Friday, April 6, 2018

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Northern CA - SF,  Marin, Santa Clara, Napa, and Sonoma County

#1     3256 17 Nile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953 is listed for sale at $37,000,000.


Described in 1925 as "A Spanish Palace by the Sea," Villa Eden Del Mar with 9 bedrooms, 18 baths and 21,851 sq.ft. has long been considered one of the most renowned homes on the Monterey Coast and a treasured landmark in Pebble Beach. The majestic courtyard entry leads to a sumptuous living room with unparalleled views of the Pacific, beyond which is the Terrace Room, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking 180-degree views of the Pacific and rugged coastline. The rich, meticulous craftsmanship throughoutfeatures custom laid marble-tiled floors, high, carved wooden ceilings, and massive stucco walls within which the likes of artists, celebrities, business tycoons and international royalty have been entertained. This impressive 2.8-acre oceanfront compound includes four structures: the main house, a masterpiece to behold, with 15,418 sq ft of living area; an oceanfront Lyceum with 3,651 sq ft; a 2BR/2BA penthouse guest apartment with 1,806 sq ft; and a separate 2BR/1BA caretaker's cottage with 976 sq ft.




































The median home value in Marin County is $1,108,000. Marin County home values have gone up 5.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Clara County is $1,283,000. Santa Clara County home values have gone up 26.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.9% within the next year. 

The median home value in San Francisco County is $1,290,000. San Francisco County home values have gone up 10.8% over the past year and 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


New York  

#2      1 W 67th Street #909, New York, NY 10023 is listed for sale at $22,000,000.


Move right into the most magnificent and grand residence at the iconic Hotel Des Artistes with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 5,500 sq.ft.. This beautiful and grandly proportioned, terraced triplex embodies the essence of luxury New York living. The renovated home is defined by one of the City's great entertaining spaces, a dramatic 44'7 x 16'6 living and dining room complete with a fireplace, oversized South windows, and 17'9 ceilings that opens on to a paneled library with a bookend fireplace. An abundance of natural light, open exposures in three directions and a generous kitchen with an adjacent eating area combine to make the entertaining rooms among the most impressive and inviting spaces in New York. A gracious entry foyer, powder room and bar complete the first floor and create a truly unique setting for expansive entertaining and comfortable living. The apartment's gracious and practical layout continues above. Up the elegant, oak staircase, the 2nd floor of the apartment has balconies overlooking the entertaining space and contains four generous bedrooms, three bathrooms, a sitting room and a laundry. The third floor boasts a generous master bedroom suite with private terrace and a large greenhoused master bathroom with steam shower, double sinks and seating. A spacious media room that fronts onto the generously landscaped main terrace with gas fire pit and two offices complete the home. The apartment has central air-conditioning throughout and a Sonos music system. Built in 1917, the Hotel des Artistes is a majestic 18-story building with a Gothic-style facade. Designed by the architect George Mort Pollard, the building has been home to many of the famed and illustrious, including Noel Coward, Isadora Duncan, Leroy Neiman, New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay, and Norman Rockwell. Offering amenities not often available in a pre-war building, the des Artistes has a swimming pool, two workout rooms, and squash court, and the exclusive La Palestra fitness center. Twenty-four-hour staff includes a concierge, elevator operator and live-in Superintendent. Residents are also afforded discounted dining and delivery service from Gianfranco and Paula Sorrentino's restaurant, The Leopard at des Artistes, whose walls display the fanciful murals of Howard Chandler Christy, an early resident. The Hotel des Artistes is located on a lovely tree-lined block off Central Park, often referred to as "Artists Row, because of the many ateliers and studios built especially for artists and musicians on West 67th Street. 


















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 11976 is $3,632,100. 11976 home values have declined -3.3% over the past year and 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.


Colorado  

#3    250 Running Mare Road, Woody Creek, Colorado 81656 is listed for sale at $17,500,000. 


Enjoy incredible privacy from this classic Colorado style custom home with 5 bedrooms, 8 baths and 6,000 sq.ft.  on over 16 acres of beautifully manicured grounds with a pond, reflecting pools, recirculating water feature, meadows of wildflowers, covered patio with wood-burning fireplace, and amazing views. The spectacular outdoor spaces are complemented by the gracious indoor spaces that are luxuriously furnished. Amenities found throughout the 11,645 square foot home include 5 bedrooms with private master & guest master suites, 5 full baths, 3 half baths, gourmet kitchen with breakfast nook & butler's pantry, formal dining room, recreation room with billiards and wet bar, comfortable theater, generous wine room, fully equipped exercise room, vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams, multiple fireplaces, hardwood floors, and an enormous 1,559 square foot four car garage. Originally $20,000,000 Turn-Key Furnished Now $17,500,000 Turn-Key Furnished.



























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

The median home value in Snowmass Village is $1,545,000.


Florida  

#4     550 Kings Town Drive, Naples, Florida 34102 is listed for sale at $13,995,000.


This 5 bedrooms, 8 bath and 8,371 sq.ft. estate in Kings Town Drive in Port Royal is lined with some of Naples most remarkable homes. 550 Kings Town Drive is one of them. An elegant home, it is dignified in both interior and exterior composition. Jeff Harrell, of Harrell & Co. Architects - Florida, Inc., and BCB Homes, worked carefully to create a sumptuous ambiance reflecting the owners exquisite tastes. This refined home captures stunning water views over tarpon-filled Morgans Cove. Soaring interior spaces and magnificent grounds are thecenterpieces for lavish entertaining. Guests and family have luxurious and very private retreats. The setting provides the privilege of enjoying the ultimate Naples experience. Gulf and inland waterway access by boat and just a short walk to the celebrated Port Royal Club with its amazing beachfront dining and spa facilities. Port Royal Club membership eligibility.




















