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International Builders Show
Every year the National Association of Home Builders sponsors an International Builders’ Show catering active adult community developers. This trade show attracts more than 100,000 guests each year, and features many events and programs that are focused on the plus 50 housing industry. With so many people becoming interested in this type of housing it is safe to say that this trade show will only continue to grow in size over the next few years. One of the highlights of this show is an ask the expert segment when industry professionals answer questions on how to sell to the active adult community. During this program developers have the ability to ask experts any questions that pertain to getting in touch with this sometimes hard to reach community. While this may not be the only.....   Full Story

Bigger Homes on the Decline?
For the last 35 years or so homes in the United States have been growing in size as each year goes by. Younger buyers were enthusiastic about showing off what they can afford, and this trend still holds true today to a certain extent. But with that being said, it appears that this trend is set to die down sooner rather than later. The latest industry trends have shown that home sizes have pretty much hit a peak, and they will now begin to level off and even decline a bit. In today’s day and age buyers are more concerned with the neighborhood that they are moving into, as well as the features that a home has to offer. In other words, size is not everything anymore in the housing game. Buyers are set on the fact that bigger does not necessarily mean better; especially if the bigger.....   Full Story

Community Centers
Many people are intrigued at the thought of moving into an active adult community. And when it comes down to it, they are interested in doing this for a number of different reasons. In addition to upscale luxury features and lower maintenance hassles, active adult communities also offer a setting in which members of the area can get together to meet one another and just hang out. This is why almost every active adult community that is being built also has a plan for a community center. These community centers are what can set one plus 55 community apart from another. Community centers within active adult communities are more or less the centerpiece of the development. Sure, residents are going to spend the majority of their time in their home, but when they are not they will.....   Full Story

Housing Slump Bringing Down Sales
There are many housing markets from one side of the United States to the next that are slumping. If you live in one of these markets you should be able to get a great deal on a home in an active adult community. But on the other side of things, this is a huge problem for developers and real estate agents. After all, if they cannot sell the homes that they build they are not going to make any money. Developers have come up with many ways to attract buyers to active adult communities. Although these incentives are not the same across the board, there are many that are being used by developers. For instance, builders are offering large incentive packages, cost free upgrades to the home of their choice, and cash discounts in order to bring down the price. All of these things will.....   Full Story

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