Can I connect two adjacent homes in Los Angeles (zip code 90045)?

Asked by Clyde310, 90045 Mon Feb 8, 2010

I live in one of the houses (3 BR 10K sq. ft) and the adjacent property (also 3BR, 11K sq. ft) has come on the market. I am not sure if we can buy it and connect it to our existing structure - we do need the space as the family has expanded. Are there zoning restrictions that would prohibit us from doing this?

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Shaida Tafre…, , Manhattan Beach, CA
Sat Jun 22, 2013
i do plenty of loans in Westchester... but i am not certain on what county and city restrictions there are, if any to do what you are asking.

if the property is next door, you will need to get city permits and check with the county recorders office regarding the construction of combining two properties into one. I HAVE seen this happen before many years ago. Check for City Permits and County recorders for building, constructing and combining your new homes into one. Those are your first two sources to check in with.

Next and secondly, , you need to make sure that the lender on your EXISTING loan is capable to lend on the new property with their guidelines, if they will qualify you for the adjacent home, and if they will write and fund a mortgage on that new, adjacent property.

Third, you may want to take a look into some options with your current lender and then several other firms who are qualified as a Direct Lender / Mortgage Banker (specifically), who all have Broker sources for niche products, like RPM Mortgage is. Your loan seems to likely fit into one of the niche products we have.

Basically, Ask a few other direct lenders for 2nd opinions on what your current mortgage holder says.

the lenders you choose to speak with which are hopefully experienced enough to give you the details on financing the additional property and structuring your mortgage loan that would be eligible for.

Shaida Tafreshi
Loan Officer

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Gail Mercedes…, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Wed Jun 12, 2013
You can purchase the adjacent property. I would check with the city as far as legality of connecting the two adjacent properties. Los Angeles Building and Safety can give you information: connecting 2 existing homes, zoning and building restrictions.

Gail Mercedes Cole
EXP Realty
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Andrew Jones, Agent, Venice Beach, CA
Fri Feb 19, 2010
Hi Clyde,

Though you might not be able to actually connect the homes, you could probably move the fencing, landscaping and pathways around to create a private compound. Best of Luck.
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Dorene Slavi…, Agent, Torrance, CA
Wed Feb 17, 2010
Hi Clyde,
Probably not as there will be zoning restriction which only allow a single family residence on each lot. It would be worth your while to check with the zoning deparment. though just to make sure your property and the neighbor property is only single family zoning.
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Bob Alston, , 92399
Tue Feb 9, 2010
Go to your city zoning dept. and ask them.
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