Performance Property Real Estate Question

How ADUs Are Making Housing More Affordable

Q: My grandmother lives alone and needs more income. Can she move into the apartment over her garage and rent out her house? Elmo, South Orange, NJ A: ADU stands for Accessory Dwelling Unit. Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) have been around for a very long time. An ADU is a secondary small dwelling on the same grounds or attached to a single-family house. ADUs are sometimes referred to as mother-in-law flats or granny flats. Examples of ADUs include: an apartment over the garage a cottage or tiny house in a home’s backyard (Note: ADUs can be tiny houses, but tiny houses aren’t always ADUs) a basement apartment Regardless of its physical form, an ADU is legally part of the same […]

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