At Age 65 U.S. Homeownership Peaks At 81.2%

Posted by admin March - 6 - 2014 - Thursday ADD COMMENTS

Pool Day at SoliVita

Hi folks, I read an article that stated that………At Age 65 U.S. Homeownership Peaks At 81.2%

The analysis is based on 1998-2010 data culled from the University of Michigan’s Health and Retirement Study, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging.

I find it interesting that the rate declines to 77.7 percent by age 75, falling steadily thereafter to hit just 54 percent for 95-year-olds

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Then in another article I read……More than 2.3 million adult children are living with their parents in California, a 63 percent increase since the Great Recession began seven years ago and a phenomenon straining budgets and pushing some families to the brink of poverty, according to a study released Thursday.

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Now these two articles got me thinking…… I wonder how many adult children are living in SoliVita? One of the reasons my wife and I moved to SoliVita was to keep the kids out. Our kids that is 🙂 Of course if they were homeless we would do the right thing and……..rent them an apartment!!!

I’m just sayin’

What say you?

Florida Active Adult Community

SoliVita 55+ Active Adult Community

Being an active adult doesn’t mean sitting around playing Mahjong all day. Things have changed. Today’s active adults are getting fit. In fact did you know that aging is a choice? We can make a choice everyday when we wake up to rot a little more or get up and get busy with taking care of our bodies.


Florida’s Premiere Active Adult Comminuty, SoliVita, offers many amenities for today’s active adult. Softball, tennis, pickle ball, horseshoes, golf, aerobics, yoga, Tai Chi, weight lifting, swimming, full cardio and much much more.


My wife and I moved into SoliVita in May of 2010. We were both 53 at the time and made a decision to start taking care of our bodies. As a lot of folks in our age bracket we had had way too much fun in our younger years and our bodies were starting to fall apart. My wife also had and has some serious health issues that needed to be dealt with. We had difficulties even getting out of bed in the mornings!!


Due to TLW’s health issues we were able to get an age exception and were allowed to purchase a home. We became a part of this awesome Florida Active Adult Community.


Living in SoliVita has truly changed our lives. Our living expenses are much lower than they were. We have both been using the gym and aquatic center at least 3 times a week and are in great shape.


It’s been almost 3 years now since we move into SoliVita. I have personally lost 35 lbs and 8 inches off my waist. TLW is in the best shape of her life after defeating melanoma and many other health issues. Both of us have been able to get off of all of our medications.


Being an Active Adult is life changing.


Things to do in SoliVita when you’re dead.


If you are ready for a lifestyle change we’d love to show you SoliVita. SoliVita New construction and SoliVita resales from low 100s to high 400s.


By the way, this is what the new Florida Active Adult looks like.

SoliVita Active Adult

Got Me Some "Guns"

MY WIFE CAN KICK YOUR WIFE’S BUTT!

Things To Do In Solivita When You’re Dead.

Posted by admin May - 25 - 2011 - Wednesday ADD COMMENTS

Grip ’em and Rip ’em.

SoliVita. The place for active adults to enjoy all that Florida has to offer. Amenities include 2 par 72 golf courses at Stonegate Golf Club. The Riviera Spa and Fitness Center with full gym, indoor track, indoor aquatic center, 2 out door spas, heated pool, dance studio and much more.

Also enjoy the Village Center with its restaurants, 17,000 sq ft Starlight Ballroom, pool hall, ceramic and art studios and waterways for canoeing, boating and fishing. And as if that’s not enough there are 11 heated pools through out the community.

And the new Palms Amenity Complex with it’s state of the art fitness studio and 4,000 sg ft pool. Professional staff on site. Oops! I forgot to mention the tennis courts, pickle ball courts, horse shoe pits, dog park, softball fields and nature preserves. You really just need to come have a look. Houses from the low 100s to mid $500s.

Things To Do In Solivita When You’re Dead.

Posted by admin May - 25 - 2011 - Wednesday ADD COMMENTS

Play with the Big Boy’s Toys.


SoliVita. The place for active adults to enjoy all that Florida has to offer. Amenities include 2 par 72 golf courses at Stonegate Golf Club. The Riviera Spa and Fitness Center with full gym, indoor track, indoor aquatic center, 2 out door spas, heated pool, dance studio and much more.

Also enjoy the Village Center with its restaurants, 17,000 sq ft Starlight Ballroom, pool hall, ceramic and art studios and waterways for canoeing, boating and fishing. And as if that’s not enough there are 11 heated pools through out the community.

