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Old 12-01-2016, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Close to an earthquake
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Thought this was a good article. For those offended by the "senior" word, substitute "retirement" for "senior" and you should feel better. Thoughts?

https://www.senioradvisor.com/blog/2...sNewsletterDec
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Old 12-04-2016, 12:04 PM
 
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I like the Granny Pod idea! Tiny houses have always intrigued me, but the trend is for young buyers with steep stairs or ladders leading to the loft bedroom. Obviously won't meet the needs of Seniors. I can see that as Boomers age, a demand for tiny houses built to accommodate older people may become more popular. I think they could be made to work very nicely. I would consider it at retirement.
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Old 12-04-2016, 07:37 PM
 
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Thought this was a good article. For those offended by the "senior" word, substitute "retirement" for "senior" and you should feel better. Thoughts?

https://www.senioradvisor.com/blog/2...sNewsletterDec

I'm happy to learn that "granny pods" exist.
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Old 12-04-2016, 07:45 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Granny Pod = casket? No?
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:09 PM
 
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I thought this was another near worthless article. Why oh why do we see endless numbers of retirement articles written by 20 somethings. Never mind, I understand. They work cheap. This one keeps mentioning trends but did not bother to do any research and has no statistics or facts.
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:02 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Boring but might be of interest to some people. So they are GOING TO build more senior housing? How about doing it yesterday? By the time they finally build it there may not be enough seniors around who want it.
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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wouldn't take that long to build. The article mentioned the company in VA building them in modulars. it sounds like, at this point, they're geared to being built in the senior's kids backyards.

Although, as jrkliny mentioned, there's no statistics, it's probably more of a it-could-happen thing rather than an established trend.
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:09 AM
 
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Zoning is the usual issue with this housing. Also, even if the building is zoned for a direct relative, what to do with it when the relative passes or moves out?
The whole tiny house thing is mostly fluff. Zoning-wise, they are largely a cute and higher-priced RV and parking and zoning regs apply.
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Boring but might be of interest to some people. So they are GOING TO build more senior housing? How about doing it yesterday? By the time they finally build it there may not be enough seniors around who want it.
I don't think there is a shortage of senior housing since it is a faster turnover for us than for other age groups.

Many 55+ still building.
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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We don't have many dedicated 55+ communities here, but at least Kingsport has a lot of above 55+ - median age here is around 44. Businesses that specialize in retrofitting existing homes for ease of use by seniors have popped up and seem to be doing well.
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