california laws zoning land use ordinance permit allow for Accessory Dwelling Units i.e. Rental Units, Casitas, "Granny Flats, and Guest Houses

New California laws make building new guest houses, casitas, granny flat, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) easier and permitting existing units

Granny flats, casita, accessory dwelling units (ADU), and homes with a guest house are now becoming more popular in California due to various reasons especially with exciting new laws in California concerning ADUs.

Although we have an increasing number of California ADUs laws and some fee waivers (i.e. impact development fees) in select counties like San Diego County, the demand for ADUS in California is strengthening because of families’ desire for multigenerational living and a need for income from a helper unit to continue to afford to live in the state.

As California, the nation’s most populated state, continues to grow, so does its housing shortages. This drives the cost of California housing up, affecting affordability and those who lack resources to locate and secure suitable dwellings.

In an effort to address these shortages, and also to help create viable rental income opportunities for California homeowners, the state has passed a series of laws which make it easier for California cities, municipalities and, or counties, to allow accessory dwelling units to be added within homeowners’ existing properties. Their ordinances must be less restrictive than the state’s mandates.

Accessory dwelling units (ADU) are also referred to in California as granny flats, guest houses, mother-in-law apartments, in-law suites, casitas, etc, depending on local custom.

The California laws that have lenient restrictions on building and permitting new ‘granny flats’/ accessory dwellings units take effect on January 1, 2017.

As an update, a new California law (SB 1226) that took effect on January 1, 2019 will now make it easier to legalize an un-permitted accessory dwelling unit (ADU), granny flat, residential unit / living space on a property.

Please contact your local government agency to get more details on how these new laws affect your property and your ability to create an Accessory Dwelling Unit, or Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit.

Favorable California new laws on Granny Flats and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

SB 1226 : Building standards/ Building Permits – Retroactive Permitting of Additions, Granny Flats, etc. effective January 1, 2019

Source Coast News: “The law will become effective on Jan. 1, 2019, allowing accessory dwelling units — also called granny flats, in-law units, above-garage studios and backyard cottages — to be permitted based on the codes in effect at the time the units were built.” Read the entire bill here.

Retroactive permitting of existing ADUS, granny flats, garage conversions, additions, etc. in California will hopefully provide much needed housing inventory.

SB 1069 California Land Use: Zoning

Read the entire bill here (for ease of reading, click Bill Analysis and review the most current entry):

This law prohibits California local governments to require that accessory dwelling units have separate utility connections, or to charge a connection fee, as long as the accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is enclosed in the existing space of a single family home or accessory structure.

This law also relaxes mandated additional parking requirements which prevented the creation of ADUs in many locations. SB 1069 requires municipalities to designate areas where ADUs are permitted, limit their ability to approve on a case-by-case basis (called discretionary approvals) and require them to review and respond to applications within 120 days of submittal. 

This new legislation authored by California Senator Bob Wieckowski does not require cities and counties to adopt ordinances specific to their areas but does allow them 60 days to develop their own ordinances that comply with the state laws.

SB 1069 was approved by the California Governor on September 27, 2016. Filed with Secretary of State   September 27, 2016.

Here are examples of North County San Diego’s accessory dwelling unit (ADU) ordinances in response to SB 1069:

Learn more about Accessory Dwelling Units from California Department of Housing and Community Development Website

AB 2299 California Land Use: Housing: 2nd Units

Read the entire bill here (for ease of reading, click Bill Analysis and review the most current entry);

This law stipulates that local ordinances cannot be more restrictive than the state law. The law also prohibits local government from adopting ordinances that totally prevent ADUs, with few exceptions. In addition, this law limits setback requirements, provides for certain types of garage modifications to create an ADU and limits the size to be no more than 50% of the existing living area.

AB 2299 was approved by the California Governor on September 27, 2016. Filed with Secretary of State   September 27, 2016.

