Saturday, March 16, 2019


Check out "Today's Best Mansions"

  • Mansions built during the 20th and 21st centuries usually have specially designed rooms meant to accommodate leisure activities of a particular kind. Many will have a conservatory or greenhouse, while others will have an infinity pool or a home theater. Some have all of these features. The relative importance of these specially designed rooms changes with the times. At the beginning of the 20th century, no true mansion would have been built without a room to house a private library or study, while at the beginning of the 21st century the presence of a room designed for a home theater or cinema is normal. Most recently, mansions have been built with integrated home automation. Some other technology-inclined mansions may even have a bowling alley or a xomputor server room. 
  • #1 909 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hiils 90210 with 6 bedrooms, 9 baths, and 13,159 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $24,000.000.



Would you spend  $24,000,000 for this mansion? 

  • Sited on historic Rexford Drive, the newly built 6mansion welcomes you with grand gates rivaling a world-class art installation, foreshadowing the architectural prowess and visionary excellence that lies ahead. As the front door opens, your eyes are greeted with alluring gallery walls and sunlit spaces illuminating masterful works of art. With each room treated with exceptional detail and attention, you feel as if you are existing within living art. Between the use of rose gold, matrix marble and granite, and walls of glass bringing the outdoors inside, the open plan boasts an adventurous spirit and creative charm that naturally takes over. Contemporary and bold, this trophy compound isn't shy of color or expression. A few standout features include a 16-ft custom chandelier from Milan, custom hand-blown glass pendants throughout, and an underwater sound system. Just moments from the Golden Triangle, curate a lifestyle of rare pedigree in this architectural masterpiece.



















'#2     8 Hither Lane, Rast Hampton, New York 11037 with 8 bedrooms, 11 baths and 11,600 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $27,995,000.




  • Would you spend  $27,995,000 for this mansion?

  • Lust moments from ocean beaches, the Maidstone Club and world-class shopping, this move-in ready home is being offered with all of the gorgeous modern furniture and fixtures. This 11,600 +/- square foot, 8 bedroom home sits on 2+/- acres on one of the most coveted streets in East Hampton Village. Meticulously built with interiors designed by Tony Ingrao, the main level features a beautiful foyer that flows into the living room and is complete with an entertaining bar area, which is separated by a marble floor-to-ceiling double-sided fireplace. The professional chef's kitchen opens up into the family room where wall-to-wall glass brings the outdoors in. This large open space kitchen offers plenty of seating for family and friends to get together including a children's dining and play area. Under the covered patio sits a state of the art outdoor kitchen, dining space, and separate sitting area with views of the 20x60 pool and the north/south facing tennis court. Wash off from a long day at the beach in the outdoor shower on the property. Also on the first floor is a formal dining room that seats 18 and a junior master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. The upper level has six en-suite bedrooms including four with outdoor decks. The large master features another stunning double-sided marble fireplace, dual showers and closets and its own private outdoor deck. Right off the master is a modern office to suit anyone's needs. The lower level includes one more en-suite bedroom, game room, wine room, movie theatre, gym and a children's play area that walks out to a sunken courtyard garden. Radiant heat flooring is throughout all of the bathrooms along with the kitchen and the garage. This home is traditional, yet modern and sophisticated offering everything that the Hamptons is known for. From the house itself to its close proximity to the beach and the village, 8 Hither Lane is a true East Hampton Gem, one you will never want to leave.




























#3 4104 Shimmering Cove, Austin, Texas 78731 with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 7,775 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $11,750,000.



Would you spend  $11,750,000 for this mansion? 



