FORBES Magazine &   CREST “BACKYARD” Homes   On ADA Accessible ADU’S

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments 521400, 1501015, 01795582

FORBES Magazine &  CREST “BACKYARD” Homes  

On ADA Accessible ADU’S

 

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Forbes Magazine about ADA compliant Accessory Dwelling Units. At 75 years old and getting younger by the day this is naturally a very interesting and important topic that won't be going away anytime soon.

 

There have been 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 for the past 10 years and another 10,000 a day for the next 10. Stepping on the heels of the Baby Boom Generation is the coming Mellineal Boom with another 80 or so million. This is a staggering 150 million people that will be reaching their golden
years for decades to come.  

Trends and social norms have changed since the '60's and the World War II "Greatest Generation" whose ultimate ambition was to cash out of their paid off mortgages, buy that $10,000 "Mobilehome" in that $100 a month "Mobilehome Park", buy their pick up truck and 5th wheeler and drive off into the sunset for months on end only to return to that doublewide in time to catch those twilight years.

Today? Not so much. Now it's all about Aging in place with your family and loved ones close by. However, being the inately independent and self sufficient folks we are we would prefer to live independently yet in close proximity as we surf our way through the aging process and adapt to the many challenges of aging.

One such challenge might be the need to incorporate accessible and ADA compliant alternatives into our living space. These features can be quite expensive to retrofit into an existing home. Things like wheelchair accessible hallways, door ways, roll in showers, ADA compliant countertops, sinks and cabinets, ramps, automatic lifts, etc.

However, with the "Factory Built" solution all the above can be done on a much more affordable and versitile basis. You can now design your own custom floorplan that will meet your particular needs and at a much more affordable level than having to go though the time, expense and inconenience of retrofitting your home. 

Please take a few moments to see what Forbes Magazine has to say about this once Cottage Industry fast becoming one of the most proific Industries in the construction and real estate arena.

https://crestbackyardhomes.com/forbes-magazine-talks-with-crest-backyard-homes/ 

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Comments (26)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

You provide some of the best information about ADAs here on ActiveRain, John.  I'm not surprised that Forbes tapped you.

May 13, 2021 09:47 PM
John DL Arendsen

Thanks for all the kind words Myrl Jeffcoat 

May 16, 2021 05:25 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS John, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

May 13, 2021 09:48 PM
John DL Arendsen

Thanks for helping to spread the word about this very important subject Myrl Jeffcoat 

May 16, 2021 05:26 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

John ADU's here in Los Angeles are the hottest craze, a short cut to the approval process, insteand of two years to never it is fast tracked in six months or less, Endre

May 13, 2021 11:19 PM
John DL Arendsen

LA is indeed a role model to emulate Endre Barath, Jr. We're hoping all of San Diego follows their lead. There's still some glitches we need to process through. But little by little we're gaining on it.

May 16, 2021 05:28 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello John -  ADU is becoming a buzz-worthy topic.  You definitely know how to continue the much-needed discussion.  

May 15, 2021 05:04 AM
John DL Arendsen

There's so much to learn Michael Jacobs It's like the Wild Wild West in ADU land. Not a day goes by when something eles in introduced about this growing industry.

May 16, 2021 05:29 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi John,
Congratulations on your recognition in Forbes!

Sorry I missed this earlier. If it doesn't get Featured on the Big Board, I have it queued for next week's Second Chance Saturday!

May 15, 2021 07:19 AM
John DL Arendsen

Thank you so much Carol Williams for helping spread the word about this very important and timely topic.

May 16, 2021 05:31 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi John- Congratulations on the Forbes article. I know that I've learned so much from your presentations at our ZOOM meetings. 

May 15, 2021 06:42 PM
John DL Arendsen

Thanks Kathy Streib I love the AR ZOOM platform. I always learn so much even as a participant. I try to lon on whenever I can. It's a very  relaxed and low key hour and the presenters are all very intersting.

May 16, 2021 05:33 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

May 15, 2021 07:26 PM
John DL Arendsen

Wow! I'm so happy that so many folks on AR have taken to this subject so serously Kathy Streib Thanks for helping to spread the word. 

May 16, 2021 05:34 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning John. Having moved 1,200 miles to age in place with my grandson near us has come with the necessity of downsizing. Next move could be a factory built home custom designed to our specifications. Enjoy your day!

May 16, 2021 05:14 AM
John DL Arendsen

I'm hearing the drums beating in the distance in Chicago and throughout the Midwest on ADU's. I'm sure you'll find a great company to work with you. If you have any questons or concerns let me know. I'm happy to help anytime Wayne Martin 

May 16, 2021 05:37 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning John - congratulations on being mentioned in Forbes.  This is certainly a cottage industry.

May 16, 2021 05:51 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Way to go John DL Arendsen you should be so proud quite an achievement. Thank you Kathy Streib for featuring this as I missed this post 

May 16, 2021 06:15 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Congratulations, John...what a honor to be in Forbes, and how wonderful to be recognized for what you know and are contributing to the ADA market! May the success continue!

Jeff

May 16, 2021 09:47 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

There are a lot of family reasons that ADUs are important. And fantastic that you were mentioned in Forbes. Congratulations!

May 22, 2021 05:28 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning John DL Arendsen,

What a wonderful post and glad that Carol Williams featured it in her Saturday Second Chance Saturday Series....Forbes was wise to have mentioned you in their article! Congratulations!!

May 22, 2021 08:20 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

LOVE IT!  As a specialist in energy efficiency, these are easy to retrofit or build with energy efficient features, compostable toilets, ductless mini splits, CO2 monitors, sustainaible finishes as well!  

Jun 01, 2021 07:11 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 & RE Developer

Hi Grant Schneider thanks for the comment. Sorry I was late in replying. I've been out of the Country and just getting back in the mix.

Jun 08, 2021 09:08 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 & RE Developer

Thank you so much Hannah Williams I am very greatful for allthe suppor I recieve on AR. It's heart felt. 

Jun 08, 2021 09:09 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 & RE Developer

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS Sorry for the late reply. Just got back from out of the Country and didn't always have good email or cell availablity. 

Jun 08, 2021 09:11 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 & RE Developer

Thank you Kat Palmiotti Apologize for the late reply. I'm so happy to see so much interest not only in the ADU biz but the ADA end of it as well. It's very important.

Jun 08, 2021 09:12 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 & RE Developer

Thank you Dorie Dillard Austin TX . Had a wonderful visit to your beautiful State to visit my daughter recently and had an opportunity to speak with your daughter. We will be reaching out to her as soon as the kids are a little better prepared. They're just starting up the biz they had in Cali and will be in the house hunt soon.

Jun 08, 2021 09:15 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 & RE Developer

Spot on and Amen Jan Green and yes, yes, yes to everything you mentioned. We will definietly be involved with all the above including ADA compliance.

Jun 08, 2021 09:22 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ

Very cool! Best of luck on a great project!

Jun 08, 2021 03:20 PM