Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Today's Top Mansions

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#1   918 North Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 is listed for sale at $47,900,000.

On one of Beverly Hills' most desirable street, this estate with 8 bedrooms, 11 baths and 15,238 sq.ft. sits on over one-and-a-quarter flat, private acres. A masterpiece of European sensibility designed by renowned architect Kevin Clark, rarely is a home built to such exacting standards. Every inch of this Italian villa-inspired estate is composed of only the finest materials, inlaid marble and walnut floors, silk carpets, antique wood-burning fireplaces, beautiful millwork crown molding, cornices and wall paneling, and coffered ceilings can be found throughout the home's grand 15,328 square feet. High-end amenities include a home theatre, 1,000 bottle wine cellar and tasting room, gym, sauna, two-bedroom guest house, pool, and formal gardens dotting the incredible sprawling park-like grounds.

#2    5 Toby Lane, Aspen, Colorado 81611 is listed for sale at $25,000,000

Unique and rare South 7th Street home. Dead end privacy, gated, only 2 homes at the top. Luxury and contemporary elegance with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 10,277 s.ft.. Super high quality, steel frame, quarried limestone lands uphill on Shadow Mountain too steep for building. Effectively open space. Timeless design, immaculate condition. 

#3     15 West 63rd Street, #24B, New York, NY 10023 is listed for sale at $12,750,000


Breathtaking views of Central Park views from this 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 2,909 sq.ft. penthouse at the Park Laurel. Entering into an elegant gallery, this stunning and spacious home is sun-drenched with eastern, southern, and northern exposures. The corner living room and dining room are ideal for entertaining. The floors are handsomely stained dark herringbone, the living room, dining room, and gallery walls are enhanced with Venetian plaster walls. The eat-in kitchen is well equipped with high end kitchen appliances including Subzero refrigerator, Thermador oven and range, Miele dishwasher, and large pantry adjacent to the kitchen. The master suite features central park views, outfitted closets, and en-suite bath with separate shower. The additional 3 bedrooms all have en-suite baths. Additional enhancements include Sonos wireless sound in the living room, dining room, and master bedroom. The Park Laurel is a full service, doorman/concierge condominium with fitness room, garage, bike room, playroom.

Today's Top 3 Mansions Medium Home Value 

#1    918 North Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 listed at $47,900,000.

The median home value in 90210 is $4,910,900. 90210 home values have gone up 6.7% over the past year and it is predicted they will rise 1.8% within the next year.

#2   5 Toby Lane, Aspen, Colorado 81611 listed at $25,000,000

The median home value in 81611 is $1,369,000. 81611 home values have gone up 10.8% over the past year and and it is predicted they will rise 9.7% within the next year.

#3  15 West 63rd Street, #24B, New York, NY 10023 is listed for sale at $12,750,000

The median home value in 10023 is $1,478,100. 10023 home values have declined -8.6% over the past year and it is predicted they will rise 5.8% within the next year

The 100 Top Luxury Real Estate Markets Medium Home Values for 2017 compared to 2018 YTD

Zip Code     Location                           2017/2018 Medium Sale Price

Today's Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Rates Holding at Highs, Anxious About Days Ahead

Sep 11 2018, 4:19PM

Mortgage rates held fairly steady this morning, keeping them in line with the highestlevels since early August.  As the day progressed, underlying bond markets weakened.  This implies higher rates tomorrow or, for some lenders, a late day change to today's rate sheet offerings.  The changes aren't severe, but at recent highs, every little bit hurts.  If the next 5 days are anything like the past 5 days, we'd be looking at the highest rates since 2011!  In other words, we may not be moving too much, but the outright levels continue to be unpleasant.

There were no specific motivations in financial markets to account for today's bond market weakness.  That said, there is anxiety about events coming up in the rest of the week.  These include economic reports (like the inflation data tomorrow and Thursday), bond auctions (supply = lower bond prices = higher rates), and a policy announcement from the European Central Bank.  If all of the events were to go against us, rates could easily move to new long-term highs.  If they don't, there's a chance we'll catch a break by Friday. 

52 Week Range          Today   Yesterday           Low/High .

30 Yr FRM4.72%4.72%--3.89%4.79%
15 Yr FRM4.20%4.20%--3.17%4.22%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.40%4.40%--3.40%4.50%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.36%4.36%--4.12%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM4.02%4.03%-0.013.15%4.03%
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Tom Furino