adus: 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)

adus: 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)

adus: 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)

adus: 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)

adus: 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)

adus: Reminder For Senate Bill 1069 Accessory Dwelling Unit 'ADU' Workshop - 04/14/17 09:12 AM
Reminder For Senate Bill 1069 Accessory Dwelling Unit 'ADU' Workshop.  

 
Anyone in Cali want to join us on Wednesday, April 19th from 11:30-1?    No need to comment if you're not from Cali. This is an opportunity to learn about  California Senate Bill 1069 & Assembly Bill 2299 laws that went into effect on January 17th.
You will be getting information straight from the source. Our keynote speaker will be a representative from the California Housing and Community Development Department (HCD).
We will also have a representative from the Loftin Firm Law group to answer questions regarding … (6 comments)

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

 
 
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adus: Please Join Us For A Seminar On California Senate Bill 1069 On "ADU's" - 03/24/17 04:26 PM
Join Us For A Conference On 
California Senate Bill 1069 On "ADU's"
 
 
If you're in San Diego, Riverside and/or Orange County please feel free to as to be added to our interest list.   San Diego Guest Home will be presenting a techcon on California Senate Bill 1069 between the 2nd and 3rd week of April. This is the new law regarding Accessory Dwelling Units aka "ADU's", JADU's, granny flats, garage apartments, secondary dwellings, backyard cottages, casitas, etc. Space is limited to 25 and it's first come first served on the RSVP list. To date we have 12 confirmations on the interest list. So if you're interested … (1 comments)

adus: FAQ's About Accessory Dwelling Units aka "ADU's" & Senate Bill 1069 - 03/20/17 11:11 AM
FAQ's About Accessory Dwelling Units
aka "ADU's" & Senate Bill 1069
 
For the benefit of those that don't have direct links regarding SB 1069 I have copied and pasted the legislation from their website in its original format. Albeit rather lengthy it answers just about every question that pertains to the Bill. If you have any more quiestions please feel free to ask.
 


 
Are Existing Ordinances Null and Void?
Yes, any local ordinance adopted prior to January 1, 2017 that is not in compliance with the changes to ADU law will be null and void. Until an ordinance … (4 comments)

adus: 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)

adus: [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)

adus: 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)

adus: 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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adus: 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)

adus: 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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adus: 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)

adus: Another Example of Utilizing The Cubic Foot vs The Square Foot - 11/03/14 03:37 AM
Another Example of Utilizing
The Cubic Foot vs The Square Foot
 

 
In my previous post on this subject we discussed downsizing into a more modest lifestyle utilizing the CUBIC FOOT vs the SQUARE FOOT with tiny Park Model homes.
 
This is another example of just how creative and beautiful these little abodes can be and how roomy, airy and open you can make them. 
 
The opportunities with these tiny homes is infinite. However, do be careful before placing one in your back yard as they are not permitted for permanent placement in most jurisdictions in the San … (2 comments)

adus: Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Real Estate Investment? - 05/13/14 03:58 AM
Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Real Estate Investment?


HOUSING FOR THE FUTRUE? The next residential housing boom just may surprise you….
With an excess of 77 million Baby Boomers (1946-1965) in the final stretch and over 100 million X'rs(1966-1982) and Y'rs (1983 date) in the field of play PRACTICAL HOUSING SOLUTIONS just may be the Buzz Word for the foreseeable future.  
Boomers are down-sizing for more practical and accesable single story homes that they can comfortably and safely navigate or multiple seasonal options if they can afford them.


 
 
X'rs are trying to figure out how to Xhale their underwater mortgages and still have enough left to Inhale a more modest … (2 comments)

adus: Granny Flats, Accessory Dweling units aka ADU's, even "ELDER COTTAGES" - 11/28/12 01:59 AM

Granny Flats, Accessory Dweling units aka ADU's, even "ELDER COTTAGES"
This is an excerpt from an article from http://www.eldercottages.com/contact.php. As a Factory Built proponent, real estate broker, manufactured home dealer, general & manufactured home contractor, developer and real estate investor I am personally experiencing the birth of a budding cottage industry unfold right before my very eyes. 

With 10 thousand Baby Boomers turning 65 years of age everyday for the next 20 years totalling somewhere between 75 and 80 million by 2025 it is not hard to see the potential for this cottage (pun intended) soon to be major growth … (2 comments)

adus: Family Fusion - 10/22/12 04:49 AM
From: BUILDER 2012 Posted on: October 18, 2012 4:59:00 PM Family Fusion This is further evidence that the significant growth in "ADDITIONAL DWELLING UNITS" aka ADU's, "Granny Flats", "Mother-in-Law Flats, Casitas, etc is moving from a mere cottage industry to a 21st century Growth Industry.
The PulteGroup survey shows that nearly a third of householders are expecting an adult child or aging parent to move in with them. By Teresa Burney 2 Comments     A PulteGroup survey shows multigenerational households could double in the foreseeable future, creating a need for homes with more space.
“PulteGroup's Del Webb, Pulte Homes, and Centex communities have seen … (4 comments)

 
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Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Leucadia, CA

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