ADUs are Accessory Dwelling Units, or an additional dwellings within or adjacent to the primary dwelling of a residence.

Host The Holidays – In a Guest Suite!

The Holidays are a wonderful time to be together with family, friends, and loved ones. Sometimes there isn't enough room to house everyone at home. Instead of fighting traffic, risking icy roads, or drinking that egg nog straight, consider adding more space to your place. A Guest Suite or ADU

Lofts – yet another code update! Phew

Lofts - the ever changing code Everyone wants a loft, here's how to get one Codes come, codes go... and in the case of lofts, they seem to come and go so quickly! The primary force for rapid code development is the

Lofts Lofts Lofts! An Update:

Everyone loves them, the city just got a little friendlier to them, and we can't resist.We all love lofts, it's universal. They create open areas with high ceilings, dramatic lighting, and ideas of treehouses and posh urban living. There's just something fun about climbing up a ladder to an area

What is the ROI for an ADU in PDX? Part II

Let's look at the different types of rental options and their specific payback periods or ROIs. Short-Term Rental (STR): is defined by the City of Portland in the Type A Accessory Short-Term Rental web page for a 1 or 2 dwelling structure (a typical Portland home) as a 30

What is the ROI for an ADU in PDX? Part I

If you are considering building an accessory building to rent for short or long-term rental, this post is for you. In Part I (what you are reading now) I'll describe the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and the conditions I will use to determine the Return on

Surveying: Property Lines and Boundaries

Surveying: Property Lines Why having a Survey is important Every homeowner knows they own a piece of land. Nearly everyone assumes that the boundaries are clear and that their fences, buildings, and other landscape elements denote property lines. It


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