Baby Boomers coming home… the lure of family

The percentage of Baby Boomers planning to move has been rising, from about a third 20 years ago to about a half now planning to make a move. Their reasons for moving are as varied as they are, but moving because of family tops the list.

Sometimes the move is to be close to siblings, coming together again after living in different parts of the country or the world for much of their lives.

With Al & Helen

Sometimes the move is to be close to aging parents… sometimes to be close to children and grandchildren… perhaps having more than one home in different locations. With extended life expectancy, Baby Boomers have a whole Third Age to experience many new things not possible for previous generations.

Sometimes a move is simply a change from what you have experienced most of your life. If you have lived in the same place close to where you grew up, it may be a move to a 'dream' destination. (By the way, I find many doing this eventually coming back again later in life.)

With about 30 years of life after traditional 'retirement' age, there is time for many moves and experiences… no need to feel locked into only one destination if you are ready for more.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results – EmailTwin Cities Baby Boomer Realtor

RELATED POSTS

Written By

I love what I do! Highly insightful, analytical and creative, there is nothing I love more than helping you find the right solution for your real estate transition. My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.

Related Posts

Retiring? Things to consider when planning what’s next for you

Think you are ready for retirement because your financial plan is in place? What about your life plan? Will you move? Will you downsize? Will your lifestyle change? Don’t miss...

Surrounded by too much stuff? Incorporating this morbid-sounding technique could help.

William Morris once said, “Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” For most, that’s easier said than done.  Last...

Subscribe to Our Newsletter for Market Updates & Mid-Century Modern Listings

Our weekly HomesMSP Update includes current local market information and a curated list of mid-century modern properties for sale, plus posts from an inspector, a lender, a stager, info about neighborhoods, life in the Twin Cities… even recipes!
Hidden

Blog Categories

Archives

Sharon and John Hensrud

About Us

The HomesMSP Team is committed to meeting you where you are and listening… really listening to understand you so we can use our extensive knowledge of the market and local neighborhoods to give you personalized service.