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Kaye Swain Real Estate Agent blogger sharing about 1816 Cymbeline Street Roseville CA 95747 MLS 15046800

As long time readers know well, multigenerational and aging in place options are favorite themes for me. I am always on the lookout for great ones to use for or share with my family as well as for my real estate clients. They can be tough to find in some areas and at some times. But right now, sweet multigenerational homes with great aging in place options seem to be abounding everywhere, including my sweet home town of Roseville CA in the Sacramento area!

I don’t know about you but I enjoy looking at photos of homes. It’s fun to “tour them” virtually. And it can give us great ideas to implement in our own homes or down the road when we may be house hunting due to multigenerational needs.  This home is in West Roseville CA and it would be a fun delight for grandkids and grandparents alike, don’t you think? Starting with floors that are easy to clean. Always nice with those cute grandkids, don’t you think?

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It’s a beautiful two-story home with 3800 square feet. I’ve never lived in a home larger than 2400 square feet. That one was big but a bit squished when my senior parents moved into the master bedroom. The next year, after my sweet dad had gone to heaven and my mom was still living with me, it shrank a bit more when 2 of my kids and 4 grandkids moved in with us for a while. We absolutely loved doing it! It was a huge help to them and a sweet blessing to my mom and me. But I would REALLY have appreciated 3800 square feet, I’m telling you! Tak the kitchen/great room pictured below. It’s spread out nicely so you can all be hanging out in that area and not be “right on top of each other.” And, of course, there’s a whole other floor above and plenty of room outside. Space is a big blessing for many multigenerational families, that’s for sure.

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This home has one of my favorite features  – a bedroom and full bathroom downstairs which is a huge help for senior parents, whether they live with you or use it when visiting. But that’s not all! It has SIX bedrooms AND 4.5 bathrooms (including a walk-in shower – always helpful for elderly parents). Awesome options for a variety of needs – whether you are upsizing due to family needs, working from your home (in which case you have at least two terrific office choices), and more.

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Wander out into the back yard and you’ll discover plenty of room for all sorts of fun activities. My grandkids and I used to play ball tag in a yard this big and it was glorious. They could run and run and have a blast. it got ALL their wiggles out (well, most of them, anyway. :) ). And at this house, if there are still wiggles, I bet that solar-heated built-in swimming pool would take care of them quite nicely. Did I mention the “piece de resistance!” A very cool two-story fort / play structure. Awesome!

Kaye Swain Real Estate Agent blogger sharing about 1816 Cymbeline Street West Roseville CA 95747 pool and table 768

It’s close to the local elementary school, Coyote Ridge Elementary (School tip for anyone anywhere you may be househunting, always call the school to confirm if that is, indeed, where your kids / grandkids will go. Due to fluctuating needs and age demographics within a city, the school that is nearest you may NOT be the school they will go to. So it’s always best to check on schools BEFORE you buy. And to realize that, even if you do, it can change again.). This home is also nice and close to the Bill Santucci park which boasts of 2 barbeques, a play area for school-aged kids and grandkids, 2 baseball/softball fields, a basketball court, 2 soccer fields, a covered picnic area, 10 picnic tables, belt and bucket swings, and a restroom. It’s one of  OVER 70 great parks we have in Roseville CA and we are quite appreciative of them all!

You might be asking, why does one need a park when this house is like living in your own park? It’s still nice to have parks nearby as a way of meeting neighbors and new playmates, having a lovely place to take long walks (especially delightful right now with the weather so balmy), and having extra room for a large get-together. When I was a kid, we used to have family reunions with one side of our family every year. When there was just a handful of us, it was easy to host in anyone’s home. By the time the kids had kids and our gatherings were about 50+, we all especially appreciated the park that was right next door to one of my aunts and uncles. This park isn’t quite next door but it’s only .02 miles away! Quite nice to add some extra space if you needed it. And as so many of us know, when you have multigenerational families living together, you may need it much more than you think. :)

Kaye Swain Real Estate Agent blogger sharing about 1816 Cymbeline Street Roseville CA 95747 front yard MLS 15046800

Something else to consider is garage size. First you need to think about how you want to use the garage (park cars, wood working shop, inside play area for the grandkids which is really nice during prolonged bad weather or ?). Then determine how big your garage needs to be and put that on your house hunting list. One of my real estate clients had a major railroad layout that takes up two full garages. He loved working on it, especially with the grandkids. He didn’t care if he parked in the garage or not. His wife, however, preferred parking in the garage. So they put 3+ garages on their wish list. If you are caring for elderly parents, you might want to be sure you have room to park in the garage with them as it is usually less slanted and easier for them. Not to mention easier access for special needs, bad weather, etc. A larger house, like this one, will often have 3 or more garages. This particular house has a wonderful FOUR garages! Big enough for a wide variety of multigenerational options.

