Tuesday, November 6, 2018


Today's Best Mansions


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#1 134 Charles Street, New York. NY 10014 with 6 bedrooms, 9 baths, and 18,000 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $80,000,000.






Located a mere block from the Hudson River on one of the city's finest townhouse streets, 134 Charles presents an exclusive, one-of-a-kind offering to own a grand-scale, light-filled building with an irreplaceable footprint, & rooftop oasis showcasing breathtaking Hudson River & city views. The ultimate embodiment of luxury, style & opulence are experienced in the artful transformation of one of the most pinnacle properties in all of New York City, undertaken by an industry-leading AD100 dream team of unequaled pedigree. Award-winning Leroy Street Studio & renowned Edmund Hollander Landscape Architects have created an inimitable single-family mansion-size townhouse residence, with a total of 18,000 SF+/- of indoor/outdoor living & entertaining space.











#2 10350 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90077 with 7 Bedrooms, 9 baths and 7500 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $23,945,000




Be mesmerized and let your senses dance by the everlasting impression of Sunset Chateau. Indulge in this elegant Holmby Hills estate exuding luxury across approx. 1.70 acres of land. The long private drive leads to lush grounds including private park, grassy yard, gardens, and walking paths that envelope this captivating home. Entertain in the grand formal dining room, spacious living room, library, bar, and indulgent eat-in chef's kitchen or outside in the expansive terraces, grandiose pool, and patio flowing seamlessly through beautiful French doors throughout. Relax in the luxurious bedrooms & spa-like baths detailed w/ utmost perfection. Designed w/ exquisite crown moldings, beautiful arches, marvelous staircase, mahogany floors & pristine marble, this home has been the venue of some of Hollywood's most elegant celebrations. Live in the embodiment of Old Hollywood sophistication w/ the finest details & craftsmanship captured by this iconic masterpiece in the grandest setting.


























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#3    Washington Park, Seattle, WA 98112 with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 6,750  sq.ft. is listed for sale at $15,000,000


Stunning & modern architectural jewel located in heart of Washington Park on 1.5 acres! Meticulously built by award winning Roy McMakin. Designer touches, open staircases, radiant floors & floor to ceiling windows features panoramic Lake Washington & Mt Rainier views! Top-of-the line gourmet chef's kitchen & the most amazing patio w/outdoor kitchen, pizza oven & dining for entertaining! In-home elevator, solar & the sweetest cottage! Unparalleled privacy, gardens & trails. Very very special.














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 Higher Still, Despite Calmer Market

Nov 5 2018, 4:02PM

Mortgage rates continued pushing up to new 7-year highs today, even if only by a small margin.  This is notable because the underlying bond market (the primary factor in mortgage rate movement) suggested that rates should have fallen today.  The issue is that bond markets were so weak on Friday that mortgage lenders didn't have a chance to fully adjust their rate sheets to reflect the losses.  As such, there were still some losses to deal with this morning, and today's modest bond market improvement wasn't quite enough to offset them.  In other words, we began the day with enough of a disadvantage from Friday that it couldn't be overcome.

As for today's overall bond market atmosphere, things were far calmer today, with trading levels essentially sideways for the duration.  There is some potential for volatility as the week progresses.  Bonds/rates are on a fence at these long-term highs.  They're either going to attempt to push lower more meaningfully than they did in October, or we're about to see another push to new long-term highs.  From a lock/float standpoint, it hasn't made much sense to consider floating recently.  That will continue to be the case until we're clearly witnessing a more substantial bounce.  Rest assured, I'll be talking about it in detail when it happens.



                                                             Today    Yesterday                      52  Week Low/High

30 Yr FRM5.05%5.04%+0.013.93%5.05%
15 Yr FRM4.53%4.52%+0.013.25%4.53%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.57%4.55%+0.023.50%4.62%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.57%4.54%+0.034.12%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM4.65%4.60%+0.053.15%4.65%