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

RENTAL EXAMPLES

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?

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