ADUs - their time has come in California

Reblogger John DL Arendsen
Home Builder with CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS 521400, 1501015, 01795582

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 their children to move into their primary residence.
  • Renting their primary residence out  for a very good revenue stream. 
  • Renting their ADU for an additional revenue stream.
  • Providing housing for assisted living health care providers.
  • Providing housing for home yard and home providers.

With California cities and counties scrambling to keep up with the affordable housing mandate ADU's are definitely one great solution.

 

 

Original content by Lottie Kendall CA DRE# 01215160

With sky-high real estate prices in much of California and a shortage of housing, Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs as they are commonly called, provide a unique opportunity to address these issues and more. They can afford housing options for family members, friends, students, elderly, in-home health care providers, and others. They can provide rental income for homeowners. They integrate housing choices within established neighborhoods.

Recognizing the need for additional rental housing, two state statutes, SB 1069 and AB2299, went into effect January 1, 2017. These statutes address barriers to the development of ADUs and prohibit local government from adopting ordinances that precludes ADUs. Effective January 1, 2018 are SB 229 and AB 494 which clarify the previous statutes and promote the development of ADUs

Restrictive parking requirements used to stop many ADU plans in their track; no more. Utility connection fees were often based on new residential use; no more. ADUs must comply with local building code and safety requirements.

For more information, download information (here's one) from the California Department of Housing and Community Development and then the specific city involved.

Many cities have developed their own ordinances in compliance with the current rules, including:

 

 

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Pacific Union International

CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Lottie@LottieKendall.com

www.LottieKendall.com

Peninsula Living Business Page

www.SFCondosForMe.com

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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John,

So glad you are continuing your focus on ADU's.  And I am delighted that you re-blogged Lottie Kendall 's post.  A

Jul 31, 2018 10:05 AM #1
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Not hard to do with Lottie Kendall knowledge and accuracy Ron and Alexandra Seigel  Thanks for connecting us. 

Jul 31, 2018 11:13 AM #2
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi John -- thanks for the re-blog. It's good getting to know you here. ADUs will become more and more common in the years to come, especially since many roadblocks to building them have now been removed.

Jul 31, 2018 12:08 PM #3
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They better because I'm all in Lottie Kendall Keep those informative posts coming. We can work both ends of the state. LOL!

Jul 31, 2018 12:17 PM #4
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Lottie Kendall
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Great idea, John DL Arendsen - I like the way you think. 

Jul 31, 2018 12:20 PM #5
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Ditto Lottie Kendall 

Jul 31, 2018 12:23 PM #6
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Keep preachin' it, John!   Lottie gets it. 

Jul 31, 2018 12:29 PM #7
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She sure does Carol Williams Starting to see a lot more buy in just the past few months.

Jul 31, 2018 01:39 PM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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With an aging population, I think this kind of solution will work for a number of families!

Jul 31, 2018 02:07 PM #9
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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John - I meant to ask, have you seen an issue with zoning when it comes to adding this type of housing on properties.

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It depends on the jurisdiciton Myrl Jeffcoat Some are more stubborn than others and taking their sweet time about embracing it in its entirety. However, they really have no choice and will eventually have to have an ordinance that complies with it or face the consequences from the State.

Jul 31, 2018 03:03 PM #11
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Bill Roberts
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Hi John DL Arendsen More and more are jumping on this bandwagon. Soon we will hit critical mass. Keep up the good work.

Bill Roberts

Aug 08, 2018 06:43 AM #12
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which should be for many, many moons, my friend.

Bill Roberts

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Bill Roberts 

Aug 08, 2018 07:19 AM #14
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ADUforU.com

Apr 08, 2019 03:09 PM #15
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There's actually a company in Colorado called ADU4U.COM

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