Volume III| July 2018
The Next Chapter
The summer has been a series contrasts -- one day hot/humid and unpleasant -- next day utterly glorious. I suppose that is the beauty of living on the North Shore -- never really know what to expect.

One of the questions that I was asked at our event in April, was about the potential glut of houses as the baby boomers start to downsize. At the time, I only had an opinion, but recently read in the Trib, there have been some studies done by Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research Group and by the Stephen S. Fuller Institute at George Mason University. It's an interesting article and is referenced below in Worth Reading.

Hope you have been having a wonderful summer.. and, as always, enjoy your next chapter.

REALLY Downsizing!
"For retirees looking to undergo extreme downsizing, a tiny home might be the answer...Retirees are taking notice. Nearly 30% of tiny home residents are between the ages of 51 and 70, according to a 2015 survey conducted by The Tiny Life..."

Upcoming Event
Paths to Creative Retirement
August 24 - 26th
OLLI Asheville, North Carolina
Create a meaningful retirement that matches your values and priorities at the Paths to Creative Retirement (Paths) workshop. This highly interactive three-day workshop helps you achieve your desired personal goals in retirement. 
Put Your Retirement IQ to the Test

Think you know the ins and outs of retirement? Take this true-or-false quiz to find out.

Listing of Interest
899 Cherokee, Lake Forest
Check out this wonderfully updated ranch home in Whispering Oaks, which my @properties colleague Lisa Hathaway has listed. The finishes are terrific and the property is gorgeous. Move right in and be home!
Worth Reading
Will baby boomers turn into party poopers when they unload their homes in large numbers starting in the next decade?

Decluttering and Downsizing

A Clean Sweep=>
Let's Talk
I'd like to keep this newsletter fresh with guest authors and YOUR ideas for topics of discussion. If you'd like to contribute or provide information about an event, service provider, etc. Please give me a call at 847-691-1111 or email me!
Ann Jones | @ properties| 847-691-1111 | ann@rannjones.realtor | rannjones.realtor