55+ Housing

Housing Starts Reach Post-Recession High in May as Permits Soften

Filed in 55+ Housing, Home Building, Multifamily by on June 19, 2018 0 Comments
Housing Starts Reach Post-Recession High in May as Permits Soften

Total housing starts rose 5% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. This is the highest housing starts report since July 2007.

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Atlanta 55+ Housing Council Sets New Goals to Get Big Results

Filed in 55+ Housing, Councils & Committees by on May 14, 2018 0 Comments
Atlanta 55+ Housing Council Sets New Goals to Get Big Results

After bringing on several new board members, realigning its budget and clearly defining its goals, the council was ready to implement a revitalized member-recruitment strategy.

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Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Still Healthy

Filed in 55+ Housing, Economics by on May 3, 2018 0 Comments
Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Still Healthy

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market dropped five points to 66 in the first quarter of 2018, according to the NAHB 55+ Housing Market Index released today. The decline came off an all-time high reading of 71 in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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Rethinking the 55+ Buyer

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, Sales & Marketing by on April 25, 2018 2 Comments
Rethinking the 55+ Buyer

55+ buyers seek convenience, experiences and value. They’re looking for a community that goes beyond a quality home and inviting neighborhood. They care about events, programming and amenities over the size of the spaces within the building.

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New York’s Highest Court Protects Business Partnership Principles

Filed in 55+ Housing, Construction Industry, Legal by on April 12, 2018 0 Comments
New York’s Highest Court Protects Business Partnership Principles

The New York Court of Appeals in March issued a decision that provides clarity for New York business partnerships, including those involving home building and development companies.

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What Retirement? Chuck Ellison Takes Council Leadership

Filed in 55+ Housing, Councils & Committees, Leadership by on March 28, 2018 0 Comments
What Retirement? Chuck Ellison Takes Council Leadership

Chuck Ellison is pretty much retired from his position as vice president of Miller and Smith, a greater Washington, D.C. building and development company. He now has the opportunity to do consulting work, the freedom to spend time with his family and a chance to serve as this year’s 55+ Housing Industry Council chair.

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55+ Builders See New Housing Trends in Florida

55+ Builders See New Housing Trends in Florida

The latest models and plans for 55+ community designs were on display last month during the International Builders Show in Orlando.

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55+ Households Account for 2/3 of Home Equity

Filed in 55+ Housing, Economics, Homeownership by on February 9, 2018 0 Comments
55+ Households Account for 2/3 of Home Equity

Households headed by someone age 55 or older account for two-thirds of the nation’s total home equity, according to data from the most recent (2016) Survey of Consumer Finances. (SCF). The survey is conducted every three years by the Federal Reserve and serves as one of the few federal sources of information on household wealth.

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55+ Housing Market Ends 4th Quarter on Record High

Filed in 55+ Housing, Economics by on February 1, 2018 0 Comments
55+ Housing Market Ends 4th Quarter on Record High

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2017 with a reading of 71, up 12 points from the previous quarter, according to the NAHB 55+ Housing Market Index released today. This is the highest reading since the inception of the index in 2008.

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Builder, Community of the Year Earn Best of 55+ Housing Awards

Filed in 55+ Housing, Awards, International Builders' Show by on January 23, 2018 0 Comments
Builder, Community of the Year Earn Best of 55+ Housing Awards

NAHB has named Jim Chapman Communities in Atlanta the Builder of the Year and Overture Virginia Beach the Community of the Year as part of the 2018 Best of 55+ Housing Awards.

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