Friday, June 22, 2018


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#1    610 Los Trancos Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304 is listed for sale at $96,800,000.




Welcome to Los Trancos. Located in the serene hills of Palo Alto lies 13.35 acres of pure privacy and tranquility. A Thomas Jakway designed estate, the 20-room home is comprised of 5 bedrooms, 8  baths, a 1 bedroom detached guest house, and 32,000 combined square feet. Built in 2008, the home offers the utmost in modern elegance and a sense of distinction, expansiveness, and exclusivity that is perfectly complemented by warmth and comfort––a true feeling of home. With four floors of seemingly infinite amenities, the home’s  highlights include a social room for hosting large executive corporate retreats and other events; pizza room; poker room; spa with steam, sauna and massage table; a hidden “safe” room; disco/dance floor; full gym; pool & spa; indoor basketball/sports court; wine cellar; billiard room; media room; 110 yard golf practice area with two putting greens; and, the pièce de résistance, a multi-purpose indoor ice rink/tennis court/pavilion with its own locker room. This exceptional property offers the absolute finest details and highest level of luxury coupled with total security, safety, home automation and comfort.

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#2     1 West Century Drive, #38 B, Los Angeles, CA 90067 is listed for sale at $29,990,000.



The Quintessence of Art Deco Design. This sprawling 2 bedroom, 4 baths, 5,230 sq.ft penthouse, with nearly 600 square feet of outdoor terraces soaring above the city, is the culmination of five years of dedicated engineering and design. Every detail meticulously crafted to the highest degree of specification, showcasing rare and exceptional materials, fixtures and objects from around the globe. -- To step from the direct-access elevator into the home is a transcendent experience, evoking the golden age of decadence and romance of the 1920s and 1930s. -- The crown jewel of Los Angeles' most esteemed luxury building, this Penthouse is without peer in Los Angeles and has earned its place among the world's most prized and luxurious penthouses in the world.


















#3     161 Bear Club Drive, Jupiter, Florida 33477 is listed for sale at $12,995,000.



This Venetian mansion with 5 bedrooms, 12 baths and 17,279 sq.ft. is within The Bear's Club of Jupiter Florida. It  offers a formal, yet light, fresh and inviting home, which will delight the most discerning of tastes. The home is perfectly situated on a private two acre lot surrounded by preserve land and offers over 17,000 luxurious square feet along with extensive formal gardens and grounds. The beautiful and unique architecture and art of northern Italy provided the inspiration for the home completed in 2009. The home offers many unique opportunities for formal or informal gatherings yet never seems to overwhelm. Each room flows to the next and ultimately, to the stunning gardens and patios. This estate includes custom designed and hand-painted murals on all ceilings as well as polished marble and wood flooring throughout. The kitchen, designed for the gourmet chef, provides a well-designed workspace that includes top of the line appliances including Wolf, Bosch and Sub-zero as well as blue marble stone counter tops. The spacious dining room can accommodate 14 guests and includes custom, built in storage cabinets for china, tableware and crystal. The bar and wine room features copious amounts of storage for glass ware as well as 245 bottles of wine with a dedicated cooling system. The expansive master suite contains over 2,300 square feet of pure grandeur. The suite is outfitted with a sitting area, morning kitchen, gas fireplace, his and her separate dressing rooms and baths as well a private balcony overlooking the manicured gardens to enjoy breakfast, light meals and evening night caps. One of the most impressive rooms of this home is the extraordinary library. Outfitted with a gas fireplace, built-in walnut bookshelves and burl wood panels, a custom three-domed painted ceiling, this library is sure to impress. It also includes a casual conversation area, a large conference desk, a private archive room and French doors with screens that lead to the attached covered porch to enjoy a view of the serene gardens or to a secluded meditation patio and garden. The home features three private in suite guest bedrooms with full baths, morning kitchen, sitting area and private balcony overlooking the gardens and pool. Other rooms of this grand estate include a music room and gallery, an additional office, staff office, workout/massage rooms and flexible guest suite near by the master suite. The estate also includes a four car air-conditioned garage as well as extensive guest parking. Designed to take full advantage of the South Florida breezes, the 45' x 23' loggia offers truly a year-round room for dining, entertaining and relaxing. The loggia includes dual screen protection from pests and hurricanes. Adjacent to the loggia is the spectacular 37,000 gallon swimming pool. The edgeless swimming pool is an exact replica of a pool at an Italian villa including the Pergola rising behind it which shelters the Jacuzzi and sitting areas. Three additional fountains in the beautifully landscaped gardens around the pool add to the privacy, serenity and relaxing effect of this old world environment. Additionally, this estate features fruit orchards that produce citrus, mango, avocado, papaya, fig, banana, plantain and coconut trees while the raised bed garden provides opportunities for fresh vegetables and herbs year round. The Bear''s Club represents the realization of Jack Nicklaus'' vision to create a world class golf club in South Florida that not only bears his name, but that also represents his love, passion and respect for the game. Meandering through 401 acres of pristine Florida oak hammocks and pine forests, The Bear''s Club features a 35,000 square foot clubhouse and is also home to 74 private estate homes, 14 club cottages and 17 golf villas. 

