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Social Security and pension claiming options are two of the most important decisions a Baby Boomer can make when planning for retirement.
These income sources are crucial because they are lifetime income streams that you can't outlive, and boomers today are living longer than ever.
When planning for your income in retirement, there are a few things to keep in mind.

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/baby-boomers-optimize-social-security-income-article-1.2509080
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The housing market had already been steadily gaining ground even before the latest drop in rates. Indeed, it’s been one of the strongest parts of the economy over the past year. Sales of new and previously owned homes are likely to finish 2015 at the highest level since before the Great Recession.

http://www.realtor.com/news/real-estate-news/home-buyers-may-get-helping-hand-from-stock-meltdown/
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Tax deductions are a serious perk for homeowners, and they can be a major boon to your family’s finances.

But unless you’re a CPA, it can be easy to miss these deductions, or worse: raise a red flag with the IRS because you got deduction happy. Here are the top six homeowner tax blunders accountants see the most.

http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/tax-deductions/6-homeowner-tax-mistakes-accountants-say-watch/
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You can make 2016 the year of the down payment. Really.

By cutting a few things from your budget this year, you can speed up your progress toward having a down payment by the time those holiday decorations come back out of the closet.

http://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/resolve-to-give-up-these-8-money-wasters-for-a-down-payment-before-2017/
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 A variety of financial vectors have dovetailed to make this the perfect storm for home buyers to get out there and make an (winning) offer.

http://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/reasons-to-buy-home-in-2016/
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New-home construction has emerged from the recession.
For the 10th anniversary of its survey on home design trends, the American Institute of Architects asked a panel of more than 500 architects what they expect to be the major changes in home design over the next decade.

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/12/29/heres-what-architects-see-in-homes-of-the-future/?mod=djemRTE_h
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Living in a steel box: are shipping containers really the future of housing?

Take a look at this article and share your thought below!

Happy Friday!

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/oct/09/living-steel-box-shipping-containers-future-housing
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