Are Baby Boomers Moving Into 55-Plus Communities In The Same Numbers That Their Parent’s Did?

Are baby boomers moving into 55-plus communities in the same numbers that their parent’s did or is there a stigma to these communities among boomers? This is another question that I often get, usually from home buyers who aren’t yet 55.

I don’t know about other areas of the country, but 55-plus communities here in the desert are very popular. In fact, when the economy hit the skids a couple of years ago, all of the new home builders here in the Coachella Valley abruptly stopped building, leaving many communites looking ghost towns. The only new builders who never stopped were the 55-plus builders like Sun City Shadow Hills in Indio, Shea Home’s Trilogy in La Quinta and K.Hovnanian’s Four Seasons in Palm Springs. Why? Because the demand never stopped in these communities.

If you’re thinking about buying a new home in one of these communities make sure you bring a buyers agent with you. If you buy directly from the builder you are using their agent, who is required to put the seller’s best interest first. A buyer’s agent is required to put your best interest first and negotiate to get you the best deal. Plus, it doesn’t cost you a penny to use a buyers agent when you buy a home. That’s something many home buyers don’t realize. And, unfortunately, they end up paying more their home than they might have, if they had used their own agent.

Call me before you visit a new 55-plus builder, here in the desert, and I will be happy to represent you and negotiate the best deal possible for you.

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