It is well known ( and so documented) that Post50+ People -overwhelmingly-prefer to stay in their own homes. As a result, making wise real estate choices for positive aging is on the radar of many real estate brokers today. Many are tuning-in to the Aging-In-Place market because it is such a fast-growing segment. Many are well aware that residential remodeling, in particular home modification for aging-in-place, is a driving force in that market. But how does this impact buyers/sellers and investors in terms of Post50+ homes
It's all positive when it comes to the preferences and needs of Post50+ People
Many people (regardless of age or physical challenges) are quick to let you know what is important to them . In terms of making wise choices, high on their priority list is professional advice in terms of available choices- (again, regardless of age or physical ability) - choices that will help all concerned to live safely and independently at home.
But, specifically for those who desire to live comfortably at home in the Post 50+ years, it makes sense to do a "needs assessment" around the home. From bedroom to bath and from living spaces and kitchen, to indoors and then out- it is important to identify and prioritize needs, wants, and elegant/comfortable solutions - then come up with a Plan of Action.Helpful starting points for talking about and designing a functional and BEAUTIFUL lifelong home.
Daryl Rantis designed this functional and BEAUTIFUL lifelong home
In that case, a little eBooklet entitled, AGING IN P A L A C E , a Quick Start Guide for Post50 People and Stakeholders can come in handy. (see graphic and link below) This eBooklet contains helpful starting points for talking about and designing a functional and BEAUTIFUL lifelong home. For real estate buyers/sellers/investors - people who may be looking to downsize and/or remodel investment properties- there are specific design solutions highlighted including accessibility, the importance of input from occupational and physical therapists , and the significance of Universal Design.
Positive aging is an important topic at The Sage Companion Project who sponsored our eBooklet.
That's why we are happy to refer you to NAHB Certified Aging In Places Professionals (CAPS) in your area. We also are so pleased to note that our small eBooklet, AGING IN P A L A C E has proved helpful to many of you as evidenced by the fact that it is on the Top 10 List of aging-in-place reading at Kindle.