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[*] posted on 7-23-2023 at 02:41 PM
Todos / Cerritos Engineer / Architect?


Hello!

My land deal is going through (finally, that took a while!), does anyone have any architects / engineers they liked for the Todos / Cerritos area that can do the permit applications? English speaking would be required.

Also, is it true if the dwelling is less than 1000sqft you don't need an environmental assessment?

Gracias!
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[*] posted on 7-23-2023 at 03:19 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mooredb  
Hello!

My land deal is going through (finally, that took a while!), does anyone have any architects / engineers they liked for the Todos / Cerritos area that can do the permit applications? English speaking would be required.

Also, is it true if the dwelling is less than 1000sqft you don't need an environmental assessment?

Gracias!


I'm guessing the English-speaking requirement will significantly limit your options. Maybe find an interpreter.




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[*] posted on 7-24-2023 at 08:35 AM


check u2u



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[*] posted on 7-25-2023 at 07:42 PM


Mooredb,

You need to decide the sort of home you want to build and a budget. If you want something more than a Cabo style block house with tile floors get the contractor to show you work he’s done that matches what you want.

1000 Sq ft houses near the beach are going for $350K and up. Decide where your water and electricity will come from prior to buying a lot. Decide how much of the year you will spend here. July, August and September require the most Electricity, AC and good insulation. Close to the beach is cooler than inland but the lots cost more. Bedrooms on the 2nd floor are a lot cooler at night.

You should plan on being here while building which costs at least $2000/month plus meals.

Plan on the process taking 2 years. Start with a Contractor who can build the house you want. The contractor will have an Architect and Engineer.

Good Luck, it can be done!

[Edited on 7-26-2023 by RFClark]
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[*] posted on 7-27-2023 at 06:48 PM


google up Facebook Todos Santos and ask for reference,,,check out other projects in Cerritos. There are Many....Realators make good references, also! Have you also considered where your water and Electric will come from?? Major
issues! black water?? Hit the ground asking neighbors these imp Qs
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[*] posted on 7-28-2023 at 09:41 AM


Check your u2u. Patrick coffman, did a great job for us. You won't be disappointed.

[Edited on 7-28-2023 by pacificobob]
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[*] posted on 7-29-2023 at 09:43 AM


Quote: Originally posted by pacificobob  
Check your u2u. Patrick coffman, did a great job for us. You won't be disappointed.

[Edited on 7-28-2023 by pacificobob]


Interviewed several builders in Todos for a home in Las Tunas. We chose not to go with the above. He refused to give us a breakdown of costs, expenses, fees, to build. Instead a total for everything with no explanation. We didn't trust that and didn't know him well enough to trust him.

His work looked good. Strange way of doing business.




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[*] posted on 7-30-2023 at 09:17 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Lee  
Quote: Originally posted by pacificobob  
Check your u2u. Patrick coffman, did a great job for us. You won't be disappointed.

[Edited on 7-28-2023 by pacificobob]


Interviewed several builders in Todos for a home in Las Tunas. We chose not to go with the above. He refused to give us a breakdown of costs, expenses, fees, to build. Instead a total for everything with no explanation. We didn't trust that and didn't know him well enough to trust him.

His work looked good. Strange way of doing business.

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Patrick was only the designer and my consultant while the house was being built. By Ricardo lugo.
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