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30 Most Popular ADU Questions Answered By Professionals

30 Most Popular ADU Questions Answered By Professionals

Additional dwelling units are booming in popularity due to a variety of new incentives and laws that make it easier than ever to build one. Despite their growing popularity, many people still have a lot of questions surrounding ADU development that they need answers...

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New ADU Laws In 2023 – Everything Your Need To Know

New ADU Laws In 2023 – Everything Your Need To Know

California legislation has passed new bills that are game changers for ADU development. These clean-up bills signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom will undoubtedly pave the way to a bigger boom in the construction of additional dwelling units. From changes in...

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How to Find the Best ADU Contractor In Your Area

How to Find the Best ADU Contractor In Your Area

With all the new ADU grant programs and changes in ADU loan requirements, now is one of the best times to start building an ADU. To do so, you will need to find a reliable ADU contractor to get the job done. How do you find a good ADU contractor for your project...

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$40K ADU Grant: CalHFA’s Most Recent Update

$40K ADU Grant: CalHFA’s Most Recent Update

The California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) has made incredible changes to its ADU grant program that grants $40K to homeowners developing ADUs. These new changes make it easier for more people to take advantage of the grant without having to take out a loan. The...

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Freddie Mac: Pay Off ADU Loan With Rental Income

Freddie Mac: Pay Off ADU Loan With Rental Income

Over half of U.S. mortgages are backed by either Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae. Having one of these finance companies change their rules about additional dwelling units is a huge deal for everyone. So, what are the changes Freddie Mac made to their policies that will help...

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ADU Financing in California: All Available Options

ADU Financing in California: All Available Options

Once you have done your research about the different types and ways to use ADUs, it is time to figure out how you will finance one. Building an additional dwelling unit is more costly than most people realize, even though it is considered an affordable housing option....

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How To Legalize an Unpermitted ADU In California

How To Legalize an Unpermitted ADU In California

Many state and local governments have developed unit legalization programs to allow homeowners to legalize unpermitted ADUs. Whether you built it yourself, inherited, or purchased property containing one, legalizing your ADU is a smart move that can benefit you and...

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How to Build an ADU in Los Angeles in 2022

How to Build an ADU in Los Angeles in 2022

How to Build an ADU in Los Angeles in 2022 Compared to last year Los Angeles home prices have risen by 13.5%  (from May 2021 to May 2022). With that, homelessness levels have been on the rise in the area, sparking the need for government to take action. One of the...

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Here is Why You Should Build an ADU in Los Angeles

Here is Why You Should Build an ADU in Los Angeles

Cities all throughout California are encouraging the development of ADUs, and it is no surprise why. As of 2020, there were around 161,548 people experiencing homelessness on any given day in California. In Los Angeles County alone, there were 66,433 (a 12.7% increase...

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$40k ADU Grant: CalHFA Grant Program Explained

$40k ADU Grant: CalHFA Grant Program Explained

If you are looking to build an ADU as a low-to-moderate-income homeowner, you are in luck. The California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) has created the CalHFA ADU grant that allows low-income California homeowners the opportunity to access up to $40,000 towards ADU...

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What Is a Junior ADU? Advantages & Disadvantages

What Is a Junior ADU? Advantages & Disadvantages

Additional dwelling units (ADUs) have become powerful tools for homeowners to gain extra living space on their property. An ADU can be a great way to bring in extra income, house family members, or use it as a personal office. We know what an ADU is, but what is a...

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