House-Hunting for Extended-Family Households

by Patty Sieber 03/22/2020

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Multi-generational homes have grown in popularity as the benefits of communal living become more recognized and celebrated. If you are searching for a home to share with both your children and parents, there are many options open to you.

Single-family home with apartment: Some single-family homes have been built or renovated to include a completely separate living space within the walls of the house. In these instances, the apartment space provides a kitchen, bathroom and living spaces that can be accessed from a separate entrance. This situation offers privacy with the luxury of close proximity. 

Two homes on the same property: Much like a home with a built-in apartment, if you’re able to secure a property that features two homes on the same lot, you’ll benefit from close proximity. However, if the structures do not share common walls this situation may not save you in utility and maintenance costs.

Homes with more than one master suite: This is a great option for those who don’t mind sharing common areas like kitchen or living spaces. Providing a master suite for each family group offers the opportunity to create separate more personal spaces without building walls or separate structures.

Custom-built options: If you’re not finding an existing home that meets the requirements for your family, consider working with a builder on a custom home. There is more flexibility to customize your space and make accommodations for communal and private space for each member of your family.

Consult with your real estate agent if you’re looking for a specialized property like this.


 

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Patty Sieber

My 30 year Sales & Marketing career in the DC area contributes to my success in market knowledge, contract negotiating and implementing marketing campaigns that work. I enjoy helping my clients through every step of the sales & settlement process whether they are buying or selling their home. Client satisfaction is my #1 goal and that turns into client referrals which are priceless. When I decided to make Real Estate my full time career, I chose Stuart & Maury, Inc. Realtors because they have the "hometown" expertise, the technology resources and they value the personalized service that I give each client. Whether you are new to the area, expanding your family or downsizing towards retirement; let me help you find your new home... or list your current home. At Stuart & Maury, we have the market knowledge, creative resources and the "know how" for all of your real estate needs!