Monday, April 16, 2018

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Today's Top Ten

#1     924 Bel Air Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077 is listed for sale at $188,000,000.




Luxury developer Bruce Makowsky,'s greatest masterpiece. Located in the confines of ultra-exclusive Bel Air Enclave with 12 bedrooms, 21 baths and 38,000 sq.ft. is simply magnificent. The pinnacle of splendor & luxury. 38k sq ft new construction home +17k sq ft of entertainment decks, 2 master suites, 10 over-sized VIP guest suites, 21 luxurious bathrooms, 3 gourmet kitchens, 5 bars, massage studio/wellness spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, 85-foot glass tile infinity swimming pool, 40-seat 4K Dolby Atmos Theater, 4 lane bowling alley/lounge, auto gallery w/cars worth more than $30mm, 7-person full time staff, over 100 curated art installations, outdoor pop-up theater, 2 fully-stocked champagne/wine cellars, massive candy wall, the most advanced home tech system in the world. Astonishing array of amenities & bespoke items from around the world, 4 meticulously curated levels, indoor/outdoor nirvana enhanced by 270-degree unobstructed views spanning from the mountains all the way to the ocean & the incredible Los Angeles skyline in-between. 


























The median home value in Los Angeles is $671,000. Los Angeles home values have gone up 8.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.1% within the next year.   

The median home value in Santa Barbara is $1,128,800. Santa Barbara home values have gone up 6.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.1% within the next year.

The medium home value in Newport Beach is $1,792,700. Newport Beach home values have gone up 5.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.3% within the year.


The median home value in Pacific Palisades is $3,005,300. Pacific Palisades home values have gone up 12.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.0% within the next year. 

The median home value in Malibu is $3,199,600. Malibu home values have gone up 11.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Bel Air is $3,526,800. Bel Air home values have gone up 8.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year. 


The median home value Beverly Hills. is $5,337,700. 90210 home values have gone up 10.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% within the next year. 



#2     5 Betty Lane, Atherton, CA 94027 is listed for sale at $24,888,000.




Radiating from a quiet court of ambling estates in Atherton, "La Maison du Soleil", with 7 bedrooms, 11 baths and 14,059 sq.ft. includes gardens like Versaille and a sprawling layout thats equal parts comfort and grandeur, elevates luxury living to a new level. Custom architectural details crafted by French and European artisans, travertine and rare marble slabs, meticulously curated grounds of meandering paths through sculpted trees and trellised vines make for a romantic setting. Sip wine under the cool keystone ceiling of a tasting room designed to hold 1,500 bottles cradled in Mediterranean tiles. Relax in a movie theater that rivals a cinema with a concession stand and a door featuring a porthole. Appreciate the allure of light that illuminates arched bridgeways between rooms and streams through curved French doors flooding every corner of the home with sun. 



















The median home value in San Francisco is $1,289,300. San Francisco home values have gone up 10.8% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in Sausalito is $1,362,000. Sausalito home values have gone up 5.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.9% within the next year.
        
The median home value in Tiburon is $2,660,600. Tiburon home values have gone up 6.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.3% within the next year.
       
The median home value in Saratoga is $2,986,200. Saratoga home values have gone up 22.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Palo Alto is $3,211,100. Palo Alto home values have gone up 25.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.7% within the next year. 
     
The median home value in Los Altos is $3,461,900. Los Altos home values have gone up 22.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.1% within the next year

The median home value in Los Altos Hills is $5,314,800. Los Altos Hills home values have gone up 22.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.5% within the next year.    
         
The median home value in Atherton is $7,552,900. Atherton home values have gone up 20.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.6% within the next year





#3     
122 Geenwich Avenue, Penthouse, New York, NY 10011 is listed for sale at $23,950,000.




One-of-a-Kind Penthouse retreat with 4 bedrooms, 7 baths, 5,574 sq.ft. is perched in the heart of Greenwich Village Historic District, this triplex penthouse boasts approximately 5,574 square feet of living space and 1,690 square feet of outdoor space with  a private, planted and furnished roof terrace complete with a 14-foot wide pool, outdoor kitchen, 2 fireplaces, and a commercial grade elevator serving all 3 levels. Enter the home from 2 private-keyed-elevators and be greeted by a 19+ foot deep gallery that extends into the expansive great room. Sun spills from the floor-to-ceiling curved wall windows affording breathtaking views of the New York City skyline. The impeccably designed home boasts 10-foot ceilings, an open chef's kitchen replete with walnut and warm white lacquer cabinetry, Miele appliances, Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine cooler.The master suite is encompassed with North, West, and East exposures and features a gracious walk-in closet, en-suite bath complemented with a double vanity, deep soaking tub and Dornbracht designed shower.All the bedrooms are sun-drenched from floor-to-ceiling windows. Each appointed with an en-suite bath adorned in Calacatta marble walnut vanities and medicine cabinets, and radiant floor heating.One Jackson Square at 122 Greenwich Avenue is the epitome of luxury accommodations and forward-thinking, eco-friendly design. 










