Wednesday, April 25, 2018


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Today's Top Ten    


#1 
 
  312 North Faring Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077 is listed for sale at $65,000,000.




This 8 bedroom, 14 bath, 11,660 sq.ft. Holmby Hills  Estate, is situated behind gates on two flat park-like acres.This Georgian Traditional-style manor sits on nearly two acres in Holmby Hills. The main residence, pictured here, was completely restored over a five-year period. There’s also a guesthouse, a pool house that can be used as a gym, an additional guest suite and a lighted tennis court. The home first belonged to actress and comedian Fanny Brice. This world class estate has been completely rebuilt with the highest level of taste, design, style and craftsmanship. Once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire an iconic property with a storied Old Hollywood history. An absolutely alluring and majestic white bricked Georgian Traditional, featured in Architectural Digest, conceived by one of the most prominent architects in the world, a renowned landscape designer and the top residential builder in the city. Featuring a stunning two-story entry, grand living room, high ceilings, incredible screening/media, paneled library/den, wine cellar, gourmet chef's kitchen, spectacular master suite with his and her baths, and much more. There is a beautiful separate guest house, separate pool house/gym and additional private guest suite, lighted tennis court, swimmer's pool, all opening to huge flat lawns, gardens & total privacy. 





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Fanny Brice estate in Hollywood




Fanny Brice estate in Hollywood





The median home value in Los Angeles is $674,140. Los Angeles home values have gone up 9.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Barbara is $1,115,076. Santa Barbara home values have gone up 6.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Newport Beach is $2,140,357. Newport Beach home values have gone up 7.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Pacific Palisades is $3,103,642. Pacific Palisades home values have gone up 10.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.9% within the next year. 

The median home value in Malibu is $2,967,973. Malibu home values have gone up 11.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Bel Air is $3,413,580. Bel Air home values have gone up 7.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in Beverly Hills, 90210 is $4,936,752. 90210 home values have gone up 8.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.5% within the next year.


#2     1020 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028 is listed for sale at $21,000,000.

                  

A majestic residence with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 5,000 sq.ft. occupying the entire fourth floor of one of Manhattan's most prestigious limestone prewar cooperatives,1020 Fifth Avenue, this historic residence bespeaks timeless design. Expansive views overlooking the Metropolitan Museum of Art set the stage for this gracious residence. There is tremendous energy in its sunlit, distinguished 56' of frontage along Museum Mile. True to the original details of the initial Beaux-Arts architecture imagined by Whitney Warren and Charles D. Wetmore. Original details and moldings remain, transporting you to Paris, where the renowned architects mastered the Classic and French styles which were the preferred modes of expression during the early 20th Century. Grand spaces, hand-crafted ceilings and wood burning fireplaces set the tone for this uniquely beautiful home. 



















The median home value in Brooklyn is $773,770. Brooklyn home values have gone up 9.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Manhattan is $1,312,814. Manhattan home values have declined -0.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Southampton is $1,570,862. Southampton home values have gone up 6.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in Bridgehampton is $2,701,017. Bridgehampton home values have gone up 25.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.5% within the next year.

The median home value in SoHo is $3,403,252. SoHo home values have gone up 3.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.2% within the next year.

The median home value in  Water Mill 11976 is $3,278,374. Water Mill home values have gone up 10.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Tribeca is $3,117,391. Tribeca home values have declined -2.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.4% within the next year.


 
 
#3    17100 Collins Avenue, #2801, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160 is listed for sale at $18,500,000.


This 7 bedroom, 8 baths, 6,000 sq.ft. estate is another Villamar Real Estate Unique Property - Sunny Isles PRESENTS THE Muse Residence offering panoramic direct ocean and skyline views from two terraces. This World Class building offers customized choice of luxury amenities including but not limited to pet walking, state of the art fitness center, sauna, concierge, valet, jogging path, etc. This breathtaking unit is exquisitely decorated and furnished by top designer- open floor plan consist of 14' FT ceilings, custom Italian cabinetry, 5 Valet parking spaces, wine storage and 2 private elevators.














The median home value in Naples, 34102 is $808,091. 34102 home values have gone up 2.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year. 

The median home value in Miami 33146 is $896,162. Miami home values have gone up 1.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year.

The median home value in 34216 is $951,284. 34216 home values have gone up 5.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Key Biscayne, 33149 is $1,074,779. Key Biscayne home values have declined -10.2% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will fall -4.0% within the next year. 

The median home value in Boca Grande 33921 is $1,864,569. Boca Grande home values have gone up 5.1% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% within the next year.    
         
The median home value in Fisher Island 33109 is $3,351,552. Fisher Island home values have gone up 1.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.6% within the next year.

#4      880 Westridge Drive, Portola Valley, CA 94028 is listed for sale at $16,500,000.




