All In The Family

All In The Family

There’s a new trend in the Greater Raleigh area and that’s buying a home that will not just be for you but also your parents!Buying a home is challenging enough but finding one that can accommodate your parents as well makes it extra tricky.
In 2012 over 4.6 million parents were living with their children and the trend of multigenerational housing is growing. From Garner to Wake Forest, there are plenty of homes to choose from that could easily accommodate two sets of family units. Don't just think basement homes either. I've had plenty of clients who have converted detached garages or created private entryways off a third floor space that was finished out with custom features.

More and more builders are catching on to this trend too and have begun creating floor plans that offer more "flex" spaces to accommodate multigenerational family needs and more accessible designs.  Things like wider doorways or pocket doors for ease of movement, and grab bars for safety in bathrooms are being offered. 

The next time you're shopping for your new home, whether it be Cary, Raleigh or Wake Forest, think about your needs for the next 5 to 10 years. Will the multigenerational home be in your future?

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Dated: May 19th 2013
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About Johnathan: Johnathan is a native of North Carolina and currently lives in North Raleigh. His ambitious and goal...

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