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All About ADUs for Brokers

FEBRUARY 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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This half-day course is intended for real estate, building and design professionals looking to increase their knowledge about Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) development in Bend.

The number of ADUs being developed in Bend is on the rise thanks to a 2016 measure by the Bend City Council that makes it easier, more predictable, and less expensive for homeowners to build an ADU. More ADUs were developed in 2016 than in any previous year and this Bend Bulletin article shows permit applications are increasing exponentially. Meanwhile, in the summer of 2016, the Oregon Department of Revenue codified some important rules around the proper property taxation treatment of ADUs.

Realtors, builders and designers on the cutting edge of this emerging development trend will be able to help homeowners/developers understand site selection, development process, costs of development, and the return on investment of ADUs. Earth Advantage Brokers may also take an exam and earn the ADU Specialist designation in order to respond to increasing client demand for properties with ADU potential. Learn more about this class and how to earn the ADU Specialist Designation.

This course will be taught by Portland-based ADU expert Kol Peterson, who has been teaching this class in the Portland region for more than three years. Kol also teaches a day long ADU class for homeowners and runs Portland's city-wide tour of ADUs.

Questions? Contact Heather Kendall at or (503) 968-7160 x20

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what makes a property ADU-ready/eligible
  • Learn what is involved in the process of getting approved to build an ADU
  • Analyze taxation, valuation and financing options for ADUs


  • Understand the ADU design, permitting, and building process (attached, detached, and garage conversion)
  • Gain access to resources to help your clients plan for their ADU (including a budget sample, contract types, development rebate programs, and more)
  • Get answers to your ADU-specific questions & network with other brokers about this specialized topic.


Date: February 17, 2017

Time: 12:00 am - 9:00 am

Event Category: Professional Certification



Heather Kendall

Phone: 503.968.7160 ext. 20


Website: View Organizer Website


Bend Central Oregon Association of REALTORS®
2112 NE 4th St
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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