What will Homes look like in a Post-pandemic World?

What Will Homes Look Like In A Post-pandemic World? A lot has changed in just a few months, and for many that includes the idea of what a ‘dream home’ looks like. Not long ago, buyers were showing preference toward smaller homes and open concept spaces conducive to gathering. After a few months cooped up inside, those features don’t seem so appealing – and developers have taken note. “While the coronavirus still rages on, it’s hard to predict what post-pandemic abodes might look like,” according to Barrons. “Developers around the U.S. are already rethinking projects, anticipating residents’ needs and preferences that… Read More

Tucson Ranks #1 in U.S. in Google Search for “Homes for Sale” Since COVID-19

From an article in BizTucson magazine (May 20th,2020) with research from LendingTree on Google searches for “Homes For Sale”. Looks like Tucson recently became a very popular place to search “Homes For Sale” on Google. One way to tract buyer interest is by the number of internet searches.  Since the Covid-19 outbreak Americans are spending time searching “Homes For Sale” and Tucson tops the list right now. 10 Metros With the Largest Spikes in Google Searches The following cities have seen the largest increases in Google searches for the term “homes for sale” since reaching a 2020 low earlier this… Read More

Has COVID-19 put an end to the hand shake?

The Corona Virus pandemic has changed many of our behaviors for now and perhaps for the future too.   The hand shake has been the universal greeting for social and business interactions for so long it just feels natural to put your hand out.  What will we do now that the health experts have suggested we stop shaking hands?  Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has said: “I don’t think we should ever shake hands ever again. … We’ve got to break that custom. Because as a matter of fact, that is really… Read More

Smart Home Technology helps seniors and the disabled.

There are so many new technology devices now it’s hard to keep up.   Home technology can assist seniors and the disabled in ways you probably never considered.   This article from “The Reviews Insider” is all about this topic.  Go to this link to read it and be inspired. https://www.thereviewsinsider.com/guide-to-smart-home-tech-for-the-disabled-and-elderly/

Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate & communities

Each year the Global Wellness Institute does research on related topics in the field of wellness. On their web site I found this interesting information relating to real estate and lifestyle. Build Well to Live Well, is the report resulting from the first research to size and analyze the global and regional wellness lifestyle real estate and communities market. The 150+ page report finds that real estate and communities that intentionally put people’s health at the center of design, creation and redevelopment are the next frontier in residential real estate. From the report the following trends will shape the future… Read More

Drop in interest rates spurs activity

DROP in mortgage rates will prompt more sales. (From an article in Realtor Magazine, April,2019) According to a recent housing forecast, the plunge in interest rates will push the market for home loans to a new 14 year high. In the past month, mortgage rates have posted their biggest drop in a decade, according to Freddie Mac. The mortgage demand has reached its highest level since the fall of 2016 and is enticing more buyers into the real estate market. Mark Watson, director of forecasting for mortgage advisory firm iEmergent, predicts $1.2 trillion in home lending this year, which would… Read More

“Life Plan” the future of Senior Housing

A recent article from REALTOR MAGAZINE (a trade publication for Real Estate professionals) details how the changing demographics is affecting housing choices for seniors now and for the future. According to AARP’s Public Policy Institute, by the year 2030, 37% of the US population will be 65 years or older. What’s more, between now and 2050 the 85+ population is projected to triple while the population younger than 65 will increase by only 12%. Today many seniors are looking for a “Life Plan” in their housing needs. Decades ago there were few if any senior housing options. Currently senior housing… Read More

Hottest home decor trends for 2019

2019’s Hottest Home Decor (From Real Estate Magazine) Comfortable surroundings are in as more people seek warm colors and intimate spaces making their home casual while keeping the sophisticated lifestyle. Designers looking to pair physical coziness with emotional comfort forecast seven decor trends: 1. Scaled down furnishings – After years of favoring large furniture and open spaces, consumers are aiming for a ‘nesting’ environment and choosing smaller pieces arranged in more intimate settings. 2. Wall coverings – The return to traditionalism brings with it a return to wallpaper, fabric wall coverings and murals. Expect to see plenty of rich shades… Read More

Tucson is a Great City for seniors to retire.

Tucson Is A Great City for Seniors to Retire. (article from Seniorhomes.com) If you’re craving year-round sunshine and a mild climate, Tucson is an attractive environment. Featuring senior-friendly services, amenities, attractions and housing, this Southwestern city boasts options upon options. Here are 5 reasons why Tucson is the perfect retirement city for seniors. 1. The Weather Is Wonderful Year round warmth is important for many seniors who struggle with achy joints and tired muscles, and lots of sunshine means plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities during your retirement years. With an average of 350 days of sunshine annually, Tucson is… Read More

Downsizing tips for seniors to make transition easier

Most seniors know that there will come a day when they’ll have to downsize, either to simplify their lifestyle, to cut costs, to be closer to grandchildren, or to address medical needs. It’s often a stressful and tolling process – both emotionally and physically. But it doesn’t have to get overwhelming. Here are some tips from MYMOVE to make your downsize easier. 1. Start early. Give yourself plenty of time for this process, because it will inevitably take longer than you expect. Take your time, and don’t try to sort through your entire house in one day or weekend. A… Read More