Tuesday, April 24, 2018


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Today's Top Ten    


#1 
    
 Migdale Castle, RR 44, Millbrook, NY 12545 is listed for sale at $19,500,000.




In 1927, the cornerstone was laid for the Migdale Castle in Millbrook, NY for the daughter of Andrew Carnegie. It was to be reminiscent of the Skibo Castle in Scotland, owned by Carnegie himself. In 2000, the current owners purchased the property and embarked on a 4-year masterful renovation that resulted in one of Millbrook's most distinguished estates. The Castle is approximately 34,000 SF spanning 4 floors with 29 rooms, 10 bedrooms, 17 baths and 12 fireplaces. Luxurious amenities include the indoor edgeless pool, hot tub, massage room, steam room, dry sauna, 5,000-bottle wine cellar, 13-seat media room, athletic room and golf simulator. From the grand terrace, enjoy commanding views of meticulously maintained lawns and gardens with sweeping views of the Catskill Mountains. Additional buildings on the first of five parcels in this exclusive offering include a 5,000 SF 3 bedroom gatehouse with attached studio apartment and a 10,000 SF staff house adjacent to the Castle, with up to 6 guest suites. Highlights on the grounds of the 100-acre parcel are a tennis court with cabana, a playground and multiple ponds. 4 additional parcels offer: 100-acre parcel with ponds, a large well-planned organic garden with greenhouse, orchards, crop fields, and trails. 135.07-acre parcel with gated entry on Sutton Road, Tudor styled 3-bedroom staff house, freestanding dining hall complete with thatched roof, indoor kitchen, bathroom and a 10,000 SF mechanical barn with radiant flooring, office, bathroom and walk-in refrigeration unit. 18.25-acres with gated entrance on Route 44 home to a mix of open fields and woodlands. 1.26-acres with a 4 bedroom vintage 1900's colonial home, perfect for staff or guests. Create memorable experiences riding, birding, hunting, sport shooting and exploring the landscape in a comfortable and accessible setting, reminiscent of the estate's British heritage on the combined 355 +/- acres. Potential to adapt this property to serve as a public or private membership club, corporate retreat, spa, or a social, religious or academic institution: a setting of excellence inspired by history with a vision of luxury, space, and beauty fulfilled. This is a unique opportunity to acquire one of the Hudson Valley's significant properties. 

























        

The median home value in Brooklyn is $773,770. Brooklyn home values have gone up 9.1%         over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Manhattan is $1,312,814. Manhattan home values have declined         -0.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year.

The median home value in Southampton is $1,570,862. Southampton home values have gone up 6.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year. 

The median home value in Bridgehampton is $2,701,017. Bridgehampton home values have gone up 25.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 7.5% within the next year.

The median home value in SoHo is $3,403,252. SoHo home values have gone up 3.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.2% within the next year.

The median home value in  Water Mill 11976 is $3,278,374. Water Mill 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 Tribeca 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.



#2      25400 Prado De La Felicidad, Calabasas, CA 91302 is listed for sale at $15,995,000
25400 Prado De Las Fresas, Calabasas, CA 91302
This spectacular,  7 bedroom, 9 bath, 15,016 one of a kind property is in the guard gated celebrity enclave "The Oaks" Calabasas. Designer furnished with all the bells & whistles including a grand 2 story entry, beautiful living room, grand family room opens into gourmet chefs kitchen, Recording Studio, formal over-sized dining room, sumptuous master, 7 bedrooms suites, a Professional Recording Studio, custom hardwood floors, on a rare 2 acre flat lot with rolling lawns, custom pool & spectacular views. A professional gym,a game room, office, full Guest house, a wine cellar, barber shop, glam room, media room, elevator, 15 car garage, high tech security & much more. This home distinguishes itself as one of the BEST homes to ever come on market in Los Angeles area- 25 minutes from Beverly Hills. MOTIVATED- Bring ALL your offers! Truly a spectacular property.Just bring your toothbrush. Truly incredible house & property. Panoramic Views. This is a must see wow factor.
25400 Prado De Las Fresas, Calabasas, CA 91302
25400 Prado De Las Fresas, Calabasas, CA 91302
25400 Prado De Las Fresas, Calabasas, CA 91302
25400 Prado De Las Fresas, Calabasas, CA 91302
25400 Prado De Las Fresas, Calabasas, CA 91302
25400 Prado De Las Fresas, Calabasas, CA 91302
25400 Prado De Las Fresas, Calabasas, CA 91302
25400 Prado De Las Fresas, Calabasas, CA 91302
The median home value in Los Angeles is $674,140. Los Angeles home values have gone up 9.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Santa Barbara is $1,115,076. Santa Barbara home values have gone up 6.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Newport Beach is $2,140,357. Newport Beach home values have gone up 7.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Pacific Palisades is $3,103,642. Pacific Palisades home values have gone up 10.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.9% within the next year. 

