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Affordable Country Club Living in Florida

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Heritage Springs Fl 55places.com

Retiring in Florida wouldn’t be complete without the state’s famed vibrant and lush landscapes. In Heritage Springs, a 55+ community, you can barely get away from it; it surrounds you whether you’re playing a game of bocce ball, a round of golf, or simply enjoying a low-key stroll through the neighborhood.

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Changes to Expect in Social Security This Year

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Retirees may be more concerned about the future of Social Security due to the Baby Boomer population drawing benefits larger than the program’s incoming funds. If you are a retiree or are close to retiring then read about some of the changes you can expect in Social Security for 2016.

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Six Superb Small 55+ Communities in Arizona

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Four Seasons at The Manor AZ 55places.com

Retirees who value a close-knit neighborhood setting but don’t want to sacrifice great amenities and social lifestyle should consider a smaller 55+ community in Arizona. Baby Boomers can choose from a variety of small active adult neighborhoods with less than 500 residences in Arizona. They’re smaller in size than large 1,000-home communities but still have well-appointed clubhouses and plenty of social activities that keep residents busy all year long. So if you prefer to live in a less crowded environment that offers a small town vibe where neighbors become lifelong friends, then check out these six small 55+ communities in Arizona.

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Trilogy by Shea Homes Wins America’s Most Trusted Active Resort Builder

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Trilogy 55+ Communities

Since 1999, Trilogy by Shea Homes has impressed active adult homebuyers with their resort-style communities that are brimming with amenities and luxurious homes. Shea Homes’ unique approach to developing 55+ neighborhoods has led them to several awards including a J.D. Power Customer Service Champion in 2012 and a collection of Best of Houzz awards for their design and customer service.

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Affordable Retirement Living in SoCal Does Exist!

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The dream of California living is assumed to be out of reach for many impending retirees. Horror stories of high taxes, housing prices that border on fantasy, and traffic that seems to stretch as far as the state is enough to send active adult homebuyers scrambling to Florida.

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Taylor Morrison Plans a Second 55+ Community Near Houston

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Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch is Taylor Morrison’s newest 55+ community coming to the Houston area this year. This amazing age-restricted neighborhood in Texas will have everything Baby Boomers could want or need. Taylor Morrison promotes a welcoming and vibrant lifestyle where residents will thrive in a social setting while living comfortably with like-minded neighbors and friends. This well-known homebuilder will bring their exceptional home designs and private world-class amenities that will make Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch the ideal destination for retirement in Coastal Texas.

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Discover a New Jersey Favorite for Retirement

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While many retirees typically flock to warm states like Florida for their retirement destination, they shouldn’t overlook active adult communities in New Jersey if they want to stay close to home on the East Coast. One of those 55+ communities is Covered Bridge in Manalapan, NJ. This affordable age-restricted neighborhood consists of 254 acres of farmland and has resort-style amenities as well as a long list of social activities that will keep Baby Boomers busy throughout the year.

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How to Play Catch Up on Your Retirement Savings

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If you’re nearing retirement age and your 401(k) account is looking paltry, you’re not alone. Many Americans are woefully unprepared for retirement and looking at their savings is a cause of anxiety rather than what it should be: excitement for a new stage in their lives.

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Clubs & Activities You’ll Only Find in a 55+ Community

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Active adult communities are renowned for having a vibrant and social atmosphere where residents can come together to share similar interests or participate in new hobbies. Most 55+ communities also appeal to Baby Boomers and retirees who want to remain social and active throughout their retirement. What’s great about active adult communities is that they cater specifically to people aged 55 and better by providing clubs and activities designed around their lifestyle.

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5 Reasons Not to Overprice Your Home

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Here’s something many home sellers may not realize: Buyers determine the price of a home, not sellers. For many that sounds strange. After all, no one knows your home better than you. “That alcove by the window makes for a great reading space in the summer time.” “Who can beat our yard, especially in this packed neighborhood?” While many of these additions might help increase your home’s value, it might not hold the same value to potential buyers as it would to you, leading many sellers to overprice their home and prevent an offer from reaching the table. But isn’t overpricing your home generally a good idea, so you can maximize your home’s sale price? In most cases, overpricing your home can actually lead to a lower sale price than if it was priced correctly from the beginning. Being aware of why you might be overpricing your home, and why it’s a bad idea, can be the difference between a deal and deadweight property.

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