Home Options for Communal Living

by Jim & Ruth Jacobs 03/23/2020

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Multi-generational homes have grown in popularity as the benefits of communal living become more recognized and celebrated. If you are searching for a home to share with both your children and parents, there are many options open to you.

Single-family home with apartment: Some single-family homes have been built or renovated to include a completely separate living space within the walls of the house. In these instances, the apartment space provides a kitchen, bathroom and living spaces that can be accessed from a separate entrance. This situation offers privacy with the luxury of close proximity. 

Two homes on the same property: Much like a home with a built-in apartment, if you’re able to secure a property that features two homes on the same lot, you’ll benefit from close proximity. However, if the structures do not share common walls this situation may not save you in utility and maintenance costs.

Homes with more than one master suite: This is a great option for those who don’t mind sharing common areas like kitchen or living spaces. Providing a master suite for each family group offers the opportunity to create separate more personal spaces without building walls or separate structures.

Custom-built options: If you’re not finding an existing home that meets the requirements for your family, consider working with a builder on a custom home. There is more flexibility to customize your space and make accommodations for communal and private space for each member of your family.

Consult with your real estate agent if you’re looking for a specialized property like this.


 

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Jim & Ruth Jacobs

   The team of Jim and Ruth Jacobs are not only successful real estate professionals, they have been equally successful in life. Both are innovators, adventure seekers and world travelers. When it comes to real estate, experience counts. But its not just experience that matters, life experience can be equally important.
 

    Jim spent years in Alaska, working as a training supervisor for Arco. He has also lived and worked in China. He is a licensed pilot and Maritime captain who has had his real estate license since 1977 and a Brokers license since 1979.
 

    Ruth is also a licensed pilot who co-holds the record for flying around the world in a single-engine airplane, landing on all seven continents. She ran a gravel pit while Jim was on North Slope. Ruth received her real estate license in 1976 and Brokers license in 1978. Ruth holds several important Real Estate Short Sale and REO designations. "Certified Distressed Property Expert", "Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certification" and "Certified Foreclosure Specialist." She also holds "Premier Luxury Marketing Consultant".
 

    Both have been involved in all aspects of the real estate industry from working with buyers and sellers to running their own office and from project development to building. For the past 20 years, the pair has called North Palm Beach their port of call. Both have learned one thing very well -- customer service is the best way to market real estate. They spend the time to find out their customers need and wants, counsel, research and help with information for the customer to make the best decisions. They will go the extra mile for you to have a seamless transition. Call them today for a free consultation.