Monday, July 23, 2018

Today's Best Mansions: 

#1   141 East Meadow Drive, Penthouse A, Vail, Colorado 81657 is listed for sale at $18,500,000

The median home value in 81657 is $981,900. 81657 home values have gone up 9.6% over the past year. It is  predicted they will fall -1.3% within the next year. 

Penthouse A with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths and 6,584 sq.ft. is the most expansive unit at Solaris, offering a one of a kind experience for owners and guests. Five Star Services And Amenities, Lockers At The Ski Lift, High End Quality Building With All The Technology, Superb Finishes, Air Conditioning And Everything You Need In Your Mountain Residence.

#2   910 North Whittier Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90120 is listed for sale at $15,900,000.

The median home value in 90210 is $4,955,500. 90210 home values have gone up 8.8% over the past year.  It is  predicted they will fall -1.4% within the next year.

This 5 bedroom, 6 bath,7,365 sq.ft. classic Beverly Hills Estate offers opportunity for renovation.  Prime location, bring your imagination.

#3   8 Jericho Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937 is listed for sale at $13,995,000.

The median home value in 11937 is $1,499,900. 11937 home values have gone up 23.9% over the past year. It is predicted they will rise 8.0% within the next year. 

Classic Fleetwood & McMullen design South of Georgica Road in East Hampton Village's most desirable enclave lies this 6 bedroom, 9 bath, 8,485 sq.ft.  traditional estate. Upon entering the property which is privately situated by lush, mature landscaping, the beautifully maintained grounds immediately provides a precursor to the quality of construction and attention to detail that has gone into this property. Accessing the entry foyer with cathedral ceilings, arched eyebrow windows and limestone floors with the meticulous finish work is immediately evident. Adjacent oversized formal living boasts a wood burning fireplace and is the perfect place to relax. Strolling through the first floor hallway to the chef's kitchen you will pass the powder room and formal dining with butler's pantry. The large kitchen provides everything the most sophisticated chef could ask for, or if entertaining is a priority, the adjacent sitting area, breakfast nook and three season room provides plenty of necessary space along with a second fireplace. The unique reclaimed Pennsylvania barn flooring and wall paneling blends perfectly with the brick mudroom and additional half bath to service the pool and grounds during the summer months. Also on the first floor is the separate master bedroom wing with his and her bathrooms and large closets along with sitting area. The high ceilings throughout the first floor are the perfect height without feeling overwhelmed. Walking up the custom stairway with beautifully hand crafted railings are an additional four bedrooms and exercise room which can be converted to a bedroom depending on need. Each existing bedroom is ensuite and unique to one another with ornate and detail oriented finish work. Also upstairs is a private study with some of the most elegant woodwork you will find, with access to a private second floor deck overlooking the grounds, partially covered by a beautifully designed turret. This space also provides views of a unique cupola and wind vain atop the attached three car garage. In addition, there is an unfinished bonus room over the garage that could easily be converted to private living space with separate entrance for live in help if necessary. A truly unique property that has to be seen to believed- nothing currently available compares to this elegant classic.

#4   2059 Vallejo Street, Saint Helena, CA 94574 is listed for sale at $11,700,000.

The median home value in 94574 is $1,385,700. 94574 home values have gone up 12.5% over the past year.    It is predicted they will rise 11.1% within the next year. 


This elegantly designed 4 bedrooms, 5 bath, 6,362 sq.ft. European home on 5 acres is surrounded by acres of vines that provide privacy and beautiful views.The 4 acre estate vineyards produce highly rated wines and a wine business is included.Perfect for entertaining with a custom pool,huge loggia,fire pit,bocci & sport court.The estate includes 4 gorgeous fireplaces, open chef's kitchen, stunning curved staircase.The craftsmanship details are evident throughout this amazing property.

#5   3016 E Dunes Drive, Stuart, Florida 34996 is listed for sale at $11,250,000.

The median home value in 34996 is $284,400. 34996 home values have gone up 5.5% over the past year. It is predicted they will rise 0.6% within the next year.

