Category: HOA Living

Real Estate Trends Best Impessions
2012 March Best Impessions

As the old saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and for homebuyers, that first impression is almost always the view from the street. No matter how deluxe the accommodations inside, if the property’s ext…

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Real Estate Trends Managing Properties in Tough Times
2012 January Managing Properties in Tough Times

The economy cratered—to use a term in popular parlance at that time—in September 2008, with the collapse of too-big-to-fail Lehman Brothers. While the measures undertaken by the federal government and the Federal Reserve averted complet…

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Real Estate Trends Aging in Place
2012 January Aging in Place

Citizens over the age of 65 comprise nearly 13 percent of the U.S. population—just under 40 million seniors. By 2030, it is estimated that 72 million Americans will be over the age of 65, nearly doubling those numbers. Where this volume …

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Real Estate Trends The Real Estate Outlook
2011 December The Real Estate Outlook

 As the economy sputters along and unemployment rates remain steady at more than  nine percent, there isn’t call for celebration. Whereas the real estate market was also lumped in with  these aforementioned Great Recession causalities, in …

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Neighborhoods Key West
2011 November Key West

 Key West, the southernmost point of the continental United States, where many  residents refer to it as the “Conch Republic” (pronounced conk), embraces a fascinating mix of history, eccentricity and lush  island charm.    Early Hi…

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Neighborhoods Fort Lauderdale
2011 October Fort Lauderdale

 Previously overshadowed by its neighbor—Miami—during the past few decades Fort Lauderdale has become a stand-alone  destination. It's a major yachting center and resort area that has become a  major port for cruise passengers. Despite the…

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Neighborhoods Miami Beach
2011 September Miami Beach

Miami Beach has been called the “American Riviera,” “America's Playground” and the “Billion Dollar Sandbar.” Rising along the Atlantic Ocean on a barrier island, Miami Beach is separated from the city of Miami by Biscayne Bay. The city o…

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Organizations Aiming for Green
2011 September Aiming for Green

 It seems that nearly everything is going “green” these days. Whether it’s the special green issue of a popular consumer magazine, an advertisement for a  fuel-efficient hybrid car or a push toward environmentally-friendly building  materi…

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Neighborhoods Boca Raton, Florida
2011 July Boca Raton, Florida

When many people hear about Boca Raton their first images are that of happy senior citizens enjoying their twilight years playing shuffleboard, bingo and going to restaurants at 4:30 in the afternoon to enjoy the 'early-bird special.' …

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Organizations The Arbor Day Foundation
2011 July The Arbor Day Foundation

 Since its founding in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation (ADF) has been steadfast in  its mission to "plant, nurture, and celebrate trees."    The organization, with founder John Rosenow still at the helm, is active in  educating the p…

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