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3 Steps to Planning a "Forever Home"- Asheville- Style



Planning and creating a dwelling place that is designed for life makes sense regardless of one's age. But you may not be aware of a trend. Take a look at these statistics!  

Eighty (80) percent of older people today say they prefer live in their own homes. And this holds true here in Asheville where people  tell us they desire to live in a home of their choice. Have you ever thought that this actually may change the way homes are designed?  You may wonder when and where to start moving forward with your plans for the future and an awesome “all inclusive” home. Here’s our remedy.



aging in P A L A C E

             The three steps to creating function, comfort, and beauty in a our ‘forever’ home” gave us a good starting point.”


As in the previous post, we have, and so has the home-building industry. The National Association of Home Builders reports that aging will be the second-biggest influence on home design in the next few years [source: NAHB].

THREE STEPS: In planning for independence in the future the “Lucky Few” (1929-1945) and Baby Boomer (1946- 1964) generations already are taking steps to become familiar with the vocabulary of “aging-in-place”.


Step 1. Learn the terminology of aging in place.

 Step 2. Consult with experts  to make your home an accessible"palace"

regardless of age or physical ability.

Step 3. Use your considerable consumer buying power to demand and expect sustainable excellence.


You can find Aging In P A L A C E  on KINDLE
 (just type in "aging-in-place")  .



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Trailblazer Team, there is simply not enough emphasis put on this!! Our aging population is MONSTROUS and we boomers will have a voice. A LOUD  one. We won't have enough staff to help us, so we better make sure we put things in place ourselves.

I worked in long term care for 10 years before getting into real estate. I've seen it from the inside. 

Such a great title for a book! 

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) about 6 years ago


So glad we are seeing more and more emphasis on this, especially with the growing aging population and limited housing for those who cannot or do not want to stay in their homes. I think most do, however, and it's also nice to see more and more services available to those who want to remain in their homes as long as possible. Yes, it costs, but not nearly what it costs to be in some of the assisted living facilities we see. For those who want to age in place, thank goodnew there are resources for them, and builders, and REALTORS like yourself, who are there to help them


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) about 6 years ago

It's a huge issue due to the sheer numbers of us...

Such an interesting and desirable niche for Realtors. You are on the cutting edge, janeAnne. D

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 6 years ago

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