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 Topretirements eNewsletter
  Aug 12, 2009

In This Issue...

  •  How to Find a Bargain in this Crazy Market
  • Woodstock Trivia Quiz
  • Hershey, PA
  • Eugene, OR
  • Classifieds
  • Featured Community
  • Granite Falls, NC

  • Pictured above: The University of Oregon campus in Eugene
    Last week's SC experiment.  Many thanks to the kind folks who provided feedback on our regional approach to the newsletter. The overwhelming reaction was favorable, so we'll be repeating it occasionally in weeks to come.  If you have a region you would like to hear about let us know.
    Announcing a new sister site.  We are pleased to have an additional resource for all of you baby boomers wrestling with assisted living and the like for your aging parents and relatives. BestAssistedLiving.com went live last week. It has a free newsletter, national directory of assisted living facilities, and plenty of helpful articles,checklists... even a free Eldercare eBook. Check out BestAssistedLiving.
    Woodstock trivia quiz. Ok, quick. What were your favorite rock groups that played at Woodstock?  See if you can guess how a recent Eons poll ranked these 3 performers: Jimi Hendrix; Crosby Stills, Nash, & Young; and Creedence Clearwater Revival. And how about your favorite expression of that era? Find out what's happening man.
    Every day you read about the depressed real estate market and tumbling prices. Consensus is that there are bargains to be had - for the careful buyer. Special thanks to OldNassau for inspiring and contributing to this week's "how-to" piece on finding active adult community bargains.
    How Sweet it is in Hershey r
    Chocolate Town USA is a tourist town that also attracts retirees and active adult communities. Thanks to the Hershey family this town has so much to do, plus it's in a beautiful part of the Keystone State.
    It's home to the University of Oregon Ducks.  As well as the birthplace of Nike. Eugene attracts all sorts of people - it's an outdoor town, but it also has plenty of art.  Mountains and the ocean are both pretty close too.
    Go to school on Eugene

    Do you have a home in an active adult or 55+ community that's for sale? List it free in the new Classified section of our Forum - thousands of interested buyers will see it!  Post what you are looking for, and where. Also, for a very small fee you can list it in this newsletter.
    Homes for Sale

    Retirement is done best with careful planning. Get started with our picks for the best books on retirement.
    (Click on a state to see towns by state)
    Featured Community: The Village of San Buenas, Costa Rica
    Costa Rica is the most stable and also the most "green" country in Central America. Tourists flock here to see nature, and increasingly, retirees are moving here too. Check out our Showcase Listing, the Village of San Buenas. This interesting new community is close to the coast, a new hospital, and a National Park.

    Granite Falls, NC
    As Asheville gets more and more popular with retirees, other towns in western North Carolina are getting in on the act. If small town life appeals to you, or if you looking for an active adult community, this little town might be an alternative NC retirement town for you.
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