Monday, May 21, 2018

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Today's Best  Mansions


#1      4100 Calle Isabella, San Clemente, CA 92672 is listed for sale at $63,500,000.

 


Once home to President Richard M. Nixon, La Casa Pacifica been the setting of numerous social and political events in its storied past. This  9 bedrooms, 14 baths and 15,000 sq.ft. is the most significant oceanfront estate in Southern California. Its 5.45 acres of pristine oceanfront property, with 450 linear feet on the beach, are enveloped in the most magnificent coastal gardens and grounds found in California. The completely walled compound affords panoramic views of the ocean and sunsets from its preferred elevation. The Spanish Colonial Revival architecture of the restored and modernized main residence, circa 1927, has been featured in Architectural Digest on three occasions. The gleaming white structures contrast perfectly against the vibrant colors of the impeccably kept seaside gardens. Stands of exotic palms and Monterey Cypress sway in the ocean breezes whilst overlooking wide expanses of emerald lawns. An oceanfront swimming pool, lighted N/S tennis court, and putting green complete the property. All of this rests behind three sets of gates. 




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#2     1143 Ravoli Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 is listed for sale at $26,750,000.




This brand new 8 bedroom, 12 bath, 13,777-sq.ft. architectural triumph from Gunderson Matkins, in collaboration with O+ L building projects, is sited on a rare, flat near-acre property in the Riviera section of the Palisades. Soaring walls of glass frame sweeping canyon views while walnut floors and board-form concrete provide a canvas for the quintessential California lifestyle. A spectacular 1,750-sf master suite positioned for optimal privacy and ocean views includes dual bathrooms and closets with a 3-storyelevator to a seasonal wardrobe. Years in the making, the home features 4 additional en-suite bedrooms, chef's kitchen, butler's kitchen, formal living & dining rooms, family room, library, home theater, safe room, wellness studio with sauna, wine cellar, staff quarters, 2-bd guest villa and 7-car garage plus carport. A 50' pool with spa, Bocce court, level lawn and multiple entertaining terraces complete this inimitable offering. Equestrian and stable-ready with direct access to Will Rogers SP. 
























#3        768 5th Avenue #603, New York, NY 10019 is listed for sale at $23,500,000.



With over 100 feet of Central Park frontage, 12 oversized windows facing Central Park and 11' ceilings, this 3,200+ square foot 4 bedroom 5 bath residence has generously proportioned rooms, and is bathed in sunlight. Perfectly balanced with a juxtaposition of classical architecture and modern furnishings, the home is open and welcoming. Wired with the latest in smart home technology, the residence is equipped for audio/visual enjoyment, including a Lutron lighting system that allows for customized light settings and motorized shades. The home offers all the sophistication of modern day living in a classic prewar setting with spectacular views of Central Park. Built in 1907 by Henry J. Hardenberg in the style of a French Renaissance Chateau, The Plaza is a National Historic Landmark. Once home to the Vanderbilts and Astors, it continues its reign among the most prestigious addresses in the world. The Plaza Private Residences offers residents full Hotel Services, Luxury Attache Concierge Service, and amenities including The Oak Room and Oak Bar, The Palm Court, The Grand Ballroom, The Champagne Bar and Rose Club, The Plaza Food Hall by Todd English, La Palestra Fitness Center, Guerlain Spa, and Warren Tricomi Salon. 















#4       2950  Booth Creek Drive, Vail, Colorado 81657 is listed for sale at $21,500,000.




Completed in 2017, this modern alpine home designed by Hans Burglund Architects offers unparalleled amenities with a canvas of Vail Mountain, Gore Creek and the Gore Range as the backdrop. This 6 bed/8 bath/7,168 sq.ft. home is finished with a balance of natural materials of Telluride Gold stone, steel, copper and wood for beauty and longevity. This home sets a new bar for luxury. The foyer makes a statement by allowing guests to immediately enjoy the jaw-dropping mountain views without interference. The spiral staircase's atrium is adorned with a three-story hanging light sculpture that is viewed from every vantage point on the main floor of the home, especially when illuminated. Enhanced with premium exotic marble in the living room, master bedroom, powder bathrooms & wet bar adds a level of opulence to the home . A graphic, dramatic and all-around breathtaking Aria Stone fireplace adds a head-turning art form to an already stunning living room. For a look that is current and sleek, the kitchen blends a smart mix of Flamed Aspen and Walnut woods for the cabinets and appliances. This highly functional chef's kitchen was designed with cooking and entertaining in mind installing separate islands to cook & prepare meals. Professional quality, Miele appliances and Subzero refrigerator freezer drawers, two dishwashers, 2 additional temperature controlled drawers and a built-in Miele coffee system will ensure that even the most discriminating culinary aficionado will be duly satisfied. An oversized, modern live-edge wood slab dining table divides the large, open space between the living room and the kitchen bringing more of the outdoors inside while enabling large dinner parties. With multiple living spaces on the main floor, an additional den allows for a more casual sitting area with a mid-century modern, round-shaped sofa and extra-deep seating. 
  



























