• Visitors only: Most boomers – 83 percent – don’t
expect family to move into their home in the future, indicating they
expect any “house guests,” including adult children, to be temporary.
• Making the move: When asked which type of community boomers
would most likely consider, 39 percent opted for a rural community, such
as a farm or small town. Next in line was the traditional retirement
community such as a 55+ exclusive neighborhood (27%), followed by an
urban community such as a city (26%).
• Putting down roots: Many boomers have planted roots in their
communities and want to remain in a familiar place. Of those surveyed
who are not already retired, 72 percent plan to retire in the same
• Custom treatment: Among those who plan to move out of their
current home, 69 percent are willing to make updates or renovations to
fit specific wants and needs. However, when all boomers were asked to
pick the most important factor in choosing their next home,
low-maintenance features topped the list (42%).
• Retirement to-do list: Historically, retirement was almost
automatic at the milestone age of 65. Many boomers, however, have a
different plan in mind: 28 percent who are not yet retired, never plan
to retire; and 46 percent of boomers who plan to retire still anticipate
The Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Baby boomers Survey was
conducted by Wakefield Research among 1,000 U.S. adults ages 49-67,
between Feb. 6 and Feb. 18, 2014, using an email invitation and online
survey. Quotas were set to ensure accurate representation of the U.S.
adult population 49-67.
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ensuring all decisions are made with a wealth of information and the
necessary tools for a successful, rewarding experience.
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