John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer (CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)

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Praful Thakkar
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John DL Arendsen - Something one should talk about, blog about.

Feb 20, 2018 09:11 PM
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Bob Crane
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All the best to you in this campaign John.

Feb 20, 2018 09:08 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I saw you post about what's going in in neughboring Encinitas and hope it spreads. I think NorCal is further along than we are!!

Feb 20, 2018 01:34 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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Oregon is working toward this as well.  We do have city code changes to allow for it in our town.

Feb 20, 2018 01:16 PM
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Roy Kelley
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A good blog topic for you.

Feb 20, 2018 12:44 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I think my city is on board with it.  I seem to remember something about it in the news a few months back.  Won't see too much of it out here due to the postage stamp lots they've approved since the 90s.  Maybe on older properties with larger lots (like the one across from me).

Feb 20, 2018 12:03 PM
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Wayne Martin
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Very interesting concept. I hope it spreads!

Feb 20, 2018 11:58 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I'm not up to speed on this issue but I do know they have established a citizen task force to investigate and recommend all possibilities for creating more affordable housing, including local juristiction regulatory changes and streamling the permit process.  

Feb 20, 2018 11:34 AM
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
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Many cities have adopted the ADU but with quirks and refinements which penalize the overall thrust of the initial ideas. In our area, ravaged by the firestorms of October, our City has changed set back issues plus it no longer requires covered parking or set backs from the street. There are two types of the ADU with the "junior" suites or units built into the current home's footprint. The "grannies" are the most popular and set backs and square footages have increased. However, our city STILL makes you pay big time for sewer hookup fees. 

Feb 20, 2018 06:33 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I will be watching how this evolves

Feb 20, 2018 04:40 PM
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John,

I have no idea, we are still in recovery mode from the mudslides...A

Feb 20, 2018 01:29 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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No idea when.  So many have converted garages to provide solutions. 

Feb 20, 2018 12:13 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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I think it's a great concept.... by the time it comes to MA, I'll dead and buried!!

Feb 20, 2018 11:59 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Great question... of course, I'm in North Carolina... so it might be a while! 

Feb 20, 2018 11:19 AM
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I'm not entirely sure, John DL Arendsen. However, I did read this article a while back exposing a "New Bay Area housing trend: Living in the backyard." - Tim

Feb 20, 2018 11:12 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Loved your post, John!

Feb 20, 2018 09:56 PM
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Richard Weeks
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I wish we knew.

Feb 21, 2018 06:52 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm not in California.

Feb 21, 2018 06:12 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Once it makes it to Arizona!

Feb 21, 2018 04:59 AM
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Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Feb 20, 2018 12:05 PM