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So far Chandler Dokken has created 62 blog entries.

Everything You Need to Know for Your First Phoenix Winter

So you’ve recently relocated to Phoenix, and you’re not quite sure how to prepare for your first winter here in the Valley — beyond nodding excitedly at the local idiom, “you don’t have to shovel sunshine.” Welcome, and congratulations on choosing the snowbird lifestyle! Though winters are pretty moderate in Arizona, there are some things [...]

2018-10-19T16:21:55+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Blog|

5 Fun Holiday Events in Phoenix

Phoenix may not have the snow and low temperatures we typically associate with the holiday season, but the twinkling lights of the valley and the air of Southwestern hospitality can go far in contributing to your winter cheer. With a plethora of events to choose from and comfortable temperatures outside, you won’t have to worry [...]

2018-10-10T23:29:31+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Blog|

5 Indoor Summer Activities for Seniors in Phoenix

While Phoenix is an incredible place to live any time of year, the dry heat of the desert climate can get a little overwhelming in the summer. During your younger years, it might have been easier to deal with the heat — with a day trip to a waterpark or an afternoon spent playing games [...]

2018-09-15T00:56:53+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Blog|

5 Outdoor Summer Activities for Seniors in Phoenix

From May until October, the average temperature in Phoenix rarely dips below 80 degrees Fahrenheit, with many days reaching into the 100s. This can make being outdoors a serious safety and comfort consideration and as you get older, you may feel less equipped to handle the heat. This doesn’t mean that you have to stay [...]

2018-08-31T16:14:48+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Blog|

4 Financial Mistakes to Avoid After Retirement

When you think about retirement, you probably think about all the things you’d like to do with your newfound free time. Traveling, gardening, catching up on time with friends and family, exploring new hobbies — the world will be your oyster! In order to enjoy all the fruits of your labor and have a successful [...]

2018-06-26T22:32:07+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Blog|

5 Benefits of an HOA When You’re Retired

There’s a lot of pressure to choose the perfect home for retirement — and for good reason. It’s the place in which you’re going to spend many happy years, and you’ve earned the right to have things just the way you want them. You’ve likely owned your own home for a while and handled household [...]

2018-06-26T22:26:23+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Blog|

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying a Condo

Buying a house can be a daunting endeavor because it comes with an inherent degree of risk. Between fluctuating markets, structural surprises, changing personal circumstances, and other unpredictable factors, purchasing a house presents both known and unknown risks; because of this, the market has seen an increase in the purchase of condos over traditional homes. [...]

2018-06-20T19:04:01+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Blog|

5 Ways to Have Fun in Phoenix — Without Spending a Dime

Whether you’re new to Phoenix or you’ve lived here your whole life, there’s always something new and exciting to see and do. And if you do some careful research, you can find some events and activities that are free, too. Because let’s face it — it’s easy to enjoy a leisurely day or an evening [...]

2018-04-10T18:46:00+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Blog|

Renting an Apartment vs. Purchasing a Condo: Which is Right For You?

Condos and apartments have many similarities: they tend to be smaller than a detached home, they’re usually cheaper, they offer more onsite amenities than a traditional house, and they’re often the top living choices for people looking to downsize. But the differences between condos and apartments outdistance their similarities — and these differences can help [...]

2018-04-10T18:28:58+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Blog|

4 Ways to Keep Learning in Retirement

Are you wondering how you will spend your free time in retirement? All of the freedom might sound like a dream come true, but boredom and a lack of social interaction can make your golden years seem like a drag. There are a few reasons that retirement might make you feel this way. Working can [...]

2018-04-10T17:21:44+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Blog|
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