Thursday, June 21, 2018


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Today's Best  Mansions.


#1     
8901 Arvida Lane, Coral Gables, Florida 33156 is listed for sale a $55,000,000.



Extraordinary Neoclassical, 6 bedroom, 12 bath, 16,198 sq.ft. waterfront estate in the exclusive guard-gated Gables Estates. Sitting on 2.38 acres of abundant tropical landscaping including over 600 different species of palms, trees, plants and flora all perfectly positioned to thrive. The estate radiates elegance with dramatic hallways to highlight the groin vaulted arches, arched doorways, and impact windows to allow for the natural light to emphasize the grandeur of the home. With beautiful combinations of marble and rich wood floors, bright open spaces, high ceilings, and fabulous views of the gardens and waterway throughout the home.




















#2      1160 San Ysidro Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 is listed for sale at $23,750,000.



Situated behind gates and elevated high above prime lower San Ysidro Drive in the City of Beverly Hills, this newly constructed residence with 6 bedrooms, 9 baths and  8,060 sq.ft. made up of 3 structures (main house, guest house and pool house). This fabulous estate was designed by one of California's greatest living architects, Ray Kappe. A stunning 2 story masterpiece (plus basement) features Kappe's quintessential use of poured in place concrete, glass, teak and redwood that took over 6 years to build and was completed in 2017. Perfect for entertaining, the main house with dramatic open spaces includes a sunken living room, dining room, Bulthaup kitchen, family room and office. The home also features a screening room, gym and wine cellar. There is also a full one bedroom guest house with kitchenette and separate pool house structure. The property which spans approx. 30,000 sf includes an incredible swimmer's pool, large lawns, expansive patios and a viewing deck overlooking the city, canyons and ocean. 

  






















#3      240 Riverside Blvd. Penthouse #2, New York, NY 10069 is listed for sale at $22,000,000.

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Breathtaking views from every room of this palatial, 3 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,673 sq.ft. full-floor penthouse in the sky. Acknowledged to be the premiere Penthouse of Riverside Boulevard, this residence encompasses the entire top floor at the esteemed Heritage Condominium, the only building with the prime location commanding views of both the Hudson River and Historic Riverside Park.  Elevators open onto the suite's private landing and hallway, providing two entrances to the residence, ideal for entertaining purposes. Immediately upon entering, one is dazzled by the dramatic views of the river and city skyline, framed by massive walls of windows double height open Loggia and soaring ceilings.The eat-in chef's kitchen sits off the foyer, complete with high-end appliances, breakfast bar and ample space for a table and chairs for informal dining. The corner dining room can also be accessed through the gallery, or conveniently through the kitchen if entertaining, and is enveloped with breathtaking views to the south and west over the Hudson. The grand living room spans over 70 feet across western side of the residence, bordered by a magnificent loggia/terrace with double height ceilings and imposing columns that frame images of the river and skyline, and the ultimate "corner office" sits beyond the living room, also offering unobstructed views to the north and west.Another large living/media room flanks the residence to the north, and boasts an additional grand terrace, gas fireplace and secondary access to the entrance hall, convenient for when hosting large gatherings. Tucked in the northwest corner, the secluded Master Bedroom suite provides a private sanctuary, with two full bathrooms, and two separate dressing rooms, and boasts a view that spans Riverside Park, the George Washington Bridge, and Central Park.Two additional bedrooms and two full bathrooms and are situated to the south/eastern wings of this truly remarkable New York City residence. 
  





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#4    170 Twin Oaks Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032 is listed for sale at $16,500,000.



Prime Los Gatos! One of the last large land properties in East Los Gatos with a 6 bedrooms, 4 baths and 4,600 sq.ft. main home.  Located in the prestigious and private neighborhood of Surrey Farms, this was the original developers home and remaining property. Fabulous development opportunity for your dream estate. Only minutes to downtown Los Gatos, schools, shopping and freeways. This property offers sweeping valley and mountain views, with gentle rolling hills, and an abundance of level acreage, studded with majestic oak trees. Currently there is a horse coral and barn. The possibilities for this land are endless.
























#5    390 North Spring Street, Aspen, Colorado is listed for sale at $14,500,000.




