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If you live in The Villages, you're part of one of America's best communities for senior citizens. You have a lot of convenient resources right outside your front door. You can age comfortably in your home while still living a vibrant, active lifestyle. Still, aging in your own home requires preparation. READ MORE >>

Florida ranks as the 4th best state business climate, according to the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce. Gainesville itself had a total employed workforce of 125,464 in December 2016. Gainesville provides a large contribution to Florida's business, health care and higher education sectors. READ MORE >>

As a resident of The Villages, you're likely basking in the wonderful amenities that a retirement community can provide. But even though you've retired, you might not necessarily slow down. In fact, there's a good chance you'll still do plenty of driving. If you are an older driver, you face unique driving risks. READ MORE >>

Many people recognize Florida for its pristine winters. While the weather is cold and frightful further north, the Sunshine State is basking in some of its most beautiful weather of the year. It's a far cry from the rest of the year, when hurricanes, humidity and thunderstorms loom as threats. READ MORE >>

Maybe you are moving from another city in Florida to Ocala. Or, you are a new Florida resident, and have decided that Ocala is the perfect place to settle. Moving to a new town means a lot of preparation. You often have to transfer all of your assets and legal responsibilities to your new hometown. READ MORE >>

In the aftermath of hurricane Irma, if a third-party vendor contacts you about repairs, think twice. Do not contract with a vendor without first carefully reading any contract they propose. Please remember that the insurance companies can help you locate a reputable, licensed contractor for home repairs. READ MORE >>

Hurricane Irma will likely make landfall in the U.S. within the next few days. This is an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm. It will likely have major impacts throughout the Southeast. You want to keep your home, family and assets as safe as possible during Irma. READ MORE >>

The Villages, Florida's property crime rate is 7.29 occurrences per 1,000 residents according to NeigborhoodScout. This is lower than both the statewide and national rate, which were 28.13 and 26 respectively. Regardless of how safe The Villages is, it still faces a crime risk. READ MORE >>

Like all of Florida, Marion County and Ocala have their fair share of weather risks. If the weather poses a threat, local homeowners will want to protect their property. Homes represent significant investments for Ocala residents. The average home price in Ocala is around $126,000, according to Zillow. READ MORE >>

Trulia estimates the average price of a home in Gainesville to be around $165,000. Fifty-seven percent of the city's residents own their homes. If you're looking to own a Gainesville home, you have a lot of things to do. This includes taking stock of your financial assets before making the buy. READ MORE >>

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