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Monthly Archives: December 2007

Boomer Power

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If you ever wonder why the Baby Boomer segment (those born from 1946 to 1964) is of such interest to marketers of active adult communities, consider some of the following eight statistics: 1 ) There are nearly 80 million boomers in America. If American boomers were a country they would be the 16th l

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The Five Stages of Retirement

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As people approach retirement age (and that means a lot of different things to different people), there are five distinct stages they go through according to a study conducted by Ameriprise Financial.  These stages include: 1) Imagination, 2) Anticipation, 3) Liberation, 4) Reorientation, and 5) R

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Concerning News about Retirement Savings

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Fox News posted an interesting article today on the depressing outlook regarding the retirement savings plans for many Americans. The article illustrates how many Americans will be caught off guard in retirement by the increase in costs and their lack of retirement savings to offset those costs. Som

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ChicagoRetirement Communities with Homes for Under $200,000

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As the average price for a home in the Chicago area approaches $300,000, it may seem like the idea of finding a great home in a retirement community for under $200,000 is next to impossible. However, you may be surprised to learn that there are a number of great housing options for budget conscious

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55+ Housing Trends

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There are some definite housing trends the real estate market is seeing when it comes to the preferences of empty nesters, baby boomers, retirees and those ages 55+. According to an article at RealEstate.com, four key trends are emerging for 55 and older communities: * One-level living. Forget the s

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Is 60 Really the New 40?

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It’s a phrase we hear more often these days. “60 is the new 40″. This is due to the fact that many of today’s baby boomers are making the choice for active adult living as they grow older. This new generation of boomers is redefining what it means to “retire.” Developers are catering to

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