  





















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#4       242 Marine Blvd., Amagansett, NY 11930 is listed for sale at $11,250,000.



Every sense is invigorated in this contemporary, new, 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 4,343 sq.ft. beach house tucked in the Amagansett dunes, just one home off the ocean. The refreshing views and sounds of the Atlantic, cooling breezes and refreshing salty air will be your daily pleasure living in this artistic masterpiece with walls of glass, fabulous outdoor spaces, and private beach path access right across the street. Two stylish stories of living space totaling 4,343 SF+/-, an amazing rooftop oasis, and 7,000 SF+/- of indoor/outdoor entertaining area provide the ultimate backdrop.Designed by award-winning Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, and built by John Hummel & Associates, 242 Marine Blvd melds cutting-edge style with top-of-the-line craftsmanship and materials. Synergy with the natural setting inspired the unique design that capitalizes on the extensive use of glass to optimize light and views. Surrounding the home is stellar landscaping by LaGuardia Design Group, with lovely gardens, lush shrubbery, privacy trees, and a yoga garden for quiet reflection gracing the .71 acres.Glorious views are enjoyed from every vantage point, yet vistas of the ocean are particularly stunning from the 2nd floor and 800 SF roof deck offering 360-degree panoramas. Relax or entertain on the green roof watching sunsets over the water or around the custom 20' x 40' heated saltwater gunite pool with a mahogany deck - your own private resort retreat. A pool patio with shower was thoughtfully integrated into the outdoor plan for your guests' convenience. Minimalist chic enriched by classic luxury defines the timeless interior. Each spacious level offers a refined living experience with consideration for flow and function, and a premium selection of finishes including 5" plain sawn white oak flooring, custom millwork, brushed stainless steel hardware, Bianco Assoluto marble, and radiant heat floors. On the 1st level, a carport and garage accommodate your vehicles. Off the garage are laundry and mechanical rooms. Sleeping quarters with 4 bedrooms (2 with private baths; 2 sharing a bath) connect to a wing off the driveway with a media room, full bath and pool patio access. The 2nd level is ideal for entertaining with an open expanse for living and dining, divided by a see-through limestone fireplace and brightened by floor-to-ceiling windows. The custom Scavolini kitchen features an expansive island with bar seating, pantry, large outdoor dining/entertaining area, and powder room. The divine master wing offers a private deck, walk-in closet, and spa-like master bath with a Duravit by Philipp Stark freestanding tub. Smart home technology affords one-touch control of audio/visual, lighting and motorized shades throughout.Durability and sustainability were top of mind in creating this one-of-a-kind home. Weather-resistant cement board panels on the exterior and a premium multilayered Kemper roofing system are meant to withstand the elements while providing modern appeal. Geothermal solar and cooling panels minimize energy consumption. Clear anodized aluminum windows and doors with Low E glass assure comfort and climate control all year long.Perfectly positioned one off the ocean in beautiful Amagansett, between the town of East Hampton and the gorgeous natural environs of Montauk.





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#5    296 Ocean View Avenue, Del Mar, CA 92014 is listed for sale at $5,800,000.




After a long day, you will enjoy coming home to this gorgeous, well appointed, ocean view home with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and 4,534 sq.ft.. Relax and unwind by the pool in the beautifully landscaped and private backyard, or simply enjoy being surrounded by the luxurious features this magnificent home has to offer both inside and out. Totally remodeled by Emilio & Sons just a few years ago, your buyers really need to see it to appreciate all the attention to detail and the many high-end, luxury upgrades that add to the beauty of this home.

























#6      1243 Anglers Drive, Steamboat Springs, Colorado is listed for sale at $5,750,000.



