Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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Today's Best  Mansions


#10     3133 Hunts Point Road, Hunts Point, WA 98004 is listed for sale at $3,895,000.
An extraordinary blend of sophistication and modern design come together in this stunning 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,400 sq.ft. Hunts Point estate. Showcasing the breathtaking landscape from nearly every room, enjoy an open floor plan w/ large living spaces on the main floor & master suite + 3 bdrms upstairs. Extend entertaining outdoors to the exquisite lap pool & gas fire pit or downstairs in your home theater. Gated entrance, built-in full house audio system, radiant floors, and master, dinning, and living fireplaces.













 


 #9     5840 North 70th Place, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 is listed for sale at $4,250,000.


Gorgeous 5 bed / 6.5 bath timeless Santa Barbara style Paradise Valley home offering custom finishes throughout including imported French Oak hardwood & European stone flooring, premium Sub-Zero & Wolf appliances, custom Amish cabinets, handmade mesquite front door with leaded glass windows, handcrafted wainscoting, multiple hand carved imported stone fireplaces and more. The luxurious artistry continues outside in the expansive south facing backyard with lush vegetation including imported specimen trees, Camelback Mountain views, private family pool with hand carved Concha stone details, spa, water feature, shower, kitchen and more. This incredible home has so many beautiful details that it isn't possible to note everything, it must be seen.

 
 
 

 










#8     165 Green Rock Drive, Colorado 80302 is listed for sale at $5,750,000


The Menkick House with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 5,104 sq.ft., one of the most iconic and impressive homes in all of Boulder, is located in the private Knollwood neighborhood at the top of Mapleton Hill, on over an acre, complete with stunning views and renowned architecture. With four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 5,000+ square feet, the Menkick House is available for only the second time in 40 years. Inspiring views, privacy, backdoor access to Open Space, & a footpath to downtown make for one of the best locations in all of Boulder.






















#7      6 Saccacha, Nantucket, MA 92554 is listed for sale at $6,950,000.




This luxury 5 bedroom, 9  bath, 5,847 sq.ft. estate is set on one of the largest parcels and offers space and options that set it apart from other homes in the area. The main house comprises of three thoughtfully designed finished floors and features impeccable details throughout including a beautiful selection of fixtures, millwork, flooring, marble and tiles. The guest house is ideally suited for overflow guests who would enjoy a fully equipped kitchen and light-filled living spaces. The ocean views, sound of the surf, natural lighting, sunsets and grassy walking path to the island's most coveted beach captures the spirit of island living.

 























#6    6021 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448 is listed for sale at $7,450,000.



This 4 bedroom. 6 bath, 6,500 sq.ft. modern farm house is located in the world renowned Dry Creek Valley with unparalleled views of Mt. St.Helena, Fitch Mtn. the Geysers and the entire valley. This idyllic estate is complete with luxurious finishes, 2 master suites and every amenity possible; Gated, private, Infinity edge pool, Sauna, Outdoor kitchen, Wine bar, theater room, Motor Court, 2 EV charging stations, RO water filtration, Solar, 2 fire pits.



















#5    3 Ridgeline Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 is listed for sale at $9,498,000.



Breathtaking 5 bedroom, 9 bath, 9,000 sq.ft. estate with sweeping ocean, harbor, Catalina and Palos Verdes views in the coveted gated Harbor Ridge community. This iconic Newport Beach home has been completely remodeled and expanded from the foundation up.The grand formal living room features exposed beams & dramatic walk-in scale fireplace.Adjacent is the formal dining room with coffered ceiling & French doors leading onto to the newly constructed viewing deck.The all new & expanded gourmet kitchen and great room offers expansive views with French doors across the entire space,leading to the viewing deck.The gracious main floor master suite with fireplace & private outdoor spa also features dramatic views. The luxurious master bath is a must see to believe with attention to every detail. Dual master closets with custom built-ins. Upstairs boasts four spacious en suites, two of which offer spectacular ocean views.Another bedroom has its own private outdoor staircase.There is also an upstairs bonus room and laundry room,in addition to the main floor laundry.Subterranean family room complete with fireplace, full bar, wine cellar, two bathrooms, additional bedroom/den and sauna. French doors lead to a private backyard oasis including covered lanai for outdoor living,BBQ, private pool and spa.Built-in doggie bath as well.The elevator services all three levels providing access to the entire property.The attention to detail, classic architecture and meticulous grounds truly make this estate a rare offering. 























#4    921 Rivas Canyon Road, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 is listed for sale at $9,995,000.



