Monday, April 23, 2018


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Today's Top Ten    


#1 
     The Skouras Residence, N Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 is listed for sale at $33,750,000.




This classic Beverly Hills mansion  with 5 bedrooms, 9 baths and 8,055 sq.ft. sits behind gates with an expansive motor court and beautiful views. Classic 1956 Harold Levitt is timeless and in impeccable condition. The antithesis of the proliferation of modern boxes currently flooding Trousdale. On a large 39+k lot. The entry is flooded with light from the high ceilings and opens to the living room, bar, lanai and game room plus a large dining room opening to a special outdoor dining area. The music room leads into the book-shelved library. The magnificent kitchen and butler's pantry are stainless steel and generous from cooking to storage. The kitchen opens to a family room with large screen TV. Left of the entry are three bedrooms with baths (one is now a gym). To the right is the sumptuous master bedroom, with separate his/hers baths, looking out to a fountain and the view beyond. A sunny pool, lounge area, and bar and BBQ offer private swimming and sunning areas. Off the living room is a wonderful sitting area with an outdoor fireplace





























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      Top of Fenwick Hill, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 is listed for sale at $30,000,000.




Embrace one of Silicon Valley's biggest properties. This 5 bedroom, 8 bath, 8,912 sq.ft. estate is on 48 acres located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Los Altos Hills, one of the area's most exclusive neighborhoods and just minutes from Stanford University, Palo Alto and the valley's venture capital epicenter.The expansive approx. 48 acre enjoys privacy and sits atop Fenwick Hill with 360 views that include San Francisco Bay, the majestic skyline of downtown San Francisco, Stanford University the rolling hills to the west and south.With the full 48+/- acres, the estate can feature expansive vineyards, a world class equestrian complex and a primary residence up to 100,000 sq.ft.Alternatively, the property can be sub-divided into 10-15 separate parcels each supporting the luxury lifestyle consistent with Los Altos Hills.The current residence, designed by the late Silicon Valley architect Goodwin Steinberg, comprises five bedrooms and is about 8,912 square feet. It features a row of stone columns that create a loggia along the southern side of the house. All of the main rooms open off one central hallway, with a master suite at one end and a family or guest suite at the other. The property includes a pool, a swimming grotto and a tennis court.A nearby 8-acre property owned by tech entrepreneur Kumar Malavalli, complete with its own bell tower, is on the market for $68 million. Another nearby property sold even more.
























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   
    4715 125th Avenue S, Wellington,  Florida 33449 is listed for sale at $29,500,000.




This unrivaled estate residence with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths and 6,977 sq.ft. is on 33 lush acres in the heart of Wellington is just minutes to the world-class equestrian venues. Five impressively designed structures on site include the grand prix stables and ranch stables with 32 stalls in total, an owner's quarters featuring Balinese teak ceilings and high end finishes throughout, a waterfront meeting retreat and a tennis pavilion. 16 paddocks, a nine-acre Bermuda grass jump/polo field, large riding arena and 1/2 mile gallop track provide every training amenity and comfort your horses could want. Hand made chandeliers light the Chicago brick aisles and breezeway leading to the tack room, office and three bedroom staff quarters































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.




#4     230-234 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954 is listed for sale at $21,000,000.

230 And 234 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954

Heroic views are just the prologue to the story that describes this architecturally significant 4-acre modern contemporary compound with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths and 5,700 sq.ft.  spanning over 300' of oceanfront on separate, contiguous 2-acre parcels, 75' above the Montauk shoreline. Designed by renowned architect James Biber FAIA, of Biber Architects and Pentagram Design, the main house with 5,500 SF+/- on three levels of living space sits on two oceanfront acres and includes a gourmet kitchen, dining room, step-down living room and striking interior walkway. A second story sitting room above the master bedroom includes a roof top deck and wraparound terraces. The high ceiling finished lower level boasts a custom skylighted gym, dramatic screening room, wine cellar, and storage. The robust masonry and steel structure is clad in the most permanent of materials including glazed brick, terrazzo, hurricane rated glass and custom metal roofing. The 2,400 SF+/- guest house. poised high above the ocean on its own 2 oceanfront acres, has stunning views in three directions. It features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen, lounge, and continuous outside deck. Both houses were custom built by MenAtWork to the withstand hurricane force winds, using the highest quality wood, steel, stone, glass, and glazed finished brick, every aspect in both houses are state-of-the-art and meticulously designed to the highest standards. Other amenities include the HVAC, which includes radiant heat, running quietly on high-efficiency geothermal wells, 5 fireplaces, a sweeping, heated Gunite infinity edge pool, Jacuzzi and outdoor shower. Your own path leads to 300' ft of wide, sandy Montauk oceanfront, where the sand actually accretes due to the littoral east to west drift. Honored by both the American Institute of Architects and the American Architecture Awards, this breathtakingly stunning property allows for major expansion if needed on both lots as well as an additional swimming pool next to main house. Contact us today to schedule your private tour of this sensational oceanfront estate. 

