LAS VEGAS, Nev. (February 6, 2013) – John Tarducci, senior vice president of the New Homes Division of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, was awarded the prestigious Master in Residential Marketing (MIRM) designation at the International Builders’ Show on January 21, 2013.
Buyers ages 55+ have distinctly different ideas about the kind of housing they want to live in, according to a 2009 survey on buyer preferences.
The study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and MetLife Mature Market Institute reflects the shifting priorities of seniors when compared to the general population.
Housing Type and Location
Most respondents (53%) preferred a single-family detached home; 13% preferred a condominium. According to the survey, roughly equal percentages (32%, 31% and 28%, respectively) preferred living in a suburb outside a city, an outlying suburb or a rural community; 9% preferred city life.
Respondents liked living near shopping centers (57%), hospital/doctor’s offices (55%) and drug store (49%) while fewer desired proximity to a bike trail (12%) or golf course (8%).
Interestingly, a February 1, 2010 U.S. News & World Report story suggested that older baby boomers approaching retirement will increasingly choose condominiums in pedestrian-friendly “urbanized suburban town centers.”
May 14, 2010
The homes of tomorrow will be smaller, but they’ll emphasize energy-efficiency, home organization and comfort, as the latest home design research indicates.
The average size of a single family home shrank to 2,480 square feet in 2009, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The industry trade group’s survey of builders in January indicates that 95% of builders said they’d be working on lower-priced models in 2010, while 96% said they planned to build smaller homes.
March 15, 2010