“Palm Beach, Hilton Head, Santa Barbara. They’re some of the most coveted vacation and retirement home markets in the nation — and like many other locales popular with retirees, they’re seeing an uptick in home sales. It’s a trend that’s catching the attention of many soon-to-be retirees, too, who wonder if those buyers are onto something. And it begs the question: With housing prices depressed and interest rates low, should you buy a retirement home even if you’re years away from living in it?”

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