Want extra income? 3 homes for sale ranging from $450,000 to $750,000 with separate spaces for a renter, Airbnb or relative

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Looking for a home with a mother-in-law suite or separate apartment?

Extended family dynamics, childcare needs, or the possibilities of sweet, sweet Airbnb or tenant rental income can all make this an intriguing set-up.

Multi-generational homes are supposed to be the next big thing in real estate, but you wouldn’t know it yet based on the existing housing stock. Plenty of listings out there with rambling layouts or lots of extra space use that most loosey-goosey of realtor terms: Could.

Those empty bonus rooms could be made into a mother-in-law suite. And even if you’re not a fan of your mother-in-law, these extra spaces can now throw off cash with Airbnb or a renter.

[Related Agenda Story: How much money can you make on Airbnb in Charlotte?]

Here are three homes on the market with a suite or separate unit already in place.

6921 Foxworth Dr, Charlotte, 28226

Listing price: $450,000 — 5 beds, 4 baths, 3,086 sqft

This house includes a 903 square foot apartment with its own entrance, separate fuse box, its own screened porch, full kitchen, living and dining, bedroom/full bath and laundry. Big points here for the ideal “we live together but don’t have to see each other” set-up.


Solid curb appeal. Photo via Zillow.

101 Heathwood Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211

Listing price: $749,900 — 4 beds 4 baths 3,781 sqft

This sunny house has a suite with a full bathroom over the garage. It’s currently used as a workout room and doesn’t have a kitchen, but this property earns an extra look for having the suite in a separate space from the main house, and for its unexpected modern vibe in Cotswold.


Love this modern vibe (so will Airbnb guests). Photo via Zillow

2015 Mt Isle Harbor Dr, Charlotte, NC 28214

Listing price:$499,900 — 6 beds 4 baths 4,300 sqft

This Mountain Island Lake home has a walk-out basement with two rooms, wet bar kitchen and full bathroom.


Killer den and love the dock on this property.  Photo via Zillow.

Under contract: 9414 Ginhouse Lane, Charlotte, 28277

This pretty-as-can-be property near Ardrey Kell Road in includes a detached guest house. Listed at $489,000 and under contract.


This is located in a Charleston-style subdivision. Photo via Google

Just sold: 200 S Laurel Ave, Charlotte, NC 28207

With a great central location and cute cottage main house, this property – with a separate bed-and-bath guest suite above a detached garage – sold for $750,000 in August.


Photo via Zillow

Worth watching: Classica Homes

This builder offers new construction in Charlotte neighborhoods and nearby towns with floor plan options designed with separate suites.

Bonus points to Classica for calling one such scenario the “returning adult child.”


Carmel Flex-Gen home, 6 beds, 5 baths. Photo via Classica Homes.

[Real estate tips? If you know of any unusual, interesting or perfect properties for sale or rent, let me know, emily@charlotteagenda.com. Thanks!]

Header photo courtesy of Tempt the Arrow via Instagram

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