55+ Communities & Active Lifestyle New & Resale Homes + Manufactured Homes + Rentals

Hunterdon Creekside – New Pulte Community Opening This Fall!

19 July, 2017



Pulte Homes is excited to announce New Jersey’s newest 55+ community of Hunterdon Creekside set to open this fall with buyers able to move in early 2018. Crafted with Pulte’s consumer driven Life Tested designs, this grand community will feature 137 single family homes, and 109 townhomes with first-floor owners suites. Located in the charming small town of Raritan, modern living meets rich heritage showcasing beautiful colonia...read more

Rocky Mountain National Park Evokes Pure Magic

19 July, 2017



“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better” - Albert Einstein.


There’s no denying the cathartic effect nature has on the mind and body, and one mountain retreat is known for being a place of true enlightenment. Attracting millions of visitors to its majestic, rugged beauty, Rocky Mountain National Park is a spectacular paradise where outdoor lovers will experience ...read more

Ottawa Named One of Canada’s Best Cities for Boomers

19 July, 2017



What makes a city age-friendly? It’s a destination that offers everything someone would need to live a dynamic, and active lifestyle. A place that’s ready when you are regardless of age. ’Named one of the top cities to retire by Moneysense, and CBS News, Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, Ontario ranks high for livability, culture, and accessibility to services. Located on the Quebec border, Ottawa is a vibrant city ...read more

Get Behind the Wheel of Your Next Adventure

19 July, 2017



You hear of people saying that once they retire they plan to sell everything, and take their golden years out on the open road. Sounds like an extreme dream right? Baby boomers make up a big part of the RV, or “mobile real estate” market, particularly the adventuresome snowbird demographic. Being able to go wherever their hearts desire, retirees choosing the RV lifestyle have the freedom to take their homes virtually anywhere,...read more

Get Behind the Wheel of Your Next Adventure

19 July, 2017



You hear of people saying that once they retire they plan to sell everything, and take their golden years out on the open road. Sounds like an extreme dream right? Baby boomers make up a big part of the RV, or “mobile real estate” market, particularly the adventuresome snowbird demographic. Being able to go wherever their hearts desire, retirees choosing the RV lifestyle have the freedom to take their homes virtually anywhere,...read more

All Dogs Great & Small at Cypress Lakes

19 July, 2017



A couple making a move to a 55+ community could not take their beloved dog with them due to a strict weight policy on pets. Fortunately, the story has a happy ending with the sweet guy finding him forever home, but nobody should have to make the heartbreaking choice between the love of a pet and living happily ever after. Luckily there’s one age restricted neighborhood that understands the powerful bond between residents and their f...read more

Experience the Wonder of Mount Rushmore

19 July, 2017



The awe-inspiring view of our founding fathers masterfully carved in granite and watching over the nearly three million visitors who pay their respects each year is nothing short of breathtaking. Fourteen years in the making, Mount Rushmore is easily one of the world’s greatest wonders and a magnificent reminder of the great leaders that led us to freedom so long ago. Surrounded by Black Hills National Forest in Keystone, South Dako...read more

Hunterdon Creekside – New Pulte Community Opening This Fall!

19 July, 2017



Pulte Homes is excited to announce New Jersey’s newest 55+ community of Hunterdon Creekside set to open this fall with buyers able to move in early 2018. Crafted with Pulte’s consumer driven Life Tested designs, this grand community will feature 137 single family homes, and 109 townhomes with first-floor owners suites. Located in the charming small town of Raritan, modern living meets rich heritage showcasing beautiful colonia...read more

55 and Over Communities on ActiveAdultLiving

29 July, 2016


55 and over?  Looking to live next door to other 55 and overs?  ActiveAdultLiving features over 9,000 communities for all budgets and all lifestyles.

Since 1998 Active Adult Living® has been the premier unbiased online directory resource for those seeking to live an active lifestyle within an active adult, active lifestyle or 55 and better community.   The directory is the brain child of Stephan and Lisa LaCount who conceived and launched the site i...read more

55 and Over Communities on ActiveAdultLiving

29 July, 2016


Since 1998 Active Adult Living® has been the premier unbiased online directory resource for those seeking to live an active lifestyle within an active adult, active lifestyle or 55 and better community.   The directory is the brain child of Stephan and Lisa LaCount who conceived and launched the site in 1998 when the popularity of active adult 55 communities was still in its infancy – at that time we had detailed just 250 over 55 places to choose from!

