accessory dwelling unit


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accessory dwelling unit

A separate housing arrangement within a single-family home which is a complete living unit, including a private kitchen and bath.
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There, this kind of housing -- referred to officially as "accessory dwelling units'' but better known as granny flats, garage apartments or alley houses -- is being welcomed and even encouraged, thanks to friendly zoning laws.
Fannie Mae does not use the term accessory dwelling unit in its single-family Selling Guide, but will purchase loans on properties with illegal "accessory units," a scenario for which it provides detailed guidance.
Construction of single family homes requires payment of a fee ($14.75 per square foot) or construction of an accessory dwelling unit available for rent to a local working resident.
Now homeowners are creating a second dwelling unit on their property called an Accessory Dwelling Unit or ADU.
So, I am giving more thought to perhaps creating an accessory dwelling unit apartment upstairs.
Kurtis Sherwood, 9411 Lone Pine Orchard Road, Leavenworth, $124,072 for accessory dwelling unit and cost not listed for sign.
STURBRIDGE - Shot down at the annual Town Meeting in 2007, the controversial Accessory Dwelling Unit bylaw proposal crept back into the collective consciousness of the Planning Board last night with little contention and even a constructive consensus.
Amenities of the home include a Four Seasons Sunroom/family room; a stone and vertical grain, fir wood-burning fireplace with disappearing plasma TV above the mantel; high quality Canyon Creek cabinets; granite countertops; cherry and tile floors; sound system; steam shower and large jetted tubs; a composite deck; and accessory dwelling unit.
* Detached accessory dwelling unit: a small dwelling on the same tot but physically separate from the main house.
The first draft of the accessory dwelling unit bylaw that was sent to all Zoning Study Committee and Planning Board members on June 8 clearly identifies the article as an accessory dwelling unit bylaw and not an in-law apartment.
The design and build of a prototype Accessory Dwelling Unit is one project of the three-part $250,000 grant the Forest Service awarded.