A Magical Country Estate in Downtown Aspen with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths and 5,531 sq.ft.  Lovingly built for and enjoyed by one family, this charming country home is being introduced to the market for the first time. The signature Colorado log and stone main house is 2 levels with 4 bedrooms. The finishes in each room are hand selected, offering a unique, cottage-like design within a large, luxury estate. The south facing veranda overlooking the lush green lawn and backyard patio begs family gatherings and year-round outdoor entertainment on its .75 acre corner lot. A restored 1880's Miners cottage on the property offers a comfortable 2 bedroom guesthouse. Only a 4 minute walk to the center of town, the neighborhood of Oklahoma Flats offers privacy with a rare opportunity to own a custom home within walking distance to all of the legendary events and activities in Aspen. This unusually large corner lot of .75 acres provides privacy. 
























#6     3201 43rd Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105 is listed for sale at  $11,750,000.

 


A phenomenal waterfront oasis with 4 bedrooms, 8 baths and 8,562 sq.ft. in coveted Laurelhurst, Enjoy this 140 ft of lakefront playground with a backdrop of Mt. Rainier and stunning sunsets! A symphony of exquisite details coalesce creating an ambiance that delights, pampers and inspires. Completed in 2017, the kitchen showcases distinctive design, through a luxurious lexicon, including creamy honed Michelangelo Marble, Walnut, Wolf and Subzero. Christopher Peacock kitchen, Stuart Silk, Kelly Nutt and Adam Leland the west coast design dream team.Gorgeous!


























#7      43243 Via Siena, Indian Wells, CA 92210 is listed for sale at $5,895,000.





Definitely one of the nicest homes at Toscana CC with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 5,905 sq.ft. is  on one of the very best custom lots! This Old World designed Custom Home offers quality from start to finish! Located on the 12th Fairway of the South Course with dramatic SW Mountain views of 4 fairways, 3 greens and the lake! This home consists of 4 bedrooms w/ensuite baths, office, exercise room, & 2 powder rooms. There is a Casita with 2 Beds/2baths & Living Room off of the entry courtyard with fireplace & fountain. Interior features include extensive use of real stone surfaces, rich wood treatments, arched and trey ceilings, bi-fold doors that open to the outside. Interior Design & custom furnishings by popular Canadian designer Nam Dang-Mitchell. Outdoor living includes covered seating area with FP, wood ceiling & misters, a 40' pool, spa, built-in cooking, fire pit all enjoying the incredible views! Don't miss the 2, 2-car garages with AC & epoxy floors! Solar panels are integrated into the stacked roof tiles. Too much to list



























Home Prices Are Rising Fast in These 20 Cities — Here’s Why.




The U.S. housing market is pretty hot right now. Nationwide, home prices have climbed 6.5 percent over the past year from March 2017 to March 2018, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index.

However, home prices have increased at a much faster pace in several cities, a new GOBankingRates study found. Using median home list price data from Zillow for the 100 largest cities, the study pinpointed the 20 places where home prices have risen the most over the past year. It calculated both the dollar and percentage change from March 2017 to March 2018.

The rise in prices is good news for sellers in these hot housing markets. But soaring prices might make homeownership out of reach for more people in these cities — especially millennials looking to purchase their first house.




For buyers, it might be especially tough to find an affordable home in California. The study found that five of the 20 cities where home prices have risen most are in The Golden State. In the Bay Area and Southern California, growing economies, high incomes and housing shortages have fueled the rise in home prices.

Two other states in the West — Nevada and Washington — also have cities among the top 20 facing the biggest increases in home prices. But the West Coast isn’t alone as several of the cities where home prices are rising fast are on the East Coast. Three of those cities — Jersey City, N.J.; Newark, N.J.; and Yonkers, N.Y. — have seen prices increase with an influx of people moving there from nearby New York City, where home prices are even higher.

Surprisingly, four of the top 20 cities are in the Midwest — Evansville, Ind., and Indianapolis; Lincoln, Neb.; and Cincinnati. The price increases have been driven, in large part, by strong job markets and a shortage of homes for sale. However, the increases in these places pale in comparison to the jump in home prices in the West Coast and East Coast cities on the list. In the four Midwestern cities where home prices have jumped, your real estate dollars still go a lot further.