230 And 234 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954


230 And 234 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954


230 And 234 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954


230 And 234 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954


230 And 234 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954


230 And 234 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954


230 And 234 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954


230 And 234 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954

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.


#5     344 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116 is listed for sale at $11,200,000.

This exquisite 5 bedroom, 8 baths and 7,500 sq.ft. this family home on Riverside Beacon displays a thoughtful combination of 21st century comfort and 19th century grandeur. With elegant entertaining rooms, 7 fireplaces, two-story wood paneled library, South-facing living room and gracious dining room, the home offers the very best in formal entertaining. Enjoy unrivaled city and Charles River views from 2 decks off the sky-lit rooftop mezzanine or retreat to the private garden off the spacious eat-in kitchen. Additional amenities include separate garden level suit with private entrance, elevator & 2 car garage with 1 additional parking outside.


















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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     7983 Valmont Road, Boulder, Colorado 80301 is listed for sale at $10,000,000.
     



Quite simply one of the finest homes on the Front Range. It has 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 6,122 sq.ft. set on 15 acres of pastoral land enveloped by open space, a quarter mile private drive leads to this uniquely modern rural home that is both comfortable & timeless. Each wing seamlessly flows to the outdoors - with luxurious pool, spa, pool house, one mile path, and barn. Constructed with walls of solid sandstone and glass, steel I beams, tongue and groove ceilings. An intimate and peaceful sanctuary just a few minutes east of Boulder.





















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   
   6930 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75202 is listed for sale at $9,100,000




Greek Revival mansion with 4 bedrooms, 7 baths, and 11,323 sq.ft. is in the Lower Mississippi Valley Plantation vernacular as described by its architect Richard Drummond Davis. An important facade introduces the house and prominently positions the home in the prestigious Volk Estates. The central hall and vestibule are anchored by a commanding staircase. Living Dining Library-Den and Loggia flow from foyer. Intricate hardwood flooring, beautifully carved moldings and handsome fireplaces are hallmarks. First floor master w/ his and her baths and offices view rear grounds. Butler''s Pantry & Formal Breakfast Room accompany gourmet kitchen. Three* bedrooms en suite, cedar closet and unfinished air conditioned space on floor two. Three car garage with quarters atop and a full basement complete this fine estate. Situated on almost one acre, an adjoining parcel is available, if combined, forms a near 1.38 acre estate. 




















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.


#8       11303 South Dogwood Lane, Woodway, WA 98020 is listed for sale at $3,500,000.

 


This beautifully maintained 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 5,340 sq.ft. home and setting are unequalled! The combination of indoor and outdoor living is both exhilerating and calming to ones soul. Privacy and spaciousness make it perfect for entertaining, either in the vineyard or the covered patio. Separate living quarters are perfect for a Guest, Nanny or MIL. Master Suite is located on the main level. This home is for the discerning person who appreciates quality.

















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


#9        80742 Via Pessaro, La Quinta, CA 92253 is listed for sale at $3,295,000.

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New Construction at Hideaway with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 5,326 sq.ft.! Stunning modern Transitional styling with panoramic lake, golf and mountain views. Infinity edge lap pool sets perched on a bluff above the signature 17th hole par 3 of the Pete Dye Golf Course. Open Floor plan with Great Room, Wet Bar, Four bedrooms plus Office including the attached Casita. Lavish master bathroom with Carerra Marble. Wire brushed European Oak Floors, Beam Ceilings, huge Kitchen with quartz countertops and top of line appliances. Pocket doors at Great Room, Breakfast, and Dining Room opens the house to outdoor living for multiple sun exposures. Courtyard fountains and water wall and back yard fire pit with unobstructed multiple fairway and long range views !

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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      6711 North 47th Street, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 is listed for sale at $2,895,000.


Spectacular Camelback views from all main areas of this stunning  4 bedroom, 5 bath, 5,539 sq.ft. Comtemporary residence originally designed by Calvin Straub. Floor to ceiling glass walls create a truly sensational Arizona treasure. Pale grey limestone floors & perfectly matched counters of deep grey limestone anchor the sleek theme. Main entertaining areas are open to each other & effortlessly flow outside. The Kitchen is outfitted with timeless German Siematic cabinetry. Attached casual dining area opens to covered Al Fresco dining. Master Suite has never ending views and features two complete large master bathrooms with private closets. Detached casita directly off the master is the perfect office or studio. Full Size Tennis Court, heated Lap Pool & Smart Home complete the perfect package. 



















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