Builders renew their focus on baby boomers

Builders are increasingly focused on catering to so-called baby boomers, or those aged 55-years and up, with communities designed especially for their needs. BUILDER reports that baby boomers are perhaps the most significant demographic for homebuilders, as they currently number around 76 million and hold around two-thirds of home equity in the U.S. And so

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Coastal communities commit billions towards flood defense

Officials in East and Gulf coast cities are pressing the government to commit billions of dollars on projects designed to protect their regions from rising sea levels. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, around a third of the country’s population lives along the Atlantic or Pacific coastline, or the Gulf of Mexico, the Wall Street

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Zillow study shows homes in black neighborhoods are twice as likely to be underwater

A new study from Zillow has found that homeowners in predominantly black communities are almost twice as likely to be “underwater” on their mortgages

Best Mountain Communities Your Family Just Might Want to Call Home

Mountain communities offer their residents a refuge that’s hard to get in other more city-like areas. From their excellent forest trails to top-notch beers ala the local microbrewery,

Planning a Neighborhood: How is it Done?

When planning a neighborhood, having a clear vision is the key to success. No matter where the neighborhood will be built, there are certain aspects of the planning that lead to excellent results.

Building a Google+ Community to Build Your Real Estate Business

In this short tutorial I’m going to show you how you can use Google+ as an alternative to blogging, but even better as a feed for auto cross-posting to a WordPress blog site. You can market till the cows come home and never reach the visitor traffic that a well thought out Google+ community can generate for you very quickly.

Senior Housing Continues to Evolve

Baby boomers are doing it one more time – changing the landscape of society. As the 77 million boomers move into retirement, it’s no longer your grandfathers’ retirement community. Today’s seniors are more diversified and more active. They continue to be active both physically and mentally. Beyond Bingo Senior communities are being forced to move

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Shea Homes’ Origen at Civita Sweep National Awards

In design and architecture news, Shea Homes San Diego has just won several gold medals for their contemporary new urban community, Origen at Civita in San Diego’s Mission Valley.

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