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In today's world where home prices continue to rise and incomes don't always rise to match, we are seeing an increase in multigenerational households—families with several generations living under one roof. ADUs offer greater housing flexibility and security for these multigenerational families who find it more practical or economically feasible to live together, rather than apart. Whether a family owns existing property that allows for ADUs, or whether they seek to purchase property with ADU potential, the benefits are numerous. Let's explore some of the potential advantages of ADUs for multigenerational families... Read More

Here at Acton Construction, homeowners contact us nearly every day, interested in building another home on their property. With a recent relaxation of local California regulation, accessory dwelling units or ADUs are more and more popular. Many people have a strong need to keep family close—to provide a comfortable, quiet, safe haven for friends or family to visit; or to house an aging family member who can retire comfortably and maintain their independence while living close by. Some have postgraduate students or even newlywed couples struggling to find an affordable place to live in the uncomfortably tight California housing market. And, there are many more reasons beyond that. But, regardless of the need, homeowners are still surprised to learn these few facts about the ADU planning and building process:.. Read More

This New York Times Opinion piece claims the housing market is definitely changing and we wholeheartedly agree. The multigenerational living trend is real, and so is California's unrelenting housing crisis. While building a new Next Gen home is an exciting trend giving rise to the new American Dream Home, so is the California landscape that is relaxing ADU restrictions on existing properties... Read More

Green construction was once a cool trend— thankfully, it's now becoming the norm. In the latest construction surveys run by the National Association of Home Builders and Dodge Data & Analytics, at least one-third of multiple-family and single-family home builders report that green construction constitutes at least 60 percent of their design portfolio. Those numbers are expected to grow rapidly over the next few years, especially taking into consideration Northern California's Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) boom... Read More

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