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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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Showers for Improved Accessibility

Showers for Improved Accessibility

With 60 million U.S. seniors comprising 25% of the travel market and 49 million disabled Americans sharing similar safety and access concerns in hotels and motels, it’s good business to accommodate their special lodging needs. In response to those concerns and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) access requirements, the hospitality industry is finding new ways to address the comfort and[Read More…]

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Urban, Luxurious, Diverse: Experts See New Trends In 50+ Housing Market

Urban, Luxurious, Diverse: Experts See New Trends In 50+ Housing Market

The 50+ housing market is transforming the way builders design and develop active-adult homes, according to experts with the National Association of Home Builders’ Seniors Housing Council. ; Speaking at Building for Boomers & Beyond: Seniors Housing Symposium in Chantilly, Va., builders and architects say demand is growing for smaller communities with interesting streetscapes and high-end homes designed for individual[Read More…]

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