More and more people are finding that they can make money with a guest house or an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) on their property. Not only can they be an income property for you, but there are a host of other benefits that come from having one on your property. My-General Contractor is here to talk about what an ADU is and help you determine if it the right fit for your property.
What’s Another Word for ADU? Accessory Dwelling Unit
There are many different names for an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) out there, but one thing is for sure; they are one of the biggest real estate trends of today. Some people call them a casita, while others may refer to them as a mother-in-law apartment. Many people think they have to be set apart from the main portion of the home, but and ADU may be incorporated inside the home as well. Some people build them on as an addition to the home, they may be a building that is completely separate from the home, or they may be built into the existing home. No matter what the ADU looks like, there are many benefits to having one.
What are the Pros of an ADU?
For most people, the first thing they think about when they think of an ADU is the increased value of their home. However, there are several other benefits that come from an ADU as well.
– They give you a space for any adult children that may need somewhere to stay.
– An ADU can provide extra income when you rent it out to tenants.
– It is a great space to put any aging parents or grandparents so that you can keep a closer eye on them.
– You will see immediate, increased value to your home.
– An ADU on your property helps to promote economic growth to your community.
Does an ADU Make Sense for Your Property?
When many people are considering putting an ADU on their property, they usually question whether or not it is the right fit for them. It is legal to build an ADU in Houston unless your property has a deed restriction. There are currently about 8300 accessory dwelling units in the city of Houston, according to estimates from the Rice|Kinder Institute for Urban Research. However, there are some other things that you need to look at and consider as well.
– Will the ADU comply with HOA guidelines?
– You need to look at zoning requirements.
– Consider the size of your lot and the acreage you have available.
– Think about the timeline as well as the budget you have for an ADU
– What is the land-use category and place types?
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If you are thinking about an ADU for your property, you can turn to the professionals at My-General Contractor to help you design and carry out your project. We can help you build an ADU that fits your needs and help you achieve the goals you have for your property. Call us today!