granny flats: CREST BACKYARD HOMES San Diego Union Tribune Home Section - 07/29/19 12:59 PM
CREST BACKYARD HOMES San Diego Union Tribune Home Section
               A growing demand for granny flats Factory-built ADUs — accessory dwelling units — can lower costs without sacrificing charm. In San Diego, they’re in demand for both cultural and financial reasons. (Crest Backyard Homes manufactured by Silvercrest) Interest in accessory dwelling units (ADUs) prompts sleek new designs, furnishings By JAMIE GOLD JULY 25, 2019 4:47 PM There was a time when many American families had at least one grandparent living in their homes. That is less common today, but multigenerational living is making a comeback. Some of it is … (9 comments)

granny flats: 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)

granny flats: 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)

granny flats: 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)

granny flats: 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)

granny flats: 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)

granny flats: 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)

granny flats: 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)

granny flats: 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)

granny flats: 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)

granny flats: 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)

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

 
 
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granny flats: 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)

granny flats: 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)

granny flats: 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)

granny flats: [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)

granny flats: 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)

granny flats: 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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granny flats: 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)

granny flats: 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)

 
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Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Leucadia, CA

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