accessory dwelling units: San Diego Real Estate Broker Specializes In BACKYARD HOME Properties - 06/22/19 05:16 PM
San Diego Real Estate Broker
Specializes
In BACKYARD HOME Properties
 
Granny flat? Backyard Home? Garage Apartment? Pool Cabana? Would you like to find a property that already has an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) aka GRANNY FLAT on it? Or are  you looking for a property you could build one on?
 
Well, look no further. There is now a San Diego based real estate broker that can peel back all the layers on the onion in one felt swoop. TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments, also a licensed General & Manufactured Home Contractor, Manufactured Home Dealer, Developer, Property Management and Investment company headquartered in Leucadia and Vista. TAG … (6 comments)

accessory dwelling units: Oceanside Accessory Dwelling Unit Video A Huge Success - 05/26/19 12:49 PM
Oceanside Accessory Dwelling Unit Video A Huge Success
Oceanside Accessory Dwelling Unit Video A Huge Success and leading the field for the new California State Mandate. 
As the months roll by many more jurisdictions are beginning to wrap their arms around myriad Senate and Assembly bills now requiring them to tailor standards and implement ordnance's   that make it much easier for property/homeowners to add a BACKYARD HOME to their property.
However, many residents and citizens of cities and counties still continue to covet the NIMBY
mentality and swim against the tide that will eventually have its way. So many times we hear residents spew negative … (10 comments)

accessory dwelling units: Accessory Dwelling Units Are Not A Back It In and Hook It Up procedure - 05/12/19 08:24 AM
Accessory Dwelling Units Are Not A
Back It Up and Plug It In procedure
 
Accessory Dwelling Units Are Not A Back It Up and Plug It In Procedure. Inexpensive? Fast? Easy? In a word, NO! Adding a 500sf BACKYARD HOME to your property can be
every bit as complicated, time consuming and costly, relatively speaking, as building a 5000sf home. 
 
Smaller is not always cheaper in construction. Contractors, as in almost any business, have to deal with economies of scale.
 
How much time will it take a contractor to wallow through the permit process for a 500sf ADU? Probably just about as long … (12 comments)

accessory dwelling units: CREST BACKYARD HOMES Available In Weeks Not Months - 10/15/18 10:23 AM
CREST BACKYARD HOMES 
Available In Weeks Not Months
 
Please give us the opportunity to provide you with the best approach to your 
CREST BACKYARD HOME solution.
 
Can't find a contractor? Labor shortage in your neighborhood? Prices too high? Too much time and money to permit? If you've been stifled by high prices and the amount of time it takes you to get your Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) designed, permitted, constructed and CO'd perhaps it's time to take a look at a CREST BACKYARD HOME.
 
This FACTORY BUILT option may be the perfect solution for you. If you're lot/parcel/property has the room in the front, back or side of … (3 comments)

accessory dwelling units: Granny Flats: City of San Diego Votes To Waive Fees - 05/07/18 04:50 PM
Granny Flats:
City of San Diego Votes To Waive Fees 
 
The City of San Diego is certainly not trying to throw Granny over a cliff. Truth be known the City is doing everything it can to help place Granny in her own Backyard Home.  
 
San Diego is the first City in the County to officially waive environmental and developmental impact fees along with other front-loaded permit costs which are more in line with what you would expect to pay for the development of an entirely custom site built single family detached home.
 
These monumental front loaded fees could be as high as $20-40 thousand dollars before even sticking a … (2 comments)

accessory dwelling units: San Diego Jurisdictions Embrace Backyard Home (ADU) Ordinances - 02/09/18 09:26 AM
San Diego Jurisdictions Embrace
 
Backyard Home (ADU) Ordinances
 
It's been a challenge met with mild to strong resistance, however, many if not most San Diego Jurisdictions, including the County, are coming to grips with California's newest laws on "Backyard Home" aka "Accessory Dwelling Unit" (ADU) ordinances.
 
While some jurisdictions are still resisting or not embracing the new law in its entirety, there are others like the City of Encinitas who are leading the field with proactive and streamlined permit processing requirements and costs; Possibly even fee waivers.
 
In fact they are even considering fast tracking pre approved plans that meet their criteria in order to … (11 comments)

accessory dwelling units: Crest Backyard Homes ADU's On A Roll In North San Diego Coastal Area. - 01/08/18 08:44 AM
Crest Backyard Home's ADU's On A Roll
In North San Diego Coastal Area.
 