And the new Palms Amenity Complex with it’s state of the art fitness studio and 4,000 sg ft pool. Professional staff on site. Oops! I forgot to mention the tennis courts, pickle ball courts, horse shoe pits, dog park, softball fields and nature preserves. You really just need to come have a look. Houses from the low 100s to mid $500s.

Things To Do In Solivita When You’re Dead.

Posted by admin May - 25 - 2011 - Wednesday ADD COMMENTS

Meet up with your friends at The Farmer’s Market and discuss the merits of size.

SoliVita. The place for active adults to enjoy all that Florida has to offer. Amenities include 2 par 72 golf courses at Stonegate Golf Club. The Riviera Spa and Fitness Center with full gym, indoor track, indoor aquatic center, 2 out door spas, heated pool, dance studio and much more.

Also enjoy the Village Center with its restaurants, 17,000 sq ft Starlight Ballroom, pool hall, ceramic and art studios and waterways for canoeing, boating and fishing. And as if that’s not enough there are 11 heated pools through out the community.

And the new Palms Amenity Complex with it’s state of the art fitness studio and 4,000 sg ft pool. Professional staff on site. Oops! I forgot to mention the tennis courts, pickle ball courts, horse shoe pits, dog park, softball fields and nature preserves. You really just need to come have a look. Houses from the low 100s to mid $500s.

Thing To Do In Solivita When You’re Dead.

Posted by admin May - 25 - 2011 - Wednesday ADD COMMENTS

Make use of The Gyms and trade in your Boost for Myoplex.

SoliVita. The place for active adults to enjoy all that Florida has to offer. Amenities include 2 par 72 golf courses at Stonegate Golf Club. The Riviera Spa and Fitness Center with full gym, indoor track, indoor aquatic center, 2 out door spas, heated pool, dance studio and much more.

Also enjoy the Village Center with its restaurants, 17,000 sq ft Starlight Ballroom, pool hall, ceramic and art studios and waterways for canoeing, boating and fishing. And as if that’s not enough there are 11 heated pools through out the community.

And the new Palms Amenity Complex with it’s state of the art fitness studio and 4,000 sg ft pool. Professional staff on site. Oops! I forgot to mention the tennis courts, pickle ball courts, horse shoe pits, dog park, softball fields and nature preserves. You really just need to come have a look. Houses from the low 100s to mid $500s.

Things To Do In Solivita When You’re Dead.

Posted by admin May - 25 - 2011 - Wednesday ADD COMMENTS

Sit around out here and pretend you’re in Venice.

SoliVita. The place for active adults to enjoy all that Florida has to offer. Amenities include 2 par 72 golf courses at Stonegate Golf Club. The Riviera Spa and Fitness Center with full gym, indoor track, indoor aquatic center, 2 out door spas, heated pool, dance studio and much more.

Also enjoy the Village Center with its restaurants, 17,000 sq ft Starlight Ballroom, pool hall, ceramic and art studios and waterways for canoeing, boating and fishing. And as if that’s not enough there are 11 heated pools through out the community.

And the new Palms Amenity Complex with it’s state of the art fitness studio and 4,000 sg ft pool. Professional staff on site. Oops! I forgot to mention the tennis courts, pickle ball courts, horse shoe pits, dog park, softball fields and nature preserves. You really just need to come have a look. Houses from the low 100s to mid $500s.

Things To Do In Solivita When You’re Dead.

Posted by admin May - 25 - 2011 - Wednesday ADD COMMENTS

Mimic your Grand Children. Everyone watching you do it will understand.

SoliVita. The place for active adults to enjoy all that Florida has to offer. Amenities include 2 par 72 golf courses at Stonegate Golf Club. The Riviera Spa and Fitness Center with full gym, indoor track, indoor aquatic center, 2 out door spas, heated pool, dance studio and much more.

Also enjoy the Village Center with its restaurants, 17,000 sq ft Starlight Ballroom, pool hall, ceramic and art studios and waterways for canoeing, boating and fishing. And as if that’s not enough there are 11 heated pools through out the community.

And the new Palms Amenity Complex with it’s state of the art fitness studio and 4,000 sg ft pool. Professional staff on site. Oops! I forgot to mention the tennis courts, pickle ball courts, horse shoe pits, dog park, softball fields and nature preserves. You really just need to come have a look. Houses from the low 100s to mid $500s.

A peek into the head of Broker Bryant!

Posted by admin December - 31 - 1969 - Wednesday ADD COMMENTS

When I fist came up with the title of this post "The Lovely Wife" said it would be very frightening to actually look at what goes on in my head. She's probably right. It's very busy up there. Kind of like an amusement park, full of roller coasters, haunted houses and an occasional freak show. But hey, it's my head and it is what it is.

