Tuesday, April 26, 2022

What You Should Know About Multi-Family Home Conversion

Turning your single-family home into a multi-family home can be a profitable investment if you want to significantly cut back on your monthly mortgage payments. However, there is some information you will need to gather first before you take on such a project.

New Home or Existing

If you want to move forward with a  1 2 family conversion Franklin Square NY you'll need to ask yourself a fundamental question first: do I want to purchase a new home or convert an existing one?

It might be economical to convert your existing home since you've already put the work into making it livable. This means the upfront costs of purchasing a new home will not be something you need to worry about. Of course, it may not be worth the time and money to convert your home at all.

Either way, there are some things about zoning and other requirements you'll need to know.

Zoning Considerations

All areas have different zoning requirements and some may be more difficult to adhere to than others. You may need to change your zoning if you are not zoned for a two-person home. Whatever the case, you'll have to apply for permits and make changes to the house.

Go to your municipal office or city hall and find who you need to talk to about zoning.

General Requirements

No matter where you live, every home must adhere to a certain number of general requirements. Each unit in a multiple-family home must have:

  • A door leading outside.
  • Bathroom, bedroom and kitchen.
  • Separate water, electricity and possibly gas.
  • Adherence to fire and safety codes.

Additionally, there's often a legal requirement to let your bank or home loan lender know about your plans.

It is often a profitable idea to turn a single-family home into a multi-family home as it can help with monthly mortgage payments. If you take the time to gather the right information you'll be better equipped to decide how you want to proceed.


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