The "Trophy" of Sailfish Point, this home and lot combination is arguably the best in the entire area. With  8 bedrooms, 11 baths and 16,559 sq.ft.located on nearly 300 Ft of OCEAN FRONTAGE, and 2.12 Acres of Land, you will fall in LOVE at first sight. This incredible residence is referred to as "The Sand Castle" and is located in one of The most PREMIER YACHTING and GOLFING communities in all of the world. The home itself has incredible BEAM work and MOLDINGS throughout and built to the highest level of concrete block construction. So many features of the home to mention include a Movie Room, Wine Cellar, and Guest House. 5 Star Luxury in every direction, whether your an avid BOATER, GOLFER, or TENNIS player, the community has it all. With the ability to accommodate up to a 125 foot boat, this full service Marina is located just a short 75 Miles to the Bahamas and just minutes to the inlet. The Signature Jack Nicklaus course is amazingly set with coastal views of both the ocean and intracoastal waterways. From the Signature Jack Nicklaus golf course, the views are stunning, and as one resident states, almost like living on your own "Caribbean Island." And Sailfish Point's miles of pristine beaches give you the best of Florida private, waterfront island living. Once you try it out, you won't want to leave.

#6    1 Buccaneer Way, Coronado, CA 92118 is listed for sale at $8,998,000.

The median home value in 92118 is $1,779,700. 92118 home values have gone up 3.9% over the past year. It is predicted they will rise 4.0% within the next year. 

Clearly the Crown Jewel of the Coronado Cays with 6 bedrooms, 8 baths and 7,018 sq.ft..  Features 300+ ft. of direct water frontage that delivers endless bay and channel views. Architecturally designed, this expansive celebrity-style home offers incredible indoor/outdoor entertaining patios and decks with serene custom infinity pool, spa, and gas fire features. 6 bedroom, 8 baths, and over 7,000 s/f. Large Master bedroom with his/her custom walk-in wardrobes, and spa-like bathroom amenities including a private sauna. Integrated and secure smart home with custom home theater. Yacht, jet skis, and kayaks steps away from your 160 ft private dock

#7    310 Parkridge Lane, Bellevue, WA 98004 is now available for sale at $5,968,000.

The median home value in 98004 is $1,587,200. 98004 home values have gone up 15.8% over the past year. It is predicted they will rise 9.0% within the next year. 

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Just reduced over $500,000 for great buying opportunity, this European inspired Mediterranean with 4  bedrooms, 5 baths and 7,997 sq.ft. features beautiful views of blue waters, Olympic peaks, twinkling city spires.  Enjoy a gated estate on acre with tiers of hand-sculpted stone evoking genius of the past. Palladian windows, Nano doors. Artistry of fire hearths. Technical intellect. Extraordinary Pedestrian Porte cochere. Spa center: mood lights, aroma therapy, steam, gym. Full Elevator.

Today's Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Rates Back to Flat After Starting Higher
Jul 19 2018, 2:53PM

Mortgage rates had a scare today, as they began the day at their highest levels of the month (depending on the lender) only to fall back in line with yesterday (or better!).  The reason for the back-and-forth movement has to do with esoteric behind-the-scenes stuff in the bond market.  I should be able to make it tangible enough for you, so let's give it a shot.
Bonds are the backbone for all interest rates.  The bonds that underlie mortgages tend to move almost exactly like 10yr Treasury yields.  Treasuries are a great case study to follow when it comes to rates because they are abundant, more actively traded, and essentially risk-free.  That risk-free part is important because it means Treasuries can be used as a benchmark to assess the value of other bonds that aren't guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the US government (note: I realize that "full faith and credit of the US government" might not sound like a big deal to everyone, but in the bond world, it's as risk-free as it gets).

With all of the above in mind, it makes a lot of sense for MBS (the mortgage-backed-securities dictate mortgage rates) to move when the comparable Treasury security moves.  That means we don't necessarily need to be near any important levels in MBS in order to see interesting movement, as long as Treasuries are near interesting levels.

That was the case today as the 10yr Treasury yield (the most widely-accepted benchmark against which MBS are measured) broke above a key short-term ceiling.  When yields break such ceilings, it can serve as a sign for traders to keep pushing rates higher or as a sign that they've pushed enough and can now buy bonds again, thus bringing rates lower.  In today's case, the ceiling prompted buying.  Long story short: rates began the day in higher territory due to lingering weakness from yesterday, but as bonds improved, most lenders offered pricing improvements that brought rates back in line with yesterday morning's levels.

52 Week Range                                         Today             Yesterday                         Low/High 

30 Yr FRM4.64%4.64%--3.84%4.79%
15 Yr FRM4.14%4.14%--3.12%4.22%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.37%4.36%+0.013.35%4.50%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.51%4.52%-0.014.10%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM3.97%3.96%+0.013.10%4.02%

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Tom Furino