November 30, 2022
By Isabel Guzman, Realtor®
What the next steps of homeownership for empty nesters?
Now that you are an empty nester, is a single story home for you? As parents, we all come to the point where the kids have all grown and left the nest. As an empty nester, you may be wondering what the next steps of homeownership look like for you?
Hi, I’m Isabel Guzman, Broker Associate and Realtor from EXP Realty. . For some empty nesters, owning a two story home with extra bedrooms is no longer a necessity. It might be a good time to sell your house and RIGHT SIZE to a single story home as you move into your best years. Purchasing a one story home may check all the boxes and give you long term benefits. And if you are wondering if there are enough one story homes available you will be glad to learn that the number of single story homes being built today has risen, improving your odds of finding the perfect home for your changing needs.
According the National Association of Home builders “Nationwide the share of new homes with two or more stories fell from 53% in 2018 to 52% in 2019, while the share of new homes with one story grew from 47% to 48%”
So what are all the benefits of buying a one story home and why are they so popular with the older generation?
#1 - They are energy efficient and easier to heat and cool than two stories
#2 - They are easier to maintain - generally cleaning requires less effort
#3 - They are accessible for everyone regardless of young children or seniors
#4 - And they usually hold well in regards to resale value as they are often in higher demand.
If you are thinking of downsizing into that perfect one story home, let’s connect so I can help you make that opportunity a reality. I'm Isabel with the Colibri Group, bringing you home
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Isabel Guzman is a licensed Broker and Real Estate Agent in the State of Texas and is a leading authority on Central Texas area real estate.
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