Boasting This Post/Niche… It Takes a Village

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Boasting This Post/Niche… It Takes a Village

 

This month Richie Alan Naggar is hosting the Boast-a Post ActiveRain challenge. This one is going to be fun to read!!!!  The hardest part for me was in deciding which post and then finding it!  

 

I chose Multigenerational Housing, “The Story of Us”-Best Movie Entry from Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  This post was writtendebb janes and bernie stea about 5 years ago and was part of a “Be the Star In Your Own Movie” Contest that we used to have and was hosted by Roger Mucci. 

 

I was captivated by the video that showed Debb’s parents who lived next door. There have been numerous posts that follow and still do about multigenerational living from Debb and Bernie but this was the one that stayed with me. 



1. Why did you choose this posting?

It may not have been this specific post of Debb and Bernie’s but it’s close enough. I became intrigued by the idea of multi-generational living for families.

2. Does the posting have first impression qualities? Did it impress you? Will it impress others? Explain 

Just ask Debb if it impressed me!  While I’ve loved reading Debb and Bernie’s blog for as long as I can remember, I follow all of their posts on multigenerational living. Many of us are in or know families that are in situations like Debb and Bernie. If you are an agent, chances are you’ve had clients who needed a home that could accommodate more than one generation. 

 

3. Did the post author capture the subject matter?

Debb and Bernie don’t just write about it they live it!  They explain the pros and cons and how they work things out.

4. Can the point of the post be put to good use personally or professionally or both? Share how so

I grew up in a multigenerational home and wouldn’t change a thing. It allowed my brother and me to really get to know our grandparents. 

When our parents were still alive, Larry and I looked at the possibility of any of them coming to live with us when we were purchasing a new home. 

 

5. What message do you walk away with after reading the post? What is the heart-core of it? Sum it up!

Life is a lot different now and families are spread out all over the country. But if the stars align, we can be there for the parents who were there for us. 

 

multigenerational living

 

6. Is the author of the post an example or demonstration of the post subject? In what way?

Debb and Bernie live their blog with nature as neighbors and in a multigenerational home. When Debb and her sister, Cheri, lost their father a few years ago (forgive me if I have the time wrong) they were all there to support their mother. 

7. Your two cents. Whatever you want to say, add or emphasize...well who is stopping you? Go for it!

Our primary reason for returning to Houston was to be close to family. We have pitched in to help my niece out with carpool and child-watching duties and helped with my sister-in-law’s parents. This is what gives life so much meaning. 

 

Here are two other posts from Debb and Bernie that illustrate how they live what they write about. 

 

Multi-generational Homes - Families Living Together Again

 

Our ViewHome™ in Camas, WA with Nature As Neighbors 

 

I hope that you’ll take the time to participate in Richie’s challenge!!!

 

And, don’t forget to head over to Debb and Bernie’s Blog!!!

 

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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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I think we will see more and more of this so it was a very timely post. Good choice!

Feb 04, 2020 09:34 AM #15
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Hi Kathy Streib - What a perfect post to highlight.  I have been following Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD for many years and remember the post. I still think that this (multi-generalization living) will continue to be the wave of the future.  My son and his wife and soon to be 3 were living with me and Rick for 2 years to save for a home. This is only a 2 bedroom home but we made it work. 

Feb 04, 2020 10:41 AM #16
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Good afternoon Kathy Streib - I do remember that contest by Roger.  It is great to go back and look at Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 's entry into the contest.

Feb 04, 2020 11:00 AM #17
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Thank you all for the kind words and support. It is greatly appreciated by our entire multigenerational household. :) 

Feb 04, 2020 11:09 AM #18
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Kathy,

What a great post. I love the idea of multigenerational living.

Feb 04, 2020 11:54 AM #19
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You went so far back in time; you confused me. I couldn't tell if I was having a senior moments or a brain fart. 

Happy Tuesday I think Kathy Streib 

Feb 04, 2020 12:29 PM #21
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Hi Roy Kelley and thank you!!!

Wayne Martin I'll bet a lot of Boomers had a multi-gen home. 

Barbara Todaro I agree...it can be a good experience for our children. 

Feb 04, 2020 02:01 PM #22
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Michael Jacobs Why thank you!!! I had to organize it to keep it straight in my own head. 

Nina Hollander it took me a while to find it but some of it was so clear in my head. 

Feb 04, 2020 02:05 PM #23
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Hi Donald Urschalitz Thank you very much!!!!

Brian England I love all of their posts and enjoy learning more about their multi-gen lifestyle. 

I'll have to check out the other one!!! Thank you Kat Palmiotti 

Feb 04, 2020 02:10 PM #24
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Thank you!  You know, I had to go through a lot of your old posts to find the exact one I was thinking of. And I found myself reading them all again and loving them. 

Will Hamm That video was the one that stayed with me in my mind. 

Feb 04, 2020 02:12 PM #25
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Raymond Henson I love the concept of it!

Sheila Anderson we don't like to think about it but years do catch up with us. I'm glad to be here to be a part of their lives. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel jump in anyway!!! Would love to read your perspective. 

Feb 04, 2020 02:15 PM #26
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Hi Beth Atalay Thank you and appreciate the feature in my fave group. 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Thank you and I agree. A few years ago when Larry was still building homes, a gentleman wanted a home that would handle his grown son and his wife as well. 

Feb 04, 2020 02:17 PM #27
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Exactly Sheri Sperry - MCNE® We do what we need to do. My brother and his wife are remodeling their guest bath to accommodate her parents should they need to move in with them. 

Grant Schneider that video was a winner hands down. 

Feb 04, 2020 02:19 PM #28
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Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE not every family can do it but when you can it can be a blessing. 

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS omg, can you hear me laughing!!!!!

Feb 04, 2020 02:21 PM #29
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD savvy & their success is no myth and while they prosper along the way they do manage to impact those around them case in point brought to us by Kathy Streib . We have an abundance of riches!

Feb 04, 2020 02:21 PM #30
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Sounds like an interesting challenge, Kathy.  I'll see what I can do to participate.  And, the mention of Roger Mucci brought back fond memories.  Where is he, any how???

Feb 04, 2020 05:56 PM #31
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Morning Kathy.

We kinda have that at our home now.  My Mother-in-Law stays with us about every other week.  Should I say, it gets interesting at times....

Feb 05, 2020 12:37 AM #32
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This is probably going to be the most detailed dissection of a Boost a post that we will see. Great job!

Feb 05, 2020 07:28 AM #33
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Sharon Tara
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What a great choice, Kathy! I remember this movie entry and how wonderful it is. Nice seeing it again!

Feb 06, 2020 09:10 AM #34
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Love that you chose Debb & Bernie to feature, Kathy! I'm a follower and a huge fan too! Love that she lives the life she writes about - it's so easy to relate to the lifestyle.

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