Originally Posted by Derek700
Another mainlander here. Welcome looking forward to dry weather. Although this week I will be in Tucson AZ. Hoping to spend some of my retirement months in AZ. If they ever get there. I turn 50 this year so it feels like the end is getting closer now even if it is a long ways away yet.
Wow, must be nice to be able to retire, I had dreams to retire at 55, but we sold and bought a new house almost 3 yrs ago and took a little mortgage so I want to pad up my pension a bit more before I do. Our house has exploded in value and we live in the burbs of Vancouver. Owning a house is out of reach for our kids now unless we give them a leg up. A house in our neighbourhood just sold for $252,000 over asking! The previous owner of our house sold it because they did retire at 55, bought a new huge 5th wheel and new truck to be a snowbird and lives in the basement of his son's house when he is home in Canada. I am also doing a renovation of our home too.