Additional Dwelling Units (ADUs) Homes For Sale

Portland is renowned for its progressive urban planning and commitment to sustainable living and has emerged as a hotbed for innovation in housing solutions. One of the notable trends reshaping the city's real estate landscape is the increasing popularity of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). These secondary, smaller dwellings on residential properties have gained traction for their versatility, addressing housing shortages, and fostering sustainable living practices. Whether it's additional space for your own household, a guest house, or an income property, an ADU can offer significant benefits.

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What is an ADU?

An Accessory Dwelling Unit, or ADU, is a secondary residential unit on a single-family residential lot. Also known as "granny flats," "in-law suites," or "backyard cottages," ADUs are independent living spaces that coexist with the main residence on a property. These units can be either attached to the primary dwelling, such as a basement or an attic conversion, or detached, like a standalone cottage in the backyard.

Generally speaking, when someone says a property has an ADU they are talking about a standalone structure on the property rather than a garage or basement apartment. 

What are the benefits of an ADU?

ADUs offer a long list of potential benefits, which is why they have become such a popular trend in the Portland area real estate market. 

ADUs contribute to addressing the housing shortage in Portland by increasing the diversity of housing options. They provide an opportunity for homeowners to create additional rental units or accommodate extended family members, thereby enhancing housing availability without the need for extensive new construction. Building an ADU is relatively inexpensive and efficient in comparison to buying land an constructing an entirely new home. 

Building an ADU can be a financially savvy decision for Portland homeowners. These units offer the potential for additional rental income, helping homeowners offset mortgage costs and contribute to their financial stability. Renting out an ADU can also provide affordable housing options for tenants in a city where affordability has been a concern. These benefits also apply when you just buy a home in Portland that has an ADU on the property already. 

Portland places a strong emphasis on sustainability and environmental consciousness. ADUs align with these values by utilizing existing infrastructure, reducing the need for new developments, and promoting efficient land use. In addition, many ADUs are designed with energy-efficient features, contributing to the city's commitment to sustainable living practices.

How does an ADU affect resale value?

While there is never a guarantee of how a project will affect resale value, you can reasonably expect an ADU to be a positive factor in your resale value. This is especially true if you take care to ensure the structure was properly constructed according to local building codes. In general, the flexibility and versatility that ADUs offer make homes more attractive to potential buyers, providing an added incentive for homeowners to invest in these structures.

Where do I find Portland homes with an ADU?

This is where we come in! Contact us any time to find your ideal Portland area property, either with an existing ADU or the space and zoning to accommodate the addition of one. 

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