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What to Look for in a Vacation Home

by Riley Ubben on No Comments

Buying a vacation home can be a complicated and large decision, here's what to expect.

The alluring second home in a scenic locale is a dream that many share while relaxing in their favorite vacation spots. There’s a lot to consider, but with proper planning, a vacation home can become a special place for a homeowner to escape to. If bought hastily, however, the property can become a big headache, so there are a few things to consider.

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What to Do With Leftover Pumpkin Seeds

by Karl Schuster on No Comments

There are many different ways to prepare leftover pumpkin seeds other than roasting them.

Throughout most of the United States, autumn is unmistakably associated with the harvest of fall squashes and gourds. Simply put, the pumpkin has a cultural significance that, for instance, the humble butternut or small acorn squash do not. With evidence of cultivation going back at least 10,000 years, the pumpkin is one of the earliest documented Mesoamerican crops, predating even the domestication of corn or beans.

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Reasons to Buy a Home in the Winter

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Could the best time to buy a home be the winter?

Spring is certainly the busiest time of year for most real estate markets. As the weather warms up, many put their homes up for sale and even more consider buying, casually strolling from one open house to the next on a sunny afternoon. Those seeking a bargain, however, know to look during the winter. While there may be fewer homes on the market during this time, there are also fewer buyers, and less competition means lower prices.

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Celebrities Who’ve Retired in 2017

by Brad Mitchell on No Comments

This year has seen some of the most iconic people of their generation retire as another wave of movie stars, musicians, and athletes decide to move onto the next phase of their life. Despite ending their careers, these stars plan on being active in their retirement. If you’re considering entering retirement, maybe these celebrities and their post-work plans will inspire you to make the jump too.

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Construction on Schedule for New Marina at One Particular Harbour

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Jimmy Buffett-inspired communities continue to make headway in Florida, and that’s no more evident than in Harbour Isle and its neighboring deep-water marina community, One Particular Harbour. A partnership between Minto Communities and Margaritaville Holdings on this Bradenton, Florida community combine 132 luxury residences with the marina on a private island setting. Minto is proud to announce that construction is on schedule and slated for completion in spring 2018.

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Top Lowest-Priced Communities in Virginia

by Karl Schuster on No Comments

The Washington D.C. Area consistently ranks as one of the most highly sought-after and desirable regions of the country for 55+ homebuyers. The city’s cultural attractions are, in many ways, second-to-none, ranging from the National Gallery of Art and Kennedy Center to the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture, which more than a year after its opening, remains one of the hottest tickets in town. With three major airports, an extensive highway and interstate network, and highly developed Metro system, the region boasts one of the best transportation networks anywhere in the country.

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Hottest Markets in North Carolina, According to 55places.com

by Riley Ubben on No Comments

With warm weather, scenic landscapes, and sunny beaches, it’s no wonder word is spreading about North Carolina. We compiled a list of some of the most desirable markets in the state, looking at affordability, area amenities, culture, and pageviews for each market on 55places.com over the last calendar year. Each city shines for different reasons, but they’re all fantastic places to retire.

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Community Roundup: Alabama

by Riley Ubben on 2 Comments

From the warm and sunny Gulf Coast to the central plains to the rocky hills of the northern counties, Alabama’s geography is as diverse as its wide range of active adult communities. Whether your idea of a fun-filled day is hitting the links, enjoying the excitement of college sports, or relaxing on a nearby beach, Alabama offers something for you. The state is often overlooked by homebuyers, despite the competitive home market, unique attractions, and low tax rates that make it an ideal destination for many active adults. These diverse communities represent some of the best Alabama has to offer.

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Best Active Adult Communities in New Jersey for Fall Lovers

by Brad Mitchell on 6 Comments

Leaf peeping has long been a popular seasonal activity for many Americans. The Midwest and Appalachia are popular destinations for viewing fall foliage, but New Jersey’s reputation for autumn scenery is growing. Experts say mid-October is the best time to see peak fall colors in New Jersey. High elevations and wooded trails create the best leaf peeping experience, and New Jersey has plenty of both. Many residents don’t even need to leave their homes to experience the season’s change. Here are the best active lifestyle communities in New Jersey for people who love fall.

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