Buying a Multi-Generational Home. The Top Benefits

Dated: January 30 2024

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Has sharing a home with loved ones like your grandparents, parents, or other relatives crossed your mind? If so, you're not alone. More buyers are choosing to go this route and buy a multi-generational home. Here's a look at some of the top reasons to see if a house like this may be right for you, too.

Why Buyers Are Opting for Multi-Generational Living

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), two of the top reasons buyers are opting for multi-generational homes today have to do with affordability (see graph below):

 

First-time buyers are focused most on cost savings – with 28% saying this was a key reason for them. By pooling their resources with others, they can share financial responsibilities like mortgage payments, utilities, and more to make homeownership more affordable. This is especially helpful for those first-time homebuyers who may be finding it tough to afford a home on their own in today's market.

Buyers are also turning to multi-generational homes to afford their dream home more efficiently. Both first-time (28%) and repeat buyers (18%) chose to live with others so they could buy a larger home. When everyone chips in and combines their incomes, that big dream home with more space could be more within reach.

But multi-generational living isn't just about the financial side of things. According to the same study from NAR, 23% of repeat buyers chose to buy a multi-generational home to make it easier to care for an aging parent. Many older adults want to age in place, and a multi-generational home can help make that possible. For those older adults, it allows them to maintain their quality of life while surrounded by their loved ones. As Axios explains:

“Financial concerns and caregiving needs are two of the major reasons people live with their parents (and parents' parents).”

Lean on an Expert

Finding the perfect multi-generational home isn't as simple as shopping for a regular house. That's because there are more people with even more opinions and needs to be considered. It's like solving a puzzle; the pieces must fit just right.

So, if you're interested in the many benefits of multi-generational living, partner with a local real estate agent with the expertise to help.

Bottom Line

Buying a multi-generational home may make sense if your motives are financial or focused on the people you'll share your home with. If you're interested in learning more, let's connect.

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Danny Cheung

I spent over twenty five (25) years with the Department of Defense in the hardware/software design and development as well as program management prior to joining the Group in a full time capacity. I a....

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