Welcome to our new monthly blog series where we highlight trends and articles relevant to our fellow Retirepreneurs. This month, we’re exploring housing trends. While aging-in-place, often in a suburban home, has been the top choice for many in the past, new options are emerging. Evaluating the pros and cons for each is crucial to ensure a happy and prosperous future.
Retirepreneur TV: Dramatic Downsize from 2500 to 400 nsf!
With some planning, purging, and a few smart Ikea hacks, Angie Pohlman and her husband managed to shrink their home for this next exciting stage to less than 20% of what they had before. In this clip, Angie shares how downsizing is upsizing their quality of life. WATCH HERE
What will Senior Housing Look Like in 2028?
Next Avenue explores the current trends in senior living and forecasts what changes will take place to the model 10 years from now. The biggestdriver is the savvy Boomer consumer and what they expect and how the industry is working to catch up to those expectations. READ MORE
Three Reasons Why Multifamily Developers Should Focus on Baby Boomer Renters
From being the fastest-growing tenant profile to experiencing less rent burden to staying in one place for longer than other demographics, baby boomers are the ideal tenant in today’s luxury multifamily space. This Forbes article examines what’s driving this trend. READ MORE
Trading Places – GEOarbitrage for Retirement Wealth
The smart folks at Aging with Freedom have teed up an imaginative array of housing options to consider – including GEOarbitrage, a “trading places” concept first introduced by Tim Ferris, author of the best-seller, The 4-Hour Work Week. READ MORE
To Downsize or Not: Boomers Question What To Do With Empty Nests
This article, from TD Ameritrade, includes several great checklists to ponder, as you prepare for this next exciting life stage. Sharpen your pencils – it’s time to calculate if downsizing makes financial sense. READ MORE