AB 2406 – Housing: Junior Accessory Dwelling Units

Read the entire bill here (for ease of reading, click Bill Analysis and review the most current entry):

This law allows local government to create ordinance for permitted Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADU) in single family zones. This law limits JADUs to no more than 500 square feet in size, be constructed within the existing walls of the single family structure and must include an existing bedroom. The JADU must also have a separate entrance from the main home’s and enter directly into the JADU’s living room. The accessory unit is also required to have its own efficiency kitchen with a sink, counter space and cooking appliance.

AB 2406 was approved by the California Governor on September 28, 2016. Filed with Secretary of State   September 28, 2016.

AB 670 – HOAs may not prohibit ADUs

With this new California law passed in 2019, homeowner associations (HOAs) in California in planned development may not prohibit or unreasonably restrict the construction or use of an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) or junior accessory dwelling unit (JADU) on a lot zoned for single-family residential use. So, if you live in an HOA neighborhood and want to build an ADU, learn more about AB 670 which was approved by the California Governor on August 30, 2019. 

Read the full text and meaning of AB 670 in California here.

There is a big push in California legislature to encourage the construction of affordable accessory dwelling units and junior accessory dwelling units that are owner-occupied and that are used for rentals of terms longer than 30 days.

AB 881 Accessory dwelling units

AB 881 was chaptered on October 09, 2019 and is another effort by the California legislature to hopefully increase affordable housing supply in the state of California by easing restrictions in building accessory dwelling units in single family residential and multi-family residential zones.

Here are some of the highlights of AB 881:

Setbacks Requirement: AB 881 prohibits setback requirements for existing living area or accessory dwelling structures conversions in the same space/location/dimensions.

There is requirement of “setback of no more than 4 feet for an accessory dwelling unit that is not converted from an existing structure or a new structure constructed in the same location and to the same dimensions as an existing structure.”

No Minimum Lot Size Requirement – AB 881 prohibits an ordinance from imposing requirements on minimum lot size for the construction of ADUs.

Parking Standards: Good news for those whose properties are located within half a mile of a public transit (i.e. bus stop, train station). With California law AB 881, a local agency may not impose “parking standards for an accessory dwelling unit if, among other conditions, the accessory dwelling unit is located within 1/2 mile of public transit.”

For those looking to buy and live in a property with income potential to help offset a mortgage, a home with an ADU is an excellent way to achieve this financial goal. The accessory dwelling unit may be rented separate from the primary residence, but may not be sold or otherwise conveyed separate from the primary residence.

Read the full text of AB 881 regarding California Accessory Dwelling Units here.

No Owner Occupancy Requirement for new ADU units in California

Two separate bills—AB 881 and SB 13—prohibit local governments from requiring that an owner occupy new ADU units as their primary residence (meaning they are allowed to rent the ADUs) and reduce the fees homeowners can be charged to build them.

SB 13 Accessory Dwelling Unit

SB-13 Accessory dwelling units (2019-2020) was approved by the California governor on October 9, 2019. The bill authorizes “the creation of accessory dwelling units in areas zoned to allow single-family or multifamily dwelling residential use. The bill would also revise the requirements for an accessory dwelling unit by providing that the accessory dwelling unit may be attached to, or located within, an attached garage, storage area, or other structure, and that it does not exceed a specified amount of total floor area.”

This bill, until January 1, 2025, prohibits a local agency from imposing an owner-occupant requirement in ADUs that meet guidelines.

Read the full text of CA SB 13 – Accessory dwelling units here.

AB 68 Land Use Accessory Dwelling Units

Like AB 881, AB 68 further eases common barriers that prevent homeowners from building affordable ADUS on their single family or multi-family residential zone properties such as parking standards, setbacks, etc.

