Join the ADU revolution. Get more home from your current home.

With Point, it's easier than ever for homeowners to add new in-law or rental units to their properties. We handle permits, financing and contractors in one easy process.

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WHAT ARE ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS (ADUs)?

Also known as in-law units, granny flats, bedroom studios, and laneway homes, accessory dwelling units or ADUs are residential units within the same property parcel as your primary residence. ADUs may be completely detached and separate structures, or they may be a part of your current property structure that's been converted.

What makes ADUs distinct is that they have a separate entrance, a separate bathroom and a separate kitchen. That doesn't mean they are always separate structures. For example, it's common practice to convert a garage or unused living space into an ADU.

This "separateness" makes ADUs desirable as rental units and as accommodation for visitors who enjoy more privacy.

HOW DOES POINT WORK?

ADUs can be complicated and overwhelming. Point makes ADUs easy by handling the processes that you don't want to. We understand the ADU permitting process and relevant legislation intimately. We know how to get plans approved. Point provides non-traditional financing for homeowners who want to optimize for cashflow and works with the best community lenders to provide access to traditional financing options too. We'll even coordinate with pre-approved designers and contractors to get your work completed on time and on budget.

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PERMITS AND APPROVALS

ADUs are often permitted differently than normal construction. Legislation in California even provides a distinct track for ADU permitting. Point works with local planners and building permit offices to make sure your ADU project meets building code.

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FINANCING

For homeowners looking to create an ADU for extra income, financing can be the most challenging part of the ADU process. Point has tailored finance solutions for homeowners building accessory dwelling units. This means that it's possible to get your ADU built even if traditional lenders are not offering you a loan.

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DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

Making sure your ADU is built to high quality standards by experienced professionals who stay on budget is very difficult without expert assistance. Point helps homeowners navigate the design-build hurdle with at little fuss as possible. Constructions headaches are minimized and homeowners are happy with their ADU decision.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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CAN I RENT OUT MY ADU?

Yes. Many homeowners create ADUs so that they can benefit from the rental revenue it generates. Alternatively, you can choose to keep the ADUs for visiting family and friend.

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CAN I MOVE INTO THE ADU?

Yes. It's very common for homeowners who complete an ADU to use that new unit as their primary residence. The previous living space can then be used for visitors or to generate rental income.

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CAN POINT HELP WITH FINANCING?

Yes. Point provides non-traditional financing for homeowners who do not want or cannot qualify for a traditional loan. We also partner with local credit unions to provide the best rates for homeowners who want a traditional HELOC or home equity loan.