Saturday, November 10, 2018

Today's Best Mansions

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#1      503 West 23th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011 with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 3,854 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $21,000,000.


Residence 7 at The Getty is a full-floor 3,854 square foot, 4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bathroom residence complete with a 159 square foot balcony with open city views overlooking The High Line and Hudson River. PeterMarino's exquisite craftsmanship and use of unique materials is truly evident with the residence's Espresso Oak Flooring, Dark Walnut Paneling, and Portuguese Aviana Limestone surround for the Gas Fireplace in the living room.The residence features direct elevator access and unparalleled level of finish including floor-to-ceiling customized, clear-cut, clear glass ranging up to 112 SF for a single pane. The gracious open-flowing living room boasts 12 foot ceilings, beautifully open south/west views, and direct access onto the balcony. Elegant walnut doors lead to a separate dining room that is conveniently located off the spacious Daniel Boulud designed kitchen finished with Kinon cabinetry, Italian Fior Di Melo Marble countertops and a suite of Gaggenau appliances. The master bedroom suite includes dark-walnut paneling throughout the walk-in closet and a luxurious five-fixture bath with hand-selected fully book matched White Lasa marble on the walls, floors and ceilings and elegantly finished with a Kinon vanity and Gessi fixtures in brushed nickel. Three spacious and elegantly proportioned additional bedrooms face east enjoying open views across historic Chelsea. Each en-suite bath showcases custom made Turkish Mirage Marble, Ugandan Zebrino Marble, and Iranian Amber Stratio respectively. Residence 7 includes a multi-zone climate control system complemented by hydronic radiant underfloor heating, dedicated reinforced art walls, and adjustable lighting throughout the home controlled via Lutron Homework's system. Storage room is included 

#2    3920 Inverness Drive, Houston, Texas 77019 with 6 bedrooms, 8 baths, and 11,248 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $19,900,000.

Stunning custom French style estate in the Tall Timbers section of River Oaks situated on +/- 1.7 acres. 6 bedrooms plus guest quarters, master suite down, dual master baths. Grand foyer with 2-story rotunda, formals, and salon. Fine finishes and detailing abound. Spacious balcony overlooks the grounds. Covered outdoor pavilion with marble tile flooring and swimming pool with limestone tanning deck and pool house. Third level storage room. 3- car garage and gated motor court.

#3    9996 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 with 6 bedrooms, baths and 6,500 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $15,995,000

1 of only 8 properties in Beverly Hills to face the Los Angeles Country Club Golf Course. Approx. 6,500 SF single level house set on a useable 1 acre flat lot. This is an unprecedented rare opportunity to own an iconic estate in prime Beverly Hills with unparalleled views of the golf course and Century City beyond. Set privately behind gates that open to a spectacular circular motor court with parking for over 20 cars. The sprawling backyard offers a large pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, beautifully landscaped grounds and outdoor sports court. The house features 6 beds, 8 baths, gourmet kitchen with breakfast room, grand formal dining room, home theater, massive indoor gym with basketball court, attached guesthouse with private entrance, master suite with dual baths and enormous walk-in closet. Across Sunset Blvd is the iconic Beverly Hills sign that illuminates at night. Located directly next to the legendary Owlwood Estate and Stanley Black Family Estate.

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 Steady Ahead of Holiday Weekend

Nov 9 2018, 5:45PM

Mortgage rates were mixed today, depending on the lender.  Most lenders began the day in slightly worse shape compared to yesterday.  Bond markets improved enough by mid-day that many lenders were able to offer positive reprices (new, better rate sheets).  Lenders typically don't change mortgage rates more than once a day unless underlying markets have moved enough.  Lenders who repriced generally ended up slightly better off compared to yesterday.  The remainder were in worse shape.  

On average, rates were unchanged.  Bond markets will be closed on Monday in observance of Veterans Day.  That means mortgage companies won't be available to accept rate locks, and many will be fully closed.  When markets fire back up next week, they'll soon be able to digest an important report on inflation in the form of Wednesday's Consumer Price Index (CPI).  If inflation comes in higher than expected, it could reinvigorate recent upward pressure on rates.  But if it misses to the downside, rates could continue the fight to hold the recent ceiling marked by the brief highs from early October and the more sustained highs seen this week.

                                      Today  Yesterday      52 Week Low/High
30 Yr FRM5.05%5.05%--3.95%5.05%
15 Yr FRM4.53%4.53%--3.27%4.53%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.57%4.57%--3.55%4.62%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.61%4.60%+0.014.12%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM4.41%4.70%-0.293.15%4.70%