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The Importance of Construction Timelines for Your Project

When you are starting development on a project, among the most important components of the project is the construction timeline that you create. This type of timeline is meant to help visualize the schedules for residential or commercial construction projects. The total work that needs to be done during construction will be broken down into […]

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LADBS Quarterly Newsletter – October 2020

The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) has implemented a new virtual inspection process for both contractors and inspectors during these unprecedented times. Other news concerning the department, construction activity in Los Angeles, contracting opportunities, and accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are explained in this quarterly newsletter. Read more about this newsletter here:

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Calculating the Cost of an Accessory Dwelling Unit

In California, it’s possible for homeowners to add additional living units directly to their properties in the form of an accessory dwelling unit. An accessory dwelling unit refers to any living unit that’s added to a multi-family or single-family home. These additions are commonly referred to as second units or in-law quarters. Adding a secondary […]

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New LABDS Submittal and Verification Procedures

The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) has modified its procedures and implemented new practices to protect both customers and staff members during these challenging times. They have provided three drop-off/pick-up areas in Metro, Marvin Braude, and West LA on Monday-Friday between 7:30am-4:00pm with the exception of Wednesday’s being between 9:00am-4:00pm. There are […]

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What is Raw Land Investing?

If you’re interested in real estate investment, among the more popular investment opportunities is raw land investing, which comes with numerous upsides. Investing in land is very different from investing in property since development won’t have occurred on the land in question. While you will still need to adhere to local zoning regulations, it’s important […]

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Crest Scores Permits & Entitlements for All Time Football Great with his Winning Home in Beverly Hills

In one of Crest’s recent projects in Beverly Hills, Crest was able to acquire the proper permits and entitlements for a luxurious home in Beverly Hills for NFL sports analyst Tony Gonzalez. NFL player turned sports analyst Tony Gonzalez is the current owner of this estate in Beverly Hills, but he’s looking for a buyer. […]

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