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55 and Over Communities on ActiveAdultLiving

29 July, 2016


Since 1998 Active Adult Living® has been the premier unbiased online directory resource for those seeking to live an active lifestyle within an active adult, active lifestyle or 55 and better community.   The directory is the brain child of Stephan and Lisa LaCount who conceived and launched the site in 1998 when the popularity of active adult 55 communities was still in its infancy – at that time we had detailed just 250 over 55 places to choose from!Our distinctive...read more

Savor a Waterfront Retirement

26 July, 2016


Marine biologist Wallace Nichols authored the book Blue Mind, that delves into the mental, and physical benefits of being near water, and how it can improve feelings of well being.  Most of us can identify with the cathartic effect of listening to waves crash onto the shore, or relaxing in a canoe on the lake.  Research has shown water to improve creativity, mental clarity and quiet the mind. Waterfront properties are a hot commodity with 55+ active adults seeking a room wi...read more

Savor a Waterfront Retirement

26 July, 2016


I’ve moved dozens of times bringing with me my beloved dogs, and at one time a cat.  One of our ventures involved a fourteen hour drive, and a cat in a carrier, and lets just say the prescribed kitty tranquilizers didn’t quite cut it, and I could have used a margarita or three.  Domestic travel no big deal, but toying with the idea of an overseas move, my first thought was what about the dog?  Come to find out people do it all the time, and with some care...read more

Champions’ Club Building Years of Happy Home Owners

26 July, 2016


Champions’ Club is an active McKee community ideally located in the charming town of Magnolia Delaware just south of Dover. Cultivating decades of happy homeowners, McKee is a family owned company that prides itself on outstanding customer service, and quality construction that its residents say they couldn’t find anywhere else. Champions’ Club offers a choice of floor plans in the Classic or Americana series all with standard features such as gourmet kitchens, elegant...read more

55 Communities on ActiveAdultLiving

20 July, 2016


Since 1998 Active Adult Living® has been the premier unbiased online directory resource for those seeking to live an active lifestyle within an active adult, active lifestyle or 55 and better community.   The directory is the brain child of Stephan and Lisa LaCount who conceived and launched the site in 1998 when the popularity of active adult 55 communities was still in its infancy – at that time we had detailed just 250 over 55 places to choose from!Our distinctive...read more

Taking Your Pup Across the Pond

20 July, 2016


I’ve moved dozens of times bringing with me my beloved dogs, and at one time a cat.  One of our ventures involved a fourteen hour drive, and a cat in a carrier, and lets just say the prescribed kitty tranquilizers didn’t quite cut it, and I could have used a margarita or three.  Domestic travel no big deal, but toying with the idea of an overseas move, my first thought was what about the dog?  Come to find out people do it all the time, and with some care...read more

High End Retirement Living

20 July, 2016


Full service spas, amphitheaters, homes equipped with iPads, sounds like a dream vacation right? Believe it or not this is just a sampling of the amenities found in some of the most luxurious retirement communities in the country. The term “retirement” should really be redefined as the time of your life, and these luxury lifestyle retreats will change what you thought about 55 + communities. Art projects or bocce ball are just fine, but for the affluent retiree why not ...read more

Back to Class Post Retirement?

20 July, 2016


Have a penchant for academia, or thought you missed your chance to make the honor roll? If you’re finding you have time on your hands, and love learning, what if I said you could make heading back to class part of daily life? Thanks to university based retirement communities, the grandkids won’t be the only ones shopping the back-to-school sales!  College life as a baby boomer or retiree gives you the opportunity to learn what you want rather than what’s on t...read more

Back to Class Post Retirement?

20 July, 2016


Have a penchant for academia, or thought you missed your chance to make the honor roll? If you’re finding you have time on your hands, and love learning, what if I said you could make heading back to class part of daily life? Thanks to university based retirement communities, the grandkids won’t be the only ones shopping the back-to-school sales!  College life as a baby boomer or retiree gives you the opportunity to learn what you want rather than what’s on t...read more

Back to Class Post Retirement?

