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What Does sb9 Mean For You

SB9 legislation is a recent California Legislative bill that could allow you to fit four housing units on a lot that previously only held one. It also means you could split your lot into two lots and sell the new lot, with or without adding housing unit(s). This ...

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ADU Garage Conversion- FAQ

An ADU garage conversion seems ideal in Los Angeles. The structure is already there, so it should be cheap and easy, right? Unfortunately, it takes a lot to create a decent garage ADU. Your conversion needs to be structurally sound and follow all of the Guidelines for Garage ...

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California ADU Laws 2022

California ADU law, enacted in 2020 and 2021, removed restrictions around building ADUs or accessory dwelling units. These laws are passed at the state level and it limits or removes the local government's ability to remove or override them. This means it is a lot easier to ...

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ADU Designs For Older Homes

We deliver ADU designs that blend with your home- because you don't want it to stick out like a sore thumb. The most common Backyard Dwelling (ADU) designs available today are modern and rectangular. A rectangle is the most cost-effective design to build and the modern style is ...

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How To Build An ADU

The next thought after deciding you need a Backyard Dwelling (ADU) is "How do I build an ADU?" It's a scary thought. Everyone knows someone with a construction horror story - so how do you avoid contractor armageddon? There are two ways to build an ADU, traditional site-built and ...

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Building A Granny Unit? Don’t Miss These Important Steps

Building a Granny Unit (ADU) is a big project. It is just like building an entire house- just smaller and in your backyard. It is a complicated affair and it is easy to make mistakes. One cautionary tale comes from the Martel Family who wanted to build their ...

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What Is A Prefab ADU

What is prefab ADU and how is it different from any other ADU? Prefab refers to the building process and it gives many benefits over traditional site-built construction. Before we dip into what this means for you, let's cover a few basics. What Is An ADU? ADU stands for ...

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How Retirees Finance An ADU

A retired person living on a fixed income can use a reverse mortgage to finance an ADU. It can increase their monthly disposable income by thousands of dollars for the remainder of their life! And, with just a little bit of attention, the loan amount will remain ...

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Top ADU Features You Can’t Miss

Don’t ignore these top ADU features! The square foot size of your ADU doesn’t matter if you ignore these important but often overlooked ADU features. Architectural Style- a modern ADU is all the rage- but it might look silly next to your sweet English Tudor. Choose an ADU ...

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