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How to get ready for retirement

For most people, retirement feels like a long way off. But, if you don’t start preparing as early as possible, you may find yourself in a place of financial insecurity when the time does come. To avoid this, consider implementing the following tips.

1. Calculate your target savings. In general, it’s recommended that you save between 10 to 15 percent of your income for retirement. However, you can always use an online savings calculator to determine the amount you need to save for your specific needs and goals.

2. Contribute to your employer’s retirement savings plan. Does your job offer a 401(k), traditional IRA, or Roth IRA? Sign up and start saving as soon as they allow you to. It’s recommended to set up

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From Realtor.com, Real Estate and the City: Cynthia Nixon Buys NYC Townhome for $4.4M for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 070821

Raise your cosmo! With filming underway of the HBO Max show “And Just Like That,” a sequel to “Sex and the City,” Cynthia Nixon has also been busy off-camera.

The actress and her wife, Christine Marinoni, have reportedly picked up a Manhattan multiunit townhome for $4.4 million, according to the New York Post. Located on the East Side Kip’s Bay neighborhood, the posh property offers a total of 4,000 square feet and exposed brick walls, and is currently configured as three apartments. 

Read on.

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If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix.

Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes selling for record highs,1the appraisal process—historically a standard part of a home purchase—is receiving more attention than ever.

That’s because some sellers are finding out the hard way that a strong offer can fizzle quickly when an appraisal comes in below the contract price. Traditionally, the sale of a home is contingent on a satisfactory valuation. But in a rapidly appreciating market, it can be difficult for appraisals to keep pace with rising prices.

Thus, many sellers in today’s market favor buyers who are willing to guarantee their full offer

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From Realtor.com, Robert Redford Selling $4.9M Horse Whisper Ranch in Utah for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 062521

Back in the mid-1990s, the legendary actor and director Robert Redford scooped up a ranch in Charleston, UT.

The rustic (yet refined) property is just a 15-minute drive north of Sundance, UT, where he famously founded the Sundance Mountain Resort and Sundance Institute, which organizes the Sundance Film Festival.

Known as Horse Whisper Ranch, the 30-acre parcel—which Redford transformed into a horse ranch—is now on the market for $4.9 million.

The offering includes four buildings: a 1,460-square-foot cottage with two bedrooms) a 1,996-square-foot garden/hobby house, a wood shop spanning 3,200 square feet, as well as a garage to store boats and an RV. Horse riding facilities include a pasture, hay barn, four-stall breezeway barn, and covered

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Jean-Luc Andriot Boca Raton - Delray Beach Luxury market report June 2021 for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 062421

As I am a member of The Institute for Luxury Marketing, I thought I would share with you their June 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 look at the key drivers controlling the luxury real estate market.

We review how the gradual alignment of influential factors has led to a perfect storm of high demand in the luxury segment and whether there are any significant factors that may cause this demand to slow in future months.

We investigate

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Bug zapper for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 061421  

To get this out there, there’s very little chance that you don’t know what a bug zapper is. There’s also at least a chance that you’ve never actually used one in real life and have just seen them used in a cartoon, movie, or TV show. Bug zappers have all but become a part of pop culture, usually indicating that a character lives in a very rural setting and more often than not comes from the poorer side of the tracks. So let’s get rid of that mental image right off the bat, because bug zappers are actually very useful tools that can make your home and yard a bit more comfortable as bugs that bite are out looking for a nibble in the heat of summer.

How Bug Zappers Work

While the “zap” in the name gives away a large part of how bug zappers work,

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Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line.

Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. Low home inventory and high buyer demand have driven home prices to an all-time high.1 This has given an unexpected financial boost to many homeowners during a challenging time.
However, for some renters, rising home prices are making dreams of homeownership feel further out of reach.

If you’re a homeowner, it’s important for you to understand how your home’s value contributes to your overall net worth.
If you’re a renter, now is the time for you to figure out how homeownership fits into your short-term goals and your long-term financial future. An

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