55+ Housing

How to Design Homes for Today’s Aging Population

How to Design Homes for Today’s Aging Population

Recent data show that very few homes incorporate the necessary accessibility features for older adults to age in place. So what can the home-building industry do to help increase the supply of necessary housing, not only for this demographic but future generations as well?

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Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Drops Slightly

Filed in 55+ Housing, Economics by on January 30, 2020 0 Comments
Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Drops Slightly

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market dropped four points to 68 in the fourth quarter, according to the NAHB 55+ Housing Market Index released today.

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Best of 55+ Housing Awards Announce Builder of the Year and Community of the Year

Filed in 55+ Housing, Awards by on January 22, 2020 0 Comments
Best of 55+ Housing Awards Announce Builder of the Year and Community of the Year

NAHB named Robson Communities Inc. in Sun Lakes, Ariz., the Builder of the Year and Trilogy® in Summerlin® in Las Vegas the Community of the Year, as part of the 2020 Best of 55+ Housing Awards.

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3 Ways to Learn More About Aging in Place and Universal Design at IBS

3 Ways to Learn More About Aging in Place and Universal Design at IBS

As baby boomers — the most lucrative generation — continue to reach retirement age, interest in universal design and aging-in-place continues to grow. The 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS) offers ample opportunities to not only learn more about each concept, but also the distinction between the two. Attendees at this year’s show can select from a variety of sessions to get a better understanding of what these design concepts entail.

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NAHB Announces Best of 55+ Housing Awards Finalists

Filed in 55+ Housing, Awards by on November 7, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Announces Best of 55+ Housing Awards Finalists

NAHB announced the finalists for its 2020 Best of 55+ Housing Awards, the premier design and marketing competition for the 55+ housing industry. A total of 107 entries were chosen as finalists and are eligible for either a gold or silver award from NAHB’s 55+ Housing Industry Council.

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Harvard Report Cites Growing Housing Inequality Among Older Adults

Filed in 55+ Housing, Affordability, Economics, Housing Trends by on October 16, 2019 2 Comments
Harvard Report Cites Growing Housing Inequality Among Older Adults

Harvard report highlights growing affordability challenges facing the nation with respect to housing its increasing older adult population.

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8 Simple Ways to Incorporate Universal Design

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, Education, Multifamily by on October 11, 2019 1 Comment
8 Simple Ways to Incorporate Universal Design

Universal design is often mistaken for catering to an aging demographic, in part because of its focus on accessibility. Features such as grab bars and wider doorways may be common, but the principle of universal design is applicable to buyers of any demographic.

Learn more at NAHB’s “Rethinking Universal Design” webinar on Nov. 13.

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55 Builder Tips for 55+ Buyers

Filed in 55+ Housing by on September 30, 2019 1 Comment
55 Builder Tips for 55+ Buyers

The 55+ population is a large, affluent demographic that is likely a target for all builders, whether they specifically develop active-adult communities or not. To help builders get inside the head of today’s 55+ buyer, the 55+ Housing Industry Council recently hosted a webinar, “55 Builder Tips for 55+ Buyers,” to share tips on how to best meet the needs of the 55+ home buying market.

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How to Build for Today’s Boomer Buyers

Filed in 55+ Housing, Housing Trends by on September 11, 2019 1 Comment
How to Build for Today’s Boomer Buyers

With 270,000 boomer buyers retiring each month, there is a lot of opportunity for builders to capitalize on this demographic. But not all boomer buyers want the same things. Learn more about the niche groups within this demographic and what they’re looking for in their future homes.

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What Makes a Best Value Active-Adult Community?

Filed in 55+ Housing, Awards by on August 30, 2019 0 Comments
What Makes a Best Value Active-Adult Community?

55places.com recently released its list of top 25 value communities, based on factors such as average price per square foot, construction dates, range of amenity options, lifestyle clubs, home owners’ association (HOA) fees, resident reviews, local property taxes and the cost of living in the surrounding area.

See which 55+ Housing Industry Council members and Best of 55+ Housing award winners were recognized.

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