August 2021

There are 9 blog entries for August 2021.

From Realtor.com, John Steinbeck’s Sag Harbor, NY, Home on the Market for $16.75M for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 082421

The Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck’s sweet retreat in Sag Harbor, NY, is on the market. The quaint cottage on 1.8 acres is available for $16,750,000.

Steinbeck purchased the home, built in 1953, with his third wife, Elaine, in the mid-1950s. He split his time between the waterfront property and his home on the Upper East Side until his death in 1968, the New York Times notes.

Read on.

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Jean-Luc Andriot Boca Raton - Delray Beach Luxury market report August 2021 for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 072021

As I am a member of The Institute for Luxury Marketing, I thought I would share with you their August 2021 report for Boca Raton - Delray Beach.

It is your guide to a general analysis on the trends and comparative data on the top-residential markets in the Boca Raton - Delray Beach area.

Statistics are separated between single family homes and condominiums / townhomes in Boca Raton - Delray Beach.

At the national level:

This month we are taking a deeper dive into some of the top trends that are currently influencing the luxury real estate market.

It seems surreal to look back to our August 2019 report and see our findings highlighted a decrease in the demand for luxury homes, a decline in the average sales price and that people were

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Smart faucet for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 080421

So-called “smart” devices are increasingly popular, adding new features and functionality to just about every room in your home. One room that you might not consider for a smart upgrade is the kitchen, but you should. There are a number of sensors and connected devices that can transform your kitchen into something special. One great option that’s often overlooked is the addition of a smart faucet to your sink.

While smart faucets aren’t as well known (yet) as other smart home add-ons such as smart lighting and smart thermostats, they can have a significant impact on how you use your kitchen. Not only can you turn the faucets on and off in different ways, but you can also have your smart faucets automatically save you money on your water bill. If

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August 2021 - Jean-Luc Andriot - Post 3

It’s the old supply-and-demand predicament: Home sales in the U.S. continue at a torrid pace, but the availability of listings remains limited. Buoyed by historically low mortgage rates, buyers keep shopping for homes, reducing the available inventory and sparking a rise in home prices across the country.

News website The Atlantic summarized the sizzling home market this way:

“Pick a housing statistic at random, and it’s probably setting an all-time record. Home prices: record high. Inventory: record low. Percentage of homes selling above asking price: record high. Average time on market: record low.”¹

Meanwhile, homebuilders are contending with an increase in material costs and a shortage of labor. These issues come amid an ongoing shortage of

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