Friday, May 25, 2018

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Today's Best  Mansions


#1      100 Lakeshore Drive, Medina, WA 98039 is listed for sale at $35,000,000.




One of Medina's finest waterfront estates with 3 bedrooms, 5 baths and 5,350 sq.ft. is offered for the first time in nearly 50 years. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase 280 feet of prime, southwest facing, no bank Lake Washington waterfront. Just shy of 2 acres, this exceptional property features rolling lawns and gorgeous gardens and offers views of the Seattle skyline and Olympic Mountains. A meandering lane leads to the privately sited home and grounds featuring a dock with deep water moorage, rare boathouse & lift.











#2 
    9927 Giffin Court, Windmere, Florida is listed for sale at $28,000,000.




Private Grandeur Embodied Isleworth Estate - Situated on 3 acres overlooking tranquil panoramic Lake Butler sunset views. This magnificent custom estate is comprised of 12 bedrooms, 15 baths and 31,000 square feet of living space, which includes a 6,000 square foot indoor basketball court. Beautiful double, curved stair cases greet you in the two-story foyer and guides you to the estate's magnificent great room. The great room boasts approximately 1,170 square feet, built-in sofas, 2 story marble fireplace, wood beams with large corbels then complimented by a wall of glass showcasing the serene views of Lake Butler. Experience deep rich color tones, large open doorways, and beautiful hand-crafted wood paneling and moldings throughout majority of the home. The astonishing estate was designed with lake views in mind for almost every room. Other highlights include gated entry, full house Crestron technology, 17 plus car garages with showroom details, 3 fireplaces, walk-in humidor and wine storage, two story ceilings, 15 feet in depth pool with rock wall water feature, summer kitchen, custom chef's kitchen, covered cabana and 10-foot privacy wall. 



























#3      922 Benedict Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 is listed for sale at $25,000,000.





Tucked behind private gates North of Sunset, this flat one-acre Beverly Hills contemporary estate with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths and 8,005 sq.ft. welcomes you home w a generous circular driveway to this exquisite & classic showpiece of timeless grandeur. The double door entry opens to an opulent foyer & an immediate view of the breathtaking open floor plan & huge park-like backyard. Take in the spacious interiors magnified by high ceilings, hardwood & stone floors, & floor-to-ceiling windows bathing it in natural light. The swoon-worthy master suite with sitting area and enormous his & hers cedar walk-in closets are perfectly nestled by the luxurious master spa bath. The floor-to-ceiling glass doors unfold to a dramatic outdoor living space where sprawling verdant grounds create an oasis that boasts a sumptuousness outdoor covered patio, pool with a bath, a water feature and magnificent art sculptures. The estate is a crown jeweled w an exquisite library, expansive theatre room w bar & temperature-controlled 750 bottle wine room. 
























#4     2000 Washington Street #5, San Francisco, CA 94109 is listed for sale at $21,600,000.


This one-of-a-kind residence with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and 5,360 sq.ft. encompasses the full 5th floor in one of Pacific Heights most premier cooperative apartment building directly across from Lafayette Park. The exquisite circa 1922 building, built by Conrad Meussdorffer, displays all the architectural detail of its era. Arriving through the classic arched portico, the main lobby details, door attendant, and elevator to the private 5th floor foyer create an impressive welcome. Entering the residence, of approximately 5,400 square feet, one is immediately struck by the magnitude of the renovation with its unrivaled European detail masterfully executed by renowned architect Andrew Skurman. Stunning panoramic Bay views, inclusive of the Golden Gate Bridge, span the formal rooms, a tremendous kitchen awaits the most demanding chef, and a sommelier-worthy wine cellar awaits 1,500 of your most prized bottles. Artisan character reveals itself at every turn with hardwood floors in varying patterns and hand-painted wall coverings uniquely designed for the space. The residence has 4 bedrooms, one with an adjoining room for a fitness center or sitting room, a library, office, 3 full baths, plus a formal powder room. Adding to the appeal is direct elevator access to three assigned parking spaces plus storage space as well as a shared rooftop terrace ideal for the Fourth of July and Blue Angels. The building is professionally managed and employs an on-site resident manager. For the best of City living, this home is directly across from Lafayette Park, just five blocks to Alta Plaza Park, and steps away from myriad shops and fine restaurants. A one-of-a-kind property seldom to come on the market.

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#5      23111 County Road 730 Crested Butte, Colorado 81224 is listed for sale at $16,500,000.



