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Seminar – Sept. 2: What’s New with ADUs in 2020


I’m teaching an ADU seminar for the Bay East Association of Realtors on Wednesday, September 2 from 10:00-11:30am. To find […]

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There Are Many ADU Companies. Which One Should I Choose?


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The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) industry in California is booming! After the 2017 California ADU laws went into effect, many […]

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Benefit from Low Interest Rates By Refinancing and Building an ADU


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Currently, mortgage interest rates have reached an all-time low, prompting a lot of homeowners to refinance. Borrowers with good credit […]

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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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