garage apartments: 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)

garage apartments: ADUs - their time has come in California - 07/31/18 10:00 AM
A few years ago hardly anyone ever heard the term 'ADU'. 
As an ardent and very active contractor, manufactured home dealer and avid proponent,of the BACKYARD HOME aka ADU Biz I found this post to be extremely accurate and 
informative. I'm very pleased to see other folks starting to tout this housing option. 
 
With 10,000 Baby Boomers hitting retirement age every day for the next 20 years they are finding themselves left with some great options;
A retirement community, an excellent choice for many. Living out their lives in their existing home. Downsizing by adding a BACKYARD HOME to their property, moving into it and allowing … (16 comments)

garage apartments: 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)

garage apartments: "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)

garage apartments: 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)

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

 
 
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garage apartments: 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)

garage apartments: 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)

garage apartments: 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)

garage apartments: [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)

garage apartments: 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)

garage apartments: 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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garage apartments: 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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Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Leucadia, CA

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