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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California looks to convert empty garages into living spaces

A number of U.S. states are considering easing zoning requirements to allow for more accessory dwelling units to be built as a way of relieving chronic housing shortages, the New York Times reported. California, which faces a massive housing shortage, is actively pursuing the idea of freeing up more space for so-called ADUs, otherwise known

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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.

Experts say ‘granny flats’ could alleviate housing shortages

Economists specializing in the housing industry say that so-called “granny flats” could go a long way towards alleviating the shortage of affordable housing

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.

“Granny flats” face growing opposition

So-called “granny flats”, or smaller homes built in back yards for aging parents or rentals, are being challenged in a number of cities in the U.S.

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