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Aspect from a vacation home. A rustic fireplace is situated in the living room and four lounge chairs lie on the balcony. The forest may be seen in the background.

How to Choose the Perfect Vacation Home

If you’re planning for your next new-home purchase to be a vacation home, it’s important you do a little due diligence to make sure the home is what you dreamed of. Here’s what to consider when buying a vacation home.
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House with a pair of trees on each side of the door along with well-trimmed hedges.

What to Consider Before Buying a Resort Home

New homes are a good fit for vacation home purchasers since they don’t need maintenance and offer a turnkey lifestyle. Before choosing a resort home, be sure it matches your preferred location, climate and activities. Here’s how.
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August 2017   By Michele Lerner

A group of business people analyzing building plans along with an engineer. The building plans are on the table along with a blue helmet

Comparing Builders: How to Find the Best Fit for You

Feeling stuck when comparing builders? Think of it like dating! The builder that is willing and works with you to meet your wants and needs will stand out.
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June 2017   By Judy Marchman

Two ladies discuss outside and gestures with their hands. In the background may be seen alleys and several trees.

Buying Versus Renting: How to Choose the Option That’s Right for You

How do you know when you’re ready to buy a new home? The answer involves serious self-assessment, but here are some things you should ask yourself to help determine if renting or buying a home is the right choice for you.
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June 2017   By Judy Marchman

View of guest house with wooden deck and nicely trimmed garden. Located in the Northwest region of the United States.

Guest Quarters: Is a Guest House or Casita Right for You?

When building your new home for retirement, you may consider building a guest house or casita. Doing so means privacy and comfort for you and your guests. But there are some things to consider before you build this additional unit. Here’s what you should know about building a guest house with your new home.
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November 2017   By Rachel Hartman

55-Plus Homebuyers Want Edgier Amenities

With community gardens, wine tasting and pickleball courts, 55-plus communities offer a plethora of activities and amenities to help homebuyers stay active and engaged with neighbors. Here’s more on why 55-plus homebuyers want edgier amenities.
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June 2017   By Michele Lerner

A walking trails winds around homes and a green space with picnic bench in Cresswind Charlotte, a community that appeals to 55+ homebuyers in Charlotte, NC.

Back to the City: Urban Lifestyles for 55+ Buyers

Urban areas provide residents with entertainment, shopping, dining and more. It’s no wonder that 55+ homebuyers are looking to move from the suburbs and back into the city in retirement. Here’s why 55+ homebuyers are flocking to urban lifestyles.
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October 2017   By Seve Kale

Athens, Ga., downtown at city hall at dusk.

Best Cities to Retire To

Now that you’re entering your retirement years, it’s time to find a home where you can live financially comfortably and enjoy a community that keeps you active. Here are the best cities to retire to.
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September 2017   By Sanda Brown

Smiling senior couple sitting on their kitchen floor at home drinking red wine and browsing the Internet on a laptop.

Boomers: Head South or Stay Put?

As you get close (or closer) to retirement, you may think about where you’ll live. Do you want to live in the cooler North or be in the warmer South? This short quiz will help you decide what’s a better fit for you in your Golden Years.
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February 2018   By Laurie Leiker

Both young and active adults living in the same area.

Considering the 55-Plus Community

Thinking about moving to a 55+ community? So are thousands of other home shoppers. These are their key considerations.
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June 2017   By Drew Knight