Monday, April 14, 2008

Jim W Hildreth Real Estate Mediation-Mediator

April 14 2008 Jim W Hildreth Real Estate Mediation

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One of the sections is Mediation & Arbitration.

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Home Warranty & Real Estate Disputes

I once marketed a house sale for a Superior Court Judge who told me that he desired to have a home warranty plan in effect after the sale of his Victorian Style Home.

He told me that there was nothing wrong with his home, in was just in case, as he saw personally lots of court cases that involved disputes after the close of escrow.

I told the judge, that I believed in home warranties and we would place a home warranty for unexpected repair expenses.

Six months after escrow, the Judges home that he sold had a defective forced air heating system was in need of repair in the amount of $1,200.

The Trade call of $55.00 was paid by the buyer and the entire $1,200 repairs was paid by the Home warranty company.

I have seen 2-3 needed repairs completed with a year of a post sale.

Home Warranties have a basic plan that cost in $255 range and ultimate upgrades can be in the $355 range.

Mobiles, condominiums, and townhouse coverages are presently $255.

These plans are often split equally between the buyers and sellers.

Why get in a dispute or a law suit over a heat pump, plumbing or a well pump in a rural area.

The following are 2 California Home warranty companies. American Home Shield First American Home Buyers Protection Warranty

Talk to your Real Estate Broker, attorney, about Home Warranties and the value to all parties in case of a repair or a dispute after close of escrow.

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Kansas City Business and Real Estate Lawyer: Back to Normal Life

Great summary on the Mediation Process.

Kansas City Business and Real Estate Lawyer: Back to Normal Life

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Definition of Mobile Home Vs Modular Home

Many homeowners have opted to live in Mobile Homes or Modulars.

Mobile Home Parks are popular for those 55 or over and family parks offer affordability.

A young couple Mr. and Mrs Barley of Jamestown, CA will soon own their first home a Modular located in a family park. The price was under $65,000.

The following is a new Calfornia Law that defines

the difference between the two.

The key to this new law is is the manufacturing date of June 15th 1976.

This new law clarifies the difference between “mobilehomes” and “manufactured homes”, and also creates a new category for “multifamily manufactured home.” The law also changes the permissible scope of work for a General Manufactured Housing Contractor (C-47).
Under existing law, the terms “mobilehomes” and “manufactured homes” are used interchangeably in many California statutes.

Under the new law, the differences between “mobilehomes” and “manufactured homes” are clarified, and a new category of “multifamily manufactured home” is added. This change is intended to provide additional benefits from lenders and others in the housing industry for “manufactured homes” which might not be available for “mobilehomes”.

All single-family factory-constructed housing built on or after June 15, 1976, that is in compliance with the standards of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development promulgated under the federal National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974(42 U.S.C. § 5401 et seq.) are "manufactured homes," and not "mobilehomes."

Furthermore, this new law also changes what is the permissible scope of work allowed by a General Manufactured Housing Contractor for these separate categories. Finally, this law also authorizes the Department of Housing and Community Development to adopt regulations relating to commercial modular homes.

This law amends California Health & Safety Code §§ 18000, 18007, 18008, 18008.7 and 18028, and adds California Business & Professions Code § 7026.11. This law also amends the heading of Part 2 of Division 13 of the California Health & Safety Code. The provisions of this new law become effective on January 1, 2008.

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