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    by Karl Schuster on November 20th, 2017No Comments

    Hosting Thanksgiving is no easy task. Between keeping a close eye on the temperature of the bird, timing getting everything in and out of the oven at just the right moment, preparing a roux for the gravy, all while trying to visit with family and friends, hosting a Thanksgiving dinner seems to be more stressful than fun. For the person in charge of the meal, sitting down to eat often feels more like a relief than a celebration.

    by Brad Mitchell on October 28th, 20172 Comments

    Chances are you started planning for retirement years ago through regular savings, a 401(k), or investments. Now more than ever, access to your retirement accounts are at your fingertips in the form of smartphone apps. Whether you’re looking to check your 401(k) or keep an eye on the stock market, you’ll always be able to know where you stand in terms of retirement. While these apps are helpful for checking where you stand when it comes to retirement, it’s important to know that these apps are more for daily guidance than to use for setting a firm retirement goal.

    by Karl Schuster on October 20th, 2017No Comments

    Throughout most of the United States, autumn is unmistakably associated with the harvest of fall squashes and gourds. Simply put, the pumpkin has a cultural significance that, for instance, the humble butternut or small acorn squash do not. With evidence of cultivation going back at least 10,000 years, the pumpkin is one of the earliest documented Mesoamerican crops, predating even the domestication of corn or beans.
    Taylor Morrison, a leading national homebuilder and developer, recently conducted a survey in cooperation with Wakefield Research that showed more homebuyers want outdoor living spaces and are willing to sacrifice indoor home square footage to get it. According to the survey, about 56% of homebuyers would sacrifice a larger home to obtain a bigger yard.

    by Mayra Rocha on August 29th, 2017No Comments

    With the summer season coming to a close, there are some tasks homeowners have to do to keep their yards healthy until spring returns. The cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and dormant grass are just some of what to expect as the fall season approaches. And in order to prepare your yard for the upcoming season, it’s best to take advantage of the time you have to ensure your backyard is ready to survive the chillier months ahead. Check out some of these tips to get your yard ready for fall.

    by Mayra Rocha on August 2nd, 20177 Comments

    Once Boomers retire, they typically want to leave the hassles of exterior home maintenance behind, especially those who live in four-season climates where raking leaves and shoveling snow are common. They would rather spend their Golden Years playing golf or tennis or just relaxing with friends in a social setting. Many active adult communities provide residents with a low-maintenance lifestyle thanks to a homeowners’ association (HOA). An HOA is a legal entity that oversees a residential community that has a shared space. While there are different types of HOAs, the majority of them operate under similar rules and guidelines.
    Now that the summer season is in full swing, more homeowners want to relax and spend time enjoying the warm weather in their outdoor space. But what if you could spruce it up a bit with a few easy DIY projects? Check out these great and easy DIY ideas that can transform your outdoor space into your own oasis.

    by Mayra Rocha on June 29th, 2017No Comments

    Returning to the comfort of the familiar is one of the best things about coming home, but looking at the same thing day after day can become monotonous. Shaking things up by refreshing the look of your home can be a great mood booster and make you appreciate home sweet home all the more. And while you may be thinking that home renovations cost an arm and a leg, there are some cost-effective improvements that can make your home feel like new.

    by Elliot Crumpley on June 26th, 2017No Comments

    During your search for a home in a 55+ community, you may have come across loft spaces. Not quite a bedroom but also not a den, it can be difficult to decide how to use this space. You could, of course, just leave it empty. But why, especially when there are so many great options for turning that into a worthy area?
    Selecting the perfect active adult community can be a tough decision to make. What’s important to you may not be a priority to someone else, which is why it’s crucial for active adults to tour several 55+ communities before making their final decision.

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