20 July, 2016


Have a penchant for academia, or thought you missed your chance to make the honor roll? If you’re finding you have time on your hands, and love learning, what if I said you could make heading back to class part of daily life? Thanks to university based retirement communities, the grandkids won’t be the only ones shopping the back-to-school sales!  College life as a baby boomer or retiree gives you the opportunity to learn what you want rather than what’s on t...read more

High End Retirement Living

20 July, 2016


Full service spas, amphitheaters, homes equipped with iPads, sounds like a dream vacation right? Believe it or not this is just a sampling of the amenities found in some of the most luxurious retirement communities in the country. The term “retirement” should really be redefined as the time of your life, and these luxury lifestyle retreats will change what you thought about 55 + communities. Art projects or bocce ball are just fine, but for the affluent retiree why not ...read more

20 July, 2016


Full service spas, amphitheaters, homes equipped with iPads, sounds like a dream vacation right? Believe it or not this is just a sampling of the amenities found in some of the most luxurious retirement communities in the country. The term “retirement” should really be redefined as the time of your life, and these luxury lifestyle retreats will change what you thought about 55 + communities. Art projects or bocce ball are just fine, but for the affluent retiree why not ...read more

Is the Condo Lifestyle Right for You?

14 July, 2016

Downsizing, less maintenance, or desiring a second vacation home are just a few of the great reasons baby boomers, and retirees are choosing condominium communities for their active lifestyles. Buying or renting a condo in a 55+ retirement community can be the perfect option to a single family home in terms of both price, and convenience. Some offer features such as underground parking, elevators, or a doorman, and many communities are located near exciting local attractions with amenities such ...read more

Is the Condo Lifestyle Right for You?

14 July, 2016

sDownsizing, less maintenance, or desiring a second vacation home are just a few of the great reasons baby boomers, and retirees are choosing condominium communities for their active lifestyles. Buying or renting a condo in a 55+ retirement community can be the perfect option to a single family home in terms of both price, and convenience. Some offer features such as underground parking, elevators, or a doorman, and many communities are located near exciting local attractions with amenities such...read more

Is the Condo Lifestyle Right for You?

14 July, 2016

Downsizing, less maintenance, or desiring a second vacation home are just a few of the great reasons baby boomers, and retirees are choosing condominium communities for their active lifestyles. Buying or renting a condo in a 55+ retirement community can be the perfect option to a single family home in terms of both price, and convenience. Some offer features such as underground parking, elevators, or a doorman, and many communities are located near exciting local attractions with amenities such ...read more

55 Communities on ActiveAdultLiving

14 July, 2016


What is an active adult community?  Active Adult communities are age restricted to residents 55 years of age or better – with some 55 plus communities restricted to residents as young as 45+  Many active adult communities provide maintenance free living with on-site activities such as golf, fitness, swimming as well as being close to attractions for entertainment.  55 Plus communities vary in style and budget from single family homes, condominiums, townhomes, m...read more

55 Communities on ActiveAdultLiving

14 July, 2016


What is an active adult community?  Active Adult communities are age restricted to residents 55 years of age or better – with some 55 plus communities restricted to residents as young as 45+  Many active adult communities provide maintenance free living with on-site activities such as golf, fitness, swimming as well as being close to attractions for entertainment.  55 Plus communities vary in style and budget from single family homes, condominiums, townhomes, manufa...read more

55 Communities on ActiveAdultLiving

14 July, 2016


What is an active adult community?  Active Adult communities are age restricted to residents 55 years of age or better – with some 55 plus communities restricted to residents as young as 45+  Many active adult communities provide maintenance free living with on-site activities such as golf, fitness, swimming as well as being close to attractions for entertainment.  55 Plus communities vary in style and budget from single family homes, condominiums, townhomes, m...read more

Why Choose a Retirement Community?

14 July, 2016

Choosing to buy a home in a retirement community may be the best real estate move for 55+ retirees. Where else can you be guaranteed on site dining, recreation, and a home customized to your particular needs? The concept of an all in one community began when Del Webb constructed the USA's first in Sun City, Arizona. Since then hundreds have been developed across all fifty states and now Canada, and the options available to homebuyers in terms of location, and amenities are ample.
What m...read more

Is the Condo Lifestyle Right for You?

14 July, 2016

Downsizing, less maintenance, or desiring a second vacation home are just a few of the great reasons baby boomers, and retirees are choosing condominium communities for their active lifestyles. Buying or renting a condo in a 55+ retirement community can be the perfect option to a single family home in terms of both price, and convenience. Some offer features such as underground parking, elevators, or a doorman, and many communities are located near exciting local attractions with amenities such ...read more

Canada 55 Communities on ActiveAdultLiving

14 July, 2016

Since 1998 Active Adult Living® has been the premier unbiased online directory resource for those seeking to live an active lifestyle within an active adult, active lifestyle or 55 and better community. The directory is the brain child of Stephan and Lisa LaCount who conceived and launched the site in 1998 when the popularity of active adult 55 communities was still in its infancy – at that time we had detailed just 250 over 55 places to choose from!Our distinctive competence has been, is ...read more

How to Become a Canadian Transplant

14 July, 2016


An increasing number of retirees, and Baby Boomers are choosing to spend their retirement years outside of the U.S, and Canada with its natural beauty, and national healthcare system, is also one of the happiest countries to live according to the United Nations. As with any big move, relocating will require research to navigate the how to’s, and red tape.

