Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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Today's Best  Mansions


#1   
   2000 South Ocean Boulevard, Manalapan, Florida is listed for sale at $138,800,000



Gemini, a 33 bedroom, 52 bath, 62,200 sq.ft. ocean-to-lake estate on 15 acres stands alone in all of the Palm Beaches for its beauty, privacy, amenities and sheer scale. Offering a remarkable combination of 1,200 feet of dune-lined beach on the Atlantic with 1,300 feet of frontage on Lake Worth, Gemini is unrivaled among South Florida's most significant waterfront properties. Perched atop a dune, with 360-degree views, it is the only home on the ocean beach for almost a mile, yet just minutes from Worth Avenue. Like many estates in the area, the property is divided by South Ocean Boulevard, yet the road is essentially imperceptible thanks to a series of tunnels including one that is a furnished 15-foot-wide gallery. See supplemental text...A true family compound, the estate offers a 12-bedroom main residence; two four-bedroom beachside cottages; the seven-bedroom Mango House; and a guest or staff house comprising four studios and apartments. In total there are more than 30 bedrooms, a series of formal and informal living and dining areas, a media room, libraries, offices, numerous terraces, an expansive wine cellar and two elevators. The centerpiece main residence offers 62,200 square feet with both ocean and lake views. Gemini offers an array of recreational amenities, including a swimming pool, PGA standard golf area, regulation tennis court, half basketball court, fitness center and spa. Pathways lead to the beach on the ocean as well as to a dock and pier on the lake for boating and water sports. The proximity of the Gulf Stream affords Gemini a singular microclimate, with refreshing breezes and warmer waters, even when cooler weather prevails in Miami, 65 miles to the south. These unique conditions allowed for the creation of extensive botanical gardens that showcase nearly 1,500 tropical species that replicate a "walk through the Caribbean." The offering of this exclusive enclave affords a once in a generation opportunity to acquire a family compound that simply cannot be replicated. 



































#2    15 Hidden Valley Lane, Woodside, CA 94062 is listed for sale at $34,600,000.



Extraordinary vineyard estate with 6 bedrooms, 4 baths and 8,826 sq.ft.  on 6.4 acres located in a premium Silicon Valley location. The property features a stunning contemporary 6,000 square foot main home, a two bedroom guest house and a two room entertainment pavilion with spa facilities and a wine room. Other amenities include a clay tennis court, serene pool area, sport court, dual 3 car garages, and a vineyard with grafted aged vines. The electrical, HVAC, communications, security and home automation systems are all of unparalleled quality. A 3-tree treehouse awaits smaller guests and puts a finishing touch on this property that can only be described as magical.



























#3     4095 Lomaland Drive, San Diego, CA 91206 is listed for sale at $24,995,000.




Custom built, this masterfully crafted 6 bedroom,7 bath bath 5,000 sq.ft. estate set on 1.55 unobstructed, coastal acres is truly one-of-a-kind and cannot be replicated. First time ever on the market, this home blends timeless, traditional design with modern finishes, comfortable spaces with seamless indoor/outdoor living, privacy and the most SMASHING, DRAMATIC WHITEWATER views in Southern California. Live the dream and enjoy the symphony of nature outside your doors and endless, ever changing sunsets! The pinnacle of Point Loma! You will forget you are in the middle of it all. Surrounded by 80 acres of native landscape and open space, the property feels completely secluded and private, but only minutes to major shopping, dining, beaches, San Diego International Airport, downtown San Diego, Yacht Club, etc. Completed in 2003, this 6 bedroom, 5 bath, 2 powder room home is complete with office with a view, den, catering kitchen, guest casita and 4 car garage. Graced with classic, craftsman charm, mindful scale, a thoughtful floor plan, stunning use of wood throughout, beamed ceilings and gorgeous stained glass. The main level rooms all face west and open to the outdoor spaces which are plentiful, via lock and slide doors. Whether entertaining a small dinner party or hosting a large event, this property, which consists of 3 separate parcels, can accommodate them all with expansive and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean like no other! Unrivaled quality, elegance, privacy and space are at the heart of this once in a lifetime opportunity. 

























#4     30826 Broad Beach Road, Malibu, CA 90265 is listed for sale at $18,800,000.