The median home value in Malibu is $2,967,973. Malibu home values have gone up 11.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.9% within the next year.

The median home value in Bel Air is $3,413,580. Bel Air home values have gone up 7.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.6% within the next year. 

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. 


 
 

#3   
   7455 Hillside Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 is listed for sale at $14,500,000.

Situated in the Hollywood Hills of La Jolla, "Essencia", captures the stunning grandeur of modern organic architecture. This 6 bedrooms, 7 bath,  9,200 sq.ft.  property features 280-degree unobstructed views of the coastline and the village of La Jolla and includes custom luxury amenities throughout.  Fully gated property, wine cellar, theater, Crestron "smart home", Retractable curvilinear glass walls open to vanishing edge saltwater pool and spa with Spectra lighting.


























The median home value in Palm Springs is $407,432. Palm Springs home values have gone up 11.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.5% within the next year.

The median home value in Rancho Mirage is $484,379. Rancho Mirage home values have gone up 5.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.6% within the next year.

The median home value in San Diego is $625,759. San Diego home values have gone up 9.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.0% within the next year.         

The median home value in Solana Beach is $1,311,266. Solana Beach home values have gone up 6.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.2% within the next year.

The median home value in Coronado is $1,825,486. Coronado home values have gone up 7.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.6% within the next year.

The median home value in La Jolla is $1,732,317. La Jolla home values have gone up 8.8%         over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.8% within the next year. 


The median home value in Del Mar is $2,625,822. Del Mar home values have gone up 9.4%         over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Rancho Santa Fe is $2,642,259. Rancho Santa Fe home values have gone up 4.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.7% within the next year



#4      2500 Steiner Street, Unit 3,  San Francisco, CA 94115 is listed for $7,800,000.




2500 Steiner No. 3 is a rare opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,500 sq.ft. apartment in one of the most most coveted buildings in San Francisco. Perfectly situated in the heart of Pacific Heights, this prominent full floor residence offers dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alta Plaza Park, the bay and beyond. With 3,500 square feet of grand-scale living on one level, 2500 Steiner No. 3 is masterfully designed and offers five bedrooms and four baths. Constructed in 1927, the architectural appeal of this residence is enhanced by original period moldings, soaring ceilings, exposure on all four sides and features wonderful light filled rooms that flow seamlessly from old world to new.


















The median home value in San Francisco is $1,341,791. San Francisco home values have gone up 11.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.5% within the next year. 

The median home value in Sausalito is $1,358,699. Sausalito home values have gone up 5.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.5% within the next year.             

The median home value in Tiburon is $2,547,588. Tiburon home values have gone up 7.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.8% within the next year.
         
The median home value in Saratoga 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 Palo Alto is $3,336,418. Palo Alto home values have gone up 18.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.2% within the next year. 
     
The median home value in Los Altos is $3,601,569. Los Altos home values have gone up 20.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 9.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Los Altos Hills is $5,026,841. Los Altos Hills home values have gone up 18.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Atherton 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. 



#5      84 Royal Palm Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 is listed for sale at $6,695,000


Timeless Palm Beach inspired architecture blends unusually open entertaining areas & transitional styling with this extraordinary  5 bedroom, 6 bath, 6,179 sq.ft. FURNISHED offering.Custom Bomar build transformed by top Chicago interior designers (2012). Hand selected craftsman quality materials,rare finishes, no detail/expense spared!1st level VIP Suite, library/media, open living & dining rooms,Chef's kitchen.2nd level ultra-luxurious Master, expansive Bedroom Suites.Smart House/Impact glass/Generator/100ft waterfront/resort style pool



























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. 

