How to Maximize Multi-family ADUs

Before 2020, only single-family lots were allowed to add an ADU, which meant multi-family lots were left in the dust of the ADU boom. Luckily, times have changed and the opportunities for multi-family lots have really taken off! You can earn more mon [...]

How to Maximize Multi-family ADUs2020-06-24T13:15:24-07:00

What is a JADU? (Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit)

You may think that accessory dwelling units already had enough names.... ADU, granny flat, in-law suite, casita, the list goes on...  So what the heck is a JADU?  We're here to help! After the adoption of Assembly Bill No. 68 and Assembly Bill No. 88 [...]

What is a JADU? (Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit)2020-03-05T14:17:01-08:00

Granny Flat Regulations in Oakland

In response to the housing crisis that’s been sweeping over many cities, the state has passed many new bills that are heavily changing granny flat regulations for the better.  This series of changes include allowing two units on one property, which h [...]

Granny Flat Regulations in Oakland2019-12-10T09:32:45-08:00

New California ADU Bills and What They Mean For You

Within the past week, California has passed multiple bills to remove barriers that once made it almost impossible for homeowners to build an ADU on their properties.  A grand total of six California ADU bills were passed! While this news is exciting, [...]

New California ADU Bills and What They Mean For You2019-10-30T11:22:20-07:00

San Jose’s ADU Master Plans Initiative

It’s no secret that San Jose is in the middle of a housing crisis due to the recent tech boom in Silicon Valley. The most recent census reports that San Jose has even surpassed San Francisco as the most expensive city in the United States at an avera [...]

San Jose’s ADU Master Plans Initiative2020-08-12T09:34:08-07:00

La Mesa Passes Most Progressive ADU Ordinance in San Diego County

California homeowners have been taking advantage of the state legislation allowing granny flats on single-family residence lots. This has been very advantageous for people who are looking to help the housing crisis, have a need to house aging family [...]

La Mesa Passes Most Progressive ADU Ordinance in San Diego County2019-03-24T13:04:29-07:00

Power Lines Hold Up ADU Projects in Los Angeles

Power lines running near your property?  In the last year, Los Angeles has permitted more accessory dwelling units than any other city in the United States.  In fact, in Los Angeles there was a 15x increase in ADU permit applications from 2016 to 201 [...]

Power Lines Hold Up ADU Projects in Los Angeles2019-03-08T13:59:21-08:00

How To Legalize Your Granny Flat

There are a lot of illegal granny flats in California, now with new legislation homeowners are wondering -- should I permit my illegal ADU? Before Senate Bill 1069 passed, very few homeowners qualified to build an accessory dwelling unit. In fact, by [...]

How To Legalize Your Granny Flat2019-03-24T13:13:58-07:00

Before You Build an ADU, Read This.

I got a call from my very first client today. I met up with her for coffee shortly after I quit my 9-5 job as the Marketing Director for a San Diego toy company nearly a year ago. She's the definition of a go-getter. She described her plans to build [...]

Before You Build an ADU, Read This.2019-03-24T13:39:32-07:00

San Diego County Passes Granny Flat Fee Waiver

San Diego County just took major steps to promote the building of accessory dwelling units, commonly called granny flats. They passed a fee waiver saving homeowners an average of $14,000 on permit costs. This fee waiver may mean it's much more feasib [...]

San Diego County Passes Granny Flat Fee Waiver2019-03-24T14:48:33-07:00
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