Items Tagged with 'aging in place'


  • Older homeowners are driving the home improvement market

    Harvard study says Baby Boomer spending on accessibility improvements will soar
    Armed with record amounts of home equity and an expressed desire to remain in their homes as they age, older homeowners are driving the home improvement market. A recent study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University revealed that households 55 and older account for half of all current home improvement spending. And, as Baby Boomers reach their 70s and 80s, researchers say their investments in home modifications to enhance accessibility will soar.
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  • Australia's reverse mortgage program takes a hit

    Lenders down under might be hurting more than their U.S. counterparts
    In the U.S., the reverse mortgage industry is currently weathering a rather rough patch, but perhaps this is nothing compared with its Australian counterpart. A report released last month by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission raised serious concerns about the health of the nation’s reverse mortgage program, claiming that lenders were failing to properly educate consumers about the risks of the loan.
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  • Most seniors want to age in place

    And reverse mortgages are uniquely positioned to help make it happen
    Nearly 90% of homeowners approaching retirement want to stay in their homes as they age, according to AARP. And that massive statistic is the single best marketing tool a reverse mortgage professional can use. The aging-in-place movement is upon us, and it is huge.
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