100. Atherton home values have gone up 18.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.7% within the next year.
 
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#3            9200 Rockybrook Way, Delray Beach, Florida 33446 with 7 bedrooms, 12 baths and 26654 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $20,000,000.


The Sundara Estate is an impeccable new contemporary masterpiece recognized as one of the finest properties in the United States. This custom mansion offers world-class design and lifestyle of unrivaled amenities, privacy and security. It is situated behind private gates of Stone Creek Ranch, one of the most exclusive and sought-after communities in Palm Beach County.The grand arrival of the Sundara Estate showcases the world' s finest materials, craftsmanship and architectural splendor neverseen before. Entering the dramatic two-story grand foyer this 26,000 SF custom residence immediately captivates the senses with shimmering natural light radiating from the 30ft floor-to-ceiling great room wall of windows. Haute couture and glamour take center stage throughout the Estate. 






























Florida

The median home value in Naples, 34102 is $607,300.  Naples home values have declined -3.1% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 1.4% within the year.

The median home value in Palm Beach is $919,800.  Palm Beach home valies have gone up 8.2% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 0.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Key Biscayne is $1,096,700. Key Biscayne home values have declined -6.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -4.6% 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.


#5     465 Panorama Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 with  4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 6,750 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $13,900,000. 

 



This stunning Laguna Beach home, designed by acclaimed architect Paul McClean in partnership with Horst Architects rises four levels against a pastoral hillside and overlooks Crescent Bay, Emerald Bay and Irvine Cove. With 4500-acre Laguna Coast Wilderness Park as its backdrop, it offers access to hiking, mountain biking & other activities. The home's abundance of glass provides panoramic white water views of the ocean & coastline. The driveway gate previews the imaginative combining of stainless steel and glass employed throughout the home. Steps of beautifully-stained Brazilian ipe - the same hardwood used in all the property's exterior decks - welcome one to the entry. Once inside, one is awe-struck by the spectacular three-story volume of a glass-enclosed foyer, filled with natural light & showcasing vistas of coastline, ocean and sky viewed from a fabulous staircase of oak and burnished steel. An open, expansive floorplan allows freedom of movement and formal living spaces and bedroom suites host floor-to-ceiling Fleetwood windows and doors. The master suite plus 3 additional bedrooms pamper with sumptuous spa-like en suite baths. Other luxury amenities include a large multi-level theater, an office w/ exterior access, fully functioning prep kitchen, elevator, dramatic pool, spa, BBQ, putting green, three-car garage, and state-of-the-art security system. The home, a one-of-a-kind monument of modernism, also features a level of privacy and security not normally obtainable .



























Los Angeles

The median home value in Orange County is $708,200. Orange County home values have gone up 4.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7% within the next year. 

The median home value in Los Angeles County is $600,200. Los Angeles County home values have gone up 8.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Newport Beach is $1,775,800. Newport Beach home values have gone up 5.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Monica is $1,517,200. Santa Monica home values have gone up 8.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Pacific Palisades is $2,970,800. Pacific Palisades home values have gone up 10.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Malibu is $3,182,400. Malibu home values have gone up 10.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Bel Air is $3,500,400. Bel Air home values have gone up 6.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in Beverly Hills, 90210 is $5,278,600. 90210 home values have gone up 9.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.2% within the next year. 








#6     
    107 Baby Doe Lane, Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615 with 5 bedrooms, 
6 baths and 4,200 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $6,795,000



A Luxury Ski Home in Snowmass that Has It All. Situated on a simply stunning lot on Baby Doe Lane, this ski home enjoys click-in/click-out ski access to Eddy Out, the Gondola & the Village Express. The Home abuts the National Forest allowing for wonderful hiking access & privacy, abundant wildlife, & breathtaking view of the Snowmass Ski Area, Mt. Daly, & surrounding Peaks. This is a Must See! Enjoy a Contemporary Design, with NEW Construction throughout, & enhanced exterior & interior elements from this spectacular T. Michael Manchester Design. This 5 Bedroom, 6 Bath Home enjoys over 4,200 square feet of Indoor Living Area including a great room with separate bar, a large kitchen designed for the chef, private master, guest master suite, bunk room, & two guest suites.   




























Colorado

The median home value in Denver is $398,500. Denver home values have gone up 7.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.3% within the next year. 


