backyard homes
built Better

Plan. Design. Permit. Build. Garagify Is Your End-To-End Design and Build Partner.

Backyard homes built better

Plan. Design. Permit. Build. Garagify is your end-to-end project management partner.

Make Money while you sleep

A backyard home can help you capitalize on your property to build wealth and secure your financial future.

Pay down Your mortgage faster

Earn Steady Income During Retirement

Increase your property value by up to 50%

Lower expenses by housing with family

Make Money while you sleep

A backyard home can help you capitalize on your property to build wealth
and secure your financial future.

Make Money while you sleep

A backyard home can help you capitalize on your property to build wealth
and secure your financial future.

Why Garagify?

Why Garagify?

Beyond being a trusted name in the industry for over 15 years, working with us offers these advantages.

We’re On Your Side

As a trusted ally, we’re in your corner, looking out for your interests, working on your behalf during every stage of the project.

one point of contact

All communication flows through your dedicated project manager (PM), who knows your project inside and out.

pricing you can count on

We design your backyard home to align with your budget. Therefore, any risks of running out of money are radically reduced.

We Build From the ground up

We don’t pre-fabricate homes. Garage conversion? New build? We can do both, and match your existing architectural style.

Success Stories

MONTHLY INCOME

N/A

TIME FRAME

IN PROGRESS

Andrea’s disabled adult son qualified for 24-hour care if he had a place of his own.  She decided to build an ADU, instead of renting an apartment to avoid annual rent increases. 

Andrea | Los Angeles

MONTHLY INCOME

$2,100

TIME FRAME

17 Months

Stephanie was new to real estate investing and wanted a less risky way of generating passive income than fixing and flipping houses.  When she learned that she could make money from the property she already owns, she realized building a backyard home was for her.

Stephanie | Los Angeles

MONTHLY INCOME

N/A

TIME FRAME

IN PROGRESS

Even though Kathy has done everything right to prepare for retirement, she wanted to further secure her financial future by investing in real estate that would generate a passive income.

Kathy | Los Angeles

frequently asked questions

A residential unit that can be added to a lot with a single or multifamily home. While they are officially called accessory dwelling units or ADUs, we prefer to call them backyard homes.

Garagify works in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Building a backyard home is a great way to increase the value of your property and generate passive recurring income to:

 

  • Payoff debt – Use the extra money to knock out your balances.
  • Retire comfortably – Enjoy the rest of your life on your own terms.
  • Diversify your portfolio – Achieve your financial goals by investing in your future.
  • Support your family – Secure your family’s financial future.

Everyone’s situation is different. So, our lending partners align your specific needs with the backyard home financing option that is best for you.

  • Shared Appreciation Loan
  • Savings
  • Cash out Refinance
  • Home Equity Loan
  • Home Equity Line of Credit
  • Construction Loan
  • Personal Loan

Yes, but not as much as you may be thinking. The City determines the costs associated with building the backyard home (note this will most likely differ from our bid).  This information is forwarded to the tax assessor who then increases the value of your property based on the cost information received from the City. For example, if the City indicates that the value of the construction is $100,000, the tax assessor will add that to your original property value.

Let’s say you purchased your home for $750,000, your property tax will only increase based on the City’s value of the cost of the improvements, $100,000. At 1.1% of this cost,  your property taxes will only increase a few hundred dollars more per year, which is way less than the rental income you’ll receive.

A residential unit that can be added to a lot with a single or multifamily home. While they are officially called accessory dwelling units or ADUs, we prefer to call them backyard homes.

Garagify works in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Building a backyard home is a great way to increase the value of your property and generate passive recurring income to:

  • Payoff debt – Use the extra money to knock out your balances.
  • Retire comfortably – Enjoy the rest of your life on your own terms.
  • Diversify your portfolio – Achieve your financial goals by investing in your future.
  • Support your family – Secure your family’s financial future.

Everyone’s situation is different. So, our lending partners align your specific needs with the backyard home financing option that is best for you.

  • Shared Appreciation Loan
  • Savings
  • Cash out Refinance
  • Home Equity Loan
  • Home Equity Line of Credit
  • Construction Loan
  • Personal Loan

Yes, but not as much as you may be thinking. The City determines the costs associated with building the backyard home (note this will most likely differ from our bid).  This information is forwarded to the tax assessor who then increases the value of your property based on the cost information received from the City. For example, if the City indicates that the value of the construction is $100,000, the tax assessor will add that to your original property value.

Let’s say you purchased your home for $750,000, your property tax will only increase based on the City’s value of the cost of the improvements, $100,000. At 1.1% of this cost,  your property taxes will only increase a few hundred dollars more per year, which is way less than the rental income you’ll receive.

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