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What is Home Owners Association and How does it Work?

What is Home Owners Association and How Does it Work?

In the 60s, there were very few Home Owners Associations (HOA). Today, there are many more due to its increasing popularity. Many 55+ communities, in the US, have Home Owner Associations. If you are considering moving to a 55 + active retirement community, you should be aware of what an HOA is and how it works. Here’s a small run down about HOA.

What is Home Owners Association?

HOA is an organization of property owners that administer rules and upholds them in an active adult community. This means if you live in a 55+ community run by HOA the rules set forth by the organization effect and limit what you can and can’t do to your property. The rules and regulations of HOA are enforced by the HOA-elected or developer-appointed board of directors. For example, if you wished to set up a pool in your home, you need to run it by the HOA, and get their approval, before you can start hiring contractors and buying your bathing suit. This is completely legal and is usually written into the deed or referenced in the deed. It is usually filed with a county or municipal government or with HOA. So, even if you are buying a resale home or brand new home, you need to check this out and find out what you can and cannot do to your property once you have bought your home.

10 Sunny Places for 55+Active Adults to Retire in 2021

Are you tired of the cold, sick of having to bundle yourself up with scarves, hats, coats, and boots every time you go outside?  Isn’t it time you considered a move to a warmer, sunnier clime?  Active adults don’t like being cooped up indoors, they want to be out enjoying life.  So, here are the ten sunniest places to consider for retirement:

Yuma, Arizona – Yuma is the sunniest city in the US with very little precipitation and humidity coupled with 320 sunny days a year makes Yuma, Arizona an ideal choice for retirement. You may also considers other places in Arizona, there are over 120 active adult communities to choose from in this beautiful state.  Some popular active adult retirement communities in Arizona are The Encanterra Country Club by Shea Homes in San Tan Valley and Solera Chandler by Del Webb in Chandler.

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Best States for Retiring

Born in one place, educated somewhere else, worked in many different places, including foreign postings and now it is time to settle down for your retirement. This is not an uncommon situation today. The past few decades have changed the world so much that we have so many options when we have to take a decision regarding our lives.

Mental Exercises to Keep Your Mind From Aging

Mental Exercises to Keep Your Mind From Aging

The days of having a mind as sharp as a tack are falling behind you. Those days you could remember all your friends’ phone numbers easily. Now you can barely remember your own phone number let alone the entire list of contacts. How often do you have to go through your phone book to look up a number you could have dialed in your sleep? How often do you miss your children’s or friends’ birthdays and find yourself buying belated birthday cards? A little bit of forgetfulness does not mean you are on the fast track to Alzheimer’s. It is nature’s way of reminding you that, sadly, yes, you are aging. But wait. Before you start feeling sorry for yourself, think about what you can do to prevent further memory lapses.

Statue and the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon, Baltimore, Maryland

Focus on Maryland

Are you tired of your hometown now that you are an empty nester?  Maybe it is time that you start a new chapter in life in a brand new setting.  Why not consider a move to a whole new state?  There are 50 to choose from plus the District of Columbia in the US and all have their own characteristics and features that make them unique.  When you think of different states, you may not consider giving much thought to Maryland.  After all, what is so special about the 9th smallest state that requires consideration when thinking of a new life?  Hey, stop right there, if you think so….  There are many great things about Maryland that may tip the scale when you decide, had you only known the good things in Marylanders’ lives.  So, we are dedicating this page to focus on the beautiful southern state of Maryland.

Focus on Nevada

Does a move to Nevada sound like a good idea now that children have grown and left your nest?  Are you worried about relocating to a whole new State at this stage in your life?  If that is a concern, don’t let it be.  Many ‘empty nesters’ make their 2nd youth a fantastic living experience by relocating to a brand new state that gives them a whole new experience out of life.  When it comes to Nevada, life certainly will be a brand new experience, as this is a state that is like no other!  There are many active adult communities in Nevada that you can consider.  Let us provide you some info on this state to help you consider it as a selected choice.

Have You Planned on How to Spend your Retirement Years?

Many baby boomers may have saved money for their retirement years.  They may have a nest egg that enables them to spend their retirement in luxurious comfort.  However, very few retirees consider what they will do during their retirement years.  For example, if you were a very busy corporate executive or a full time professional, who was used to working over 10 hours a day and then manage family responsibilities, all the free time that comes with the empty nest and retirement phases of your life will leave you wondering what to do.  Maybe, it’s time to make use of this new-found leisure time to do all the things you were too busy to do in your previous years.  So, if you haven’t considered what you would do during your retirement years, it is certainly good to jot down some plans.

Charleston, south Carolina, USA skyline

Focus on South Carolina

So, you are thinking of retiring to someplace new? You may discuss these ideas with your family and friends. Out of the blue, someone may suggest that you retire to South Carolina. You may wonder what is so special about this state. Why not some other state? Well… there is a multitude of reasons why South Carolina is special. Here are five to get you thinking.