would draw A study analyzed the possibility to create more living space in the seniors into smaller rental apartments. The result is amazing.According to a nationally representative study> can be create. Seniors would move into smaller apartments. A lot of people would, under certain conditions, also ready.
The apartment market is highly competitive. And although more and more is being built, rental rates are not cheaper. Who dreams of a home of your Own, will also be confronted more and more with exorbitant sums of money. But there is another way to create living space, such as a study of the property developer Pantera, in cooperation with the research Institute YouGov suggests. Here were surveyed in April of this year, 2.095 people from all 16 Federal States of Germany.
More housing is possible when seniors move into smaller apartments
The analysis looked at how much living space could be free, when seniors would move into smaller apartments. The conclusion: "If older people in Germany get adequate offers to move to smaller apartments, From can-, To - or rebuilding in vacant houses or apartments alone in cities such as Hamburg or Berlin around a Million square meters of new housing arise . The relatively greatest Potential have, according to our bill of Heilbronn, Heidelberg, Bremen and Saarbrücken. Nationwide could be in this way, a total of slightly more than ten million square meters of new housing available," explains Michael Ries, management Board of Pantera.
a Question of life, the elderly often have a large living room
This is because living alone seniors, according to the study, in the cut in your own home available. Many of them used to live with the life partner and children in the household. According to a survey, three-quarters of Germans (73 percent) know several older people who live alone in a large living room, this but in the past the family have shared. This suggests that many seniors in the real estate life, the are for your need to wholesale would be the but, again, just right for apartment-seekers to families.
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Suitable Alternatives for seniors
find The study, also noted in the survey that 53 percent of Germans would be quite willing to drag the age into a smaller apartment , and thus the larger living space to give up - but only if an adequate replacement. While 79 percent of those surveyed " reasonable living costs are " in the age seat* important, but also "walking opportunities in the countryside", "to be a broad medical care in the vicinity" and "within walking distance of shopping facilities for daily needs" exist.
As a solution for the Problem of the property developer Pantera proposes the construction of so-called "Serviced Apartments", so 1 - to 3-room apartments, which according to the needs of services such as a shopping aid or a Laundry service can be booked . What would be the cost however, or where these Apartments could be built, remains unanswered.
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