Monday, February 28, 2011

Today's 55+ Homebuyers Looking For Lifestyle, Amenities

A life without chores is certainly appealing, and that is exactly what today’s active adult homebuyers have in mind.

The living is easy at Athertyn. The Main Line's first lifestyle community.

Surprisingly, many homebuyers are moving up to larger homes instead of downsizing as expected.  In fact, today’s active adults are choosing to move up to the best house they have ever had, and that includes one that is complete with sought-after amenities.

A recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders shows a marked increase in homebuyer requests for high quality, state-of-the-art features and amenities.  The survey noted several options that are most notably in demand by today's baby boomers, who realize the benefits of financing with their mortgage the extravagant options and upgrades available to customize their home.

In addition to larger, open floor plans, flexible living spaces, and upgraded amenities, communities are beginning to offer residential services, such as concierge, valet, and dog walking, as well as areas for fitness, social and educational purposes.

Outdoor amenities also continue to be a focus of today’s active adults, with an emphasis on walking and nature trails, pools, areas for golfing, hiking, biking or fishing (especially those built around a natural feature), and public transportation.

The  lifestyle community of Athertyn is located at Haverford Reserve, which offers miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails.

Yes, today’s homebuyers are sophisticated and they are looking for additional amenities and upgrades.  But with the selection of housing, communities and technologies that are available today, chances are that everyone is sure to find exactly the type of home - and lifestyle - they have in mind!

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