La Torretta, Italian for small tower, is a timeless residence in the heart of Steamboat Springs with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths and 7,555 sq.f.. Set on one of the town's largest and private enclaves, no small detail is lost in this elegant yet understated home. Curved ceilings and window lines throughout the great room offer a softer, gentler ambiance, while the living room's ski slope views appear to descend onto the 3.5 ac site. A chef's kitchen with Viking appliances, 5 quartzite counters and butler's pantry offer plenty of culinary support for any size gathering. Wake up in your main level master with Mt. Werner views and morning sun. The home's namesake is on the 4th level, with 360-degree views is an incredible getaway for pleasurable conversation, self-reflection or reading escape. Step outside for a stroll through the gardens or bring family and friends together for a lawn game, gathering around the fire pit, or walk across the street to Rita Valentine Park. Many more features of this spectacular home must be seen. 




















#7   7270 Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040 is listed for sale at $4,980,000.



Once in a lifetime opportunity to experience this 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 5,090 sq.ft. estate with wide open, panoramic views of lake, city & mountains on Mercer Island's "Gold Coast!"  just 1 house off the lake, with dock, lift and 24 feet of private waterfront. Nothing better than sunny summer days on the lake. This timeless RKK Construction custom home is nothing but warm and inviting. 4 Beds up, open kitchen/family room. Deck that runs the length of the house. Original owner & filled with memories waiting for the next owner to create theirs.















The Top 50 Luxury Real Estate Markets with Updated Medium Home Values

The definition of the word "mansion" varies but in U.S. real estate terms, it generally defined as single family residence of more than 8,000 square feet. Mega Mansion range from 20,000 sq,ft. and Super Mansions over 50,000 sq.ft. Until the mid 20th century most "mansions" would have a hall, two or three salons or drawing rooms, library, billiards room, ball room, dining room, breakfast room, morning room, study and numerous bedrooms but only 2-3 bathrooms.

Northern CA:  

1)   Atherton 94027
7)   Palo Alto 94301
8)   Los Altos  94022
11)  Ross 94957
13)  Portola Valley 94028
14)  Los Altos 94024
20) Diable 94528
21) Palo Alta 94303
25) Belvedere 94920
28) Palo Alto 94306
29) Burlingame 94010
30) Saratoga 95070
32) Los Gatos 95030
34) Stanford  84305
40) Menlo Park 94025
43) San Francisco 94118
44) San Francisco 94104
48) San Francisco 94123
          
       
The median home value in Atherton, 94027 is $6,704,800. 94027 home values have gone up 14.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Palo Alto, 94301 is $4,320,800. 94301 home values have gone up 20.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.2% within the next year.

The median home value in Los Alto 94022 is $4,269,000. 94022 home values have gone up 20.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Saratoga 95070  is $3,028,900. 95070 home values have gone up 18.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Ross 94957 is $2,948,500. 94957 home values have declined -9.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year.
     
The median home value in Tiburon 94920 is $2,797,100. 94920 home values have gone up 7.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year.

The median home value in San Francisco 94118 is $2,112,700. 94118 home values have gone up 12.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.5% within the next year.


New York

2)    New York 10013
4)    New York 10007
9)    Water Mill 11976
10)  Wainscott 11975
15)  Sagaponack 11962
17)  New York  10282
24)  New York 10006
27)  Bridgehampton 11932
35)  New York 10069
46)  Old Westbury 11568
47) New York, 10012
49) Rye 10500 
50  Amagansett 11930


The median home value in  Wainscott,11975 is $3,467,600. 11975 home values have gone up 14.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Watermill, 11976 is $3,241,700. 11976 home values have gone up 8.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.5% within the next year.

The median home value in SoHo, 10013 is $3,076,400. 10013 home values have declined -6.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.0% within the next year. 
       
The median home value in Tribeca 10007 is $3,025,900. Tribeca home values have declined -5.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Greenwich Village 10012 is $2,542,100. 10012 home values have gone up 0.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -1.7% within the next year.    


Florida

3)  Miami Beach, 33109


The median home value in Fisher Island 33109 is $3,351,552. Fisher Island home values have gone up 1.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.6% within the next year

The median home value in Boca Grande 33921 is $1,864,569. Boca Grande home values have gone up 5.1% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% within the next year

The median home value in Key Biscayne, 33149 is $1,074,779. Key Biscayne, 33149 home values have declined -10.2% over the past year.  Zillow predicts they will fall -4.0% within the next year. 