Nestled in the heart of the Gunnison National Forest and bordered by the West Elk Wilderness Area, the Floresta Ranch includes 4 bedrooms, 6 baths and 4,531 sq.ft. on 1,650+/-acres. The ranch is set apart from of all other high country, mountain ranches with a pristine 10-acre lake called Lily Lake and open, native grassy meadows are overshadowed by the magnificent Anthracite Range bordering its southern borders. Anthracite Creek runs through the old town site of Floresta. Magnificent views of East Beckwith Mountain, the Anthracite Range, Storm Ridge, Marcellina Mountain, West Beckwith Mountain, Mount Axtell, Big Soap park, West Elk Peak and Squirrel Creek are only a few of the numerous monuments throughout the Gunnison National Forest surrounding Floresta Ranch. The lodge, completely solar powered, sleeps 16-people comfortably with four master bedrooms and six full baths, fully equipped kitchen, dining area and living areas on each level and a massive, rock fireplace made with mining remnants from the Town site at Floresta. The cabin serves as a gathering place for the many outdoor activities that awaits its visitors. A two story 1760 sq ft garage/shop has plenty of room for all the ATV's, snowmobiles and dirt bikes





















#6      845 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 is listed for sale at $15,000,000.



Be dazzled by the views from this  88th floor Penthouse with 4 bedrooms, 7 baths and $15,000,000 sq.ft.   This  dramatic penthouse has panoramic views and grand open rooms for entertaining. Watch the sunrise from the living room with views onto the East river, LaGuardia and beyond. Move on to the center hall with views of Central Park, George Washington Bridge, the Palisades and beyond. Dine in the west facing dining room with Manhattan's spectacular sunsets with views of the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, Hudson River and the horizon beyond New Jersey. 16ft ceilings, 8ft windows with electronic solar shades. Each room has independent temperature control for your comfort. This residence is completely private with two separate bedroom wings. A junior master bedroom and second bedroom facing west towards the Manhattan skyline and the main master bedroom and a fourth bedroom facing the East River and the United Nations' beautifully landscaped gardens. The master bedroom is unusually large with amazing custom walk-in closets and a home office. There are 4.5 marble bathrooms, laundry, ample closets and storage. The kitchen is fitted with high-end appliances and fine finishes; LaCanche range cooktop, gas and electric ovens, hickory flooring and custom mahogany cabinets with multi colored mosaic tiles and marble countertops. The building itself has a two-story marble lobby and porte-cochere entryway, and offers residents full white-glove service, an exclusive spa and health club, sixty foot-long indoor swimming pool, wine cellar, lush landscaped garden and courtyard. The UN Plaza Grill which is housed in the building, serves up prime dry-aged steaks, Japanese-inspired signature dishes and delectable seafood and sushi. The restaurant's innovative cuisine, stand-out cocktails and spectacular setting make it an unforgettable NYC culinary experience. With its elegant setting for after work drinks, the building also houses the World Bar.Many apartments come and go. This one is a once in a lifetime experience.























    

#7    4605 Yerba Santa Drive, San Diego, CA 92115 is back on the market relisted at $14,500,000



Unique World Class Compound Estate 8 bedrooms, 12 baths and 15,000 sq.ft. Private, guarded location in heart of San Diego. Emphasis on sports with fully lit pro tennis court and 2 basketball courts with viewer seating for 200. Pool with spa(s). Lit shuffle board court, gym, dry heat sauna. Movie theater with full service bar and dumb waiter from kitchen. Panoramic view of canyon/valley and major league stadium. Dramatic entertaining from the Atrium Room, seating 100 with chamber orchestra. Enormous db Master Chef Kitchen. Huge patio/balcony with views.





























Today's Mortgage Rates
Another Reminder Not to Trust Mortgage Rate Headlines
May 24 2018, 3:14PM

Mortgage rates moved lower again today, bringing them to the best levels in at least 2 weeks.  This assertion is very much at odds with the prevailing mortgage rate headlines today.  News stories abound with talk of sharp increases to fresh 7-year highs (google news search if you don't believe me), yet nothing could be more of a disservice to the demographic that typically looks for mortgage rate news (people who are in the market)!
If you are indeed in the market or otherwise have a vested interest in day-to-day mortgage rate fluctuations, you need to understand that all those news stories are based on Freddie Mac's weekly rate survey, and that Freddie Mac is wrong.  To be fair, it's not so much "wrong" as it is "late."  Unfortunately, Freddie's survey typically captures lenders' claimed rate quotes for Monday and Tuesday. 

Given that last week saw rates move much higher on Wed/Thu and that this week didn't see much improvement until Wed/Thu, it makes sense that Freddie's reported rate would be higher. But rest assured, TODAY's ACTUAL mortgage rates are lower than anything seen since May 14th at the earliest.  

Now, if someone wants to argue that May 14th's rates were effectively in line with 7-year highs, I'd be the last person to argue.  The bigger picture is indeed ugly.  But the point is that it's much less ugly than it was a few days ago--a fact that could be very important to the decision-making process surrounding homebuying and the mortgage rate lock process.
52 Week Range          Today  Yesterday            Low/High 

30 Yr FRM4.67%4.70%-0.033.84%4.79%
15 Yr FRM4.10%4.15%-0.053.12%4.22%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.42%4.45%-0.033.35%4.50%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.70%4.73%-0.034.10%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM3.92%3.95%-0.033.01%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