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Boomers Rank Their Must-Have Housing Features

By Jennifer Magill Posted in - Media & Real Estate on July 28th, 2016

With the economy continuing to recover, baby boomers are finally feeling confident enough to take action on their plan to purchase a retirement home. From a recent survey from AARP’s community results dive into a wide variety of boomer preferences ranging from homeownership rates, community ratings, the likelihood or reasons for moving during retirement, most-wanted remodeling modifications, to most-needed outdoor space features. As it turns out, a majority of boomers surveyed want a home that helps them live independently as they age, and more than half of boomers are willing to move in order to achieve that goal. In addition, respondents in each market also disclosed one community feature with the largest need gap in eight different domains, including transportation,…