The 2014 Real Estate Year in Review

by Bill Ness on December 22, 2014


The year 2014 brought positive news for the real estate market with sales on the rise across the country.

In 2014, the watchword for most of the country was “recovery.” While trends differ in individual markets, 2014 was a generally positive year for real estate. Interest rates have stayed low, median home prices have gone up and foreclosure inventories are down. If trends continue as expected, the market will continue to recover through 2015. [click to continue…]



Sunland Springs Village offers exciting amenities, a great location and homes with unique details.

East of Phoenix, in Mesa, Arizona, Sunland Springs Village was designed to offer resort-style living for active adults aged 55 and better. Homebuyers are particularly drawn to this golf community for its great location and semi-customizable homes. Sunland Springs Village is adjacent to Superstition Gateway, a shopping center which offers both big-name stores and small, specialty shops. [click to continue…]


Exercise to stay healthy

A health retreat is a great way to start your journey towards a healthier lifestyle

Each January, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier, be more active or otherwise improve their fitness. Where diets fail, lifestyle changes can often get you to these goals. But how do you know what changes to make? Where do you get started? [click to continue…]


Plantation Golf & Country Club – Relaxing Florida Lifestyle Living in Venice

December 18, 2014

In Southwest Florida’s beautiful Venice area, Plantation Golf & Country Club offers a prime retreat for active adult retirees. This popular community is open to residents of all ages, making it a great option for active adults who want resort-style living without the limitations of an age restriction.

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Float Over to Albuquerque for a Rewarding Retirement in New Mexico

December 17, 2014

A trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a great way to experience the rich culture and heritage of the American Southwest. Affordable attractions and accommodations make Albuquerque a great place for a vacation, while the area’s impressive active adult communities also make it a great retirement destination.

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Laguna Woods Village – Amenity Rich Active Adult Living in California’s Orange County

December 16, 2014

Located in California’s popular Orange County, Laguna Woods Village is the largest 55+ community on the West Coast. This beautiful community features over 12,000 homes, as well as an impressive range of resort-style amenities, including seven clubhouses, 36 holes of golf and an equestrian center.

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10 Great Florida Active Adult Communities With Homes Under $150k

December 15, 2014

Living in Florida is a dream for many active adult retirees, and moving to the Sunshine State doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are ten fabulous active adult communities in Florida which offer resort-style amenities, as well as affordable homes that cost $150,000 or less.

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Holiday Island – Casual Active Lifestyle Living in Scenic Northern Arkansas

December 13, 2014

Located in Northern Arkansas, Holiday Island is open to residents of all ages, but perfect for active adult retirees. This scenic community offers resort-style living with an amenity-rich recreation center, as well as the Holiday Island Country Club. Residents can enjoy golf, fishing, boating, tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard and much more.

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10 Great U.S. Travel Destinations to Enjoy Warm Weather this Winter

December 12, 2014

Traveling during the cold winter months is a great way to explore the country’s warmer areas in their less-crowded off season. And the United States has no shortage of sunny year-round destinations. Check out these popular getaways from the American South, Southwest and West Coast.

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Cresswind at Lake Lanier – Georgia’s Premier Lakefront Active Adult Community

December 11, 2014

Opened in 2007, Cresswind at Lake Lanier is a popular Northern Georgia community which will one day include 934 single-family homes designed for active adults aged 55 or better. This gated community also features a 36,000 square-foot clubhouse, a marina with boat slips and a wide range of additional indoor and outdoor amenities.

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Retiring to Southern Florida – East Coast or West Coast, How to Choose!

December 10, 2014

While you may have dreamed of retiring to Florida to many years, choosing the best place to relocate can be a bit of a challenge. Do you want the more gentle surf of the West Coast or the East Coast’s spectacular sunrises? Southern Florida has something for everyone, but you need to find the area that has the best setting for you.

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Sun Village – Affordable Phoenix Area Active Adult Living With World-Class Amenities

December 9, 2014

In Surprise, Arizona, Sun Village is an affordable, gated community which welcomes active adults aged 55 or better. This well-established development offers a spacious clubhouse with a wide range of indoor and outdoor amenities, as well as an 18-hole public golf course. It also includes over 1,300 homes in both attached and single-family designs.

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What Will Home Design Trends Be in 2015?

December 8, 2014

Each year brings new trends in home architecture and interior design. In 2015, homes will see bold colors, mixed materials, natural motifs and more. Open floor plans and multi-purpose living spaces will also make it easy for homeowners to adapt their homes to their own needs. Read on to learn more about the upcoming trends for the new year.

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Winthrop Court – Convenient Condo Living for New Jersey Active Adults

December 6, 2014

Located in Clifton, New Jersey, Winthrop Court is a low-maintenance community specifically designed for active adults aged 55 and better. This gated community offers two-bedroom condos in elegant mid-rise buildings. It also features a beautifully appointed clubhouse where residents can gather with friends and make use of the social and recreational amenities.

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Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney to Buy or Sell My Home?

December 5, 2014

Buying a home is an expensive investment and one that should be taken with care. In most states, you can legally conduct real estate transactions without a lawyer. However, hiring an attorney can bring some added protection, particularly in more complex transactions.

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