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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Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

That is such great news, John! You've done so much to educate Californians about ADUs and it looks like you got your point across! Kudos to you, John!

May 26, 2019 04:25 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm in favor of those ADUs....eventually, they'll make their way eastward!!

May 26, 2019 04:08 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello John - one step at a time, right?  

May 26, 2019 03:48 PM
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

Great article, John.  I love that it's a family passion. 

May 26, 2019 04:32 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

You are doing a great job of spreading the gospel re: ADUs, John DL Arendsen, and yet, “While the future growth for backyard homes is clear, plenty of confusion continues to surround the ADU industry and the new legislation.” Hopefully, over time, more information will lead to more ADU placements.

May 26, 2019 03:51 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing this link.


May 26, 2019 03:45 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Nice article... congratulations.

May 26, 2019 03:11 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent


May 26, 2019 05:05 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thank you for your information John DL Arendsen .

May 27, 2019 06:56 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Thanks, John DL Arendsen !

May 27, 2019 06:37 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Thanks for sharing.

May 27, 2019 03:55 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL 305-931-6931

Interesting. thank you.

May 26, 2019 07:59 PM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

San Diego is my guess!!

May 26, 2019 07:15 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Interesting to remember that anyone who did an unpermitted remodel was hounded and penalized in the past. Today, it is encouraged to build stand alones proving things change

May 27, 2019 06:18 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

We're a long ways from those. I feel like it would be a drainage nightmare here. 

May 27, 2019 05:43 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning John. Great job of spreading the word. California is definitely leading this charge. Enjoy your day!

May 27, 2019 05:07 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Thank you for the info.  A

May 27, 2019 02:12 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good to see that these are accepted there.

May 26, 2019 08:39 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It's a very interesting concept and definitely has many applications. Seems like it's the construction industry that is spearheading the process, is that correct? There may be many local obstacles such as zoning and deed restrictions, but I could definitely see a demand for this type of living accommodation.

May 27, 2019 02:08 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Awesome.  Thanks for spreading the word! 

May 27, 2019 08:20 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Good job John! 

Jun 13, 2019 08:14 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

At 73 and other than seeing my beautiful family elvolve so beautifully, there's been few things that have ever given me the gratification that this endeavor has. We all go through life working at whatever we need to do to support our family and provide them with the necessities and rewards of life.

Today is different. All of a sudden I'm seeing such an increase in homelessness, poverty and misery for so many folks in our land of plenty. So many less fortunate souls that have worked so hard to contribute to society and fallen short of the mark. So many have not had the fortunate opportunities so many of us have yet for the most part they have been giving as much as most of us.

At my age and with the good fotrune of a happy and healthy family I've made it my mission to do whatever I can in my power to help those in need that are truly trying to help themselves but frustratingly falling short of the comforts so many of us take for granted. 

Having the opportuinity to stay in the home they raised their children in and age in place or being in a position to offer their own children an opportunity to continue living in the comforts and confines of the home they grew up in or just being able to realize an extra revenu stream on the very dirt they own beneath their feet and helping them get there is truly a heart felt moment.

May 27, 2019 09:22 AM