Sunday, May 27, 2018

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Today's Best  Mansions


#1     18 Harbor Island, Newport Beach, CA 92660 is listed for sale at $59,995,000.



A landmark promontory location defining the spirit of the Newport Harbor with 6 bedrooms, 12 baths and 14,200 sq.ft. Here classic architectural structure meets a forward-thinking design aesthetic, creating a one-of-a-kind waterfront treasure with over 300 feet of bay frontage. With clean lines, open space and purity of form the re-mastered residence with a total building size of approximately 16,000 square feet lives graciously with large-scale rooms and a panorama of sublime water views. Beautifully and tastefully appointed the exquisite finishes and custom refinements are flawlessly employed. Abundant natural light cascades throughout the formal and informal spaces, illuminating the myriad bespoke details of this transformed neoclassic home. The grand-scale of the interior balances seamlessly with multiple exterior limestone terraces, flowing gardens, and a magnificent pool surrounded by the glistening waterfront and captivating, lively views of the harbor turning basin. A newly reconstructed yacht accommodation for a craft in excess of 120 feet, as well as additional boats and water toys is sited along the western portion of the estate grounds. Rich with history, the guard gated Harbor Island enclave is perhaps the most coveted address along the waterfront in Southern California. Poised at the island's tip and transcending all others, the space and views afforded by this distinguished residence cannot be replicated. 






























#2      305 Indian Road, Palm Beach, Florida 33480 is listed for sale at $22,000,000.



Over one acre of water front property located on the North End with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths and 5,403 sq.ft.. This listing includes the adjacent lot on the east side, totaling 48,508 square feet. Amazing views of the intracoastal, Peanut Island and turquoise waters of the Palm Beach Inlet. Rare opportunity to build your dream home and a dock for easy water access.



















#3     
20 Hook Pond Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937 is listed for sale at $17,500,000.



Down a private lane in the Hook Pond estate area in the heart of East Hampton village is a new home 7 bedrooms, 12 baths and 6,500 sq.ft. that masterfully blends a Hamptons traditional with modern sensibilities. Designed and built by Abstract Builders, LLC, this ( on 3 levels) home is perfectly sited on this 1.6 acre lot to take full advantage of the sweeping upper floor views of Hook Pond and the Atlantic Ocean. Open and light-filled interiors are enhanced by white oak floors and the expansive use of glass-including panoramic glass sliding doors imported from Greece-allowing for seamless transitions between indoors and out. The main entrance to the home is through a sleek industrial, steel-and-glass wall that opens to a double-height entry with an adjoining oak-paneled library/den. But the hub of any home today is the kitchen/living area. Here, an open kitchen with a dramatic island of a single slab of luminous Zimbabwe granite-flows into a dining area and generous gathering room with a glamorous smoked-mirrored wet bar, all open to the outside through glass door walls. On the other side of the shared fireplace is a more intimate, formal living room. A junior master suite with direct access to the outside completes the first floor. Ascend the gracious stairway, or take the elevator, to the second floor and to the master bedroom which includes two full baths (one with a soaking tub and vanity), a windowed closet room with custom high-gloss enamel cabinetry with inset lighting, a fireplace of Arabescato marble (which matches the marble in the bathrooms), plus it's very own secluded deck where you can sip your coffee and watch the swans glide on Hook Pond. Three more ensuite bedrooms, a lounge/TV nook, and one of two laundry areas complete the second level. Up one more flight is a third-floor observation deck with gas fireplace and wet bar, with an even more stunning vista. On the lower level, each end has floor to ceiling windows which make the space feel truly alive in the way that only natural light can. Two ensuite bedrooms flank either side of the lower level but the remainder of the living area is open, with a double-sided travertine fireplace separating a billiard area from an informal viewing area with a 133-inch projection TV. Moving through the space you'll pass a glass-enclosed wine cellar and gym, plus a full steam room and state-of-the-art Infrared sauna. Climb an outdoor teak stairway to the pool area, with a 50'x18' gunite pool and separate 10'x10' spa anchored by an elegant pool house with attached outdoor shower surround. Alabama limestone surrounds the pool edge and continues into the pool house so that with retractable glass doors on two sides it's truly integrated with its surroundings. Off the back of the main house are two covered porches with retractable screens and a fully equipped outdoor kitchen that make outdoor entertaining seamless. Time to sit back and enjoy the view and listen to the sound of the ocean. 


























