Baby Boomers

Housing Shortage Not Helped By Seniors Aging In Place

By Jon Anderson / September 4, 2019 / 2 Comments

  Recently I wrote about how construction since the Recession has not kept pace with population increases and household formations leaving the nation with millions fewer homes than it needs, which has driven up prices. Because construction isn’t keeping up the supply end of things, people are staying in their homes longer – especially older […]

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Americans Want to Save Enough to Retire, But Doubt It Will Happen

By Candy's Dirt / June 29, 2019 / 0 Comments
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From staff reports Not quite 20 percent of Americans surveyed by LendEDU said their goal was to save enough to retire one day, but almost 40 percent of them felt that goal was unattainable. The survey was released earlier this month, and polled 1,000 Americans to understand their financial goals and their confidence that they […]

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How Architect Allan Ross Designed the Spectacular Bentley Place for Downsizing

By Candy Evans / November 1, 2018 / 3 Comments

When Dallas architect Allan Ross conceptualized Bentley Place in Greenway Parks, he designed the eight-villa luxury development with at least one specific type of home buyer in mind: downsizers. At last month’s CandysDirt.com Staff Party, we gabbed with the noted architect about a mind-boggling virtual reality tour of Bentley Place (seriously, mind-boggling!) and discussed some […]

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Now a Major Real Estate Market Force, More Milliennials Make Move to Suburbs

By Joanna England / March 19, 2018 / 2 Comments

NAR’s recent generational survey uncovered some really interesting trends. For starters, more and more Millennials are eschewing urban life and heading for the burbs, where they can afford to buy a house. Though Millennials contributed the largest share of home buyers in 2017 at 36 percent, a shortage of single-family construction has kept aspiring homebuyers […]

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Renovation Spending Dominated by the Baby Boomer Generation

By Heather Hunter / March 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Don’t be misguided by what you see on HGTV. The renovation market is not being driven by young couples out to feather their first nests. According to a report released by Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, Baby Boomers, motivated by changing accessibility needs, currently spend more money than any other generation on housing renovations […]

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Bruce Graf Helps Baby Boomers Age-in-Place With Smart Updates

By Joanna England / May 3, 2016 / 0 Comments

“For most folks, their home is the biggest investment they own,” said Bruce Graf, a home remodeler with more than 30 years of experience in working with multiple generations of families. Graf has helped families remodel a house to accommodate growth, and then returned years later to adapt their home to special health needs so […]

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