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Experiential Lifestyle Tops Reasons in Buying Retirement Home

Experiential Lifestyle Tops Reasons in Buying Retirement Home

In its recently released “2018 Survey of Homebuyers Researching Lifestyle Communities,” Private Communities Registry (PCR) says that the majority of 55+ year old homebuyers are seeking “healthy, active lifestyle” as the greatest attraction in the marketplace. More than 3,200 respondents provided new data concerning the lifestyle and financial aspects they consider when purchasing a retirement or second home. The top[Read More…]

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what an aging population means for affordable & accessible housing

what an aging population means for affordable & accessible housing

Over the next twenty years, the population aged 65 and over is expected to grow from 48 million to 79 million. Meanwhile, the number of households headed by someone in that age group will increase by 66 percent to almost 50 million—with the result that by 2035, an astounding one out of three American households will be headed by someone[Read More…]

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NAR Generational Survey: Millennials Increasingly Buying in Suburban Areas

NAR Generational Survey: Millennials Increasingly Buying in Suburban Areas

A growing share of homebuyers are millennials, and more of them are purchasing single-family homes outside of urban areas, according to the 2016 National Association of Realtors® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, which evaluates the generational differences1 of recent home buyers and sellers. The survey additionally found that although student loan debt is more prevalent among millennial buyers,[Read More…]

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The Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation

The Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has had a long history of tracking the evolution of home buyer preferences. Builders and other industry professionals now have an opportunity to find out what baby boomers want compared to other home buyers in Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation: How They Compare to Other Home Buyers, a study recently released by[Read More…]

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Elsi Smart Floor for nursing homes

Elsi Smart Floor for nursing homes

Utilising the same technology as iPads, the Elsi Smart Floor is a monitoring and alarm system made up of several small pads which are placed on top of the flooring at a residential facility or a client’s home. The idea is for the Elsi Smart Floor to monitor the movements of clients and staff members who move along it, so[Read More…]

Baby Boomers & Their Homes (US)

Baby Boomers & Their Homes (US)

The generation born following World War II has had a major impact on the U.S. economy and housing market over the past several decades, and the next decade will be no dierent as Baby Boomers enter their golden years. True, many Boomers have had to adapt their retirement and housing plans to new nancial realties aer the nancial crisis and[Read More…]

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Industry Leaders Offer Predictions on Future of Senior Living

Industry Leaders Offer Predictions on Future of Senior Living

More Americans proactively will seek to reside in senior living communities, and the industry has a role to play in ensuring that consumers will be financially prepared for their retirement years. CEOs from the nation’s leading senior living providers gathered to address these issues and share their predictions for the industry’s future at ALFA’s Senior Living Executive conference in Tampa,[Read More…]

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How shifting demographics are redefining residential real estate

How shifting demographics are redefining residential real estate

HouseCanary publises a study on how demographics shifts in the US are reshaping demand for residential real estate. “The vast imbalances in wealth and homeownership among Baby Boomers (age 55+) and Millennials (ages <35) are resulting in wide disparities in the demand for home buying versus renting,” according to JP Ackerman, President at HouseCanary. “Our analysis indicates that rising interest rates[Read More…]

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AUSTRALIA: New retirement village the way of the future

The launch of a new, privately-developed retirement village in Netley, South Australia, highlighted the evolving nature of Australia’s aged care system, the Federal Minister for Ageing, Julie Bishop, said today. Unveiling a commemorative plaque at the site of the Netley Grove Retirement Village, Ms Bishop said the development demonstrated older Australians’ desire for greater choice in their retirement years. “Australia’s[Read More…]

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