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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 […]

Free Presentation in Camarillo by the Coastal Housing Partnership — Helping Local Employees become Homeowners

Free Presentation in Camarillo by the Coastal Housing Partnership — Helping Local Employees become Homeowners

CA Controller Yee Announces Property Tax Assistance for Homeowners

CA Controller Yee Announces  Property Tax Assistance for Homeowners

State Controller Betty T. Yee today announced the return of property tax assistance for eligible homeowners, seven years after the Property Tax Postponement (PTP) Program was suspended by the legislature for lack of funds at the height of the Great Recession. All California property owners are required to pay annual taxes based on the property’s […]

Developer temporarily off the hook for alleged faulty construction

Developer temporarily off the hook for alleged faulty construction

By Jennifer Felten McMillin Albany LLC et al., v. The Superior Court of Kern County The case results for a lawsuit filed by the owners of 37 homes constructed by a developer,  alleging eight causes of action, including strict products liability, negligence, and breach of express and implied warranty. They alleged the homes were in […]

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