Why "ADU Magazine" Loves
CREST BACKYARD HOMES
We were honored to have been selected as a feature article for ADU Magazine. There is definitely an ever increasing interest and demand for
BACKYARD HOMES and it doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. In fact statistics show that even in light of all the COVID concerns, permits for them are doubling and tripling throughout the State and spreading like a wind fanned fire throughout most of the Country.
With the lack of adequate land availability, let alone the high premiums developers have to pay for the dirt, coupled with stifling if not prohibitive developmental and envrionmental impact fees, out of control and over inflated material costs, the overwhelming shortage of qualified and experienced labor along with our younger generations veering away from choosing the trades as a viable long term vocation, and you're left with a huge void in the housing market on all fronts.
It's not a mystery why new housing starts are facing a huge challenge throughout California.
Add to that issues with NIMBYISM, complicated and difficult planning and building department criteria and time consuming often deal breaking permitting issues and it's no wonder both property/homeowners and the construction and development sectors are stuck in a puddle of frozen molasses. In fact in San Diego it can take from 6 months to two years to get a permit to build something including ADUs.
That is why it's so important to select an experienced licensed, bonded and insured one stop, turnkey team to help navigate you through the entire process. Sure you can play owner/builder and attempt to jump through all these hoops on your own. Or you can try to piece meal your project together one contractor at a time by thinking it will save you money and time. But sadly, at the end of the day, unless you're an experienced owner/builder you will usually find this to be a very frustrating, painful and expensive undertaking.
If you are looking for the fastest and most economical solution for your BACKYARD HOME project the Manufactured ADU option tops the list.
Presently in San Diego the average cost for building a ground up site built ADU starts at $300/sf and can go way up from there depending on your criteria. It can take from 6 months to 2 years to get permitted if all the stars align which they generally don't.
However, should you choose the HUD Manufactured ADU option it will cost between $200-$225/sf while the permit process may only take 6 months to a year. However, the value added is that while the site work is being performed your home is being built. In a perfect world you could have your home being delivered as your site has been developed and prepared to receive it.
This in and of itself can save months of strangers coming on your property day in and day out. Not to mention trucks, equipment, building materials et. al. coming and going at all hours of the day and in all kinds of weather and leaving your home in a constant state of disarray. So before you pull that trigger consider CREST BACKYARD HOMES as your choice for adding an ADU