The median home value in Miami 33146 is $896,162. Miami 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 34216 is $951,284. 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 Key Biscayne, 33149 is $1,074,779. Key Biscayne 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 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 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.


#6      2211 6th Street, Boulder, CO 80302 is listed for sale at $5,500,000.



This historic Mapleton Hill estate with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 6,402 sq.ft. was fully restored in 2014. This iconic Boulder treasure is of unparalleled historical elegance. The 3 story home on a triple corner lot has an 820 SF wrap around covered porch. Beautiful original woodwork & fixtures throughout. Marble chef's kitchen, south facing master suite w/ his/her walk-in closets & luxurious bath, dual staircases, 2nd floor laundry, finished basement w/wet bar, wine cellar & gym. A rare opportunity in Boulder's most sought after neighborhood!










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The median home value in Denver is $412,136. Denver home values have gone up 8.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.7% within the next year.

The median home value in Avon is $607,896. Avon home values have gone up 4.1% 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.             

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 Aspen is $1,359,558. Aspen home values have gone up 8.9% over the past year.


#7     42252 North Saquaro Forest Drive, Saguaro Forest Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 is listed for sale at $5,500,000.



An Icon of Desert Mountain. ''The Club Villa''is an amazing Bing Hu architectural design with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 8,187 sq.t. . Featuring newly renovated great room, this estate;s collapsible doors create the ultimate indoor outdoor feel. The home has tremendous golf, mountain, valley and city light views Desert Mountain has to offer. Very open floor plan with 4 ensuite bedrooms, 2 half baths, game/media room, gorgeous office, exercise Room, and 4 car garage.There is a spectacular addition to an already expansive patio creatign remarkable unobstructed views of the 18 green of Chiricahua. Within walking distance to fine dining restaurant/bar and also steps away from the casual grill for convenience. A must see!!!!

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$6,900,000---42252 N Saguaro Forest Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 (MLS # 4997404) - Phoenix and Scottsdale Homes For Sale MyAzHomeSales.com #arizona




The median home value in Catalina Foothills is $446,432. Catalina Foothills home values have gone up 6.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Scottsdale is $455,468. Scottsdale home values have gone up 5.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.8% within the next year. 

The median home value in Sedona is $469,236. Sedona home values have gone up 5.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.7% within the next year. 

The median home value in Carefree is $742,594. Carefree home values have declined -4.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year.


The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,740,401. Paradise Valley home values have gone up 3.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.0% within the next year.


#8       154 Applehead Island Drive, Horsehoe Bay, Texas 78657 is listed for sale at $4,500,000.



North and East facing one of a kind waterfront property  with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 6,522 sq.ft. is located in Applehead Island. Privacy abounds this property as it is located on a point where neighbors are not seen or heard. Beautiful new pool with grotto, swim-up bar, two hot tubs, and a covered patio with built-in grill and bar and a 60 inch retractable flat screen built into the ceiling of the patio. 46 steel beams were drilled 30 feet deep into the bedrock and cemented in place to support the new pool and covered patio. Every bedroomand bathroom has gorgeous lake views and all include private outdoor patios. Beautiful kitchen includes top of the line Sub Zero and Viking appliances with double ovens and warming drawer. Game room includes professional sized pool table and full length shuffleboard table with fireplace and 50 inch television. This property has 270 degree lake views and over 200 feet of water frontage in prestigious Applehead Island. Lake LBJ's constant water level makes this property second to none facing Northeast in Horseshoe Bay. Sold fully furnished and includes boat and jet ski. 














The median price of homes currently listed in Houston 77024 is $949,000.

The median home value in Austin 78746 is $956,100. The home values have gone up 1.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.3% within the next year.

The median home value in Dallas 75225 is $1,216,200. The home values have declined -0.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.5% within the next year.

The median price of homes currently listed in Houston 77005 is $1,312,000

The median home value in Dallas (University Park, Highland Park) 75205 is $1,316,700. The home values have declined -0.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.1% within the next year.         . 

The median home value in Dallas (Highland Park) 75229 is $1,662,100. Highland Park home values have gone up 0.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.5% within the next year.


#9      110 Walker Street, Weston, MA 02493 is listed for sale at $3,999,000.



