HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - When you are shopping for a new single family home, those with a rental in the back or what you may call a "mother-in-law" unit can be really attractive. The rental income could help you pay the mortgage. But make sure you check on the zoning. It could impact what you can and can't do after you buy. Kathy Grindle, a realtor with Coldwell Banker joined us on Sunrise to talk zoning on Real Estate of Mind. Check out the video and her helpful notes below.
1. Check out the zoning of the property. Most residential properties are zoned R-5, R- 7 .5 , R-10, etc.
2. Understand what can happen if you want to make improvements to a property.
3. Here's a property current property on the market that was nicely upgraded, but impacted by zoning.
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