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Another nice thing about this that I always look for when I’m househunting for myself or my clients – how close is it to grocery stores and gas stations? So many of us are or have been juggling multigenerational needs with work, school, doctor appointments, and more. Being able to quickly run out to a nearby store for certain basic staples is definitely a requirement for me!

We can’t all buy a 3,800 square foot home like this. I never have and probably never will. But it’s fun to dream. And even if you are looking at less square footage, hopefully this fun and virtual home tour has given you a lovely example of great things to look for when you, or someone you love, are thinking of upsizing to make room for elderly senior parents, kids or grandkids moving in, or both, don’t you think? What do you like best about it?

Kaye Swain Real Estate Agent blogger sharing about 1816 Cymbeline Street Roseville CA 95747 MLS 15046800

P.S. If you happen to live in the Roseville – Sacramento area and want to see it up close and in person, or look at other homes for sale, do give me a call at 657-229-5293 or email me at Kaye@KayeSwain.com. I’d love to help you with all your real estate needs. (And for that matter, if you live outside the Roseville area, I’d be glad to help you find a REALTOR in YOUR neck of the woods who also specializes in working with boomers and seniors, multigenerational and aging in place needs, etc.  :)


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Boomers and seniors are staying younger than ever via Roseville CA REALTOR Kaye Swain

Y’all know I love to write for and about fellow boomers and seniors. AND I enjoy working, online and off, with others who share my passion for helping our beloved elderly parents and relatives. One of those terrific colleagues is Michelle Seitzer who has written an excellent two-part article on the topic of Boomers, Retirement and Work. It was a great article series and no, I’m not prejudiced just because I’m quoted in Part 1 – “One boomer who is caring for her mother while working as a REALTOR believes her peers are choosing to stay in the workplace because of the economy, but they are also doing so for the sheer enjoyment of work. ‘Many firmly believe and feel that they are much younger – mentally & emotionally – than their parents were at their age,’ she adds.”

I was especially interested to read the comment in Part 2, “Ruth Martel, 57, is finishing up a dual masters degree in computer forensics and intelligence and hopes to graduate by the time she turns 58.” Heading to college in our 40s, 50s, 60s, or even later is not only a great option career-wise, it’s terrific for keeping our brains well-exercised and active. And it’s especially nice to know that many colleges offer discounted or free tuitions to senior citizens. A win-win-win if I ever heard of one!



What a cool help for our kids and #grandkids who are learning the parts of the skeleton this year! There are two pictures so be sure to pop over :) #grandchildren #grandparents

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My grandkids do love various Halloween aspects that I’m not always fond of. I, personally, love cute and harvest and teddy bears and more. Skeletons are NOT one of  my faves UNLESS I can turn it into an educational project. Then my grandkids and I can have fun with the skeletons they love and the educational projects I enjoy.

Skeletons are great autumn learning tools for grandkids via Sacramento real estate agent baby boomer blogger Kaye Swain

You’ll find a ton of educational skeleton resources at two of my Pinterest boards – Grand for Kids and Grandkids and Home School Helps. You’ll find a Minecraft version, pasta versions, cut and paste versions, and even a couple of crocheted versions. You can even enjoy a quilted skeleton at my board, Quilting Passion. I’m not sure how “educational” that one would be in the science aspect, but it would definitely be great for learning about quilting. :)


When I was growing up, I went to a Lutheran church affiliated with my school. One of my favorite old Christian hymns there was “I’m But a Stranger Here, Heaven is My Home.” I still love it. But I also love a newer contemporary praise and worship song that shares a similar message and always makes me think of this sweet old hymn. The new song is sung by Building 429, a fave of my grandkids and myself. It’s called “Where I Belong.”

Old and new but the same basic message – our true home is heaven! I don’t know about you, but I’m truly looking forward to heaven. I love being here, and serving God, loving my family, helping others. But I also look forward to being with God forever in heaven.

