4 Reasons Why Now is the Perfect Time to Build an ADU

4 Reasons Why Now is the Perfect Time to Build an ADU

#1. Laws are Changing The California Senate passed a state-wide granny flat law in January of 2017.  The new law, Government Code 65852.2, deregulates all prior accessory dwelling unit restrictions and opens up development for anyone to build a second rentable...
La Mesa’s New ADU Ordinance

La Mesa’s New ADU Ordinance

The La Mesa City Council voted to make their Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinance even more lenient than what the state mandates. La Mesa voted to waive all parking requirements when building or converting a Accessory Dwelling Unit. This might seem exceptionally...
The Rise of the Accessory Dwelling Unit

The Rise of the Accessory Dwelling Unit

Where affordable housing is scarce, these secondary homes may be the answer. Here’s what you need to know about today’s version of the granny flat When Jeni Nunn, an agent with Intero Real Estate in Santa Clara, Calif., and her husband bought their 1,270-square-foot...
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...
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