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...
Granny Flats to Contribute to City Affordable Housing Count

Granny Flats to Contribute to City Affordable Housing Count

By Tom Sakash   Despite strong opposition from local advocates for affordable housing, a divided Davis City Council approved a measure Tuesday that would allow granny flats to partially count toward the city’s affordable housing obligations, even without any...
Manufactured Homes Making Housing More Affordable in San Diego

Manufactured Homes Making Housing More Affordable in San Diego

Manufactured homes in San Diego are reaching an all time spike in popularity. Currently for sale, a 1,500 square foot, three bedroom, two bath home that has granite countertops, wood cabinets, high ceilings, and a walk-in closet sells for about $240,000...
What Keeps Me Up at Night: Modular Design & Construction

What Keeps Me Up at Night: Modular Design & Construction

By Greg Offner In the simplest of scenarios, think of modular design and construction as planning, designing and building with Legos. Today, when many consumers think about or discuss anything modular, you’ll overhear conversations about graphic designers and Ikea...