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Empty nest, big decisions

Pre-retirement years are a good time for empty nesters to take stock of their housing needs and overall financial situation

BY ELLEN JAMES MARTIN Modified: June 15, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 16, 2012

As your kids grow up and move on to their adult lives, you realize you’ll soon have a much larger house than you and your spouse need.

Do you sell the property and walk away from what you consider an idyllic suburban setting — letting go of neighborhood friends and happy memories? And if you sell, what sort of place do you buy and how much do you spend?

These questions are...

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