Multigenerational Living is Back and Huber Homes Can Meet Your Needs

Multigenerational living is making a comeback and if you are looking for mutil-gen homes in Huber Heights, you are in luck. Huber home models can be retro-fitted for ADA compliance, and there are several models that would allow for converting existing space into separate living space by either remodeling the attached garage, or creating a doorway between bedrooms to make a small living suite. Ranch homes offer the opportunity for affordable renovations. I would be happy to help you find the perfect floorplan for your needs, just give me a call.

Barbara Ballinger has an article at Realtor Magazine explaining why we are seeing a resurgence of multi-gen homes, and some good advice on how to make this work successfully. From the article:

Now, the trend is back, with a record 64 million—or 20% of the U.S. population—living under the same roof in 2016, according to a Pew Research Center analysis. Even in markets where it’s more rare, the expectation is it’s only a matter of time before it catches on, says Brandon Hjelseth, team leader and broker associate with RE/MAX Northwest, REALTORS®, in Gig Harbor, Wash., just south of Seattle.

 

The prime reasons families are coming together under one roof include “boomerang” children returning home, an older population living longer and wanting to age in place, and an economy requiring more than one paycheck. The overarching goal is to support one another, says commercial designer Mary Cook of Mary Cook Associates in Chicago.

 

Amy Goyer, a family and caregiving expert for AARP and a speaker, consultant, and author, also asked her aging parents to move into her Phoenix home. After her mother died, her father remained through the course of his Alzheimer’s disease, and her sister and two nephews moved in with them for a year before moving into the house next door.

 

In order to make a multigenerational household work, homeowners need a floor plan that allows everyone to live together and apart, says real estate broker Linda Bright with Illustrated Properties in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. She lives at The Country Club at Mirasol development, where some homes have separate casitas that can accommodate the needs of some extended families.

 

“The most important component is privacy,” says Cook. Rooms also need to be flexible as needs change. The good news is that many who embark on this journey find silver linings, such as having extra hands to help and avoiding expensive outside caregivers for older family members and young children.

 

Several trends are emerging. Some people prefer to remain in their current home and make room for family members according to needs. Adjustments may be necessary, such as adding grab bars or a raised toilet seat in bathrooms, Goyer says. Others find moving to a more appropriate home—possibly one with an extra bedroom, bathroom, and sitting area for additional family members—works better. The key, says Goyer, is to provide adequate privacy for each generation.

There is more useful information in the article so head over to Magazine.Realtor and check it out, here.

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