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Old 02-17-2012, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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Hi. my name is Sharyn Willard. I am a Senior Real Estate Specialist in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. I have a list of places to live whether you are wanting a 50+ community, retirement community (houses or condos), or whatever your heart desires. If you need any ideas please don't hesitate to contact me at 918.605.1480 or check out my site at www.SharynTheWealth.com. The Tulsa area is very safe, lots to do (in a slower paced environment of course ).

Two posts and both pushing your real estate, looks like a spamer to me.

 
Old 02-29-2012, 05:29 AM
 
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I found Mora, NM to be quite nice, and am very interested in About Tapetes de Lana | Mora Valley Spinning Mill

I stayed with a guy who retired out of No CA (Bay Area professor).
Quite the learning curve for him.
I met Carla who started the Mora Spinning Mill years ago at las Golondrinas when I volunteered to learn weaving and spinning. It was interesting talking to her about the project. The living history ranch is willing to teach weaving and spinning to anyone who volunteers. If I ever retire I'll start doing it again. (between SF and ABQ.) I really liked spinning.

Was the guy from No. CA who retired there single? As a single person I can't imagine living so remotely even though at times it's appealing to having more distance between me and people. Even when I lived 20 minutes from town my friends didn't want to drive to my house. Now that I live in town I have people over for potlucks, movies, or games a lot more.

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How far is the nearest international airport from Rociada NM? Never considered that, and I love to travel too.

According to google maps it's a 2 1/2 hour drive to the ABQ airport. Depending on the winter the roads coming down 25 can be bad(sometimes closed) but usually clear up within a couple of days. I don't know what your price range is but SF has some affordable housing--at least for here. The house across the street was foreclosed for less than $140,000 for 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,100 sq. ft. small enclosed yard. Another neighbor bought it and is fixing it up.

Personally I'd rent if if I was doing it again. I end up spending all my extra money on the house instead of traveling. I've heard there is a glut of rentals and the rent is getting cheaper because of it.
 
Old 03-01-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: zippidy doo dah
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Great post, thanks. Can I ask how you researched all this--online? If you punch in a specific location, can you quickly find out what the Advantage Plan premium will be?

WHY are there NO premiums in some areas? I still don't get this.

And WHY metro areas = lower premiums or none?

sorry - i've been so on a demand schedule that i only get on sporadically right now -
i just did it while considering certain places - the first aspect i stumbled on when i first became eligible when i was notified about disability status and medicare eligibility and the need to enroll. It was a real eye opener as I started to work through the maze. and just happened to be in a medically-foresaken area that alerted me to the high premium, no doctor availability conumdrum.
The suggestion of using the medicare site to find out what plans are available provides some definite info, with the caveat that of course anything can change, year to year. That is what I saw happen for one more rural county that had previously been clumped in with a more metro suburb....
I was surprised when some people have mentioned the triangle area being a challenge for finding doctors and i had to wonder if that's not an issue of preferred doctors that a person has used not being available. in general, i have not found more metro areas to be challenged on service. but that's with an advantage plan.
the reason for the metro areas generally being better is the issue of just a lot of doctors. in smaller towns/less physicians, the issue can become worse. i'm not sure that the same areas would not have had doctors that were further away more available. at the time, i was thinking very locally and i was horrified at the premiums, particularly when seeing much nicer places to live were charging low or no premiums for better medical options.
thus far, i have found the program to work well but i have also had lesser medical expenses than some in the way of horribly expensive procedures - this has been a tough year for more physical issues than in the past but more in the way of prolonged medical care that required more tests etc but again, not something like cancer or other things that are very expensive and life-threatening.

so that's my exploration into the variety one might find for areas on the medical - definitely worth one's while to study any area you are seriously contemplating to see if your options offered are good, available and financially - feasible. In the end, it's all one pot of money we have and figuring out the final figure, be it high insurance /taxes/whatever, just seeing where looks to be the best fit for us.
 
Old 03-04-2012, 10:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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There are so very many things to consider that would be personal to each and every one of us (can't stand the heat/cold) cost, family, etc....but I certainly CAN recommend as a single woman you SHOULD consider a Del Webb or similiar 55+ community wherever you find the place you choose to hang your hat at.