The median home value in Brooklyn is $784,200. Brooklyn home values have gone up 13.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.8% within the next year. 

The median home value in Manhattan is $1,323,500. Manhattan home values have gone up  9.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Southampton is $1,493,200. Southampton home values have gone up 9.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Bridgehampton is $1,884,700. Bridgehampton home values have gone up 9.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.1% within the next year.         

The median home value in SoHo is $2,582,400. SoHo home values have declined -3.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.1% within the next year

The median home value in Water Mill 11976 is $3,632,100. 11976 home values have declined -3.3% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Tribeca is $3,045,900. Tribeca home values have declined -2.8%  over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -1.3% within the next year.



#4     4647 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33140 is listed for sale at $19,888,888.



Ultra-chic 8 bedroom, 11 bath, 13,178 sq.ft. residence, inspired by Le Corbusier designed for the most discerning buyer. One of the only estates on Pine Tree drive with direct ocean views, sitting on an acre of land on the wide portion of the intercostal. Designed by world-renowned architect Kobi Karp, this home is set back from the street by a long deep driveway. Spiral staircase modeled after the Guggenheim Museum leads to rooftop terrace with 360-degree views of Miami's skyline. Chef's kitchen, fully equipped 10 seat home theater and separate state of the art fitness center. Patio area with seamless edge heated salt water pool with integrated spa and summer kitchen. Separate guest house and a half basketball court overlooking the water. Centrally located, minutes from the beach, restaurants, hotels and clubs.  



 















The median home value in Naples 34102 is $610,200. Naples home values have declined -2.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.5% within the next year. 

The median home value in Palm Beach is $930,700. Palm Beach home values have gone up 8.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year. 

The median home value in Key Biscayne is $1,104,500. Key Biscayne home values have declined -4.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -3.2% 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


The median home value in Fischer Island, Miami 33109 is $3,299,900. Fischer Island is an exclusive enclave with only 218 households and a total population of 467 persons..



#5       Willow Estate, Willow Road, Weston, Massachusetts 02493 is listed for sale at $18,900,000.


This magnificent estate with 7 bedrooms, 14 baths and 17,446 sq.ft. is one of the grandest properties in Greater Boston, offers unrivaled privacy with front and rear gated entries controlling access to its 12.7+ acres. The front entry leads to a broad parking court, and upon entering the house guests are greeted by a grand mahogany gallery with a 28-foot barrel vault ceiling. At the rear of the gallery is a rock ledge and waterfall in season. Thus begins the experience of 5 Willow Road, which is divided between formal entertainment areasand comfortable family spaces. These rooms are oriented to the east and south to capture sunlight for much of the day. Built over a six-year period and completed in 2004, this design, by architect Jeremiah Eck, blends elements of Arts and Crafts style with the overall California Lodge design. Over the past three years the property has been completely updated and refinished by architect Thomas Catalano. Construction is commercial grade in almost all respects. The house offers 17,446 square feet on the first two levels and also includes a finished lower level with recreation space and a theater. An underground tunnel leads to a sports and recreation complex, including exercise room, synthetic hockey room, swimming pool with cabana and full kitchen and a tennis court convertible in winter to a refrigerated ice rink. This property offers features too numerous to list or describe. It can only be appreciated in person. 






























The median home value in Back Bay, Boston is $978,300. Back Bay home values have gone up 7.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Beacon Hill, Boston is $1,159,600. Beacon Hill home values have gone up 3.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.5% within the year.

The median home value in Waban, 02468 is $1,383,500. Waban home values have gone up  2.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Weston, 02493 is $1,472,400. Weston home values have declined -3.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.0% within the next year.

The median home value in  Wellesley Hills 02481 is $1,399,300. Wellesey Hills  home values have gone up 0.5% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year.


The median home value in Nantucket is $1,440,600. Nantucket home values have gone up 3.7% over the past year.

The median home value in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard is $1,548,200. Chilmark home values have gone up 1.1% over the past year.


