Saturday, April 21, 2018


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Today's Top Ten    

#1      248 Central Park W, New York, NY 100024 is listed for sale at $29,000,000


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One of only three townhouses remaining on Central Park West, this thoroughly restored  7 bedroom, 9 bath, 9,775  sq.ft. Queen Anne mansion affords luxurious modern living whilepaying homage to its distinguished past.The eye-catching faade is distinguished by an ornamental gate and restored museum-quality sandstone carvings. The grandeur of late-19th-century Manhattan fills the versatile interior, which has been updated with an open, airy ambience and 21st-century technologies and amenities.The journey from Manhattans elegant past into its future begins in the foyer, with its patterned limestone floor, antique ceiling pendant, and view of Central Park. Beyond lie a library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a formal living room. Decorative plasterwork, oak wainscoting and parquet de Versailles floors, antique fireplace mantels, silvered hardware, and ornate light fixtures contribute to a sense of Old World luxury. The lowest level, accessed via stairs or elevator, includes a marble natatorium with a 50-foot lap pool and a fully outfitted gym. The garden level includes a guest suite, a recreation room and kitchen, and a theatre. With its lush foliage, the garden unites indoors and outdoors and includes a patio for alfresco entertaining and a fountain. A grand staircase ascends to a park-facing formal dining room with a magnificent carved ceiling and a Victorian-inspired kitchen with 21st-century proportions and technologies; La Cornue, Miele, and Sub-Zero appliances; triple-ogee-edge marble countertops; antique pendant lighting; and doors to a Juliet balcony. On the third level is a lavish master retreat with an 18th-century fireplace and en suite baths offering two water closets, marble mosaic floors, and a Waterworks jetted tub. Three guest bedrooms are secluded on the level above. 
























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.


#2     2675 South Bayshore Drive, PH 1, Miami, Florida 33133 is listed for sale at $25,000,000.

Photo 5 of Listing MLS a10436618 in 2675 S Bayshore Drive #PH-1 Miami FL 33133

This 6 bedroom, 6 bath, 10,118 sq.ft. estate was designed by famed architect Bjarke Ingels. He envisioned a residence that would evoke history and luxury but also fuse with distinct contemporary design. Set against the shimmering backdrop of Biscayne bay, this residence combines indoor comforts with an indulgent outdoor lifestyle. Where design meets function, internal columns allow natural light to spill freely thru the uninterrupted glass enclosure, the 128' wide living room, dramatic 12â ceilings, chefs kitchen, service/maids room, screening room, indoor/outdoor bath-spa, sports bar, rooftop moonlight cinema, summer kitchen, a walk-in 3,000 bottle wine room with bay views & two elevators all encompassing the entire top level of the building.













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.



#3   
   115 Milford Drive, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625 is listed for sale at $15,900,000.



Stunning Cameo Shores Oceanfront Estate with 4 bedrooms,7 baths and 6,328 sq.ft. is steps to  the sand. This is one of the only homes in coastal Orange County that pairs a spectacular oceanfront location with exceptional privacy just steps from a private beach. This iconic property encompasses a main residence and guest house on nearly 11,000 square feet of prime seaside land. Designed by one of the region's most famed architects, Brion Jeannette, with interiors by the notable Lisa Henry, the expansive (nearly 6,400 sf) estate is a soft contemporary masterpiece. The interior and exterior architecture is an organic series of undulating waves and graceful curves, with stunning ocean or serene atrium and courtyard views at every turn. Walls of glass open to expansive outdoor terraces and bring the dynamic seascape views to the interior - crashing whitewater, endless blue ocean, the jetty and incredible sunsets. The picture-postcard views also are enjoyed from the home's expansive terraces and decks, which include a bar and BBQ kitchen, fire pit and abundant seating areas.. -A sublime ocean view master suite with indulgent spa bath, a sea view office with custom cabinetry and cherry wood flooring, a wine cellar, and a subterranean garage designed to accommodate six cars complete the estate. The property offers the exclusive use of three private beaches - one at your back-door step - and stone's throw proximity to the world-class shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation of Newport Beach and environs. 




















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.




#4     The Pacific Penthouse, San Francisco, CA 9411 is listed for sale at $13,850,000 plus build out


With an eight-floor perspective, the final Grand Penthouse offers spectacular Golden Gate Bridge views and double-level living. The spacious 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 3,218 sq,ft, of luxury living includes expansive living areas, multiple walk-in closets and open-concept floor plates. The Grand Penthouse includes a glass and steel staircase and a private wraparound terrace of approximately 1,871 square feet, providing a unique indoor/outdoor lifestyle to its inhabitants. The Pacific, a spectacular enclave of modern elegance in the soughtafter neighborhood of Pacific Heights, offers an inimitable opportunitywith its limited PenthouseCollection. The crown jewels of this spectacular property, this final remaining Penthouse 
residence at The Pacific offer an unmatched opportunity for complete 
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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


#5    11 East Hallowell Lane, Nantucket, MA 02554 is listed for sale at $13,500,000.



