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?