This is a spectacular waterfront estate in the gated community of Watersedge with approximately 200 feet of prime Lake Austin waterfront, exceptional craftsmanship, privacy, and a luxury lifestyle with understated elegance that can be both casual and sophisticated no matter what the occasion.Incredible attention to detail throughout the entire property by artisans from around the world create a thoughtful and authentic nod to the Montecito-style of architecture, most notably with Venetian plastered walls, groin-vault ceilings, and other architectural touches.Behind the aesthetics is a highly engineered infrastructure with state-of-the-art technology including Control4® that conveniently controls all lighting, music, shades, and the front gates with the touch of a finger using a Smart Phone or one of the multiple control panels located throughout the property. Additionally, a sophisticated energy efficient geothermal system heats and cools the house.The pool and spa are award-winning and featured in publications for both their engineering and striking aesthetic. The covered outdoor terrace has a kitchen and grill allowing for year-round use and enjoyment with complete with panoramic views of Lake Austin as the backdrop. The Master Suite is inviting and well-appointed with a custom designed fireplace and Butted Glass Glazed windows that bring the outdoor elements into your living space. The Master Bathroom is nothing short of luxurious featuring a frameless glass steam shower, dual marble-topped vanities, and a Victoria and Albert soaking tub.An additional bedroom on the main level is perfect for the guests you want to spoil with its own full bath and shower and direct access to the outdoor terrace and pool.Three bedrooms upstairs each have en suite baths, additional laundry facilities, and a huge Game Room and Media Room with Surround Sound has amazing views of Lake Austin and is a guaranteed hot spot for the latest movie, a game of pool, or a cocktail from the built-in wet bar.Although working at home seems contradictory living on Lake Austin in a resort-like home that beckons relaxation, sometimes it is unavoidable. Not to worry, however! You can host a conference call or meeting with ease and comfort surrounded by custom wood inlayed doors and bookshelves with a subtle, yet beautifully handcrafted ceiling that a skilled eye will take note of.Life on Lake Austin would not be complete without the enjoyment of a 2-slip boathouse with hydraulic lifts and 2 jet ski lifts. The Boathouse is plumbed and prepped for future expansion into a detached Guest Casita if desired.Whether it is the simplicity of everyday living on the lake, hosting a casual weekend BBQ with friends or a formal evening event, 4104 Shimmering Cove offers a unique balance of both comfort and enjoyment no matter what the occasion.


















Mortgage News Daily

Today's Mortgage Rates


MND's Daily Rate Survey
52 Week
ProductTodayYesterdayChangeLowHigh
30 Yr FRM4.40%4.40%--4.40%5.05%
15 Yr FRM3.98%3.99%-0.013.86%4.53%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.07%4.06%+0.014.06%4.62%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.20%4.20%--4.20%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM4.26%4.29%-0.033.62%4.75%

Mortgage Rates Stay Low, Bigger Risks and Rewards Next Week


Mortgage rates remained at recent lows today, as underlying bond markets strengthened.  For US Treasuries, this brought rates to new multi-month lows.  Mortgage-backed bonds, on the other hand, simply returned in line with the best levels of the week.  That allowed mortgage lenders to continue offering the best rates of the week (also the best rates in more than year!).

For most of 2019, rates have remained locked in a narrow range.  The past few days have done more than any others to challenge that range, but it will likely take friendly words from the Fed next Wednesday to fuel any further improvement. 

With that in mind, I'd say that much of the recent strength in rates is based on hopes for friendly central bank policies.  There's always a risk that the Fed isn't quite ready to say what markets are hoping they'll say.  If that's the case, we could see rates retreat back into the previous range.  Either way, next week presents a bigger risk/reward scenario in terms of how far rates could move.

