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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]
More buyers are being lured to the idea of purchasing a second home thanks to competitive prices in many areas. But with the rising costs of travel and more cost-conscience buying habits, many of these buyers are bypassing typical vacation hot-spots and resorts and choosing to buy a vacation home closer to their primary residence. The median distance between the buyer’s primary residence and vac...
Read Post [Posted on 11/23/2014 By John Askins]
DECEMBER HAPPENINGS ON GALVESTON ISLANDPeriod costumes, parades and entertainment will fill the streets at Dickens on the Strand. Put on your top hat and join the fun on Dec. 5-7. www.galvestonhistory.orgEbenezer Scrooge will take the stage in Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" at The Grand 1894 Opera House on Dec. 5. Check out www.thegrand.com to see all the wonderful Holiday entertainment comin...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Dee Richmond]
With home values and mortgage rates fluctuating, 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.  ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/18/2014 By John Askins]
Some aging Baby Boomers will upsize, not downsize, if they move at all, poll findsBy Dina ElBoghdady October 30 We’ve been warned that the multi-level homes with the sprawling lawns in the driving-dependent suburbs that are popular with baby boomers may not work so well for them as they age. Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and the AARP told us so...
Read Post [Posted on 11/15/2014 By Tansel Coskun]
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