The meaning of “home” morphs over time …
In college, it was a house in Northern California that I shared with three friends … with a private rooftop where we could perfect our ‘all over tan’… a vegetable garden for REAL food… and a freezer big enough to store our ‘staple’ food – Swensen’s ice cream.
After college, it was a tiny (nearly windowless) room in Firenze, Italia … that I rented… for $50 a month… while I worked and played and dabbled in art.
In New York it was a studio (our “first-home” – purchased as semi-newlyweds). We converted it into a very cool, but somewhat make-shift “one-bedroom” … And eventually we substituted a crib in place of our custom-built dining room hutch. We lived in that converted studio, crowded and happy, until shortly after baby #2 arrived.
Baby #3 was born in Miami. For decades now we’ve lived here… in South Florida… where each of our kids have enjoyed their own “space” … and visitors and friends are welcome to the guest bedroom/office…
Time is ticking …. Now it’s time for something smaller again, for us too. Full circle. So many of us “baby-boomers” are ready to downsize, and thinking about what’s next.
Many of our buyers are looking to downsize … and looking for 1-story homes.
If you own a single story home… you are holding onto a goldmine! As an experienced, knowledgeable Realtor who works in Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, South Miami (and surrounds), I can tell you that baby-boomers are hungry for single story homes… and single story homes, right now, are in short supply. When you are ready to sell, please give me a call. We may have a buyer for your house, already.