#6   3 West Rivercrest Drive, Houston, Texas 77042 is listed for sale at $13,995,000.


Custom construction completed in 2017 with 8 bedrooms, 12 baths and 16,908 sq.ft. This resort style contemporary property on 3.5+/- gated acres in the exclusive Rivercrest subdivision. The main house features an expansive first floor master suite, den, kitchen and breakfast room with custom sliding doors. A glass walled wine room, formal dining, formal living, study/conference room, bar, prep kitchen and mud room complete the first floor. The second floor features 4 guest suites, media room, billiard room with full bar, game room, server room and oversize entertaining terraces. The third floor features the 5th guest suite complete with living room and storage room. The property features a Casita, guest house, gym and garage parking for 5 vehicles and parking pavilion. A Crestron system runs the home and allows for full control of audio, video, surveillance, pool, heating/cooling lighting and access to and from the property. The vast covered patios provide entertaining space around the pool, hot tub and outdoor kitchen. 












 











The median price of homes currently listed in Houston 77024 is $949,000.

The median home value in Austin 78746 is $956,100. The home values have gone up 1.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Dallas 75225 is $1,216,200. The home values have declined -0.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.5% within the next year.

The median price of homes currently listed in Houston 77005 is $1,312,000

The median home value in Dallas (University Park, Highland Park) 75205 is $1,316,700. The home values have declined -0.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.1% within the next year.         . 

The median home value in Dallas (Highland Park) 75229 is $1,662,100. Highland Park home values have gone up 0.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.5% within the next year.

#7       20724 North 112th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 is listed for sale at $10,500,000.



This exquisite Modern Mediterranean home with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 12,132 sq.ft. sits proudly in the Upper Canyon of Silverleaf and is uniquely designed to capture endless city views and surrounding mountains. Architect Dale Gardon and American First Builders is creating one of the most spectacular homes built in Silverleaf. Amenities include 5-6 beds, 7 car garage, estate pool/spa, outdoor cabana, interior basketball/sport court, indoor/outdoor kitchens, theater, family entertainment rooms, multiple sliding door systems, large master suite and separate guest house. The hardwoods, stone, and finishes compliment the warm modern interior and exterior. Uniquely designed with timeless architecture, this home has been tailored to compliment a lifestyle that demands security, quality, value and comfort. Completion date Spring 2019. 







 




The median home value in Tucson Catalina Foothills is $443,300. Catalina Foothills home values have gone up 4.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in Sedona is $461,400. Sedona home values have gone up 4.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.2% within the next year


The median home value in Scottsdale is $444,100. Scottsdale home values have gone up 6.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.5% within the next year. 

The median home value in Carefree is $746,900. Carefree home values have declined -0.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,657,900. Paradise Valley home values have gone up 3.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.6% within the next year..

#8         5248 La Crescenta, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091 is listed for sale at $6,850,000.

5248 La Crescenta, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067


Strategically positioned to capture expansive daytime and city-light views, this stunning single-level 6-bedroom, 8 bath and 9,820 sq.ft. estate is embraced by a magnificent 3.5-acre homesite at the end of a peaceful and private cul-de-sac in Rancho Santa Fe's exclusive Covenant. Hosting a detached 1-bedroom guest house, the impressive residence exudes a refined yet relaxed ambiance. The master suite, complete with romantic seating alcove, fireplace and 2 separate bathrooms with built-in closets, presents a spacious and luxurious retreat. Recent additions and enhancements include a view-oriented heated indoor/outdoor multi-purpose loggia with a fireplace and a BBQ station accessed via slide-away pocket doors; a dedicated gym; updated and enhanced bathrooms; walnut and stone flooring; the installation of a light-touch system; and electronically controlled draperies and new light fixtures. Outdoor enhancements are led by multiple turf areas, including a putting green and a volleyball/sport court, a fruit orchard with citrus, apple, fig, apricot, nectarine, plum and avocado trees, and extensive re-landscaping with succulents for a drought-tolerant environment. A vanishing-edge pool and adjacent spa are positioned to enjoy day and night-light views, adding a beautiful and relaxing water-oriented dimension to the home. Perhaps the most critical and extremely rare amenity is the estate's connection to underground high-speed internet and the addition of a whole-home solar system. Located on the sought-after west side of the Covenant, the residence is just minutes from highly rated public schools, an iconic golf course, shopping, dining and entertainment. Beautiful local beaches and proximity to San Diego's international airport will contribute to the owner''s ongoing enjoyment of this remarkable estate. 

