San Diego Jurisdictions Embrace Backyard Home (ADU) Ordinances

San Diego Jurisdictions Embrace

 

Backyard Home (ADU) Ordinances

 

It's been a challenge met with mild to strong resistance, however, many if not most San Diego Jurisdictions, including the County, are coming to grips with California's newest laws on "Backyard Home" aka "Accessory Dwelling Unit" (ADU) ordinances.

 

While some jurisdictions are still resisting or not embracing the new law in its entirety, there are others like the City of Encinitas who are leading the field with proactive and streamlined permit processing requirements and costs; Possibly even fee waivers.

 

In fact they are even considering fast tracking pre approved plans that meet their criteria in order to make the process even less burdensome, time consuming and costly to the property/homeowner.

 

Before the new State Laws were enacted many if not most jurisdictions were charging full blown environmental and developmental impact fees and requiring a property/homeowner to pay exorbitant permit fees, gas, water and electrical meters, fire sprinklers, mandatory and extremely difficult parking requirements thereby driving front end fees up as high as 40 to 50 thousand dollars.

 

No doubt this stifiled the incentive and motivation for folks to move forward knowing that they still had to deal with all the design and construction costs which could easily run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. But things have changed. It is now possible to cut the front end costs down by 10's of thousands of dollars and add a Backyard Home on their property for under $100,000.

 

This has opened the door to a whole new way of maximizing the return on property you own. Be it to realize additional revenue streams to offset costs, age in place by renting your primary residence while staying on your property and living in your Backyard Home, provide an independent living space for a family member or home service and/or healthcare provider. Whatever the purpose you now have a much easier and far less costly way to maximize the return on your most expensive investment.

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Comment balloon 10 commentsJohn DL Arendsen • February 09 2018 05:26PM

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That's important news for those considering the backyard home option in San Diego.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 4 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat That goes for Sac as well kiddo. Lot's of great potential for RE investors and property/homeowners overall.

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) 4 months ago

I am not surprised the California is leading the way with ADUs.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) 4 months ago

Cali has no choice Chris Ann Cleland we're just plain running out of room. Add to that that we're a sanctuary State and anyone can come here anytime from anywhere and we're supposed to just go to our quiet spaces and let it flow. Sorry you were the vicitm of my rant. But you did hit a nerve.

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) 4 months ago

Hi John DL Arendsen Clark County is also changing rules regarding ADUs and backyard cottages. It's so interesting to me that they make it easier in urban areas, but in rural areas the structure has to be attached to the house in some manner. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 4 months ago

That is a bit strange Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD You'd think the opposite would be true. I do think though that things will change in WA as they are in OR and Cali. It's all about politics as we all know. Additionally, WA and most of the PNW for that matter may not be suffering from the same level of sutiabible and developable land overall and density may not be as pervavise there as it is in Cali. Just a very uneducated guess.

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) 4 months ago

Good stuff.  i know a lot of peope who would be interetsed in ADU's   

Posted by Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula, Excellent Sales and Property Management (House Match Inc) 4 months ago

As a dealer for the 'Crest Backyard Home' brand I can work with contractors throughout the State of Cali. So should you happen to have a client/s we would be very happy to work with them.

They are more than welcome to use their own contractor and we can deal directly with them. Or we as a general & manufactured home contractor and manufactured home dealer would be happy to work directly with them. Fortunately our HQ is in Northeast Vista and we're only 30 minutes from downtown Temecula and know the area extremely well. Thanks for your reply Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula .

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) 4 months ago

As Baby Boomers age, the option to have a cottage for caregivers to live in while assisting, benefits both the elderly (care) and the caregiver (employment) and is a pro-active move ahead of the coming boom in elder care, a later version that overwhelmed the school system as Boomers hit the educational system years ago.

Posted by Will Robinson 4 months ago

You're bringing some excellent insight to the table Will. With 10,000 BB's turning 65 everyday for the next 20 years affordable and comfortable living is at its hightest demand ever. Add to that we'll have a million more folks living in San Diego County which is already built out 75-90%. So youe can see where avaialable space will have to come from.

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) 4 months ago

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