See what 'Crest Backyard Homes' of Leucadia, CA has been doing with Accessory Dwelling Units aka ADU's in this quaint surf town on the North San Diego Coast for decades.
 
Are you a property/homeowner looking for an extra income stream on the very dirt you're standing on? Do you need some private and secluded space for an adult child to live in while attending college, starting a career or raising a young family? Do you want an environment where all residents sharing the property have a sense of seclusion and independence?  Or perhaps a backyard home … (4 comments)

accessory dwelling units: Please Join Us For The 2017 San Diego County ADU Status Conference - 10/10/17 01:12 AM
Please Join Us For The 2017 San DiegoCounty ADU Status Conference We would like to invite any/all ACTIVE RAIN members in the Southern California area or those from other States who might be visiting to participate in this event.    E-E-Easing into ADUs: Engage! Educate! Empower! Whether you call them granny flats, second units, in-law suites, or carriage houses, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are a promising pathway toward meeting San Diego County's housing and livability goals. Register today to learn about recent state legislation that gives California cities more flexibility and latitude for allowing homeowners to build ADUs: SB 1069 (Wieckowski), AB 2299 (Bloom), AB 2406 (Thurmond), SB 229 (Wieckowski), and AB 494 (Bloom). … (2 comments)

accessory dwelling units: Please Join Our GRANNY FLAT aka ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT (ADU) Seminar - 08/16/17 04:39 PM
Please Join Our
'GRANNY FLAT'
aka
'ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT' (ADU) 
Panel Discussion
 
Please add your name to the interest list if you would like to attend a limited seating panel discussion regarding the addition of a 'GRANNY FLAT' aka 'ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT' (ADU) on your property. 
 
We are receiving numerous phone calls and emails from folks throughout the North San Diego County area regarding Senate Bill 1069 and Assembly Bills 2299 & 2406 regarding this very important State Law enacted in January, 2017. 
 
The seminar is planned for late October. It's purpose is to better explain and discuss this new State Law and how to properly, legally, economically and logistically go through the process … (7 comments)

accessory dwelling units: "Granny Flats" Are Not A New Thing On The "ADU" Housing Horizon - 07/03/17 07:36 AM
"Granny Flats" Are Not A New Thing
On The "ADU" Housing Horizon
 
It's interesting to see how this "Cottage Industry" (pun intended) has morphed into a full blown Growth Industry almost Nationwide during the past several years. And it's just the beginning.
 
Our biggest impediment still remains several of our local jurisdictions of course. They can't seem to get out of there own and old ways. Even with the mandate of California's Senate Bill 1069 many continue to remain reluctant if not outright defiant.
 
Prefab 'In-law' Cottages Mix High-tech Features, Comfort
 
While some refuse to wrap their arms around it and accept the … (12 comments)

accessory dwelling units: We Invite You To Bring A Sack Lunch and Join Us - 04/07/17 02:31 PM
 

 
 
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accessory dwelling units: Summary of Recent Changes to [California Senate Bill 1069] ADU Laws - 03/19/17 04:23 PM
 
Summary of Recent Changes to [California
Senate Bill 1069] ADU Laws
 
I will be posting frequently on this subject on several social media and business platforms as I've been getting feedback from several folks seeking more information on this new California mandate/law. Please feel free to repost or pass it on to folks you feel may benefit from it; especially homeowners.
 
 

 

Courtesy of Karen Chapple, UC Berkeley
 
 
The California legislature found and declared that, among other things, allowing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in single family and multifamily zones provides additional rental housing … (4 comments)

accessory dwelling units: [Encinitas City] "Council discusses bill on [Accessory] housing units" - 03/19/17 09:36 AM
 
[Encinitas City] "Council discusses bill on [Accessory] housing units"  
City of Encinitas taking a very proactive posture on
 
Senate Bill 1069. 

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear (Courtesy) By Brittany Woolsey
"To create a housing shortage in a huge country, heavily wooded with a small population -- ah, that's proof of pure political genius."
-- Richard J. Needham   Accessory dwelling units could be a more realistic option for Encinitas to reach its state-mandated housing requirements, following the draft of a locally-initiated bill regarding the units.
The Encinitas City Council at its meeting on March 8 heard an update on the status of legislative … (8 comments)

accessory dwelling units: California and Senate Bill 1069. How It May Impact Real Estate - 02/18/17 08:50 PM
California
Senate Bill 1069
 
How It May Impact Real Estate?
 