5248 La Crescenta, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067


5248 La Crescenta, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067


5248 La Crescenta, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067


5248 La Crescenta, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067


5248 La Crescenta, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067


5248 La Crescenta, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

   
5248 La Crescenta, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067


5248 La Crescenta, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067


The median home value in Palm Springs is $318,700. Palm Springs home values have gone up 1.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Rancho Mirage is $480,000. Rancho Mirage home values have gone up 2.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.2% within the next year.

The median home value in San Diego is $618,200. San Diego home values have gone up 11.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.2% within the next year.         

The median home value in Solana Beach is $1,302,600. Solana Beach home values have gone up 16.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in Coronado is $1,619,200. Coronado home values have gone up 4.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.8% within the next year.

The median home value in La Jolla is $1,940,900. La Jolla home values have gone up .11.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Del Mar is $2,387,000. Del Mar home values have gone up 10.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,794,800. Rancho Santa Fe home values have gone up 9.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.8% within the next year.


#9       50 Pine Lane, Snowmass Village, Colorado is listed for sale at $6,500,000.




Ski access at the top of Wood Run! Impeccably maintained mountain contemporary estate with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 4,568 sq.ft.. Bright and airy spaces throughout. Gourmetkitchen, media room, 2-car garage, in-ground Jacuzzi, large patio areas,and much, much more. A must see!



















The median home value in Denver is $407,100. Denver home values have gone up 8.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Avon is $597,500. Avon home values have gone up 4.4% over the past year.

The median home value in Vail is $873,400. Vail home values have gone up 5.4% over the past year.

The median home value in Snowmass Village is $1,029,700.

The median home value in Aspen is $1,277,400. Aspen home values have declined -12.4% over the past year.
  


#10      1911 104th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA SE, Bellevue, WA is listed for sale at $3,859,990.



A gorgeous Pacific Northwest Lifestyle home with 6 bedrooms, 10 baths and 6,867 sq.ft. sits quietly off the road and backs to coveted Killarney Park. Ideally located in one of West Bellevues most sought after neighborhoods, this stunning home is just minutes from restaurants, shopping, parks and freeway access. A large, over 25,000 sf lot, offers extreme privacy and park-like setting. Excellent union of formal and informal Great-Room design w/6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 3 car garage, beautiful gourmet chefs kitchen, and so much more.


















The median home value in Seattle is $740,700. Seattle home values have gone up 18.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Kirkland is $749,900. Kirkland home values have gone up 22.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $906,500. Bellevue home values have gone up 18.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,532,000. Mercer Island home values have gone up 13.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,772,700. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 21.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.3% within the next year.             

The median home value in Medina is $2,789,200. Medina home values have gone up6.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.4% within the next year.



Today's Mortgage Rates 
https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/mortgage-rate

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. Today's average rate is 4.49%

Mortgage Rates Rise Despite Market Improvement
Apr 13 2018, 3:52PM


Mortgage rates were slightly higher for most lenders today even though underlying bond markets suggested the opposite.  This is partly a timing issue.  Yesterday saw bond markets  weaken throughout the day.  Weaker bonds imply higher rates.  After a certain amount of weakness, mortgage lenders will adjust rates and re-issue new rate sheets (aka a "negative reprice").  Many lenders did this yesterday, but not all of them.  Even among the group that repriced, most of them did so earlier in the afternoon and bonds continued to weaken through the end of the day.

The net effect of all of the above is that most lenders had some catching up to do with bond market weakness that they hadn't fully accounted for yesterday.  Those that didn't merely kept rates roughly unchanged.

Intraday volatility was, once again, closely linked with the stock market.  This isn't alwaysthe case, but bonds/rates are at a crossroads.  They're not ready to decide on their next big move on their own.  As such, they're willing to take cues from stocks for the time being.  Be aware, this correlation will come and go throughout the day on any given day.  It's not safe to EXPECT that it will continue.

The good news is that they didn't land too far from yesterday's levels in the grand scheme of things, and are still technically closer to the bottom of their March/April range. 
The saving grace for slightly higher rates is the fact that the range over the past 2 months has been exceptionally narrow.  Most borrowers haven't seen their quoted NOTE rate change during that time (it's only been the "EFFECTIVE rate" which takes upfront costs into consideration).


52 Week Rate Range

ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.50%4.49%+0.013.84%4.58%
15 Yr FRM3.89%3.88%+0.013.12%3.94%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.25%4.25%--3.35%4.38%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.51%4.50%+0.014.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.68%3.66%+0.023.01%3.68%

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Cordially,  


Tom Furino