Try before you buy.  Plan a visit to the provinces you have in mind to get an idea of where you want to b...read more

55 Communities on ActiveAdultLiving

13 July, 2016


What is an active adult community?  Active Adult communities are age restricted to residents 55 years of age or better – with some 55 plus communities restricted to residents as young as 45+  Many active adult communities provide maintenance free living with on-site activities such as golf, fitness, swimming as well as being close to attractions for entertainment.  55 Plus communities vary in style and budget from single family homes, condominiums, townhomes, m...read more

Is the Condo Lifestyle Right for You?

13 July, 2016

Downsizing, less maintenance, or desiring a second vacation home are just a few of the great reasons baby boomers, and retirees are choosing condominium communities for their active lifestyles. Buying or renting a condo in a 55+ retirement community can be the perfect option to a single family home in terms of both price, and convenience. Some offer features such as underground parking, elevators, or a doorman, and many communities are located near exciting local attractions with amenities such ...read more

Canada 55 Communities on ActiveAdultLiving

13 July, 2016

Since 1998 Active Adult Living® has been the premier unbiased online directory resource for those seeking to live an active lifestyle within an active adult, active lifestyle or 55 and better community. The directory is the brain child of Stephan and Lisa LaCount who conceived and launched the site in 1998 when the popularity of active adult 55 communities was still in its infancy – at that time we had detailed just 250 over 55 places to choose from!Our distinctive competence has been, is ...read more

55 Communities on ActiveAdultLiving

13 July, 2016


What is an active adult community?  Active Adult communities are age restricted to residents 55 years of age or better – with some 55 plus communities restricted to residents as young as 45+  Many active adult communities provide maintenance free living with on-site activities such as golf, fitness, swimming as well as being close to attractions for entertainment.  55 Plus communities vary in style and budget from single family homes, condominiums, townhomes, m...read more

Why Choose a Retirement Community?

13 July, 2016

Choosing to buy a home in a retirement community may be the best real estate move for 55+ retirees. Where else can you be guaranteed on site dining, recreation, and a home customized to your particular needs? The concept of an all in one community began when Del Webb constructed the USA's first in Sun City, Arizona. Since then hundreds have been developed across all fifty states and now Canada, and the options available to homebuyers in terms of location, and amenities are ample.
What m...read more

55 Communities on ActiveAdultLiving

12 July, 2016


Since 1998 Active Adult Living® has been the premier unbiased online directory resource for those seeking to live an active lifestyle within an active adult, active lifestyle or 55 and better community.   The directory is the brain child of Stephan and Lisa L...read more

A Happy Homeowner RiverBend Estates Oxford

11 July, 2016


RiverBend Estates in Oxford, Connecticut is a serene 55+ community ideally located in western New Haven County overlooking the Housatonic River.  This New England gem is what RiverBend considers Oxford's best kept secret with it's natural setting surrounded by rolling hills, and lush greenery.  This close knit community features 25 beautiful single family detached homes, and offers four floor plans with architectural details such as nine foot ceilings, spacious ro...read more

Urbanizing Your Retirement

11 July, 2016


Love bright lights, and late nights? Many baby boomers, empty nesters, and retirees are trading in the laid back lifestyle of the country or suburbs for the vibrant energy of metropolitan living where an abundance of amenities, and nightlife gets them rediscovering their second youth. For "down sizers," the urban jungle can provide a way to shed extra square footage, and enjoy a lower maintenance apartment or condo lifestyle near the action. City life offers a melting pot...read more

How to Become a Canadian Transplant

11 July, 2016


An increasing number of retirees, and Baby Boomers are choosing to spend their retirement years outside of the U.S, and Canada with its natural beauty, and national healthcare system, is also one of the happiest countries to live according to the United Nations. As with any big move, relocating will require research to navigate the how to’s, and red tape.


