Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What People . . . Want
In this Case, as in House

Americans 55 years old and up want -- a house.  But not just any old house.  They want a single-story house in the burbs, with all the accumulated gizmos and stuff that makes middle class American so special, at least according to this report based on a survey by the National Association of Home Builders.

I'm not 55 yet, but we've got the one-story house covered.  Nothing like being ahead of the trend.

Here's a finding that kinda caught my eye:
"While conventional wisdom dictates that older buyers would be looking to downsize, most consumers say they'd like their next home to be the same size as their current one."
 So much for conventional wisdom, in this case, what people know, or thought they knew, about people's preferences for homes.

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