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It's amazing how quickly a person goes from being a young adult to being in mid-life. At least I am amazed! My grandmother, who we all called Mamo, once told me that the older you get-the faster time goes. And eventually, if you live long enough, you can look back on your life knowing you lived it, but feeling that someone else actually did. Maybe like it's a movie you remember? Time passes quick...
Read Post [Posted on 07/20/2014 By Loretta Morehead]
What makes a city great for older adults? According to a report, the community must offer quality health care, educational and employment opportunities, a strong economy, and transportation, according to the Milken Institute’s Best Cities for Successful Aging Index, which used these among 78 indicators to rank the top areas for seniors. "The traditional notions about retirement, about pulling up s...
Read Post [Posted on 07/20/2014 By John Askins]
http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/2014/07/houston-area-master-planned-communities-dominate-national-list/#24899101=0 ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/08/2014 By Cung Nguyen]
Want something different to do this weekend?  Want to experience the "great outdoors?" Want to get "back to nature" but you do not want to drive far?  Well, look no farther than Woodland Park.  Located in the shadow of Houston's downtown skyscrapers, Woodland Park is 17 acres of undisturbed natural habitat located along the banks of Little White Oak Bayou.  However, if you woul...
Read Post [Posted on 07/01/2014 By Felicia Zbranek]
More than 1.5 million older Americans have lost their homes to foreclosure and millions more are at risk, according to an AARP report. The risk appears to be greatest among Americans 75 years and older, as well as minority home owners.About one in 30 adults 75 and older face foreclosure today. That's significant when compared to 2007, when one in 300 home owners aged 75 and older were at risk of f...
Read Post [Posted on 06/24/2014 By John Askins]
Brand New Listing!! 5 Acre Estate in Manvel Tx. Very Peaceful area and neighborhood. Property has about 20-30 beautiful large oak trees surrounding the 5 acres. the estate is completely fenced in. The estate has a large stocked pond with small and large mouth bass. the home is a 5 bedroom 4 full baths and approx. 3800 sq. ft. of living area. The home needs some minor updating such as counterto...
Read Post [Posted on 06/23/2014 By Juan Hernandez]
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” -Albert Einstein This is an interesting quote, and is probably the reason why so many problems seem unsolvable. If you have a problem in your life and are trying to deal with it from the same emotional state you were when you created it, you won’t be able to come up with a good solution. Only when you think better, c...
Read Post [Posted on 06/18/2014 By Mary Ann Lipsey]
With home values fluctuating over the past few years, some buyers are seeing a great opportunity to buy their retirement home now instead of waiting until they retire years later.  For example, in one of the largest retirement areas in the nation — Century Village in Boca Raton, Fla. — the average age of a new home buyer has dropped from the mid-70s to the low 60s in the last year.&n...
Read Post [Posted on 06/15/2014 By John Askins]
Former NAR President Richard Mendenhall, of RE/MAX Boone Realty in Columbia, Mo., has urged REALTORS®, clients and investors to expand their definition of what makes a second-home market. Mendenhall suggusted tapping into college towns, where students’ parents often purchase a duplex or other property for their child to live for four years. “It doesn’t have to be Harvard or Yale, it...
Read Post [Posted on 06/03/2014 By John Askins]
Baby boomers who plan to move for retirement are looking for smaller, affordable homes that are easily accessible to medical care and near their family, finds a new poll of more than 1,000 adults born between 1946 and 1964 conducted by Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com.  Baby boomers who make more than $100,000 a year are the most likely to say they plan to buy a new home during retirement...
Read Post [Posted on 05/30/2014 By John Askins]
The federal Administration on Aging predicts that the population of individuals aged 65 and older will double between by 2030, but a survey of cities by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging found that fewer than 50 percent are ready to meet the needs of an aging population. The group found a need for access to better transportation and housing for seniors. Lawmakers in Ohio -- ...
Read Post [Posted on 05/27/2014 By John Askins]
The YMCA has a Diabetes Prevention Program that has helped many folks reduce their risk of being diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. They made a video to market the program to the Houston area. The film includes only a few seconds of my class, but the woman they highlighted is one of my students. Please watch this video and share with anyone who may be interested in the program. ...
Read Post [Posted on 05/24/2014 By Marta Guerrero]
U.S. News & World Report released a report on the top places to retire, taking into account lifestyle, cost of living, and home prices, among other factors.  Some of the publication’s top picks for retirees: Flagstaff, Ariz.: Pleasant year-round weather and one of the sunniest places in the nation.  Boone, N.C.: Views of the Blue Ridge Mountains at an affordable price: The media...
Read Post [Posted on 05/16/2014 By John Askins]
Housing sells are experiencing a  30% to 50 % increase in price as compared to a year ago in some high demand areas in Katy.It is a sellers market!Be prepared to pay 100% of the asking price or more....
Read Post [Posted on 05/04/2014 By Moses Diaz]
The decline in overall home equity has made it difficult for some retirees to afford senior housing, the USA Today reports. Many seniors often use the sale of a home as significant funding source in order to move into long-term housing care or continuing-care retirement communities, but with declining home values, some seniors are finding it a struggle to come up with the extra money to pay for ...
Read Post [Posted on 05/04/2014 By John Askins]
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