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Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Mary Ann Lipsey]
Social Security is the largest source of retirement income for many retirees, but how far those checks will stretch depends on how much you’ve earned in Social Security benefits as well as where you live.For retired workers, the average Social Security benefit was $1,294 per month at the end of 2013, which equates for a couple to be about $31,056 in annual Social Security benefits (also ad...
Read Post [Posted on 10/22/2014 By John Askins]
Many retirees have been struggling to qualify for a mortgage, finding their post-retirement monthly incomes aren’t sufficient enough to get a loan under today’s tough underwriting standards. The problem was particularly pronounced for retirees who were still making payments on car loans, credit cards, or home equity lines of credit and who found they were unable to qualify under today’s low “debt-...
Read Post [Posted on 10/20/2014 By John Askins]
The population is getting older, and those who are 65 and up now make up the biggest part of the nation’s population in size and percentage, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Older residents comprise over 40.3 million people.  The older adult population has increased by 15.1 percent since 2000, while the combined remaining age groups saw 9.7 percent growth.  The state...
Read Post [Posted on 10/20/2014 By John Askins]
Huntsville State Park is so nice, just a beautiful place! Search online and see! Lots to do there. Great place to swim, or horseback ride....http://http://www.yelp.com/biz/huntsville-state-park-huntsville Attached are some pictures and more information!  Huntsville is a really nice community!  TEXAS.    ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/16/2014 By Marie Castecka]
The aging of the nation's Baby Boomer population could reshape the United States' residential real estate market and economy in the coming years. As members of this demographic get older, many will move out of the houses where they raised families and downsize into smaller, cozier apartments, condominiums, and townhouses.  This is a normal transition for people of such age, but it represents...
Read Post [Posted on 10/12/2014 By John Askins]
Retirees are increasingly flocking to cooler climates and smaller towns than sunny, southern havens in states like Florida or Arizona that generally are popular retirement hot-spots. Baby boomers are looking elsewhere, from Maine to Washington. "Boomers and retirees these days are considering a much wider range of destinations for retirement, often choosing states that don't commonly come to mind,...
Read Post [Posted on 10/06/2014 By John Askins]
 http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/on-retirement/2013/08/09/5-ways-to-tap-your-home-for-retirement-income   ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/05/2014 By Cung Nguyen]
Lake Conroe is a beautiful area!  Some beautiful homes for sale here!  Amazing.  Bentwater offers premier resort living on Lake Conroe in historic Montgomery. At Bentwater, residents and guests can enjoy the only waterfront, gated community in Texas with 54 holes of championship golf, pro shops, a yacht club and marina, a racquet club, fitness center, day spa, and two private island...
Read Post [Posted on 10/03/2014 By Marie Castecka]
A large demographic shift is looming as baby boomers age and a more ethnically diverse group of Millennials emerge, and the housing and mortgage finance industries may be ill-prepared to meet the changing demands, according to five former secretaries of Housing and Urban Development. The former secretaries spoke at the Bipartisan Policy Center's Housing Summit in Washington, D.C.,"HUD is...
Read Post [Posted on 09/26/2014 By John Askins]
If you are thinking about buying a second home to turn into a vacation rental, there are some basic considerations to making it profitable.  Having a second home as a vacation rental makes a lot of sense these days.  Especially given how popular "Stay-cations" have become due to the increased security risks involved in traveling internationally to what used to be very popular vacation re...
Read Post [Posted on 09/17/2014 By Maelia Davis]
Two-thirds of baby boomers say they want to help their children or grandchildren with a home down payment, according to a study of more than 1,000 baby boomers age 45 and up conducted by Meredith Research Solutions for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.  In fact, one in five boomers surveyed say they've already loaned their children money, cosigned a mortgage, or given a cash gift for a d...
Read Post [Posted on 09/16/2014 By John Askins]
A lot of retirees are looking to stay near big cities and near their families, but not in the city, by seeking more affordable options nearby. “One day our children will leave the nest and naturally, as parents, we want them to soar,” says Charlie Young, ERA Real Estate president and CEO. “We also want to stay in touch and visit with them as much as possible without giving up our own lifestyle.”...
Read Post [Posted on 09/16/2014 By John Askins]
http://blogs.marketwatch.com/encore/2014/09/15/how-your-home-can-pay-for-your-retirement/ 
Read Post [Posted on 09/15/2014 By Cung Nguyen]
How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Before You Retire   For most of your life, preparing for retirement means investing. But as the actual date approaches, you also will need to streamline your budget so your expenses will be as low as possible. If a mortgage payment is your biggest monthly expense, as it is for most people, you might want to try to pay off your mortgage before you retire....
Read Post [Posted on 09/15/2014 By Michelle Cannon]
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