Tuesday, May 29, 2018


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Today's Best  Mansions

#1     9349 Collins Avenue, #1006, Surfside, Florida 33154 is listed for sale at $19,500,000.


Most desirable location on the South Corner of Fendi Chateau. Flow thru apartment with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths, 6,783 sq.ft. and panoramic ocean views to the East and Miami Skyline to the West. Massive 2047 SF wrap-around balcony extends the entire unit. Fully furnished by Fanny Haim Decorators with over $3.5M in upgrades this unit is move in ready. Gorgeous oceanfront master bedroom. Featuring a huge media room & separate lounge area - this is the ultimate for indoor/outdoor entertaining & living. A private residence like no other! Fendi features ultra luxury concierge delivering unparalleled services and amenities: 24/7 Security, Spa, Thermal Pool, Theatre, VIP Dining with chef/catering, Wine Cellar, Fitness Center, Kids Room, Social Room for larger events and a $2440/yr credit for food/beverage in on-site restaurant. 







    















#2    1225 Chickory Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90049 is listed for sale at $16,895,000.


Brand new modern architectural estate with 6 bedrooms, 10 baths and 10,000 sq.ft. in the hills of Brentwood. Perched at the top of a private knoll this compound is exquisite in every sense of the word. Sweeping unobstructed views of the city, mountain, and ocean from as far as the eye can see. This 10,000 sqft estate showcases exquisite craftsmanship, cutting edge design with 6 bedrooms plus office, gym, theater, wine tasting area, yoga area, lounge and library, 7 baths, and 3 half-baths, situated on a 32, 000 sqft lot. The open sophisticated floor plan makes you feel cozy with large areas and awe-dropping views from almost every room. The chef's kitchen which opens to the outside and overlooks the zero-edge pool for maximum entertainment to the lounge areas, fire pit and over 5,000 sqft of decking. This estate designed and developed by Philip Braunstein. A home of distinction and a destination lifestyle. 





























#3      212 5th Avenue Apt. 18B, New York, NY 10010 is listed for sale at $10,850,000.

     .             212 Fifth Ave Unit Ph, New York, NY 10010

Never before lived in, light-filled, 3 bedroom 4 bathroom 3,078 sq.ft. home available at 212 Fifth Avenue, the premier luxury condominium on Madison Square Park! Enter the apartment through a classic and gracious foyer complete with book-matched marble slab floors into a loft like space with high ceilings bathed in light from two of the apartments three exposures. Designed for entertaining, the well-appointed kitchen includes four-inch thick Calacatta marble countertops and top-of-the line appliances by Gaggenau and opens into an expansive living/dining area with 6 oversized windows showcasing many of the citys historic and iconic buildings with views down Broadway to Madison Square Park and Union Square. The bedroom suites are thoughtfully located through a gracious hall to maximize privacy. The corner master suite is complete with a dressing room and 5-fixture master bath, featuring waterworks fixtures, radiant heated floors, Carrara marble, a Lacava tub and a separate steam shower. Further down the hall, you will find two additional bedroom suites with marble baths and a full-sized laundry room with two sets of Bosch washers and dryers. A powder room with a floating underlit vanity off the foyer is the epitome of elegance fitted with gorgeous travertine marble. Finally, a Savant home automated system, which controls HVAC zones and window shades, is ready for customization. Truly reminiscent of a foregone era yet completely updated for todays living, architect David Helpern in collaboration with Pembroke & Ives, created a modern day masterpiece at 212 Fifth Avenue!Building amenities include: 24 hour Doorman/Concierge, Fitness Center, Golf Simulator, Screening Room, Boardroom, Game Room, Playroom, Lounge, Catering Kitchen, Treatment Room, Bike Storage.














#4    4950 Redwood Road, Napa, CA 94558 is listed for  sale at $10,800,000.

4850 Redwood Road, Napa, CA

Situated high above the fog lines on 64.5 acres of stunning beauty, this estate creation with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and 4,845 sq.ft., and a majestic hillside vineyard. Mt. Veeder estates are rare. Located near the headwaters of Redwood Creek, resting at 900 ft elevation, this envisioned property offers the quintessential countryside estate and working vineyard. Offered are 64.5 acres of privacy and expansive views. A 5-acre meadow hosts this custom family home.

