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A growing number of empty nesters are on the move again as the real estate market heats up, often choosing to trade in a big suburban home for a smaller house in town or a condo in Boston, Cambridge, or other urban centers.
With prices rising in Boston western suburbs, older couples who put their downsizing plans on hold during the recession are now finding a changed market.
Home prices in Newton, for example, are now higher than they were during the height of the last real estate boom during the mid-2000s.
But some empty nesters are finding their biggest challenge now is not selling their house, but finding a smaller home or condo to move to.