We have so many singles here, an "UNO's" club and I found it fascinating that one of the single ladies here said she felt so comfortable vs all alone with the close knit community living in a place like this affords her.

I am happily married, but can tell you that the singles here all state they would not live anywhere else...you become more than just "friends" living in a small community like this...more family for sure!

Hope this helps!
 
Old 03-05-2012, 07:07 AM
 
Location: zippidy doo dah
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There are so very many things to consider that would be personal to each and every one of us (can't stand the heat/cold) cost, family, etc....but I certainly CAN recommend as a single woman you SHOULD consider a Del Webb or similiar 55+ community wherever you find the place you choose to hang your hat at.

We have so many singles here, an "UNO's" club and I found it fascinating that one of the single ladies here said she felt so comfortable vs all alone with the close knit community living in a place like this affords her.

I am happily married, but can tell you that the singles here all state they would not live anywhere else...you become more than just "friends" living in a small community like this...more family for sure!

Hope this helps!
LOL - it did help - i read the "can't stand the heat/cold" and then the other, ...."cost, family, etc" but my mind linked the "can't stand the heat/cold and family" and I thought for a moment of relief "oh good, i'm not the only one............." - bite my tongue.....
i've settled on antarctica - is there a dell webb community there yet? and are the utility bills high?
 
Old 03-05-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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LOL - it did help - i read the "can't stand the heat/cold" and then the other, ...."cost, family, etc" but my mind linked the "can't stand the heat/cold and family" and I thought for a moment of relief "oh good, i'm not the only one............." - bite my tongue.....
i've settled on antarctica - is there a dell webb community there yet? and are the utility bills high?
What a wise guy (girl)!!

Antartica? I think you'll freeze your hiney off - imagine if the power went out

Now, be have
 
Old 03-06-2012, 12:13 PM
 
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Default Taxes

Rather than accept every post as gospel on tax rates, you can research yourself what the rates for retirees are at Kiplinger Magazine website:
State-by-State Guide to Taxes on Retirees

People are entitled to be Republican or Democrats, but it's unfortuante some posters lie about what certain states are doing.
 
Old 03-07-2012, 02:29 AM
 
Location: zippidy doo dah
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Rather than accept every post as gospel on tax rates, you can research yourself what the rates for retirees are at Kiplinger Magazine website:
State-by-State Guide to Taxes on Retirees

People are entitled to be Republican or Democrats, but it's unfortuante some posters lie about what certain states are doing.
Had to dig a bit to understand what this post was about. Not sure I saw where anyone was basing tax rate understanding on anecdotal postings with a political party bias. Posters are lying? oh no! there goes my unquestioned faith in the veracity of City-Data posts!

Most of the retirement info sites with tax rate info (Kiplinger included) have been "dissed" by forum individuals who found out-dated , "one size fits all", incomplete information that could mislead an individual on tax costs. Information on other notable expenses is also subject to that same lack of reliability because things can vary greatly depending on state or locality. Most of us have found that there is little that is certain & personal experience can often be enlightening or at least cause one to cross their t's and dot their i's . And then there are the winds of change blowing through the different states. Nothing is carved in stone.

I wish it was all easily quantified. The information elite unfortunately are in the business to sell headlines so their sites are not quite as reliable as one would hope. Further information is always helpful for establishing new headings on the matrix of relocation.
 
Old 03-08-2012, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Default Women Traveling

If traveling with a group of women interests you, here is a good site:

https://www.women-traveling.com/
 
Old 03-08-2012, 10:51 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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...i've settled on antarctica -..
Actually, I have looked into this and hope to do at least one season there. I have met a few folks who did it as a 'post retirement' job. I think I'm up for the adventure, tho signing a seasonal 'work' contract for Antartica could cause cold feet

I see it as another way to get a yr 'free' healthcare, and one yr closer to Medicare.

There are some very interesting dynamics of spending a season 'away', I think the 'family' will get along just fine w/o me
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