pool cabana: 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)

pool cabana: 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)

pool cabana: Accessory Dwelling Unit Forum & Panel Discussion. Are ADU's For You? - 06/04/19 11:21 AM
Accessory Dwelling Unit Forum & Panel Discussion.
Are ADU's For You?
 
ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS IN SDCIA HISTORY! More and more homeowners are finding creative ways to earn extra money using the space they already own. The opportunity to utilize extra space in your own yard may sound too good to be true but is possible with an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). If you have thought about having a private place for visitors to stay or even generating extra income, then building an additional structure or converting a garage into living space may be ideal.Get answers to all your questions … (12 comments)

pool cabana: 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)

pool cabana: ADU Forum & Panel Discussion. Are ADU's for You - 05/13/19 11:38 AM
ADU Forum & Panel Discussion.
Are ADU's for You?
 
Join us for what may be the most important event for San Diegans yet. Learn straight from the sources about the existing legislation that was enacted in January, 2017 and as many as nine new laws slated to be enacted this year. It's not if but when all the jurisdictions in the State of California will have to comply by introducing their own ADU ordinances that will have to comply with the State Mandate or face costly and time consuming lawsuits at taxpayer expense.
 
REGISTER TODAY as seating is limited
and we anticipate a … (9 comments)

pool cabana: 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)

pool cabana: BACKYARD HOME anyone? - 03/10/19 04:05 PM
                            BACKYARD HOME anyone? The city of Encinitas continues to lead the field when it comes to embracing and implementing the latest California laws on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU). It's been somewhat of a challenge for most of the San Diego Jurisdictions to come to terms with. However, Encinitas has gone far beyond the pale.
They have actually launched what they proudly call their PRADU Program and waived all their permits including the grading permit. Additionally, there will be no school fees for any ADU under 500sf. This greatly reduces the … (6 comments)

pool cabana: CREST 'BACKYARD' HOMES. Alive And Well In 2019! - 01/04/19 05:10 PM
CREST 'BACKYARD' HOMES.  
Alive And Well In 2019! 
 
Happy New Year Everyone. Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and New Years Eve. Now it's time to hit the ground running. I always look forward to the new year and love a fresh start and all the new and exiting challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
We've come a long way in the 'BACKYARD' HOME biz since 2016 when the Senate and Assembly Bills were first passed in  Cali.;  Albeit we've been in the Small Home Biz for over three decades. Small home construction be it ground up design build or factory built is our forte. We are … (17 comments)

pool cabana: 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)

pool cabana: Fathers Day! Why Not Make This The Best Ever With A Dad Pad? - 06/17/18 11:31 AM
Fathers Day!
Why Not Make This The Best Ever With A Dad Pad?
To many this may be a rather tall order and slightly out of the realm of reality. But I'll bet to that very special Father in your life it would be his best Fathers Day ever.
 
Especially if he's approaching those sacred golden years, Housing our parents and loved ones as they age can become not only a real emotional challenge if not one of the biggest in our lifetime. It can also be one of the most expensive. Elder care today is one of the most important issues and … (9 comments)

pool cabana: Crest Backyard Homes ADU's Silvercrest Home Factory Tour A Success! - 06/16/18 10:56 AM
Crest Backyard Homes &
Silvercrest ADU Factory Tour A Success!
 
For folks who are contemplating the possibility of adding a BACKYARD HOME aka Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) to their property don't overlook what you can do with a Manufactured ADU. 
 
On Saturday, June 9th, CREST BACKYARD HOMES & Silvercrest Manufactured Homes & ADU's co-hosted a very informative factory tour at the Silvercrest Manufactured Home & ADU factory in Corona, Calif. for folks from the San Diego area. 
 
The Silvercrest factory rep and tour guide, Michael Schmid, led the tour and answered every question that was asked thereby dispelling all of the age old misnomers about the … (3 comments)

pool cabana: 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)

pool cabana: Mobile Home Parks.... Preserve Or Destroy? - 04/29/18 09:55 PM
Mobile Home Parks....
Preserve Or Destroy?
 
Are The Ole Gray Mares Still What They Used To Be?
 
 
All too often local jurisdictions, communities and developers are quick to pull the plug and DRAIN THE SWAMP. Not so fast! Read this with an open mind before you decide. The pressure is on for all jurisdictions to comply with the State of California affordable housing mandates. It may even be time to start rethinking mobile and manufactured home park communities.
 
Mobile Home Park Communities 
are the last bastion of affordable housing anywhere.
Be it on a sunny surf beach on the north San Diego Coast
or in a picturesque desert setting in … (13 comments)

pool cabana: Backyard Homes Literally On A Roll In Leucadia - 04/29/18 12:37 PM
Backyard Homes Literally On A Roll In Leucadia
  
  LEUCADIA CASITA: 12x36 (432sf) 1 bedroom, 1 bath
 
Backyard home, Granny Flat, Casita, Pool Cabana, Accessory Dwelling Unit, ADU? Call them what you will but they're starting to roll into Encinitas. In early May CREST BACKYARD HOMES will be installing the very first Manufactured ADU off the Silvercrest assembly line. It will make its way down the I-15 from Corona and navigate to its final resting place in a quaint little beachside manufactured home community in Leucadia.
 
The "LEUCADIA CASITA" ranges from $65,000-$95,000 depending on your appitite for size, upgrades, extras and customizations. They can be completely maxed out at the Silvercrest factory. Or you may order them "bare bones" and install your own floor, wall and window coverings, counter … (2 comments)

pool cabana: Could Be Good Times For Established & licensed General Contractors - 03/25/18 04:39 PM
Could Be Good Times For Established & licensed   General Contractors
 
I'm reminded of the '90s. Business is boomin! Everyone that is able is working. Real Estate has gained back all its losses from the deep dive of '08 and is launching into the stratosphere of supply side economics:
 
"Supply-side economics is the theory that says increased production drives economic growth. The factors of production are capital, labor,entrepreneurship and LAND."
 
 
What got my attention is the 'lAND'. However, San Diego, according to some experts, is anywhere from 75-90% built out. So where's the LAND in San Diego?
 
With the ever decreasing footprint of available land it's now all about rebuilding, room additions and infills for contractors and … (18 comments)

pool cabana: Encinitas Waives $3000 In Fees To Encourage Backyard Home Development - 02/20/18 09:56 AM
Encinitas Waives $3000 In Fees
To Encourage Backyard Home Development
 
It's taken a lot of  time, effort and tight fist-ed negotiating between the Encinitas City Council, the planning commission and the diplomatic and patient gavel of Mayor Catherine Blakespear, however, the time has finally arrived. Encinitas and its 4 burroughs, Leucadia, Cardiff, Cardiff By The Sea and Olivenhain, can now move forward with a streamlined and affordably priced permit process for adding a Backyard Home to a homeowner's property.
 
Additionally, the planning and building departments are in the process of diligently reviewing and considering several architectural designs, floor plans and construction methodologies for fast track pre-approval which will further … (14 comments)

pool cabana: 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)

pool cabana: 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)

 
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Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Leucadia, CA

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