You’ve raised self-sufficient children who’ve left the nest. Congratulations on a job well done!
Parenting isn’t easy. And after years of focusing on your kids, it’s your turn to pursue your own dreams. This child-free chapter of your life is filled with exciting opportunities.
Foremost, it’s the perfect time to downsize from your current house and build a custom home suited to your changing needs and lifestyle.
Here’s a peek at what empty nesters are looking for in their dream home:
One benefit of building a home when you’re older is you have more life experience and know what you like.
For example, older adults want new homes with high-end features: hardwood floors, extensive natural lighting, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, walk-in showers, and custom cabinetry.
Empty nesters may have spent decades raising children in an older home. They are delighted to finally get their home the way they want it. Therefore, no cookie-cutter floor plan will do for these discerning homeowners.
Some downsizers find their new nest is far from empty but wouldn’t have it any other way. They want more indoor living and entertaining space and a place for their family to come and stay.
Customization allows people at any life stage to get the home they want.
We know downsizing families love the problem-free aspect of new construction after years of making costly repairs to their older homes. They want a newly built home for added peace of mind.
Homebuyers ages 55 and up are looking for one floor living as well open floor plans with the kitchen and bathroom on the main floor. That's why we offer elevator options.
Some empty nesters want to work after retirement, either by choice or necessity. Since many companies give employees the flexibility to work from home, we are incorporating spaces for home offices. This helps them maintain a healthy life-work balance.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
We understand many downsizing families want to build a new home close to their original location to stay connected to family and keep their network of friends, doctors, and stores. We found the top five amenities downsizes are looking for are public transportation, grocery shopping, pharmacy, parks, and hospitals.
But don’t forget about the local school district. Even if your kids graduated from high school years ago, the quality of nearby schools matters. Studies prove homes in the best school districts, on average, sell for higher prices than similar homes in less-popular school districts.
You’ve worked hard all your life. And with your children grown and on their own, it’s time to go after your dreams. Our custom built homes offer open floor plans and amenities aligned with your current and future needs.
Ready to Downsize? We’ll Show You Where to Start.
We encourage you to visit our Model Home and Design Center.
Our friendly Sales Consultants will walk you through the building process and answer all of your questions. We’re excited to help you create the next chapter of your life!
The Daniel Robins Group