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    Update on ADU Legislation

    Today we look at the legislative updates related to granny flats. It is no secret that California is in the midst of a housing shortage crisis. The only way that shortage will be dealt with is encouraging construction through legislative reform. One of those reforms that needs to be addressed is related to the construction […]

    Gov. Newsom Makes Housing Shortage a Priority in Budget Proposal

    Today, we take time to look at Gov. Newsom’s recent budget proposal as it relates to housing shortages in California. The shortage of affordable housing has long been a problem and today we look at some of the implications of Gov. Newsom’s recent remarks related to addressing housing shortage in California. As always, if you […]

    SB 831 — Attempting to Streamline Approval of Granny Flats

    It is well known that California has a significant housing shortage problem. SB 831 which is currently working its way through the California legislature is an attempt to encourage development of ADUs and streamline the approval process. Where this ultimately goes, time will tell but easing up the regulatory process will assist in the approval […]

    Rent Control is not a Solution to a Housing Shortage

    Recently, local proponents of rent control have been gaining traction in attempting to bring rent control to the City of Sacramento. What is missed is that rents are driven by supply and demand economics and currently there is a well recognized shortage of available housing in the Sacramento metro area.  As always, if you have […]