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The Boomerang Kid and the McMansion?

I recently spent a long weekend visiting my parents and my younger brother. I have a wonderful family, and I haven’t lived at home for over 10 years now (maybe that’s why I think they’re so wonderful!). My brother, however, moved out and like so many other adult children…moved back home in what seems to increasingly become the norm.

So, I got a front row seat to this interesting dynamic: A retired couple whose child is at home and a “boomerang kid” trying to establish some sort of independence from mom & dad…in mom & dad’s house…while eating their food…using their laundry detergent…etc., etc., etc. And it doesn’t look like the living situation is going to be changing anytime soon. All of a sudden, I start hearing my Dad throw out an idea that just isn’t typical for retirees…they’re thinking about getting a larger home!

With having such a delicate balance between how to function as a family and as individuals…and with this seemingly becoming a cultural trend…my real estate mind had to wonder how (and if) builders would begin tapping these types of multi-adult living situations even moreso.

Are we going to start seeing more homes with two master suites? Second Kitchens? Larger Garages? More Storage?

Is the Mickey D generation going to help bring back the McMansion?!

Ryan Halset
Real Estate Broker | Realtor ®
Boardwalk Real Estate, LLC
Phone: (206) 930-7959 | Email: Ryan@BoardwalkSeattle.com

Providing professional real estate services throughout the Greater Seattle area.


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