Try before you buy.  Plan a visit to the provinces you have in mind to get an idea of where you...read more

Change What You Thought About a Manufactured Home Lifestyle

08 July, 2016

As a baby boomer, or retiree, now is time to explore, and live it up without sacrificing the pride, and comfort of owning your own home. If the dream of buying a house seems out of reach, have you considered a manufactured home lifestyle? 55+, and active lifestyle communities exclusive to manufactured homes, are making senior living more affordable giving folks the opportunity to get in on the real estate action. Today's "mobile" homes are a far cry from the trailer on wheels from yesteryear ...read more

55 Communities on ActiveAdultLiving

08 July, 2016


Since 1998 Active Adult Living® has been the premier unbiased online directory resource for those seeking to live an active lifestyle within an active adult, active lifestyle or 55 and better community.   The directory is the brain child of Stephan and Lisa L...read more

New Trilogy® at Lake Frederick Clubhouse Brings Decades-Long Project to Completion

07 July, 2016


The grand opening of a new state-of-the-art lodge, athletic club and restaurant at Trilogy® at Lake Frederick, an exclusive and upscale 55+ active lifestyle resort community 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, brings to completion a project that has been under development for nearly a quarter century. Trilogy and its resort communities are designed for the baby boomer generation and are a project of Shea Homes®, the oldest and ...read more

07 July, 2016


The grand opening of a new state-of-the-art lodge, athletic club and restaurant at Trilogy® at Lake Frederick, an exclusive and upscale 55+ active lifestyle resort community 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, brings to completion a project that has been under development for nearly a quarter century. Trilogy and its resort communities are designed for the baby boomer generation and are a project of Shea Homes®, the oldest and one...read more

07 July, 2016


The grand opening of a new state-of-the-art lodge, athletic club and restaurant at Trilogy® at Lake Frederick, an exclusive and upscale 55+ active lifestyle resort community 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, brings to completion a project that has been under development for nearly a quarter century. Trilogy and its resort communities are designed for the baby boomer generation and are a project of Shea Homes®, the oldest an...read more

Change What You Thought About a Manufactured Home Lifestyle

07 July, 2016

As a baby boomer, or retiree, now is time to explore, and live it up without sacrificing the pride, and comfort of owning your own home. If the dream of buying a house seems out of reach, have you considered a manufactured home lifestyle? 55+, and active lifestyle communities exclusive to manufactured homes, are making senior living more affordable giving folks the opportunity to get in on the real estate action. Today's "mobile" homes are a far cry from the trailer on wheels from yesteryear ...read more

55 Communities on ActiveAdultLiving

07 July, 2016


Since 1998 Active Adult Living(R) has been the premier unbiased online directory resource for those seeking to live an active lifestyle within an active adult, active lifestyle or 55 and better community.   The directory is the brain child of Stephan and Lisa LaCount who conceived and launched the site in 1998 when the popularity of active adult 55 communities was still in its infancy – at that time we had detailed ju...read more

The 411 on Applying for an HECM Loan

07 July, 2016


Part III:  You're 62, and have substantial equity in your home to tap into, but may be wondering where to go from here? Once you've satisfied the eligibility requirements for an HECM, and found a lender that will help set your financial goals into action, it's time to apply for your loan.  We've learned how a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage can benefit home owners by eliminating their mortgage payment, offers a variety of disbursement options, and frees up f...read more

Change What You Thought About a Manufactured Home Lifestyle

07 July, 2016


As a baby boomer, or retiree, now is time to explore, and live it up without sacrificing the pride, and comfort of owning your own home. If the dream of buying a house seems out of reach, have you considered a manufactured home lifestyle?  55+, and active lifestyle communities  exclusive to manufactured homes, are making senior living more affordable giving folks the opportunity to get in on the real estate action.  Today's "mobile" homes are a far cry fr...read more

Change What You Thought About a Manufactured Home Lifestyle

07 July, 2016


As a baby boomer, or retiree, now is time to explore, and live it up without sacrificing the pride, and comfort of owning your own home. If the dream of buying a house seems out of reach, have you considered a manufactured home lifestyle?  55+, and active lifestyle communities  exclusive to manufactured homes, are making senior living more affordable giving folks the opportunity to get in on the real estate action.  Today's "mobile" homes are a far cry from ...read more

Is a Condo Lifestyle Right For You?

