my home sq is 1500 and total lot is 9320 Can i split lot in to 2 and sale second empty lot? anaheim

Asked by Merry amir , Santa Clarita, CA Mon Sep 26, 2011

Myhome is inside of RS2 zone and sq is 1500 and total lot is 9320 Can i split lot into 2 andcan i sale second empty lot? anaheim

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Mahesh Patel, Agent, Anaheim Hills, CA
Mon Sep 26, 2011
Hi Samir: you can subdivide the land if the city allows you to do so. Your lot has to be zoned for 2 lots on order to do so. If your lot is not zoned for 2 lots, and your neighboring lots have 2 lots zoning the city may change the zoning for you.

You can call the CIty of ANaheim Planning and ask them what the procedure is to do so. Certain fees may apply and may take 4-6 or more to do so.

City of Anaheim Planning: 714-765-5139 plannng/zoning

Good luck.
Mahesh Patel
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Sharon Butler, , Orange County, CA
Mon Sep 26, 2011
Your first answer is "right on". Usually, if an area is zoned R2 , many homeowners add a 2nd unit to rent out. If you get an approval from the city to do a lot split, you need to make sure the 2nd property is accessable or it will be a difficult sale!

Best of Luck.
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Mon Sep 26, 2011
For an accurate answer do check with your local buiding's department...
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Bob Thompson, , Newport Beach, CA
Tue Sep 27, 2011
Good AM,

Yes, as advised - ask the city - but it is not likely , that R2 generally only allows for a second unit .

“RM-2” Multiple-Family Residential Zone. The intent of the “RM-2” Zone is to provide an attractive, safe and healthy environment, with townhouses and other low-rise, attached, single-family units with a minimum building site area per dwelling unit of three thousand (3,000) square feet. This zone implements the Low-Medium Density Residential and Low-Medium Hillside Density Residential land use designations in the General Plan. (Ord. 5944 3; September 28, 2004.)

Courtesy of the City of Anaheim and American Legal Publishing.


Bob T.
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Thom Colby, Agent, Irvine, CA
Tue Sep 27, 2011
Samir -

In addtion to the great advice you have received by others, there may be another hurdle. Do you have a mortgage on the property? If so, that mortgage is for the entire property so you would need to talk with your lender to see if they will allow it. They MAY require you to pay down the mortgage when you subdivide the land.

Just something to think about -

Best of luck,

Thom Colby
Newport Beach CA
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Ingrid Ski R…, Agent, Mission Viejo, CA
Mon Sep 26, 2011

The city planning and development can make that decision. You can always ask for a variance if they say no. Wish you luck

Ingrid Ski Realtor
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Mike Sullivan, Agent, Gainesville, FL
Mon Sep 26, 2011
Best bet is to check with the city tax assessor..I wouldn't want to hang my hat on this one with a realtors opinion!
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