Baby Boomers Are On the Move

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According to a Merrill Lynch study“an estimated 4.2 million retirees moved into a new home last year alone.” Two-thirds of retirees say that they are likely to move at least once during retirement.

根據美林的研究,“僅去年一年,估計有420萬退休人員搬進了新家。”有三分之二的退休人員表示他們很可能在退休後至少搬一次家。

As one participant in the study stated:

一位參與研究的受訪者表示:

“In retirement, you have the chance to live anywhere you want. Or you can just stay where you are. There hasn’t been another time in life when we’ve had that kind of freedom.”

“退休後,你有機會可以住在任何想要的地方,或是你也可以留在原本居住的地方,在生命中沒有其他時間讓我們有這樣的自由。

The top reason to relocate cited was “wanting to be closer to family” at 29%, a close second was “wanting to reduce home expenses” at 26%.

搬遷的主要原因為29%的“想更接近家人”,緊隨其後的為26%的“想降低住屋開銷”。

A recent Freddie Mac study found similar results, as “nearly 20 percent of Boomers said they would move closer to their grandchildren/children compared to 13 percent who said they would move to a warmer climate.”

近期房地美的研究也發現了類似的結果,因為“近20%的退休老人表示他們會搬家到與孫子/孩子更近的地方,與13%表示他們將搬家到更溫暖氣候的地區。”

Not Every Baby Boomer Downsizes
並不是所有退休老人都會搬到小點的房子

There is a common misconception that as retirees find themselves with fewer children at home, they will instantly desire a smaller home to maintain. While that may be the case for half of those surveyed, the study found that three in ten decide to actually upsize to a larger home.

有一種普遍的誤解,認為退休人員家中小孩少了,他們會馬上希望有個小一點的家,雖然這可能是佔了一半調查者的情況,研究同時發現,有三分之十的人實際上決定搬遷到更大的房子。

Some choose to buy a home in a desirable destination with extra space for large family vacations, reunions, extended visits, or to allow other family members to move in with them. According to Merrill Lynch:

有些人選擇在理想的地區購買更大的房屋,來提供家庭成員度假,聚會,長期拜訪,或是其他家人一同遷入,據美林調查表示:

“Retirees often find their homes become places for family to come together and reconnect, particularly during holidays or summer vacations.”

“退休人員的家通常為家人聚首的地方,特別是在節慶假日或暑假時期。”

Bottom Line
決論

If your housing needs have changed, or are about to change, let’s get together to discuss your next steps.

如果您對住屋的需求有改變,或是您正在考慮搬家,歡迎與我們聯絡,一起討論您的下一個步驟。

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