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Fall is the favorite time of year for many and the perfect time to look for your retirement home.   Photo Credit:  Marina del Rey, Ca. by Healthy-Happy-Life.com

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

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TAKE NOTICE: Some communities are now selling out of their 1st phase before they have built model homes.  You may think you have time and you find out the best selection is gone or the community has sold out.  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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Many communities are selling out and owners are expressing their happiness that the market has improved for them after the last 5 years of dwindling sales and prices.  Communities have been quickly adjusting prices (usually up) to fit the market.  

We have been putting the new prices on, however, we have not had time to do them all.  This is not intended to be hype but we are alerting you to the facts we have recently noted for your information.  Please check for the latest 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 continuing to rapidly decline and less builder inventory available increases prices.  

Fall Update:    We have seen more price increases, inventories drying up or communities selling out.  Fortunately, for now, interest rates continue low.   More new retirement homes are being built and price increases are moderating which will keep the overall market more affordable for buyers.

Ask about end of year specials that are showing up now:  Seem earlier than usual this year--communities use these to attract more buyers.  Also look for special events being held at over 55 communities.

Note: We have noticed some popular new communities selling from their lists before their model homes are built.  In this market, 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

People are starting to look at Florida now for the upcoming season.  Snowbirds need to get their rentals soon.

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 reviews: Home Towne Square in Lancaster County, Pa. and
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Demand is raising prices in many areas ... the good news is interest rates remain low.   It's a good time to go look.  You might see something you can't resist.

Read our blog for tips on the latest.

 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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