06 July, 2016


Downsizing, less maintenance, or desiring a second vacation home are just a few of the great reasons baby boomers, and retirees are choosing condominium communities for their active lifestyles. Buying or renting a condo in a 55+ retirement community can be the perfect option to a single family home in terms of both price, and convenience. Some offer features such as underground parking, elevators, or a doorman, and many communities are located near exciting local attractions with amenit...read more

Change What You Thought About a Manufactured Home Lifestyle

06 July, 2016


As a baby boomer, or retiree, now is time to explore, and live it up without sacrificing the pride, and comfort of owning your own home. If the dream of buying a house seems out of reach, have you considered a manufactured home lifestyle?  55+, and active lifestyle communities  exclusive to manufactured homes, are making senior living more affordable giving folks the opportunity to get in on the real estate action.  Today's "mobile" homes are a far cry fr...read more

Change What You Thought About a Manufactured Home Lifestyle

06 July, 2016

As a baby boomer, or retiree, now is time to explore, and live it up without sacrificing the pride, and comfort of owning your own home. If the dream of buying a house seems out of reach, have you considered a manufactured home lifestyle?  55+, and active lifestyle communities  exclusive to manufactured homes, are making senior living more affordable giving folks the opportunity to get in on the real estate action.  Today's "mobile" homes are a far cry from the trail...read more

Change What You Thought About a Manufactured Home Lifestyle

04 July, 2016

As a baby boomer, or retiree, now is time to explore, and live it up without sacrificing the pride, and comfort of owning your own home. If the dream of buying a house seems out of reach, have you considered a manufactured home lifestyle? 55+, and active lifestyle communities exclusive to manufactured homes, are making senior living more affordable giving folks the opportunity to get in on the real estate action. Today's "mobile" homes are a far cry from the trailer on wheels from yesteryear ...read more

The Advantages of Choosing a HECM Loan

03 July, 2016


Part II:  So you're considering a Home Equity Conversion mortgage, aka. HECM, and may be wondering if you qualify, or what you might do with money. A trip to Tahiti? Pay off debt?  Last time we discussed the fundamentals of a HECM, and how it compares to a traditional mortgage. In this second installment, we'll get into eligibility requirements, and ways this loan could benefit your financial future.

The basic qualifiers when applying for a HECM, are y...read more

HECM Vs Traditional Mortgage 101

03 July, 2016


Part I:  In this series, we'll be exploring the ins and outs of a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage or HECM as the pros call it. Find out how it compares to a traditional mortgage, how to qualify, and the benefits of going this route.  From application to closing, learn how to make your home work for you, and get the most out of your retirement years!

Sounding a bit like hi-tech medical equipment, the HECM acronym translates to a Home Equity Conversion Mortg...read more

Choosing a Landlord Over a Lender Part II

03 July, 2016


Part II:  Financial Perks of Renting

A mortgage loan is potential 30 year commitment that some may not want to deal with later in life.  If you've found yourself free of debt, it stands to reason you would't want to add this to your clean slate.  There is less concern for the unexpected when you're a tenant rather than a home owner.  When the roof needs replacing or you're blindsided by a major plumbing repair, there is peace of mind ...read more

Choosing a Landlord Over a Lender Part I

03 July, 2016


Part I:  Owning a home has been the gold standard when it comes to defining stability, and financial success, however for baby boomers, and retirees, renting has become the growing trend for practicality, and affordability.  By 2030, one out of every five Americans will be 65 or older according to the Federal Administration on Aging, and this means making some decisions on how to retire, and where.  From being closer to family, or having a vacation home, to shopping ar...read more

Choosing a Landlord Over a Lender Part II

03 July, 2016

Part II: Financial Perks of Renting
A mortgage loan is potential 30 year commitment that some may not want to deal with later in life. If you've found yourself free of debt, it stands to reason you would't want to add this to your clean slate. There is less concern for the unexpected when you're a tenant rather than a home owner. When the roof needs replacing or you're blindsided by a major plumbing repair, there is peace of mind knowing you can call the property owner to cover the rep...read more

Choosing a Landlord Over a Lender Part I

03 July, 2016

Part I: Owning a home has been the gold standard when it comes to defining stability, and financial success, however for baby boomers, and retirees, renting has become the growing trend for practicality, and affordability. By 2030, one out of every five Americans will be 65 or older according to the Federal Administration on Aging, and this means making some decisions on how to retire, and where. From being closer to family, or having a vacation home, to shopping around for a retirement destin...read more

Teeing Up For the Best Retirement Ever

03 July, 2016


A few years ago I attended a conference in a golf community, and I remember gazing out of the window marveling at the lush rolling green, weeping willow trees, and thought those golfers had it made.  These guys were living and breathing a love of the game with the course literally in their own backyards. Whether you're an avid golf enthusiast, or you've chosen a 55+ golf community for the ambience, and beauty, your friends and family will wonder why they didn't think...read more

