Hottest Real Estate Amenity – Your Mother’n’law?

You heard it right? According to the Wall Street Journal, “for both domestic and foreign buyers, the hottest amenity in real estate these days is an in-law unit, an apartment carved out of an existing home or stand-along dwelling unit built on the homeowner’s property. While the adult children get the peace of mind of having mom and dad nearby, real-estate agents say the in-law accommodations are adding value to their homes.”

We find this true with many of our clients, who are designing their homes for multiple generations. “In an analysis of real-estate listings, homes with in-law-units, technically called accessory-dwelling-units (ADUs), were priced about 60% higher than houses without them…” states the article. Its great to see families growing together, in the comfort of the family home. Thanks to the Wall Street Journal for an interesting look into this forward thinking trend in home design.

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

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