Housing

Survey Reveals Changes In 50-Plus Consumers’ Attitudes Toward Real Estate

ERA Real Estate announced the results of its annual survey of mature consumers on their opinions toward real estate and the home buying and selling process. The survey of more than 1,500 people, age 50 and older, revealed changing attitudes about real estate that contradict some long-held assumptions. It was often believed that the typical aging homeowner was looking to move[Read More…]

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US: Kara Homes Targets Baby Boomers

US: Kara Homes Targets Baby Boomers

Design, Design, Design. “It’s all about design,” says Zudi Karagjozi, founder-president of Kara Homes in East Brunswick, NJ. Kara Homes, recognizing the explosive growth in the active adult community market, is reaching out to the upcoming Baby Boom market with new, upscale design features in its active adult offerings. “Research shows these buyers have the desire for exciting new features[Read More…]

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US : More American retirees look beyond Florida, Arizona

US : More American retirees look beyond Florida, Arizona

Sunshine and warm weather aren’t the only lures for retirees. They also want cheaper housing and some elbow room, making places such as Colorado, Idaho, Utah and New Mexico increasingly attractive to the over-65 set. Each of those states saw its senior population grow by at least 6 percent between 2000 and 2003, placing them among the 10 fastest-growing states[Read More…]

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US : Sunrise Commends Nurses for Contributions to

US : Sunrise Commends Nurses for Contributions to

Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. ;the nation’s largest provider of senior-living services is celebrating the daily accomplishments of nurses who serve Sunrise residents and customers. Sunrise employs more than 3000 nurses who coordinate and deliver quality senior health care in its senior-living communities and through its home-based provider, Sunrise At Home Assisted Living. “Nurses play an important role throughout our organization, focusing[Read More…]

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K. Hovnanian’s(R) Four Seasons Active Adult Communities

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Seniors Housing Council honored the best in the senior housing industry during the 2005 Best of Seniors Housing Awards ceremony held Jan. 13 at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, FL. Awards were judged by a 14-member panel that took into consideration how each project reflected the growing demands of an expanding Active[Read More…]

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Boomers sure to keep housing booming

For those who want an inside glimpse into the future of U.S. housing, there’s only one thing to remember: baby boomers. With their characteristic defiance toward old age and enviable disposable income, retiring baby boomers want to stay “active,” said Richard Dugas, president and CEO of Pulte Homes, one of the nation’s largest builders of adult housing communities targeted at[Read More…]

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Senior market : home safety

Throughout their lives, baby boomers have dominated the marketplace. The generation of 78 million consumers born from 1946 to 1964 once made hula hoops a hit. As teens, boomers bought cheap stereos and compact cars. In middle age, they snapped up camcorders, computers and mutual funds.   The home is the biggest area of research and product development. Homes have[Read More…]

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HAWAII: Baby boomers fuel housing market

HAWAII: Baby boomers fuel housing market

If location is the name of the game in real estate, this property takes the prize. With the pacific ocean in the backyard, and Diamond Head in the front. « It’s right in front of one of the best surf breaks on the island and it’s ready to be sold, ready to go, » said Stephen Cipres, from Elite Pacific Properties. The[Read More…]

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Five small indicators of trends in aging in place technology

Document sans titre By Laurie Orlov from ageinplacetech.com Times are bad. Agreed. But here are a few items that are a reminder that marketers will market and enterpreneurs will seize an opportunity when they see one. Taken individually, these items may seem unrelated. But together, they confirm the growing interest in hleping people get more out of life as they[Read More…]

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Virginia D. Nuessle (Executive Director IAHSA) : “Our mission is to connect and support ageing services providers to enhance the quality of life for the elderly”

You are the Executive Director of IAHSA, could you present your association ? IAHSA was founded in 1994 by the American Association of Homes & Services for the Ageing and today IAHSA is the only international organization whose mission is directly linked to ageing services providers. The IAHSA mission, to connect and support ageing services providers to enhance the quality[Read More…]

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