100 Top Real Estate Markets Medium Values for the 12 months ending December 31, 2018/2017

Zip codeLocationCountyStateMedian sale price
2018/2017
194027AthertonSan Mateo CountyCA$6,700,000/$4,950,000
211962SagaponackSuffolk CountyNY$5,500,000/$2,819,000
302199BostonSuffolk CountyMA$4,772,500/$2,800,000
410013New YorkNew YorkNY$3,810,000/$4,100,000
590402Santa MonicaLos Angeles CountyCA$3,762,000/$3,512,000
694301Palo AltoSanta Clara CountyCA$3,755,000/$3,300,000
794022Los AltosSanta Clara CountyCA$3,500,000/$3,200,000
894028Portola ValleySan Mateo CountyCA$3,300,000/$2.895,000
994024Los AltosSanta Clara CountyCA$3,254,500/$2,875,000
1033109Miami BeachMiami-Dade CountyFL$3,250,000/$4,052,000
1190210Beverly HillsLos Angeles CountyCA$3,212,500/$4,052,000
1292661Newport BeachOrange CountyCA$3,150,000/$2,819,000
1310007New YorkNew YorkNY$3,075,000/$3,988,883
1492662Newport BeachOrange CountyCA$3,057,500/$2,575,000
1598039MedinaKing CountyWA$3,050,000/$2,590.000
1690272Pacific PalisadesLos Angeles CountyCA$2,900,000/$2,730,000
1711976Water MillSuffolk CountyNY$2,862,500/$3,162,000
1894010BurlingameSan Mateo CountyCA$2,800,000/$2,400,000
1910282New YorkNew YorkNY$2,792,500/$2,775,000
2094306Palo AltoSanta Clara CountyCA$2,700,000/$2,445,000
2195070SaratogaSanta Clara CountyCA$2,690,000/$2,320,000
2295030Los GatosSanta Clara CountyCA$2,580,000/$2,211,000
2392657Newport CoastOrange CountyCA$2,550,000/$2,950,000
94957RossMarin CountyCA$2,550,000/$2,987,000
2492625Corona Del MarOrange CountyCA$2,500,000/$2,100,000
2594920Belvedere TiburonMarin CountyCA$2,400,000/$2,550,000
2610012New YorkNew YorkNY$2,377,500/$1,807,000
2790266Manhattan BeachLos Angeles CountyCA$2,369,000/$2,250,000
2894025Menlo ParkSan Mateo CountyCA$2,363,500/$2,062,500
2992067Rancho Santa FeSan Diego CountyCA$2,275,000/$2,062,500
3090049Los AngelesLos Angeles CountyCA$2,250,000/$2,210,000
3193921Carmel By The SeaMonterey CountyCA$2,245,000/$1,600,000
3293108Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara CountyCA$2,225,000/$2,757,500
3307620AlpineBergen CountyNJ$2,200,000/$4,763,577
3490077Los AngelesLos Angeles CountyCA$2,175,000/$2,068,437
3594062Redwood CitySan Mateo CountyCA$2,150,000/$1,699,000
11930AmagansettSuffolk CountyNY$2,150,000/$1,781,000
3691108San MarinoLos Angeles CountyCA$2,109,000/$2,150,000
3789413GlenbrookDouglas CountyNV$2,107,500/$1,967,000
3802543Woods HoleBarnstable CountyMA$2,105,000/$2,519,636
3910018New YorkNew YorkNY$2,100,000/$1,146,000
94970Stinson BeachMarin CountyCA$2,100,000/$1,650,000
90265MalibuLos Angeles CountyCA$2,100,000/$2,252,500
4094123San FranciscoSan Francisco CountyCA$2,075,000/$1,800,000
4195014CupertinoSanta Clara CountyCA$2,070,000/$1,749,500
4294087SunnyvaleSanta Clara CountyCA$2,050,000/$1,750,500
4390742Sunset BeachOrange CountyCA$2,000,000/$1,712,500
4494118San FranciscoSan Francisco CountyCA$1,975,000/$1,902,000
4510069New YorkNew YorkNY$1,947,500/$2,161,000
4611932BridgehamptonSuffolk CountyNY$1,925,000/$2,525,000
4794402San MateoSan Mateo CountyCA$1,900,000/$1,712,500
94070San CarlosSan Mateo CountyCA$1,900,000/$1,625,000
4890291VeniceLos Angeles CountyCA$1,895,000/$1,732,500
11975WainscottSuffolk CountyNY$1,895,000/$3,000,000
4906878RiversideFairfield CountyCT$1,855,000/$1,507,500
5094041Mountain ViewSanta Clara CountyCA$1,850,000/$1,735,000
5194040Mountain ViewSanta Clara CountyCA$1,840,500/$1,665,000