4850 Redwood Road, Napa, CA


4850 Redwood Road, Napa, CA


4850 Redwood Road, Napa, CA


4850 Redwood Road, Napa, CA


4850 Redwood Road, Napa, CA


4850 Redwood Road, Napa, CA


4850 Redwood Road, Napa, CA


4850 Redwood Road, Napa, CA


4850 Redwood Road, Napa, CA

#5      26162 Calle Roberto, San Juan Captistano, CA 92675 is listed for sale at $8,995,000.



Welcome to Villa Capistrano featuring 6 bedrooms, 11 baths and 14,290 sq.ft..  Seldom do we find a home that offers features as copious and detailed as this stunning Mission Style Spanish Estate. Owned and designed by a renowned Hollywood writer/director, it is the perfect setting of luxury Old World Spanish charm highlighted with spectacular one of a kind features such as an indoor Spanish courtyard-themed home theater, game room with karaoke stage and separate, must see to believe, 3,222 square foot clubhouse, acting as a Google-worthy home/work/creative space by day and spectacular personal venue by night, for family functions or charitable events. Unending outdoor opportunities await in the resort-like setting; including basketball, tennis court, fire pits, intimate seating areas, and cooking in the outdoor kitchen with an authentic brick pizza oven, lounging by the classic Spanish pool or simply relaxing in the nearby heated Gazebo overlooking the expansive rear property. Villa Capistrano is a must see!



















#6      301 Conundrum Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611 is listed for sale at $6,990,000.


This Lodge with 6 bedrooms, 5 baths and 5,494 sq.ft. is located in one of the most sacred Ute Indian valleys in Aspen. This wonderful lodge and guest cabin is only 8 minutes from town but is located in the pristine Conundrum Valley on a sunny ridge with big panoramic mountain views. The home has horse paddock behind and rolling lawns with a fire pit in front. All surrounded with majestic 75 foot Aspen trees & Blue Spruce. This homesite sits above Conundrum Creek and at night you listen to water and a few hoot owls. The land is two acres contiguous to National Forest with south facing views of majestic views both up Castle Creek & Conundrum. Walk out your door to hike the Conundrum Trail that leads to the Conundrum Hot Springs. Castle Creek & Conundrum Roads are County Maintained for summer & winter with School Bus Stop. 






















#7     16404 75th Place W, Edmonds,WA 98026 is listed for sale at $5,000,000.


Brand new WOW waterfront home with views of the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound, spectacular sunsets Direct access to the sound with beachfront The exterior home features stucco siding with rock & wood accents, large decks and 4 car garage Interiors designed with large open areas, Abundant natural light, sound views from the master bedroom, living, kitchen & dining rooms. Detailed mill work, custom cabinetry, high ceilings, upscale appliances throughout Hurry to make any changes Complete June!











Today's Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rates Hit Holiday Weekend at Recent Lows 
May 25 2018, 5:02PM

Mortgage rates moved much lower this week with another strong move today.  As we discussed yesterday, this is certainly at odds with the prevailing news coverage, which continues to focus on yesterday's Freddie Mac survey.  Here's a link to yesterday's article, or you can take my word for it that Freddie's survey is now outdated.

Or you could just forget all that and consider the following.  At several huge, "household name" lenders, the upfront costs on a 30yr fixed quote of 4.75% are now the same as they were for 4.875% just a few days ago.  That's a strong week by anyone's standards, and it brings today's rates in line with the lowest of the past several weeks. 

Whether or not the strength persists, remains to be seen.  We'll be waiting at least until next Tuesday to get any clues as markets are closed for Memorial Day on Monday.


52 Week Range          Today  Yesterday            Low/High 

30 Yr FRM4.61%4.67%-0.063.84%4.79%
15 Yr FRM4.04%4.10%-0.063.12%4.22%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.40%4.42%-0.023.35%4.50%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.65%4.70%-0.054.10%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM3.95%3.92%+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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Cordially,


Tom Furino