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Homeowners Can Put Off Mortgage Payments Amid Outbreak

Homeowners Can Put Off Mortgage Payments Amid Outbreak

BY TOM OZIMEK Homeowners struggling to make ends meet as the COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll on the U.S. economy will be able to postpone their mortgage payments for up to 12 months, according to mortgage backers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The two government-sponsored enterprises said in a press release that loan servicers could suspend payments for up to a […]

46th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show – April 18 and 19

46th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show – April 18 and 19

46th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show Saturday & Sunday, April 18 and 19, 2020 Hyatt Regency Westlake 880 S Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village, CA 91361 Westlake Village, Calif.–Homeowners who are planning spring and summer projects around their house can talk with professionals for ideas and advice at the 46th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show. Celebrating 25 […]

Homeowners given $20G bill to clean up former California homeless camp

Homeowners given $20G bill to clean up former California homeless camp

By David Aaro | Fox News Homeowners in a California subdivision have been charged $20,000 for the cleanup of a former homeless camp near their neighborhood, with residents arguing the decision was delayed and shouldn’t just be their responsibility, according to multiple reports. Walsh Property Management, which oversees the homeowners association, charged each resident $300 to clean up the trash and waste at […]

Why California’s new solar mandate could cost new homeowners up to an extra $10,000

Why California’s new solar mandate could cost new homeowners up to an extra $10,000

Trent Gillies | @trentCNBC California became the first state in the nation to make solar mandatory for new houses. Beginning in 2020, newly constructed homes must have solar panels, which could be costly for homeowners. The state estimates that the cost will be offset by savings on utility bills. Yet the added costs could hit “the […]

The Nightmares of Rebuilding After a Fire

The Nightmares of Rebuilding After a Fire

By Lori Denman If anyone would like to learn about the difficulties of rebuilding a home following a fire, due to required permits (some understandable, many not), view the Ventura City Council meeting on September 10. The meeting on September 10 was started by Deputy Mayor Matt LaVere. Mayor Andrews was absent and Councilmember Mike […]

Pacific Legal Foundation asks Supreme Court to give homeowners meaningful protection from excessive fines

Pacific Legal Foundation asks Supreme Court to give homeowners meaningful protection from excessive fines

By Christina M. Martin, Attorney Our friends at Institute for Justice have convinced the Supreme Court to soon decide in the case Timbs v. Indiana whether the Constitution restrains states (and not just the federal government) from imposing excessive fines. This case started when the State of Indiana  attempted to take Mr. Timbs’s Land Rover, on top of other […]

Think Prop. 13 isn’t helping you? Guess again.

Think Prop. 13 isn’t helping you? Guess again.

Contribute How high would your taxes be without Proposition 13? Try our new online tax calculator!   We’ve added a new feature to the HJTA.org website that we call “The Guessing Game.” It’s a calculator that will tell you what your property taxes would likely be today if Proposition 13 had never passed.   Many people mistakenly believe that Proposition 13 […]

Seattle homeowners sue over being forced to help fill candidates’ coffers

Seattle homeowners sue over being forced to help fill candidates’ coffers

Seattle’s new “democracy voucher” program flouts the First Amendment by forcing property owners, through a new tax, to subsidize other people’s political campaign donations and fund candidates not of their choosing. So contends a lawsuit challenging the program, filed today in King County Superior Court by Pacific Legal Foundation.  PLF represents two of the thousands […]

Yes, HOA Can Sell Property for Delinquent Fees

Yes, HOA Can Sell Property for Delinquent Fees

By Jennifer Felten Howard Rich purchased a single-family residence at an execution sale.  The execution sale was conducted to satisfy a judgment against Yung-Shen Steven Lee.  Rich was a third-party purchaser.  The plaintiff and judgement creditor was Spyglass Hill Community Association, the HOA which managed the residence where Lee lived.  After the sale, the trial […]

Wells Fargo Agrees To Pay $50 Million For Overcharging 250K Homeowners On Mortgages

Wells Fargo Agrees To Pay $50 Million For Overcharging 250K Homeowners On Mortgages

Wells Fargo agreed to pay $50 million dollars in response to a lawsuit that alleges the firm was overcharging hundreds of thousands of its customers for appraisals of their defaulted mortgages. The settlement still faces court approval. If the settlement is approved, dosage it will finally lay to rest the nationwide debate regarding how the […]

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