Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Today's Best Mansions

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#1     4005 South Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach., Florida 33487 with 7 bedroom, 11 baths, and 9,054 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $22,000,000

New La Plage Villa - An oceanfront estate by acclaimed Sabal Development sited on 100 +/- feet of beach frontage in prestigious Highland Beach with ultra-modern organic and natural finishes that are juxtaposed to combine a sophisticated magical oceanfront experience. A tour de force architectural statement on 4 levels encased in glass with spectacular ocean views from all major rooms. Roof top sky-deck and 5-bay garage for the connoisseur.

2     610 Park Avenue, #2BC, New York, NY 10065 with 3 bedrooms, baths, and 4,100 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $13,000,000

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Do not let this rare opportunity pass you a bye to own approximately 4,000-sqf interiors with two combined Terraces with an approximately 1,000 sq.ft.-Park Avenue pre-war condominium. When entering this spectacular apartment you are greeted elegant marble entrance gallery with ample closet space. Also enjoy this home's grand open living room, which looks onto the tree-lined Park Avenue with wood burning fireplace. Adjacent to the living room is a library with views of Park Ave as well. The formal dining room over looking Park Ave as well boasts a concealed a Sub-Zero wine storage for 132 bottles. This room also has great built in storage space as well. From the dining room, you enter into the chefs windowed kitchen with marble countertops In the center of it all is an island and a concealed vegetable draw and dry storage. It also includes a vented six-burner Wolf stove, Sub-Zero refrigeration with two Mile dishwashers and ample pantry and storage space. From the Kitchen, you enter into the breakfast room with an entrance to one of your two decks. This large deck features landscaped planters and irrigation system feels like your privet oasis. Great for interning your guests to the large kitchen has to entertain for the exterior apartment it feels like your privet oasis. Accessed via the family room, and through the entertaining gallery with wet bar and hidden full sized washer and dryer, is the suite of three bedrooms and three full baths, two of which are en-suite, each generous in size with walk-in closets, recessed lighting, and pristine baths with Waterworks fixtures and meticulous stone and telework- immaculately maintained. The serene master suite contains a proper dressing room and luxurious windowed master bath with heated floors, steam shower, soaking tub, and dual vanity. French doors lead to the splendid formal garden in addition to a second 400 square foot private terrace offering even more space for outdoor enjoyment.610 Park Avenue is a full-service white glove pre-war condominium. With only 60 homes, 610 Park Avenue offers a boutique feel with all of the amenities of a full-service building including a fitness room, laundry room and the convenience and proximity to some of the finest East Side dining and shops, including the world-renowned and Michelin starred restaurant Daniel, which is housed within the Mayfair. Please note, there is an assessment of $4.073.15/month through April 2019.


#3    829 Madre Street, Pasadena, CA 91107 with 8 bedrooms, 9 baths, and 9,596 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $16,500,000

Located in the coveted Chapman Woods neighborhood of Pasadena, this East Coast-style Farmhouse marries authentic finishes with coastal contemporary flair for a refined spin on California living. Set upon 4.5 expansive and flat acres, the home features an open-concept floor plan replete with rustic wood details spanning from the white paneled walls to dark wood kitchen beams and dual living spaces bedecked in oak milled from fallen trees on the estate. From the foyer, one is led into the great room with a custom-tile fireplace and onward into the dining room, state-of-the-art kitchen and quaint breakfast nook. The home features seven bedrooms, including the tranquil master suite, and nearly two of everything, from laundry rooms to dishwashers, ovens and more--a true entertainer's dream. Beyond the interior lies an outdoor haven for both kids and adults alike, complete with a pool, junior-size baseball field, batting cage, lighted tennis court, herb garden and seemingly boundless lawn. The estate also comes with a guest home that boasts its own entrance and garage. Here, one has the opportunity to realize a legacy compound for generations to enjoy, all amidst a verdantly secluded and supremely convenient Los Angeles locale.

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Today's Mortgage Rate

Mortgage Rates Stick to Normal Thanksgiving Script

Nov 21 2018, 4:55PM

Mortgage rates were almost perfectly flat today, and have been largely unchanged since last Friday. If you were forced to predict such a thing at the end of last week, the odds would have been in your favor.  In other words, when rates are on the move, Thanksgiving week tends to see a temporary pause in that movement. 

Bond markets and mortgage lenders will naturally be closed for the holiday tomorrow.  They will technically be open on Friday but participation will vary widely.  Many lenders won't update their rate sheets.  Others will only make token changes unless financial markets are unexpectedly wild.  The following week should see market and mortgage rate activity pick up again.  Happy Thanksgiving!

52 Week
30 Yr FRM4.94%4.93%+0.013.95%5.05%
15 Yr FRM4.43%4.43%--3.29%4.53%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.45%4.45%--3.55%4.62%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.58%4.57%+0.014.12%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM4.74%4.73%+0.013.16%4.74%