Excitingly, AB 68 in California may allow 2 Units on One Property

According to this law, “One accessory dwelling unit (ADU) and one junior accessory dwelling unit (ADU) per lot with a proposed or existing single-family dwelling if all of the following apply:

(i) The accessory dwelling unit or junior accessory dwelling unit is within the proposed space of a single-family dwelling or existing space of a single-family dwelling or accessory structure and may include an expansion of not more than 150 square feet beyond the same physical dimensions as the existing accessory structure.

An expansion beyond the physical dimensions of the existing accessory structure shall be limited to accommodating ingress and egress.

(ii) The space has exterior access from the proposed or existing single-family dwelling.

(iii) The side and rear setbacks are sufficient for fire and safety.

(iv) The junior accessory dwelling unit complies with the requirements of Section 65852.22.

AB 68 allows for a detached ADU in California up to 1,200 sq feet.

Please be sure to read the full text of AB 68 regarding California Accessory Dwelling Units here.

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Homes with Guest House, Accessory Dwelling Units, Casita, etc

Homes with Guest House, ADUs, separate guest house, attached granny flat, etc. in San Diego County Near Me

New Listing - yesterday
$640,777
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,042
SQFT
5746 Market
San Diego, CA 92114
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$875,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,190
SQFT
14863 Quail Valley Way
El Cajon, CA 92021
El Cajon Subdivision
Open House Sun, Sep 26, 7 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,482
SQFT
4475 36th St
San Diego, CA 92116
Normal Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$639,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
840
SQFT
3210 Washington Street
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
 
New Listing - 5 days online
$710,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,641
SQFT
address withheld
Lakeside, CA 92040
Lakeside Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$999,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,555
SQFT
2420 Dehesa Rd
El Cajon, CA 92019
El Cajon Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,608
SQFT
8612 Fensmuir St
San Diego, CA 92123
Serra Mesa Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$765,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,383
SQFT
4845 Castle Ave
San Diego, CA 92105
San Diego Subdivision

More listings of Homes with Guest House, ADUs, in San Diego County

New Listing - yesterday
$4,599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,865
SQFT
437 Fulvia St
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,199,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,110
SQFT
28522 Gordon Hill Rd
Valley Center, CA 92082
Valley Center Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,050,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,155
SQFT
2065 69th St
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
Lemon Grove Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$640,777
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,042
SQFT
5746 Market
San Diego, CA 92114
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$2,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,482
SQFT
6507 Avenida Del Paraiso
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$875,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,190
SQFT
14863 Quail Valley Way
El Cajon, CA 92021
El Cajon Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$5,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,341
SQFT
1683 El Paso Real
La Jolla, CA 92037
La Jolla Subdivision
Open House Sun, Sep 26, 7 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,482
SQFT
4475 36th St
San Diego, CA 92116
Normal Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$639,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
840
SQFT
3210 Washington Street
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
 
New Listing - 4 days online
$3,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,007
SQFT
7223 El Fuerte Street
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
Open House Sun, Sep 26, 6 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$1,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,793
SQFT
14830 Fruitvale Road
Valley Center, CA 92082
 
New Listing - 5 days online
$710,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,641
SQFT
address withheld
Lakeside, CA 92040
Lakeside Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$3,195,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,911
SQFT
7952 Sitio Solana
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$3,195,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,028
SQFT
2574 Pico Way
San Diego, CA 92109
 
New Listing - a week online
$2,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,736
SQFT
7450 Rainbow Heights Rd
Fallbrook, CA 92028
 
Open House Sun, Sep 26, 7 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$1,749,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
2,230
SQFT
3711 Baker
San Diego, CA 92117
Bay Park Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$999,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,555
SQFT
2420 Dehesa Rd
El Cajon, CA 92019
El Cajon Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$16,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
8,175
SQFT
7447 Hillside
La Jolla, CA 92037
La Jolla Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$3,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
7,560
SQFT
1152 Sierra Bonita
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,489,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,990
SQFT
1346 Sugarbush Drive
Vista, CA 92084
 