Teeing Up For the Best Retirement Ever

03 July, 2016


A few years ago I attended a conference in a golf community, and I remember gazing out of the window marveling at the lush rolling green, weeping willow trees, and thought those golfers had it made.  These guys were living and breathing a love of the game with the course literally in their own backyards. Whether you're an avid golf enthusiast, or you've chosen a 55+ golf community for the ambience, and beauty, your friends and family will wonder why they didn't think...read more

Choosing a Landlord Over a Lender Part II

03 July, 2016


Financial Perks of Renting

A mortgage loan is potential 30 year commitment that some may not want to deal with later in life.  If you've found yourself free of debt, it stands to reason you would't want to add this to your clean slate.  There is less concern for the unexpected when you're a tenant rather than a home owner.  When the roof needs replacing or you're blindsided by a major plumbing repair, there is peace of mind knowing you can...read more

Choosing a Landlord Over a Lender Part I

03 July, 2016


Owning a home has been the gold standard when it comes to defining stability, and financial success, however for baby boomers, and retirees, renting has become the growing trend for practicality, and affordability.  By 2030, one out of every five Americans will be 65 or older according to the Federal Administration on Aging, and this means making some decisions on how to retire, and where.  From being closer to family, or having a vacation home, to shopping around for a ret...read more

Choosing a Landlord Over a Lender Part II

03 July, 2016

Financial Perks of Renting
A mortgage loan is potential 30 year commitment that some may not want to deal with later in life. If you've found yourself free of debt, it stands to reason you would't want to add this to your clean slate. There is less concern for the unexpected when you're a tenant rather than a home owner. When the roof needs replacing or you're blindsided by a major plumbing repair, there is peace of mind knowing you can call the property owner to cover the repairs. Ma...read more

Choosing a Landlord Over a Lender Part II

03 July, 2016

Financial Perks of Renting
A mortgage loan is potential 30 year commitment that some may not want to deal with later in life. If you've found yourself free of debt, it stands to reason you would't want to add this to your clean slate. There is less concern for the unexpected when you're a tenant rather than a home owner. When the roof needs replacing or you're blindsided by a major plumbing repair, there is peace of mind knowing you can call the property owner to cover the repairs. Ma...read more

Choosing a Landlord Over a Lender Part I

03 July, 2016

Owning a home has been the gold standard when it comes to defining stability, and financial success, however for baby boomers, and retirees, renting has become the growing trend for practicality, and affordability. By 2030, one out of every five Americans will be 65 or older according to the Federal Administration on Aging, and this means making some decisions on how to retire, and where. From being closer to family, or having a vacation home, to shopping around for a retirement destination, r...read more

Choosing a Landlord Over a Lender Part I

03 July, 2016

Owning a home has been the gold standard when it comes to defining stability, and financial success, however for baby boomers, and retirees, renting has become the growing trend for practicality, and affordability. By 2030, one out of every five Americans will be 65 or older according to the Federal Administration on Aging, and this means making some decisions on how to retire, and where. From being closer to family, or having a vacation home, to shopping around for a retirement destination, r...read more

Change What You Thought About a Manufactured Home Lifestyle

03 July, 2016

As a baby boomer, or retiree, now is time to explore, and live it up without sacrificing the pride, and comfort of owning your own home. If the dream of buying a house seems out of reach, have you considered a manufactured home lifestyle? 55+, and active lifestyle communities exclusive to manufactured homes, are making senior living more affordable giving folks the opportunity to get in on the real estate action. Today's "mobile" homes are a far cry from the trailer on wheels from yesteryear ...read more

Change What You Thought About a Manufactured Home Lifestyle

03 July, 2016

As a baby boomer, or retiree, now is time to explore, and live it up without sacrificing the pride, and comfort of owning your own home. If the dream of buying a house seems out of reach, have you considered a manufactured home lifestyle? 55+, and active lifestyle communities exclusive to manufactured homes, are making senior living more affordable giving folks the opportunity to get in on the real estate action. Today's "mobile" homes are a far cry from the trailer on wheels from yesteryear ...read more

The Advantages of Choosing a HECM Loan

03 July, 2016


So you're considering a Home Equity Conversion mortgage, aka. HECM, and may be wondering if you qualify, or what you might do with money. A trip to Tahiti? Pay off debt?  Last time we discussed the fundamentals of a HECM, and how it compares to a traditional mortgage. In this second installment, we'll get into eligibility requirements, and ways this loan could benefit your financial future.

