We just added a new search category – Central Bucks County homes with in-law suites. Multi-generation living has increased in America and a home with an in-law suite is a place where people can live together under one roof but still have their individual independent lifestyles.
More Americans Living in Multi-Generation Homes
According to the Pew Research center and thanks to US Census Bureau data, in 2012 18% of the U.S. population (that’s 57,000,000 or 57 million of us) lived in a multi-generation home. That’s up from the 51,000,000 that lived in multi-generation homes in 2009. But that is nowhere near the record 60.6 million people (19% of the U.S. population) that lived with multiple generations under one roof in 2014.
There are a lot of possibilities in Bucks County to find a home that will fit your multi-generation lifestyle via the in-law suite.
My Professional Experiences with In-Law Suite Living
My first listing as a Realtor was a multi-generation home in Bucks County PA. The original home had had an addition that included a living room, bathroom and bedroom so a mother who didn’t drive could be close to her family.
I recently had a sale where the buyers purchased the home because they wanted a home where his kids would always feel welcomed. A few weeks before that I had a sale where there were three generations under one roof!
It seems that homes with in-law suites can make perfect “forever” homes for everyone. Generations change and so do living dynamics; with some lifestyle updates and bedroom swapping the home can stay the same. Multi-generation homes with homes make sense for so many reasons:
- Shared Financial Expenses
- Reduced Carbon Footprint thanks to shared energy and utilities use
- Shared Experiences and Emotional Support
- Sharing Maintenance Responsibilities
- Pay Down Debt and Save Money
- Create Interdependence within the extended family
But I didn’t quite realize how many people were looking for homes with in-law suites until that section of the site went down at UpperBucksHomes.com. We received A LOT of emails asking when it would be back online!
What is Multi-Generation Living?
Multigenerational family living – defined as a household that includes two or more adult generations, or one that includes grandparents and grandchildren – is growing in the U.S. among all age groups and among both men and women according to Pew Research Center.
If you are thinking about selling and your future exit-strategy, consider this: For the next 17 years, there will be approximately 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 each day for the next 17 years… So the demand for Bucks County homes with in-law suites should remain strong for years to come.
Search Bucks County Homes with In-Law Suites
Are you or the people you live (or would like to) with looking for a home with an in-law suite in Bucks County, PA? If you answered “Yes!” then welcome. The newest search function for in-law suites of our home search site serving the Central Bucks County area is just a click away!