Today's Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rates Edge Slightly Higher
Jun 20 2018, 4:48PM

Mortgage rates moved modestly higher today after holding in roughly the same territory for the past 3 days.  This brings them back in line with last Thursday's levels.  In general, trade tensions helped the bond market earlier this week (stronger bonds = lower rates), but the bonds that underlie mortgages didn't benefit nearly as much as US Treasuries. 

Additionally, mortgage lenders have had to play it safer than normal amid a rising rate environment and recently higher volatility. The net effect of these factors is that mortgage rates have often not been able to participate too much during the good days, but have still had to take their lumps on the bad days.

The caveat to all of the above is that the day-to-day moves have been very small in the grand scheme of things.  For instance, today's move "back in line with last Thursday's levels" could even be undetectable for some loan quotes.  In most cases, it would only affect  upfront costs and not the mortgage note rate.
52 Week Range          Today  Yesterday            Low/High 

30 Yr FRM4.68%4.65%+0.033.84%4.79%
15 Yr FRM4.13%4.11%+0.023.12%4.22%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.42%4.38%+0.043.35%4.50%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.72%4.68%+0.044.10%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM4.00%3.98%+0.023.05%4.00%

The Top 50 Luxury Real Estate Markets with Updated Medium Home Values:

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 $6,704,800. 94027 home values have gone up 14.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Palo Alto, 94301 is $4,320,800. 94301 home values have gone up 20.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.2% within the next year.

The median home value in Los Alto 94022 is $4,269,000. 94022 home values have gone up 20.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Saratoga 95070  is $3,028,900. 95070 home values have gone up 18.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Ross 94957 is $2,948,500. 94957 home values have declined -9.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year.
     
The median home value in Tiburon 94920 is $2,797,100. 94920 home values have gone up 7.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year.

The median home value in San Francisco 94118 is $2,112,700. 94118 home values have gone up 12.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.5% 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  Wainscott,11975 is $3,467,600. 11975 home values have gone up 14.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Watermill, 11976 is $3,241,700. 11976 home values have gone up 8.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.5% within the next year.

The median home value in SoHo, 10013 is $3,076,400. 10013 home values have declined -6.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.0% within the next year. 
       
The median home value in Tribeca 10007 is $3,025,900. Tribeca home values have declined -5.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Greenwich Village 10012 is $2,542,100. 10012 home values have gone up 0.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -1.7% within the next year.    


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.
     


Southern CA- LA,  Orange, Santa Barbara, San Diego 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
33) Rancho Santa Fe 92067
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 $4,969,400. 90210 home values have gone up 9.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Monica 90402 is $3,904,200. 90402 home values have gone up 7.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Bel Air 90077 is $3,425,600. Bel Air home values have gone up 7.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year
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The median home value in Santa Barbara 93108 is $3,032,300. 93108 home values have gone up 3.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Malibu 90265 is $2,968,700. 90265 home values have gone up 10.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year.

The median home value in  Newport Beach 92661 is $2,864,100. 92661 home values have gone up 9.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Newport Coast 92657 is $2,791,700. 92657 home values have gone up 4.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe 92067 is $2,833,700. 92067 home values have gone up 1.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -1.2% within the next year.

The median home value in Del Mar 92014 is $1,840,600. 92014 home values have gone up 5.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Coronado 92118 is $1,803,100. 92118 home values have gone up 5.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.3% within the next year.
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The median home value in La Jolla, 92037 is $1,634,400. 92037 home values have gone up 5.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Solona Beach 92075 is $1,330,900. 92075 home values have gone up 7.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.0% within the next year.

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Washington

22) Medina 98039       

The median home value in Medina is $2,830,000. Medina home values have gone up 14.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,603,900. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 15.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,558,200. Mercer Island home values have gone up 14.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $940,200. Bellevue home values have gone up 16.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Seattle is $767,000. Seattle home values have gone up 15.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Kirkland is $758,400. Kirkland home values have gone up 17.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.5% within the next year.

  
Colorado

#40  Aspen  81611

The median home value in Aspen is 81611 is $1,384,600. 81611 home values have gone up 13.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.1% within the next year.

The median price of homes currently listed in Vail, 81657 is $925,700. 81657 home values have gone up 4.7% over the past year.

The median home value in Snowmass Village is $883,500. Snowmass Village home values have gone up 6.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.5% within the next year.
  
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