Most Popular Active Adult Communities of 2019

Sun City Grand near top Active Adult popularity list

Sun City Grand is getting recognition as one of the top adult communities in the nation.

Retirement lifestyle website 55places.com ranked Sun City Grand ninth on its recently released “Most Popular Active Adult Communities of 2019” list.

That’s a 12-spot job for Sun City Grand since last year’s list. It’s the seventh year in a row the site has conducted the list, finding On Top of the World in Ocala, Florida, as the top community.

Sun City came in 11th on the list, while Sun City was finished 16th. Sun City Festival in Buckeye was one spot behind.

The study based its ranking on user feedback and their comments. The editors wrote “Sun City Grand features a bountiful lineup of amenities, social activities and golf courses.”

One person commented how “I’ve made more friends than I have time for.”

The study found Surprise is tied for second-most adult communities with three. Only Ocala has more with four. In all, Arizona’s 17 active adult communities is second in the nation only to Florida’s 40.

Other communities in the top five include Latitude Margaritaville (Daytona Beach, Florida), Solivita (Kissimmee, Florida), Sun City Hilton Head (Bluffton, South Carolina) and The Villages (The Villages, Florida).

“We help prospective homebuyers find the community where they can imagine their every day coming alive— meeting new friends, finding a fulfilling hobby, enjoying amenities, and experiencing an enriched lifestyle,” said Todd Warshauer, vice president of sales for 55places.com. “But we also know that decision does not come easy. No matter the interest or requirement, there’s an option, and this list of preferred communities is a good place to start.”

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http://www.thearizonatelegraph.com/arizona/sun-city-grand-near-top-active-adult-popularity-list/

MarketWatch:Uber and Lyft IPOs mean the cheap rides are coming to an end

To get to profitability, ride-hailing companies will have to get rid of drivers or raise prices, and they are likely to do both…

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/uber-and-lyft-ipos-mean-the-cheap-rides-are-coming-to-an-end-2019-05-09

 

 

Mass. home prices hit record high for November

BOSTON – More single-family homes were sold in Massachusetts last month than in any previous November and the homes sold for a higher median price than in any November before, according to real estate market analysts.

The Warren Group reported Thursday that there were 5,231 single-family home sales last month, a 2.2 percent increase over November 2017. The median home sale price rose by 4.5 percent to $385,000, also an all-time high…

https://www.newburyportnews.com/news/regional_news/mass-home-prices-hit-record-high-for-november/article_6f705f1a-42a0-5ff0-88f5-78b7c6f97a1f.html

Women & Finance – Today Dec. 18, 2018, 3 to 4PM – Another FREE Ames Free Library Event

Are you hesitant to jump into the world of online bill paying or banking?  Do you keep putting off setting up your 401k or IRA?  Does talk of risk tolerance or asset allocation  make you uneasy?  Do you avoid financial planning because someone else in your household makes most of the financial decisions?  Sit down with Mary to talk about some basic financial concepts from a woman’s perspective. This is a discussion only and the goal is to make you more comfortable with finance and financial topics.

Register Here! or call 508-238-2000, Ext. 3

 

Event Location:

Queset House, 1st Floor Presentation Commons
51 Main St.
EastonMA 02356

Event Time

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Founder of health care company shocks employees with $20 million gift before Thanksgiving

PHILADELPHIA – Workers at Bayada Home Health Care have something extra to be thankful for this year.

The company’s founder, Mark Baiada, shocked his employees Tuesday with a $20 million gift from his personal funds.

The windfall will range from $50 for new hires to tens of thousands of dollars for longtime employees, the company said…

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/founder-of-health-care-company-shocks-employees-with-dollar20-million-gift-before-thanksgiving/ar-BBPWVzg?ocid=NL_ENUS_A1_20181125_1_2

One ominous sign that another recession is looming

Yes — cash is back.

Once again people who don’t want to take on the risks of the stock market or the bond market or the gold market or any other market — and just want a reasonable rate of return on their savings without having to worry — are starting to feel some love.

Interest rates on two-year certificates of deposit or CDs — not quite “cash,” but pretty close — have just cracked 3% for the first time since living memory…

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/one-ominous-sign-that-another-recession-is-looming/ar-BBP3sGl?ocid=NL_ENUS_A1_20181104_8_2