Build an ADU Now, Avoid a Reverse Mortgage in the Future?

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I recently completed a class for certification as a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES). One of the topics in the […]

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The ADU – A Housing Solution to Help Young Adults Affected by the Covid-19 Economic Downturn

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A recent New York Times article titled “Facing Adulthood with an Economic Disaster’s Lasting Scars” pointed out that many young […]

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The JADU – A Good Solution for Multigenerational Families

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A Pew Research Center study found that the number of people living in a multigenerational household has increased from 42.4 […]

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Correction to JADU Section of “How to Build an In-Law Unit in California”

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Prior to 2020, the law required that the converted space for a junior accessory dwelling unit (JADU) include an existing […]

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Can I Rent Both My Main Residence and ADU?

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Some cities have an ordinance that requires homeowners with an ADU to live in either the main residence or ADU […]

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Can I Convert My Garage into an ADU?

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Many homeowners consider converting their garage into living space. One problem with a garage conversion is that some cities have […]

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Impact Fees: Why ADUs Have a Cost Advantage Over New Single-Family Houses

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When a new home is constructed in a city in California, the city typically charges impact fees to the home […]

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Do I Have Room in My Backyard for an ADU?

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            Prior to 2020, many California homeowners were restricted from building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in their backyards because […]

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ADUs: A Great Idea for Senior Housing

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During the coronavirus pandemic, I’m so glad that my mother is living in an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) on our […]

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2nd Edition Published!

The Second Edition of How to Build an In-Law Unit in California has been published! It contains updated information about […]

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