ADUs - their time has come in California

A few years ago hardly anyone ever heard the term 'ADU'. 

As an ardent and very active contractor, manufactured home dealer and avid proponent,of the BACKYARD HOME aka ADU Biz I found this post to be extremely accurate and 

informative. I'm very pleased to see other folks starting to tout this housing option. 

 

With 10,000 Baby Boomers hitting retirement age every day for the next 20 years they are finding themselves left with some great options;

  • A retirement community, an excellent choice for many.
  • Living out their lives in their existing home.
  • Downsizing by adding a BACKYARD HOME to their property, moving into it and allowing their children to move into their primary residence.
  • Renting their primary residence out  for a very good revenue stream. 
  • Renting their ADU for an additional revenue stream.
  • Providing housing for assisted living health care providers.
  • Providing housing for home yard and home providers.

With California cities and counties scrambling to keep up with the affordable housing mandate ADU's are definitely one great solution.

 

 

With sky-high real estate prices in much of California and a shortage of housing, Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs as they are commonly called, provide a unique opportunity to address these issues and more. They can afford housing options for family members, friends, students, elderly, in-home health care providers, and others. They can provide rental income for homeowners. They integrate housing choices within established neighborhoods.

Recognizing the need for additional rental housing, two state statutes, SB 1069 and AB2299, went into effect January 1, 2017. These statutes address barriers to the development of ADUs and prohibit local government from adopting ordinances that precludes ADUs. Effective January 1, 2018 are SB 229 and AB 494 which clarify the previous statutes and promote the development of ADUs

Restrictive parking requirements used to stop many ADU plans in their track; no more. Utility connection fees were often based on new residential use; no more. ADUs must comply with local building code and safety requirements.

For more information, download information (here's one) from the California Department of Housing and Community Development and then the specific city involved.

Many cities have developed their own ordinances in compliance with the current rules, including:

 

 

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Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Pacific Union International

CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Lottie@LottieKendall.com

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Comment balloon 14 commentsJohn DL Arendsen • July 31 2018 05:00PM

Comments

John,

So glad you are continuing your focus on ADU's.  And I am delighted that you re-blogged Lottie Kendall 's post.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 5 months ago

Not hard to do with Lottie Kendall knowledge and accuracy Ron and Alexandra Seigel  Thanks for connecting us. 

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) 5 months ago

Hi John -- thanks for the re-blog. It's good getting to know you here. ADUs will become more and more common in the years to come, especially since many roadblocks to building them have now been removed.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) 5 months ago

They better because I'm all in Lottie Kendall Keep those informative posts coming. We can work both ends of the state. LOL!

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) 5 months ago

Great idea, John DL Arendsen - I like the way you think. 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) 5 months ago

Ditto Lottie Kendall 

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) 5 months ago

Keep preachin' it, John!   Lottie gets it. 

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) 5 months ago

She sure does Carol Williams Starting to see a lot more buy in just the past few months.

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) 5 months ago

With an aging population, I think this kind of solution will work for a number of families!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 5 months ago

John - I meant to ask, have you seen an issue with zoning when it comes to adding this type of housing on properties.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 5 months ago

It depends on the jurisdiciton Myrl Jeffcoat Some are more stubborn than others and taking their sweet time about embracing it in its entirety. However, they really have no choice and will eventually have to have an ordinance that complies with it or face the consequences from the State.

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) 5 months ago

Hi John DL Arendsen More and more are jumping on this bandwagon. Soon we will hit critical mass. Keep up the good work.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) 4 months ago

which should be for many, many moons, my friend.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) 4 months ago

Bill Roberts 

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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