Archive: June 2008

    Friday June 20th through Sunday June 22nd, Del Webb communities across the country are hosting a “Summer Savings Days” sale. Promotions vary by community and by state. Overall, savings appear to be very substantial. The sale is only available in new home communities and does not apply to resale homes or resale Del Webb communities. Below is a compilation of some of the deals we noticed: Del Webb in California is offering different promotions in each community that include: no association fees for a year, 20 percent off available homes and free golf carts.

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    by Bill Ness on June 16th, 2008No Comments

    A home is more than just a door and pile of bricks; it defines who you are as a person. In order for retirees to find a place they can truly call home, they need to ask themselves, “What am I going to be doing while I live there?” This journey of finding the right place is important in every phase of life, including the retirement phase. The word retirement in today’s society is viewed in a negative light, because it seems to indicate the end of something. However, it is one’s own personal definition of “retirement” that will help in finding the best place to begin this next important phase of life. Finding a place to retire is becoming more of a pressing issue as more and more Baby Boomers approach retirement.
    According to a recent study conducted by the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement (NCCCR), Texas has leapt over California and Arizona to claim the number two retirement destination state in the country. Florida retains the number one position, attracting over 16 percent of all retirees who move across state lines. At 6.77 percent, Texas still has a long way to go before capturing the number one position.

    by Bill Ness on June 1st, 20081 Comment

    On New Year's Day, 1960, Del Webb's latest project, Arizona's Sun City, opened to the public. The flagship of active adult communities was an instant success. It was the first retirement community of its kind and came to redefine the future of housing and retirement industries. The innovative idea of creating a community based entirely around the needs and desires of a particular group of people was a big gamble, but much to the delight of its creators and future residents alike, this gamble immediately paid off.

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