Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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#1    11 Montage Way, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 is listed for sale at $38,000,000.

The median home value in 92651 is $2,132,000. Laguna Beach home values have gone up 2.8% over the past year and it is predicted they will rise 4.1% within the next year

The level of luxury is undeniably impressive,the location world-class. Standing atop a coastal bluff amid the resplendent beauty of the sun-soaked Laguna coastline, this private contemporary 5 bedroom, 8 bath, 9,500 sq.ft. masterwork is a rare offering. With only 13 private home sites at the fabulous Montage Resort, this 9,500 sf custom estate commands coveted front row views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding natural beauty. Master craftsmanship and the highest quality materials are a consistent theme, delivering both comfort and opulent style. The generously proportioned spaces are richly detailed with Wenge wood, illuminated slabs of onyx, custom mosaic tile, natural stone, custom lighting, floating staircase, and gourmet kitchen with stainless steel accentuating exotic wood cabinetry.Walls of glass open to outdoor spaces while an expansive central skylight floods both levels with light. Extravagant lower level has full bar, glass-encased commercial wine cellar and outdoor lanai with spectacular one-story waterfall. Effortless livability is enjoyed with state-of-the-art technology systems. Owners have access to all Montage amenities: Spa Montage, Mosaic Pool, dining at the Loft and Studio. Personal services such as concierge, housekeeping and engineering support are available.

#2     90 Dune Road, Quogue, NY 11959 is listed for sale at  $14,975,000

The median home value in Quogue is $1,674,300. Quogue home values have gone up 30.9% over the past year and it is predicted they will rise 3.7% within the next year.

Superlative Modern Oceanfront New Construction Residence. Enjoy modern oceanfront living in this ultra high-end new construction estate with nearly 200' of direct ocean frontage. Situated on 2 acres in the areas most coveted stretch of beach, this expansive retreat features multiple outdoor terraces with two separate pool/spa areas and a private boardwalk to the pristine sandy beach. Award-winning architects Austin Patterson Disston and renowned custom home builders Rocco Lettieri have created this exquisite, premier-quality 5,141 SF+/- waterfront oasis featuring 6 bedrooms and 7 full elegant bathrooms. The chic exterior distinguished by expansive walls of glass, custom milled wood, and stone accent walls is a true architectural masterpiece. The sprawling interior spanning three stories is finely detailed with top-of-the-line finishes, fixtures and appliances.The Ultimate Oceanfront Living Experience. Generously-proportioned main rooms with dramatic floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and huge glass doors that open to outdoor spaces are designed for seamless indoor/outdoor oceanfront entertaining. A backdrop of beautiful water views is appreciated from nearly every vantage point. The ambience is enhanced by brilliant sunlight pouring in throughout the day.Savor ocean vistas and breezes on the large oceanside Ipe wood deck complete with a north/south heated gunite pool and spa. In addition to the second-level pool and deck, there is a year-round covered patio on the ground level, tucked behind the dune. This extra hidden oasis comes complete with its own spa/plunge-pool, 12+ person dining area and expansive outdoor seating opening onto the East lawn and putting green.Thoughtful Indoor/Outdoor Design for Every Occasion. The first level with two guest bedrooms, full bathroom, laundry room, and cabana bathroom with changing room connects to the lower deck. One of the bedrooms has been designed to also be used as a den/media room, if all six bedrooms are not needed. Additionally, a 2-car garage and extra parking accommodates your vehicles.The second level features an open-concept living room with fireplace and state-of-the-art kitchen with marble counters, pantry, custom paneling and island seating - perfect for formal gatherings. The dining room boasts a wet bar with built in wine storage and sliding glass doors that open to an outdoor barbeque area. Off of the living room is a family room and mudroom with a full bathroom. Sliding glass walls from the living, dining and family rooms access the outdoor terrace and pool, allowing for optimal oceanfront living and entertaining. Perched on the third floor is the peaceful master suite with stellar ocean views, a private balcony, walk-in closet, and spa bath with dual vanities and a soaking tub. Three additional bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and waterfront balconies provide a sanctuary for family and guests.This oceanfront haven in a sought-after locale situated "between the bridges" in Quogue, is truly one-of-a-kind. 

#3    17749 Collins, Avenue #2701/02, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160 is listed for sale at  $12,995,000.

The median home value in Sunny Isles Beach is $406,100. Sunny Isles Beach home values have gone up 2.7% over the past year and it is predicted they will rise 6.5% within the next year.

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Lowest priced full floor residence at the exclusive Mansions at Acqualina. This oceanfront furnished residence features 5 Bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, formal dining room, separate breakfast area and family room w/ fireplace. This Mansion in the sky boasts 10'6 ceilings, marble floors, Ornare leather-clad closets, Downsview kitchen w/Milele appliances & Jacuzzi and summer kitchen on the south terrace. With only 76 residences, the building epitomizes luxury living with amenities such as 3 restaurants spanning 16,000 sq. ft, fitness center, sauna, poolside private cabanas, SPA, children's center, virtual golf, outdoor dining & bar, cigar & wine lounge

#4    700 East Mountain Drive, Montecito, CA 93108 is listed for sale at $10,250,000.  

The median home value in 93108 is $3,053,500. 93108 home values have gone up 4.1% over the past year and it is predicted they will rise 1.5% within the next year. 

