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NAHB Announces Call for Entries for the 2012 Best of 50+ Housing Awards

More than a Dozen New Categories Added

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 20, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 50+ Housing Council is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Best of 50+ Housing Awards, which honor excellence in building, design and marketing of housing for boomers and beyond. This year, the program has added more than a dozen new categories, including “Best Integration of Technology,” “Best ‘Green’ Community,” “Best Streetscape or Neighborhood,” “Best Fitness and Wellness Program” and “Best Universal Designed Home,” among others.”The Best of 50+ Housing Awards are this industry’s most influential national awards” said 50+ Housing Council Chair, Ken Simons, a developer from Bedminster, N.J. “The awards not only recognize the best of the country’s top builders and developers in the 50+ housing sector, but also show the public the newest and most innovative housing trends for mature buyers and renters.”

All builders, developers, marketers and designers of 50+ housing are invited to enter this prestigious awards competition. Previous winners have included a continuum of care community in Osaka, Japan, an affordable rental community in Walkersville, Md., an active adult community in Torrance, Calif., and an artist’s colony in North Hollywood, Calif.

The 2012 winners will be announced at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 9, 2012.

Information on entry applications, payments and all other materials can be found on the 50+ Housing Council Awards Web page at For additional questions, contact Lynn Basso at "> or 800-368-5242 x8130.