#4   2201 Daybreak Ridge, Avon, Colorado 81620 is listed for sale at  $12,650,000



Extraordinary 6-bedroom. 8 bath, 10,660 sq.ft. home including 2-bedrooms in a private guest cabin with full kitchen connected by enclosed bridge. Large yard with spa & wood-burning fire pit. Sweeping views to the Gore Range & Beaver Creek ski slopes. Ski-in / Ski-out access. This home features: Great room; private top-level master suite; beautiful study; climate-controlled wine room; entertainment/family room; full western bar; sauna; gourmet kitchen with butler's pantry; exercise room; elevator to all 3 levels.

















































#5     1215 Evergreen Point Road, Medina, WA 98039 is listed for sale at $11,600,000.



A rare Medina waterfront opportunity with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 9,010 sq.ft.. The retreat on Evergreen Point Road,distinguished 1.46 acre estate in the heart of Medina.Impeccably manicured, gated grounds.89 feet of western waterfront on Lake Washington; a library at the prow of the home's elegant livability.Day rooms;music salon;guest quarters.Recreational compound: indoor pool, wine cellar, billiard, boating swimming.Spilling over with Olympic mountain, Seattle city and lake views. Including two parcels.






















#6      27400 Heavens Way, Carmel, CA 93923 is listed for sale at $9,250,000.



A World Away. Right Here. Old-World Inspired Estate with 6 bedrooms, 8 baths and 6,100 sq.ft. in an Ideal Carmel Valley setting nestled amongst the oaks of Carmel Valley. This European-inspired estate transports you to a place of country elegance and privacy across 45 acres. Experience sweeping valley views in a serene setting that feels a world away yet is conveniently located between Carmel-by-the-Sea and Carmel Valley village. Quality craftsmanship and thoughtful design with soaring open-beam, cathedral ceilings and custom stonework throughout combine to create a home that is both impressive and comfortable with six luxuriously appointed en-suite bedrooms. Tranquil landscaping includes olive trees, vines and lavender that complement the rolling, oak-studded hills and captivating views of the Santa Lucia Mountains. The 45-acre property is four legal parcels in an ideal mid-valley location make this old-world inspired estate an unmatched combination of privacy, luxury and convenience. 















#7       17555 Ranchito Del Rio, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091 is listed for sale at $6,250,000.



Welcome to Paradise! The best location in the West Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe, this  6 bedroom, 9 bath, 10,000 square foot, 5 star resort style estate with amazing amenities sits on 3.57 of usable acres (permitted for 3 horses) with a detached 1 bedroom luxury guest house and its own private gated entrance. Living in Paradise will include a solar powered smart home with a Crestron system, 8 seat movie theatre (recently upgraded), indoor/outdoor sound system, a glamorous master suite with his and hers bath areas, a gigantic walk in closet and his/hers office. The oversized family room off the gourmet kitchen includes 3 brand new Samsung tvs (football weekends will never be the same), and an attached bar and wine cellar. Relax after playing basketball and watch the hot air balloons from your solar powered pool/spa, an outdoor kitchen with TV, 6 fireplaces, 2 large fenced in dog runs with a raised garden to grow your own organic fruits and vegetables. This 6 bedroom/7 bath estate is a true Paradise for the entire family to enjoy. 



















Today's Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Rates Hit Holiday Weekend at Recent Lows 
May 25 2018, 5:02PM

Mortgage rates moved much lower this week with another strong move today.  As we discussed yesterday, this is certainly at odds with the prevailing news coverage, which continues to focus on yesterday's Freddie Mac survey.  Here's a link to yesterday's article, or you can take my word for it that Freddie's survey is now outdated.

