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Long Island Lifestyle in Fairfield at St. James

by Bill Ness on No Comments

Residents at Fairfield at St. James live in a friendly community where neighbors become quick friends.

When active adults are planning their next phase of life but don’t want to leave behind the New York style of living they know and love, they should look no further than Fairfield at St. James, a 55+ community located in Smithtown on Long Island. With numerous amenities and activities right on site but all the best of Long Island just minutes away, Fairfield is the perfect choice for today’s Baby Boomers.

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How to Enjoy Being an Empty Nester

by Mayra Rocha on No Comments

Parents often approach this phase with a mix of dread and excitement.

The definition of an empty nester is a parent whose child has grown up and moved out of their home. Finding ways to fulfill your home and time can be easy once you discover what you want to do. There are a variety of activities, hobbies, and things to do that can help you enjoy being an empty nester. Here are some useful suggestions.

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Questions to Ask Your Realtor

by Bill Ness on 2 Comments

Whether you are buying a new construction or resale home, a real estate agent will protect your interests and help you make the best possible investment.

Buying or selling a house is a big decision and it’s important to find the right real estate agent to work with you through the process. There is no one-size-fits-all in an agent-client relationship. Regardless of whether you’re selling, buying or both, there are a few attributes you want to look for in an agent including integrity, experience and knowledge of the area.

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Great Midwest Golf Courses

by Samantha Reid on No Comments

Golf is a popular sport for the 55+ crowd and those in the Midwest have plenty of top-notch courses from which to choose.

August is National Golf Month, and of all the activities available to active adults, golf is among the most popular. Although there are a number of 55+ communities with golf courses included, the advanced golfer may want to try his or her hand at a more challenging course.

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Comparing Central North Carolina Communities

by Bill Ness on 1 Comment

For exciting choices in active adult living, Bailey’s Glen in Cornelius and Carolina Arbors in Durham are premium North Carolina communities, with low-maintenance homes, numerous floor plan choices, and many of the desired amenities and activities that active adults seek.

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Terrific International Destinations in Retirement

by Elliot Crumpley on 6 Comments

Retirement is a terrific time to get caught up on your travel bucket list. No longer being forced into going to Disney World with your kids for the eighth summer in a row frees you up to explore the world that you want to see (although there’s nothing wrong with going to Disney World again).

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An Affordable Age-Restricted Community in Southwest FL

by Bill Ness on 8 Comments

Pine Ridge at Fort Myers, a 55+ community, is a well-established neighborhood. Construction began in 1980 and was finished around 1994, making residences in this age-restricted community available on a resale-only basis. It is a gated community comprised of 462 homes where homebuyers can choose from single-family homes, attached homes and condos, providing a variety of styles to choose from to suit personal preferences.

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Social Security Then and Now

by Samantha Reid on No Comments

If you’re retired, or beginning to think about retirement, Social Security benefits are probably a regular part of your life. But do you know how they came to be, and the controversial opinions that followed?

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The Benefits of Two Master Suites

by Bill Ness on 3 Comments

One might think that houses in adult active communities are on the small side, after all, those in their 55+ years are looking to downsize, right? Not necessarily. A growing trend is homes with double master suites, not just one master bedroom with a private bathroom, but two.

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Does Every State Require a Real Estate Attorney?

by Elliot Crumpley on No Comments

Finding the perfect home and community, while time consuming, exciting, and stressful all at once, is also replete with unexpected costs. Appraisal fees, inspections, and mortgage application fees are just a few of the costs of purchasing a home before factoring in hotels, food, and flights if you’re from out of the area.

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