Thursday, May 31, 2018


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Today's Best  Mansions


#1    27500 La Vida Real, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 is listed for sale at $55,000,000.




This 5 bedroom, 12 bath, 20,982 sq. ft. mansion rests on more than 8 acres of resort-like grounds. Globally-inspired architecture, flawless construction by an award-winning builder, the finest selection of materials, finishes, and technology, and exquisite interior and landscape design, create spaces that are both inspiring and comfortable. From its sumptuous master suite, supremely appointed kitchens, and indoor pool under retractable skylights, to its 15-seat theater, 3,000-bottle capacity wine cellar, and comprehensive home automation, this remarkable haven offers every conceivable amenity. A separate office structure is amply outfitted to host executive-level meetings and serve other business needs. This prestigious estate is surrounded by verdant views and is just minutes from all the major Silicon Valley tech companies, Sand Hill Road VCs, top-10 ranked California schools, major airports, and central to the best of Bay Area attractions.




























#2      60 Beach Lane, Wainscott, NY 11975 is listed for sale at $15,995,000.



This special property features 8 bedrooms 12 baths and 7,300 sq.ft. on two levels.  It includes spacious entertaining areas from the formal living room, library, open kitchen, dining room and den. The living room and den have double height ceilings that allow the southern and western light to pour in creating a bright and light atmosphere. Situated on 1.2 Acres, the property over looks Wainscott Pond and has sweeping vistas to the Ocean. The finished basement includes a gym, wine cellar, spacious laundry room and half bath. Beautifully landscaped with majestic specimen trees, a rolling lawn and less than  a mile to the beach. The heated gunite pool and spa take full advantage of the afternoon sunlight and western views. 

























#3      2569 Lake Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33140 is listed for sale at $12,500,000.



Tucked behind tall hedges and gates for ultimate privacy this gorgeous property with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, and 5,387 sq.ft. is elegant, gracious and yet a true family home. The present owners for 22 years are only the third to have the privilege of living here. Built by architect Carlos B. Schoeppl, this beauty offers vistas to the water and garden from wraparound verandas. Situated on a 23,845 SF lot w/161ft on the wide part of Sunset Lake, this waterfront estate showcases exquisite living spaces, attention to detail and luxurious finishes throughout. Features include Jerusalem stone flooring, wood paneled den, formal dining room, open chef's kitchen w/ Wolf, Gaggenau, Subzero and Asko appliances, backyard reminiscent of an Italian Villa w/ lavish pool, impeccable, lush landscaping w/ an organic garden, edible yard and private dock






















#4      581 Lorna Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90049 is listed for sale at $12,460,000.



Set within a highly desirable  8 bedrooms, 8 bath Brentwood estate is an astounding architectural compound boasting its own lush sanctuary.   Designed by renowned architect Fred Fischer, the Mid-century Farmhouse tour de force is thoroughly custom in design, inundated with a wealth of natural light via floor-to-ceiling glass retractable doors throughout. The primary residence opens into a rustic great room, complete with exposed wood beams and a grand fireplace, and flows onward into an impressive wine cellar, formal dining room and state-of-the-art modern kitchen, both of which are enveloped by glass doors unto the verdant exterior-setting a new benchmark for indoor/outdoor living. Beyond the interior lies a true natural refuge, complete with impeccable landscaping by coveted architect Pamela Burton. The patio, with two seating areas, leads to a vast garden portico, additional stone deck and onward into the secondary home. 


















#5       11780 Gold Hills Road, Boulder, Colorado 80302 is listed for sale at $9,000,000.


Whisper Mountain Ranch is among the most unique residential properties located in the front range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Located just 12 miles from downtown Boulder and surrounded by National Forest, Whisper Mountain Ranch is totally protected and private property.There are no other homes visible from the beautifully crafted 5 bedroom, 7 bath,  10,500 square foot home. The house was built eleven years ago and the construction lasted 2 1/2 yrs.The home is situated on a knoll in the center of approx 150 Acres.






















#6      17267 Calle Mayor, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 is listed for sale at $6,499,000.


This 10,117 square foot single family home has 7 bedrooms and 9.0 bathrooms.  Impressive custom home constructed by prominent builder, Danny Hampel. Open floor plan boasts incredible stonework, intricate woodwork and wrought iron detail throughout. Professional kitchen with 3 ovens, 2 dishwashers and custom handmade copper sinks. Two refrigerators, one located in a generous walk-in pantry. Entertaining is a must with the beautiful wet bar, walk-in wine cellar and gaming area. 2018 Newly Re-modeled!  Lavish backyard with outdoor kitchen, 25 meter pool with 2 waterfalls, 12’ diameter spa & fire pit. Main floor master suite with double door entrance and 2nd suite alongside. Master suite has wood floors, commercial steam shower and 2 grand walk-in closets. Detached guest house complete with bedroom suite, full kitchen and laundry facilities. Additional features include Elevator, 6 fireplaces, theater room with 120” perforated screen, gorgeous library, lush landscaping, extensive ground lighting and exterior speakers. Recently remodeled in 2018, newly furnished, light and bright, featuring today’s current style.



   





























#7     9262 Yarrow Points Drive NE, Yarrow Point, WA 98004 is listed for sale at $4,868,000.



Idyllic East Coast Charm on Yarrow Point. Just completed in 2014 by BDR Construction, this almost brand new residence includes 6 bedrooms, 6 baths and 5774 sq. ft. of refined interior spaces. An expansive kitchen with island & extra prep station is the perfect place for an apple pie baking contest. Main floor GenSuite for extended stay guests. Partial lake, city & mountain views. Enjoy lush lawns & the outdoor living spaces. Americana at its best just in time for the 4th of July parade on the Point. Welcome home.

