Magnificently refined home presenting a striking balance between serenity and elegance is situated in the highly desirable Pacific Palisades neighborhood know as Rivas Canyon with direct access to Will Rogers state park, Polo Club and surrounding hiking trails. A staggering great room offers vaulted ceiling and leads to an open dining room, family room and chef's kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. Fleetwood doors and windows open the black plaster exterior into refined living spaces for aseamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle. 100-year-old antique barn wood floors flow handsomely throughout the home, no detail or expense was spared in creating this dream home. In addition, the main level features three beautiful en-suite bedrooms and upstairs holds two bedrooms, the luxurious master suite and a guest room that may double as an office or gym. This property presents a rare opportunity for the most discriminating buyer to own a serene home of superb quality and character. 




















#3    15819 Captiva Drive, Florida 33924 is listed for sale  at $12,500,000




One the Islands most admired estates with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 4,380 sq.ft.  spanning from Malachite waters of the Gulf to the Emerald waters of the Bay with 150ft of stunning shoreline. Originally constructed in 1925, this Tabby shell stucco masterpiece is perfectly positioned on a high beach ridge affording stunning views and supreme privacy. The courtyard design embraces the landscape and allows for a relaxed lifestyle. Across the courtyard from the main house you will find a guesthouse and a separate caretakers cottage. The deliberate and meandering walkways of antique Chicago brick lead you to the free form pool surrounded by lush mature vegetation. Relax bayside in the morning to enjoy the sunrise under the authentic Chickee hut on the over sized dock or enjoy brilliant sunsets on the gulf.






















#2      2306 Ocean Front, Del Mar, CA 92014 is listed for sale at $13,995,000.




Beachfront at 23rd on one of the best sites on Del Mar's sandy shore, this 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 1,600 sq.ft. classic original offers endless opportunity. Prime corner location with 50' frontage, super charming wood interiors with fireplace and three bedrooms with baths en suite. Lovely and cozy beach house living with fabulous views as is... or let your fantasies loose.







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#1      75 Post Road, Old Westbury, NY 11568 is listed for sale at $29,995,000.


This 15 bedroom, 12 bath Old Westbury estate. is one of the several large estates owned In Old Westbury by the Phipps Family, known for their philanthropy and love of horses.  Erchless Was Built During The Great Depression, About A Decade Or More Later Than Howard's Older Siblings' Homes. Designed By Adams And Prentice, This Brick Colonial Revival Style Mansion Offers A Plantation-Style, U-Shaped Layout Enfolding A Large Central Courtyard, As If Welcoming Guests With Outstretched Arms.






















Today's Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rates Sideways But Market Says They Shouldn't Be
May 14 2018, 4:00PM

Mortgage rates were sideways to slightly higher today, and that's actually a strong showing considering what transpired in underlying bond markets.  In fact, I'd wager tomorrow morning's rate sheets will be noticeably weaker if bonds are anywhere near their current levels. 

This flow of logic raises a valid question: if bonds drive rates and if bonds say rates should be higher, then why aren't they higher already? 

The answer is fairly simple: mortgage lenders put out one rate sheet per day unless market conditions force them to change.  Friday's rate sheets were arguably a bit worse than they should have been, based on bond levels.  This allowed this morning's rate sheets to be a bit better than they otherwise might have been.  Finally, bonds' deterioration throughout the day has been gradual enough so as to not force most lenders to consider adjusting their first rate sheet of the day.  In these cases, lenders almost always just wait for the following morning and adjust accordingly.

52 Week Range          Today  Yesterday            Low/High

30 Yr FRM4.66%4.65%+0.013.84%4.69%
15 Yr FRM4.06%4.05%+0.013.12%4.06%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.45%4.45%--3.35%4.50%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.69%4.68%+0.014.10%4.70%
5/1 Yr ARM3.85%3.84%+0.013.01%3.85%

Top Ten Luxury Real Estate Markets:

#1   Northern CA:  

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.


#2   New York

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   Southern CA- LA,  Orange, Santa Barbara Counties

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.



#4    Florida

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, 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 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 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 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.


#5   Southern CA- San Diego and Palm Springs Counties

The median home value in Palm Springs is $407,432. Palm Springs home values have gone up 11.7% over the past year.  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.  Zillow predicts they will rise 2.7% within the next year.




#6    Washington

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.

  

#7   Massachusett

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 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.


#8  Texas

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   Arizona

The median home value in Tucson 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.


#10   Colorado  

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% 

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Cordially,


Tom Furino