This is an interesting article as I'm living it!  Let me digress.... When I started selling real estate in Portland nearly 31 years ago, I mostly sold to my sphere, so other young families with kids.  Now fast forward those 31 years and most of those clients are either downsizing, or their parents are moving into independent/assisted living, or passing.  As a result a large part of my business is selling homes for seniors, and helping 55+ buyers find homes with a master on the main floor.  My wife Beverly and I did just this three years ago.  

Check out the article, remembering its from the National Association of Home Builders so talks about new homes.   Let me know your thoughts or if you know anyone looking to downsize.