Close to Family... or TOO Close to Family

Real Estate Agent with Greenridge Realty Oakmont

Close to Family...  or  TOO Close to Family


It always amuses me when Buyers talk about family reasons for the location of their new home.


For some, being close to other family would be the ideal location of their new home.  For others, the ideal would be driving distance for holidays, but not too close!


Growing up, I lived right next door to my grandparents, with aunts, uncles and cousins in the next 3 surrounding homes, with several others within a few blocks radius.  As a kid, I really thought all families were like this!


It was a wonderful existence, being best friends with my cousins.  I would still like to live next door to any of them, but alas, we are in many different areas now and see each other far too little!


So, when a Buyer says to me, "I want to be close enough to go visit my relatives occasionally, but I don't want to run into them at the grocery store", I can't help but chuckle!


Would you want to live next door to a relative?

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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

It would depend on the relative! Some of them ABSOLUTELY! - a few of them - thank heavens that they are not so close! 

Apr 17, 2015 09:29 PM #1
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Lynn - What a great question. My wife and I moved from Oregon to Arizona 20 years ago, and I thought her parents (my in-laws) were going to kill me. Then, her parents bought a second home here in Arizona, and my parents, aunt, and uncle all moved within a few hours of where my wife and I live. Funny how that all works, but it does work. Close, but not too close.

Apr 18, 2015 04:27 AM #2
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