GENERAL ADU GUIDELINES*
Locate in the back portion of site behind primary dwelling
Floor area allowed: 500-1200sf depending on city
Typically 5' setbacks from property lines, unless converting existing garage
No additional parking req. if 1/2 miles from bus stop
Special requirements if located near powerlines, on through lots, on corner lots, and in hillside zones
*requirements vary by city
Garage Studio Example
Get a loan for $175,000 at 5% interest.
With a 15 year term, the cost is $1600/month inc. taxes and insurance.
What is market rate rent in your neighborhood?
After 15 years you can then use the full rental amount for retirement, kids education, or just a sweet nest egg. It’s a game changer…
Other ADU Examples
Get a loan for $250,000 at 5% interest.
With a 15 year term, the cost is $2300/month inc. taxes and insurance.
What does a two bedroom, 1 bath, 850 sf house rent in your neighborhood?