Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS GARAGIFY?

Garagify is a design-build company that helps homeowners take charge of their finances without selling their home.

WHAT DOES GARAGIFY OFFER?

We offer homeowners a way to make their dreams of reducing their housing costs and building wealth a reality, by building a backyard home to rent out as safe and affordable housing that someone can rent for less than 30 percent of their household monthly income.

WHAT IS A BACKYARD HOME?

A backyard home is a residential unit that can be added to a lot with an existing single or multifamily home. They are formally known as an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and are also known as a granny flat in-law unit, casita or garage conversion.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I CAN BUILD A BACKYARD HOME ON MY PROPERTY?

As of January 1, 2020, virtually any owner of a house or a multifamily building can add a backyard home. Schedule a Free Project Discovery Call to learn more about what you can build on your lot.

WILL MY PROPERTY TAXES INCREASE?

Yes...though not as much as you may be thinking. Schedule a Free Project Discovery Call to learn how your property tax increase is determined.

HOW DO I KNOW I CAN TRUST GARAGIFY?

Garagify was founded by a former licensed real estate agent turned construction manager who witnessed her mother get ripped off on a major project by a shady contractor. Since then she has made it her mission to make sure no one ever gets taken again. Her mother's experience inspired Monica to write International Best Seller Remodel Success.

Monica's advice has been featured by HGTV, eHow, This Old House, and Entrepreneur. Plus, backyard homes (formally knows as accessory dwelling units or ADDS) are such a hot topic that the KTLA Morning News asked her to talk about them. Missed it?...Don't worry we got you...Click here.

Monica and her team have translated their decades of experience into a company built around trust and integrity when it comes to homeowners' investments in their homes. They also speak 'construction' in a way homeowners can understand and help you gain the confidence you need to build a backyard home.

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