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Downsizing and moving in later life - new build housing or existing stock?

This research explored why older households move in later life, the size of property they moved to and why they choose either new build housing or existing stock. It considered what the house building sector can learn from their experience and what opportunities that this presents to the house building sector.

Last-time buyers

In January 2021, The Guardian newspaper highlighted our research for the Nationwide Foundation in their feature 'A place called home'.

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Unpicking the downsizing discourse

A paper by Gemma Burgess and Valentine Quinio has been published online by the journal Housing Studies. Unpicking the downsizing discourse: understanding the housing moves made by older people in England discusses the nuances of the resiidential moves made by over 55s in England.

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Project Start Date

September 2015