Helping Your Parents Purchase a Home

You often hear of cases where parents have helped their child to buy a home, but it is rarer for it to happen the other way round. This could be the case if the children are very successful and want to help their parents buy a nicer home, or perhaps when their current house no

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Baby Boomers Anticipate Retiring in Style

An article in RISMedia , based on the findings of a national survey of baby boomers aged between 49 and 67, shows this generation is optimistic about the prospects of retirement and being able to live an independent and active life. The survey, carried out by Better Homes and Gardens ®Real Estate, shows that 57%

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Housing Strategies for Retirees

An article in aol.com points out that housing is one of the largest expenses in most people’s household budgets, and it’s preferable to reduce this expense upon retirement. There are various ways in which this can be done, and retiring from work brings a new type of freedom as there’s no longer any need to

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Over 55s Showing Increased Confidence in the Housing Market

Over the past few years many people’s retirement plans have been left in a state of disarray due to the financial and economic challenges that have arisen. Those who had previously been dreaming of downsizing to a smaller place or to a different location completely, have had to put their plans on hold. Now it

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Recent Survey Finds Silver Surfers Represent Typical Overseas Buyer

The survey of 1,114 respondents found 70% are aged 50 or over, and more than half were buying an overseas property with emigration or retirement in mind. Just over 40% had a property budget of between £100,000 and £199,000. As regards to financial support, nearly three quarters will rely on pensions or investments.

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