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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...

Can Modular Homes Save Ski Towns?

Can Modular Homes Save Ski Towns?

Can modular homes solve the affordable housing crisis in Mammoth, Big Bear  and other ski towns across the West, and maybe even save the planet as an added benefit? “It's an evolving industry that is getting better every day,” said Michael O’Connor, principal and...

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