Accessory Dwelling Unit FAQ

What is a Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit?

Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADUs) are a very small living unit (up to 500 square feet) created out of a bedroom within an existing single family home.

What does Accessory Dwelling Unit mean?

An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a room or set of rooms in a single-family home in a single-family zone that has been designed or configured to be used as a separate dwelling unit and has been established by permit. ... The City of Seattle has procedures in place to establish an attached ADU or a detached ADU.

How much does an Accessory Dwelling Unit cost?

That may be true for a home office, but for a legal accessory dwelling unit which includes a kitchen and bathroom, costs typically start at $80,000 and quickly move up from there. For a stand-alone accessory dwelling unit expect the cost to start at $150,000 and increase from there

How do you finance an Accessory Dwelling Unit?

#1 HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit) A HELOC is a second mortgage for homeowners to utilize to access some of the equity in their home. #2 Cash Out Refinance. A cash out refi is a mortgage that pays off an existing mortgage and gets additional cash out. ...
#3 Construction Loan.