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The senior or retirement years can be a time of great enjoyment as you

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Builders always locate their communities in the best places they can find ...whether coastal, urban, country...

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ALABAMA         ARKANSAS    N CALIF.     S CALIF. 

  COLORADO    CONNECTICUT    DELAWARE    FLORIDA    GEORGIA

HAWAII    IDAHO    ILLINOIS    INDIANA    IOWA    KANSAS    

KENTUCKY    LOUISIANA    MAINE    MARYLAND

MASSACHUSETTS    MICHIGAN    MINNESOTA     MISSISSIPPI

MISSOURI    MONTANA    NEBRASKA    NEVADA   

NEW HAMPSHIRE    NEW JERSEY    NEW MEXICO    NEW  YORK

NY-LONG ISLAND    N. CAROLINA    N. DAKOTA

OHIO    OKLAHOMA    OREGON    PENNSYLVANIA

RHODE ISLAND    S. CAROLINA    S. DAKOTA

TENNESSEE    TEXAS    UTAH    VERMONT    VIRGINIA    

WASHINGTON    W. VIRGINIA    WISCONSIN     WYOMING

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TAKE NOTICE: Some communities are now selling out of their 1st phase before they have built model homes.  (Homes are still selling.)  It is best to stay in touch with a community early on if you have an interest.  Lower priced homes sell fastest.

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Most communities are open and selling.  We recommend you call the community first before going to see how they are handling the current situation with the virus and if they are open or to make an appointment.  Some communities require an appointment so that they can  prepare for the showing.  Increased interaction online and private appointments with agents are making it possible to purchase or rent homes.  Check online or by phone with the individual communities to see what they are doing.  Also, you can view the virtual showings on their website and plan what you want to view at the community before going.  

See the new article: MID-YEAR REVIEW OF 55+ COMMUNITIES FOR 2020 AND BEYOND.


How Seniors' Needs Might Change at Retirement Communities

Our world has changed in just a few short months, and no population has been more impacted than seniors.  

Those of us in retirement communities have some important questions looming.  Is it time to seek out living spaces with more space?  Or should we make do with the close-knit communities we love so much?

Studies on socialization of seniors  have shown how good community, activities and social wellness are for senior's health.  We don’t even need fancy studies to tell us that. We experience the benefits of socialization everyday when we choose the right retirement community fit for us.  A crowded room feels good.  Neighbors are desirable.  Activity offerings are nice to have available.  A simple wave or a smile from a passing neighbor makes our morning walk feel complete.

But COVID-19 has changed all that.

The CDC has advised us to self-quarantine and isolate from our neighbors.  Or take precautions like mask-wearing and social distancing.  No more crowds.  Events and parties, cancelled or made to be "virtual."  And every move we make requires some planning and concern for our safety.

For retirement community ‘shopping’ this means asking more questions to the sales or community representative.  Making sure our homes are able to support a quarantine if need be. Access to grocery delivery?   Outdoor spaces that allow for social distancing?  Fresh air?  Easy access to a local hospital for emergencies. Making sure community spaces are well-maintained and proper sanitization practices in effect. There are many new factors to consider and inquire about.

We at Best Guide-RC will try to emphasize any new relevant features at listings on our website when we can.  Read more on social distancing at 55+ communities

New offerings with more creative designs and features in 2020.  The buying market in real estate is now.  Whether you are retired or not these communities get more exciting and offer more every year.  Make this year your time to make a change and purchase in a 55+ community.

When touring model homes, be sure to ask the agent what amenities are being offered. The most active communities have lots of amenities and opportunities to meet new people.  Prices are still very much on the flux so be sure to check individual community websites for the latest community pricing. We do our best to keep up with today's rapidly changing prices but the only way to find the most current price is to call the builders or look at their websites. 

Senior RV parks can be some of the happiest places in the Snowbird Season Oct-May. Read our review of an RV Park to see the fun that can be had.  (Note: some activities may be canceled during this time to curtail virus spread.  Please check with the community.)

For seasonal rentals, see our short-term rental page or Florida apartments page.  Often overlooked, RV park communities are another option for snowbird getaways. 

Higher Prices Still a Concern for Low Income Retirees

Prices are still going up on rentals and home purchase, leaving many out of the market.  Builders of 55+ communities are offering incentives now to help you purchase your new home.  Be sure to ask what these are.  Looking for a lower-priced option?  Try searching our low income housing and mobile home categories.  RV park model communities, also called "tiny homes" are popular now and affordable, and if you lease the land even more affordable. 

Our latest 55+ community reviews

  • Rancho Mirage 55+ luxury community by Del Webb in the Palm Springs area at Rancho Mirage.
  • Caliente Springs Resort In Desert Hot Springs, Ca.   Manufactured homes and RV park models good for snowbirds or year-round.   
  • Ovation at Flora Park in Cypress (close to ocean and Disneyland area)   
  • Rancho Mission Viejo near the Southern California coast
  • Altis in Beaumont, Southern California

From humble trailers to luxury estates, no matter what price range you prefer,
we have listings for you!

 NAR Update:

The National Association of Realtors has news releases monthly. They give excellent updates on the real estate market.  Please consult with Realtors how this relates to your local market or one you are interested in and for advice. 

Note:  Overlapping occurs when your search fits more than one category.  This happens a lot.  The remedy is to 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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