Retiring in Style

Heading For The Hills To Escape COVID-19 May Put You Out of Hospital’s Reach

By Jon Anderson / April 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

The criteria for evaluating a second home typically involve a mix of culture, get-away-from-it-all outdoor activities and water – liquid or flakey. We typically look for places that juxtapose our urban lifestyle to facilitate an unwinding. That’s gone. When evaluating a second home purchase, act like a retiree. People seeking a primary residence in retirement […]

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Texas Hits Top 20 of Best States For Retirees, Nebraska First

By Candy's Dirt / July 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

While Texas was in the top 20 in a recent ranking of best states for retirees, crime and culture kept it from hitting the top 15. The Lone Star state was ranked 17th in the study, which looked at 11 public and private datasets that impacted the life of a retiree, in five categories: […]

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Christmas Near the Obama’s and the Winter (Sand) White House

By Jon Anderson / December 26, 2016 / 0 Comments

For each year of his presidency, President Obama spent the holidays on the same stretch of Kailua beach, near the Marine base at Kaneohe.  Rumors continue to swirl on which home exactly the president is in.  Partly for security reasons and partly because several of the homes in the area have changed hands during his […]

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D2 Architecture Puts “Life” in Three Dallas Senior Living Projects

By Jon Anderson / December 13, 2016 / 0 Comments

If we’re lucky, we age.  If we’re not, we either die early or equally tragically, become old. What’s the difference between aging and getting old?  It’s the difference between continuing to lead your personal definition of an active and engaging life versus always finding one more change to bitch about while counting out your remaining […]

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Rumor Persists that Obamas Will Live in Magnum PI Estate Post White House

By Jon Anderson / December 30, 2015 / 5 Comments

The Magnum PI estate went on sale for $15.75million in March of 2014 and less than a year later, it was sold for $8.7-million … but to whom? Of course the press jumped on the confluence of Obama courtiers involved in the convoluted sale. There were non-disclosures, LLCs, and executive assistants signing mortgage papers … […]

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Second Home House Porn: Mid Century Mod Trailer in the Sky, Not a Money Pit

By Candy Evans / March 11, 2011 / 0 Comments

This home is in Kingston, New York, in the Hudson River Valley, and was just written up in the New York Times. I’m writing about it because a) it is a second home for a NYC couple and b) it was built in 1958 by the grandparents of a friend who grew up in the […]

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