For more renters, ADUs are becoming a viable option

As the shortage of housing stock continues unabated, the profile of so-called accessory dwelling units, which are small homes that share a plot of land with larger, single-family homes. Sometimes called “granny flats”, ADUs are generally around 1,200 square-feet or less and provide a viable, low-cost alternative living accommodation for both renters who cannot afford

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Granny Flats are growing in popularity due to the housing crunch, study finds

The number of accessory dwelling units in the U.S. has increased dramatically as a result of the housing inventory crunch, especially in high-cost areas where populations have risen significantly over the last decade, according to a new Freddie Mac study. The research found there are 1.4 million ADUs in the U.S., which include granny flats,

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Higher housing density makes homes more affordable, survey shows

More than three quarters of homeowners across 20 large metro areas agree local governments should do more to keep housing affordable, and most agree that allowing more building would help, according to a new Zillow survey. But while there is meager support for new large multifamily buildings, more than half of homeowners say they and

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Granny flats grow in popularity despite high costs

Homeowners are showing a growing interest in adding so-called “granny flats”, or accessory dwelling units, to their homes, according to a National Association of Home Builders survey of remodeling contractors. The survey shows that around a fifth of home improvement firms have taken on contracts to add an ADU to people’s homes, either by building

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Denver pilots new granny flat program aimed at solving city housing shortages

Authorities in Denver are initiating a new program in the city that aims to solve housing shortage problems while providing a new income stream for low-earning homeowners.

Granny flats on the rise as cities battle against inventory shortage

So-called “granny flats”, which generally means specialized housing units for older in-laws, are seeing their popularity surge in a number of housing-starved areas across the country, according to media reports.

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