Modal Living: Discussing Barriers to ADU-Friendly Regulation and the Benefits of Having an ADU

Who is Modal? Our Chief Operating Officer, Colin Jube explains how Modal is showing up to solve problems and change the game in the modular construction and affordable housing industries. He also goes over how legislation is currently changing in many states to accommodate ADUs and Modal’s current modular ADU offerings.

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Buying a Property with an Accessory Dwelling Unit Will Add Value to Your Life and Home

When purchasing a piece of property it is important to keep every avenue of potential value in mind. It is a long-term investment that can benefit you for years to come. Accessory dwelling units are a property feature that are sure to quickly and effectively raise your property value, while providing you with extra income opportunities that can be a real game-changer for your finances.

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PrefabList Interviews Modal Cofounder and COO Colin Jube

Modal's cofounder Colin Jube discusses prefab and modular building, common misconceptions in the prefab world, and the future of prefab.

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Modal Co-Founder Talks About Company’s Mission, Products, and Goals

Modal was started as a practical answer to the nation’s current affordable housing shortage. Learn more directly from Modal’s Chief Operating Officer, Colin Jube about how modular homes, or ADUs, are an important part of the solution. Colin also shares more about how Modal provides easier access to an accessory dwelling unit and how the company makes this sustainable ADU option an affordable one.

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Real Estate Agent & Broker Talks About Their Backyard ADU

Learn how accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, are an asset to any property. Salt Lake City real estate agent and broker, Kimm Lofthouse recently purchased one, and shares how the fast financing and installation, as well as the comfortable, smart design, have been a more than worthwhile investment.

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Bring the Family Together Again with a Backyard Guest Home

With a guest home, you and your family can enjoy more time together with the privacy that everyone needs to feel at ease. Adding a backyard guest house to your property provides this and more, including an increase in property value and the ability to host or provide support to loved ones in any stage of life.

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Kirsten Dirksen Tours 1-Bedroom ADU with Modal Co-Founder

A year after Salt Lake City allowed homeowners to put tiny homes in their backyards, Colin Jube and Dallin Jolley launched Modal Living, creating prefabricated housing that allows homeowners to erect small shelters within months. Modal charges over $100K per unit, but they say owners are renting them for $2k to $3k per month. They’re also being used as in-law units and for kids home from college. Jolley says prefab housing has come a long way since the park model mobile home trend of the ’50s and ’60s.

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Modal Discusses Expanding into California with Utah Business Magazine

Our Utah-based company, Modal Living, is expanding into California. Hear Chief Operating Officer, Colin Jube talk about how the company plans to keep growing in the coming years, including how leadership plans to make the jump from $4 million net profit to $12 million by 2023.

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The Best and Worst California Cities for ADUs

In California, the regulations for accessory dwelling units change from city to city. This makes it important to know what rules already exist in your area before you decide to add an ADU to your property. To make this easier, we’ve compiled some information on the best and worst cities in the state to install an ADU.

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Why Modular Buildings are a Great Real Estate Investment

From the perspective of real estate investors and other industry experts, modular buildings like ADUs are a great real estate investment. Restrictions are lifting in states across the country allowing accessory dwelling units to be added on both single-family and multi-family properties.

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How a Modal ADU Will Benefit Your Overall Wellness

Living a healthy life is something most of us strive for. It’s a goal that requires intention, including in the design and function of the spaces we inhabit. All Modal ADUs are created with the intent to elevate physical and financial well-being for owners long-term.

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How a Detached Home Office Provides the Best Work-Life Balance

Even if everyone isn’t working from home, it is estimated that at least 70% of the workforce works remotely at least one day during the workweek. This means that remote work is going to stick around, and having a backyard office at home is more desirable than ever. Having a customizable, quiet space designed with efficiency and enough lighting can be a game-changer, allowing you to create the perfect work-life balance you have always desired.

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6 Reasons an ADU is a Smart Addition to a Multi-Family Property

Before 2020 an accessory dwelling unit was only allowed on single-family properties, and not at all on multi-family properties. With new laws finally in place, property owners can now reap all of the financial and personal benefits that multi-family property ADUs have to offer.

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6 Tips to Become a Successful Small-Home Landlord

A backyard rental property will add value to your home as well as the ability to bring in some extra income every month. While the monetary incentive of a rental property might be the main motivation for you to add a modular home to your property, it is important to remember it’s a business that requires some thought and care.

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Why a Modular ADU is the Solution When Kids Move Back Home

Over the last decade moving home has become a norm in the United States. Life changes and unexpected circumstances like the recession in 2008 and the pandemic in 2020 have shifted the ways that we live and support one another.

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What are Modular Homes and Why are They so Popular?

Modular homes provide a streamlined modern aesthetic that looks great on any property. Unlike other prefab options out there, modular homes provide the following qualities, making them an excellent investment.

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5 Things To Know About ADUs

When it comes to ADUs (accessory dwelling units), there’s a lot for homeowners to learn. Exploring styles, sizes, prices, and everything in between can be overwhelming, especially when considering which option will work best for your lifestyle and your goals. Whether you are looking to create extra space or make additional income on the side, it’s important to start with some research.

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The ADU Lifecycle

Plans change and life evolves, so you need a residence that can do the same. An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is a forever space you can rely on. It can effortlessly be transformed to suit your needs over time. Below is a breakdown of what the ADU lifecycle may look like over the years — and why it’s worth investing in.

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The Future of Property Investment

Property investment is quickly becoming one of the smartest and most rewarding ways to earn. Modal’s prefab, modular homes are designed to live in your backyard and generate additional income. It’s the perfect solution for anyone ready to invest without the headache.

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Featured in Utah Style & Design

From Utah Style & Design: “Love the tiny home appeal, but don’t want to sacrifice on style? Modal Living may have your perfect fit. Their designers have a very specific M.O.: small, low-impact living spaces with sleek, high-end interior vision.”

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Q&A with Realtor and ADU Expert Joseph Tuenge

If you want to learn more about adding a Modal to your property, this short interview with Joseph Tuenge is the place to do that. Joseph is a Salt Lake City realtor and ADU expert. He’ll go over where you can add an ADU in Salt Lake City, the effect it will have on your property, financing 101, and a few other things you should thoughtfully consider before moving forward.

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