Yes, an ADU is a long-term real estate investment best examined over a 15 to 30 year period. There is equity added to your property when remodeling, adding square footage, or building an ADU. If you plan to rent your ADU we will factor in the passive income.
We also factor what it’s costing you if you don’t build an ADU in the short term and the long term. Applying the savings of expenditures you or your family are paying for such as senior housing, childcare, student housing, office rental factor into the total costs of your investment.