The median home value in Avon is $595,000. Avon home values have gone up 5.9% over the past year. 

The median home value in Vail is $882,000. Vail home values have gone up 6.4% over the past year.

The median home value in Aspen is $1,316,500. Aspen home values have declined -8.8% over the past year.       

The median home value in Snowmass Village is $1,395,000.  Snowmass Village home values have declined -0.9% over the past year


#7  
      5700 East Mc Donald Drive, Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253 with 3 bedrooms, 
4 baths and 6,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $5,600,000.

5700 E Mc Donald Dr Unit 7, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Located on the grounds of the world famous Sanctuary Resort, this home is one of the most stunning properties in the Valley. Created by Paul Yeager, this contemporary home was given a complete rework in 2013 by Mark Candlaria bringing sophistication and warmth while maximizing the phenomenal views. The open layout of the great room offers walls of glass to create panoramic city and mountain views. The kitchen is sleek & modern with top of the line appliances. The guest bedrooms each have a private sitting area creating 2 room suites. The views can be seen from every room and the home maximizes indoor/outdoor living with a private pool and multiple sundecks for dining, relaxing and entertaining. Home also features a theatre, wine wall and separate office. Home can be enjoyed as a private residence or an income property allowing guests to enjoy the home when you are not there by registering the property in the Hotel rental pool.   

5700 E Mc Donald Dr Unit 7, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253


5700 E Mc Donald Dr Unit 7, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
   


5700 E Mc Donald Dr Unit 7, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

























5700 E Mc Donald Dr Unit 7, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253


5700 E Mc Donald Dr Unit 7, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253


5700 E Mc Donald Dr Unit 7, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253


5700 E Mc Donald Dr Unit 7, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253



Phoenix.

The median home value in Maricopa County is $254,600. Maricopa County home values have gone up 7.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year.   

The median home value in Scottsdale is $439,800. Scottsdale home values have gone up 5.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7% within the next year. 



The median home value in Carefree is $747,500. Carefree home values have declined -1.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.4% within the next year. 

The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,650,900. Paradise Valley home values have gone up 2.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year. 





#8         47 Skagit Ky, Bellevue, WA 98006 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 5,550 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $5,300,000.




Extraordinarily grand and timeless estate built in '97 ideally located in Newport Shores with western exposure on the grand canal featuring gorgeous Lake Washington views & 110' of optimal moorage. Enjoy the fantastic, high quality finishes throughout with main floor living & dining rooms, expansive kitchen open to family room, beautiful master suite with water views, theater, den, exercise room & wine cellar. Upper floor features second master & two more guest suites. Welcome to your dream home.     


























Seattle

The median home value in King County is $615,100. King County home values have gone up 15.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Kirkland is $736,300. Kirkland home values have gone up 21.8%  over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Seattle is $727,400. Seattle home values have gone up 17.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $891,400. Bellevue home values have gone up 17.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,492,900. Mercer Island home values have gone up 11.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,716,300. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 19.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.4% within the next year.             

The median home value in Medina is $2,742,000. Medina home values have gone up 14.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.3% 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.

3rd Straight Day of Steady Rates. 4th Unlikely
Mar 8 2018, 5:46PM


Mortgage rates were generally unchanged for the 3rd day in a row today despite a fair amount of movement in underlying bond markets.  Rates reacted to European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi who gave no indications that the ECB would make abrupt changes to its policies.  That's good for rates because even though those policies are on track to begin winding down in September, they're currently fairly rate friendly.

What does Europe have to do with rates in the US?  That's a fair question.  To be sure, central bank policy coming from our own Federal Reserve ("The Fed") tends to have much more impact on domestic rates, but the ECB and other major central banks still matter.  After all, if policies are pushing rates down in Europe, it makes US rates that much more attractive, comparatively.  This motivates some extra buying demand which, in turn, pushes prices higher and rates lower. 

Although rates remained calm today, that's less likely to be the case tomorrow.  The important Employment Situation (the big, monthly jobs report from the Labor Department) will be out in the morning.  Investors know that job growth has been solid, but they're anxious to see if there's a sustainable uptick in average hourly earnings.  Any big surprises in the wage data could cause a big reaction in rates, for better or worse.


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%4.60%--4.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.62%3.62%--3.01%3.63%

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Cordially,  
Tom Furino  


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