accessory dwelling unit: ADU Forum & Panel Discussion. Are ADU's for You - 05/13/19 11:38 AM
ADU Forum & Panel Discussion.
Are ADU's for You?
 
Join us for what may be the most important event for San Diegans yet. Learn straight from the sources about the existing legislation that was enacted in January, 2017 and as many as nine new laws slated to be enacted this year. It's not if but when all the jurisdictions in the State of California will have to comply by introducing their own ADU ordinances that will have to comply with the State Mandate or face costly and time consuming lawsuits at taxpayer expense.
 
REGISTER TODAY as seating is limited
and we anticipate a … (9 comments)

accessory dwelling unit: BACKYARD HOME anyone? - 03/10/19 04:05 PM
                            BACKYARD HOME anyone? The city of Encinitas continues to lead the field when it comes to embracing and implementing the latest California laws on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU). It's been somewhat of a challenge for most of the San Diego Jurisdictions to come to terms with. However, Encinitas has gone far beyond the pale.
They have actually launched what they proudly call their PRADU Program and waived all their permits including the grading permit. Additionally, there will be no school fees for any ADU under 500sf. This greatly reduces the … (6 comments)

accessory dwelling unit: CREST 'BACKYARD' HOMES. Alive And Well In 2019! - 01/04/19 05:10 PM
CREST 'BACKYARD' HOMES.  
Alive And Well In 2019! 
 
Happy New Year Everyone. Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and New Years Eve. Now it's time to hit the ground running. I always look forward to the new year and love a fresh start and all the new and exiting challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
We've come a long way in the 'BACKYARD' HOME biz since 2016 when the Senate and Assembly Bills were first passed in  Cali.;  Albeit we've been in the Small Home Biz for over three decades. Small home construction be it ground up design build or factory built is our forte. We are … (17 comments)

accessory dwelling unit: Backyard Homes Literally On A Roll In Leucadia - 04/29/18 12:37 PM
Backyard Homes Literally On A Roll In Leucadia
  
  LEUCADIA CASITA: 12x36 (432sf) 1 bedroom, 1 bath
 
Backyard home, Granny Flat, Casita, Pool Cabana, Accessory Dwelling Unit, ADU? Call them what you will but they're starting to roll into Encinitas. In early May CREST BACKYARD HOMES will be installing the very first Manufactured ADU off the Silvercrest assembly line. It will make its way down the I-15 from Corona and navigate to its final resting place in a quaint little beachside manufactured home community in Leucadia.
 
The "LEUCADIA CASITA" ranges from $65,000-$95,000 depending on your appitite for size, upgrades, extras and customizations. They can be completely maxed out at the Silvercrest factory. Or you may order them "bare bones" and install your own floor, wall and window coverings, counter … (2 comments)

accessory dwelling unit: San Diego Homeowners Please Join Our 'BACKYARD HOME' ADU Factory Tour - 04/09/18 04:10 PM
 
San Diego Homeowners Please Join Our
'BACKYARD HOME' ADU Factory Tour
 
 
Has anyone ever wondered how a Factory Built Home is Built? Well, now you have an opportunity to do just that and have some fun doing it. The time has come for the rubber to literally meet the road. Come and see for yourself how the entire construction process takes place from the mainframe to the final coat of paint. Space is limited so it's first come first served.
JUN
09
INVITATION - Factory Tour to Silvercrest by Crest Backyard Homes $50   Actions and Detail Panel   INVITATION - Factory … (12 comments)

accessory dwelling unit: Could Be Good Times For Established & licensed General Contractors - 03/25/18 04:39 PM
Could Be Good Times For Established & licensed   General Contractors
 
I'm reminded of the '90s. Business is boomin! Everyone that is able is working. Real Estate has gained back all its losses from the deep dive of '08 and is launching into the stratosphere of supply side economics:
 
"Supply-side economics is the theory that says increased production drives economic growth. The factors of production are capital, labor,entrepreneurship and LAND."
 
 
What got my attention is the 'lAND'. However, San Diego, according to some experts, is anywhere from 75-90% built out. So where's the LAND in San Diego?
 
