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Time to build your ADU

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) have become an increasingly valuable option for homeowners looking to add rental income or house extra family members.

An accessory dwelling unit, or ADU, is a new name for an old idea. A second residence located in the backyard, or over the garage, may have been referred to in the past as a guest cottage, a casita or a granny flat. In San Diego, it could be permitted as guest quarters for extended family or a companion unit to generate rental income.

In 2016, the state Legislature passed SB1069, which defined and legislated these second units. It essentially aims to create more affordable housing in single-family residential zones as a grassroots movement. Rather than having big developers come in, the law gives individual homeowners the ability to be the developer for their own properties.

So now is the time – if you’ve been thinking of utilizing the unused space on your property, let’s talk about how we can help build a beautiful living space that will more than pay for itself over time.