We, Kol Peterson and myself, stepped into the Coronavirus vacuum in April and May, 2020, with some timely, educational and practically useful content about a topic that is near and dear to us, ADUs. The general objective of the ADU Hour program is to help increase the supply and demand for ADUs and other small, infill housing.
In 2021 we produced five new episodes that got a bit more in to the policy making process and research.
Find the series on Spotify, Stitcher, and Apple Podcasts.
As Bellingham's only accredited ADU Specialist, I am here to educate and support you as you consider taking on developing your property to perform for your lifestyle and goals. I offer educational events, connections to local professionals, as well as a deep understanding of the value add of ADUs.
Bellingham has a vacancy rate of 4.5% for single family homes and 3.4% for apartment homes. You are sure to see return on your investment!
As housing prices in Whatcom County soar and families' needs shift, having multiple generations so close together can help ease the burdens of everyday living.
Want to stay put as you age? Build an ADU that fits your needs and stay in the community that loves and supports you. Rent out the primary home to friends, family, or the lovely family that has been dreaming of living in a home like yours!
Communities thrive when neighbors are welcomed and housing options for all are present in neighborhoods. Households of one, two, and three make up the largest percentage of households in the US, lets build for how we live!
While infill the word might not land with everyone, ADUs can be beautifully designed so that infill looks and feels great! Infill is important for the future of Bellingham's growth for accessibility for future generations and preservation of the wild places we love.
Its no secret that rents have skyrocketed pushing teachers, healthcare workers, bike mechanics, service industry personnel out of the city they work in, causing a chain reaction of heavier traffic, longer commutes, and overall poorer quality of life. ADUs are an opportunity for a win-win for homeowners looking to invest in their property and their community.
Co-Hosts Dylan Langei from Umpqua Bank, Maggie Bates from Adaptations Studios, Patrick Martin from A-1 Builders, and me, Kelcy King, dig into Bellingham Municipal Code, design, and sustainability to help you begin your due diligence into your ADU project in Bellingham, WA!
I believe that ADUs are an exciting and powerful way to take action for a chance at affordability, addressing aspects of climate change, and developing diverse and vibrant neighborhoods for a diverse and vibrant city!
I have first hand experience transacting properties for homeowners looking to build extra living space for additional income by way of a rental as well as conversions to bring family members close for extra support. What are your ADU goals?
Co-buying a property? ADUs are a fantastic consideration when looking at properties to purchase with others. Convert a basement or a garage! Add another building! I'll help you find the right property to meet your team's goals for living and investing!
Looking for a list of local partners to help you complete your project?