Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Today's Best Mansions

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

 #1   1978 Gulf Shores Blvd., Naples, Florida 34102 with 8 bedrooms,10 baths and 10,562 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $25,000,000

This 8 bedroom home is situated right on the water with beautiful views of the Naples Pier and the Gulf. It is also within walking distance of Old Naples with its' many shops and restaurants.

#2    Camelback Mountain, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with 8 bedrooms, 11 baths and 30,859 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $20,000,000.

Privately gated estate in the heart of Paradise Valley with breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain,the McDowell Mountains, and Four Peaks Range surround this amazing property. Experience exquisite finishes and rare amenities from exclusive interior designer David Scott and Frank Lloyd Wright trained exterior architect Vernon Swaback; such as the tranquil Water Room's rounded glass walls and surrounding exterior water features. Other unique highlights of the main home include an executive home office, trainer's gym, basketball court with electronic score board, twelve seat grand theater and wine cellar.

#3       Bayfront on Dune Road, Bridgehampton, NY 111932 with 5 bedrooms, 8 baths, and 6,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $17,900,000

This ultra-modern waterfront home has achieved unprecedented standards in sophisticated architecture and interior design while maximizing the panoramic views of Mecox Bay and the Atlantic Ocean through walls of glass and a rooftop entertaining area. Brought masterfully to life by world-renowned Barnes Coy Architects, known for distinctive modern residential designs in the Hamptons, this new construction home on coveted Dune Road in Bridgehampton is a modern work of art. Offered and priced at the current phase of construction, with the opportunity to customize the interior finishes to your own desired specifications.Directly adjacent to the property there is a private deeded ocean access path to one of the Hampton's most sought-after beaches. Enjoy sunset views over Mecox Bay and the Atlantic Ocean from your spectacular rooftop deck, with a one-of-a-kind entertaining area and custom pool.The finely finished estate stands four spacious stories, with an elevator transporting you to each level, amid beautiful greenery and glistening water beyond. Floor-to-ceiling windows in every room receive generous light, bringing the outdoors in by showcasing the stunning views. Electronic shades controlled by Lutron afford privacy when required. Designer lighting illuminates the home throughout, with linear lighting on all important walls for extra impact when displaying art. A Sonos sound system with individual amplifiers and built-in speakers along with Lutron audio/visual control heightens the sensory experience. An outdoor kitchen and heated pool and spa on the roof terrace makes hosting or relaxing an easy affair.Two separate entrances lead you to the ground level with stone floors and incredible storage space for your beach accessories, bikes and belongings. The oversized 3-car garage with an optional lift for a 4th car and electric car charging station also accesses the interior and is ready for your car collection. Five serene en-suite bedrooms can be found on the first level, overlooking the glistening water. The incredible master suite is distinguished by a large sunny bedroom with a private north-facing terrace with sound system, heaters and custom detailing such as a clear glass railing, wood decking, and teak ceiling. Additionally, the master suite features his and hers dressing rooms and spa baths with custom stone vanities and radiant heat flooring. All bathrooms, including the powder room off the family room, are elegantly appointed with Dornbracht fixtures. Laundry and mechanical rooms complete this level.The open concept second level features an expansive living room with a linear fireplace, dining room, and the chef's Poliform kitchen with top-of-the-line Sub-Zero, Gaganeau, and Miele appliances. A 50' retractable wall of glass opens to an opulent 1,000 SF+/- terrace optimally positioned to enjoy waterfront sunsets over Mecox Bay. Features such as a clear glass railing, separate sound system, recessed heaters, a Danver Marine Grade stainless steel built in BBQ area, and an 85" outdoor television enhance the indoor/outdoor experience. This level is complete with a convenient powder room to accommodate guests.A world all your own, the expansive rooftop terrace indulges one and all with panoramic bay and ocean views. Complete with a heated pool and spa, a Danver outdoor kitchen, firepit, 85" outdoor TV, powder room and enormous entertaining space. The contemporary design is accented by 42" clear glass railing that wraps the entire rooftop deck. 

Top Luxury Real Estate Markets Medium Values 12 months 2017 compared to 2018 YTD

Zip Code     Location                           2017/2018 Medium Sale Price

Roday"s Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Rates Still On Vacation

Nov 26 2018, 3:59PM

Mortgage rates began the post-holiday week by holding the same sideways posture 

seen last week during the slow market days surrounding Thanksgiving.  Generally speaking, slow market days make for limited mortgage rate movement. 

The Monday following Thanksgiving is often something less than a full-fledged trading day for the investors that ultimately dictate interest rate momentum.  In other words, today's absence of change isn't abnormal.  There's a greater chance that we see some more movement in the coming days.

That's both exciting and ominous.  Rates are at something of a crossroads.  Put another way, rates are knocking on a floor that used to be a ceiling.  If they can make it back to the next floor down (into the range seen during the summer months), it would provide a solid indication that markets are starting to get legitimately nervous about a bigger-picture economic shift (i.e. broader declines in stocks, and decelerating growth).  Such a shift would be a big deal for long-term interest rate momentum.  It's too soon to say that's what we're seeing, but not too soon to be keeping an eye out for clues.

52 Week
30 Yr FRM4.94%4.94%--3.95%5.05%
15 Yr FRM4.44%4.43%+0.013.29%4.53%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.46%4.45%+0.013.55%4.62%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.59%4.58%+0.014.12%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM4.75%4.75%--3.16%4.75%