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..



Southern CA - Orange, Las Angeles, Santa Anna and Santa Barbara County

#5     25152 Malibu Road, Malibu, CA 90265 is listed for sale at $9,495,000.




Paradise is at your doorstep at this charming contemporary Malibu oasis. The main home features 3 bedrooms,  4 baths with two exceptional decks overlooking the ocean. Sliding glass doors open to create a wonderful indoor-outdoor flow perfect for entertaining. There are two 1bed, 1bath units perched above the four-car garage that have been redone with no expenses spared.































The median home value in Los Angeles County is $605,800. Los Angeles County home values have gone up 9.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year. 


The median home value in Santa Barbara County is $588,900. Santa Barbara County home values have gone up 4.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year. 


The median home value in Orange County is $714,300. Orange County home values have gone up 5.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.0% 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 median 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 next

The median home value in Santa Monica is $1,531,600. Santa Monica home values have gone up 8.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next 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 in 90210 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.


Southern CA - San Diego and Riverside County 

#6   632 Pinnacle Crest, Palm Desert, CA 92260 is listed for sale at $9,000,000.



This stunning property  with 6 bedrooms, 8 baths and 9,152 sq.ft. is in Palm Desert's exclusive Bighorn Country Club. It is the home of Hollywood legend Jerry Weintraub. Designed by architect Guy Drier, the sculpted architecture is crafted to look as though it emerged from the nearby mountains. Situated above the 16th hole of the Canyon Course, it offers spectacular valley views to the east and mountain views to the south. An automated glass pocket door opens into the entry and living area to reveal a stunning outdoor living room, wet-bar, two infinity pools and two separate spas. The master suite features automated sliders opening to the pool. At 9,152 square feet, this contemporary masterpiece with motor court and drive-through garage offers 5 bedrooms, separate casita, media room, pub in the style of Claridges in London, gym and an office. The dual master baths feature a steam room and private access to one of the two pools. Designed for the ultimate in relaxed sophistication, this is one of the Desert's most exceptional estates.






































The median home value in San Diego County is $581,100. San Diego County home values have gone up 10.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.7% 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.



Arizona

#7    7453 N Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 is listed for sale at $4,250,000/




European Styled Estate with 6 bedrooms, 6 baths and 8,049 sq.ft.  Located in the heart of Paradise Valley. Very private lush 2.27 acre sanctuary provides a perfect family retreat. Driving through the gate you are greeted by the feel of a country estate with the home tucked into this park like setting with expansive manicured grounds, fountains, courtyards and vegetable garden all with a private well. The main home offers four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, office, 1600 bottle wine cellar, four fireplaces, luxurious master suite with his and her bathrooms and closets. The guest house offers a large bedroom, bathroom and 2 smaller rooms, great for a nursery or office. These are the original owners. This home has been meticulously cared for and it shows.


















The median home value in Maricopa County is $256,700. Maricopa County home values have gone up 7.7% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 2.8% within the 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.




Washington

#8      1044 34th Avenue E, Seattle, WA 98112 is listed for sale at $3,950,000.


Eegant urban home, built in 2000 and transformed by 2014 remodel has 3 bedrooms, 4 baths and 3,670 sq.ft. Clean contemporary lines, stucco exterior walls and gated entrance. High ceilings, black oak floors and custom luxury finishes. Dramatic paneled entry with bronze staircase stunning livingdining room with silver leaf ceiling and terrace access fabulous marble chef's kitchenadjoining family room 3 en suite bedrooms including main floor master 5 gorgeous marble baths office media room 3 fireplaces wine cellar AC.























The median home value in King County is $627,400. King County home values have gone up 17.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.8% 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 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 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 16.8% 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 4.69%

Mortgage Rates Edge Higher Ahead of Jobs Report
Apr 5 2018, 4:22PM

Mortgage rates moved slightly higher today as trade war fears waned for financial markets.  There's not a direct connection between trade issues and mortgage rates, but like any prominent financial news, there are usually only a few degrees of separation. 
In the current case, stocks had moved quickly lower in recent weeks as the trade war potential increased.  That weakness ultimately threatened to push stocks below early February's "crash" levels.  Investors assumed that additional weakness would follow if that line in the sand is crossed.  

With that in mind, the bond market got in position to soak up some of the panic money fleeing from the stock market.  When there is extra demand for bonds, bond prices rise and interest rates fall--all other things being equal.  From there, the bonds that underlie mortgage rates are another degree removed, and then lenders' utilization of those bond prices in deriving a final rate sheet is yet another degree beyond that.

In other words, it takes a pretty big move near pretty important levels in stocks to get a rise out of the bond market.  Today's increase in mortgage rates was relatively incidental in the bigger picture.  Tomorrow brings the important "Employment Situation"--the big jobs report that often acts as a jumping-off point for bigger trades (and thus bigger potential movement in rates). 

52 Week

ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.49%4.48%+0.013.84%4.58%
15 Yr FRM3.87%3.86%+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 ARM3.66%3.66%--3.01%3.67%
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Cordially,  

Tom Furino  

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