Home prices expected to rise with aging

By: Alex Veiga
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Becoming a homeowner is likely to get more costly and competitive over the next decade as millions more Americans enter the age range where people typically seek to buy their first home. Nearly 45 million Americans will enter their mid-30s over the next 10 years, or 3.1 million more than in the last decade, according to an analysis by real estate information company Zillow. That... READ MORE

What’s your retirement housing strategy?

By: Jamie P. Hopkins
Posted on: June 20, 2019

One of the most important aspects of retirement planning is making housing plans. You will need a place to live in retirement, and there are a lot of different options. Even if you decide to just keep the status quo and “age in place,” there are a lot of factors to consider. Your home is often your largest asset, with the median wealth in homes for a 65-year-old couple at $192,552,... READ MORE

Lessons learned from a D.C. empty nest

By: Ashraf Khalil
Posted on: April 10, 2019

It’s a tale with everything you’d need for a soap opera: star-crossed lovers, a stable relationship threatened by younger suitors, pregnancy and loss, and a hungry raccoon. Washingtonians, along with a global community of eagle-watchers, have been transfixed this winter by Liberty and Justice — two bald eagles who’ve nested and raised eaglets together for 14 years on the grounds... READ MORE

Memory care staff become ‘best friends’

By: Deborah Gertz Husar
Posted on: April 09, 2019

A memory care facility in Illinois uses a “best friends” approach to build relationships with residents — and to help their families. “Basically being a ‘best friend’ with Alzheimer’s patients is just that. It’s getting to know that person, their past,” said Robyn Johnson, director of nursing at Adams Pointe in Quincy, Ill. The process, outlined in The Best Friends... READ MORE

D.C. expands intergenerational housing

By: Margaret Foster
Posted on: April 05, 2019

On a typical day in the first “grandfamily” apartment building in Washington, D.C., grandmothers are cooking comfort food, staffers are helping haul furniture, and children of different ages are fingerpainting or taking a college readiness class. “It’s always all hands on deck. We help each other here,” said Jamarl Clark, program manager at Plaza West. The new apartment... READ MORE

D.C. Housing Notes – April 2019

By: PJ Feinstein
Posted on: April 04, 2019

New “resort-style” apartments available in Gaithersburg, Md. Renovations are expected to be complete mid-summer at Hillside Senior Apartments in Gaithersburg, Md., a resort-style community for active adults ages 62 and older. The property was previously the Hyatt House Hotel. Hillside Senior Apartments intends to bridge the gap “between high-end luxury living and Class-C... READ MORE