Del Webb launched a new set of online tools to help people make better informed decisions about their retirement or their next stage in life on Thursday.
Using data from Bestplaces.net and Retirement Living Information Center, the resources include a a cost of living calculator and information on home appreciation, taxes by state and even job opportunities for Boomers.
“Having Del Webb combine these sets of data in one easy location will tremendously help people become much more educated about the many elements that go into making decisions about what retirement options you have,” said Bert Sperling, founder and president of Bestplaces.net.
As part of its arsenal of retirement planning tools, DelWebb.com/value uses Sperling’s cost of living calculator – a top Google destination providing information on property taxes, income tax, utilities, etc. “Once people retire, many do not have as much control of their income as they’re accustomed to and need to stretch their dollars as much as possible. This new Del Webb site can help provide some smart retirement options that folks might not have considered.”
Del Webb’s most recent Baby Boomer Survey revealed optimism in the 55+ market with 33 percent of the respondents saying they are likely to buy a home within the next four years. The likelihood of buying skyrockets to nearly 66 percent of Baby Boomers purchasing a home in the next two years if economic and financial barriers were removed, said Deborah Meyer, Chief Marketing Officer for Del Webb parent company, PulteGroup.
“The Boomer survey told us that people want more comprehensive information to make smart retirement decisions,” Meyer said. “We created this one-stop shop web tool to help people who want to take that next step in making a life change. Understanding that information seems to be the key to removing what often are only perceived barriers.”
Check out the new tools here.