If you want to change the world, go home and love your family. - Mother Theresa
What defines a Multi-gen home? We're always amazed by the assumptions we hear. First of all, a mom and dad, or one parent, and children under the age of 25 is not multigenerational living. That's a nuclear family.
Boomerang children, 25 and older, who come back home after a divorce, or a job loss, do count as a multi-gen living situation. Generally, the reasons are financial - and short-term. The idea is to get the adult child back on solid ground for independent living.
However, if a child, married or not, with children, chooses to live with parents for care-giving support, the reasons are often based in both generations desire to spend time with one another - and enrich the younger children's lives. Studies show children with at least one grandparent in the home do better both academically and emotionally.
Another common situation, one that we live, is a home shared with aging parents. Many baby boomers are becoming care-givers and advocates for mom, or dad, or both. Sometimes the situation is financial - affordable assisted living is tough to find. However, we often work with families, like us, who choose this lifestyle out of love - a desire to spend every moment we can together.
The multigenerational lifestyle is not for everybody. However, if you're willing, creative, and have a respectful and loving relationship, it can work well. There are always challenges in any household, but we have found the benefits far outweigh the costs. Let us know if we can help you decide is this lifestyle is a good fit for your situation. We are the only real estate professionals in Clark County who specialize in Multigenerational homes and lifestyles.
Begin a search here for MultiGen homes in Clark County. Or better, yet, call us to discuss your specific needs, we know how to find other options and solutions.