5290212Beverly HillsLos Angeles CountyCA$1,835,000/$2,060,000
5392660Newport BeachOrange CountyCA$1,825,000/$1,685,000
5495129San JoseSanta Clara CountyCA$1,800,000/$1,475,000
94127San FranciscoSan Francisco CountyCA$1,800,000/$1,600,000
5594528DiabloContra Costa CountyCA$1,775,000/$2,618,750
5692651Laguna BeachOrange CountyCA$1,772,500/$1.765,000
5791011La Canada FlintridgeLos Angeles CountyCA$1,770,000/$1,642,500
5894002BelmontSan Mateo CountyCA$1,751,750/$1,590,000
5910580RyeWestchester CountyNY$1,750,000/$1,790,000
6094114San FranciscoSan Francisco CountyCA$1,725,000/$1,652,000
6195032Los GatosSanta Clara CountyCA$1,700,750/$1,634,000
6294939LarkspurMarin CountyCA$1,690,000/$1,775,000
6390254Hermosa BeachLos Angeles CountyCA$1,687,000/$1,538,500
6494904GreenbraeMarin CountyCA$1,683,500/$1,595,000
6506870Old GreenwichFairfield CountyCT$1,665,000/$2,085,000
6694043Mountain ViewSanta Clara CountyCA$1,650,000/$1,375,000
90274Palos Verdes PeninsulaLos Angeles CountyCA$1,650,000/$1,550,000
6711568Old WestburyNassau CountyNY$1,645,000/$1,465,000
6821056Gibson IslandAnne Arundel CountyMD$1,643,750/$1,450,000
6992014Del MarSan Diego CountyCA$1,640,000/$1,425,000
7090036Los AngelesLos Angeles CountyCA$1,638,250/$1,465,000
7110014New YorkNew YorkNY$1,635,000/$4,649,000
7294030MillbraeSan Mateo CountyCA$1,634,000/$1,605,000
7394507AlamoContra Costa CountyCA$1,621,000/$1,644,000
7406830GreenwichFairfield CountyCT$1,617,000/$1,752,000
7594121San FranciscoSan Francisco CountyCA$1,610,000/$1,367,000
7690048Los AngelesLos Angeles CountyCA$1,600,000/$1,455,000
95120San JoseSanta Clara CountyCA$1,600,000/$1,385,000
94131San FranciscoSan Francisco CountyCA$1,600,000/$1,540,000
90405Santa MonicaLos Angeles CountyCA$1,600,000/$1,588,000
94117San FranciscoSan Francisco CountyCA$1,600,000/$1,395,000
11959QuogueSuffolk CountyNY$1,600,000/$1,416,963
7792118CoronadoSan Diego CountyCA$1,595,750/$1,407,500
7894061Redwood CitySan Mateo CountyCA$1,577,500/$1,449,500
7993953Pebble BeachMonterey CountyCA$1,576,250/$1,639,080
8090064Los AngelesLos Angeles CountyCA$1,575,000/$1,501,430
8190027Los AngelesLos Angeles CountyCA$1,550,000/$1,446,514
8292663Newport BeachOrange CountyCA$1,548,750/$1,533,416
94941Mill ValleyMarin CountyCA$1,548,750/$1,413,000
8394539FremontAlameda CountyCA$1,520,000/$1,405,100
8402493WestonMiddlesex CountyMA$1,515,000/$1,451,000
94115San FranciscoSan Francisco CountyCA$1,515,000/$1,516,500
8595130San JoseSanta Clara CountyCA$1,510,000/$1,445,280
8691436EncinoLos Angeles CountyCA$1,507,500/$1,406,250
8794403San MateoSan Mateo CountyCA$1,500,000/$1,405,810
8802468WabanMiddlesex CountyMA$1,491,000/$1,471,866
8902481Wellesley HillsNorfolk CountyMA$1,490,500/$1,420877
9094086SunnyvaleSanta Clara CountyCA$1,482,250/$1,331,761
9102554NantucketNantucket CountyMA$1,480,000/$1,338,156
9210001New YorkNew YorkNY$1,476,463/$1,506,176
9393067SummerlandSanta Barbara CountyCA$1,475,000/$1,249,000
11030ManhassetNassau CountyNY$1,475,000/$1,600,000
9494110San FranciscoSan Francisco CountyCA$1,470,000/$1,376,404
9594563OrindaContra Costa CountyCA$1,450,000/$1,430,000
94618OaklandAlameda CountyCA$1,450,000/$1,452,906
9611024Great NeckNassau CountyNY$1,442,900/$1,570,000
9706807Cos CobFairfield CountyCT$1,442,500/$15,47,000
9894705BerkeleyAlameda CountyCA$1,440,000/$1,475,000
9910024New YorkNew YorkNY$1,430,000/$1,570,000
10007078Short HillsEssex CountyNJ$1,426,250/$1,422,500