Do Not Miss Perfect entertainment dream on the sand. Celebrity comp this 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,000 sq.ft. estate taken down to the studs and completely renovated by celebrity architect/designer Michael Lee. Amazing architecture with soaring 12'-14' ceilings throughout. Very rare, in that is situated on one of a handful of deep sandy lots on the east part of Broad Beach, so you have a very private sandy back yard to yourself. Extreme value because of this. Perfect blend of Mediterranean/ modern design with luxurious indoor/outdoor living spaces including private swimming pool/ sun bathing entertainment courtyard and bar area. This sexy , Smart, super hi-speed internet home is complete with solar panels, Tesla Power Wall and an oversized detached 3 car studio featuring storefront glass, Tesla car charger and TV Wall for any car enthusiast. Conveniently located to the ultra hip Trancas Market for dining , shopping and entertainment. 25 minutes to private airport in Camarillo. TurnKey and ready for the Malibu Beach life! 





















#5     40 River Ranch Road E, Snowmass, CO 81654 is listed for sale at $14,995,000.



Meanwhile Ranch with 7 bedrooms, 8 baths and 16,650 sq.ft. is a 56-acre ranch in a natural and private setting bordering millions of acres of White River National Forest. Ride your horse out your backdoor in this recreational paradise set against a backdrop of red rock cliffs in Snowmass Canyon. The name "Colorado" is of Spanish origin meaning "colored red" which perfectly describes the majestic red rock spires of Arbaney-Kittle Ridge and Triangle Peak above. The approximately 12,000 square foot main residence sits on the original site of the Pitkin County Fairgrounds and is reminiscent of the iconic National Park lodges of the great American West. The four-bedroom, five full and two half bath Adirondack style main residence with its 3,000 square foot great room, 35 foot ceilings, massive six foot boulder fireplace, and three sided balcony library evokes the rustic grandeur of Old Faithful Inn. A wine cellar, a media/game room, a separate bar area, two offices, a commercial grade kitchen with two butler''s pantries, a three-car garage, and numerous wrap around porches complete the Kevin Corn interior designed main residence. Enjoy panoramic views including the Continental Divide from the roof top bird''s nest perch. A brand new three-bedroom plus den 2,500 square foot guesthouse with stone fireplace and wood flooring throughout was rebuilt in 2011. Meanwhile Ranch is a horse lover''s dream with a new 7,000 square foot indoor facility with room for twelve stalls, a separate three-stall barn with tack room, an outdoor riding ring and roping pen, and multiple hay barns, and fenced grazing pastures. There is a caretaker''s apartment with a three bedroom and a two-bedroom residence. Additional improvements include an 1886 one-room settler''s cabin and a 1,000 square foot auto showroom and workshop. No need to buy new toys and equipment, as it is sold completely furnished. The property is landscaped to perfection with a tree lined gated entry, raised vegetable gardens and manicured lawns and water features. An easement provides access to gold medal fly-fishing on the Roaring Fork River. Senior water rights are included. It is thirteen miles to downtown Aspen and minutes to world class skiing and snowboarding. Meanwhile Ranch is the ideal gathering place for family and friends, a once in a lifetime opportunity that cannot be reproduced today. 









































Today's Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Rates Move Back Up
May 8 2018, 4:40PM


Mortgage rates are still technically in a sideways holding pattern, but today's move took them slightly higher inside their recent range.  The average lender is back in line with Friday afternoon's offerings.  This leaves most borrowers looking at rate quotes that aren't quite as high as those seen on April 25th (4-year highs), but still .125-.25% higher compared to the end of March.  

The unfortunate development today actually occurred in the Treasury market.  Although mortgages are officially dictated by the price of mortgage-backed-securities (MBS), Treasuries do more to set the tone of the overall market for interest rates in the US.    They're like the trunk of the tree and the mortgage bond market is one of the bigger branches.  In other words, big developments in Treasuries have implications for mortgage rate momentum

Most recently 10yr Treasury yields were trying to break below 2.95%--a floor that repeatedly proved hard to break.  As of Friday morning, it looked like there was a good chance of rates pivoting below 2.95%, but by Friday afternoon, we were in limbo again.  Now today, the 10yr yield is up and over 2.97%.  That's not necessarily a death knell for mortgage rates, but it's definitely not a positive indicator of bigger-picture momentum.

52 Week Range          Today  Yesterday            Low/High

30 Yr FRM4.62%4.61%+0.013.84%4.69%
15 Yr FRM4.00%3.99%+0.013.12%4.06%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.45%4.44%+0.013.35%4.50%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.68%4.67%+0.014.10%4.70%
5/1 Yr ARM3.80%3.79%+0.013.01%3.80%

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