Never before on the market, this landmark property with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 6,610 sq.ft.  was built in 1957 for the late Bill and Jean Lane of Sunset Magazine. The rare and unrivaled setting encompasses almost 10 acres - one of the larges parcels available in Westridge - with vast open meadows, magnificent gardens, and endless views out to Windy Hill. Designed by noted architect Cliff May in the California adobe style with Spanish tile floors, beamed and paneled vaulted ceilings, and skylights at every turn. Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors take full advantage of the sweeping views and the entire design invites entertaining. The main house features 5 bedrooms and 5 full baths, while a pool house with adjoining private office plus a separate 1-bedroom guest house offer additional accommodations. Full equestrian facilities can be found at the 3-stall barn with riding ring plus there is a pool and spa that blend in seamlessly with the natural beauty of the surroundings.































The median home value in San Francisco is $1,341,791. San Francisco home values have gone up 11.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.5% within the next year.

The median home value in San Francisco is $1,341,791. San Francisco home values have gone up 11.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.5% within the next year.  

The median home value in Sausalito is $1,358,699. Sausalito home values have gone up 5.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.5% within the next year. 

The median home value in Tiburon is $2,547,588. Tiburon home values have gone up 7.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Saratoga is $3,051,327. Saratoga home values have gone up 18.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Palo Alto is $3,336,418. Palo Alto home values have gone up 18.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.2% within the next year. 

The median home value in Los Altos is $3,601,569. Los Altos home values have gone up 20.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Los Altos Hills is $5,026,841. Los Altos Hills home values have gone up 18.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Atherton is $6,935,277. Atherton home values have gone up 17.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.9% within the next year. 



#5      2520 Del Monte Drive, Houston, Texas 77019 is listed for sale at $7,900,000.




The essence of classic English architecture in the heart of River Oaks, this 5 bedroom, 8 bath, 7,922 sq.ft. estate is a true work of art by Jennifer Hamelet of Mirador Builders. From the reclaimed Ludowici terra cotta tile roof, to the hand-slurried brick exterior, every detail has been carefully planned. Thoughtfully designed interiors have the feel of "Old River Oaks" but updated with a fresh new twist. Fine French & Italian antique lighting blends beautifully w/more modern pieces. White oak, sandstone and marble flooring, solid beams, 5 masonry fireplaces, 11' ceilings. The living room flows effortlessly into the lounge w/ its soapstone bar & dual sub-zero wine refrigerators. The family room enjoys beautiful views to the rear garden & pool. Open kitchen w/ it's Wolf, Asko, and Sub-zero appliances.The master is a true retreat with its white marble fireplace and luxurious bath.4 more bedrooms and gameroom up. Extensively landscaped grounds pay homage to the historic gardens of River Oaks. Elevator. 















2406 Del Monte Dr, Houston, TX 77019

  
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.



#6     6604 Muirlands Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 is listed for sale at $6,875,000.


From a corner lot in the prestigious Muirlands neighborhood, this 5 bedroom, 7 bath, 
6,187 sq.ft. gated estate captures 180° views of ocean & LJCC from nearly every part of 
the property. Custom built in 2013, this 5BR/6.5BA received the finest craftsmanship. Grand entry begins with motor court centered on portico where water & golf course views beckon. Disappearing glass doors seamlessly connect home to yard featuring saltwater pool & spa & dynamic entertaining spaces. Home is well equipped with elevator, 3 car garage, solar, & more.























The median home value in Palm Springs is $407,432. Palm Springs home values have gone up 11.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Rancho Mirage is $484,379. Rancho Mirage home values have gone up 5.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.6% within the next year.

The median home value in San Diego is $625,759. San Diego home values have gone up 9.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.0% within the next year.         

The median home value in Solana Beach is $1,311,266. Solana Beach home values have gone up 6.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.2% within the next year.

The median home value in Coronado is $1,825,486. Coronado home values have gone up 7.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.6% within the next year.

The median home value in La Jolla is $1,732,317. La Jolla home values have gone up 8.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.8% within the next year. 


The median home value in Del Mar is $2,625,822. Del Mar home values have gone up 9.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,642,259. Rancho Santa Fe home values have gone up 4.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.7% within the next year


#7      33600 Trout Meadow Road, Oak Creek, Colorado 80467 is listed for sale at $5,750,000.


Trout Creek Ranch is 1,002 acres located 12 miles southwest of Steamboat Springs. A custom built 6,507 sq.ft, 5 bedroom, 6 bath home overlooks the 2+ miles of Trout Creek winding its way through the valley below. Water rights convey; approximately 240 acres are irrigated and subirrigated with the balance of the land being well-suited for grazing. Cast a line in the aptly named Trout Creek, ride through the emerald green meadows, cut through the powder snow on a snowmobile--the ranch is primed for all kinds of recreational pursuits and is a short drive to the Steamboat ski slopes. The luxury home, constructed by a builder known for quality construction, is perfectly sited to take full advantage the creek as it snakes back and forth through the irrigated pastures. Quality craftsmanship and professionally selected decor and furnishings complement the intelligent floor plan with bedrooms, 5.5 baths and plenty of indoor parking space.













The median home value in Denver is $412,136. Denver home values have gone up 8.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Avon is $607,896. Avon home values have gone up 4.1% over the past year. 

The median home value in Vail is $854,222. Vail home values have gone up 2.9% over the past year.             