The median home value in Miami 34216 is $951,284. Miami, 34216 home values have gone up 5.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Miami 33146 is $896,162. Miami, 33146 home values have gone up 1.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Naples, 34102 is $808,091. 34102 home values have gone up 2.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year.
     


Southern CA- LA,  Orange, Santa Barbara, San Diego Counties

5)   Beverly Hills 90210
6)   Santa Monica 90402
12) Newport Coast 92657
16) Newport Beach 92661
18) Santa Barbara 93108
19) Los Angeles 90272
23) Newport Beach 92662
26) Malibu 90265
31) Manhattan Beach 90266
33) Rancho Santa Fe 92067
36) San Marino 911086 
37) Corona Del Mar 92625
39) Los Angeles 90077
41) Beverly Hills 90202
42) Los Angeles 90049


The median home value in Beverly Hills, 90210 is $4,969,400. 90210 home values have gone up 9.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Monica 90402 is $3,904,200. 90402 home values have gone up 7.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Bel Air 90077 is $3,425,600. Bel Air home values have gone up 7.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year
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The median home value in Santa Barbara 93108 is $3,032,300. 93108 home values have gone up 3.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Malibu 90265 is $2,968,700. 90265 home values have gone up 10.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year.

The median home value in  Newport Beach 92661 is $2,864,100. 92661 home values have gone up 9.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Newport Coast 92657 is $2,791,700. 92657 home values have gone up 4.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe 92067 is $2,833,700. 92067 home values have gone up 1.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -1.2% within the next year.

The median home value in Del Mar 92014 is $1,840,600. 92014 home values have gone up 5.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Coronado 92118 is $1,803,100. 92118 home values have gone up 5.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.3% within the next year.
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The median home value in La Jolla, 92037 is $1,634,400. 92037 home values have gone up 5.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Solona Beach 92075 is $1,330,900. 92075 home values have gone up 7.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.0% within the next year.

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Washington

22) Medina 98039       

The median home value in Medina is $2,830,000. Medina home values have gone up 14.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,603,900. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 15.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,558,200. Mercer Island home values have gone up 14.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.6% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $940,200. Bellevue home values have gone up 16.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Seattle is $767,000. Seattle home values have gone up 15.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Kirkland is $758,400. Kirkland home values have gone up 17.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.5% within the next year.

  
Colorado

#40  Aspen  81611

The median home value in Aspen is 81611 is $1,384,600. 81611 home values have gone up 13.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.1% within the next year.

The median price of homes currently listed in Vail, 81657 is $925,700. 81657 home values have gone up 4.7% over the past year.

The median home value in Snowmass Village is $883,500. Snowmass Village home values have gone up 6.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.5% within the next year.



Today's Mortgage Rates
2 Paradoxes For Mortgage Rates
Jun 21 2018, 5:35PM


Mortgage rates were microscopically higher today, which is paradoxical on two levels.  The first paradox has to do with today's bond market improvements.  Bonds underlie rates and bond market improvements coincide with rates moving lower--usually!  In some cases, the day-to-day change in the bonds that underlie mortgage rates can be quite a bit smaller than the change in US Treasuries (the core of the US bond market).  That was part of the problem today.  The other part had to do with weakness yesterday afternoon.  That weakness meant today's improvements merely got mortgage-backed bonds back to yesterday morning's levels despite being in stronger territory compared to yesterday afternoon's latest levels.

The second paradox has to do with the most prevalent mortgage rate headline out in the world today.  It's some iteration of "mortgage rates lower this week."  Any such headline is almost certainly citing Freddie Mac's weekly mortgage rate survey which, although accurate over time, tends to be stale.  That's the case today as Freddie's survey was merely getting caught up to the drop in rates it failed to detect last week.  In other words, the rates seen on the first few days of this week are indeed lower than those seen on the first few days last week.  But if we look at rates from last Thursday or Friday (or even from yesterday) as a baseline, today's are flat to slightly higher. 
52 Week Range          Today  Yesterday            Low/High 

30 Yr FRM4.69%4.68%+0.013.84%4.79%
15 Yr FRM4.14%4.13%+0.013.12%4.22%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.42%4.42%--3.35%4.50%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.73%4.72%+0.014.10%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM4.00%4.00%--3.05%4.00%
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Tom Furino