Why don’t Millennials want Your Crap?

A 2014 United States census report states that more than 20% of America’s population will be 65 or older by 2030. And with an older population comes different needs for aging residents. For the first time in modern history, multiple generations are downsizing simultaneously, according to Mary Kay Buysse, executive director of the National Association […]

Keeping up with the Millennials: Shifting the Focus of Commercial Real Estate for Millennials

This is the second post in a two-part series about how commercial real estate should evolve to meet the needs of the millennial generation. Read the first post.   As the world’s first digital generation, those born from the early 1980s to the late 1990s were regularly exposed to new technologies in the home and […]

Boomers Are On The Move

Home Equity Provides Freedom and Choices According to a recent Merrill Lynch study, “Home in Retirement: More Freedom, New Choices”, “an estimated 4.2 million retirees moved into a new home last year alone.” The top reason to relocate cited was “wanting to be closer to family” at 29%, and a close second was “wanting to […]

Boomers Hit Sixty-Five Years Old

Understanding this demographic group’s impact on real estate will be essential. It’s been slow to  arrive but on January 1, 2011 the first of an estimated 78 million baby boomers will hit the big 6-5.  It’s a birthday traditionally associated with life changes:  retirement or thoughts about retirement, and the beginning of a new phase […]

North Carolina Surpasses Florida As #1 Retirement State

How North Carolina Surpassed Florida As The Number One Retirement State Posted by John Brady for Topretirements.com Florida and Arizona have long been the favorite 2 states for retirement migration. A new study from Del Webb, however, finds that the Carolinas, North and South, have usurped FL and AZ’s traditional positions as the favorite retirement […]

Land in Lieu of Stocks

Land as an investment can be an accessible purchase for almost every potential investor.  The 30+% loss in value of the Dow in 2008 has the astute actively seeking long-term stability in other investment vehicles. It could be recreational timberland, path of progress development acreage, a residential lot for a future retirement home, or farm […]