If my parents were alive they would be living with me. I miss them dearly.
That was the sweetest thing I've read in a long time! Made me cry cuz I totally get it!
They say home prices outgrow wages by a 10:1 ratio. I make a bit less than my father did in the early 1990s, but the same house he bought for 220k is seilling for 800k. Very depressing to consider that if the trend continues I might never afford a home.
I'm not sure of the exact numbers, but wages in real dollars have been stagnant (and the minimun wage has actually decreased), which housing prices have greatly outpaced inflation. Yikes.
I think mutli-generational housing is certianly more common these days, not only for economic reasons but also for cultural reasons. Many cultures have traditionally had 3 generations living under one roof, especially as grandparents can be a tremendous help for parents (and vice versa). So I absolutely agree that more people should be open to the idea. Ultimately, it boils down to what works best for each family.