Three separate properties located in one of the most sought after areas of Nantucket, are being offered as one complete and very rare waterfront package. 11 East Hallowell Lane (inclusive of 9 East Hallowell Lane) is a 1.02 acre lot with a five bedroom, three-bathroom charming 1920's home. The house sits at an elevation of 28 feet above sea level and offers stunning views of Nantucket Sound and direct beach access via private beach steps. 6 East Hallowell Lane is a .26 acre vacant parcel of land located on the non-water side of East Hallowell Lane. The property will have strong water views across 11 East Hallowell Lane. The property could also have direct beach access via a deeded footpath across 11 East Hallowell Lane.























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     382 Timber Trail Road, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424 is listed for sale at $12,299,000.


This one of a kind 7 bedroom, 8 bath, 6,565 sq.ft. spectacular Colorado Mountain Home as a premier location. Walk out your ski room to Trygve's Run at the Base of Breckenridge Ski Resort! Massive Expansive Views to Ten Mile Range and tons of Sun from the Huge Windows framing the Open Great Room. Vaulted ceilings, wood floors, in-floor heat, log accents, 3 W/D's, ski room, stainless appliances, media/family room and 5 fireplaces. Heated driveway and patio area facing the ski run to enjoy beautiful sunsets. INCREDIBLE SETTING!





















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.



#7   
    Waterfront Estate, Blaine, WA 98230 is listed for sale at $12,488,888


Prosperity for generations. This desirable 5 bedroom, 9 bath, 11,966 sq.ft.  Pacific Northwest estate will serve you. Arrive quickly from vibrant world-class cities Vancouver and Seattle by land, sea or air. An impressive collection of private, pristine waterfront acres is beautifully enriched by light; vistas to the US San Juan and Canadian Gulf Islands. Acquire all the elements: ocean air, mountain views, water and woods. Indoor and outdoor kitchens (steel, granite, and cherry) host jubilant gatherings for esteemed guests.



























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 up 6.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.4% within the next year
  


#8      3508 Crescent Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75205 is listed for sale at $11,950,000.


A one of a kind Frank Lloyd Wright inspired custom new modern estate with 4 bedrooms, 9 baths and 12,266 sq.ft. is situated in the coveted Old Highland Park neighborhood. An incredible architectural design is meticulously completed with luxury finishes and sophisticated details throughout. Spectacular features include Porsche Design Studio lighting with an extreme Crestron control system, Ornare custom cabinetry, gourmet chefs kitchen, amazing living and entertaining spaces on all 3 levels, exquisite oversized master suite including spa like bathroom and dream closet, sculptural staircase, beautiful basement wine cellar, dramatic home theatre and a unique large flex space. Sensational designed backyard, pool, cabana, terraces, private motor court with porte-cochere and presentation garage. Extraordinary living! 




















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.




#9     4402 Highland Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008 is listed for sale at $6,500,000.



Nestled atop the crest on Highland, minutes from world class beaches and the Carlsbad Village, is Highland Manor with 5  bedrooms, 5 baths and 9,472 sq.ft. This is one of the most incredible homes in Carlsbad. This home boasts spectacular panoramic ocean and Agua Hedionda lagoon views from all 3 levels. Beautifully remodeled and landscaped, this 3-story home sits on over half an acre. Entertain in the elegant living room, with custom built-ins, Valldemosa French Oak flooring, fireplace and doors leading outside to the expansive outdoor deck, providing seamless indoor/outdoor living. Send snacks down to the pub from the dumbwaiter. Delight your inner chef in the gourmet kitchen, fully equipped with high-end appliances including a Miele coffee maker, large prep island and Crystal cabinetry with Enkeboll molding, 2 farm sinks, soapstone and marble counters, Rohl fixtures, double refrigerator and freezer drawers, Thermidor microwave and range with professional grade hood, Bosch dishwasher and Dacor warming/roast drawer. Enjoy a casual family gathering in the attached breakfast area or host a more formal dinner party in the dining room with its magnificent brick fireplace while being amazed at the views. Features also include Crestron Smart Home control pad, butler''s pantry, glass pantry with built-ins, surround sound and central vacuum throughout. The library/office has custom wood built-ins with a secure gun rack that leads to the awe-inspiring glass solarium, designed to take full advantage of the incredible views with 2 story floor to ceiling windows, Valldemosa French Oak flooring, surround sound, and gorgeous chandelier from the Bellagio. The oversized master retreat features a spacious sitting area with built-ins, fireplace and ocean views with French doors leading to the large deck. The 600 square foot walk in closet features a wet bar, wine fridge, vanity, laundry chute and built-ins with extra security. The spa-inspired bath includes a glass enclosed walk in shower with separate jetted soaking tub. The enormous entertainment area downstairs features an Irish style pub with coffered ceilings and white oak paneling, surround sound, Crystal cabinets and Enkeboll moulding, Kegco kegerator, Allavino wine fridge, dumbwaiter, Whirlpool trash compactor and Bosch dishwasher. With storage for 3500+ bottles, magnums and cases, the temperature controlled wine-cellar features antique carved Teak doors and leads to the tasting room with an Arabesque patterned limestone tile floor. The home theater seats up to 24 people in luxury style on the lower level, with huge screen, media controls, uplit coffered ceiling and stage. With approximately 4400 square feet of decking spread out over three levels, 2 levels with Treks planking, and a pool-sized yard, there is plenty of space to entertain outdoors. Exterior brick is from the Ronald Reagan Library renovation, complimenting the fountains and circular driveway. Rest easy with your Crestron Smart Home system and security cameras throughout, with wiring for more. The 3 car garage has extensive built in Columbia cabinets, PuraFLow water softening system, Noritz tankless water heater, MD SilentMaster Central vacuum, sink and workbench with access to the side yard. Welcome to your dream home. Welcome to Highland Manor. 
































