Builders such as Lennar have picked up on the growing need for multi-family housing. More and more 30 and 40 year olds are caring for their parents while also supporting their own children. This is called the Sandwich Generation.
The financial burden and stress of caring for 2 households can be crushing. Therefore, many of these family's are looking for a home with a "mother-in-law" suites or guest quarters. That way their parents can still maintain a level of independence while being close for support and keeping all the costs under one household.
Finding a resale home with this set up can help alleviate even more costs. Often with resale homes you already have items such as garage door openers, blinds, landscaping, pool and are move in ready.
If you are moving to the east valley and looking for one of these homes near the Gilbert/Queen Creek border call for a showing of this gorgeous 5 bedroom home that already has lush landscaping with a resort style pool, and of course the mother-in-law quarters with separate entry.