55+ Housing

Key Energy-Efficient Features for Today’s Boomer Buyer

Key Energy-Efficient Features for Today’s Boomer Buyer

Baby boomers moving into communities desire energy-efficient features, especially windows and appliances, and in addition, 84% of potential homebuyers recently surveyed favor whole-home energy certification. See the key strategies Christopher Companies uses to address these desires in its The Crest of Alexandria development.

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How to Design a Website for Boomer Prospects

Filed in 55+ Housing, Business Management, Technology by on May 8, 2019 0 Comments
How to Design a Website for Boomer Prospects

Your boomer prospects are living in a digital world — and they’re using it to research the products they’re interested in, including homes and communities. When developing or redesigning your site, plan for these three key aspects to ensure you’re giving your prospects the best digital experience possible.

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Award-Winning Multifamily Amenities That Meet Baby Boomer Demands

Award-Winning Multifamily Amenities That Meet Baby Boomer Demands

Seniors no longer want to live out their golden years in a sprawling community in the middle of nowhere; instead, they want to be where the action is and share new experiences with loved ones. This award-winning development incorporates today’s trends with a new concept for the 55+ demographic that gives residents freedom to enjoy the things they love most, while exploring new and exciting hobbies and adventures.

Learn more and how you can apply for NAHB award programs such as the Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards and Best of 55+ Housing Awards.

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Top 10 Home Features Baby Boomers Want — and Don’t Want

Filed in 55+ Housing, Housing Trends by on April 4, 2019 8 Comments
Top 10 Home Features Baby Boomers Want — and Don’t Want

Much like the average home buyer, buyers in the baby boomer generation like laundry rooms and energy efficiency, and dislike elevators and wine cellars. Baby boomers, however, tend to have stronger opinions about what they do and do not want in their homes, as indicated in NAHB’s recent update on What Home Buyers Really Want.

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New 55+ Council Chair Focused on Connecting Members

Filed in 55+ Housing, Councils & Committees, Leadership by on March 19, 2019 0 Comments
New 55+ Council Chair Focused on Connecting Members

One of the leading building and 55+ community developers, Karen Schroder, a builder from East Lansing, Mich., was recently installed as the 2019 chair of the 55+ Housing Industry Council.

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Minto Communities Receives Builder and Community of the Year Honors at Best of 55+ Housing Awards

Filed in 55+ Housing, Awards by on February 28, 2019 0 Comments
Minto Communities Receives Builder and Community of the Year Honors at Best of 55+ Housing Awards

NAHB’s 2018 Best of 55+ Housing Awards recognized Minto Communities USA in Tampa, Fla., and its Latitude Margaritaville property in Daytona Beach, Fla., as Builder of the Year and Community of the Year, respectively, during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

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Independent Living Communities Meet Growing Needs of Baby Boomers

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design by on February 12, 2019 0 Comments
Independent Living Communities Meet Growing Needs of Baby Boomers

Baby boomers are changing what the 55+ housing industry looks like to accommodate their specific needs, especially as they relate to socialization and active interests. See which trends appeal to this demographic.

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Not All 55+ Buyers Alike

Filed in 55+ Housing, Awards, Home Building by on November 5, 2018 0 Comments
Not All 55+ Buyers Alike

There’s a big market for 55+ buyers seeking an active-adult community who either don’t have – or don’t want to spend – money on the bells and whistles. Learn more in the latest issue of the 55+ Online Magazine.

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School Fits Delaware Builder to a T (or Two)

Filed in 55+ Housing, NAHB Cares by on October 9, 2018 0 Comments
School Fits Delaware Builder to a T (or Two)

The Dover, Del., 55+ community Noble’s Pond needed t-shirts for its staff members to wear onsite and as it worked with charities and other organizations in Central Delaware. It was a project tailor-made for a group of Dover High School students in an academic and life skills program.

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Who is Your Boomer Buyer?

Filed in 55+ Housing, Councils & Committees, Design by on August 1, 2018 1 Comment
Who is Your Boomer Buyer?

New research on baby boomer households conducted by John Burns Real Estate Consulting reveals a number of trends on what active adults are looking for in their next home and next community.

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