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Important information for Valencia First Time Home Buyers that will save you Money
For Valencia first time home buyers it is a very exciting time, you have just finished escrow and are all moved in. Now the mail starts coming and you notice letters that appear to be from government agencies telling you that you need someone to help you to file a Declaration of Homestead. Your asking yourself 1. what is a Declaration of Homestead? and 2. there are more fees? I thought I was done with all the fees associated with buying a house in escrow! I believe in education, the more you know the better you can make an informed decision. So what is a Homestead and what does it Do?
A Homestead helps to protect you from losing your house to people you owe money. If you are sued for money in court and lose, the person who sued you will receive a judgment from the court. If you do not pay the judgment, they can try to collect the money you owe by garnishing your wages or bank accounts, or by having your automobile or home sold to pay the debt. The Homestead law protects a certain amount of the value of your home from being taken to pay ... more
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