Renting Your ADU Successfully

Do you want to manage your unit yourself or have a property manager take care of it for you?  Property managers often charge about 10% of the rent + a month's rent to get someone in the door (which they may use to cover a…

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Significant Brakes on the Development of ADUs

One of these brakes could be fairly easily remedied:

Unreliable appraisals: if someone is going to spend about $200,000-$225,000 for a 500 square foot ADU, how much value will it add to the property?  This, of course, will affect the taxes and insurance as well.

Some say the…

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House or Building Kits

Well, it is interesting to see what can be found in the way of kits with their potential to save money.  We bought an Amish shed kit for an extra unit in our back yard which is technically not a tiny house because there is…

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