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Overview of Cortina at Terramor community by Del Webb Homes.

Looking for a Launchpad: What the 55-Plus Demographic Really Wants and Needs

Those over the age of 55 are not old, many aren’t truly retired and very few qualify as “seniors” in a stereotypical sense. So what do they want and need in new homes? Master planned communities that offer great amenities and activities.
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Azulón at Mesa Verde, in Costa Mesa, Calif.

What’s Hot in 55+ Housing: Wellness, Rentals and Showers, Oh My!

The newer generation of 55+ buyers are looking for more amenity-driven communities. Here are what communities and builders are doing to cater to the influx of Baby Boomers hitting that 55+ age range.
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Many couples of active adults enjoying a welcoming home. Into the background are some umbrellas.

The Benefits of 55-Plus Communities

Thinking of buying into an active adult neighborhood? Before you make the move, take a moment to note the benefits of 55-plus communities.
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Aspect from a vacation home. A rustic fireplace is situated in the living room and four lounge chairs lie on the balcony. The forest may be seen in the background.

How to Choose the Perfect Vacation Home

If you’re planning for your next new-home purchase to be a vacation home, it’s important you do a little due diligence to make sure the home is what you dreamed of. Here’s what to consider when buying a vacation home.
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What to Consider Before Buying a Resort Home

New homes are a good fit for vacation home purchasers since they don’t need maintenance and offer a turnkey lifestyle. Before choosing a resort home, be sure it matches your preferred location, climate and activities. Here’s how.
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Comparing Builders: How to Find the Best Fit for You

Feeling stuck when comparing builders? Think of it like dating! The builder that is willing and works with you to meet your wants and needs will stand out.
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Elderly black couple smiling into the camera while standing in from of their home. The woman places her palms on the man’s torso while the leans on him.

Buying Your Dream Home Later in Life

Homeowners who missed out on the opportunity to buy their brand-new dream home in their 20s or 30s, still can get that home later in life. Here’s a look at advantages of a new construction home for the move-up buyers whose starter was a resale house.
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Home Financing Options for Those Over 55

For those who are thinking of building a new home and are over the age of 55, many questions about financing may leave them hesitant to purchase the home. However, there are plenty of home financing options for those over 55 and here’s why they should be considered.
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August 2017

By Lew Sichelman

Senior African American couple smiling together on the beach.

How to Retire Regret Free

As you get closer to retirement age or are already retired, you may wonder how to live a regret free retirement. One way to do that is to own a home. Here’s how to retire regret free through homeownership.
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November 2017

By Laurie Leiker

The Santa Anita plan by Ash Creek Homes is a Santa Barbara-style home in the Texas Hill Country. The four-bedroom, three bath home is designed for empty nesters or 55-plus home shoppers.

Creating a Home for Empty Nesters That’s Full of Life

Are you a retiree or empty nester looking for a new home that’s not a move-up home, but that doesn’t sacrifice the space ideal for everyday living? The Santa Anita plan by Ash Creek Homes is the ideal floor plan for 55-plus buyers who want it all.
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A senior adult couple smiling happy in front of their home. They are holding their hands.

On the Move: What Baby Boomers Want In New Homes

The 76 million Baby boomers of the country know what they want in a new home — a diverse community with lots of amenities, quality in home construction and features and the ability to have a home that’s suited just to their lifestyle. Here’s more on what baby boomers want in new homes.
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Adult male and female in the kitchen holding onto a glass of wine and staring keenly at a bottle of wine held by the woman.

Lighting Strategies for Active Adults

Lighting might not be the first thing on your list of upgrades and options when building your new home, but it should be high on the list, particularly if you plan to age in place in your new home. Here are some lighting strategies for active adults.
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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Home Building Process

While the process varies somewhat by builder, these 10 steps summarize the process of building a typical new home. These steps will help you understand the major stages of construction, what will occur when, and key decisions you'll make, in partnership with your builder, to create your new home.
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June 2017

By Susan Bady

A home sketch and a man with a helmet under his arm. Home sketch overlays one picture with perfect terrain for a new home.

How to Build Your Own Home on Your Own Lot

A build on your lot home allows you to design and build a house you love on the land you select. You and your builder can select a home plan (and even modify it) to reflect the unique nature of the land or lot your dream home will occupy. Here's what you need to know to get started on a build on your lot home.
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An elegant bathroom is part of the master suite in a Southwest Florida home.

These are the Six New Home Upgrades That Baby Boomers Love

Planning on building your dream home now that you are retired or close to retiring? Because you will be building your dream home, you may want to spend a little more on features that make it easier to age in place and be comfortable. Here are the six new-home upgrades that Baby Boomers love and why.
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November 2017

By Danielle Small

Couple looking at floor plan with real estate agent holding keys to their new home.

5 Ways to Make Your New Build Feel Like Home

From landscaping your yard to interior decorating, NewHomeSource shares ways to give your brand new home a more personal, cozy touch.
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Mature Students Learning Computer Skills.

Back to School After 55?

Going back to school after 55 can be a satisfying experience. Whether it’s to further your career or simply to learn something new and keep your mind active, going to school after 55 is a good choice. Here’s what you should consider.
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October 2017

By Julia West

(VIDEO) How to live big in a small home

How to Live Big in a Small Space

(VIDEO) Smaller homes are becoming more desirable, whether someone is looking to downsize or seeking a more affordable new home option. Here are tips from experts on how to maximize space and make your small home feel bigger.
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