55+ Housing

Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Bounces Back in Second Quarter

Filed in 55+ Housing, Economics by on July 30, 2020 2 Comments
Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Bounces Back in Second Quarter

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market bounced back in the second quarter, jumping 27 points to 65, according to the NAHB 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.

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Addressing the Needs of Middle-Income Seniors

Filed in 55+ Housing, Housing Affordability, Multifamily by on July 27, 2020 3 Comments
Addressing the Needs of Middle-Income Seniors

The “missing middle” of seniors have too much income to qualify for public assistance, but they are not affluent enough to access different housing choices or personal services. So how does the home building industry provide the kind of housing this population wants and needs?

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Location Is Everything for Multifamily Design

Filed in 55+ Housing, Awards, Design, Multifamily by on June 10, 2020 0 Comments
Location Is Everything for Multifamily Design

Location can play an important part in the design of a home — especially the creative ways in which multifamily buildings can take advantage of their locality. Recent award-winning designers have taken a number of different approaches. See how they did it.

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How to Design Homes for Today’s Aging Population

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, IBS, Remodeling by on February 14, 2020 2 Comments
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

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, IBS, Remodeling by on January 15, 2020 0 Comments
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, Economics, Housing Affordability 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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