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Property Q&A in 95014 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jan 11, 2017
Jlzfrom818 answered:
I live in Southern California and am considering buying a new modular home and have a few questions:

1.Can the space rental be written off on my taxes?
2. Can the interest loan be written off on my taxes?
3. Why is the interest so high?
4. Once I retire, any chance of getting some sort of senior discount on the land rental?
5. Do I have to pay property taxes if I rent the land?

I have tons more questions, but let's start with these.

Thank you.
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Sun Jun 9, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
What is literally unfolding here is today's generation of a combination of "PRE FABRICATED" aka "PANELIZED" construction:

vs "FACTORY BUILT" Modular Construction.

This is the tip of the iceberg of what the future holds in store for future building and construction trends. Gone are the days of the "TRAILER" or "MOBILE HOME" stigma. As soon as this paradigm takes hold. "MOBILE HOMES" will be but a mere glimmer of our past largely remembered only by a fading demographic..............The "BABY BOOMER".

Future generations will come to embrace and appreciate what modern "FACTORY BUILT" construction holds in store for society. Not just in housing but in every aspect of modern day construction be it residential, commercial, industrial or institutional.

It's the fastest, cleanest, most protected, environmentally friendly and most efficient method of construction in the World and does not have to be dominated by encumbering and costly unions. Factories will flourish in right to work States and this budding, or should I more appropriately state, evolving industry will employ hundreds of thousands of folks across the Country. It is here to stay.
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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Nila Patel answered:
Hello Tiffany,

Please go to Click on Parcel Tax link (on the right hand corner) which will bring you to Exemption Information. Click on Senior Citizen Exemption link and you should be able to find a form that you can print and fill out.

The Foothill Unified SD...what city is your property located for this SD?

If you want you can call me at 408 636 3806 and I will be able to assist you further.

Best Regards,
Nila Patel
Century 21
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Wed Apr 4, 2012
John Juarez answered:
Most garage conversions are unpermitted. A frequent requirement for a permit to convert a garage is that the lost covered parking be replaced. This is difficult and expensive and unpractical for many homeowners. Converting a garage which often houses natural gas appliances, plumbing outlets and electrical outlets is also challenging within the framework of building codes in many areas.

As mentioned by another contributor, your local building department is the rest resource for the final answer to your question.
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Sun Nov 23, 2008
Nina Daruwalla answered:
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