This 7706 square foot single family home has 6 bedrooms and 8.0 bathrooms. It truly epitomizes the Montecito lifestyle with stylish contemporary interiors and dreamy ocean views. Recently re-designed to showcase the highest level of craftsmanship, the main level offers 4 expansive bedroom suites, including sumptuous master wing w/ dual baths & closets, & private office. Entry foyer is flanked by an inviting living room, formal dining room & opens to noteworthy kitchen, breakfast area, & family room. Attached 2-car garage, children's play room, 2 additional downstairs bedroom suites, gym, & wine room complete the main house. Spanning 1.22 acres of resort-like grounds, there is an infinity pool, stunning 1-bedroom pool cabana, lux treehouse, and an abundance of well water. Gated and incredibly private, Villa Ragazze represents exceptional quality and character. 

#5      12011 SW 220th Street, Vashon, WA 98070 is listed for sale at  $8,150,000

The median home value in 98070 is $642,600. 98070 home values have gone up 7.5% over the past year and it is predicted they will rise 4.6% within the next year.

One of the greatest privately owned landscaped properties in the Country on 6 parcels totaling approximately 117 acres. The horticultural collection includes thousands of planted trees and hundreds of scrubs and flowers from all around the world. The primary residence is6 bedrooms, 5 baths and approximately 6500 sf with a state of the art wine cellar and outdoor pool area. There is also a heli-pad, private driving range, chipping and putting area to PGA Standards. Additional adjacent land potentially available.

#6     233 East Cooper Avenue #C-1, Aspen, Colorado 81611 is listed for sale at $8,100,000.

The median home value in 81611 is $1,386,200. 81611 home values have gone up 13.1% over the past year and it is predicted they will rise 1.4% within the next year

A better location does not exist in Aspen. Just steps from the gondola and Aspen''s famous shops and restaurants, this residence at Monarch on the Park provides the quintessential in-town living experience. With 3 bedrooms, 4 baths and  nearly 2700 square feet all on one level, the generous and open floor plan features a spacious great room with gas-burning fireplace, gourmet kitchen, office, three en-suite bedrooms, and a private outdoor patio. There''s no need for a car but if you have one (or two), you can park in your dedicated spaces in the heated lower level parking garage and take the elevator directly to your unit. Ownership privileges include use of the pool, hot tub, and spa at the Limelight Hotel across the street. Investors take note: this condo produces $200,000-$250,000 / year in rental revenue. 

233 E Cooper Ave Unit 104, Aspen, CO 81611

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#7      30652 Shadetree Lane, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 is listed for sale at $5,450,000

The median home value in 92675 is $751,400. 92675 home values have gone up 4.1% over the past year and it is predicted they will rise 12.0% within the next year.


Estate with 7 bedrooms, 9 baths abd 6,949 sq.ft. of uncompromising privacy, Retreat to this absolutely private paradise San Juan Estate property is completely developed with water features, extensive walks, private tennis court, Imagine your private Koi pond with over 40 mature Koi fish only steps away from your extended families home 1500 sq ft guest house has three bedrooms 2 1/2 baths gourmet kitchen private patios with children's area, 5000 sq ft main house ocean view master suite includes jacuzzi tub, huge shower, walk in closets, exercise area sitting room decks, Your "Cabo San Lucas" pool area is complete with water features fire features enormous steam shower, full entertaining kitchen wine storage full lounge five televisions Frog Creek "Horse Power Coral" 2800 sq ft of finished show car garage automobile showroom motif, traditional tire racks add ambiance with sports bar and mini kitchen man cave, also boasting the beautiful "Ferrari" bathroom and shower. Grounds around this 2.4 acre estate are well developed with 7 water features, fruit orchards, Koi pond, trails for walking, golf carts and bicycles. Never feel far from beach with only 6 miles to beautiful Dana Point Harbor, only 1.6 miles to historic San Juan Capistrano, Only 5 minutes to the 5 freeway. Close to the best schools in Orange County, Great shopping at Gelson's is minutes away, Beautiful parks at Sendero, Rodeo across Ortega Hwy, Great golf is minutes away at San Juan Hills Golf Coarse. Estate includes room for trailers motor homes.

Today's Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady at 3-Week Lows
Aug 13 2018, 5:03PM

Mortgage rates stayed steady at the lowest levels in more than 3 weeks as financial markets are still accounting for additional risks relating to Turkey.  Simply put, Turkey is in the midst of a debt/currency/banking crisis and investors are worried about some sort ofdomino effect among banks that are heavily invested in Turkish banks.  All this is worth a bit of "safe-haven" demand for US Treasuries, which offer essentially risk-free returns and a liquid place to park money temporarily.

When investors buy more bonds--all other things being equal--it causes bond prices to rise.   When bond prices rise, investors are technically willing to accept lower interest payments, and it's that part of the equation that speaks to lower interest rates on US Treasuries and mortgage rates.

Bottom line: drama in Turkey boosted demand for US bonds, which helped rates.  
The catch is that there was fresh drama today and another move to weaker levels for Turkish currency, yet US bond markets didn't really respond (that's why rates held steady).  We discussed this risk and the general sense that Turkey is only a temporary benefactor of US rates in last Friday's commentary 

52 Week Range          Today  Yesterday            Low/High 

30 Yr FRM4.64%4.64%--3.84%4.79%
15 Yr FRM4.14%4.13%+0.013.12%4.22%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.37%4.37%--3.35%4.50%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.39%4.40%-0.014.10%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM3.95%3.95%--3.10%4.02%

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Tom Furino