The Book On DownSizing : Find Your Next Home


Where Do You Want to Be? Since, as we’ve often heard, location is everything, let’s start by thinking about where you would like to live in your “Next Chapter.” Once we have a general idea of your ideal setting, we can move on to the type of home you want. […] Read more »

Upscale apartments are booming in Philly’s suburbs


They gather on Bridge Street on Thursdays and Fridays, millennials and baby boomers bustling in and out of the Steel City Coffee House, Molly Maguire’s Irish Restaurant and Pub, and the other restaurants, breweries, and boutiques that have inundated Phoenixville.   Gallery: Upscale apartments are booming in Philly’s suburbs Yards […] Read more »

Downsizing your home, upsizing your lifestyle


        The kids have moved out, the mortgage is paid off, and the big garden is becoming a bit of a burden. But rather than sit in an empty nest, Baby Boomers are saying goodbye to family house and yard as they try apartment living on for […] Read more »

AARP: Most Boomers Want to Stay Put, but Active


The majority of boomers would prefer to age in their current home, but a new report finds that the biggest factor that could sway their decision to uproot would be finding a home that better fosters independent living. By Hanley Wood Data Studio AARP recently concluded its comprehensive “Livability for […] Read more »

3 Innovative Options That Make Aging in Place Possible


  The old standard of retiring and shuffling off to a retirement community is being re-written by baby boomers who want to enjoy their homes, embrace their communities and age in place as long as they can. By renovating their homes, engaging in the “Village” model, and finding innovative solutions […] Read more »

33 Best Small Space Design Tips


    A few months ago, we asked you to share your fave small space design tips and there were some great ideas! We loved your suggestions and enthusiasm and definitely picked up some fab tips for our own small space. After the jump, check out the compiled list and […] Read more »

Boomers Start Downsizing For Retirement


Last year Michele Leavelle quit her full-time marketing job, put her 3,600-square-foot Dallas house on the market for $319,000 and began searching for a new smaller home where she hopes to live out her years. “Where I move is where they’ll be carrying me out of,” she declares. But Leavelle, […] Read more »

How is an aging baby boomer generation changing the design of homes?


Universal design is based on several concepts: Equitable use: All people use the design features in the same way. Flexibility in use: The feature can be adjusted depending on the user; for example, both right- and left-handed people could use it. Simple and intuitive: Any user could understand the feature, […] Read more »

What Boomers Want Most


  Hanley Wood and home builder Taylor Morrison have just unveiled new research on what buyers in the 55+ age group want when purchasing a new home. Research revealed includes findings gleaned from a focus group with buyers in this age group as well as a separate survey of recent […] Read more »

Houses Designed For Empty-Nest Baby Boomers


WHEN Gerrie Schmidt saw a luxurious single-family home development being built in her neighborhood “I lusted after it immediately,” she said. She and her husband, Bob, waited for their children to be out of the house before buying a 3-bedroom house, with Jacuzzi, Palladian windows and extraordinary views. The development, […] Read more »