Thursday, June 28, 2018


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Today's Best  Mansions.


#1     
655 Funchal Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077 is listed for sale at $39,850,000.



This 6 bedroom, 9 bath, 8,217 sq.ft. estate features panoramic views upon a 3.14 acre secluded promontory in lower Bel Air. Sweeping views of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean are on full display from the lush, park-like, garden setting that is teaming with birds from the extraordinary canopy of mature trees. Stately, sophisticated and timeless, this grand estate is available for the first time since the 1960s. This unprecedented development opportunity offers five combined lots, access from three cul-de-sac roads and unparalleled privacy. Truly remarkable, the elegant 8200-square-foot Spanish estate was once home to the incomparable W.C. Fields.






















#2     3682 Princeton Place, Boca Raton, Florida 33496 is listed for sale at $34,500,000.



This hablous estate has 9 bedrooms, 16.0 bathrooms and 19,972 sq.ft. is truly one-of-a-kind. The Mediterranean-styled mansion is nestled on 1.6+ acres of land in the ultra-exclusive, gated Princeton Estates, an enclave of Woodfield Country Club, the most exclusive family-friendly country club community in Palm Beach County. The estate is centrally located to many of Boca Raton's finest offerings including South Florida's finest public and private schools, the ultra-luxury Town Center Mall, the urban retail/entertainment village of Mizner Park, extensive city-owned parks, the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, the Palm Beach Int'l Airport, Fort Lauderdale Int'l Airport and minutes from Boca Raton's Executive Airport, complete with its own U.S. Customs facility for international passengers. Go to marcbellrealestate.com for downloadable brochure, Offering the utmost in privacy and security, the estate can only be accessed by going through two 24/7 manned security gates or by landing a helicopter on its massive lawn (owner has obtained all required permits). The estate offers all the finest amenities including a Crestron Home Technology system, which provides home automation and covers security, temperature, lighting, audio, security cameras (80 throughout the house), and the pool from touchscreen devices located throughout and accessible remotely. In addition, the house is equipped with 2 large generators that can be powered by both propane tanks or natural gas.



































#3    96 Ridge View Dr, AthertonCA 94027 is listed for sale at $29.800,000











96 Ridge View Dr, Atherton, CA 94027

Just completed, this engineering and architectural modern work of art includes  6 bedrooms, office, 7 baths  and 13,489 sq.ft.  This masterpiece is a one-of-a-kind residence made from the highest level of architectural formed concrete, glass and steel. Designed by Stanley Saitowitz of Natoma Architects this home comprises two "L" shaped forms that balance on top of one another, creating courtyards & overhangs that define the indoor & outdoor spaces with bridges & two floating cantilevers each spanning 23 feet. The walls facing the street are primarily solid for privacy, while the sides away from the street are made of glass offering maximum enjoyment of the Bay views to the San Francisco skyline. It features radiant-heated hardwood floors, Arclinea Italian cabinetry, home theatre, rec room, guest house & pool house each with full kitchen & bath, Control 4 whole-home automation, solar panels for electricity, detached 4-car garage with 4 electric charging stations, pool/spa, fire pit, Bocce ct. 

96 Ridge View Dr, Atherton, CA 94027


96 Ridge View Dr, Atherton, CA 94027


96 Ridge View Dr, Atherton, CA 94027


96 Ridge View Dr, Atherton, CA 94027


96 Ridge View Dr, Atherton, CA 94027


96 Ridge View Dr, Atherton, CA 94027


96 Ridge View Dr, Atherton, CA 94027


96 Ridge View Dr, Atherton, CA 94027


#4    92253 is listed for 53389 Ross Avenue, La Quinta, CA  is listed for $15,000,000.

53389 Ross Ave, La Quinta, CA 92253

The ultimate view house with 7 bedrooms, 10 baths and 11,081 sq.ft. is in one of the best golf clubs in the country. Completely private and gated and with explosive mountain views and overlooking the pristine Tom Fazio designed world class golf course located inside the extremely exclusive Madison Club. This warm contemporary built to perfection and designed with sophistication and style boosts approx. 14,500 SF under roof and approx. 11,000 SF under air. 7 bedroom suites including 3 master suites and 10 baths offer your family or your Coachella/Stagecoach /Indian wells BNP guests the ultimate luxurious stay and a unique experience. Massive water walls, 3 oversized fire pits, 4 enormous masonry fireplaces, State-of the art sound system and complete lighting, sheers/blackout and fire features home automation. 100' all-side infinity pool spills perfectly into the uninterrupted breathtaking views with no other home in sight. Welcome to heaven. 

