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Old 02-22-2007, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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How difficult/easy is it to find a home with an apartment or room over the garage? Something suitable for a teen or in-laws or perhaps guests? Any links to current listings in the Charlotte metro area?

Is this something one would need to have built? An expensive upgrade/addition?

Thanks!

SL

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Old 02-22-2007, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Rooms over the garage (bonus rooms) largly depend on the house.

I have seen sone some as low as 5K extra average seem to be around 10K
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:54 PM
 
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How difficult/easy is is to find a home with an apartment or room over the garage? Something suitable for a teen or in-laws or perhaps guests? Any links to current listings in the Charlotte metro area?

Is this something one would need to have built? An expensive upgrade/addition?

Thanks!

SL
Hey there SL we have a room over the garage that we refer to as the FROG (family room over the garage)...some refer to them as a bonus room?, or since ours has a closet I think it can also be called a bedroom?....but are you looking for something with its own entrance, with a extra kitchen?
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:56 PM
 
Location: B-more to NC
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How difficult/easy is is to find a home with an apartment or room over the garage? Something suitable for a teen or in-laws or perhaps guests? Any links to current listings in the Charlotte metro area?

Is this something one would need to have built? An expensive upgrade/addition?

Thanks!

SL
I saw one today on a realtors website. I'll PM you it once I fnd it again.
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:02 PM
 
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We found a few when we were looking. Do you want a full apt. or just a room and a bathroom?

Separate entrances can be easy to add later.

Dawn
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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I saw one today on a realtors website. I'll PM you it once I fnd it again.
That would be terrific! I don't know what to expect as far as availability and price ranges. I guess I'm wondering if these become available often with resales or if they are rather uncommon. Also curious about price ranges.

SL
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Hey there SL we have a room over the garage that we refer to as the FROG (family room over the garage)...some refer to them as a bonus room?, or since ours has a closet I think it can also be called a bedroom?....but are you looking for something with its own entrance, with a extra kitchen?
Hey, an extra kitchen not necessary but nice. A bathroom and seperate entrance would be great.

Thanks!

SL
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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We found a few when we were looking. Do you want a full apt. or just a room and a bathroom?

Separate entrances can be easy to add later.

Dawn
Do you know the MSL #s? Can you direct me where to search?

Thanks!

SL
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Old 02-22-2007, 04:32 PM
 
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Sorry, that was over a year ago.

Honestly, they weren't listed as such, they just listed "bonus room" and then we were pleasantly surprised when we got there.

Even the house we are in now has a 2 room bonus with a bath that would be easy to add a separate entrance to (we would have to take out the large window and add a door and stairs but it wouldn't take much.)

Dawn

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Do you know the MSL #s? Can you direct me where to search?

Thanks!

SL
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Old 02-22-2007, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Saralee,

There are some homes like that in Oakhurst in Cornelius, the problem is that the one like that are not on the market right now.
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