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