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55+ Housing Industry Council Expands Presence at IBS

Filed in 55+ Housing, International Builders' Show by on November 24, 2016 2 Comments
55+ Housing Industry Council Expands Presence at IBS

In addition to the 55+ Housing Industry Council’s strong slate of educational sessions in the 55+ Housing Central, the 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS) includes at least three additional ways to learn the ins and outs of building homes and communities that 55+ buyers find attractive.

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Strong Showing for 55+ Housing Market

Filed in 55+ Housing, Councils & Committees, Economics by on November 3, 2016 2 Comments
Strong Showing for 55+ Housing Market

Builders report that the single-family 55+ housing market is holding strong in the third quarter, according to the NAHB 55+ Housing Market Index released today. The index had a reading of 59, two points above the previous quarter and the 10th consecutive quarter with a reading higher than 50.

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2nd Quarter Results Show 55+ Market Still Positive

Filed in 55+ Housing, Economics by on August 4, 2016 0 Comments
2nd Quarter Results Show 55+ Market Still Positive

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remains in positive territory in the second quarter with a reading of 57, up one point from the previous quarter, according to the NAHB 55+ Housing Market Index, which was released this morning. This is the ninth consecutive quarter with a reading above 50.

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Bipartisan Policy Center: Seniors Need More Housing Choices

Bipartisan Policy Center: Seniors Need More Housing Choices

A new report from warns that the rapidly increasing population of older Americans is leading to an additional squeeze on housing supply and affordability. The report recommends 10 specific policy changes that Congress and the Administration must make to combat this growing threat.

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Two-thirds of Home Buyers Seek Single-Story Living

Two-thirds of Home Buyers Seek Single-Story Living

Millennials are in the minority when it comes to a preference for one-story homes. The significant majority of seniors and baby boomers are the ones driving the trend.

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Age Clearly Impacts Preferences in Home Size

Age Clearly Impacts Preferences in Home Size

The varied priorities of house hunters become much clearer when looking at the buyers’ ages. Surveys show just how different the desired home size is for younger home buyers compared to that of the older generations.

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3 Community Amenities Topping Home Buyer Wish Lists

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, Home Building, Housing Trends, Remodelers by on February 22, 2016 4 Comments
3 Community Amenities Topping Home Buyer Wish Lists

Home-buyer preferences constantly evolve, making it a challenge to stay up to date on who wants what. Luckily, the majority of buyers – regardless of age – are looking for the same features in a community.

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Builder Confidence in the 55+ Market Ends Year on Positive Note

Filed in 55+ Housing, Economics by on February 5, 2016 0 Comments
Builder Confidence in the 55+ Market Ends Year on Positive Note

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2015 with a reading of 61, up one point from the previous quarter, according to the NAHB 55+ Housing Market Index, released today. This is the seventh consecutive quarter with a reading above 50.

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CAPS: For Many, More than a Course

Filed in 55+ Housing, Business Management, Design, Education by on January 29, 2016 0 Comments
CAPS: For Many, More than a Course

Often it’s important to know why to build something, not just how. That’s certainly true among remodelers and others who take the three-day Certified Aging in Place Specialist course, which not only opens the doors for professionals to enter this growing niche but also opens eyes.

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Demand for Home Health Technology on the Rise

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, Home Building, Remodelers, Technology by on January 5, 2016 0 Comments
Demand for Home Health Technology on the Rise

As boomers retire, builders and remodelers should expect a rise in demand for home health technology.

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