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Monthly Archives: March 2009

6 New Construction Retirement Communities in Southern California

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When searching for an active retirement community, there are many factors to consider. Besides the usual price, location, amenities and lifestyle options, many people have a preference of living in new construction communities versus communities that only offer resale homes. There are many pros and

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Retire on a Cruise Ship

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Waterfront Lifestyles International is offering a unique idea for retirement living that is anything but your typical retirement community. This boutique maritime lodging company is now taking reservations for retirement condos on a cruise ship. Each week, the 300-foot Alegria will make weekend crui

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Is Florida Losing Its Appeal Among Retirees?

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Is Florida’s domination in attracting out of state retirees coming to a close? A recent analysis by the Associated Press found that the number of driver’s license applications from outsiders has tumbled 30 percent in the past five years. After reaching more than 585,000 newcomers in 2003 the num

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Retirement Communities: Size Matters

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If you are considering a move to an active retirement community you have probably considered a number of metrics when choosing your destination. Obviously, factors such as proximity to friends and family, the climate, cost of living, the type of home and lifestyle weigh significantly when making a p

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Building a Home for Baby Boomers

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There seems to be a lot of debate about what Boomers really want in their new homes. On one hand, some would argue that a home built for retirees should allow for aging-in-place, a relatively new concept in home design that means building a home that adapts to meet the changing needs of aging home o

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