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Mel Hayes
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  • Los Angeles, CA
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To ADU or not ADU in Los Angeles on a Flip.

Mel Hayes
  • Investor
  • Los Angeles, CA
Posted Nov 27 2021, 18:50

Hi all, I'm doing a flip where the original owner converted the 2 garage into a bonus room and added a carport to compensate. The room is 324 sqft so it has the space to be converted into an ADU and no doubt would add a lot of value but I have some concerns about doing this on a flip. ADU's are expensive and from what I'm seeing, properties that have ADU's sit on the market a longer than conventional homes because they are priced higher than other homes in the same market. My idea for this room is to create another bedroom, which also increases the value and will not be nearly as expensive nor take the amount of time that building out an ADU will take. I would love to hear from any agents who work the L.A market about selling or buying homes that have ADUs. Am I correct that they sit on the market longer? Have you had any trouble selling a house with an ADU? If there are any L.A flippers who might read this, have you done any garage conversions to ADU's? I would love to get BP's thoughts on this.

Thanks,

Los Angeles County, California

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