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Is a Declaration of Homestead necessary for a home?

Asked by Mario , San Francisco County, CA Wed Nov 28, 2012

I just refied on my condo, which is a permanent residence. I was sent a solicitation for a Declaration of Homestead, which I had never heard of before, even when I originally purchased. Are these declarations meaningful and worthwhile?

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Everyone gets the solicitation when they buy a home – it’s from a company that makes their money charging you to do something you could do free of charge yourself. California automatically provides basic Homestead Declaration rights when you purchase a home. Most homeowners I know have not filed a Declaration of Homestead.

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 29, 2012
I need help with this too! Thanks Carl for sharing the info. BTW, if anyone needs to fill out a “Homestead Declaration Form ”, I found a blank form here:
Flag Fri May 15, 2015
Thank you! That's exactly what I needed to know!
Flag Thu Nov 29, 2012
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