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List of resources from Maxable and loanDepot felt were beneficial with important & relevant information

California Department of Housing and Urban Development:
  • Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Memorandum - December 2016 - In the Beginning from California Housing and Urban Development
  • Updates on ADU's - CA HUD Updates on ADU's
California Center for Real Estate (CCRE):
  • CCRE Website
  • A new paper from C.A.R.’s Center for California Real Estate and the Terner Center identifies the three main approaches to ADUs among California localities, based on a new index of relative restrictiveness. Read it today.
Other Information from the California Association of REALTORS® and State level Information

CA Bill Updates - Updates from C.A.R's Government Affairs for State Weekly Updates
New Laws - Updates from C.A.R's Legal Department
CA Contractor License Check - State Licensing Information
Find a HUD Consultant - Where to find a HUD Consultant, if not through your lender

Conforming & High Balance Loan Limits - Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac
FHA Loan Limits - FHA / Housing Urban Development (HUD)

Information about the last two (2) Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's) Webinars:

"Yes in My Back Yard (YIMBY) Revisited" – "Renovation Lending & Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's) Underwriting, & the Lending Process" - Slides   July 10th 2019

Previous Webinar on: May 29th 9:30 a.m.

Accessory Dwelling Units - ADUs - "Yes in My Back Yard (YIMBY) – Accessory Dwelling Units  (ADUs) – “The Basics” for Our REALTORS®"   - Slides  -  May 29th 2019

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