Michele Buckman has put together some videos discussing the current DC market and what the future may hold for the real estate market in the Washington DC area.
As I highlighted in my last article, there are many aging couples in the market for new housing. Traditionally, older couples have relocated to assisted living facilities or have moved in with family members. Today's aging couples are part of a vivacious generation commonly referred to as the Baby Boomers. Instead of submitting to nursing homes, couples are looking to move into a home that fits their current needs and can adapt to their physical needs as they get older. The National Association of Homebuilders has recognized that many people who are aging are not planning on signing the contract and heading straight for the nursing home. To help this growing trend, the NAHB has created a new certification, the Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS).
In my experience as a realtor in the Washington DC metropolitan area, remodeling your home to be compatible with aging in place is a surefire way to sell your home in the current economic environment. Below are a series of recommendations for those individuals thinking about remodeling their home to fit the NAHB standards of aging in place.
Following these steps will ensure that you have a successful aging in place remodeling project. For more tips and articles concerning Aging In Place check my resource center or personal blog frequently.