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Atlanta Baby Boomer Generation Will Continue To Influence Housing Trends

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Atlanta Baby Boom Housing Trends

As a member of the baby boom generation (those born between 1946 and 1964 and who number over 76 million) we are more active than previous generations and we are not necessarily ready to head to the retirement home!

Builders are recognizing the increased number of boomers and are incorporating new building styles to accommodate us.

The following are just some of the features that home builders and remodelers are utilizing to cater to the older generation in Atlanta.

New home trends for the baby boomers now include Home Offices, Tech Centers, Media Centers, Wider Doors, Wider Hallways, Better Lighting, Bigger Windows, First-Floor Bedrooms and Bathrooms, Easy to Maintain Exteriors, Easy to Maintain Landscape and Flexible Space rooms (rooms that can be utilized and adjusted as you age).

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Proof that Builders are catering to the baby-boomer generation can be seen by the increase in Master-on-Main Bedrooms and Bathrooms.

Over 40% of homes now have First-Floor Bedrooms and Bathrooms, a greater than 15% increase over a decade ago.

Many Baby-Boomers, including myself, do not like to climb stairs for various reasons (bad knees, bad back, arthritis and other medical and non-medical reasons) and the new building and housing trends recognize this fact.

In the Atlanta Area there are many active adult communities.

You don’t have to leave the Atlanta Area to find an active adult community that meets your needs. Even though there has been a slow down in the building of these communities you can still find good value.

Now may be a great time to buy if you are a boomer and looking to stay in the Atlanta area as you move into what many say is the best time of your life.

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Builders are now offering many incentives to get lots and homes sold. Now may be a great time to buy if you are properly prepared to do so and would like to buy a home in the Atlanta Area that fits your needs.

A few communities that are in metro Atlanta and fit the active adult are the Cottages of Woodstock(Cherokee County)---priced in the low to high 200's, The Orchards of Brannon Oak Farm in (forsyth County)---priced in the high 200's to the low 300's, Trinity Village in Powder Springs (Cobb County)---priced from the high 200's and Providence Glen in Riverdale (Fulton County)---priced from the high 100's. All were built in 2006 or later and many offer buyer incentives that can enhance your purchase.

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Atlanta Named A Hip City For Retirees

Atlanta is now considered a retirement haven.

According to the March/April 2009 edition of Where to Retire magazine Atlanta has been cited as a "sophisticated large city" with lots of intriguing neighborhoods and excellent buys in everything from Midtown Condos and Lofts to newer golf communities.

The Houston-based magazine looked at U.S. cities that offer a diversity of lifestyles with vibrant cultural and educational activities, along with enticing shopping, dining and entertainment. It also took into account home prices over the past decade.

In 2009 Atlanta also made the Forbes list of Top 10 cities to retire to.

Then the magazine noted that demographic statistics showed that in terms of net migration among people over 65. Atlanta ranked number 3 among U.S. cities, meaning "droves of older Americans [are] picking this affordable and desirable place to spend their golden years."

The market has changed since then and the market currently offers excellent real estate choices for baby boomers to purchase at discounted prices with low interest rates and high inventory of homes for retirees.

Retirees who relocate tend to have a go getter spirit, tend to be healthier, better educated and more affluent than retirees who stay put. 

According to a study by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the city's older adult population grew by more than 30% between 2000 and 2005.

By 2030, the ARC study said, the Atlanta Region is expected to see a 127% increase in the number of people 55 and over. More than 300 senior living communities exist in the metro area, according to relocation experts.

"Where to Retire" magazine was launched in 1992 to help retirees find the ideal place to retire. The magazine publishes six times a year, and features the best retirement regions, towns, and master planned communities. 

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The above article was written by Thomas (TJ) Underwood.   Thomas (TJ) Underwood is an active real estate broker in the state of Georgia and is the writer behind The Wealth Increaser, Home Buyer 411,  Home Seller 411, The 3 Step Structured Approach to Managing Your Finances, Managing & Improving Your Credit & Finances for this MILLENNIUM and CREDIT & FINANCE IMPROVEMENT MADE EASY—FREE GUIDE. 

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Thomas (TJ) Underwood has been providing financial advice as a tax practitioner since the mid 1980’s and began his financial planning career (while earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration/Finance/Marketing), in Detroit at Wayne State University.  From 2010 up to the present he continues to provide visitors timely personal finance and wealth building advice and articles—including real estate advice—on 3 sites that he has created since 2010. 

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