What Is An In-Law Suite?

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What Is An In-Law Suite?

Are you looking to buy a house with an In-Law Suite in the Delaware County Pennsylvania area?

Are you thinking ahead to the time when you may want to help older family members downsize and it would be so much easier to have them close to your home?

Well there are houses in and around Delaware County that do provide a separate but connected living situation.  No two houses are alike in this regard, but they can provide a situation that can make life a bit easier for all involved down the road.

KeysWhat is considered an In-Law Suite when you do a search on line?

Well it can mean a few things.

-It can mean there is part of a house that has a bedroom with a sitting room and a full bathroom in addition to the main living quarters of a house, set away from the main part of the house.

-It can mean there is part of a house that has a bedroom, a full bathroom and a kitchen, set off from the main living areas of the house.

In-Law Suites can be located on the main level, ground level or on an upper level of a house.  Some are even located on top of garages or in a separate structure close to the house.

Most In-Law Suites have an internal door that separates the suite from the rest of the house.  Most have their own private door to the outside, so the suite can feel like an apartment unto itself, separate living from the main part of the house.

If you are considering looking for a house with an In-Law Suite, approach your search with the understanding that you may need to tweak a living space to make it work for your particular needs.  The only reason I say this is, because the term is used loosely when a house is written up on the MLS.

And please note, In-Law Suites are not the same as apartments.  Municipal Townships can have strict guidelines about what qualifies as an In-Law Suite.

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Sharon Lee
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Hi Gloria- I think in-law suites are probably becoming more popular for folks who care for their family. Have a great weekend.

Sep 07, 2018 04:22 AM #1
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Gloria Todor
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Yes they are Sharon Lee .  It is amazing the variety of situations there are for in-law suites. Have a good weekend also!

Sep 07, 2018 02:02 PM #2
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Joan Cox
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Gloria, excellent post, and these are becoming more and more in demand.

Sep 08, 2018 06:21 AM #3
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Gloria Todor
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Thank you Joan Cox .  Yes I wish there were more of them in our area or even just more one story living situations.  Too many mcmasion's being built instead.

Sep 10, 2018 01:14 PM #4
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Joan Cox
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Gloria, I agree, we are seeing more and more families together rather sending parents to assisted living, etc.   

Sep 10, 2018 01:16 PM #5
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Roy Kelley
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This is an important topic with the rapidly growing population of seniors.

Sep 11, 2018 07:38 AM #6
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These suites, or ohanas as we call them, are very popular here where you need some extra income to help pay the mortgage.

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