55+ Housing a study of builders & buyers

Posted February 17, 2010
Metlife has released the second phase to Housing for the 55+ Market: Trends and Insights on Boomers and Beyond.  The study includes two surveys: one that examines current consumer preferences and home buying decisions and a second of National Association of Home Builder (NAHB) members involved in 55+ housing in 2008 and 2009.Key findings include: 63% plan to age in their current homes, 12% plan to buy another home, and 26% are unsure. The majority prefer the suburbs (32% close-in suburbs and 31% outlying suburbs). A rural community is preferred by 28%, and 9% want to live in a central ...
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AAHSA Idea House Continued

Posted November 1, 2009
I have some more information on the Idea House that will be at the AAHSA Meeting and Expo next week in Chicago. Before I even get into all the cool technology and design, its work noting that sustainable design features are used throughout the house including: carpets made from post-consumer recycled content and furniture made from recycled plastic milk jugs.  Go green! This 2,600 square foot home uses new technologies and design to make it possible for older adults to remain independent at home.  (And like I said before, home might be your independent living home right now...) Here are ...
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