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RBC Zoomer Home

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about upscale seniors-only communities that are supposed to become more and popular as baby boomers age. But according to a new report on housing trends done by Ipsos Reid for RBC, most Zoomers intend to remain in their current community when they retire. Even if they’re set to travel a lot, they want a familiar home base in an area that has a mix of ages. And staying put doesn’t mean staying the same –   most say they’ll renovate their homes.

As for the minority of Zoomers who plan on moving – they’re looking for communities that are close to nature, where they can focus on a healthy lifestyle and have lots of social interaction.

Most Zoomers want a home that’s within walking distance all the necessary services and that’s conducive to entertaining. And when it comes to housing, it looks like there is only one  concession to the inevitable process of aging. 87 per cent of Zoomers want a home with everything on one floor.

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