Why Buy a Mother in Law Suite Home?

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Homes with Mother In Law Suites Becoming More Popular

Top Tips and Questions to Ask about Mother In Law Suite Homes

Why buy a home with a mother in law suite?  A recent Coldwell Banker survey asked that question, and got some very interesting answers.

Financial drivers are the #1 reason families consider homes with mother in law suites, with 39% of mother in law suite home buyers purchasing for that reason.

- Health care issues are another big reason - 29% of in law suite home buyers choose to have an attached mother in law suite in order to care for a family member.

- Only 6% of home buyers said that a strong family bond was the main reason they were purchasing a mother in law suite home.

Here are some of the top things to consider when purchasing a mother in law suite home:

- More family members in the home may make childcare scheduling and juggling easier.

- Quality time together is easier to find.

- Private areas for each part of the family can be very beneficial.

- Chores, financial, and childcare expectations should be determined before moving in, in writing if necessary. 

What's the Right Kind of Mother-in-law Suite Floor Plan for You?

There are many different types of mother in law suite floor plans

Choosing the right one for your family can make a big difference in the functionality of the space.  

The most common type of mother in law suite can be as simple as a first floor bedroom with attached bath and sitting room, but some mother-in-law suite floor plans only include a first floor bedroom with attached bath.mother in law suite floor plans | nc custom home builders

- Is a sitting room important for separate living space?

- Would a kitchenette be helpful?  Is it worth the extra expense?

- Should the mother in law suite have a private entrance?

- Do you need a larger garage?

- What considerations will help that mother in law suite home have greater resale value?

At Stanton Homes, we design/build mother in law suite floor plans on a regular basis.  Let us know if you have any questions about functionality and practical solutions, and we'll point you in the right direction!

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Ellen Dittman
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Penny, thank you for posting this. I have a home with a mother-in-law suite listed. You gave me some additional marketing ideas, thanks for the timely post.

Oct 26, 2010 11:51 PM #1
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
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We're seeing more and more interest in homes with either a separate Mother in Law Suite or with 2 master bedrooms.  Makes sense for families that need to assist their elderly parents or want to combine funds.

Oct 27, 2010 12:15 AM #2
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Ellen - happy to help.

Anita - definitely a growing trend.  If nothing else, families are looking for a first floor guest suite where family and friends can stay.

Dec 03, 2010 01:35 AM #3
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