St Louis Homes for Sale with Elevator

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St Louis Homes for Sale with Elevator in Residence

Here’s where you can find St Louis homes for sale with an existing elevator in the home. The number of homes for sale will vary throughout the year so you may want to save this post and link for future reference.

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St Louis Homes for Sale with Elevator

Why Elevators are Becoming a Desirable Amenity

For the next 15 years an average of 10,000 people each day will be turning the age of 65.  This is a huge group of people that will impact the business and lifestyle landscape, not to mention housing.

Aging in Place Will Become a More Common Term in the Near Future

“Aging in Place”  will be the buzz word you will be hearing more often as this Tsunami of Baby Boomers enter retirement or are forced out of retirement due to health reasons. Senior citizens want nothing more than to stay in their home as long as possible and an elevator can provide the answer for many of them.  If you foresee yourself as a potential caregiver in the future for your aging parents, you may want to look into options. If you’re living in a two story home and want to stay there as long as possible an elevator might enable you to do that.  If you plan on moving, should you allow for a home with an existing elevator or have one installed?

What is the Cost of an Elevator?

The actual elevator itself can run $15,000 to $25,000, which doesn’t include the cost of building a shaft or a machine room or running electrical. Pricing will also be determined on how many floors in the home are serviced and what options you choose.  Yes, it sounds expensive but is it as much as the monthly cost of a nursing home or independent living arrangement?

Enjoy the article and photos below courtesy of Houzz.  Give us a call at 636-532-4200 if you’d like to know more about any of the homes on our site.

Published on 2016-05-03 19:57:45