The median home value in Snowmass Village is $853,542. Snowmass Village home values have gone up 1.4% over the past year.

The median home value in Aspen is $1,359,558. Aspen home values have gone up 8.9% over the past year. 


#8     2033 2nd Avenue #2, Seattle, WA 98121 is listed for sale at $4,950,000.



Luxurious and exquisite penthouse with 2 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2,842 sq.ft.. This sophisticated open-concept home offers stunning sunsets, expansive Sound, city & mountain views. The custom finishes are dressed in the finest stones, cabinets, and fixtures. The private rooftop terrace has a Viking mini-kitchen, spa and firepit. Rare 4-car gated garage and view officestudio. The building offers wine storage, gym, spa, business center, guest suite, dog run, and 24-hour door staff. Convenient location a few short minutes to Pike Place Market.

















The median home value in Kirkland is $769,278. Kirkland home values have gone up 20.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in Seattle is $772,729. Seattle home values have gone up 17.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $947,663. Bellevue home values have gone up 18.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,548,334. Mercer Island home values have gone up 14.2% this past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,610,596. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 17.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.1% within the next year.             

The median home value in Medina is $2,857,303. Medina home values have gone up 16.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.9% within the next year. 

   
#9     1 Low Beach Road, Nantucket, MA 02554 is listed for sale at $4,199,000.



Enhanced with views of the water and beyond  this beach home has 5 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2,326 sq.ft. creating your own one of kind 'Sconset retreat.  A rare offering in a coveted location. With room to expand this 5 bedroom historic home overlooks 15 plus acres of vacant beach front property owned by the Nantucket Land Bank. Short distance to the village square. 





The median home value in Beacon Hill is $821,501. Beacon Hill home values have gone up 9.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.3% within the next year.  

The median home value in Back Bay is $1,113,439. Back Bay home values have gone up 13.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Waban, 02468 is $1,474,586. Waban home values have gone up  6.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.8% within the next year. 

The median home value in 02493 is $1,470,781. 02493 home values have gone up 1.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Waban, 02468 is $1,474,586. Waban home values have gone up  6.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.8% within the next year.

The median home value in 02493 is $1,470,781. 02493 home values have gone up 1.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Wellesley, 02481 is $1,364,459. Wellseley home values have gone up 5.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Nantucket County is $1,521,579. Nantucket County home values have gone up 5.6% over the past year.

The median home value in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard is $1,575,603. Chilmark home values have gone up 4.1% over the past year. 



#10       6320 East Calle Del Nortre, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 is listed for sale at $3,495,000.


Talk about quality, character and great taste, and you're definitely talking about this phenomenal home with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths and 5,982 sq.ft.! Every inch is designed with impeccable attention to detail and exceptional style. Each room is loaded with its own individual flair, and just when you think you've been awed to the limit, another impressive finish appears around the corner. Grand living spaces, gorgeous entertainment areas, cozy vignettes to relax with the kids, a kitchen that calls to anyone with a culinary urge, and bedrooms so serene you'll look forward to the end of each day. The design excellence, the intense beauty, and the classic, yet fresh vibe, will honestly leave you speechless. Combine that with the beautiful mountain views, gorgeous pool, and gracious walkways and patios, and you've got a home that is so desirable that anyone would be lucky to call it their own!



























The median home value in Catalina Foothills is $446,432. Catalina Foothills home values have gone up 6.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Scottsdale is $455,468. Scottsdale home values have gone up 5.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.8% within the next year. 

The median home value in Sedona is $469,236. Sedona home values have gone up 5.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7% within the next year. 

The median home value in Carefree is $742,594. Carefree home values have declined -4.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year.


The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,740,401. Paradise Valley home values have gone up 3.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.0% within the next year.

Today's Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Rates Push Farther Into 4-Year Highs
Apr 24 2018, 4:26PM

Mortgage rates moved somewhat higher again today, thus pushing them farther into the highest levels in more than 4 years. This isn't the result of anything that happened today, but  rather an ongoing process whereby the bond market (which underlies rates) is coming to terms with big-picture, long-term headwinds mentioned in the bullet points at the bottom of this article.  

Whereas rates had leveled off and even improved somewhat during March and early April, they've quickly shown more volatile colors.  Borrowers are definitely seeing rates that are an eighth of a point higher from last week and, in many cases, a quarter of a percentage point higher than 2018's best levels.  

Tomorrow brings several flashpoints that keep the volatility potential high.  These include the 1st report on Q1 GDP, and important Treasury auction (which acts as a gauge of investor demand for bonds), and the biggest day of this "earnings season" (more of a factor for stocks, but stock trading can occasionally spill over and affect bonds/rates).


52 Week  Range                                            Today      Yesterday                             Low/High
30 Yr FRM4.64%4.61%+0.033.84%4.64%
15 Yr FRM4.02%3.99%+0.033.12%4.02%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.45%4.43%+0.023.35%4.45%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.69%4.65%+0.044.10%4.69%
5/1 Yr ARM3.80%3.75%+0.053.01%3.80%


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