Multi Generational Homes

As Americans are getting older and as families from different generations decide to live together to help each other both in real and economic terms, the demand for multi-generational homes has increased. With the recent increase in housing prices while the economy and most households’ finances still in recovery mode, it is now making more sense for families to live in homes within a home. In fact, the Pew Research Center report that approximately 51 million Americans now live in a home with at least two adult generations.

What are multi-generational homes?

These are homes that allow for an extended family to live together in a set up that allow for some degree of privacy for each family or family member. Multigenerational homes typically have multiple homes/units within the property that have separate living quarters with their own kitchen/kitchenettes, bedrooms, dining, and living rooms. They can also be larger homes that have at least one or two master suites and ideally with a bedroom located downstairs or single story homes that are friendly to the needs of the elder family members. The most typical set up are existing homes that have casitas, attached guest houses or detached guest houses with separate entry, or homes with an attached studio or guest quarters that are set up above a two car garage. The average total size of a comfortable multi-generational home that allows for maximum privacy is anywhere from 3500 sq ft to 4500 sq. ft. The newer multi-generational home offerings offer an attached homes with three to four car garages and  multiple master suites with at least 4-5 bedrooms and up to  5 and half bathrooms anywhere from  4600 sq ft to 5200 sq ft total. In San Diego County these newer built homes being built by the larger builder cost up to the low $1,000,000 range. There are of course existing home options on houses with guest houses that cost less. Seek the help of a real estate professional who specialize in multi-generational real estate to find the best options for you and your family.

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Sterling Heights by Lennar: Featuring estate-style homes from 4,283 to 6,450 sq ft, many of these new San Diego homes with up to 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms have a guest house with its own private entrance. Priced from $1,800,000s to $2 Million. Questions? Text or Call 760-798-9024

Advantages of Multi-Generational Homes

  1. It is good for relationships and families are pleased when they find arrangements in multi-generation homes that are less crowded and offer maximum privacy.
  2. Affordable housing payments with several members helping to make the payments from their various income sources.
  3. Literally, in-house support for the elder members and guidance and support for the much younger members of the family (free baby-sitting).
  4. Multi-generational homes may be an excellent way to receive supplemental income which help subsidize total housing expenses. It is also a great launching pad for adults who need an affordable place to stay while completing their studies or launching their career/business.

Disadvantages of Multi-Generational Homes

  1. The dynamics of multiple families living in one roof may cause strife depending on the personalities of the each member of the family.
  2. Financial impact of shouldering most if not all of the housing costs when a family or a member or two leaves due to significant life events. A family or individual member’s stay can be transient or temporary in nature.
  3. There may be extra costs in improving the floor plan of homes to accommodate the living, comfort, and privacy needs of each family/member.
  4. The emotional impact of the lost of independence and feeling of being truly alone and lost of total privacy.

The home within a home is like getting two homes with one payment, making living together affordable, comfortable and flexible to your needs.”

Multi-Generational Home Search Options in San Diego County

In San Diego County, the best way to start your search for multi-generational homes are finding existing homes that have either an attached or detached guest houses or larger homes with at least two master suites. Builders are now also responding the multi-generational living demand and there are now new development homes that are being built to meet this need. Call us for more information at 760-798-9024 for both existing and new home options. Below you will find a link to search for homes with guest houses in the area.

Homes with Guest Houses

San Diego Family Compound, Multi-Generational Homes with Attached Guest Homes, Detached Guest Houses, 2 homes on 1 lot Listings For Sale in San Diego County Latest Listings from the Most Expensive to Most Affordable Price Range

New Listing - yesterday
$649,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
1358 Oakdale Ave
San Diego, CA 92021
El Cajon Subdivision
Open House 01/26 at 12PM
$550,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,125
SQFT
3643 45th St
San Diego, CA 92105
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$7,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
15,105
SQFT
18104 Via Roswitha
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Rancho Santa Fe Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$3,595,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,822
SQFT
7030 Caminito De Conejos
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Rancho Santa Fe Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$25,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
10
BED
14
TOTAL BATHS
17,368
SQFT
7007 Country Club Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
 
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,295,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,699
SQFT
725 Quiet Hills Farm Rd
Escondido, CA 92029
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
10
TOTAL BATHS
6,349
SQFT
6449 Rainbow Heights Road
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,149,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,731
SQFT
13820 Sagewood Dr
Poway, CA 92064
Poway Subdivision

San Diego Family Compound, Multi-Generational Properties, or Houses with Guest Homes (Attached and Detached), 2 homes on 1 Lot Listings For Sale in San Diego County Priced under 1M

New Listing - yesterday
$649,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
1358 Oakdale Ave
San Diego, CA 92021
El Cajon Subdivision
Open House 01/26 at 12PM
$550,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,125
SQFT
3643 45th St
San Diego, CA 92105
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$619,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,373
SQFT
15546 Thornbush Road
Ramona, CA 92065
Ramona Subdivision
$615,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,095
SQFT
715 40th Street
San Diego, CA 92102
East San Diego Subdivision
$735,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,130
SQFT
3122 Reed Road
Escondido, CA 92027
East Escondido Subdivision
$615,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,000
SQFT
6021 Edgewater St.
San Diego, CA 92139
Paradise Hills Subdivision
$589,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,615
SQFT
4472 F St
San Diego, CA 92102
San Diego Subdivision
$745,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,724
SQFT
10194 Oak Grove Dr
Descanso, CA 91916
Descanso Subdivision

Family Compound Homes For Sale in San Diego County with DETACHED Guest House, Separate Studio, Separate Entrance Casita, etc.

New Listing - yesterday
$649,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
1358 Oakdale Ave
San Diego, CA 92021
El Cajon Subdivision
Open House 01/26 at 12PM
$550,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,125
SQFT
3643 45th St
San Diego, CA 92105
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$7,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
15,105
SQFT
18104 Via Roswitha
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Rancho Santa Fe Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$3,595,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,822
SQFT
7030 Caminito De Conejos
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Rancho Santa Fe Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$25,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
10
BED
14
TOTAL BATHS
17,368
SQFT
7007 Country Club Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
 
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
10
TOTAL BATHS
6,349
SQFT
6449 Rainbow Heights Road
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,149,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,731
SQFT
13820 Sagewood Dr
Poway, CA 92064
Poway Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$3,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
7,344
SQFT
6823 Spyglass Lane
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Rancho Santa Fe Subdivision

Family Compound Homes For Sale in San Diego County with DETACHED Guest House, Separate Studio, Separate Entrance Casita, etc. Priced under 1 Million

$375,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
10057 River Dr
Descanso, CA 91916
Descanso Subdivision
$479,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,600
SQFT
35036 Oak Way
Julian, CA 92036
Julian Subdivision
$495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,860
SQFT
12211 Rebel Wind Rd
Descanso, CA 91916
Descanso Subdivision
$499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,947
SQFT
315 N Vine Street
Fallbrook, CA 92028
 
Open House 01/26 at 12PM
$550,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,125
SQFT
3643 45th St
San Diego, CA 92105
San Diego Subdivision
$565,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,400
SQFT
2455 La Posta
Campo, CA 91906
Campo Subdivision
$615,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,095
SQFT
715 40th Street
San Diego, CA 92102
East San Diego Subdivision

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