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.

Find San Diego homes with Guest Houses by clicking here.

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
$1,349,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,349
SQFT
2103 Loquat Place
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,695,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,596
SQFT
1353 Burgundy Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leucadia Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$370,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
718
SQFT
3817 Franklin Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$629,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,797
SQFT
1951 Rexford Dr
San Diego, CA 92105
East San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$929,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,753
SQFT
310 San Roque Dr
Escondido, CA 92025
Southeast Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$575,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,304
SQFT
1211 Maria Avenue
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Spring Valley Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$3,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,901
SQFT
16545 Salida De La Luna
Ramona, CA 92065
Ramona Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$765,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,663
SQFT
1062 W 5th Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
North Escondido 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 - 3 days online
$370,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
718
SQFT
3817 Franklin Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$629,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,797
SQFT
1951 Rexford Dr
San Diego, CA 92105
East San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$929,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,753
SQFT
310 San Roque Dr
Escondido, CA 92025
Southeast Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$575,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,304
SQFT
1211 Maria Avenue
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Spring Valley Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$765,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,663
SQFT
1062 W 5th Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
North Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$649,950
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,095
SQFT
15950 Mac Tan Lane
Valley Center, CA 92082
Valley Center Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$738,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,302
SQFT
3369 Dehesa Rd
El Cajon, CA 92019
El Cajon Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$775,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,422
SQFT
1252 Gibson Highlands
El Cajon, CA 92021
 

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

New Listing - yesterday
$1,349,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,349
SQFT
2103 Loquat Place
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$370,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
718
SQFT
3817 Franklin Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$629,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,797
SQFT
1951 Rexford Dr
San Diego, CA 92105
East San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$929,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,753
SQFT
310 San Roque Dr
Escondido, CA 92025
Southeast Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$575,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,304
SQFT
1211 Maria Avenue
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Spring Valley Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$765,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,663
SQFT
1062 W 5th Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
North Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$649,950
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,095
SQFT
15950 Mac Tan Lane
Valley Center, CA 92082
Valley Center Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$5,629,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
9,500
SQFT
14778 El Rodeo Ct
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92075
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

$277,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
624
SQFT
22270 Crestline
Palomar Mountain, CA 92060
Palomar Mtn Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$328,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
860
SQFT
2506 C St
Julian, CA 92036
Julian Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$370,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
718
SQFT
3817 Franklin Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
San Diego Subdivision
$375,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
10057 River Dr
Descanso, CA 91916
Descanso Subdivision
$399,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,325
SQFT
2194 Buckman Springs Rd
Campo, CA 91906
Campo Subdivision
$449,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,123
SQFT
881 Pine Cone Drive
Julian, CA 92036
Julian Subdivision
$475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,508
SQFT
1645 La Brea St
Ramona, CA 92065
Ramona Subdivision
$489,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,038
SQFT
6472 Testigo Trl.
Alpine, CA 91901
Alpine Subdivision

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