Updates from July, 2010

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  • Getaways: Hit the Road with Healthy Travel Tips

    11:30 am on July 16, 2010 | Comments:0
    Tags:   Filed under: Consumer news and advice, Uncategorized

    By Nancy Churnin

    RISMEDIA, July 16, 2010—(MCT)—From diet-busting menus to life-threatening ailments, summer vacation is filled with hazards to a healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, whether you’re going around the world or making a quick flight to grandmas, there are ways to stay safe and still have fun.

    For global travelers
    Anyone traveling to a foreign country should consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov) to find out what vaccinations are necessary for that country, says Dr. Anne Lipton, a neurologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, who has traveled to nearly 20 countries, including China, Malaysia, Botswana, Austria and Sweden. Some, like hepatitis B shots, need to be administered as much as six months in advance. (More …)

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  • Investor Interest in Real Estate Triples in 12 Months

    4:08 pm on April 19, 2010 | Comments:0
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    RISMEDIA, April 16, 2010—According to a new Move, Inc., survey, interest in real estate as an investment has more than tripled in the past year. In fact, 17.2% of potential home buyers today say they plan to purchase a home in the near future as an investment compared to just 5.6% in March 2009.

    The survey also found just over ten percent (12.3%) of Americans planning to purchase investment property in the near future say they will pay for the property using 100% cash, and 12.8% will use cash for more than 50% of the purchase price and finance the rest. Almost half (49.2%) say they will buy the property with less than 50% cash down and finance the remainder. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that one in three U.S. homes are owned free and clear, without a mortgage.

    Nearly half of these potential real estate investors (46.5%) say they plan to own the property for six or more years, 16% expect to hold the property between two and five years, while 10.6% plan to own the property between six and 24 months. (More …)

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  • Survey Reveals One-Third of Boomers Plan to Move in Retirement

    9:25 am on April 15, 2010 | Comments:0
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    RISMEDIA, April 15, 2010—Whether it’s in the Sunbelt or the Rustbelt, a move across the street or across the nation, Baby Boomers are still willing to move to a new place when they retire, according to the 2010 Del Webb Baby Boomer Survey.

    Del Webb is America’s largest builder of active adult communities. Targeted to those ages 55 and older, its 50+ communities are currently open for new home sales in 21 states. Del Webb has conducted 10 Baby Boomer surveys since 1996 seeking to better understand the attitudes and opinions of this generation–the current and future customers of Del Webb communities. (More …)

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