Tuesday, January 15 2019 / Published in Informational
If you don’t plan ahead, the city could make you change your design. You’ve spent months (or maybe even years) dreaming about your new accessory dwelling unit. You know exactly what you want and where you want it. And you know just what you’re going to do with it. You’ve got the plans, drawn up
Sunday, January 13 2019 / Published in Informational
Wanting a place that would provide extra income and could one day become a residence for her mother and/or herself, Patricia contacted New Avenue about adding a one-bedroom accessory dwelling to her property in Berkeley. There were a few things that were very important to Patricia. She wanted to preserve the trees on the property.
Sunday, January 13 2019 / Published in Accessory Dwelling, Costs
Making a wise move for her family’s financial future, AnMarie decided to add an accessory dwelling to her property. She plans to rent it out, which will be no problem given the high demand for housing in Oakland. She’s also thinking ahead, knowing she can one day offer it as a guest house to family
Sunday, January 13 2019 / Published in Accessory Dwelling, Costs, Informational
Russell, the owner of a home in San Jose, wanted to make the most of his underused property by adding an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to the back yard. He plans to rent his ADU out. In addition, it will be available for a family member if the need arises. The ADU would have to
Saturday, January 12 2019 / Published in Accessory Dwelling, Costs, Remodel
Jeff and his family own a two-story home in San Bruno with plenty of space in the backyard. They decided to build an accessory dwelling on the hill behind their home, leaving space in the yard to play. They also wanted to leave room to expand their main home in the future. Adding an accessory