Adapting Homes to be Accessible Housing

By 2030 one out of every five people in the U.S. will be 65-plus. With baby boomers retiring and becoming older, will older homeowners have to purchase specifically designed accessible homes? Thankfully not! Increasing numbers of professional remodelers are changing up existing homes of older residents to accommodate accessibility needs. Universal features like walk-in showers …

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Boomer Expectations Set To Affect Home Markets Over The Next 10 Years

American housing in the next decade is expected to be shaped by the changing values of adults ages 46 to 64, a study by the Urban Land Institute indicates. The people in this demographic are healthier than the previous generation of home buyers and expect to work, at least part-time, past the typical retirement age. …

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NAR Home Buyer and Seller Survey Shows Value of Long-Term Home Ownership

Home buyers today have affirmed a long-term view of home ownership, the typical seller is experiencing positive returns and the vast majority of home owners see their property as a good investment, according to the latest consumer survey of home buyers and sellers. The study was released here today at the 2010 REALTORS┬« Conference & …

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Manage your money like a woman

Women typically earn less yet live longer than men, which suggests they need a different financial plan. Here are 13 strategies to ensure a comfortable retirement: Family finances: Cut off your kids Sure you want to help your children. But women too often lend a hand at the expense of their own long-term security: Half …

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