Archive: February 2016
Baby Boomers may not be rookies when it comes to house hunting because they probably bought their first home years ago. But just because they have experience in the homebuying process doesn’t mean they can’t make mistakes along the way too. House hunting during retirement may mean they need to look out for different things as opposed to when they were house hunting in their early 20s and 30s.
Active adults looking for their ideal retirement destination in a four-season climate on the East Coast should check out Four Seasons at Weatherby in Woolwich, NJ. This age-restricted neighborhood was developed by well-known builder K. Hovnanian between 2006 and 2013 and offers retirees affordable single-family homes, resort-style amenities, and a calendar full of social events.
It is often said that 55+ communities are like college all over again but without the homework. If recent trends are anything to go by, then homework seems to be making an unlikely comeback.
With the seasons changing it may be time to switch up your workout routine to get fit by spring. You may have gained some dreaded winter weight with all of the holiday parties and delicious, high calorie foods consumed. The winter blues also made us stay indoors and become less active throughout the day, but now is the time to shed those unwanted pounds.
Anyone who has searched for the perfect 55+ community knows that there is no shortage of builders to choose from. Although it can appear as if a handful of developers dominate the active adult industry, there are smaller builders who built a reputation upon building quality neighborhoods instead of merely quantity, who have steadily garnered renown for their consistency, creativity, and commitment to their customers.
Today, one in seven Americans are 65 or better, and in 35 years this age group is expected to double. With the rise of diabetes, obesity, and other chronic diseases, Baby Boomers as well as our country's healthcare system will face even more challenges.
Many impending retirees have several questions on their mind "Should I join the flock of snowbirds or stay put"? "Is my income going to be enough to sustain the lifestyle I want in retirement"? One of the most important questions they face: “Should I rent or buy my retirement home?”
Florida-bound retirees have a rich selection of active adult communities. Whether you’re looking for golf course living, waterfront access, or urban excitement, there is a 55+ community that will suit you. Then there are the rare communities that meet all three needs.
Have you ever thought about starting a different career during your retirement? Do you feel like you have more to contribute to the work force or miss the social camaraderie that you once had at the office? Well, you’re in luck because there are plenty of alternative career options that retirees can check out. These aren’t your traditional careers, but they still share similar qualities from your old job like social interaction and tasks to complete. If you’re thinking about getting a job as a retiree, then check out these unusual and interesting career options.