SSA recognized 1st 'Official' Baby Boomer
Here's a bit of trivia for Baby Boomers out there.
In 2007, Kathleen Casey-Kirschling became the nation's first "Official" Baby
Boomer to file for Social Security retirement benefits, according
to Michael J. Astrue, Social Security commissioner. This occurred
amid much fanfare at 1:30 p.m. on October 15, 2007, at the National
Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Born on January 1, 1946 at 12:00:01 a.m., Casey-Kirschling,
a retired teacher and resident of Maryland, will file for benefits
based on Social Security requirements allowing filing no more than
four months prior to when benefits will begin--in her case at age
Born between 1946 and 1964, there are 77 million Boomers or about
26% of the population. Boomers represent 45% of the work force and control
the largest amount of discretionary income in history.
Like everything else in life, not all boomers want
the same things. Most boomers are not interested in down-sizing,
Boomers are interested in "right-sizing." In the not to distant
future you may be looking for that perfect "right-sized" house. Maybe
that means building a smaller house designed for easy living. Maybe
that means building a house with interior and exterior entertaining
areas. In many cases, it means building a house which can
accommodate the occasional guest or guests. Maybe it means all
of these things.
Whatever it means to you, our boomer friendly house
plans are chosen to accommodate a wide variety of needs. The house
plans do have several things in common. Mostly, the are one story
or ranch house plans. A few are two story designs with the master
bedroom or owners suite on the main level. Most of the designs
show only two bedrooms. Most of the designs have areas labeled
as flex spaces. These
areas can be used for varying purposes.
Each of our craftsman house
plans including those featured here can be customized to your
specific needs. Our Plan
Alterations department can alter any of these plans to make
it the perfect home for you.