How will Accessory Dwelling Units Affect Temecula?


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Today, I’d like to discuss the topic of Accessory Dwelling Units, also known as ADUs. Here in the city of Temecula, they are trying to deal with housing affordability since we’ve been running into issues with rising home costs. One of the topics that has been addressed is that of Accessory Dwelling Units, sometimes called “Granny Flats.”

What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit?

An example of an ADU is if you have a small studio or 1-bedroom apartment in the back of your single-family residence. This space can be rented out, giving you an option to off-set your mortgage with the monthly money received from the tenant.

Local Options for Rental Units

Lately, the local government here in Temecula is looking for ideas to possibly allow more small rental units like these. The goal is to figure out how to permit these units, and/or allow lots that aren’t currently zoned for ADUs.

There are a few issues that need to be addressed, such as parking. For example, if a tract is designed to handle a certain number of cars, then additional dwelling units on the lot could make it a problem for vehicle placement.

The City Council is working through these l issues, to find a win-win solution that allows more rental units while addressing potential problems that could arise.

Keeping You Updated on Current Trends

I’m always staying up-to-date on the things that are going on here in the Temecula real estate market. I wanted to give you a heads up that the topic of ADUs might be coming down the pipeline, and could change the landscape of some of the tracts here in our local community.

As always, I’m here to answer your questions if you need more information about the market here in Temecula. I offer a full range of real estate services for both buyers and sellers.

If you need additional information about ADUs or investment rental units, you are invited to call or text anytime at (951) 473-0390 or contact me by email: cthomas@epdre.com.