55+ Housing

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

Filed in 55+ Housing, Housing Trends by on April 4, 2019 9 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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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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