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Housing In US Is Not Set Up To Handle Aging Population

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Housing In US Is Not Set Up To Handle Aging Population

 

Did you notice this article about how housing in the US is not set up to handle an aging population? As an early baby-boomer, myself, it sure caught my attention. The article made some very interesting points about how current housing needs may not satisfy an aging population's need for:

  • Homes with no steps to access the home.
  • More affordable homes.
  • Homes in areas that are less car-dependent and closer to public transport.

But I have some suggestions to add, as well, that would go a long way to help an aging population in terms of housing:

  • More homes with masters on the main floor are needed.
  • More homes with two masters are needed, as we see more multi-generational living arrangements. (I have several clients looking for this and it's like looking for a needle in a haystack).
  • More homes with two masters on the main floor are needed, as retiring baby boomers who are no longer young grapple with living with truly elderly parents.
  • More homes with light switches, security alarms, etc. that are accessible from a wheelchair are needed.
  • More homes with wider doorways and hall ways to accommodate wheelchairs are needed.
  • More homes with non-slip flooring are needed.

How about the rest of you? What would you add to this list?

 

Nina Hollander, Broker, Realtor / REMAX / Carolinas Realty Partners / Ph: 704.779.0813 / F: 704.341.3346 / E: Nina@NinaHollander.com / W: www.GreatHomesInCharlotte.com

Nina Hollander
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Carolinas Realty Partners with RE/MAX Executive Realty
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