Benefits of a Homeowners Association (HOA)

Posted by Epcon Communities on Mar 12, 2021 10:15:00 AM

If you’ve ever searched for a new home, you may have seen or heard the term homeowners association (HOA) more than once. For some home buyers, the existence of an HOA is a major deterrent; they don’t want to pay a fee to an association created to enforce rules for the property they call home. Other buyers may love the idea of an HOA and purchase a home because of the benefits it provides.

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Topics: Insider, Lifestyle

Planning for Retirement: Should You Downsize Your Home?

Posted by Ashlynn Bauer on Feb 11, 2021 11:12:00 AM

Starting your retirement can be an emotional but exciting time. It can also cause some financial strain. It’s never too early to start planning. One of the first things you’ll need to decide when laying out a post-retirement financial plan is whether you will stay in your current home or downsize.

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Topics: Finances

4 Reasons to Start Playing Golf

Posted by Llew Jenkins on Jan 19, 2021 3:40:21 PM
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Topics: Lifestyle

Keys to a Healthy Lifestyle

Posted by Epcon Communities on Dec 27, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Winter can be hard on everyone’s mental and physical health. Night falls much quicker than we are used to, and the cold convinces us to stay inside under our favorite blankets instead of taking a walk.

Because the COVID-19 pandemic is still heavily affecting our country, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of your health. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, only 28–34% of adults aged 65–74 are physically active, and fewer than 5% of adults get at least thirty minutes of physical activity each day.

There are several ways to keep yourself feeling young, sharp, and energized as the winter season drags on. Make a conscious choice every day to eat healthy foods, move your body, and focus on positive thoughts.

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Topics: Lifestyle

You're Never Too Old to Learn Something New

Posted by Epcon Communities on Dec 5, 2020 11:15:00 AM

We’ve all heard the expression, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks," but this couldn’t be further from the truth. You’re never too old to learn something new, and being lifelong learners can actually help us enhance our overall cognitive health as we age. 

There are things you can start doing right away to stay sharp that aren’t expensive and are easily accessible. Consider making a change to your life or monotonous routine by incorporating new activities into your schedule, such as developing a new hobby, enrolling in adult learning classes, or cultivating new relationships.

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Topics: Lifestyle

Fun Activities in the Des Moines, Iowa Area

Posted by Llew Jenkins on Nov 30, 2020 11:15:00 AM

There are many fun activities you can do with your friends or family in the Des Moines, Iowa area. Whether you’re looking for a fun outside activity, good food or drinks, or a place to go for some needed alone time, there is something for everyone.

Here are some of our favorite places and things to do in the Des Moines area:

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Topics: Lifestyle

3 Easy Holiday Crafts for You and Your Grandchildren

Posted by Ashlynn Bauer on Nov 17, 2020 1:15:00 PM

The holidays are just around the corner, and you may be thinking of fun and safe activities you can do with your family. Decorations from the store are great, but homemade crafts can be even more meaningful.

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Topics: Lifestyle

5 Tips for Preparing Your Yard for Fall Weather

Posted by Epcon Communities on Oct 22, 2020 2:15:00 PM

As summer fades and a new season begins, your home and its landscaping may need a different kind of care in the cooler months ahead.

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Topics: Lifestyle

Benefits of a Close-Knit Active Adult Community

Posted by Andy Fagervik on Oct 6, 2020 11:00:00 AM

In times like these, it’s important to have a community of friends and family close by for support. A close-knit community should be sought above all else. Cultivating meaningful relationships may be different right now due to social distancing, especially for people who identify as introverts.

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Topics: Lifestyle

Starting Fresh in a New Community Doesn't Need to Mean Starting Over

Posted by Karen Gillum on Sep 28, 2020 11:15:00 AM

If you’re widowed or an empty nester, you may be thinking about relocating to be closer to your family. This kind of major move can be stressful, and maybe even a little scary, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming!

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Topics: Lifestyle

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