Open House Sun, Sep 26, 5 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$2,050,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,682
SQFT
3243 Harbor View Dr
San Diego, CA 92106
Point Loma Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,608
SQFT
8612 Fensmuir St
San Diego, CA 92123
Serra Mesa Subdivision
Open House Sun, Sep 26, 8 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$3,599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,365
SQFT
3505 Talbot Street
San Diego, CA 92106
Point Loma Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,450
SQFT
305 W San Ysidro Blvd
San Ysidro, CA 92173
San Ysidro Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$765,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,383
SQFT
4845 Castle Ave
San Diego, CA 92105
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$6,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,683
SQFT
1228 Park Row
La Jolla, CA 92037
La Jolla Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$3,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,400
SQFT
4566 Del Monte Ave
Ocean Beach (San Diego), CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,700
SQFT
7816 7818 Mt Vernon St
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
Lemon Grove Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$3,980,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,130
SQFT
14 Sandpiper Strand
Coronado, CA 92118
Coronado Cays Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$959,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,634
SQFT
1030 W 5th Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$4,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,155
SQFT
4351 Monaco St
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$6,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
7,344
SQFT
6823 Spyglass Lane
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
 
Open House Sun, Sep 26, 9 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$899,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,050
SQFT
1143 N 3rd Street
El Cajon, CA 92021
 
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$1,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,812
SQFT
10721 Rainbow Heights Road
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,088
SQFT
3550 Meade
San Diego, CA 92116
Normal Heights Subdivision
$599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,211
SQFT
511 W California Ave
Vista, CA 92083
Vista Subdivision
Open House Sun, Sep 26, 5 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$3,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,270
SQFT
855 Golden Park Ave
San Diego, CA 92106
Point Loma Subdivision
Price Change - yesterday
$1,098,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,872
SQFT
31380 Alisa
Valley Center, CA 92082
Valley Center Subdivision
$2,700,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,044
SQFT
204 Oak St
Oceanside, CA 92054
 
Open House Sun, Sep 26, 8 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$1,549,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,944
SQFT
2212 Zabyn St
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
Open House Sun, Sep 26, 6 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$1,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,157
SQFT
11757 Treadwell Drive
Poway, CA 92064
 
Price Change - 3 days ago
$1,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,361
SQFT
1604 Montgomery Drive
Vista, CA 92084
 
$2,895,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,994
SQFT
2478 Rosecrans St
San Diego, CA 92106
Point Loma Subdivision
Price Change - 6 days ago
$2,785,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,528
SQFT
13421 Old Winery Rd
Poway, CA 92064
Poway Subdivision
Price Change - 3 days ago
$842,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,875
SQFT
3962 Willows Rd
Alpine, CA 91901
Alpine Subdivision
$4,750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,262
SQFT
3154 Lady Bug Ln
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos Subdivision
Price Change - 5 days ago
$889,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,250
SQFT
3260 Blue Jay Dr.
Julian, CA 92036
Julian Subdivision
$3,985,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,792
SQFT
1255 San Dieguito Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
$819,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,627
SQFT
5515 San Mateo Dr
San Diego, CA 92114
Encanto Subdivision
$935,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,464
SQFT
1277 Bermuda Place
El Cajon, CA 92021
 
$679,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,400
SQFT
25324 Potrero Valley Road
Potrero, CA 91963
Potrero Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$2,795,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,042
SQFT
5227 Ocean Breeze Ct
San Diego, CA 92109
Pacific Beach Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$510,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,536
SQFT
29579 Amanda Ct
Campo, CA 91906
Campo Subdivision
$1,350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,504
SQFT
139 Parnassus Cir
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
$1,395,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,817
SQFT
17258 Lyons Creek Rd
Jamul, CA 91935
Jamul Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$1,280,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,657
SQFT
13949 Calle Bueno Ganar
Jamul, CA 91935
Jamul Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$7,295,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BEDS
13
TOTAL BATHS
12,025
SQFT
16409 Via De Santa Fe
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
 
