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RECENT BLOG POSTS
  Summary of Recent Changes to [California Senate Bill 1069] ADU Laws   I will be posting frequently on this subject on several social media and business platforms as I've been getting feedback from several folks seeking more information on this new California mandate/law. Please feel free to rep...
03/20/2017
  [Encinitas City] "Council discusses bill on [Accessory] housing units"   City of Encinitas taking a very proactive posture on   Senate Bill 1069.  Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear (Courtesy) By Brittany Woolsey "To create a housing shortage in a huge country, heavily wooded with a small pop...
03/19/2017
California Senate Bill 1069 How It May Impact Real Estate?  NOTE: If you are a stakeholder on this topic please be sure to log onto all the links as they are a blow by blow breakdown of this new law. I have recently been posting about the somewhat controversial and often  confusing Senate Bill 10...
03/15/2017
Is there a formula that calculates the viability for granny flats?  I'm trying to find a formula that can calculate the viability of adding Accessory Dwelling Unis, i.e. room additions, granny flats, garage apartments, etc. to a property that meets the zoning, building codes, neighborhood HOA, PO...
01/24/2017
Is There Money To Be Made In 'Mobile Homes' In Today's Market? I am frequently asked if the market is still ripe for investing in old "Mobile Homes". The following post may give you some ideas and suggestions about the viability of investing in older homes.  Cheap does not always translate to a g...
01/18/2017
"How does having a mall close to your neighborhood impact RE values?" I asked the question below in a previous post right after this past December's "Black Friday" and was surprised to realize how many folks were relatively Pollyanna and/or indifferent about what is starting to look like a loomin...
01/06/2017
Air B&B's vs VRBO's Anyone have any hands on experience as guests/clients or your own vacation rental investments?    I'm anxious to hear from folks who've had personal hands on experience with both. We will be expanding our VRBO  portfolio and are curious to know which may be the better choice f...
12/31/2016
What Are Your Thoughts On The "Tiny House" Movement As A Homeowner?  As a Manufactured Housing Specialist, general contractor and real estate broker and developer I look at the Tiny House movement as a positive step in housing overall in specific segments i.e. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's) aka...
12/03/2016
Thanksgiving As Seen Through The Eyes of My 8 Year Old Granddaughter I think the following speaks for itself. What else can I say. So proud of my Rose. We just spent a delightful Thanksgiving Holiday with my youngest son, Scott, and his wonderful family on San Diego's  Campland On The Bay in Miss...
11/27/2016
Wishing Everyone The Happiest Thanksgiving Holiday Ever!  Have fun, eat, drink and be merry and share lots of love with your family. It's  the only one you have. The Arendsens
11/24/2016
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