empty nester

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empty nester

A parent whose children have moved out of the home. When our youngest goes off to college next year, we'll officially be empty nesters.
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an empty nester

An empty nester is a parent whose children have left home. I'm trying to prepare myself for becoming an empty nester when my youngest child goes to university.
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empty nester

a person whose children have grown up and left home. informal
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n. parents whose children have grown and moved out. There are a few adjustments that empty-nesters have to make.
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So many of my empty-nester clients are looking to live in downtown Chicago or places like downtown Glen Ellyn," said Susann Rhoades with RE/MAX Suburban in Wheaton, Ill.
And the second thing is this: it is deemed to be the right time, now, to cater for the empty-nesters precisely because time has swept them along to a new status.
8220;The right sized buyer is typically an empty-nester that wants all of the bells and whistles in a smaller new home package in the community they know and love.
Targeting Gen-X buyers, move-up families, and move-down empty-nesters Alisal offers a product niche for buyers who are willing to buy a less spacious home in exchange for a location closer to the beach.
Now Woodmont builds second-time, move-up homes ranging from $500,000 to $700,000, and empty-nester abodes in the low $300,000s.
Feedback on other projects helped the builder recognize a need for upscale, but moderately priced, empty-nester houses.
He also surveys shore vacationers to find out where empty-nester visitors live, and targets those areas for advertising.
As this true tale illustrates, it can be tough for empty-nesters to finalize their future housing plans.
So empty-nesters should be "encouraged" by a new land tax to downsize to free up space for younger generations.
Empty-nesters represent per-person spending of nearly $1,300 a year, vs.