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It is much cheaper for older people to live out their lives in a home of their own than it is to move to a residential center, but it takes work to make a home safer, according to the Home Safety Council. The council advises anyone contemplating home safety for an older resident to consider hiring an occupational therapist who specializes in home modifications. If a physician writes a prescript...
Read Post [Posted on 02/15/2015 By John Askins]
Aging Baby Boomers and their “Echo Boomer” children will significantly impact trends in the nation’s housing market over the next 20 years. In a report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center, “Demographic Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Housing Markets,” researchers at the National Association of REALTORS®, The Urban Institute, and the University of S...
Read Post [Posted on 02/13/2015 By John Askins]
Two ladies came to our office and presented a wearable safety alarm that they design and distribute.  They are small and easy to carry and can attach to a purse or backpack or belt, etc.  They are simple to use.  If you feel threatened or are threatened, you simply squeeze the alarm and it emits a loud noise designed to startle the person threatening you and to alert others in the a...
Read Post [Posted on 02/12/2015 By Jean Risha]
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is conducting a series of lectures and a workshop designed to provide classroom instruction and hands-on training in ranchette operation. The Small Acreage Landowner Series includes five two-hour seminars scheduled for Tuesday evenings beginning Feb. 17. A Saturday workshop is scheduled for March 21. Topics for the seminars include farm and equipm...
Read Post [Posted on 02/01/2015 By John Askins]
As the economy improves, Millennials and Baby Boomers are on the move, but they’re heading in opposite directions, according to a new analysis by real estate data firm RealtyTrac. Each year, 17 million Americans (or about 6 percent of the population) move into a different county, according to Census Bureau data. RealtyTrac’s analysis found Millennials (considered born between 1977 t...
Read Post [Posted on 01/28/2015 By John Askins]
Parades Parades Parades!!! 22 parades and thousands of beads!!! It's Mardi Gras time o Galveston Island! February 6 - 17. www.mardigrasgalveston.com ETC brings another timeless production to Galveston Godspell will be on stage at Island East-End Theater Company on February 27 - March 28. www.islandetc.org Artwalk where friends and families gather together to admire the works of our i...
Read Post [Posted on 01/21/2015 By Dee Richmond]
More baby boomers are planning a move, and they're targeting cities with a lower cost of living, greater job potential, and warmer weather, according to new research by the National Association of REALTORS®. "A broadly improving economy and rebounding home prices are giving baby boomers the opportunity to sell and move to support their retirement lifestyle," says Lawrence Yun,...
Read Post [Posted on 01/08/2015 By John Askins]
With rental prices on the rise, where are renters paying the most in the country? San Francisco tops the list of cities where rents are the costliest, as rental costs have shot up 8.1 percent quarter-over-quarter — one of the highest increases nationwide. Zumper, a national apartment rental site, recently released its November 2014 rent report, naming the following top 10 priciest rent...
Read Post [Posted on 01/06/2015 By John Askins]
              HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!!! Performing at The Grand 1894 Opera House Galveston Symphony Orchestra on 1/4 Flashdance The Musical on 1/9-10 Steve Tyrell on 1/11 In The Mood on 1/16 The Oakridge Boys on 1/24-25 Guys and Dolls on 1/31 HAPPY 120TH BIRTHDAY TO THE GRAND!!! You are invited to the birthday celebration at the Grand on 1/3 from 12-5. ww...
Read Post [Posted on 01/01/2015 By Dee Richmond]
Here are four tips for a better YOU in 2015... 1. Instead of resolutions, set intentions this year. Don't set yourself up for failure by making super specific resolutions, instead, make your intentions part of an overall mindset. 2. Reflect on what you've learned about yourself in 2014. Good or bad, how can you use those lessons to improve yourself and your life i...
Read Post [Posted on 12/31/2014 By Susan Greer]
How To Host A Fun And Safe New Year's Party New Year's is a great time to host a party for friends and family.  The hectic holiday season is over and it is a time for new beginnings, but if you plan on having a party at your home or are hosting an event somewhere else there are a few things to keep in mind in order to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun time.  Here are a f...
Read Post [Posted on 12/27/2014 By Enrique Escobar]
U.S. News & World Report has ranked the most difficult cities to make ends meet in retirement. The publication's ranking was based on the cost of living, housing, and taxes in those places. The following are the seven costliest retirement spots, including the median amount retirees spend on their mortgages.  1. Bridgeport, Conn.  Median amount retirees spend on mortgage per m...
Read Post [Posted on 12/23/2014 By John Askins]
Americans age 65 and over are holding onto home ownership instead of downsizing into rentals or moving to senior centers, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Indeed, the largest jump in buyers this year was among people between the ages of 65 and 74. This age segment increased to 13 percent of all buyers from 10 percent a year earlier, according to National Association of REALTORS® data."Th...
Read Post [Posted on 12/21/2014 By John Askins]
More baby boomers are planning a move, and they're targeting cities with a lower cost of living, greater job potential, and warmer weather, according to new research by the National Association of REALTORS®. "A broadly improving economy and rebounding home prices are giving baby boomers the opportunity to sell and move to support their retirement lifestyle," says Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief ...
Read Post [Posted on 12/16/2014 By John Askins]
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