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Smart homes are all the rage right now, and our friends at On Top of the World are responding by equipping each of their new homes with an entire suite of products that will be installed, activated, and supported by Amazon. In addition to purchasing an amazing home in one of the best retirement communities in […]
As you may know, Florida is a popular destination for retirement because it has no state income tax, but unless you plan on renting all throughout your retirement, you won’t be able to escape paying property taxes. Today let’s take a look at the Florida Counties with the highest and lowest median property taxes. Now […]
Don’t want to buy a home? Just want to enjoy Florida, without the obligations, time and hard work involved in owning a home? It’s definitely an option, but it will take some legwork. This article should help. Why Rent? I’ve covered how to find a winter rental here before, but finding a long-term rental in […]
Solivita, a 55+ community located in Kissimmee, was recently featured on the Lifetime Channel show Designing Spaces. Check out the full video from their segment below: Solivita is a national award-winning retirement community in Central Florida’s attraction zone, offering great natural beauty, vast recreational amenities and enough to do to keep any active adult as […]
Those of you looking for oversized lots in a well-established and very active community are in luck! The newly released Larkhill neighborhood at On Top of the World in Ocala features over-sized lots with incredible golf course views of Candler Hills Golf Course. Pricing starts from the mid $200s including standard home site. Larkhill provides […]
John Burns Real Estate Consulting has released their annual list of the 50 Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2017. This year, 10 Florida communities made the list, compared to 11 communities last year. Of the 50 communities on the list, only 4 sold more than 1,000 new homes last year, but two of the four are […]
Located in the Tampa area, FishHawk Ranch has been one of the top-selling communities in Florida for several years. David Weekley Homes introduced its first age-targeted neighborhood, the gated 55+ community of Encore at FishHawk Ranch, last year and it has successfully attracted buyers wanting to live near their children and grandchildren, but in a […]
John Burns Real Estate Consulting just released their annual list of the 50 Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2016. This year, 11 Florida communities made the list, compared to just seven communities in 2015. Florida ranks third behind Texas and California for number of communities on the list. Texas placed a whopping 16 communities on the […]
Should I buy a new home when I retire, or should I just rent? It’s a question I get a lot here, and one with a complicated answer. I almost always recommend people rent for the first few years, especially if they’re moving to an area they’ve never lived or spent a lot of time […]
Florida is consistently ranked by Kiplinger.com as one of the Top Ten most tax-friendly states for retirees. Lets take a closer look at the reasons why. Do you dream of finding the perfect location, community, and home for you? It’s easier than you think! In my book called Pick the Right Place, I show you […]
It’s getting tougher and tougher to find communities in Florida that still offer homes with a starting price under $200,000. But there are a few. Case in point, On Top of the World, which is holding the Grand Opening of their gated Indigo East neighborhood this weekend. Indigo East features five floorplans ranging in size […]
Lot premiums are an additional charge that home builders and developers tack on to the price of a new home depending on where in the community a lot is located. Basically the way most new homes are sold these days is a builder will advertise their homes based on standard features and a “standard” lot, […]
John Burns Real Estate Consulting just released their annual list of the 50 Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2015. This year, seven Florida communities made the list, compared to nine communities in 2014. Florida ranks third behind Texas and California for number of communities on the list. Texas placed a remarkable 17 communities on the list […]
If you’ve been thinking about retiring to Florida, you might be curious as to which part of the state to start your search for a new home. Florida is a big state with plenty of options, but each of those options comes at a different price. In order to focus your search efforts right from […]
For as long as most people can remember, conventional wisdom has held that when you retire and the kids are grown and gone, you downsize your home. But that’s not always the case anymore. According to a recent Merrill Lynch and Age Wave retirement study of more than 3,600 respondents, 49 percent of retirees didn’t […]
When you visit communities to figure out which one you want to live in, one of the most important things you could do for yourself is talk to as many people who actually live there as possible. Maybe you’re taking advantage of one of the Stay and Play opportunities I’ve told you about before, in […]
Once you decide on building a new home in a master-planned community, one of the most common questions is whether or not your should use the builder’s recommended lender. Depending on the situation, this can either mean the lender is part of the builder’s own company, or in some cases it can just mean they […]
You thought retiring to Florida would be all about fun and relaxation. Nobody told you there’d be this much math involved did they? I’ll try to make it as easy as possible for you though 🙂 In case you skipped watching the video above, Community Development Districts (CDD’s) are local, special purpose government frameworks […]
Indian River Colony Club1936 Freedom DriveViera (Melbourne), Florida 32940Phone: 877-509-9532Website Indian River Colony Club is a 55+ community located in Melbourne, just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. It was originally exclusive to retired military officers, but is now open to 20% non-military members, though it still calls itself a “Military Retirement Community.” The community of […]
FishHawk Ranch is a fast-growing community outside of Tampa, Florida. While the community is open to people of all ages, active adult retirees may like it because they are able to take advantage of countless amenities such as a number of clubs and pools, sports complexes, fantastic shopping, and great dining selections. History FishHawk Ranch […]
Lake Nona is an incredibly modern community located in southeast Orlando, Florida. The community is strongly focused on family and education, though many retirees find it a perfect fit for the type of lifestyle they are looking for too. There are a number of schools and colleges. Many of the residents work in the medical […]
Sinkholes have been all over the news in Florida lately, in particular after this tragic incident that occurred near Tampa. The fact is, sinkholes are a part of life here in Florida, much like earthquakes, tornadoes, blizzards, and other natural disasters are part of life in other parts of the country. They even sometimes occur […]