urbaneering 101

A DWELLING THAT ADAPTS

An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a structure located on a property that already has a primary home. An ADU can be detached from or attached to the primary residence. It must be used as a dwelling, as the name implies.

Several forward-thinking states, cities and communities are pioneering the way for the rest of the country, loosening zoning restrictions on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in order to make more housing options available than ever before. In the coming years, more cities are expected to relax zoning rules to allow for ADUs. People across the country will then be able to take advantage of the benefits of an ADU.

USES

While the possible uses for an ADU are truly endless when it comes to URBANEERing, here are some of the most popular applications of Accessory Dwelling Units.

BENEFITS

ADUs come in all shapes, sizes and designs. When designed and constructed to the highest standards, they can provide many benefits for years to come.

FINANCING

Before you get too far into the process, you should investigate all of your financing options, which could be many, depending on the state you live in and a few other factors.

HOUSING IN AMERICA

One of the most troublesome aspects of housing development in America is that the housing being made isn’t the housing we need. In recent years, smaller, more accessible homebuilding has lagged behind the construction of upmarket, luxury homes with greater margins.

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OF HOUSEHOLDS WILL BE SINGLE OR MARRIED W/NO KIDS IN 10 YEARS
%
GLOBAL POPULATION PROJECTED TO LIVE IN CITIES BY 2030
%
PERCENT OF HOME BUYERS WANT LESS THAN 1,500 sqft.

From Harvard: "Between 2004 and 2015, completions of smaller single-family homes (under 1,800 square feet) fell from nearly 500,000 units to only 136,000. Similarly, the number of townhouses started in 2016 (98,000) was less than half the number started in 2005."

READY TO BECOME AN URBANEER?

Contact URBANEER® for information, floorplan availability and zoning rules in your area.