Old boomers need affordable housing too! And accessibility features and provisions for in-home care. And the aging-in-place design features they’ll need over the next twenty years in their housing are also what today’s young whippersnappers will need when they get old.
Based on one major builder’s remarkably candid assessment, building affordable housing is going to remind us of Bismarck’s famous aphorism about the legislative process: Laws are like sausages. It’s better not to see them being made.
Will autonomous vehicles make long commutes more tolerable, or will they make long commutes obsolete? Will AVs and car sharing change communities and disrupt housing markets?
Millennials are feeling pretty good, Gen X-ers not so much, boomers less than you’d expect. Matures? You have to scrape them off the ceiling.
I’ve been leasing Silicon Valley rentals since 1989, and lately I’ve noticed a big change.
While cleaning out a century or so of mementos, effluvia and homework assignments from my parents’ house, I ran across a hand-out that my mother or her mother or maybe the ten or fifteen other relatives of their generations who also taught school received during teacher training, entitled “What makes a professional worker professional?”
People who’ve “always wanted to get into real estate” usually wait until there’s absolutely positively no doubt that real estate is back! back! back! Then they get their license and join a brokerage. It makes sense intuitively, which means it’s neither a particularly good idea nor a particularly bad idea. It’s just an idea.