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January 05, 2018
We’re serious about promoting a healthy, active lifestyle in our CantaMia at Estrella and Encore at Eastmark communities. From yoga and tennis to biking and swimming, we know our homeowners are happier and healthier when they are moving. Cooking for yourself is another way to create a healthier lifestyle. You can control the ingredients, portions and preparation methods when you make your own meals at home. Here are 10 ways you can be a healthier and happier cook in your AV HOMES kitchen: …
January 04, 2018
Lifetime channel’s Designing Spaces will feature a Solivita couple in a segment that highlights the recreational and social perks that come with living in the 55-plus active adult community.   Karen and Mike Altavilla, recent transplants from the Scranton-Wilkes Barre, PA., area, spent a day in December with a Designing Spaces film crew chronicling their energetic lifestyles for a short episode on the benefits of living in a vibrant retirement community like Solivita. Karen, 55, e…
Lake Eola - Downtown Orlando Skyline
January 03, 2018
All through 2017, Florida’s housing market has been on steroids, with home values, prices and sales all skyrocketing. At the same time, home prices in Florida are lower than in many other large states, and much closer to the national median. Combined with Florida’s very strong economy, this has made the state a magnet for newcomers coming here in search of job opportunities -- and housing. Surprisingly, the biggest challenge for buyers hasn’t been prices, but instead the availability of…
Creekside at Bethpage Clubhouse
December 13, 2017
Everyone looks forward to the holidays for many reasons. As we age, our priorities change from opening gifts to spending time with family, and simply having peace of mind. As the age of retirement draws near, one priority is the need to reside in a place of complete comfort and contentment – both mentally and physically, as we enjoy what the holidays have to offer. AV Homes understands just how our personal needs change as we age, and that’s why our newest 55+ community, Creekside at B…
December 13, 2017
Deciding to buy a new home comes with plenty of decisions, as well as a new vocabulary. Brush up on the lingo before you enter the home buying arena. Adjustable Rate: Known as an ARM. A mortgage that offers a lower initial rate and lower payments, but eventually adjusts and fluctuates along with interest rates for the life of the loan. Affordability: What you have enough money to buy. While it’s nice to have a wish list, you need to be realistic when it comes down to actually buying a …