Buyer’s Market: What Baby Boomers Want

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The baby boomer generation – Americans born between 1946 and 1964 – are either already retired or quickly nearing retirement age. They haven’t, however, retired their needs and preferences when it comes to remodeling their existing home or buying a new one. Among the most popular home trends among boomers, home offices and media centers are near the top, according to a new report from the National Association of Home Builders. Tech savvy and still active in the workforce even after retirement, boomers want a wireless network, remote control lighting, and enhanced security features. They also desire flex spaces that can be easily adapted to meet their needs. Easy to maintain landscaping, better lighting, and bigger windows also make the list. Another housing trend that boomers have popularized are first-floor master suites with bigger bathrooms, walk-in closets, separate tub and shower, and dual sinks. In fact, more than 40 percent of new homes now have downstairs master suites, a 15 percent increase from just 10 years ago. More here.

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