Open House Sun, Sep 26, 8 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$2,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,161
SQFT
13595 Del Poniente Rd
Poway, CA 92064
Poway Subdivision
$6,990,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
8
TOTAL BATHS
12,450
SQFT
6635 Las Arboledas
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Rancho Santa Fe Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$1,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,829
SQFT
10824 San Antonio Way
Valley Center, CA 92082
Valley Center Subdivision

Check out homes for sale with guest house, granny flat, or accessory dwelling uni (ADU) in Orange County

Homes with Guest House, ADUs, separate guest house, attached granny flat, etc. in Orange County Near Me

New Listing - yesterday
$2,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,736
SQFT
15 Calle Sonador
San Clemente, CA 92673
Careyes (Cary) Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,572
SQFT
657 Beach Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Other (Othr) Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$8,795,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,324
SQFT
84 Archipelago Drive
Newport Coast, CA 92657
Oceana (Ccoc) Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$9,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,400
SQFT
2191 Ocean Way
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Woods Cove (Wc) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$899,900
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
1,783
SQFT
940 A & B N Fern Street
Anaheim, CA 92801
Other (Othr) Subdivision
Open House Sun, Sep 26, 10:30 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$4,800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
8
TOTAL BATHS
9,000
SQFT
35491 Camino Capistrano
Dana Point, CA 92624
Dana Bluffs (Db) Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$3,785,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
10
TOTAL BATHS
8,248
SQFT
2221 Foothill Boulevard
North Tustin, CA 92705
 
New Listing - 5 days online
$2,975,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,225
SQFT
12442 Christy Lane
Rossmoor, CA 90720
Other (Othr) Subdivision

San Diego California Granny Flats News and Article

  • San Diego County waive granny flat fees as way to ease housing crisis in unincorporated communities- January 9, 2019 – San Diego County News Center
  • City of San Diego California shrinks ‘granny flat’ fees to spur construction amid housing crisis – May 1, 2018 – San Diego Union Tribune
  • Encinitas Offers Homeowners Pre-Approved Granny Flat Plans to Save on Permit Fees – NBC San Diego
  • Policy Research –
  • California Department of Housing and Community Development Accessory Dwelling Units – December 2016 Memorandum
  • California Eases Restrictions on Granny Units – Read the article on Mercury News
  • Crazy-high rent, record-low homeownership, and overcrowding: California has a plan to solve the housing crisis, but not without a fight – Read article on Business Insider
  • The Genius of Granny Flats – Interview with  Gary London, president of The London Group Realty Advisors – Read the article on San Diego Magazine
  • How to solve California’s housing shortage? Build ‘granny flats’ in homeowners’ backyards – Read the Article on LA Times
  • It will be soon be easier to add granny flats in San Diego – Read Article on San Diego Union Tribune
  • San Diego eases rules on building granny flats – July 2, 2003 – Read Article on San Diego Union Tribune

Videos to Watch: Accessory Dwelling Units in California

Are Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) Right For You?

Source: San Francisco Planning

Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs, are also known as secondary units, in-law units, granny flats, or cottages. ADUs are generally developed using an underutilized space; such as a parking garage, storage room, or attic, and they play an important role in our housing supply. San Francisco first adopted its ADU program in 2014 for select districts, and as of September 4, 2016, San Francisco’s Accessory Dwelling Unit program is available Citywide

Good or Bad Idea? Backyard Granny Pods

Source: The List TV Show

Videos: All about ADUs (accessory dwelling units)

In this video 30X40 Design Workshop reviews the the accessory dwelling unit (ADU) which is an additional, self-contained home located either within or adjacent to an existing house. They’re also known as in-law units, granny flats, multigenerational homes, and laneway houses. The author also discusses the permitting procedures, restrictions, and general planning framework for the ADU.