The basic qualifiers when applying for a HECM, are you must be 62 o...read more

Helping Your Dog Cope with Fireworks

03 July, 2016


The 4th of July is quintessential Americana with backyard BBQ's, flip-flops, and a spectacular fireworks show.  I love to participate in the festivities, but my dog? Not so much.  Fireworks were a four letter word in our household, and while everyone else was enjoying a warm summer evening watching the night sky come alive with sparkles… my girl was camped out in the bathtub praying for daylight. Independence Day? It was more like Co-dependence day.  Over th...read more

HECM Vs Traditional Mortgage 101

03 July, 2016


In this series, we'll be exploring the ins and outs of a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage or HECM as the pros call it. Find out how it compares to a traditional mortgage, how to qualify, and the benefits of going this route.  From application to closing, learn how to make your home work for you, and get the most out of your retirement years!

Sounding a bit like hi-tech medical equipment, the HECM acronym translates to a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage. The basic...read more

Finding a Retirement Community

27 July, 2015


Retirement communities offer a wealth of amenities from affordable housing to state of the art healthcare.  They offer an all in one approach to fine dining, fitness, and endless recreational activities. It's important for seniors to do their homework to decide which type of community will best fit their lifestyle, and financial situation.  

With locations nationwide, retirees can choose anywhere from the Arizona desert, to the Florida coast.  Most pe...read more

Five Tips for a Healthy Flight

27 July, 2015


Crowded airports, security checkpoints, cramped plane cabin, you know the drill.  For health conscious people this is a recipe for stress, and yes, germs. While a potentially mundane flight is inevitable, a few steps can be taken to be sure you arrive at your destination unscathed.

1.  Hydrate!  Changes in altitude combined with salty plane snacks will leave you feeling sluggish, and tired. Avoid sugary beverages, alcohol and caffeine as these will only c...read more

Ageless and Fit

22 July, 2015


Exercise gets the blood pumping, and can ward off everything from obesity to a cardiovascular event.  For people over 65 who feel they lack the physical capacity for fitness there's good news! There's no need to go crazy at the gym or participate in lengthy routines because it only takes light to moderate movement to reap major benefits.  Most research suggests 150 minutes per week as adequate to maintain optimum condition.  

Walking is fantastic ...read more

Magnesium Is Serious Business

22 July, 2015


Magnesium isn't just another supplement at the drugstore.  It is an absolutely vital mineral that plays a role in over 300 chemical functions in the body including regulating insulin levels, muscle contractions, and heart rhythm. After doing some research, I discovered the alarming statistic that over eighty percent of our population is deficient.  Older adults are at higher risk due to malabsorption in the GI tract, use of certain medications, and poor diet. Interestin...read more

Insight on Happiness

13 July, 2015


Happy people are typically healthy people. It's no secret that laughter, good company, and an overall positive outlook does wonders for mental and physical wellbeing. What does it mean to be happy?  Do you sabotage your happiness thinking you'll feel better once you get a raise, or buy a new car? The truth is that while material perks are great goals to have, you're still going to find yourself looking for the next best thing.

Life is what you make it t...read more

Easy Entertaining

13 July, 2015


When hosting a party, your goal should be to relax, and enjoy your guests. The last thing you want to be doing is slaving in the kitchen while your friends are having all the fun! The secret to a successful event, is planning ahead so can you be the star of your own show.

Prepare dishes you're familiar with, and you know will be delicious.  Now may not be the time to embark on a new recipe, unless of course you're feeling adventurous!  Keep it simple, ...read more

Must have kitchen tools!

06 July, 2015


If you've ever spent time watching the home shopping network, or perusing a kitchenware store, you know that there's a gadget for everything!  There are slicers for every vegetable or fruit imaginable, a dozen or more different timers, and spiralizers to turn zucchini into noodles. I've been collecting so many of these novelty items over the years, yet find myself relying on the same five items while the others sit in a drawer. Why did I need three different citrus j...read more

De-Clutter Your Life

06 July, 2015


Coming home to piles of laundry, paperwork, and a sink of dirty dishes is anything but relaxing.  Living in an environment of constant disarray while endlessly searching for misplaced items can contribute to chronic stress, and anxiety.  An article published by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, links clutter to feelings of hopelessness, and insomnia.  Many people avoid tackling the mess because they don't know where to begin, or find it difficult to p...read more

Salads Fit For A Meal

04 July, 2015


Including salads into my daily rotation is a necessity, and getting in the kitchen to build my masterpiece is something I truly enjoy.  I'm not talking about a side salad of watery iceberg lettuce and some tomato, but a hearty meal sized creation filled with healthy fats, protein, and veggies.  

Virtually any leafy green can be used.  I love organic baby greens as a go to, but often use robust leaves like kale, chard, or spinach because they are sturd...read more