News & Trends

Active adult communities and 55+ trends are always evolving. Builders and developers are constantly pushing the envelope to offer retirees and active adults new and exciting amenities. You’ll find the latest trends and news surrounding both here so you’ll know everything you need to in order to make an informed decision.

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Tennis vs. Pickleball: What’s Your Net Game?

Tennis has long been a favorite pastime for many adults, and pickleball is growing in popularity. What is the difference between these two sports, and how do you pick the right one for you? Here’s the breakdown to help you choose which is right for you.

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The Best Places to Retire If You Have Asthma

Climate, geography, and access to health care providers are all key considerations for those with a chronic health condition. Let’s explore some of the best places to retire if you have asthma and what factors may be particularly important to you in a retirement destination.

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The Top Active Adult Home Builders

Active adults at the start of their home search often come across multiple communities by the same developers. That’s because the most well-known 55+ community developers in the country have crafted hundreds of luxury communities in many retirement destinations across the nation.

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This Month in Real Estate: A Housing Market Summary

Moving into the second quarter of 2023, there are some small shifts happening in the housing market. Here’s an overview of how the real estate industry changed over April and what you can expect moving forward.

Merida San Idefonso cathedral at sunrise in Yucatan, Mexico.
Retire in Mexico: Pros and Cons for American Retirees

What would a retirement in Mexico actually look like? What are some of the potential benefits and drawbacks? Learn more about life in Mexico to consider this country for your retirement destination.

A senior couple taking a selfie on a sailboat while snowbirding in Mexico.
How to Be a Snowbird in Mexico

Want to know more about how to be a snowbird in Mexico? In this post, we’re covering everything you need to know, from the cost of living and travel costs to whether you should rent or buy property.

The ruins of Tulum in Mexico overlooking the Caribbean Sea in the Riviera Maya.
Can I Retire in Mexico?

If you’ve been reading up on the best retirement options in the U.S. but nothing is checking all your boxes, you might want to ask yourself: Can I retire in Mexico? An international move like this is a major decision, so you’ll need unbiased information about the logistics, safety concerns, financial considerations, and lifestyle.

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The Ultimate Guide for 55+ Americans Retiring Abroad

Dreaming of exotic cuisine, learning a new language, or living on a beach without breaking the bank? You might want to consider retiring abroad. While the idea may seem daunting, it could be the perfect new adventure in this next chapter of your life—and it may be easier than you think!

Inexpensive Ways to Boost Your Home Value Before Selling

Sellers want to get the best price for their home as this can have a significant impact on their budget for their next home. Luckily, there are lots of low- and no-cost ways to boost the value of your home. A bit of cleaning and sprucing up can pay serious dividends by the time you sign the papers on closing day.

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