Today's Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rates Slightly Higher After Yesterday's Big Drop
May 30 2018, 5:36PM


Mortgage rates were somewhat higher today as politicians struck a more conciliatory tone in Italy.  To be clear, we are indeed talking about mortgage rates in the United States in relation to European politics.  It's not the first time and it likely won't be the last.
The European Union is massive in terms of the size of its economy and its impacts on the global financial system.  Threats to the stability of the EU cause shockwaves in financial markets.  Those shockwaves have an impact on everything from stock prices to mortgage rates. 

The latest threat is Italy's would-be government: a coalition between 2 parties that are both less than enthusiastic about Italy remaining in the EU.  They drafted a lawmaking game plan 2 weeks ago, and while it didn't include any specific goals regarding the country's EU membership, one of their nominees is a vocal proponent of a Brexit-style departure for Italy.
Yesterday's surge toward lower rates occurred because the Italian President vetoed that nomination.  At first glance, that might seem like good news because it keeps the guy who wants to leave the EU out of office.  The unintentional consequence is that new elections would have to be held and those elections would likely evolve into a referendum on Italy's membership in the EU.

Today saw the political tone move in a more moderate direction, with key players on both sides expressing some willingness to sort things out and try to avoid snap elections.  This does more than anything defuse the sorts of risks that helped rates yesterday.  In short, that's why rates moved higher today.  To whatever extent the conciliatory tone grows, rates could continue higher.
52 Week Range          Today  Yesterday            Low/High 

30 Yr FRM4.55%4.53%+0.023.84%4.79%
15 Yr FRM3.99%3.97%+0.023.12%4.22%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.33%4.30%+0.033.35%4.50%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.62%4.59%+0.034.10%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM3.92%3.90%+0.023.01%4.00%


The Top 50 Luxury Real Estate Markets:

Northern CA:  

1)   Atherton 94027
7)   Palo Alto 94301
8)   Los Altos  94022
11)  Ross 94957
13)  Portola Valley 94028
14)  Los Altos 94024
20) Diable 94528
21) Palo Alta 94303
25) Belvedere 94920
28) Palo Alto 94306
29) Burlingame 94010
30) Saratoga 95070
32) Los Gatos 95030
34) Stanford  84305
40) Menlo Park 94025
43) San Francisco 94118
44) San Francisco 94104
48) San Francisco 94123
       
The median home value in Atherton, 94027 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.

The median home value in Palo Alto  94301 is $4,350,546. 94301 home values have gone up 20.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Los Alto 94022 is $4,275,400. 94022 home values have gone up  20.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.9% within the next year. 

The median home value in Saratoga 95070 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 Ross 94957 is $2,925,240. 94957 home values have declined -2.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% within the next year.          

The median home value in Tiburon 94920 is $2,790,806. 94920 home values have gone up 7.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.7% within the next year.

The median home value in San Francisco 94118 is $2,109,053. 94118 home values have gone up 11.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.8% within the next year.   


New York

2)    New York 10013
4)    New York 10007
9)    Water Mill 11976
10)  Wainscott 11975
15)  Sagaponack 11962
17)  New York  10282
24)  New York 10006
27)  Bridgehampton 11932
35)  New York 10069
46)  Old Westbury 11568
47) New York, 10012
49) Rye 10500 
50  Amagansett 11930


The median home value in SoHo 10013 is $3,201,557. 10013 home values have declined -2.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Watermill 11976 is $3,278,374. 11976 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  Wainscott 11975 is $3,463,661. 11975 home values have gone up 14.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.6% within the next year.         
The median home value in Tribeca 10007 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.

The median home value in Greenwich Village 10012 is $2,540,227. 10012 home values have gone up 0.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year.


Southern CA- LA,  Orange, Santa Barbara Counties

5)   Beverly Hills 90210
6)   Santa Monica 90402
12) Newport Coast 92657
16) Newport Beach 92661
18) Santa Barbara 93108
19) Los Angeles 90272
23) Newport Beach 92662
26) Malibu 90265
31) Manhattan Beach 90266
36) San Marino 911086 
37) Corona Del Mar 92625
39) Los Angeles 90077
41) Beverly Hills 90202
42) Los Angeles 90049

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.

The median home value in Santa Monica 90402 is $3,905,343. 90402 home values have gone up 7.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Barbara 93108 is $3,028,619. 93108 home values have gone up 3.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0%

The median home value in Malibu 90265 is $2,965,888. 90265 home values have gone up 11.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.8% within the next year.  

The median home value in  Newport Beach 92661 is $2,867,016. 92661 home values have gone up 9.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Newport Coast 92657 is $2,799,400. 92657 home values have gone up 4.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year. 
      
The median home value in Bel Air 90077 is $2,663,037. 90077 home values have gone up 7.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.9% within the next year


Southern CA- San Diego

33) Rancho Santa Fe 92067

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe 92067 is $2,854,635. 92067 home values have gone up 3.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Del Mar 92014 is $1,855,367. 92014 home values have gone up 7.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.3% within the next year. 

The median home value in  Coronado 92118 is $1,824,376. 92118 home values have gone up 7.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.7% within the next year.
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The median home value in La Jolla 92037 is $1,678,017. 92037 home values have gone up 8.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.9% within the next year.         

The median home value in Solona Beach 92075 is $1,319,558. 92075 home values have gone up 6.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.2% within the next year. 
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Florida

3)  Miami Beach, 33109


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

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 Key Biscayne, 33149 is $1,074,779. Key Biscayne, 33149 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 Miami 34216 is $951,284. Miami, 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 Miami 33146 is $896,162. Miami, 33146 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 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.

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Washington

22) Medina 98039       

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.

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 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 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 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 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.
  
Colorado

#40  Aspen  81611

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

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