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Remodel & Renovate in Ventura County : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Dec 8, 2016
Janicefith answered:
Home Owners Association. Homeowners pay a fee for the HOA to take care of common areas. They have rules and sometimes wont let homeowners to what they want with their property. They seem to make changes as they please and ask homeowners to take down a fence etc.
what are the rules regarding renovating an addition/sunroom at Camarillo Springs Community.
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Sat Aug 22, 2015
Barry Shapiro answered:
All exterior wood siding on patio rooms and must be replaced with stucco, upon sale/lease of the property. Check with the HOA regarding 'renovating' if you are not planning to sell/lease immediately. Wooden Garage doors need to be replaced with sectional metal/aluminum as well. If you are a homeowner, you can request the rules from the HOA staff. ... more
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Fri Jul 12, 2013
Millie Gordon answered:
Ask to see some of their work. Impressive

Name: Messina Artistic Design Pool & Spa Masonry-Landscape
Street: 32528 Carrie Pl
Westlake Village, ca 91361-5502
Phone: (818) 991-91
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Sat Dec 11, 2010
Joe Nernberg answered:
Yes, a water heater needs a permit. I have seen bad installations that may be a safety concern to the occupant(s). Bonnie and I have rolled our eyes at a few. You may contact me at and I will send send a checklist from the local building department.

Gerry Taal: California does NOT license home inspectors. I will be happy to direct you to some local home inspectors that are certified by reliable organizations.
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Thu Aug 27, 2009
Jane Grant answered:

Land Surveyor, maybe. Building permit, Yes.

You need to go through the proper permitting through the Ventura County Department of Building and Safety. Here's the link:

If you abide by the permitting process then you will be able to include the square footage in the total square footage of your home which will increase the value of your home.

Skipping the permitting process is not a good idea as you will not be able to add the square footage when you want to sell.

Also, the permitting process will trigger a property tax re-assessment so be prepared for that.

Good Luck!


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