But fortunately for you, this is not what my post is about. Just trying to get your attention. My post is about Blogging, why I write, what I write, some comments on a few of the recent posts that I have read and my opinion of what ActiveRain is to me, for whatever it's worth.

It seems, to me, that the hot topic on ActiveRain this week has been what makes for a good post, what a post should look like, how long or short it should be, remembering who your audience is and of course points. How much is my post worth?

Ok, so here goes.

What makes for a good post? A good post in my opinion is something that is written for the benefit of the reader and gives me an inside look at the writer's personality. My posts have always been geared towards providing little tidbits of information that may help a Realtor in their business. Hopefully I have achieved this is some small way. Also, I want consumers to be able to get to "know" me by how I write. So far, my current and potential customers, have given me good feedback, so again, I think I have achieved my goal.

I want all of my posts to fit in with the general theme of my Blog. I want my posts to be consistent in nature. I think in order to keep the readers coming back they have to know what to expect. So what is the theme of your Blog? Have you ever thought about that? If not, you should.

Who is your audience? Kristal Kraft had a post on this today and she is right on. Always remember if it is not a members only post, then the consumer can find it and read it. Are you portraying yourself in the way you would want a potential customer to see you as? Are you giving them information they can use or a reason to contact you? Are you being yourself or trying to morph into what other Bloggers expect you to be? Has someone criticized your posts and because of that you changed the way you write? Well, don't, just be yourself. This is very important. We are all different and that's a good thing. Always grow and be willing to change, but for your reasons, not someone else's.

The length of your post should be as long as it takes to say what you want to say. I've seen members comment on length and how they don't like long posts or they don't like short posts. Well who cares? If it's interesting it will get read. If it's not interesting, it won't get read. Pretty simple. If you never read a post because it's too long you may be missing out on some good information. But it is your choice. Just don't expect others to write to your preferred length. Concentrate on your own posts. We are all adults and can take care of our own.

Graphics and pictures. Definitely the topic de jour. Again it's a personal preference. I like pictures and I like graphics. I don't like a lot of them. Personally, I think using too many in a post distracts from the subject mater. They should compliment not distract. But again this is just my opinion. Some people are more visual than others. Find your own style and stick to it. But do make sure it fits into the overall theme of your Blog.

Also, our personal Blogs need to fit into the overall theme of ActiveRain. Matt, Caleb and crew have their own vision of what they want ActiveRain to be, and the last time I checked, we were their guest. This site was given to us as a tool to help us connect with other people in our profession and to participate in a free exchange of ideas. The key word is FREE. Don't abuse the system. Our profession is Real Estate. Let's stick to the theme.

And last but not least, points! Points are a very good thing. They motivate us, they reward us, they help feed our competitive nature and I want more! More, more, more points! But folks, points are a game, they are an enticement. If you are posting for points only, then you are missing the point of AR all together. You are wasting a golden opportunity to be a part of this awesome network and an opportunity to put thoughtful, relevant (to your business) information on your Blog. Who knows, your Blog may just make you some serious money when the consumers start arriving in force.

So there you have it, a peek into the head of Broker Bryant. Was is relevant? Was it too long? Too short? Too many pictures? Not enough graphics? Was it a freak show? I don't know the answers to those questions, but I do know………. it's my head and it is what it is!

Burning down the house!

Posted by admin December - 31 - 1969 - Wednesday ADD COMMENTS

Laid up today with a back problem. Since I work from my home I am spending the day on ActiveRain reading, learning, commenting and posting. Very enjoyable as usual. My wife the lovely lady that she is decided she would take over the cooking duties today and proceeded to make me my favorite “sloppy mac” for lunch. Well being the “wonderful” cook that she is she caught the kitchen on fire! Something to do with cooking pasta for 45 minutes on high while going outside to play with the dogs. After being alerted by the smoke detector I managed to roll myself out of bed and crawl to the fire extinguisher located in the kitchen mounted on the wall in the pantry. A few minutes later and the fire was put out and my house survived.

Fortunately for me at the beginning of the year I had done my annual review of safety equipment and insurances policies. My smoke detectors had been tested, the fire extinguisher was serviced, my homeowners insurance was reviewed and modified to reflect the new value of my house, all of my important documents were placed in a fire proof safe, the back up battery on the security system was checked and my will was updated.

While my wife is on her way to Subway to get my now long overdue lunch I think I will make my way back into the kitchen to get the “take out” menus out of the oven. I heard her mention something about making tuna casserole tomorrow and I don’t need her……Burning down the house!

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