Sweet Multigenerational & Aging in Place Home Options In West Roseville CA

SandwichINK Real Estate Information | Real Estate Info and News for Boomers, Seniors, and Other Multigenerational Caregivers

California palm tree with this lovely west Roseville home via Kaye Swain Real Estate AgentI have sweet kids and kids-in-law. I have a passel of grandkids I dote on, mostly from a distance nowadays. Plus my senior mom lives with me. Over the years I've had up to four generations living under my roof at one time. Nowadays, it's only two generations (my senior mom) and visits from the two other generations. They don't live with me, but I still want to have room for them when they come. Thus the two of us live in a three bedroom home with two bathrooms. And it has some great aging in place options including plenty of grab bars and accessible doors and hallways.

I don't have to househunt for us anymore but I still am constantly on the prowl, looking for those great multigenerational and aging in place options. This time, though, it's for my great real estate clients along with sharing interesting and useful ideas I spot with each of you, my dear readers. 

And yes! I do have one to share with you today. Over in West Roseville, CA there is a lovely 5 bedroom, 3 full bathroom, 3 car garage home. That 3 full bathroom is vital, which is why I wrote it that way. It means that even if it's a two-story home, which it is, the downstairs bathroom WILL be a full bathroom. And if there is a den/bedroom, which there is, you then have a bedroom and full bathroom combo for an elderly senior. 

Another lovely bedroom in this house for sale in West Roseville-call Kaye Swain real estate agent for details

That gives families who are searching for homes for sale for themselves AND an elderly parent or two a good option. My senior mom and I have lived in a couple of those over the years and they've worked well. I always made sure there was a laundry room downstairs for her sake because – believe it or not – she actually LOVES doing laundry. If your senior parent could care less and you don't mind doing their laundry, then you could easily go with an up OR down laundry room. And may I say, those stairs make great FREE exercisers. I gained 5 pounds when I had a house with no stairs!

Great entry and private downstairs bathroom in West Roseville California-via REALTOR Kaye Swain

The nice thing about a multigenerational home being two stories is that it also gives some privacy separation, which can be a very good thing for keeping things peaceful. That definitely worked well for my own nuclear family when it was just mom, dad and the kids. It's even more useful, and needed, when it's parents, grandparents and kids. If it gets to noisy for the seniors, they can rest in their own room. The kids can head upstairs to read, do homework, etc. And all can get together to eat dinner in the huge great room / kitchen combo.

West Roseville home has gorgeous countertops and backsplash via Kaye Swain California real estate agent

OR there is also a formal living room AND formal dining room area.

The ambience of this delightful home in West Roseville CA is grand-Kaye Swain real estate agent

If twas me, I would probably set the front space as the formal dining room for those who prefer things a bit quieter with a table in the kitchen for the kids and those of us who tend to be a little bit louder (yes, sigh, that includes me – as my grandkids delight in and my senior mom occasionally and very sweetly points out. wink )

However y'all want to do it, you definitely would have the space to do it in. With 3,281 square feet, there is plenty to spare and it also includes a loft and a butlers pantry. Sweet!

According to the SacBee, "In 2005, the average lot size in the Sacramento region was approximately 7,500 square feet. Last year, the average lot size was less than 6,500 square feet, a reduction of almost 15 percent." Many of the brand new homes in West Roseville have even smaller lot sizes. But this lovely home has a generous 7,693 square foot lot and it's beautifully landscaped with a cement patio and easy maintenace yard. A lot of families are looking at the brand new homes a couple of miles further down the road, and they are very nice. There are some outstanding multigenerational and aging in place options there as well. But to me, this is nicer because the back yard grass, cement, and sprinkler system are already installed. Also, you're a bit closer to existing stores, schools, and businesses. It's closer to the freeway onramps. And the neighborhood was built by Signature Homes around 2001 which means there is plenty of lovely and mature landscaping to provide shade in the summer and lovely colors in autumn and spring. It's also a good distance away from a couple of industrial plants that can occasionally concern some. 

This West Roseville CA home has a back yard to relax in after work via Kaye Swain Real Estate Agent

All in all, this beauty is ready and waiting for just the right buyer to make just the right offer and move in as soon as escrow has closed. If you have multigenerational needs and are looking in West Roseville – or you just want a big house over in this ever-popular section of Placer County – I'd love to help you. Give me a call, text, or email me and let's get going! 

P.S. Click here to see several 5 bedroom homes in the West Roseville, CA 95747 area – and click here for a link to all homes with 3 or more bedrooms in the same area. :)

 

Good Friends, Great Ideas, Lovely Surprises for the Caregiving Holiday Progressive Blog Party 2014

SandwichINK Real Estate Information | Real Estate Info and News for Boomers, Seniors, and Other Multigenerational Caregivers

http://www.sandwichink.com/welcome-to-the-caregiving-holiday-progressive-blog-party-2013-at-sandwichinkWelcome to the annual Caregiving Holiday Progressive Blog Party 2014. I've enjoyed participating in this for the past few years with my blog, SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation. The Sandwich Generation refers to those who are caring for elderly parents while raising children or helping with grandkids. It's also commonly called multigenerational caregiving.

This year, I joined in with SandwichINK's "sister" blog, SandwichINK Real Estate Info. For those visiting from the blog party, I'd like to introduce myself to you. I'm a caregiver, a grandmother, and a REALTOR with Keller Williams in Roseville California specializing in helping fellow boomers and seniors with their real estate, aging in place, and multigenerational needs. As a result, real estate is definitely top of mind for me this year, and multigenerational real estate is also on the tip of my and many other agents' tongues as it is once again growing in popularity, with many elderly parents moving in with their kids, or vice versa.

My senior mom lives with me, plus I also help another beloved senior living long distance. I used to have one set of grandkids nearby and another long distance. This past year, God has moved us all around and now both sets are long distance. That definitely leads to new challenges, but also new solutions to share with my readers and clients.

 

In addition to these blogs, you can also find great resources at my Facebook pages including SandwichINK for the Sandwich GenerationPinterest, and Twitter. Being a tech-savvy writer and REALTOR, I love to make good use of social media tools to help you with a wide variety of needs from caregiving ideas to aging in place suggestions to how to help our elderly parents with their real estate needs.

And, what would a party be without party favors? 

First, here's a cool party favor I RECEIVED from the very sweet Denise Brown last week. Doesn't it make a lovely decoration for the eparty.

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And for you – I have a couple of coloring pages to share with your kids or grandkids that can also be enjoyed by many of our beloved elderly.

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Christian Christmas encouragement  from Kaye Swain Roseville CA caregiver grandmother and REALTOR for multigenerational caregivers with this cute coloring page for grandkids and elderly seniors

I also have a contest for an Amazon gift card for $10 to use on encouraging music, books, etc. Just leave a comment below and answer the question "What is my favorite AGING IN PLACE suggestion" and I will pick the winner in a random drawing at the end of the blog party – the cut-off time will be Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 9 p.m. And if you are not sure what aging in place options are available, they include grab bars in the bathrooms (maybe other rooms too), wide doorways and sidewalks to accomodate walkers and wheelchairs, zero or one-step entry into the house to avoid stairs that elderly may fall on, wheelchair ramps into the house, etc. :) 

Thank you again for visiting SandwichINK Real Estate Info and do have a lovely and blessed Christmas. Be sure to enjoy more of the Caregiving.com Holiday Progressive Blog Party and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Kaye Swain Roseville CA REALTOR caregiver and grandmother invites you to join in on the Caregiving Holiday Blog Party