casitas: 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)

casitas: 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)

casitas: 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)

casitas: 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)

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

 
 
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casitas: 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)

casitas: 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)

casitas: 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)

casitas: [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)

casitas: 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)

casitas: 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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casitas: What Are Your Thoughts On The "Tiny House" Movement As A Homeowner? - 12/03/16 09:46 AM
What Are Your Thoughts On The "Tiny House" Movement As A Homeowner?  As a Manufactured Housing Specialist, general contractor and real estate broker and developer I look at the Tiny House movement as a positive step in housing overall in specific segments i.e. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's) aka "Granny Flats", etc. 
 
There is a need for housing an aging and downsizing "Baby Boom" population as well as a young and fledgling "Millennial"population that has been far removed from home ownership to a great extent.
 
I'm not referring to the under 100sf "Tiny House On Wheels"movement. I think that niche has a rocky road ahead for a … (15 comments)

casitas: Boomers Candidates For Future Home Ownership? Or More Content to rent? - 11/25/14 10:55 PM
  Boomers Candidates For Future Home Ownership? Or More Content to rent?  
10,000 Baby Boomers will be hitting retirement age everyday for the next 15 to 20 years. Millions, me being one of them, currently own large 3 to 5 bdm homes with big yards and lots of ongoing maintenance issues. They're now starting to downsize by the thousands. Anybody have a crystal ball? What do you think all these folks will do for housing for the rest of their lives?
 
I've got my opinion and I'm starting to see it surface everywhere in my farm nowadays. It's like a zeitgeist right … (4 comments)

casitas: The Next Residential Housing Boom? Might Be In Your Own Back Yard! - 09/18/14 05:38 AM
The Next Residential Housing Boom?
Might Be In Your Own Back Yard!
 
"PRACTICAL HOUSING" FOR THE FUTURE? 
 

 
With an excess of 77 million “Graying Baby Boomers” (1946 – 1965) in the final stretch, over 100 million X’rs (1966 – 1982) and the Y’rs (1983 to date) in the field of play “PRACTICAL HOUSING” just may be the Buzz Word for the foreseeable future.  
 
Boomers are down-sizing for more practical and accessible single story homes that they can comfortably and safely navigate. Or they're vying for more modest "Multiple Seasonal Options" i.e. a 2nd or vacation home/s if they can afford them.
 
Xr’s are trying to figure out how to Xhale their … (8 comments)

casitas: 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)

casitas: Experts Predict A Pervasive & Growing Trend For Today's Homeowners - 05/13/14 03:38 AM
Experts Predict A Pervasive  & Growing Trend For Today's Homeowners  

 
This is further evidence that the significant growth in  
"Accessory Dwelling Unit" aka "ADU's",  
"Granny Flats", Mother-In-Law Flats, Casitas, etc, is evolving from a mere cottage industry (PUN INTENDED) to a full blown 21st Century  
GROWING HOME TREND 
If you have a home that qualifies for an "ADU" You may have some real added value built in to your investment and don't even realize it.    Check out this article from:   
Family Fusion The PulteGroup survey shows that nearly a third of householders are expecting … (0 comments)

casitas: "Granny Flats", "Accessory Dweling units" (ADU's), "ELDER COTTAGES" - 02/24/14 11:38 PM
 "Granny Flats", "Accessory Dweling units"
(ADU's), "ELDER COTTAGES"
 
Synonyms for an  
 
"ADU"
 
Be you a Grandparent, college student or "Baby Boomer" caught in the middle of the "Sandwich Generation" this is lexicon you will learn to become familiar with. 
 

 
"The Californian" Factory Built Backyard Home by 
 
"Silvercrest Homes"
 
Just to clear up some general misunderstandings about the budding and pervasive industry and growing market for, Granny Flats, Casitas, etc 
 

 
PARK MODEL (Above): Don't become confused about what is and what isn't an "ADU". A PARK MODEL by definition is a RECREATION VEHICLE … (4 comments)

casitas: What Is An "Accessory Dwelling Unit" aka "ADU"? - 02/08/13 12:42 AM
 
 
 What Is An Accessory Dwelling Unit
 
 
 
aka "ADU?
 
As a Real Estate Broker, General
&Manufactured Home Contractor,
Manufactured Home Dealer & Developer
we are often asked about the many
misunderstood and confusing 
synonyms that will help clear the air for
the average layperson seeking information 
about this subject. 
 
We hope the following list of synonyms will help you
should you ever need to inquire about having one
constructed or installed on your property.
 
Probably one of the most commonly used and acceptable synonyms for an "ADU"  is "Granny Flat". But it … (2 comments)

casitas: OK! So Where Are All The Baby Boomers Going? - 02/05/13 01:30 PM
OK! So Where Are All The Baby Boomers Going?



Could this be the next housing BOOM? Or housing Bust?

Lot's of opinions on this one. Many think we'll drag & drain the economy to the ground what with all our ENTITLEMENTS.

But with 6.2 TRILLION DOLLARS to spend before we pass the wand I hardly think that we "BOOMERS" will be the main drain.

Instead I think we "BOOMERS" could be the tip of the next "BOOM" in Real Estate. 


Be it "GRANNY FLATS", "CASITAS", "BACKYARD COTTAGES" aka "ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS" (ADU's)

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casitas: 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)

 
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