La Mesa, CA Council Lifts Restrictions on Granny Flats

La Mesa, CA Council Lifts Restrictions on Granny Flats

LA MESA, Calif. – The La Mesa City Council Tuesday unanimously backed a series of measures that would make it easier for property owners to build and rent “granny flats.” The council approved ordinance changes that would relax a number of previous restrictions on...
Granny Flat Permits Soar in San Diego

Granny Flat Permits Soar in San Diego

San Diegans are signing up to build accessory dwelling units, or granny flats, in numbers that haven’t been seen in years. According to the city’s development services department people, more than 200 people went through the permitting process in 2018. “It fits for us...
Modular Housing Is Affordable Housing

Modular Housing Is Affordable Housing

How new construction techniques can bring the mortgages and rents down Imagine you are building a house. Carpenters will craft forms for concrete finishers to fill and then throw up skeletal walls for electricians to wire and plumbers to pipe. Drywall installers and...
Lack of Affordable Housing is a Suburban Problem, Too

Lack of Affordable Housing is a Suburban Problem, Too

As suburban rents and home prices continue to increase, many people find themselves being squeezed financially. One key factor is that both average monthly rents and home prices have boomed, but wage growth hasn’t kept pace. The suburbs have become a target of...