With the ever decreasing footprint of available land it's now all about rebuilding, room additions and infills for contractors and … (18 comments)

accessory dwelling unit: Encinitas Waives $3000 In Fees To Encourage Backyard Home Development - 02/20/18 09:56 AM
Encinitas Waives $3000 In Fees
To Encourage Backyard Home Development
 
It's taken a lot of  time, effort and tight fist-ed negotiating between the Encinitas City Council, the planning commission and the diplomatic and patient gavel of Mayor Catherine Blakespear, however, the time has finally arrived. Encinitas and its 4 burroughs, Leucadia, Cardiff, Cardiff By The Sea and Olivenhain, can now move forward with a streamlined and affordably priced permit process for adding a Backyard Home to a homeowner's property.
 
Additionally, the planning and building departments are in the process of diligently reviewing and considering several architectural designs, floor plans and construction methodologies for fast track pre-approval which will further … (14 comments)

accessory dwelling unit: Something To Ponder On Whence Visiting With Family During The Holidays - 11/22/17 12:21 PM
Something To Ponder On Whence
Visiting With Family During The Holidays
 
As a 72 year young SEASONED CITIZEN this is a topic I've been pondering for the past several decades. It will be interesting to see where this all ends up moving forward. No doubt, San Diego, like so many other  destination
Retirement zones throughout the Country, will be put to the test trying to figure out how to deal with housing their growing share of 80 million Baby Boomers in the next 20+ years.
 
This drives my point even further home (pun intended) for the need and timeliness to consider a BACKYARD HOME aka Accessory … (0 comments)

accessory dwelling unit: Please Add Your Name To The ADU 2017 Interest List For a Video Link? - 10/13/17 07:51 AM
Please Add Your Name To The ADU 2017 Interest List For a Video Link?  

 
Should you like to be added to the interest list for the For The 2017 San Diego County Accessory Dwelling Unit Status Conference On October 30th in La Jolla, CA?  We've had a huge response from AR and several other social media platforms requesting to be placed on the interest list to receive a link to the video recording of the 
2017 San Diego County Accessory Dwelling Unit Status Conference On October 30th in La Jolla, CA?
Please send me an email to
johnarendsen@crestbackyardhomes.com and … (1 comments)

accessory dwelling unit: The Difference Between An "RV", "Park Model" & "HUD Manufactured Home" - 08/10/17 02:01 PM
 
The Difference
Between An
"RV", "Park Model", 
&
"HUD Manufactured Home"
 
Having expanded into the "Accessory Dwelling Unit" ("ADU") aka 'GRANNY FLAT',  design, build & consulting business we've received many inquiries regarding the placement of an RV or a Park Model on ones private property/home with the intention of using it as an ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT (ADA) aka 'GRANNY FLAT'. The simple answer? In a word,   NO!
 
 To set the record straight I would like to clarify often touted, if not outright, mis represented,  even fallacious  MISNOMERS regarding this subject. 
 
There seems to be some confusion in the Real Estate & lending Industry about the various definitions and distinctions between the "RECREATION VEHICLE" … (11 comments)

accessory dwelling unit: A Tiny House Is A Tiny House Is A Tiny House and An ADU Is An ADU. - 06/19/17 09:51 AM
A Tiny House Is A Tiny House Is A Tiny House
and An ADU Is An ADU!
 
 
The question here is to discern between a "TINY HOUSE" and an "ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT" (ADU). Many folks are of the opinion that a Tiny House is the same as an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU).
 
A Tiny House is a small home and/or custom made travel trailer with wheels and axles (top photo) that can be moved from one location to another. However, much like a Park Model (photo below) it is still an RV. Here's how RVIA defines an RV.
 
"The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) is the national trade association representing … (29 comments)

accessory dwelling unit: Homeowners, Do You Have A FIST FULL of CASH In Your Backyard? - 03/03/14 02:43 AM
Homeowners, Do You Have FIST FULL of 
 
CASH 
 
In Your Backyard?
 

 
You could be sitting on a FIST FULL of
 
CASH
 
and not even realize it.
 
There are literally thousands of homeowners throughout the United States who could be maximizing their home and property value, usability and functionality while insuring a place for them to live out their lives.
Or perhaps provide a home for their Children and even Grandchildren to live instead of having to go through the heartbreak and inconvenience of  selling the home they love and raised their family … (2 comments)

 
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Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Leucadia, CA

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