I have met so many people in the past several years who need a place for Mom or Dad. \Boomers including myself are looking for housing opportunities to have two sometimes three generations under one roof. The problem is many times the homes built over the last twenty years were large McMansions which none of us need or want. The rooms are not where we need them if only they could use covert the living room and dining room into an in-law suite.
Of course, we have 55+ Communities such as Four Seasons and River Ridge, but these houses are too small for the extended family. And the age restrictions prohibit adult children or even grandchildren staying for an extended period. We have Potomac Shores that does offer lovely main level living attached villas, but that has the main level bedroom, it feels like a townhome and parking is difficult for extra household cars.
My sister purchased the main level living floor plan several years ago at Potomac Shores, and I recently bought a resale when it came available on the main level living street in mid-January for move in early March. We had discussed with our Mom she could now come live with one of us. She was fiercely independent and resistant to give up her home in Fredericksburg although it was time and was adamant there was no way she was parking it outside! She loved her baby blue Huyndia Hybrid Sonata and it she had to have a garage.
Does this sound like a mantra in your home?
We had almost convinced Mom to move in with one of us after I said I would park on the street when I moved to Potomac Shores Sadly within a week of that discussion, our beautiful mother was in a fatal car accident in her beloved car. It was a crushing loss that still takes my breath away if I think about it for long. I miss her every moment of the day. My most profound heartache is there was not a home available last year that would accommodate all of us under one roof with a separate living space for Mom and at least three preferably four-car garages so all the vehicles could be a parked inside. Beleive me I am a REALTOR I known where all the homes are and there was nothing!
Our time ran out.
Lucky for you if you are facing having a parent move in with you there is a new option available as of June 2018. The first homes will deliver by the of 2019 if you hurry.
Imagine having your Mom, Dad or family member with an independent private entrance living space on the main level to include a bedroom, full bath and a living room with a kitchenette attached to your home! This option is too late for my family but would have allowed us to have our Mom with us under one roof, and that would have been a gift for all!
Check this out the home is about 3900 sq ft on the main level more than enough space for all and had the traditional upstairs and basement. Even better most of these homes will be built on half acre wooded cul de sac homesites in Colgan High School District!
Everyone who is looking for this hopes prices will be lower, but when you think about it, you are getting two homes in one. Expect pre-sale prices to be in the $680's and with options plan on $750,000 if you hurry. These homes will be sitting on half an acre, level lots, backing to mature trees on cul de sac streets. In addition, they will be in the most sought-after high school in the county, and you know they are going to sell fast.
If you are merging one or maybe even two households you may find this to be a daunting task like we did, We have systems in place to help folks downsize with ease and sell for top dollar to maximize their present homes value. If your family member has a home, also this is not a real estate 101 type of transaction. It takes coordination and perfect timing to make this happen. Please give me a call and let's talk about your options. You may find this is your time!