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ADU Size Limits in California: Minimum &  Maximum ADU Sizes

ADU Size Limits in California: Minimum & Maximum ADU Sizes

The development of ADUs in California has been on the rise. As a state battling homelessness with a housing production rate well below the rate of demand, ADUs offer a way to increase the housing supply in a way that is beyond traditional housing construction....

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ADU Zoning Explained: ADU Zoning Laws

ADU Zoning Explained: ADU Zoning Laws

Are you looking to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit but are uncertain what ADU zoning laws are? You are not alone. Many people wonder what ADU zoning is and how it applies to them. ADU zoning laws provide rules about the type of ADU that can be built on your property....

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Where To Start Your ADU In 4 Steps

Where To Start Your ADU In 4 Steps

If you are thinking about developing an ADU, also known as an additional dwelling unit, the first question that comes to your mind is; where do I start? Knowing where to start can be difficult with such a large list of things to complete. You will need to...

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ADU in Los Angeles: A Complete Guide for 2022

ADU in Los Angeles: A Complete Guide for 2022

Are you a California homeowner considering building an Accessory Dwelling Unit? You might be wondering what an ADU is, if it’s the right investment for you, and what the steps are to constructing an income producing unit on your property. You know the saying: “There’s...

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SB-9 Explained: From Single Family to 4 Plex

SB-9 Explained: From Single Family to 4 Plex

I am sure that you have heard one way or another about the new senate bill 9 which will take effect January 2022. With that, I am also sure you are not clear on what the bill really means and how it could affect your property, so let me try to make some sense into it....

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ADU Cost: Complete ADU Development Cost Breakdown

ADU Cost: Complete ADU Development Cost Breakdown

The most common question we get as ADU professionals is: how much does it cost to build an ADU? After a first consultation, the majority of those who are looking to develop an ADU are amazed at the actual costs. Often, actual ADU costs are not synced with what they...

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A-Z Guide to Building an ADU Yourself

A-Z Guide to Building an ADU Yourself

Are you looking to increase the value of your property or find a way to make some extra income? Do you need somewhere for your aging parents to live? Are you interested in creating an affordable housing option for individuals in your community? If yes, you should...

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ADU Appliances & Furniture – The Ultimate Guide

ADU Appliances & Furniture – The Ultimate Guide

Bet you never thought the saying “good things come in small packages” would apply to home appliances. Well, it does when it comes to ADUs. When you design and plan your ADU, you should always include with it your ADU appliances.

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16 Biggest  ADU Mistakes in 2021

16 Biggest ADU Mistakes in 2021

Even if you have gone through construction before, developing an ADU is very different from home remodeling or home addition. It is a challenging process! Instead, building an ADU is very much like developing a new home but on a smaller scale. One of the hardest parts...

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ADU Standard Plan Program – Illusion or Real?

ADU Standard Plan Program – Illusion or Real?

Early March 2021 city of Los Angeles announced its program for preapproved ADU plans, it was announced on all possible news platforms such as TV, Newspapers, and social media. You would mistakenly think that this is it, the solution to ADU development most painful...

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ADU Construction Estimates Done The Right Way

ADU Construction Estimates Done The Right Way

Do the estimates you receive from contractors really cover all your project needs? Do contractor’s estimates present a real picture or what they want you to see? Free estimates will not reflect all the information you need to evaluate when deciding on your project,...

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ADU Development Cost

ADU Development Cost

Most people are amazed at what it costs to build an ADU. We come across articles all the time that get the wrong impression about the actual cost of ADU development. We want to make this clear and in the next few articles starting with this one we will review the...

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