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Considering Cost of Living When Choosing Where to Retire

Mar 12, 2021
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You want to find the perfect paradise to spend your golden years - but which factors should you consider before you start your hunt? However you picture your retirement, you first have to ask one fundamental question: how will the cost of living affect your decisions?

Key Ingredients of the Happiest Mountain Towns

Jan 7, 2016
Best Mountain Towns

If you've ever wondered where to find the happiest mountain towns, here's a fun way to learn. Check out a new contest sponsored by blueridgecountry .com. With voting open to the online public, the contest will identify "The Happiest Towns in The Blue Ridge Mountains", based on criteria such as...

Best Small Towns in NC - Hendersonville

Dec 18, 2015
Best Small Towns in NC

Small town beauty with big city appeal is one way to describe 100 year old Hendersonville, North Carolina. For almost a decade, it is known as one of the best small towns in NC after kudos from Southern Living Magazine in 2008. There are numerous reasons why this town is loved by so many. Topping the list is the town’s...

3RD HOME Continues to Enhance Member Experience

Nov 20, 2015
3RD HOME luxury exchange

From the moment 3RD HOME introduced itself to the luxury second home market, they’ve continuously added ways to enhance their club member’s travel experience. Knowing affluent individuals are increasingly wanting to purchase new experiences over tangible goods, 3RD HOME provides access to some of the most beautiful homes and yachts around the globe. In fact over 4,000 luxury homes in 74 countries. Homes in the collection are...

Over 20 Naples Home Builders Offer Luxury, Location and Value in the Florida Riviera

Aug 28, 2015
Naples Home Builders

Second Quarter 2015 existing homes sales in Naples mostly remained stable overall from the same period last year, and prices moved little in the middle prices ranges (though homes priced below $300K and over $2MM saw 17 and 18 percent increases respectively), per the Naples Area Board of Realtors® MLS. With stabilized foreclosure rates and increased job growth, inventories of existing Naples homes for sale are...

Oriental North Carolina - The Next Happiest Seaside Town in America?

Jul 20, 2015

The small town of Oriental, North Carolina has embodied happiness for generations. In this sailor’s paradise, bliss is synonymous with being on the water. Locals in this North Carolina coastal town brag that sailboats outnumber residents three to one. So it makes sense that the town embraces all things aquatic. Even Oriental’s history revolves around...

Bluffton - The Last True Coastal Village of the South

Jul 8, 2015
Bluffton SC Crab Shack

Baby Boomers on the hunt for the finest coastal retirement communities in the south should start by exploring Bluffton South Carolina real estate developments. Known for its eclectic Old Town district and serene views of the May River, Bluffton is often referred to as “the last true coastal village of the South”...

Tips on Buying Property in Costa Rica

Jun 18, 2015
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As Costa Rica continues to gain a name for itself as the “Happiest Country on Earth”, Americans continue to tip toe into owning property here for a second home or for retirement. After visiting the country several times, it’s easy to see how the unspoiled ‘Hawaiian-like’ landscape keeps a smile on the citizens faces. Longevity and its ‘green’ footprint...

8 Reasons to Retire in Blue Ridge Georgia

Jan 5, 2015
North Georgia Cities

Blue Ridge is one of the most adorable, best small towns in Georgia we discovered last fall and is ideal for Baby Boomers ready to leave the city life behind to get back in touch with nature. The only shining lights in the mountains are from the million of stars illuminating the night sky. For generations, the folks of Blue Ridge...

Mountaintop Ocean View Home Breaks Ground at Las Ventanas del Mar

Nov 11, 2014
Las Ventanas Del Mar Custom Home Builders

The sounds of the ocean and lush tropical forest in Guanacaste are like no where else on earth. Blue green water tickles the charcoal-colored sandy beaches competing with the blazing sunsets that seem to last forever. These every day experiences reach deep into one’s soul living in Costa Rica. Playa Carrillo in Guanacaste feels secluded yet...


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