Demand Rises Among Seniors To Rent Rather Than Own

The demand for rental housing is growing in the United States, especially among older adults. They’re starting to wonder if they should rent or buy. An increasing number of seniors are settling into rented communities.

Renting is often the most cost-effective option for downsizing. Moreover, residents sign leases for an agreed-upon period of time, which usually ranges from one to five years. These leases are renewable and may include a benevolence clause. The stipulations of rental retirement communities are different from those of homeowning neighborhoods, especially so in senior living.

Keep reading to discover the benefits of renting in a senior living community.

The Increasing Demand for Senior Housing

As the population of elderly people continues to grow, the demand for housing for seniors will also increase.

In fact, by 2030, one in five seniors will be of retirement age. And according to Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, the number of rental units in the United States “climbed by more than 870,000 between the first quarter of 2020 and the third quarter of 2021 to a total of 44 million.”

More housing is needed to accommodate an aging population. Senior housing can be built by real estate professionals or acquired from other companies. In the future, seniors will need more comfortable and affordable housing.

How Senior Rental Communities Meet This Need

Housing for seniors is becoming more affordable as their numbers increase. In addition to avoiding high up-front costs, senior renters don’t have to worry about complicated eligibility requirements or complex financial requirements. Seniors with pre-existing medical conditions are interested in the trend of renting rather than owning because they needn’t pass a health screening. Furthermore, single seniors who are looking for an independent lifestyle might find that it meets their needs, as well.

Senior living communities like Artisan at Hudson provide a warm and inviting setting that offers lifestyle perks, a full continuum of care and services to make your daily life more comfortable than ever. Renting at Artisan offers provides the ultimate in control. Residents may cancel their lease at any time with 30 days notice.

While the average cost of housing and the cost of senior care varies from location to location, community offerings have much in common. Generally, there are available living options from a more independent lifestyle to those requiring frequent supportive care. Independent living costs are lower than the cost of assisted living, for example. Depending on what other levels of care seniors may need down the road, in a rental community, they have the flexibility to choose whether to age in place or move to another community as their needs change.

Come See the Hudson Area’s Newest Senior Living Community

Artisan at Hudson offers world-class health care services in independent living, assisted living, and memory care. If you’re interested in our unique independent living community, schedule a tour and see what everyone’s talking about.