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 - an hour online
$1,149,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,878
SQFT
14497 Crestwood Ave
Poway, CA 92064
Poway Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$4,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
7,008
SQFT
3901 Stonebridge Lane
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
Rancho Santa Fe Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$6,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,683
SQFT
1228 Park Row
La Jolla, CA 92037
La Jolla Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,395,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,511
SQFT
2161 Pine Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Mission Hills Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$6,955,300
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,323
SQFT
830 J Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Coronado Village Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$6,975,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
10
BEDS
12
TOTAL BATHS
13,000
SQFT
6397 Clubhouse Drive
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Rancho Santa Fe Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$328,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
821
SQFT
1050 Rock Springs #230
Escondido, CA 92026
North Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$4,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
6,698
SQFT
7567 Northern Lights
San Diego, CA 92127
Santaluz 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 - 2 days online
$328,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
821
SQFT
1050 Rock Springs #230
Escondido, CA 92026
North Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,400
SQFT
30413 Mesa Crest Road
Valley Center, CA 92082
 
New Listing - 6 days online
$795,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
740
SQFT
2742 Treat Street
San Diego, CA 92102
 
New Listing - 6 days online
$599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,300
SQFT
919 S Spruce St
Escondido, CA 92025
South Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$610,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,040
SQFT
544 Doolittle Ave
San Diego, CA 92154
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$889,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,119
SQFT
1333 Nashville St
San Diego, CA 92110
Bay Park Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$685,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,900
SQFT
1845 E 16th Street
National City, CA 91950
National City Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$825,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,596
SQFT
4634 Arizona St
San Diego, CA 92116
Normal Heights Subdivision

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

New Listing - 4 hours online
$4,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
7,008
SQFT
3901 Stonebridge Lane
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
Rancho Santa Fe Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$6,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,683
SQFT
1228 Park Row
La Jolla, CA 92037
La Jolla Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,395,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,511
SQFT
2161 Pine Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Mission Hills Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$6,955,300
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,323
SQFT
830 J Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Coronado Village Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$6,975,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
10
BEDS
12
TOTAL BATHS
13,000
SQFT
6397 Clubhouse Drive
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Rancho Santa Fe Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$4,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
6,698
SQFT
7567 Northern Lights
San Diego, CA 92127
Santaluz Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,400
SQFT
30413 Mesa Crest Road
Valley Center, CA 92082
 
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,895,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,200
SQFT
17825 Bear Valley Lane
Escondido, CA 92027
 

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

$420,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,523
SQFT
1291 Canyon Drive
Julian, CA 92036
Julian Subdivision
$625,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,278
SQFT
430 Dennis Dr
Vista, CA 92083
Vista Subdivision
$650,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,747
SQFT
3801 Sumac Summit
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$739,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,208
SQFT
4230 Montiel Truck Trail
Jamul, CA 91935
Jamul Subdivision
$789,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,980
SQFT
4807 Parks Ave
La Mesa, CA 91942
La Mesa Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$795,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
740
SQFT
2742 Treat Street
San Diego, CA 92102
 
$836,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,113
SQFT
731 Oak Glade Drive
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Strawberry Fields 1 (4351) Subdivision
$870,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,314
SQFT
2976 National Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
Logan Heights Subdivision

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