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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Depends on the municipality, then depends on the subdivision.

Aug 16, 2018 04:30 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Structure set-backs have to be followed but, other than that, not here in NC or SC at this time.

Aug 15, 2018 08:34 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

The are prohibited most places around here.

Aug 15, 2018 06:13 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

In order to have an accessory dwelling here, you have to have particular zoning. In Mohave County AZ, zoning that could allow this type of residence might be RE (recreational, which allows two homes per parcel) or AR (Ag-Res). In order to have that additional residence, you have to provide sufficient utilities to service it and there has to be enough room on the lot to do so which usually means at least half an acre to allow a septic tank and maybe a well. This is a very rural area. This type of zoning does not usually occur within the municipalities, so the lot sizes can be much too small. I am uncertain whether a multi-family zoned property would permit this within city limits. Again, this is Arizona, Mohave County. I cannot speak to any other area.

Aug 15, 2018 07:17 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      The issue in Florida for permitting any building, including ADUs, is going to be sewer/septic and stormwater runoff.  Our freshwater springs and streams are becoming fouled; the Red Tide that is underway in the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida is a disaster of Biblical proportions... all because of fertilizer and weed killer runoff, and septic tanks and overwhelmed sewer treatment systems. 

Aug 15, 2018 06:28 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

 Most folks just have a shed. No separate living units, though unless you go through the local zoning and planning board process.

Aug 16, 2018 05:42 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes they do. Will have to check with local municipalities to find out more detail information.

Aug 16, 2018 05:34 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I would say it depends on the local authority of each town.

Aug 15, 2018 09:19 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John,

We have stritct rules in Santa Barbara County, and the Coastal Commission which can overrule on the grounds of conservation and keeping the ocean clean...and it is something that we don't really have an interest in...A

Aug 15, 2018 08:40 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Affordability in the SF Bay Area is such a big problem that many communities are looking at ADUs as a partial solution. I have not investigated the local requirements. I am guessing that they will vary with the various municipalities with some…exclusive neighborhoods…not being at all in support.

Aug 15, 2018 08:25 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have no idea what my area's regulations are.  It's not a concern for me, quite honestly.  I work with sellers mainly and if some buyer is curious about it, they can do their own investigations.  Even if I knew, I couldn't tell them due to liability concerns.

Aug 15, 2018 07:29 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

That is a John DL Arendsen question.

Aug 15, 2018 06:58 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not an issue for me in retirement! Never was an issue when I was active.

Aug 16, 2018 05:29 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

You lost me at ADU's 

Aug 16, 2018 05:27 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I don't know anything.

Aug 16, 2018 04:41 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would assume some do.

Aug 16, 2018 04:35 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

None in my area, tht I'm aware of

Aug 16, 2018 01:35 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not common here but you have me curious.

Aug 15, 2018 07:19 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Usually. You need to check your local regulations.

Aug 15, 2018 05:09 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

The city controls this, then the HOA for neighborhoods.

Aug 19, 2018 02:55 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

What is an ADU?

Aug 17, 2018 11:35 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Bear - it depends on each town.

Aug 16, 2018 09:17 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Depends on how big the land is and where it's located.  I've got one on the market now with 2 guest home plus RV garage - 36,000 s f lot.

Aug 16, 2018 05:07 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It pretty much goes back to the zoning, restrictions and deed. There are plenty of rules there to follow.

Aug 16, 2018 03:46 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Depends.

Aug 16, 2018 01:28 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

John Bear my local area one ADU allowed, however, some municipalities have more restrictions on the size than other municipalities.

Aug 16, 2018 11:43 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

We have cardboard box ADU's and an unlimited number of tents in California. Based upon that alone, it appears there are no limits. Pitch a tent and defecate and urinate where you please ... throw your trash where you will ...California seems not to care. No limits ... come on now, it's California!!!

Aug 16, 2018 08:45 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Not allowed around here except in certain areas with restrictions. Septic and lot coverage are big issues here.

Aug 16, 2018 08:25 AM
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John DL Arendsen
CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Here's the new ADU law that was enacted in January 2017. It's a State law that requires all county and city jurisdictions in Cali to comply with. Jurisdictions that don't are subject to legal action from the State so almost all of them have adopted their version of an ordinance that falls within the mandates parameters. In Cali you can only have one ADU per lot/parcel.

The only homes that are not bound by the State mandate are those with HOA's or CC&R's that do not permit them. This is allowed because the State cannot demand or enforce any private Homeowners association to adopt the law.

Aug 16, 2018 08:18 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, mine does.  It depends on the zoning area.

Aug 16, 2018 06:36 AM