Demand for Homes to Buy Continues to Climb

Demand for Homes to Buy Continues to Climb | MyKCM

Across the United States, there is a severe mismatch between the low number of houses for sale and the high demand for those houses! First-time homebuyers are out in force and are being met with a highly competitive summer real estate market.

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Is Downsizing in Retirement Right for You?

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A smaller home, with fewer possessions to weigh you down and lower bills to boot: What’s not to like? For many folks, downsizing makes a lot of sense, but there are a few points to consider.

Source: Is Downsizing in Retirement Right for You?

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Boomers want communities that support an active lifestyle.

The three most sought-after amenities for those looking at 55+ communities are swimming pools, fitness centers and walking/biking trails.
The three most sought-after amenities for those looking at 55+ communities are swimming pools, fitness centers and walking/biking trails.
The results of a new survey may provide insights into ways independent living and continuing care retirement communities can compete for residents as the oldest baby boomers become more common as prospects.
The three most sought-after amenities for those looking at 55+ communities are swimming pools (77%), fitness centers (76%) and walking/biking trails (71%), according to the more than 3,200 boomers responding to the 2018 Survey of Homebuyers Researching Lifestyle Communities by Private Communities Registry.
“Today’s baby-boomer buyers want to maximize their independence while maintaining the ability to adapt to changes in lifestyle preferences, health conditions and financial position,” PCR President Marie Roberts said. “Proximity to healthcare, shopping, dining and recreation also are important.”
Eighty-eight percent of respondents said they planned to buy within a planned environment in the future — 77% within the next two years.
“Active adult” communities were favored by respondents, and 57% also want a gated community, according to PCR. Golf communities were third most desirable type of community, desired by 30% of respondents. Golf itself, however, ranked as the top type of membership of interest, at 74%.

McKnight’s Senior Living
Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
July 11, 2018

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TOP 5 HOME RENOVATIONS.

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Whether you’re selling your home, purchasing your first home, or you’re a homeowner who’s planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home renovations will net you the most return on investment (ROI).

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Kiwanis Magazine

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A Texas Kiwanian uses his mechanical knowledge to help children in Africa.

Story by Julie Saetre

As a master mechanic and owner of an automobile repair shop in Texas, longtime Kiwanian John Eanes knows his way around all kinds of motor vehicles. Little did he realize, however, that his expertise would one day be needed and valued in Africa.

This past year, thanks to a grant from the Galveston Kiwanis club, Eanes traveled to Kenya with Ed Sulzberger, executive director of African Childrens Haven. Based in Texas, the haven works to help orphans and young women in Africa.

While in Kenya, Eanes served as technical advisor on a project that brought a John Deere tractor to Mission With A Vision, which provides shelter and educational support to young Masai women. The teens have risked their lives fleeing their villages to avoid genital mutilation and forced marriage, both traditional practices of…

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5 Reasons Why to Sell This Summer!

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense.

5 Reasons Why to Sell This Summer! | MyKCM

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How A Lack of Inventory Impacts the Housing Market.

The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery.

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