Or you could just forget all that and consider the following.  At several huge, "household name" lenders, the upfront costs on a 30yr fixed quote of 4.75% are now the same as they were for 4.875% just a few days ago.  That's a strong week by anyone's standards, and it brings today's rates in line with the lowest of the past several weeks. 

Whether or not the strength persists, remains to be seen.  We'll be waiting at least until next Tuesday to get any clues as markets are closed for Memorial Day on Monday.


52 Week Range          Today  Yesterday            Low/High 

30 Yr FRM4.61%4.67%-0.063.84%4.79%
15 Yr FRM4.04%4.10%-0.063.12%4.22%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.40%4.42%-0.023.35%4.50%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.65%4.70%-0.054.10%4.81%
5/1 Yr ARM3.95%3.92%+0.033.01%4.00%

The Top 50 Luxury Real Estate Markets:

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 $6,935,277. Atherton home values have gone up 17.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.9% within the next  
year.

The median home value in Palo Alto  94301 is $4,350,546. 94301 home values have gone up 20.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Los Alto 94022 is $4,275,400. 94022 home values have gone up         20.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.9% within the next year. 

The median home value in Saratoga 95070 is $3,051,327. Saratoga home values have gone up 18.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Ross 94957 is $2,925,240. 94957 home values have declined -2.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% within the next year.          

The median home value in Tiburon 94920 is $2,790,806. 94920 home values have gone up 7.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.7% within the next year.

The median home value in San Francisco 94118 is $2,109,053. 94118 home values have gone up 11.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.8% 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 SoHo 10013 is $3,201,557. 10013 home values have declined -2.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Watermill 11976 is $3,278,374. 11976 home values have gone up 10.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.4% within the next year.

The median home value in  Wainscott 11975 is $3,463,661. 11975 home values have gone up 14.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.6% within the next year.         
The median home value in Tribeca 10007 is $3,117,391. Tribeca home values have declined -2.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Greenwich Village 10012 is $2,540,227. 10012 home values have gone up 0.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year.


Southern CA- LA,  Orange, Santa Barbara 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
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 $4,936,752. 90210 home values have gone up 8.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Monica 90402 is $3,905,343. 90402 home values have gone up 7.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Barbara 93108 is $3,028,619. 93108 home values have gone up 3.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0%

The median home value in Malibu 90265 is $2,965,888. 90265 home values have gone up 11.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.8% within the next year.  

The median home value in  Newport Beach 92661 is $2,867,016. 92661 home values have gone up 9.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Newport Coast 92657 is $2,799,400. 92657 home values have gone up 4.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year. 
      
The median home value in Bel Air 90077 is $2,663,037. 90077 home values have gone up 7.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.9% within the next year


Southern CA- San Diego

33) Rancho Santa Fe 92067

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe 92067 is $2,854,635. 92067 home values have gone up 3.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Del Mar 92014 is $1,855,367. 92014 home values have gone up 7.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.3% within the next year. 

The median home value in  Coronado 92118 is $1,824,376. 92118 home values have gone up 7.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.7% within the next year.
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The median home value in La Jolla 92037 is $1,678,017. 92037 home values have gone up 8.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.9% within the next year.         

The median home value in Solona Beach 92075 is $1,319,558. 92075 home values have gone up 6.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.2% within the next year. 
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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.

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Washington

22) Medina 98039       

The median home value in Medina is $2,857,303. Medina home values have gone up 16.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Clyde Hill is $2,610,596. Clyde Hill home values have gone up 17.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.1% within the next year.  

The median home value in Mercer Island is $1,548,334. Mercer Island home values have gone up 14.2% this past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Bellevue is $947,663. Bellevue home values have gone up 18.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Seattle is $772,729. Seattle home values have gone up 17.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Kirkland is $769,278. Kirkland home values have gone up 20.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.6% within the next year.
  
Colorado

#40  Aspen  81611

The median home value in Aspen is $1,359,558.  Aspen home values have gone up 8.9%.

The median home value in Snowmass Village is $853,542.  Snowmass Village home values have gone up 1.4% over the past year.

The median home value in Vail is $854,222. Vail home values have gone up 2.9% over the past year.
        
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Cordially,

Tom Furino