David R. Indermill
Re/Max Hall of Fame CDPE
Re/Max La Jolla
cell 858-414-(LIST) 5478
There are unpermitted additions all over the county. This means you'll never know if a homeowner had a contractor do the work to code, or more likely, gathered some friends and relatives to do the work to save a lot of money.
Also, if this is living space, and you're planning on getting a loan, your lender will want it to at least look like it was done to code, but they could always end up not funding it in the end.
Is it worth the risk? Only you can answer that.
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