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Turn your property into a cash flow powerhouse and unlock hidden value with DADUs. These sought-after Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs) are transforming Washington real estate. Investors are turning towards DADUs to maximize rental income, dramatically boost property value, and create flexible spaces for their evolving needs. If you’re searching for ways to enhance your portfolio in Seattle, Bellevue, or across Washington State, DADUs offer a compelling solution.

Discover how DADUs can accelerate your investment goals. Learn why they’re quickly becoming a preferred strategy for savvy investors, and how Intrust Funding simplifies the path to financing your DADU project.

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DADUs offer a compelling investment opportunity for savvy homeowners to expand their property value and create diverse income streams. By adding a DADU to your lot, you not only increase the overall property value but also gain a potential rental unit or flexible-use space. You can finance the DADU’s construction with a hard money loan or other creative solutions. Once the DADU is built and generating income (whether as a rental, Airbnb, or utilized for other revenue-generating purposes), you may be able to refinance the entire property with a traditional lender. This unlocks the increased equity, providing capital to fund future investments or renovations without depleting your cash reserves.

What is a DADU?

A DADU (Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit) is a separate, smaller residence on the same lot as a single-family home. They typically have their own kitchen, bathroom, and living space.

Are DADUs the same as tiny homes?

Not always. Tiny homes can be on wheels, and DADU regulations often specify minimum sizes and permanent foundations.

What can I use a DADU for?

Common uses include long-term rentals, guest houses, home offices, space for aging family members, or even short-term rentals (if local regulations allow).

How much does it cost to build a DADU?

Costs vary greatly based on size, location, finishes, and site conditions. Expect anywhere from $100-$300+ per square foot as a starting point.

Does a DADU add value to my property?

In most cases, yes. A well-built DADU can significantly increase appraisal value, especially in areas with high housing demand.

How long does it take to build DADU?

Several months to over a year, depending on complexity, permit timelines, and contractor availability.

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Actively Funding Since 2009: Why We’re Still Here


As a real estate investor, you know how important it is to find a reliable source of funding to finance your projects. With so many hard money lenders out there, it can be tough to separate the good from the bad. That’s why we want to take a moment to tell you about what sets us apart.

At Intrust Funding, we’ve been providing short-term loans to real estate investors since 2009. We haven’t changed our underlying principles; we haven’t changed our rates; we don’t take shortcuts or use gimmicks to win business. Instead, we believe in building long-term relationships with our clients based on solid principles that remain true even when markets shift. That’s how we’ve remained open and offered funding while other lenders have closed their doors and called their loans due. We have never stopped funding since our inception in 2009 and would love fund your next project.

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