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Monthly Archives: February 2008

Home Building Stocks Rally in 2008

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For those who are looking into entering the retirement community market, it is important to keep an eye on the home building and real estate markets too. In a surprising twist to the battered stock market of 2008, an unlikely star has risen. Through the middle of February, shares of the S&P Home

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City, Country or Somewhere in Between?

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It is a question every retiring Baby Boomer asks them self at some point. For many, the lure of active adult living means escaping crowded urban living and finding a quiet place in the country or in the South. A small, but growing number of retirees are bucking that trend and moving into urban areas

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63-Year-Old Fullbacks

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Jim and Carol Erikson chuckle at the idea of being 63-year-old fullbacks. No, they are not football players. Rather, they are part of an ever-increasing retiree trend. Fullbacks is the term used to describe people that head south or fully across the country after retirement in the hope of finding th

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Erickson Launches Realty and Moving Services to Retirees

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Erickson Retirement Communities recently launched Erickson Moving and Realty Services. Erickson hopes that the addition will allow more people to move to their communities by helping them sell their current homes. “We are putting the pieces in place to help them attain the retirement lifestyl

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What is “Green” Building?

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Last Sunday I discussed the growing trend of developers who are building “green” retirement communities. Specifically, more retirement community builders have jumped on the bandwagon and are promoting themselves as “green” retirement communities. I was surprised by the enthus

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Florida Lowers Property Tax

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On Tuesday, voters in Florida overwhelmingly approved a bill to lower property taxes across the state, to the advantage of many looking to 55 and older communities. The bill overhauls state property tax laws and will save the average homeowner $240 a year. While the passage comes as a surprise to so

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Eons.com Lowers Age Restriction

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On Wednesday, Eons.com founder Jeff Taylor lowered the age restriction of the popular 50 and older Baby Boomer social networking website…to 13. Eons has emerged in the last year as the number one social networking site for Baby Boomers in 55 and older communities. The popular site previously b

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