Category: Buy or Sell a Home

Cohousing, Shared-Living Offers Viable Alternative

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Cohousing, Shared-Living Offers Viable Alternative

Loneliness is said to have an enormous negative impact on our health. "We know clearly that sitting, smoking and obesity are linked to chronic disease," says Dr. Amy Sullivan, PsyD. "But I think of loneliness as another risk factor for chronic health conditions." Even for those without family—a spouse, partner or children, there are ways.....

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Waterfront Living: Ultimate Luxury Comes at a High Cost

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Waterfront Living: Ultimate Luxury Comes at a High Cost

Almost everyone has at least a fleeting fantasy of living near the ocean, particularly in the midst of a pleasant vacation on a sparkling sunny day. A recent survey by Porch.com found that 45 percent of American respondents said their dream home would be a waterfront property and 52 percent of Europeans expressed that preference......

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Real Estate Niche: Luxury Student Housing That Gets an “A”

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Real Estate Niche Luxury Student Housing That Gets an A

Rising Demand for Luxurious Student Housing Housing options for college students have expanded exponentially, not unlike the choice of majors and courses now available. And after freshman year, the housing that students can move into both on and off campus is light years from what most of their parents experienced decades before in uninspired buildings.....

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Homes for Millennials: Walkable Lifestyle, New Urban Communities

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Homes for Millennials
PICTURED ABOVE: 1553 Wells in Chicago

While some young millennials opt to move to the suburbs for extra space, good schools and affordable housing, a contingent of these younger homebuyers gravitate to an urban lifestyle where they can walk to restaurants, bars, bookstores and coffee shops. According to the National Association of Realtors®, 62 percent of millennials prefer to live in.....

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What Rising Home Prices and Mortgage Rates Mean to Buyers

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What Rising Home Prices and Mortgage Rates Mean to Buyers

The times they are a-changin’. And that goes for mortgage payments as well. According to Realtor.com, rising home prices and steadily increasing interest rates pushed the average monthly mortgage payment up nearly 14.5 percent nationwide between June 2017 and June 2018, making homes less affordable than before. If you haven’t checked rates lately, you might.....

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4 Fantastic Retirement Destinations for Baby Boomers

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4 Fantastic Retirement Destinations for Baby Boomers

Listen to the conversations of Boomers and many debate whether to stay put or go elsewhere. This isn’t about whether to move into an assisted living facility or nursing home. It’s not time yet for many Boomers—those born between 1946 and 1955—who are still healthy and active and want to continue to play tennis, golf,.....

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