Source: 30X40 Design Workshop

Lennar builds San Diego new homes with a casita or attached guest house

Sterling Heights by Lennar: Featuring estate-style homes from 4,283 to 6,450 sq ft, many of these new San Diego homes with up to 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms have a guest house with its own private entrance. Priced from $1,800,000s to $2 Million. Questions? Text or Call 760-798-9024

Prefab Homes as Possible Accessory Dwelling Units

Modern ADU Designs from Dwell

https://youtu.be/TZWuU_nXlYg

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SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
1252 Navel Place
Vista, CA 92081
Vista Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$625,000
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1.15
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SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
2260 Buena Creek Rd
Vista, CA 92084
 
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$3,595,000
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1.95
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SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
206 Cedar Rd.
Vista, CA 92083
 
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$1,200,000
Land For Sale
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0.23
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
7128 Aviara Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92011
 
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$895,000
Land For Sale
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0.21
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
1824 Campesino Pl
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$599,000
Land For Sale
Active
2.5
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
264 101-11-00 Fortuna Ranch Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
 
$6,500,000
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0.22
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SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
925 S Pacific St
Oceanside, CA 92054
 
$1,400,000
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0.11
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
606 N Ditmar Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
 
$8,925,000
Land For Sale
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0.41
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
395 Carlsbad Village Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$699,999
Land For Sale
Active
2.33
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
30409 Disney Ln
Vista, CA 92084
Bonsall Subdivision
$450,000
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2.55
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
2 Grove View Road
Oceanside, CA 92057
 
$450,000
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2.9
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
1 Grove View Road
Oceanside, CA 92057
 
$495,000
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2.5
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
712 Sleeping Indian
Oceanside, CA 92057
 
$3,000,000
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0.18
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
Haydn Drive
Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007
 
$1,995,000
Land For Sale
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2.99
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
461 Ocean View Avenue
Encinitas, CA 92024
 
Foreclosure
$629,000
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1.03
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
1886 Ivy
Oceanside, CA 92054
Osd Subdivision
$3,500,000
Land For Sale
Active
9.92
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
1732 Rancho Summit Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
 
$1,190,000
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72
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
El Paso Alto
Vista, CA 92084
 
$857,375
Land For Sale
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5.58
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
Hedionda Avenue
Vista, CA 92081
 
$499,000
Land For Sale
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8
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
Buena Creek Road
Vista, CA 92084
Vista Subdivision
$3,100,000
Land For Sale
Active
5.5
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
Poinsettia
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Aviara Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$529,000
Land For Sale
Active
3.68
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
Longmont Road
Vista, CA 92084
Vista Subdivision
$999,000
Land For Sale
Active
4.76
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
Playa Riviera Dr.
Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007
San Diego Subdivision
Foreclosure
$500,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.33
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
1149 S Santa Fe Ave
Vista, CA 92083
 
$1,700,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.47
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
509 Chesterfiled Drive
Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007
 
$1,299,900
Land For Sale
Active
6.88
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
2205 Bautista Ave.
Vista, CA 92084
 
$3,999,999
Land For Sale
Active
0.29
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
5011 Tierra Del Oro
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Csbw Subdivision
$699,876
Land For Sale
Active
1.3
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
Adams Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$5,200,000
Land For Sale
Active
3.9
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
1245 Lake Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
 
$439,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.3
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
Elevado Hills Drive
Vista, CA 92084
Vst Subdivision
$1,200,000
Land For Sale
Active
19.95
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
Luzeiro Drive
Vista, CA 92084
Vst Subdivision
$479,900
Land For Sale
Active
1.35
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
Buena Village Dr
Vista, CA 92084
Vst Subdivision
$1,885,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.18
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
1009 S Coast
Oceanside, CA 92054
 
$1,800,000
Land For Sale
Active
14.72
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
3574 Hollyberry Drive
Vista, CA 92084
Vst Subdivision
$699,900
Land For Sale
Active
18.71
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
El Paso Alto
Vista, CA 92084
 
$699,000
Land For Sale
Active
18.71
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
address withheld
Vista, CA 92084
Vista Subdivision

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