Zooming with John DL Arendsen!

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 AZ Broker BR030809000

Today's Zoom call with John DL Arendsen was fantastic! John started off with a catchy song to wake us all up and get ready to learn A LOT of good information about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU). Here in the Phoenix area these little homes are called Casita's or Guest Homes. I was very interested in attending this zoom meeting as we had recently closed on a property where the client wanted to build out an existing building behind the main home and turn it into a casita. I knew the basics of where to get started and sent them to the right people. There were a few issues with the city in the process but we were able to get them solved and the property was completed. They are now living in their Casita and love it!

 

I was  very interested to hear more details on the process of building ADU's from start to finish. And I had read many of John's posts over the years but never had talked to him personally about the process.  What an opportunity it was to see him and gain from his years and years of experience of building ADU's. He is a gold mine of information!

 

Wow! I came out of the Zoom meeting with 2 pages of notes!  It all makes much more sense to me now.  Here a just a few of the topics he covered: the difference of Site Built ADU's VS Off Site ADU's, floor area ratios, handling setback, easements, & utilities, architecture style of main home must be similar to the ADU, the need to basically upgrade the plumping, electrical service, water pressure system, gas lines and the why's. John's presentation gave me a better understanding of the broader picture of things to think about when future clients are considering building an ADU. It is becoming more and more popular in or market today, especially with Multi-generation families living together but still wanting privacy for each member.

 

Great news! John will be returning at some point to give us another Tuesday zoom presentation sometime in March or so. At that time, we will have more time to ask questions and John will have more time for in-depth answers. Zoom is such a great way to go back and forth with the presenter and attendees!

 

On today's meeting we had over 43 attendees which I think is the biggest group we've had so far.  I highly recommend attending the ActiveRain Zoom Meeting each and every Tuesday at 12:00 Central time.  It's not only great to connect up with other Rainers weekly but we get a chance to learn from each other too. A win- win for all of us! 

 

Next week Ken Jones will be sharing his Podcast Secrets.  That's a meeting you don't want to miss!  See you on Zoom soon!

 

Thank you to Debe Maxwell, CRS and Jeff Dowler, CRS for offering this fantastic opportunity to get the word out about the benefits of ActiveRain Zoom Meetings.  Be sure to check out the January Challenge too!

 

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Zooming with John DL Arendsen!

 

 

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Anna “Banana” Kruchten

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HomeSmart Real Estate

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Comments (53)

John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

You're spot on Andrea Bedard regarding legislation and local ordinances. In Cali it wasn't until 2017 that the State finally passed a mandate that foreced local jurisdictions to comply. Prior to that it was almost a non starter for property/homeowners and investors to justify them.

The permit, environmental and develomental impact fees were just too cost prohibitive and complicated. Until and unless the State government in your area gets behind it and starts passing laws that enable it it will be an uphill battle. 

Here's a link to the State of Califorina Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) guidelines. If you know any political leaders in your area that might be an advocate for this you might want to pass this along. You know the age ole adage. It all starts in Cali and spreads East. 

Jan 06, 2021 08:38 AM
Andrea Bedard

Thank you for sharing the link to the handbook John DL Arendsen! I've been doing some reading and learned that new legislation was introduced in my county in 2019 eliminating barriers to add an ADU (but not necessarily reducing the associated costs.). Sounds like our county is pushing for it to off-set some of the housing shortage. Smart move - too late for my particular set of clients (the parent has since passed away) - but hopefully many others can benefit from the new legislation. 

Jan 06, 2021 01:29 PM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

I'm all in Carol Williams anytime. And no worries, I have boatloads of information i.e. blog posts, videos of intalltions, webinars, seminars, ZOOM presentations et al I'm more than happy to share with anyone needing information and guidence through the process. 

Jan 06, 2021 08:46 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

LOL!!!  Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist It was indeed a HOOT! But so much fun and all you AR folks were so patient and forgiving. Aside for a minor technical glitch is was a lot of fun and I look forward to the next one.

Jan 06, 2021 08:53 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I totally agree John DL Arendsen - we were all making suggestions on how to get your attention ... but when you could not hear us ... a phone call from Kathy Streib did the trick.  We look forward to part 2! 

Happy New Year! 

Jan 06, 2021 09:24 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

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Jan 06, 2021 09:27 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

That was one big DUH on my part Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist I heard the signals coming in on my phone but ignored them because I didn't want any distractions. 🙃

Jan 06, 2021 09:29 AM
Hannah Williams

You are a hoot 🙃

Jan 06, 2021 01:53 PM
CANDACE (Candy) STEVENS, EA
Number Cruncher LLC - Overton, NV
Helping Taxpayers Resolve IRS problems

I thought the zoom meeting was chocked full of great information too Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker 

Jan 06, 2021 11:47 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

John DL Arendsen - I would have done the same thing ... it's all good. You provided us with a wealth of information and entertained us!  That's a 2 for 1 we all can appreciate. 

Jan 06, 2021 12:02 PM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

Bummed that I missed this as it is a very timely topic!

Jan 06, 2021 01:49 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker Great post as always. I really enjoyed John DL Arendsen he was extremely interesting as well as entertaining. I learned so much plus enjoyed the camaraderie of all who attended the meeting .John has agreed to join us again so if you missed this meeting stay tuned as he will join in again.

Jan 06, 2021 01:52 PM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

I'll be there with bells on Hannah Williams !

Jan 06, 2021 02:18 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Great summary of John's presentation, Anna. There is so much we can and should learn as this type of housing becomes more popular in our respective markets! And John is so knowledgeable about ADUs!

Thanks for your entry.

Jeff

Jan 06, 2021 03:02 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I hope it went well and I hope you have many more good meetings this year in 2021!

Jan 06, 2021 09:42 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Jeff Dowler, CRS I think I like it best when it works out that way and fits like a glove.

Jan 06, 2021 09:43 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

John, I love the whole expression of be there with bells on because I never hear it anymore!

John DL Arendsen

Jan 06, 2021 09:44 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Anna,  I am getting so much out of these zoom calls and glad to see we have more people involve.

Jan 07, 2021 09:39 AM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Thanks for the details Anna, excellent info.  I love the guest home concept - so many options and varieties.  And John is a top knotch expert.

Jan 07, 2021 07:08 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Great summary of our Zoom meeting, Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker.  We did get a lot of great information this week! 

Jan 08, 2021 12:18 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I did find many aspects as very interesting Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker 

Jan 08, 2021 01:14 PM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I just have to get on one of these calls. You guys look like you are having a great time.

Jan 12, 2021 02:08 PM

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