Metro areas with lower cost of living and sunny weather like Retirement Communities in Arizona will see more baby boomer home buyers.
According to the National Association of Realtors metro areas across the US with lower cost of living, adequate inventory and sunny weather will see more baby boomers moving in and buying homes for sale. Phoenix Arizona with popular retirement communities like Sun City West Active Adult Community, Sun City Grand Active Adult Community and Pebble Creek Active Adult Community is one of the top markets. Other top markets include Boise, Idaho and Raleigh, North Carolina.
According to Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist, Arizona and Florida are attracting many baby boomers with their adequate home inventory, lower cost of living and sunshine. An improving economy and broadly rebounding housing market is giving boomer the opportunity to sell their house and move to lifestyle rich active adult retirement communities. Some are delaying retirement but still moving to the area while remaining in the workforce as a business owner. Top 10 markets for increased activity in baby boomer home buying are predicted to be (listed in no particular order):
Other metro markets that have potential appeal to baby boomers for home buying include
Retirement Communities in Phoenix and other metro areas can offer affordable living, lower real estate taxes, ample convenient healthcare and a welcoming business environment. For example parts of Sun City West and all of Sun City have no school tax which cuts real estate taxes to almost half. These communities also have hospitals and health care providers within the walls of the community. These factor along with the warm climate and lots of amenities and outdoor actives are very attractive to baby boomers.
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