Nancy Martin purchased a home on a corner lot in 1994, has rented it out since 2004 and plans to keep it as a long-term investment.
As time went on, she evaluated how to get even more out of her property. The home was on a sizable lot, and the existing home on it only occupied a third of the property. So she thought, why not do something with all that extra space on the lot?
When the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution allowing landlords to build an extra dwelling on a lot they didn’t live on, she decided a backyard home was the right answer.
“If you can make a residential neighborhood more accessible for rentals, it’s far more desirable than an apartment,” she stated.