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Whether it’s due to the severe hurricanes that devastated parts of the country, or the recent economic downturn that has contractors desperate for work, contractor fraud claims jumped 31 percent between 2001 and 2008, according to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). With a few exceptions, all businesses or individuals who work on any building, highway, road, parking facility, railroad, excavation, or other structure in California must be licensed by the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) if the total cost of one or more contracts on the project is $500 or more.

In the United States, any company or organization engaged in a trade or business that pays more than $600 to an independent contractor in one year is required to report this to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as well as to the contractor, using Form 1099-MISC 1 2 This form is merely a report of the money paid; …

Property For Sale

homes for sale by ownerThe process of selling a home is the same, whether the owner chooses FSBO selling, or selling through a traditional real estate agency. Real estate professionals like agents are able to pinpoint problems with the transaction that could soon become a legal issue. Selling our house through Casa By Owner saved us thousands of dollars that would have otherwise gone to a selling agent. If you receive a call from an agent, you need to realize the person offering their services may be the same person that calls a week later with an interested buyer.

If you overprice, you will be missing a good pool of buyers, and your home will get stale in the market. Not all real estate transactions are inherently tricky, and in some instances, going the For Sale by Owner route can actually be wise. The customer service is top notch, and we will definitely return …

Foreclosures By State

foreclosed homesCode Enforcement Departments for Counties and Municipalities across the United States have been grappling with the increased workload issues created by the rising number of vacant and abandoned properties due to the continuous pursuit of foreclosures by mortgagees (banks, lenders, and lien-holders). This is sometimes called cash for keys.” Tenants can agree to vacate the unit before their legally entitled 60-day notice period if they want to, but certainly don’t have to. A cash for keys offer will almost always require the home to be in broom clean condition before payment will be made.

Because properties purchased from HUD are sold as is, and because foreclosed homes can have damage ranging from simple poor upkeep to stripped copper, the only reason you do that is for profit,” says Steve Stout, residential field supervisor at the Oklahoma County Assessor’s Office.

In a 2002 book, The Fragile Middle Class, co-authored with Teresa …