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empty nester

A parent whose children have moved out of the house. 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.
The company sells to first-time, move-up, relocating, active-adult, and empty-nester homebuyers.
builder of luxury homes, building for move-up, empty-nester, active-adult, and second-home buyer markets in suburban communities in 21 states.
Through its operating subsidiaries, the Company develops residential building lots and constructs primarily single-family detached homes for the move-up, relocation and empty-nester markets.
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.
Alongside this, the phenomenon of 'pet parenting' has grown, whereby people, typically empty-nesters or those without children, treat their pets as if they were their own children, spending large amounts on them and seeking the best available nutrition, to match or even exceed their own dietary expectations.
Empty-nesters represent per-person spending of nearly $1,300 a year, vs.