Building an ADU, especially in Kitsap County, can be tricky. There are some limitations to the size and the distance from the "main home" that are just a few. For instance, the ADU can be no larger than 900SF typically, but must also be no bigger than 50% of the main home. So, if you're planning to build a 1750SF SFR, you'll have to hold the ADU to 875SF or less. You must also realize that an ADU is still a home and will require power, water, septic or sewer, cable + phone (unless you'll truly off-the-grid) and it's the County that will determine what will be acceptable as part of the IRC code requirements. Another consideration, if you're financing any portion of the build, is what the bank/lender will require, since "comps" for ADUs are pretty rare and harder to compare than SFRs (single-family residences). Finally, the cost to build shouldn't ever be calculated on "what's left out" of the home, but what you will ultimately want for finishes, appliances and exterior amenities. Don't get trapped into the classic bait and switch where builders quote a low-ball figure and then give you "allowances" for everything, including paint. Every home needs paint. Get a real # and, preferably, a guaranteed price quote before you ever sign a contract to build.... more
Rental scams are common here and on any site that allows the general public to post. Please be very cautious with deals that seem too good to be true. NEVER send money expecting keys back by mail.
You can search the address in any search engine to see how the homes are advertised elsewhere. If one listing is much cheaper than other places, it's likely a scam.
Read the scam warning Trulia posts. I've attached a link to it below.
When you find a questionable listing please go to the More button on the listing and then hit the FLAG button on the listing page to warn Trulia and others or email it to Rentalfraud@Trulia.com.... more
Hi Kelly, Carol at Trulia here. Trulia is a host site and the information on your listing includes information sent to us by your listing agent, Public Record information made available through county records and School Information provided by a third party provider. Please contact your listing agent and identify the inaccurate information. Many listings require the editing be done at the feed source before the listing is syndicated to Trulia. We will work with your listing agent to get your listing information accurately updated.
If you have additional questions, please contact us at http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/ or call Customer Service at 1-888-466-3501.... more
It is probably unlikely that you can have this installed at the sellers/agents expense. Usually somewhere on the MLS it states that the information is not guaranteed accurate, or something to that effect.