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.

What Are Multigenerational Homes?

One of the latest real estate trends in active adult real estate is the increased popularity of multigenerational homes. Whether you’re interested in learning more about this trend or planning for your family’s future, it’s worth exploring the benefits, features, and challenges of multigenerational homes.

Trilogy Announces Sponsorship With Professional Pickleball Association

If you love pickleball, you’re in good company with active adults who live in Trilogy 55+ communities. Not only do most Trilogy communities across the country contain pickleball courts and organized clubs, but the developer has also announced its 2021 sponsorship with the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA).

Can You Still Work After Retirement?

There’s a lot that goes into planning for retirement, but one of the most common questions is can someone who has retired still work? The short answer is, yes. You can still work after retiring, but there are several factors you need to be aware of before making the decision.

How to Retire From Your Job

Those who plan to retire in the next few years know that retirement is a process. Contemplating all of the factors that go into retirement can feel understandably overwhelming, but this guide can help point near-retirees in the right direction. Keep reading to learn how to retire from your job.

Buying a Renovated Home: Quick Fixes That May Hide Issues

On the surface, a renovated house may have the appearance of being perfectly done, but buyers must do their due diligence to be sure they’re not purchasing a “lemon.” Here’s what to look out for and what to double-check when purchasing a renovated home.

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What to Look For in Listing Photos

Browsing listing photos is part of the fun of searching for a new home and an important part of narrowing down your search. It’s important to take these carefully crafted pictures with a grain of salt and learn to look at them with a discerning eye. Read on to learn what to look for in a listing photo and what to look out for.

10 Tips For Buying a New Construction Home

With all the benefits of buying a new construction home, the decision may seem like a no-brainer. However, there are some tips to know when buying a new construction home that will help you get the best home and price possible, and that knowledge may help you negotiate the upgrades and customizations that are important to you.

5 Myths You Shouldn’t Believe About Real Estate Agents

Many buyers and sellers enter the real estate market with misconceptions about the real estate industry and even false assumptions about real estate agents, but most of these misconceptions can be ignored. We rounded up five myths you shouldn’t believe about real estate agents.

8 Home Repair Mistakes to Avoid

In any situation, homeowners should look out for common home repair mistakes to avoid throughout the renovation process. Learn about these home repair mistakes so you can become more prepared and informed to make repairs and renovations on your home.

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