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The senior or retirement years can be a time of great enjoyment as you explore, play, and learn.

Communities are located in the best places ...whether coastal, urban, country...

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You will find them here...If you wish to know all the communities in an area, you must go to separate categories as we do not mix them. Example: for the Lacey, Washington, area, check the following: over 55 communities, manufactured homes, mobiles, and apartments.


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TAKE NOTICE: Some communities are now selling out of their 1st phase before they have built model homes.  Update: The torrid pace has slowed in 4th quarter.  However, it is best to stay in touch with a community early on if you have an interest.  Lower priced homes sell fastest.  


  • 55 Communities - Sometimes called age-restricted. They are rich with amenities.  They are in all categories.  
  • Senior Apartments - Rental apartments for seniors with many or few amenities.
  • Active Adult - Geared toward amenities and rules desirable for senior or retired lifestyle but not necessarily age-restricted.
  • Independent - Active lifestyle with assisted services for ages over 55 or 62.
  • Manufactured Homes for over 55 - RV's, mobiles, manufactured and modular.


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 Communities have been quickly adjusting prices (usually up) to fit the market. However, sales have slowed in this the final quarter and price increases have abetted.  

We have been putting price adjustments on, however, we have not had time to do them all.  Please check with builder's websites for the most accurate prices. 

This is not for all markets so consult with local Realtors of the area you are interested in and for advice.  

Inventories of foreclosures continue to decline although they are still available.    

Winter Update:   November sees lower interest rates and slowing of price increases.  Despite this, buying decreases from Summer (some attributable to seasonal slowing but also due to recent price increases.) Since interest rates remain low, this may be a good time to view communities or take a second look prior to possible Spring price increases.  Also, look for end-of-year incentives.      See our blog article about new large communities coming in 2015.  NAR projects that if inventory does not increase, home prices may continue up next year.  If this happens, it would be good for those wanting to sell next year and buy a new retirement home.

Note: We have noticed some popular new communities selling from their lists before their model homes are built.  Contact communities early and get on the Interest List so you will be updated on the status.

Rentals:  Check with your local Realtor whether it is a good time to buy or rent since rents in many markets are increasing.  Source: NAR

The season in Florida has begun: 

Snowbirds: Looking for senior short-term rentals?  We have 2 relevant pages:  Retirement Resort homes and Short-term Rentals (which includes rental tips and tricks).   Also, check out the senior apartments pages.

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Most Recent review:  
The Manors at the Colony Preserve in Shirley (Long Island) NY.  Read the Review.

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 Update: The NAR reports statistics monthly. See their current updates.  

Please consult with Realtors how this relates to the local market you are interested in and for advice.   

Overlapping Searches: Overlapping occurs when your search fits more than one category.  This happens a lot so please check more than one category to find what you are looking for. For instance, mobile homes can be found in the mobile home, RV and manufactured categories as well as state categories.

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