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The best way is to look for a duplex or see a floor plan which can be also divided in to 2 separate portion as well. They are few options out there.
If you like to see some listing with that profile feel free to contact me and will work out the details.
RE/MAX Active Realty.
Short Sale And Foreclosure Resource
Phone: (510) 676-4770
Pacifica has plenty of properties where an in-law could easily be created without major construction. Would you be renting the space to a family member or friend or would you be doing something like placing an add on Craigslist?
The first concern and question you need to ask yourself is - Do you want to be a landlord and deal with tenants? You can have problems with tenants and need to be diligent about selecting the right individual by looking at income, credit, etc. Tenants will not always take care of a property as well as a homeowner, so collecting the right security deposit is important too.
As for the property, probably most economical to find one that is already done rather than remodeling or adding on. You also need to be aware that each city has restrictions on rentals of in laws and should check with the city prior to purchasing a place with an in law as the true term of an in law is for relatives, usually elderly parents.
A duplex or other multi unit is also a good option, though they tend to be more in neighborhoods that have more rentals, than single family homes.
There are also many things to consider and be aware of in respect to getting a loan for these properties as it is difficult to get loans on properties with unpermitted work (I.e. - kitchens and.baths).
Feel free to call me to discuss your options. I would be more than happy to meet with you in person and show you some potential properties. You also need to know that inventory on these types of properties is lower than with condos or single family homes, so the search for the right place for you may take longer.
Hope this help.
Brandon Denman - Realtor
BRE # 01378663
Pacific Coast Real Estate