Baby Boomer Migration Tilts Toward Las Vegas, Tampa And Phoenix

Editors’ Pick | Apr 28, 2021,03:23pm EDT | 517 views

Brenda Richardson, Senior Contributor, Real Estate, I cover residential real estate, including buying, selling and trends.

Sunny retirement locations are still a big draw for Baby Boomers.
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Baby Boomers are the wealthiest generation of Americans alive today, and while some may no longer be active in the housing market, plenty are still looking to buy homes.

But where are Baby Boomers looking to buy? To answer this question, LendingTree analyzed mortgage purchase requests made in 2020 on the LendingTree platform across the nation’s 50 largest metropolitan areas.

Here’s what the study found:

Las Vegas, Tampa and Phoenix are the metros where Baby Boomers make up the largest share of mortgage purchase requests. In Las Vegas, 19.97% of purchase requests came from Baby Boomers. In Tampa and Phoenix, the numbers are 17.33% and 16.36%, respectively.

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In ‘Stronger,’ Cindy McCain Reflects On Life, And The Last Days, With John McCain

By Claudia Grisales, April 27, 20214:06 AM ET

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John McCain attends a rally in the park on Jan. 31, 2000 in Keene, NH, with his family (from left to right) daughter Bridget (8), wife Cindy, sons Jack (13) and Jimmy (10), and daughter Meghan (15).
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In his final months, John McCain fell catastrophically ill when his intestines ruptured, and he was taken on a secret journey to an Arizona hospital by helicopter. With her husband unconscious, Cindy McCain had to decide if he should have emergency surgery that would result in a bag for his intestines — or worse, kill him.

Stronger: Courage, Hope, and Humor in My Life with John McCain, by Cindy McCain
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John McCain had already warned his wife against authorizing “any crazy stuff.”

Cindy McCain recounts the emergency in her new memoir, Stronger: Courage, Hope, and Humor in My Life with John McCain.

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Get 50% Off Train Fares in Honor of Amtrak’s 50th Anniversary

To mark the train service’s 50th anniversary, travelers can score up to $50 off each segment.

By Rachel Chang, April 28, 2021

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Just after midnight on May 1, 1971, a Clocker train left New York City bound for Philadelphia as the inaugural departure for Amtrak.

Now, 50 years later, the rail service has grown into a network with more than 300 trains a day traveling along its 21,000 route miles to more than 500 destinations in 46 states.

To celebrate its 50th anniversary this week, Amtrak is honoring its passengers by offering 50% off fares, with a maximum of $50 off each segment.

In the sale that launched today, the savings can be applied on one-way coach and Acela business class fares on routes across the country. The offer must be booked between now and May 5, 2021, for travel dates between June 2 and Nov. 13, 2021.

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Tim Allen celebrates the end of an era on ‘Last Man Standing’: ‘Mission accomplished’

EW has your first look at the final two episodes ‘Baxter Boot Camp’ and ‘Keep on Truckin” airing on May 20.

By Rosy Cordero, April 29, 2021 at 04:11 PM EDT

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Tim Allen is celebrating a decade of success and camaraderie on Fox’s Last Man Standing, ahead of the comedy’s bittersweet goodbye on May 20 at 9 p.m.

EW has your first look at photos from the final two episodes titled “Baxter Boot Camp” and “Keep on Truckin’.”

“I’m not a ‘feelings’ type of guy. That’s why I do comedy, to push things away,” Allen, who portrayed Mike Baxter, tells EW when asked how he’s feeling about the series finale.

“I get attached to people even on movie sets and those shoots are only three to four months. So when we wrap and everyone goes home, I go, ‘But wait! I thought we were going to be friends!'”

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