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Prefab ADUs vs. Stick-Built ADUs: Which is Better?

Prefab ADUs vs. Stick-Built ADUs: Which is Better?

When it comes to building an ADU, there are a few different construction options: stick-built and prefab ADUs are the two most common.  The term ‘stick-built' refers to the traditional method of construction; building the entire structure on site from the foundation...

How To Find a Garage Conversion Contractor in Orange County

How To Find a Garage Conversion Contractor in Orange County

You’ve probably heard about the new laws and regulations in Orange County regarding Accessory Dwelling Units and garage conversions.  A garage conversion is the most cost-effective way to create a ‘second home’ or Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on your property because...

Garage Conversion and ADU Insurance Info for 2021

Garage Conversion and ADU Insurance Info for 2021

When it comes to building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) or even just a garage conversion, there are many details to consider and a lot to know. This blog is specifically about ADU insurance, but you can find more info on my other blogs about building an ADU or a...

10 Best Garage Conversion Ideas For 2021

10 Best Garage Conversion Ideas For 2021

New California laws have made it easier than ever to do a garage conversion on your property. Most homes in Los Angeles and Southern California either have an attached or detached garage, and both are suitable for a conversion. Homeowners today have many options to...

10 Best Tips For Finding an ADU Contractor In LA

10 Best Tips For Finding an ADU Contractor In LA

How Do You Find the Best ADU Contractors? Most people considering a renovation are keenly aware of the potential stressors involved when undertaking such a major project. Whether it’s a kitchen remodel, Accessary dwelling unit, garage...

Los Angeles ADU Rental Guide

Los Angeles ADU Rental Guide

Guide to Building an ADU Rental for Extra Income in Los Angeles As ADUs are becoming a major part of the real estate landscape in Los Angeles and Southern California, many homeowners believe building an ADU (ADU definition) is a good opportunity.  There are many...

Los Angeles Garage Conversion in 2021 – The Affordable ADU

Los Angeles Garage Conversion in 2021 – The Affordable ADU

(Updated January 3, 2021) What You Need To Know About a Garage Conversion Garage Conversion in Los Angeles I recently did a garage conversion with a detached garage behind my home.  The garage was 468 square feet with dimensions of 18’ x 26’. I always wanted to...

Los Angeles ADUs – What You Need To Know For 2021

Los Angeles ADUs – What You Need To Know For 2021

(Updated January 2, 2021) So, you’ve heard about ADUs, eh? Maybe a friend was talking about her ‘granny flat’, you saw your neighbor recently did a garage conversion, or perhaps you overheard your coworkers talking about their latest investment opportunity. Well,...

The New 2021 Orange County Granny Flat and Garage Conversions Guide

The New 2021 Orange County Granny Flat and Garage Conversions Guide

Everything You Need To Know About Granny Flats and Garage Conversions in Orange County An ADU (see ADU definition here) is an accessory dwelling unit, otherwise referred to as a granny flat, additional dwelling unit, or garage conversion. It can be defined as a second...

Your New ADU Financing Guide for 2021

Your New ADU Financing Guide for 2021

Which ADU Financing Option is Right For You? An ADU, otherwise known as an Accessory Dwelling Unit is defined as a second unit on a residential lot in addition to the main house (or main multifamily building). Recently, both in California and in Los Angeles, these...

Why Real Estate Investors Should Consider ADUs In 2021

Why Real Estate Investors Should Consider ADUs In 2021

Los Angeles ADUs: A Real Estate Investor’s Perspective Whether you’re a seasoned real estate investor or you’re just interested in earning additional income from a rental property, this article is for you. Now that the ADU laws & restrictions have drastically...

ADUs in Los Angeles: Top 50 Frequently Asked ADU Questions

ADUs in Los Angeles: Top 50 Frequently Asked ADU Questions

ADU FAQ - 50 Most Popular ADU Questions Building an ADU has become more and more popular recently, yet a lot of people don't know much about them. If they do, they only know the very basics, like what it is and the different types of ADUs. With all of the new...

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