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.




#10       9730 East Kemper Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85266 is listed for sale at $3,695,000.



This Outstanding Custom Home has it all! Just completed in 2016 on an oversized .61 acre Premium Signature Corner Lot at the end of a Large Grass Filled Park. 6 full bedroom suites, 8 baths,  6,578 sq.ft. with an Office, Game Room, Wetbar and Oversized 4-car garage. Attached Casita has bath, coffee bar & private ext entrance. This Very Functional Open Floorpan has Beautifully Designed Light & Bright Custom interior finishes with 8'' Wide French Oak Wood Plank Floors throughout, Tile Wainscot in all Bath Suites, Custom Window Coverings w/ Automatic Shades, Savant Automation System & a Great Room Pocket Door System. The Oversized Laundry/Mud Room has Dual Washer & Dryers, sink, natural light, space for refrigerator, plenty of storage,and Laundry Chute., The Kitchen has a huge island w/ seating for 6, Natural Stone Quartzite Counters, Stunning Custom Zinc Hood, Tabarka accent tile at backsplash, Dual Dishwashers & trash pullouts, 36 Subzero Refer & 36 Freezer, Wolf Range & a Beverage refrigerator. The Gorgeous Master Bath has a wall of windows filling the room with Natural Light which highlights the intricate Marble tile work on the floors, wainscot and large custom shower and a free standing tub anchors the center of the bath and overlooks a private courtyard garden with a fountain. This bath also boasts a separate sit down makeup area, His & Her Closets and separate toilet rooms. The Full Wet Bar has dual height Satin Finish Counters, Bar height seating, display shelves, Ice Maker & Wine Refer. A beautiful Wood Encased Staircase w/ Custom Iron Rails & Tabarka Tile Risers opens off of the main gallery hallway and is flooded with light from the large front window. Outdoor amenities include Pool with Handpainted Malibu Tile Wall Fountain, Covered Dining Ramada, built-in Barbecue, Firepit & Seating area, Large Covered Patios with TV, Pool Bath and spacious yard!
















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.

Today's Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rates Quickly Approaching 4-Year Highs
Apr 20 2018, 2:18PM

Let's clear one thing up before we begin.  Freddie Mac, MBA, and Ellie Mae all noted new 4-year highs in mortgage rates this week.  They are all technically wrong.  This has to do with the way their data is collected and/or averaged.  And while I have no doubt that they are accurately conveying the results of their data collection efforts according to their methodology, there is a more accurate way to do things.  Specifically, we can track actual lenders' rate sheets every day. 

Even if we take an average of that daily data, we still find that rates aren't quite back to 4-year highs just yet.  Depending on the lender, these occurred on one of the days near the end of February.  In fact, some lenders' rates from March 21st are still higher than today's.  Are we talking about very big differences between now and then?  Not at all!  But if we're going to talk about rates hitting 4-year highs, we might as well be precise about it.

One thing everyone can agree on is that today's rates are higher than yesterday's, which in turn, were higher than Wednesday's.  The lion's share of that move higher happened yesterday, but today's underlying bond market movement suggests there's a bit more pain yet to be priced-in to the average lender's mortgage rate sheets.  If bonds deteriorate further this afternoon, some lenders could adjust their rate sheets today.  Those who don't will will simply be starting next week at a disadvantage.  In other words, even if bonds are unchanged on Monday morning, mortgage lenders would likely need to begin the day with higher rates compared to today's.
52 Week  Range                                            Today      Yesterday                             Low/High

30 Yr FRM4.58%4.56%+0.023.84%4.58%
15 Yr FRM3.95%3.94%+0.013.12%3.95%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.37%4.35%+0.023.35%4.38%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.59%4.57%+0.024.10%4.60%
5/1 Yr ARM3.77%3.75%+0.023.01%3.77%

Looking for more information?  Have a comment regarding any of today's mansions? 
Please email me at furtree@msn.com.  Most importantly have a great day!

Cordially,


Tom Furino