empty-nester


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empty-nester

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(Sociology) informal a married person whose children have grown up and left home
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The empty-nester phenomenon is common in the West but is new to China, where the single son or daughter was the focus of most household spending.
Bearing out that trend, RE/MAX brokers in Northern Illinois report a growing number of their empty-nester clients are seeking condominiums or single-family homes in downtown Chicago or the downtown areas of the city's close-in suburbs.
strictly as a baking ingredient, members of childless and empty-nester households also have more free time for experiential kitchen pursuits.
The empty-nester population will only continue to increase in Alaska because in addition to Alaskans having more children under the age of 18, the bulge in the baby boom population means that ultimately more parents will be watching their children fly the coop.
One of the premier examples of family-oriented development is Orin Wilf's 170 East End Avenue, a luxury tower of 115 condominiums, some up to 4,900 s/f, that appeal to every member of the family, from parents to teens, 'tweens to toddlers as well as to the sophisticated young Wall Street executive and the empty-nester.
We had thought we'd do a little of each," says Shelley, referring to both the empty-nester and family segments.
I understand that the company will shortly be issuing its empty-nester brochure, presumably illustrated lavishly with couples who look like people who have been freed from burdens, but all the same I wonder whether they will be people who are revelling i n freedom, or simply putting up with it.
Today, 36 years after he first began building in and around his favorite town, Carr Building and Development continues to make news in Naperville building for empty-nester buyers seeking “right sized” homes in the neighborhood they love; where they can walk to shopping, cultural and dining opportunities.
Whether you're a first time buyer or an empty-nester, a family or an executive seeking real luxury and prepared to pay for it, there is something on the market for you.
Target market: Gen-X, move-up, and empty-nester buyers;