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Old 05-23-2007, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Red Lion, PA
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Smile Availability of mother in law suite houses

Hello!

I should probably direct this question to any realtors on this site, but if anyone has any ideas, please respond. I would like to know the availability of houses with mother in law suites, or perhaps room over garage, built in apartments, etc. Unfortunately, realtor.com doesn't have this info readily available. Next question, if there are not many of these homes available, how tough are the building codes (particularly in Clayton and surrounding Johnston cty) about adding a small addition on? (assuming you have the property and enough septic capacity). We have about 9-12 months prior to our planned move and any info is appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I don't necessarily see a ton of these listings, and I tend to see them with homes with basements that have been converted to a "mother in law" suite. I have a friend in cary who put an addition on her relatively small lot so that her mom could move in, and they didn't have any problems with the city, or permits and they live in a neighborhood with quite a few restrictive convenants.

Leigh
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Hello!

I should probably direct this question to any realtors on this site, but if anyone has any ideas, please respond. I would like to know the availability of houses with mother in law suites, or perhaps room over garage, built in apartments, etc. Unfortunately, realtor.com doesn't have this info readily available. Next question, if there are not many of these homes available, how tough are the building codes (particularly in Clayton and surrounding Johnston cty) about adding a small addition on? (assuming you have the property and enough septic capacity). We have about 9-12 months prior to our planned move and any info is appreciated. Thanks!
I agree with Leigh...I normally see these in homes with daylight basements.
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Old 05-23-2007, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Wake county properties w/ a guesthouse or in-law suite
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:01 PM
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Location: Raleigh, NC
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When we were looking to move 5 years ago, we wanted a home with an attached mother-in-law suite - one with its own kitchen so my mother-in-law could remain independent. We didn't find any which met our needs and ended up building a home with one. My mother-in-law now has her own bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen, sharing the entrance to our house.

Our part of Raleigh only allows single-family homes (we live in the Falls Lake watershed). In order to build our home, we had to sign a contract stating we would not rent out the apartment. Since we had no intentions of doing so, it was not an issue for us.
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Old 05-24-2007, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Red Lion, PA
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Thanks for the info-especially MAtoNC? for the email link!
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:57 PM
 
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Were you able to build a home with a mother-in-law suite? We hope to do the same in the Pittsboro, NC area. Can you tell me what you were able to find out?

Thanks,
George
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Hey guess what! I found out that KB Homes, in their Ravenstone community has a floorplan with 2 MBRs... it's called the Morgan. You have to go on the interactive floorplan, and then choose the upstairs Loft as a MBR and you have two. There would be no 2nd kitchen, but it's something anyway and a new home.

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I hope this helps.

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Old 01-28-2008, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Triangle Area
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Default In law suite inside the beltline

I will look in Raleigh inside the beltline. There some homes that are listed as ranch with basements and some of them have a bedroom and full bath that could be used as in law suite. They are not inexpensive but you can find homes in Raleigh area. These are old homes and are built solid. I hope this would help. Good luck.
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:36 PM
 
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Hello, I work in show casting for a program called "Bang for Your Buck" on Home and Garden Television. We are looking for mother-in-law suites to feature on an upcoming episode and wanted to see if you had a positive response from your posting. Give me a call/email if you would like to discuss this at 303.712.3135 or at jjordon@highnoonentertainment.com
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