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Realtors Seeing an Influx of Retirees Building Smaller Homes

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Realtors say there's one specific age group that is largely contributing to the construction of smaller homes in the Tri-Cities.

Retirees are coming to the Tri-Cities looking for smaller homes that are both affordable and more accommodating.

This area is known as a sunny and more climate friendly place to live, which has always attracted retirees. But recently, realtors say they've seen an influx of senior citizens wanting to build here and they're moving into more accessible homes.

Linda Fredrickson just recently moved into her new home in Kennewick looking for a one level and wheelchair accessible living space.

"It's perfect retirement conditions to live in the Tri-Cities. When you get this age you have to think about your future and down the road, where you're going to live, and how you're going to live," said Linda Fredrickson.

Realtors say many are coming from the West side where housing prices are much more expensive.