Top 3 Things Second-Wave Baby Boomers Look for in a Home

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According to data from the U.S Census bureau, there are approximately 76.4 million baby boomers living in the United States today. Contrary to what many think, there are very different segments within this generation, and one piece that sets them apart are their housing needs.

根據美國人口普查局的數據,目前在美國的嬰兒潮人口大約有7,640萬人。與許多人的認知相反,這一代的人們與其他人口有許多不同的部分,其中一部分是他們對房屋的需求。

John McManus, editorial director of Hanley Wood’s Residential Group says his company “is focusing on the preferences of the younger half, or second-wave baby boomers, as they exhibit different needs than the older boomers.”

Hanley Wood住屋集團的總編輯John McManus表示,他的公司“特別關注第二波嬰兒潮人口的偏好,因為他們表現出與第一波嬰兒潮人口更不同的需求。”

What are ‘second-wave baby boomers’ looking for?
什麼是“第二波嬰兒潮人口”需要的?

McManus says, “They are seeking a fun, dynamic lifestyle with a home that can also adjust to their changing needs in the future. Living space should either include accessibility features, such as doorway space, lower shelves, and nonslip surfaces, or be easily adjustable when the time comes.

McManus說,“他們正在尋找一個有趣的,充滿活力的生活方式,房屋也可以適應他們對未來變化的需求。生活空間應該包括無障礙功能,例如較大的門口空間,比較低的收納空間,防滑表面,或者在需要時易於調整的功能。”

In a homebuyer study performed by The Farnsworth Group, the participants revealed their reasons for purchasing a new home. The top three factors that influence their purchase include area/location (50.2%), price/affordability (37.4%), and the layout of the home (19%) (as shown in the graph below).

在Farnsworth集團的一項購屋者研究中,參與者透露了他們購買新家的理由。影響他們購買的前三個因素包括地區/位置(50.2%),價格/負擔能力(37.4%)和房屋格局(19%)(如下圖所示)。

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The report also found that when buying a new home, there were other concerns like quality of construction (9%), a safer neighborhood (8.4%), better floor plans (8.25%). The most important rooms or areas are the kitchen (82.8%), master bedroom (59.2%), and great room (36%).

報告還發現,在購買新屋時,還有些其他買家會考慮的問題,例如建築品質(9%),安全的社區(8.4%),更好的格局(8.25%)。最重要的房間或區域為廚房(82.8%),主臥室(59.2%)和家庭客廳(36%)。

Technology also plays an important role! Second-wave baby boomers prefer wireless security systems (7.1%), lighting that senses and adapts to them (6.3%) and integrated home technology, including “smart” thermostats and lighting controlled by a smartphone (6.2%).

新科技也發揮著重要的作用!第二波嬰兒潮喜歡無線安全系統(7.1%),可自動感應的照明系統(6.3%),和可用智能手機控制的恆溫器和照明系統(6.2%)。

Grey Matter Research and Consulting points to a sense of community as a major factor in wanting to purchase:

Grey Matter研究和諮詢中心指出其中一個讓嬰兒潮人口想要購屋的因素為社區歸屬感:

The first impressions are important when entering a new community, as is feeling welcome in the community. Amenities such as clubhouses, pools, and walking trails featured prominently in the decision to purchase in a community. Location was key, as residents want their new homes to be near shopping, dining, medical services and entertainment.

“進入一個新社區時,第一印像與是否受到社區歡迎的感覺很重要。社區中的俱樂部,游泳池和步行道等設施在決定是否購買時佔據重要地位。房屋地點也是關鍵,嬰兒潮人口希望他們的新家可臨近購物商場,餐廳,醫療服務和娛樂。”

Bottom Line
結論

If you are one of the many ‘second-wave’ baby boomers who is starting to feel like their current homes no longer fit their needs, take advantage of the low inventory of existing homes in today’s market by selling your current home and moving on to one that truly fits your new lifestyle.

如果你是“第二波嬰兒潮”人口,並開始感覺現在的房屋已經不再適合你的需要,可多加利用現有出售屋庫存不足的優勢,出售你現有的房屋,並搬家至一個真正適合你新生活方式的新屋!

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