#5      18884 SE 42nd Street, Issaquah, WA 98027 with 5 bedrooms, 8 baths and 
10,800 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $12,988,000.

 


An everyday oasis with 5 bedrooms, 8 baths and 10,800 sq.ft. ia destined for invigorated living on 177 feet of glorious lakefront bound by alluring architecture, enchanting gardens, sand beach and waterfalls. Swim, surf and host from the in/outdoor infinity pool, marvel in secret spaces and savor afternoons sailing. From beachside smores and jacuzzi soaks to grand scale affairs, intimacy and luxurious proportions exist in ideal harmony. Playful amenities incl. a gym, sport court, koi pond and rock wall offer daily delight while old world elegance inspires.






















#6     1869 Sabal Palm Drive, Boca Raton, Florida 33432 is listed for sale at $11,995,000.




Magnificent Two-Story Golf Course Estate with 191 ft. of golf course frontage overlooking the 9th and 18th fairways. This home is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship featuring 6 bedrooms, 9 baths  and 8,000 sq.ft. includes a  grand foyer entry with a custom stone staircase, formal living/dining room with ceiling detail work, separate office/library with a fireplace, spacious family room with custom built-ins, club room with wet bar, imported marble flooring with decorative inlays, wood flooring, extensive use of cast stone columns and architectural wood detailing, private elevator, gourmet kitchen with center island and wood cabinetry, top-of-the-line appliances, large wine room with cooler. First floor master suite has a sitting area, fireplace, his/her baths and walk-in closets. 


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#7   
    81105 Columbus Way, La Quinta, CA 92253 is listed for sale at $9,900,000.




Proudly Presented by Madison Club Properties ~ This unique trophy property nestled behind the gates of the Madison Club and was constructed on approx 1.5 lushly landscaped acres surrounded by an additional 1.5 acres of HOA maintained open space. Meticulously handcrafted quality & elegant natural stone finishes throughout. Incredibly well thought out main estate of 7,677 sq ft showcases 3 beds, 3.5 baths, office & theater. A gourmet kitchen overlooks the grand family room & includes a caterer's kitchen. The elegant dining room includes a glass front wine room & is graced with a stunning chandelier. The 2,297 sq ft guest home mimics the quality & perfection of the main estate with its own living & dining area with kitchenette, 3 guest suites, garage +car port. The grounds also feature an indoor/outdoor bar, BBQ, infinity edge pool with yoga/tanning shelf, oversized spa along with numerous fire & tranquil water features. Impeccable design, unparalleled quality & paramount location. 





















Today's Mortgage Rates

Temporary Factors Help Mortgage Rates... Temporarily
May 18 2018, 3:31PM

Mortgage rates caught some small semblance of a break today.  If it's not apparent based on that assessment in conjunction with the headline, the improvements certainly left something to be desired, even though that's to be expected, given the circumstances.

Here's what I mean by that:

Rates are based on the bond market.  Trading levels in the bond market are back in line with (or slightly better than) Tuesday's levels.  But mortgage rates are still higher than those seen on Tuesday.  It's really that simple.

Why is it to be expected?

Mortgage rates aren't created automatically based on the bond market.  The bond market is merely the primary input.  Lenders use bond prices/levels as a baseline for determining rates.  If the market has been more volatile, lenders are quicker to raise rates and slower to bring them back down.  This is especially true when rates have risen quickly to long-term highs, as they have this week.  Moreover, today's bond market improvement was arguably driven by temporary factors relating to European politics and investor strategies at home.

Bottom line: 

It will take a much bigger, much more sustained move in bond markets for lenders to make meaningful changes to mortgage rates.  Until then, it makes sense to remain defensive in terms of locking vs floating.

52 Week Range          Today  Yesterday            Low/High

30 Yr FRM4.78%4.79%-0.013.84%4.79%
15 Yr FRM4.21%4.22%-0.013.12%4.22%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.50%4.50%--3.35%4.50%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.80%4.81%-0.014.10%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM4.00%4.00%--3.01%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.
        
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Tom Furino