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Even if your retirement seems far away, it’s never too early to think about retirement funds. For many people, retirement means selling their current home. Data from a recent survey show that more than half of the baby boomer generation plan to sell their current homes as part of their retirement. If selling your home is on your retirement agenda, a little thought now about how to get the best pr...
Read Post [Posted on 08/21/2014 By Susan Roddy]
Police Officers, Firefighters and the Sheriff's Dept. will be fighting it out for a good cause. BATTLE OF THE BADGES at Moody Gardens Convention Center on 9/6. www.galvestonbattleofthebadges.comEveryone bring your chairs to Saengerfest Park for Movie Night On The Strand: 9/6 is Gravity. Don't miss Music Night On The Strand: 913 is Bon Ton Mickey and the Zydeco Hot Steppers & 9/27 is the Gary M...
Read Post [Posted on 08/21/2014 By Dee Richmond]
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 08/20/2014 By John Askins]
Purchasers of vacation or second homes are continuing to buy properties much closer to their primary residence.In the past, second-home buyers tended to buy properties out-of-state or were lured to vacation homes near far-flung resorts and tourist destinations. But second-home purchases these days seem to be more restrained, as more purchasers opt for vacation spots that are within a relatively sh...
Read Post [Posted on 08/19/2014 By John Askins]
“A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it.” You walk into a home and immediately you can get “a feel” about the people who live their. Their home tells a story about THEM; what does yours say about you? ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By Mary Ann Lipsey]
Many Americans have embraced the investor role in real estate, hoping it will fund their future retirement. First-time investors are taking the strategy of buying foreclosed homes at super low rates and turning them into rental properties to increase cash-flow now and hopefully later too. “The typical small-size mom-and-pop investor has two or three properties, looking at it as an income suppleme...
Read Post [Posted on 07/27/2014 By John Askins]
Traditionally when Americans retired, they would make big cross-country moves or head south to Sunbelt states. But times have changed and now more seniors are opting to stay put or make a short-distance move.  Indeed, only 1.6 percent of retirees between the age of 55 and 65 moved across state lines in 2010, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data.  Florida once was the retiree ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/27/2014 By John Askins]
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]
More homeowners opted to sell their homes in June, bringing balance to real estate markets across the country, according to data from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.There were 2.3 million existing homes for sale at the end of June. That’s a 5.5-month supply given the rate at which homes are now selling. A 6-month supply is considered a balanced market — one that doesn’t favor sellers or buy...
Read Post [Posted on 07/05/2014 By Harvey Wheaton]
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]
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