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Gain 50+ Know-How With CAASH Designation

The CAASH designation gives housing professionals serving the rapidly growing 50+ housing market the essential knowledge, tools and skills that will help them succeed — from conducting initial research to design considerations and features to closing the sale and serving the customer.

To apply for the CAASH designation applicants must:

  • Successfully complete three required courses in the Active Adult Professional Development Series —
    • “Designing for the Active Adult”
    • “Selling to Active Adults”
    • “Trends and Research Methods to Define the Active Adult Lifestyle.”
  • Have a minimum of three years experience in the 50+ housing field.
  • Provide evidence of 50 elective credits.
  • Adhere to the CAASH Code of Ethics.
  • Go to www.nahb.org/caashinfo to complete the CAASH application.


Applications are due Dec. 15.

Grandfathered CAASH

Industry veterans with extensive experience in the active adult field may also be grandfathered into the program (this option expires Dec. 1). Applicants should:


For More Information

For more information about the CAASH designation, the grandfather program and the required courses, contact:  the Professional Designation Help Line at 800-368-5242 x8154, e-mail CAASHinfo@nahb.com or visit www.nahb.org/CAASHinfo.



Earn CAASH Credits at Building for Boomers & Beyond

 

The three required courses for the Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing (CAASH) designation will be held Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 at the 2008 Building for Boomers & Beyond: 50+ Housing Symposium in New Orleans.

The CAASH designation gives housing professionals serving this rapidly burgeoning market the essential knowledge, tools and skills that will help them succeed.

To learn more about CAASH, visit www.nahb.org/CAASHinfo.



Tour Top 50+ Communities in New Orleans

Sign up for the active adult housing tour at the 2008 Boomers and Beyond: 50+ Housing Symposium in New Orleans, May 19-21.

The symposium will also feature the most innovative new community designs during the Best of 50+ Housing Awards gala.

Click here to be notified when registration opens.



Help Rebuild New Orleans at 50+ Housing Symposium

Building for Boomers & Beyond: 50+ Housing Symposium is partnering with Rebuilding Together New Orleans on a special two-day community service project so symposium attendees can help rehabilitate homes in New Orleans that were severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Two pre-conference days have been reserved for this event. Attendees are encouraged to volunteer for this special rebuilding project.



Find Out What the 55+ Market Wants

Boomers on the Horizon: Housing Preferences of the 55+ Market,” available through BuilderBooks.com, can help you better build and market homes to this age group.

Capitalize on the niches, needs and opportunities of this rapidly growing market by learning their preferences.

To view or purchase this publication online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.

 
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