Homebuyers Over 55 Are A Growing Slice Of First-Time House Owners

You’re never too old for the American Dream.

Take Rupert and Pat Haller. Since 1974, these high school sweethearts planned to buy a quiet, spacious home, a far cry from the fourth-floor walk-up apartment in Jersey City where they spent most of their lives.

They finally closed on their first home in September, a ranch-style house in Toms River, New Jersey.

“It’s really what we strived to do,” said Rupert, 65. “After 45 years of marriage, we’re both retired, we have a house, and we spend every moment together. I’m very blessed.”     MORE

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