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California Granny Flat Law

California Granny Flat Law

In January of 2017, Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) signed a bill to help ease the housing crisis in California, making it easier to build a granny flat in California. This California granny flat law, “removes the most...
How to Finance a Granny Flat

How to Finance a Granny Flat

Most people underestimate the cost of building a granny flat and are disappointed when they discover they can’t convert their garage for $20,000. Granny flats come with all the same expenses as building a brand new home, but without the ‘cheap’ square footage...
Why Modular Construction is Taking Off in 2018

Why Modular Construction is Taking Off in 2018

Modular construction refers to the process of taking prefabricated units, which are built off-site (i.e. away from their final destination) and pieced together at the jobsite/on the premises. The modules can consist of parts of a room, an entire room, or an individual...