Developers and builders expect baby boomers to re-emerge in the real estate market soon, but they say boomers likely will come with a simpler agenda when it comes to what they’re looking for in a home.

We have an opportunity to rethink a lot of the things we've done in designing communities and homes that are intended for that age group, says Douglas Van Lerberghe, a land planner in Denver, who spoke during the National Association of Home Builders conference in Orlando, Fla., last month.

Housing experts predict retiring boomers will want a greater variety of housing styles, smaller homes, and developments that are restricted to older buyers.

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