How is the state of California helping to boost supply of housing? By adding a state mandate to limit the various cities from extending such strict requirements for a home owner to add a granny flat or ADU. How many times have you wished that your house could be bigger without having to remodel the entire thing?
Your wish can now come true as new legislation has approved the addition of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)!
An Accessory Dwelling Unit, ADU, also known as a “Granny Flat” is a living unit that may be up to 1200 sq. ft and can be a standalone structure or an addition attached to a primary residence that provides independent living facilities for one or more persons. An ADU is required to provide permanent provisions for living including space for sleeping, cooking, and sanitation facilities. This can even be a converted garage!
Envision that chic she shed you have always dreamt of escaping to, the high tech office that will make working from home not only easier but truly enjoyable, or the safe space for your elderly parents to move in that is close enough for you to take care of them with ease while still allowing you both your own space to go about your daily lives.
Think of your guests staying in a space that is apart from the main home. Private and flooded with natural light marrying the indoor and outdoor experience, or creating your home gym equipped with a private shower and your very own smoothie bar!
Essentially, this new legislation allows you to add a small house to your property that can be used as your heart desires. This will only increase the value of your home and property when it does come time to sell, and with the social trends we have seen of the boomerang generation (adult kids moving out and then returning home), think of the value that it will add to your life now!
ADU’s can even pay for themselves when used as a rental property. The real estate market has been tight, even with COVID-19, and rental properties are in short supply. Adding an ADU to your home now will provide you with another source of income and will always be there for you for whenever you decide that you need or want that extra space.
And the best part – Homeowners Associations, their bylaws, and their CC&Rs cannot prohibit or prevent you from building an ADU as long as you follow the guidelines set forth by the departments mentioned above!
Call our team today to get started on your custom Accessory Dwelling Unit and add the space you have always dreamt of to your home.