53389 Ross Ave, La Quinta, CA 92253


53389 Ross Ave, La Quinta, CA 92253


53389 Ross Ave, La Quinta, CA 92253


53389 Ross Ave, La Quinta, CA 92253


53389 Ross Ave, La Quinta, CA 92253


#5    255 Conundrum Road, Aspen, Colorado 81611 is listed for sale at $13,500,000.




Rising above the Conundrum and Castle Creek Valleys, this 3 bedroom, 4 bath, 6,445 sq.ft. new modern residence blends crisp angles of poured concrete, sleek fixtures and the warmth of wood walls, floors and ceilings. Intentionally designed to make the most of the incredible views this 2 story home all above grade has a large open floor plan arranged so that wherever one stands sweeping vistas are ever-present. Built by Brikor Construction in 2016 the structure of the home is steel and concrete with a green roof, Italian windows from Albertini and custom lighting from Apparatus.3 bedroom suites, 2 private offices, an intimate hot tub terrace off the master and a separate studio apartment/guest quarters perfect for staff, guests, artist studio, gym or yoga. This hip home is peaceful, private and surrounded by BLM land.












#6   13 Monroe Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201 is listed for sale at $10,500,000                    


                

This superb 19th century brownstone on quiet Monroe Place includes 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, and 5,900 sq.ft. was already in excellent condition in 2012 and filled with meticulously preserved historic detail. In December of that year a new owner began an 18-month renovation, transforming and launching this stylish home onto the pages of Swedish Elle Decor, Paris Vogue and MilK Magazine.






















#7   9536 Lake Washington Blvd., Bellevue, WA is listed for sale at $5,900,000.



Mediterranean inspired estate with 4 bedrooms, 7 naths and 7,170 sq.ft. boasts the finest woods, travertine, granites and a spectacular water view! Perched above Meydenbauer Bay & minutes away to downtown Bellevue & parks, this ultimate private retreat features extensive custom millwork & Venetian plaster, dramatic entry w/ grand arched staircase, private elevator, luxurious bedroom suites, chef's dream kitchen w/ high-end SS appliances, media room/theater, wine cellar, fitness room w/ sauna, full wet bar..to many to list!
















Today's Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rates Finally Make a (Small) Move
Jun 27 2018, 4:01PM

Mortgage rates finally fell today after remaining flat for the last 3 business days.  There are a few possible explanations for the friendly move, but the easiest to see and discuss is the weakness in the stock market. 

If you read my commentary somewhat regularly, you'll know that I'm no great fan of using the "stocks vs bonds" explanation for rate movement (bonds = rates), but in today's case, weakness in stocks was clearly correlated with strength in bonds (stronger bonds = lower rates).  Much of this weakness surrounded trade-related headlines, however, so it's just as fair to say that bonds were reacting to trade war news.

Either way, the lion's share of the reaction was reserved for mainstream bonds like US Treasuries.  MBS (the mortgage-backed-securities that underlie mortgage rates) didn't do as well by comparison.  As such, the improvements in mortgage rates are fairly minimal.  The average borrower will still be seeing the same NOTE rate as yesterday, just with slightly lower upfront costs (or a higher lender credit).

52 Week Range          Today  Yesterday            Low/High 



30 Yr FRM4.66%4.70%-0.043.84%4.79%
15 Yr FRM4.11%4.14%-0.033.12%4.22%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.38%4.42%-0.043.35%4.50%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.68%4.71%-0.034.10%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM4.00%3.99%+0.013.09%4.00%
The Top 50 Luxury Real Estate Markets with Updated Medium Home Values

The definition of the word "mansion" varies but in U.S. real estate terms, it generally defined as single family residence of more than 8,000 square feet. Mega Mansion range from 20,000 sq,ft. and Super Mansions over 50,000 sq.ft. Until the mid 20th century most "mansions" would have a hall, two or three salons or drawing rooms, library, billiards room, ball room, dining room, breakfast room, morning room, study and numerous bedrooms but only 2-3 bathrooms.

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.

Thanks for reading Today's Best Mansions.

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Regards, 


Tom Furino