 
NOTE: If you are a stakeholder on this topic please be sure to log onto all the links as they are a blow by blow breakdown of this new law.
 
I have recently been posting about the somewhat controversial and often  confusing Senate Bill 1069; The California State Mandate that went into effect on January 1, 2017.
 
SB 1069 is a new LAW, or in most instances the re-definition of ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS (ADU's) aka GRANNY FLATS, GARAGE APARTMENTS and/or  GARAGE CONVERSIONS, CASITAS, 2ND UNITS, etc.
 
What is an ADU
An "ADU" was originally defined as a … (25 comments)

accessory dwelling units: Is there a formula that calculates the viability for granny flats? - 01/24/17 09:12 AM
Is there a formula that calculates the viability for granny flats? 
 I'm trying to find a formula that can calculate the viability of adding Accessory Dwelling Unis, i.e. room additions, granny flats, garage apartments, etc. to a property that meets the zoning, building codes, neighborhood HOA, POA, CC&R's, etc. 
  
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accessory dwelling units: Is There Money To Be Made In 'Mobile Homes' In Today's Market? - 01/18/17 10:58 AM
Is There Money To Be Made In
'Mobile Homes' In Today's Market?
 
I am frequently asked if the market is still ripe for investing in old "Mobile Homes". The following post may give you some ideas and suggestions about the viability of investing in older homes.
 
Cheap does not always translate to a good deal. It's all about the 'PATH of PROGRESS & that's right LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Those looking for new or different ways to provide housing for your clientele or perhaps even enhance your own passive income portfolio may find this interesting.
 
QUESTION:
 

Need your help BP community. I was looking … (2 comments)

accessory dwelling units: Factory Built Kit Homes Can Be Minimized To fit Small Spanish Eclectic - 11/10/14 11:24 PM
 Factory Built Kit Homes Can
Be Minimized To fit Small
 
Spanish Eclectic
 

 

 
The beauty of Factory Built Kit Homes is there overall versatility of size, style and detail. Whether you want to max out your parcel with a large estate or perhaps just add an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) aka "Granny Flat" on a property with a like yet miniaturized version of the architectural theme of the primary residence you can do it with ease with Factory Built Kits.
At American Building Innovations (ABI) there is a complete staff of architects, engineers and technicians that can see your project … (4 comments)

accessory dwelling units: Another Idea For A Tiny House. Accessory Dwelling Unit "ADU" - 11/07/14 09:36 PM
Another Idea For A Tiny House.
Accessory Dwelling Unit "ADU"
 

 
In my previous post I shared a floor plat of a 20x40  800sf 2 bedroom 2 bath fully contained interior spaced . "Granny Flat". In this I'm going to show you a Factory Built HUD Manufactured Doublewide 20x40 800sf Granny Flat but with a factory built deck included. 
 
 
Not everyone is a handy man nor do they want to be. So for those of us who would prefer to let someone else do the building while we contend with other responsibilities or pleasures here's a floor plan with … (6 comments)

accessory dwelling units: OK, So Whats In A "TINY" House Anyway? Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) - 11/07/14 07:17 PM
OK, So Whats In A "TINY House" Anyway?
Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)
 

 
Since I began posting about 
"TINY Houses" I've showed
several photos of how they look
from the outside with lots of nice
elevations, 3 dimensional graphics,
landscape etc.
 
However, after receiving 
several inquiries from folks about
what's in them and how they're laid out on the inside. So I thought I'd cut to the chase and show you a typical floor plan for an average 750 to 800sf "GRANNY FLAT".
 
Here's a fairly generic plan (birds eye) of a 20x40 800sf
"TINY HOUSE"
 
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accessory dwelling units: Park Model Doll House. Maximize The Cubic Foot vs The Square Foot - 11/03/14 08:42 PM
Park Model Doll House. Maximize
The Cubic Foot vs The Square Foot
 
If you've been following my previous posts on "Tiny Houses" by now you no doubt know what a "PARK MODEL" is. I caution you to first and foremost thoroughly research your local building jurisdiction's zoning regulations before you go down this road or more importantly make a buying decision.
 
Are you are looking at or perhaps already in a tiny Mobile or Manufactured Home Park Community with a long term lease or residency policy and permission from the property management to install and add on? Or do you … (6 comments)

 
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Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Leucadia, CA

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