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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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7 Reasons Why Garage Conversions Are A Good Idea In California

7 Reasons Why Garage Conversions Are A Good Idea In California

Many homeowners are starting to learn about the benefits of ADUs but are not sure what type will work best for them. They have reservations about moving ahead with an ADU project because they are unsure of the benefits or whether they need one. For most homeowners who...

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SB9 Summary: 2022 Update

SB9 Summary: 2022 Update

As many of you may know, the new senate bill 9 (SB9) went into effect in January 2022. Since then, cities and counties in California have begun implementing the law in different ways. Some have welcomed it, while others have found ways to restrict it as much as...

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ADU Rent Control: 3 Main Factors In California

ADU Rent Control: 3 Main Factors In California

With the housing supply diminishing, many cities have encouraged ADU development to offset this crisis. As a result, many people have begun building and renting out ADUs to help provide houses to low-income families and make some extra income for themselves during the...

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7 Best Ways To Use ADUs: From Living Space To Art Studio

7 Best Ways To Use ADUs: From Living Space To Art Studio

Ever wonder what an ADU can do for you? If you have, you are a part of the growing number of people considering ADU Development in several states, including California. As such a versatile tool, how can an ADU be used to benefit your needs? Well, there are quite a few...

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