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Old 05-21-2013, 02:06 PM
 
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There was an interesting segment on this on CBS Sunday Morning.

It wasn't specific to Atlanta, but I wonder if folks in our area are doing this?

Anyone have experience with this? We have been debating about whether to sell our house in town or remodel it to create a section for us old folks and then maybe let one of our kids and their family move into the main house.

It makes sense to me.
The benefits of multi-generational homes

Fifty million Americans live in multi-generational homes, and
many want houses that fit their expanded families. Now, builders
are trying to provide them.

Anna Werner reports.

The benefits of multi-generational homes - CBS News Video
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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There was an interesting segment on this on CBS Sunday Morning.

It wasn't specific to Atlanta, but I wonder if folks in our area are doing this?

Anyone have experience with this? We have been debating about whether to sell our house in town or remodel it to create a section for us old folks and then maybe let one of our kids move into the main house.

It makes sense to me.
The benefits of multi-generational homes

Fifty million Americans live in multi-generational homes, and
many want houses that fit their expanded families. Now, builders
are trying to provide them.

Anna Werner reports.

The benefits of multi-generational homes - CBS News Video
Its funny how society always returns to its roots. Before suburbanization, this was the norm.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:14 PM
 
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Very true, cq.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Very true, cq.
Or at least they lived in close proximity.
My youngest daughter and I sold our house in Dunwoody and moved in with my widowed mother, whose health was precarious. We lived together for several years until she passed away. I don't regret it for a minute. My daughter never would have had the relationship with her grandmother that she did had we not done this. After years of independence, it was a difficult choice to make, but I have never regretted it.
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