Saturday, September 1, 2018

Today's Top  Mansions 

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#1     21 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010 is listed for sale at $26,950,000.

This Penthouse is the crown jewel of The Whitman Mansion. This magnificent home features 4 bedrooms,   8 baths and over 6,500 square feet of interior space plus 3,000 square feet of outdoor space spread over four terraces and two floors, this sprawling home is nearly 10,000 square feet of indoor outdoor living overlooking Madison Square Park. Upon entering the 5th floor private elevator landing you are greeted by a secure entry foyer which opens to a massive great room with a sky light and three French doors leading to a southern facing terrace over Madison Square Park. The 5th floor also contains a spectacular kitchen with a breakfast bar and dining area. The kitchen is fully outfitted with exquisite finishes, an Arclinea chef's kitchen, a large island, open shelving, and sleek, barely-there, custom cabinetry. Completing the 5th floor is a private bedroom wing with three bedrooms with ensuite baths, a staff room with full bath and a laundry room. Upstairs on the 6th floor is a very private master suite with two master bathrooms. The master suite has two outdoor terraces; one off the master bathroom and one off the master bedroom. The 6th floor also has a media room with ensuite bathroom and a south facing terrace with views of Madison Square Park and iconic Flatiron District. The home features ceiling heights up to 12'4", wide plank rift oak floors, Italian marble slab bathrooms, a Crestron smart home system and direct views onto Madison Square Park. This Georgian style building, originally built in 1924, is the perfect blend of historical elements and architecture combined with modern amenities. This boutique condominium features a full time doorman, private storage, and key-locked elevators with private elevator landings. The Whitman Mansion is just steps from some of NYCs finest restaurants and in close proximity to Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, and NoMad, in one of Manhattans most fashionable and vibrant downtown neighborhoods.

#2    3853 East Rockport Ridge, Park City, Utah 84098 is listed for sale at $16,900,000

This 4 bedroom, 8 bath, 7,9966 sq.ft. work of art is on an amazing double lot 5.63 private acres with 360 degree Mountain and Water views. Designed by Wallace Cunningham an award winning cutting-edge Modern Designer. Cunningham has created a dramatic geometric composition that unfolds organically along the mountain ridge. This intricate and complex Zinc roof system has multiple elevations that interrelate to each other creating an ever changing shift of sun light and moon light throughout the house. Main floor living with 3 room Master wing, Living room, Dining room, Kitchen and Den. Massive outdoor entertaining deck with mesmerizing water views. Second floor with 3 on-suite Bedrooms and Media room. Thundering waterfall falling over massive boulders pours from a tranquil pond with Ancient Chinese Pillar Rock. Floating fireplaces, triangular stone pillars, curved pocket doors, 2 story single plate glass front door, Glass elevator & 6 car garage. 
Offered fully furnished and includes a 35 acre view corridor ranch site in Rockport Ranches.

#3     10 Big and Little Double Island, Orcas Island, WA 98290 is listed for sale at $10,000,000.

This gorgeous archipelago includes Big and Little Double Island in Westsound off the Coast of Orcas Island with many features included. The Adirondack inspired camp has 6 primary buildings and 5 cabins, built on Big Double that accommodate small or large groups. Upgraded all weather docks allow boat and seaplane moorage. A 40' aluminum barge and 22' seawolf boat are included. Off site boat slips also included in two marinas. Helicopter Pad. Video is available and must be watched by all.

"Today's Top 3 Mansions" Medium Home Values

#1   New York, NY 10010

The median home value in 10010 is $1,747,000. 10010 home values have gone up 1.6% over the past year and it is predicted they will rise 1.4% within the next year

#2   Park City, Utah 84098

The median home value in 84098 is $660,800. 84098 home values have gone up 0.0% over the past year and it is predicted they will rise 5.3% within the next year.

#3   Orcas Island, WA 98290 

The median home value in 98290 is $507,900. 98290 home values have gone up 10.7% over the past year and it is predicted they will rise 7.4% within the next year.

The 100 Top Luxury Real Estate Markets Medium Home Values

Zip Code     Location                        County                   2017 Medium Sale Price

Today's Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Rates End Week Near Best Levels
Aug 31 2018, 5:09PM

Mortgage rates caught a break to end a week that was otherwise spent moving higher.  Although we did see a bit of improvement in underlying bond markets yesterday, lenders were still getting rate sheets caught up with Wednesday afternoon's bond market weakness.  As such, we were left with a decent trading day but no improvement in rates.
In order to see that improvement, we needed this morning to bring stronger trading levels and that's exactly what it did.  Lenders were consequently able to offer token improvements in the upfront costs attached to the same old rate quotes that have prevailed for weeks.
In other words, bond markets aren't moving enough for actual mortgage rates to change.  Instead, movement is limited to the upfront costs (or credits) associated with any given loan--something that allows for finer tuning than the typical .125% gap between mortgage rate offerings. 

Monday is a bank holiday.  Virtually every mortgage lender will be closed, and unable to process rate lock requests.  Lenders will not be updating rate sheets until Tuesday.
52 Week Range          Today   Yesterday           Low/High .

30 Yr FRM4.65%4.66%-0.013.84%4.79%
15 Yr FRM4.15%4.17%-0.023.12%4.22%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.37%4.38%-0.013.35%4.50%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.33%4.35%-0.024.10%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM3.98%3.99%-0.013.10%4.02%
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Tom Furino