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ViewHomes™ of Clark County Market Report: Multi-Gen Houses

Multigenerational homesWe know that multigenerational living is becoming more popular for many reasons. Besides the economics of sharing expenses, there are the real social and familial benefits of deepened relationships and enriched lives. Adult children have the peace of mind of taking care of their aging parents,  Grandchildren have the bonus of quality time with their grandparents on a regular basis.

Finding the perfect multi-gen home for your purposes can be a challenge.  Certainly, if the house is listed with separate living quarters, that's a given, but they are not common. However, there might be other features that will make the situation work, sometimes with some minor remodeling. A second kitchen in the daylight basement, or an office over the garage that already has plumbing.  Local zoning codes will also determine what can or cannot be done. This is where an agent who is experienced with multi-gen houses or, better yet, lives the lifestyle, can help you find the right home.

It also helps to know what the market looks like when you start shopping for a multi-gen home. Here is a snapshot of ViewHomes™ of Clark County with dual-living features priced above $450,000:

93 Active Listings - $450,000 to $4,500,000
Average SqFt - 4,728

Average $/SqFt - $223

26 Pending - $489,000 to $4,895,000
Average SqFT - 4,302
Average $/SqFt - $227

39 Sold in last 3 Mos - $465,000 to $2,150,000
Average SqFt - 3,893
Average $/SqFt - $171

If you are looking for a home for Multi-Gen living, or you have a home that you want to sell and it has Multi-Gen features, call us - we are specialists in this field. We're confident we can help you find the right solution.

 

 

ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
Living in ViewHomes™ is like having “elbowroom for the soul”.


 

                                                                             

 

Comment balloon 5 commentsDebb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD • September 26 2016 10:31AM

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Debb and Bernie,

Your point about grandparents and grandkids establishing connection touched me.  Many young people miss the input and the wisdom of that generation and the contribution they have to make.  I think in the long run that is what makes us better humans...nice report as susual.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing (Napa Consultants) about 1 year ago

I am hoping that multi-generation families setp up to purchase the McMansions that the Baby Boomers are downsizing out of.  The Millenials don't want all that space!

Posted by Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker (Raleigh Cary Realty) about 1 year ago

Hi Debb and Bernie - it's obvious your approach to multi-generational living is heartfelt and genuine.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 1 year ago

Debb, you are such an asset to your market and clients. Not only do you know the multi-gen houses in Clark County you actually live the lifestyle. It simply doesn't get better than that. 

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) about 1 year ago

Hi Bernie & Debb - Excellent market report. You're right that finding a home that will work for multi-generational families can be challenging. But it's much easier with the help of experts like yourselves who have personal knowledge of how to make it work.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) about 1 year ago

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