As Paul once said, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21

Christian encouragement for grandparents and grandkids via Kaye Swain real estate agent blogger

And in 1 Peter 1, we are reminded that, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”

Wonderful and comforting words of encouragement, indeed!

Here’s the next in the sermon series on John by David Guzik,  You can also find this at my Youtube playlist – Bible Studies – Verse By Verse . And the sweet hymns above are at my playlist, Sweet Sunday Blessings.

Have a lovely week!

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I am so thrilled that our temperatures, while popping up into the 90s for a day or so, are again headed straight back down to the 80s. Hooray. Autumn is truly here, the leaves are starting to turn, and I’m continuing to enjoy autumn bliss offline AND online.  Online you ask? Yup! Between Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Fall Blog Linky Parties, I’m thoroughly enjoying every gorgeous autumn color you can imagine. What a sweet treat for the senses!



Swim shoes are a big help for boomers and seniors caring for elderly parents and swimming via Kaye Swain Roseville California real estate agent and SandwichINK blogger

Even though summer has said good-bye, my senior mom and I are still enjoying walking in the swimming pool. It’s great exercise for both of us and something she can do more easily than most other exercises. It’s an indoor pool that’s heated so theoretically we should be able to do it year round. I tend to get too cold in the winter months while she used to enjoy it all the time. I’ve noticed this year that she is getting chillier too. So we shall see.

One thing we both noticed is that we have been getting foot and leg cramps while walking. That’s never happened before and I’m not sure why. Perhaps the rubber pad they use to walk on. Though I’ve walked on these at other gyms as well??? I decided to get us both some water shoes to see if that would help. We tried them for the first time today. They aren’t the prettiest things in the world. BUT, my mom only got one minor cramp that went away quickly and I didn’t get any. So I’m hoping these will be a good solution for us both and thought I’d share the idea with y’all in case any of you have ever had this issue. And YES, if you have suggestions, do share them as well. :)



Thanksgiving project with grandkids via Kaye Swain Roseville CA real estate agent blogger

It’s such a sweet treat when a grandchild calls us, isn’t it? And even better when they want our advice. A couple of my granddaughters called yesterday and asked if I had any autumn crafts to suggest as they wanted to do some that afternoon. I shared some fun and easy ones like making Thanksgiving turkeys with hands, similar to the wreath we did a few years ago – then writing people or things they were thankful for on each feather. I also added a couple of goodies quickly to my Pinterest board, Grand for Kids and Grandkids and sent them the link for that. They were quite excited, indeed. And I can’t wait to see what they made.

Grand for kids and grandkids via Roseville CA real estate agent blogger Kaye Swain at SandwichINK


More of my favorite encouraging and comforting Bible verses…

Christian words of encouragement via Kaye Swain Roseville CA real estate agent blogger


Here are my latest coloring pages for kids as well as adults including a Christian and inspirational quotes coloring page.

Christian and inspirational quotes coloring pages for adults and for all age via Kaye Swain

Christian Inspirational quotes Halloween kids adult printable coloring pages via Kaye Swain Roseville CA blog

Nothing But the Blood Of Jesus” is one of the lovely old Christian hymns that I do so love. We sang it in church this week as we took communion and it was such a sweet blessing. When I went looking for a video for it, I discovered several different versions – all beautiful. Some were sung very slowly. Some were sung really fast (one of my fave versions is like that :) ). I saved all the ones I loved to my Sunday Sunday Blessings playlist at Youtube, along with a few other lovely hymns I discovered along the way. That way you can enjoy listening to as many or as few others as you would like. But I chose this version, by Guy Penrod who often sings with the Gaither family, for sharing here as the tempo was right in the middle. Not too slow, not too fast. And very sweetly encouraging – as were all the other versions as well, no matter the tempo, due to the awesome words including, “What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus; What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.” Such a vital truth for us all!

One of my fave Bible teachers, David Guzik, continues his sermon series on the book of John at YouTube. You can find his church’s channel by CLICKING HERE. I’m also adding this sermon series to a playlist at my own YouTube channel – Bible Studies – Verse By Verse  each week, to make it easy to find it and others as I share them.

Have a blessed and beautiful week!



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Beverly's Got so many cute pink things each Saturday including lovely homes and home decor - great for creative ideas when you are moving to a new home

Kaye Swain REALTOR in Roseville CA has Fun and so will other boomers and seniors and grandparents whether at home or out and about working at their real estate business at the Grand Social