Living into Retirement

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At the turn of the 20th century, most retired people expected to remain in their homes throughout the aging process, surrounded by their families, friends and neighbors. In 1900, the average life expectancy was 49 years old and the “senior…

Real Estate Outlook for 2017

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According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 2016 was a great year for the area’s real estate markets. Roanoke Valley real estate agents agree that business was brisk, prices were trending upwards, and the Federal Reserve kept interest rates…

For The Love Of An Island

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Off the coast of Wilmington, in southeastern North Carolina, lies a little slice of heaven. At least that’s what Julie Boxley thought when she first started vacationing on Figure Eight Island with her family over 30 years ago. Figure Eight…