Custom built and meticulously renovated, the owners  of this 5 bedroom, 6 bath and 5,500 sq.ft. estate have used a leading architect, Jan Gleysteen,and the finest materials to deliver an extraordinary luxury property in a private,coveted cul de sac neighborhood on the south side of Weston. Stone pillar entrance, newly sided red cedar shingle style home, new roof, cooper gutters and a dramatic stair tower. The grand foyer with exceptional millwork and detail leads to a breathtaking family room with a barrel vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace and French doors opening to the bluestone patio and beautifully landscaped yard. The state-of-the-art kitchen spotlights satin white cabinets, Wolf range, Sub Zero refrigerator, oversized island, coffee station, breakfast bar and Calacatta marble counter tops. Formal living and dining rooms plus a unique great room with a second staircase to the master suite, two walk in closets, and a new marble bath.Location,privacy,open floor plan,high ceilings,3 car garage,top rated schools,only 20 mins to Boston. 





















The median home value in Beacon Hill is $821,501. Beacon Hill home values have gone up 9.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.3% within the next year. 

The median home value in Back Bay is $1,113,439. Back Bay home values have gone up 13.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.8% within the next year.

The median home value in Waban, 02468 is $1,474,586. Waban home values have gone up         6.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.8% within the next year.             

The median home value in 02493 is $1,470,781. 02493 home values have gone up 1.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year.

The median home value in Wellesley, 02481 is $1,364,459. Wellseley home values have gone up 5.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next year.

The median home value in Nantucket County is $1,521,579. Nantucket County home values have gone up 5.6% over the past year

The median home value in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard is $1,575,603. Chilmark home values have gone up 4.1% over the past year.             



#10      2081 NE 112th Street, Redmond, WA 98053 is listed for sale at $3,750,000.





 Rare opportunity to customize/create the ultimate lifestyle with a Gregerson Custom Home with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 7,052 sq.ft. on a sun drenched, wide open sky 5 acres in the heart of Redmond Horse Area.  Exceptional floor plan with detailed finish work. Main floor master with fireplace. Gourmet kitchen with expansive island, slab granite, stone floors, and stainless steel appliances. Huge tiered media room, bonus room, library with fireplace, indoor/outdoor spa and spacious outdoor room with kitchen, and guesthouse.  Chance to collaborate with one of the most prestigious builders with an impeccable reputation: Gregerson custom homes is known for building and creating a lifestyle for some of the most renown personalities/families on the Eastside. Attention to detail, finest qualities, impeccable craftsmanship; Hallmarks of his work. 














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. 

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 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 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 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 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.  

Today's Mortgage Rates
NOW Mortgage Rates Are at 4-Year Highs 
Apr 23 2018, 4:49PM

Mortgage rates moved markedly higher today, officially leaving them at new 4-year highs.  The only other time they've earned that distinction this year was in February--NOT last week as all the major surveys claimed.  To be clear, they were certainly close last week, but the surveys didn't account for some of the worst individual days in February.  Does any of this really matter?  No, not so much.  Here's what matters:

The average lender is quoting very well-qualified borrowers with huge downpayments something north of 4.5% on conventional 30yr fixed mortgages today.  Let's call it 4.625%.  Up until Friday, that number hadn't been over 4.5% except for on a few of those ill-fated February days. 

Also important is the message that such a move sends.  Simply put, the bond market (which underlies rates) could be telling us that it's getting back into the same gear seen last Fall and in early 2018.  In general, that's characterized by pervasive, relentless movement toward higher rates.  The saving grace is that the underlying causes for that movement had already hit markets to some extent in late 2016.  So it remains to be seen how much more pain will be priced into rates before more investors feel bonds make sense to own (when more investors buy bonds, rates move lower, all other things being equal). 

52 Week  Range        Today    Yesterday           Low/High

30 Yr FRM4.61%4.58%+0.033.84%4.61%
15 Yr FRM3.99%3.95%+0.043.12%3.99%
FHA 30 Year Fixed4.43%4.37%+0.063.35%4.43%
Jumbo 30 Year Fixed4.65%4.59%+0.064.10%4.65%
5/1 Yr ARM3.75%3.77%-0.023.01%3.77%
Looking for more information?  Have a comment regarding any of today's mansions?  Please email me at furtree@msn.com.  Most importantly have a great day!
Cordially,


Tom Furino