Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Today's Best Mansions


Which one is your favorite?   Check out "Today's Top Three Mansions" everyday at: todaysbestmansionsforsale.com    


#1         430 West San Marino Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33139 with        5 bedrooms, 7 baths, and 3,434 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $33,500,000.



The most profound residence on the Venetian Islands elevates modern architecture to the next level. Materials Matter and this home perfects the balance between wood, glass and stone exemplified by the pièce de résistance - the dual floating staircases. Exceptional design elements include Boffi & Gaggenau Kitchen, European white oak, wine cellar, elevator, 12ft ceilings and a Master Suite that floats above the Bay. The floorplan flows perfectly throughout its 3 levels including a 2,300sq Rooftop Terrace with Summer Kitchen. Landscape Architecture features a green wall, a secret garden for outdoor dining, & bayfront lounge overlooking 100ft of water. The negative edge pool, 2 car garage, and fully automated systems complete this elegant property in the most coveted community in Miami Beach.

















#2    261 Hillspoint Road, Westport, CT 06880 with 4 bedroom, 7 baths and 5.206 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $20,000,000.


261 Hillspoint Rd, Westport, CT 06880

Imagine a 1.48+/- acre peninsula with total privacy - and the most stunning, variedI and interesting water views one could ever hope to find. Sheltered by tall stone walls that afford rare privacy, a sweeping stone driveway is accessed by both main and service gates. This important property is the most truly unique waterfront estate at coveted Compo Beach. This premier neighborhood is one of the most highly-desired coastal communities in the Northeast. The residence is in modern and excellent condition with mesmerizing views of the water, and was designed to offer the kind of seaside lifestyle that dreams are made of - all but two rooms open to vast waterside decks and balconies. In addition to the private beaches lining the property, there is a heated pool at the water's edge. A pool house comfortably accommodates guests. The complete outdoor kitchen, equipped with a dazzling compliment of high-end appliances and amenities, will enhance luxurious entertaining. A promenade extends the deck to the water, from which you will experience awe-inspiring sunsets from a setting created for elaborate waterfront dining. The opportunities for redevelopment and additional customization of the property are virtually unlimited, to personalize it to one's own needs or dreams. This distinctive offering provides the fleeting chance to create place that will be treasured by generations to come. First time offered to the market in nearly three decades.


261 Hillspoint Rd, Westport, CT 06880

261 Hillspoint Rd, Westport, CT 06880

261 Hillspoint Rd, Westport, CT 06880

261 Hillspoint Rd, Westport, CT 06880



261 Hillspoint Rd, Westport, CT 06880
261 Hillspoint Rd, Westport, CT 06880

















































261 Hillspoint Rd, Westport, CT 06880

#3 2333 Mandeville Canyon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049 with 6 bedroom, 8 baths and 10,600 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $13,499,000


This brand-new gated estate is a trend-setting contemporary masterpiece and boasts unsurpassed quality with its artistic design. A dramatic entry sets the tone for this open, airy center hall floor plan with wide plank French oak flooring & high ceilings throughout. The living rm features a commanding fireplace & opens to a library w/built in cabinetry & custom sliding barn doors. An enormous dining rm connects to a double butler's pantry. State-of-the art chef's kitchen w/ breakfast rm is open to a grand family rm w/disappearing sliders out to a BBQ area, pool/spa + grassy back yard. 2 guest/maids suites flank each side of the home on the main level. A dazzling powder room features a lighted onyx counter + gold fixtures. Upstairs is a stunning master suite w/vaulted ceiling, fireplace & luxe bath; 3 guest suites & fam rm loft. Extraordinary basement - custom bar, game area, theatre, wine room/cellar, gym & steam room. Smart Home w/Crestron+Lutron systems. 3 plus car garage.

















































































2333 Mandeville Canyon Rd, Los Angeles (City), CA 90049
2333 Mandeville Canyon Rd, Los Angeles (City), CA 90049
2333 Mandeville Canyon Rd, Los Angeles (City), CA 90049












































2333 Mandeville Canyon Rd, Los Angeles (City), CA 90049

2333 Mandeville Canyon Rd, Los Angeles (City), CA 90049





261 Hillspoint Rd, Westport, CT 06880

























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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 Rate

Mortgage rates improved by what could only be described as a token amount today.  In other words, we're not talking about any major changes.  In fact, mortgage rates themselves will be unchanged from Friday for almost any scenario.  As is so often the case, we can only measure the change in terms of "effective rates" (which take upfront costs into consideration).  In general, changes in mortgage rates are reserved for big market moves whereas upfront costs and effective rates allow for smaller changes in the overall cost of financing.

The bond markets that underlie mortgage rates were closed yesterday for the Veterans Day holiday.  In the meantime, the stock market lost ground rather abruptly.  At times, bonds (rates) will take cues from stocks--especially when the latter is making a big move lower.  As such, bonds began the week with a boost.  This is why I referred to mortgage rate gains rather cynically (because the actual market movement suggested a better showing today).Bond markets and mortgage lenders could both be a bit apprehensive ahead of tomorrow's important inflation report, the Consumer Price Index.  If inflation comes in much stronger than expected, it should put noticeable upward pressure on rates.  Conversely, weaker inflation could help the recent trend of improvement continue unless the stock market is staging a huge comeback for an unrelated reason.
                                                                    Today   Yesterday                    52 Week Low/High

30 Yr FRM5.04%5.05%-0.013.95%5.05%
15 Yr FRM4.52%4.53%-0.013.29%4.53%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.56%4.57%-0.013.55%4.62%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.61%4.61%--4.12%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM4.71%4.41%+0.303.16%4.71%