Zillow Advice: Home Buying - what keywords are needed to search for homes with granny quarters or mother-in-law quarters unattach http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-keywords-are-needed-to-search-for-homes-with-granny-quarters-or-mother-in-law-quarters-unattach/384639/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate If you are searching using ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-keywords-are-needed-to-search-for-homes-with-granny-quarters-or-mother-in-law-quarters-unattach/384639/ If you are searching using keywords to search for "granny quarters" or "mother-in-law quarters" try also using terms such as Casita, Secondary Suite Granny Flat or Guest Room. I hope this helps. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-keywords-are-needed-to-search-for-homes-with-granny-quarters-or-mother-in-law-quarters-unattach/384639/ 2013-08-27T22:00:00Z Sometimes you can find these ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-keywords-are-needed-to-search-for-homes-with-granny-quarters-or-mother-in-law-quarters-unattach/384639/ Sometimes you can find these under 2 units, but you will need to pick through them.&nbsp; I am happy to send you the available listings.&nbsp; Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-keywords-are-needed-to-search-for-homes-with-granny-quarters-or-mother-in-law-quarters-unattach/384639/ 2013-08-14T21:24:00Z Also try "guesthouse" - 3 ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-keywords-are-needed-to-search-for-homes-with-granny-quarters-or-mother-in-law-quarters-unattach/384639/ Also try "guesthouse" - 3 results:<br/><br/><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homes/encinitas-ca_rb/#/homes/for_sale/Encinitas-CA/house_type/45164_rid/1-_beds/1-_baths/10000-_price/42-_mp/800-_size/800-_lot/guesthouse_att/pricea_sort/33.102863,-117.1529,32.998115,-117.3946_rect/11_zm/0_mmm/">Guesthouse in Encinatas</a> Sat, 05 Feb 2011 10:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-keywords-are-needed-to-search-for-homes-with-granny-quarters-or-mother-in-law-quarters-unattach/384639/ 2011-02-05T10:59:00Z Using the keyword "guest", ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-keywords-are-needed-to-search-for-homes-with-granny-quarters-or-mother-in-law-quarters-unattach/384639/ Using the keyword "guest", and filtering for minimum price, beds, baths, sqft and lot size to get rid of "junk" listings, Zillow returns 29 results for the search in Encinitas CA:<br/><br/><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homes/encinitas-ca_rb/#/homes/for_sale/Encinitas-CA/house_type/45164_rid/1-_beds/1-_baths/10000-_price/42-_mp/800-_size/800-_lot/guest_att/pricea_sort/33.103151,-117.1529,32.997827,-117.3946_rect/11_zm/0_mmm/">home details pages with the word "guest" in Encinitas</a><br/><br/>Same search with "granny" returns 1:<br/><br/><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homes/encinitas-ca_rb/#/homes/for_sale/Encinitas-CA/house_type/45164_rid/1-_beds/1-_baths/10000-_price/42-_mp/800-_size/800-_lot/granny_att/pricea_sort/33.103151,-117.1529,32.997827,-117.3946_rect/11_zm/0_mmm/">"granny" in Encinitas</a><br/><br/>Same search with "law" returns&nbsp; 1:<br/><br/><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homes/encinitas-ca_rb/#/homes/for_sale/Encinitas-CA/house_type/45164_rid/1-_beds/1-_baths/10000-_price/42-_mp/800-_size/800-_lot/law_att/pricea_sort/33.103151,-117.1529,32.997827,-117.3946_rect/11_zm/0_mmm/">"law" keyword in Encinitas</a><br/><br/>Thus "guest" is the preferred search word (but may return guest rooms as well), but still may miss some.<br/> Sat, 05 Feb 2011 10:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-keywords-are-needed-to-search-for-homes-with-granny-quarters-or-mother-in-law-quarters-unattach/384639/ 2011-02-05T10:49:00Z In the Multiple Listing Service, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-keywords-are-needed-to-search-for-homes-with-granny-quarters-or-mother-in-law-quarters-unattach/384639/ In the Multiple Listing Service, there is only one catagory and that is called&nbsp;"Guest House".&nbsp;&nbsp;The catagory&nbsp;has options of Attached, Detached, none known and other.<br/><br/>The most accurate way to find homes with Guest Houses is to contact a local Realtor.&nbsp; Some agents do not put this info in the listing and some sites on the Internet do not display all the fields.<br/><br/>There are currently 16 active listings with guest houses in Encinitas.&nbsp; They are priced between $620K and $9M (on the beach).&nbsp; In the last 6 months, 12 have sold between $720K and $2.8M.<br/><br/><div>[website hotlink removed by Zillow moderator]&nbsp;ABR, SRES, e-PRO, CDPE, Realtor&reg; Lic #00476662<div>Certified Distressed Property Agent<div>RE/MAX,&nbsp; Encinitas CA</div></div></div> Sat, 05 Feb 2011 05:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-keywords-are-needed-to-search-for-homes-with-granny-quarters-or-mother-in-law-quarters-unattach/384639/ 2011-02-05T05:27:00Z There is a "keyword" filter ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-keywords-are-needed-to-search-for-homes-with-granny-quarters-or-mother-in-law-quarters-unattach/384639/ There is a "keyword" filter now, so you can put in any words you think the listing agent may have included.<br/><br/>I would search the same area more than once.&nbsp; Use "granny" for a keyword one time.&nbsp; and use inlaw for the second search.&nbsp; You can included "unattached" or "detached" if you want, but it probably won't help as it is more likely to use those words in relationship to a garage, and Zillow doesn't offer phrase searches yet.&nbsp; "In Law" would probably cause a similar problem as the words would be searched for separately, but as I can't think of much other use for "law" in a description of a residential property, "law" may be a good keyword to try also.<br/><br/>Zillow's parser ignores punctuation characters like "-" so "In-Law" would be treated identical to "In Law" and searched as two separate words with the results "ANDed" together. Sat, 05 Feb 2011 04:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-keywords-are-needed-to-search-for-homes-with-granny-quarters-or-mother-in-law-quarters-unattach/384639/ 2011-02-05T04:11:00Z I do not know if there is ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-keywords-are-needed-to-search-for-homes-with-granny-quarters-or-mother-in-law-quarters-unattach/384639/ I do not know if there is an option for this, I have not seen one available on aany of the public search sites.&nbsp; This is a unique feature and it would probably benefit you more to contact a local agent.&nbsp; Many homes with more than&nbsp;5 bedrooms and/or more than one master suite migh have guest or in-law-quarters, but once again it is probably to your advantage to speak to an agent and let them do the leg work for you. Sat, 05 Feb 2011 03:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-keywords-are-needed-to-search-for-homes-with-granny-quarters-or-mother-in-law-quarters-unattach/384639/ 2011-02-05T03:34:00Z