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Retirement Expenses Begin with Housing

What’s at the top of your retirement expense checklist? For most of us it’s housing. The first thing many retirees consider is reducing their budget by downsizing their home. This helps with more than just mortgage payments, taxes, maintenance, and insurance costs can also be reduced by moving to a smaller home. Medical and transportation costs… Read More

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‘Magnet States’ Report Credits Arizona and Florida with Dethroning Texas

I can personally verify Allied’s evaluation of relocation stats for Arizona. The volume of folks moving here ‘from away’ has been noteworthy for the past two years. Investors from Canada and California lead the pack alongside a greater than usual influx of home buyers from cold weather spots like the Dakotas and the Chicago and… Read More

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Active Adults Playing a Huge Role in Home Builder’s Positive Outlook

Active Adults Playing a Huge Role in Home Builder’s Positive Outlook. Baby Boomers are entering the housing market in droves, some as first time buyers, others downsizing or relocating to a more retirement-friendly climate. The vacation home market in Arizona has seen a deluge of Boomers on the cusp of retirement, looking to bring a… Read More

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The Where, When, Whys and Hows of Housing… Pets Speak Out!

The Where, When, Whys and Hows of Housing… Pets Speak Out! Pets do indeed weigh in on Home Buyer’s and Home Seller’s housing decisions. As beloved members of the family, I’ve seen a multitude of dogs, cats, reptiles, birds and the infrequent tortoise leverage their final say-so on their human’s housing decisions. Often in the… Read More

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5 Things to Review Before You Choose an Agent to List Your Home

5 Things to Review Before You Choose an Agent to List Your Home. My first and most important piece of advice… don’t just hire and agent to sell your home, interview them, and interview more than one. Let me give you a brief example. I recently spoke with a potential home seller almost by accident…. Read More

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NAR Statistics Confirm that HOME Really is Where the Heart Is

Infographic: NAR Statistics Confirm that HOME Really is Where the Heart Is I can corroborate the National Association of Realtors findings. A substantial portion of home buyers and sellers cite being closer to family as their main motivation for relocating. I’m currently working with a Dad whose son and daughter moved closer to each other… Read More

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What’s your take on using an IRA to purchase Real Estate?

Interest rates on IRAs plummeted during the economic downturn but for the most part, they’re back. I’ve never been sure whether or not it’s a good idea to pull funds out of an IRA for the purpose of investing elsewhere. Having said that, you’ve got to live somewhere and I’ve always been opposed to paying… Read More

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Should you get a mortgage when you’re retired?

This is something that is normally not even on the average retiree’s radar… a new mortgage after you retire, how could that be good? I really enjoyed this eye-opening segment from Ric Edleman’s radio show, and it’s entirely possible I’ve bought it hook, line and sinker. A transcript of one caller’s conversation with Ric is… Read More

20 More Reasons to Retire in Arizona

The article below is tongue-in-cheek to be sure but it’s a highly amusing read, and mostly accurate. Click through to read the entire piece, you’ll be glad you did. To answer your inevitable question… “Yes, it does get hot here.” and here comes the but… our weather has been PERFECT since last October. I’d love… Read More