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By Joyce M. Rosenberg
AP Business Writer 

If you build it, they'll stay; boomers remodel their homes


NEW YORK (AP) — If you build it, they will stay.

The small businesses that dominate the home remodeling industry are expecting robust growth in the next few years, thanks partly to baby boomers who want to remain in their homes.

Home remodelers say they've had a pickup in projects from boomers who are in or approaching retirement and are seeking to modify their houses. It's a trend known as "aging in place," an alternative to moving to smaller quarters or a warmer climate.

Many of these homeowners are hoping to make their surroundings easier to manage and safer in case they have health pr...

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