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Two ‘Right-Sized’ Model Homes That Tackle Affordability Issues

We are very aware of the problem of housing affordability and these approaches may be replicable. Other than ADU’s, we’re not sure how much of a future single family homes have in newly built affordable housing. We like ADU’s because they are small (NOT tiny) dwellings that can be placed on an otherwise single family zoned property. This can be a universal design home and can work great for older relatives or others.

But we also like newly built two and three family homes as affordable options that can also include UD characteristics. That is homes that can be marketed to a mainstream audience but that have significantly higher function characteristics and easy adaptability.


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