SACRAMENTO – Register Your Mobilehome California, a state program that provides waivers for past-due registration fees and taxes for mobilehomes and manufactured homes, has saved homeowners more than $1.5 million, collectively in third year of program run.
Besides the savings in fees and taxes, homeowners who have taken advantage of the program will also see additional benefits.They are now properly positioned to legally sell or transfer their property, apply for fire and flood insurance, receive financial assistance and rebates from utility providers, and obtain permits for repairs and upgrades.
The program, administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), allows people who acquired a mobilehome or manufactured home, but didn’t get the proper registration, to correct the issue and not have to pay back taxes
“Register Your Mobilehome California gives owners the opportunity to avoid paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars in state and local taxes, fees, and penalties, giving them a more secure situation,” said HCD Director Ben Metcalf. “The program is scheduled to continue through the end of 2019, so please encourage your friends and family
members who are mobilehome owners to apply before time runs out.”
Mobilehome and manufactured home owners who have never applied for registration and don’t have title are eligible for the program. Under many circumstances, the owner never realized the mobilehome was supposed to have proper title and registration. Other owners
may have wanted title but couldn’t afford the back state and local taxes and fees.
For more information, visit http://registeryourmobilehomeca.org or call (800) 952-8356.Assistance is available in all languages. A Spanish-language version of the website, as well as other languages through Google Translate, can be accessed by clicking on the upper right corner of the homepage.
The California Department of Housing and Community Development is dedicated to the preservation and expansion of safe and affordable housing, so more Californians have a place to call home. Our team works
to ensure an adequate supply of housing for Californians and promotes the growth of strong communities through its leadership, policy and program development. For more information, please visit www.hcd.ca.gov.
Whether you are working or retired,
everyone needs sleep. Your mind and body
need to rest and recuperate from the day
before so that you can function well the next
day. But chances are, you have experienced
sleepless nights in your life from many
different reasons and factors.
If you have trouble sleeping, you could be
changing a few things in your daily habits so
that you can get better sleep. According to
W. Chris Winter, M.D., sleeping is a skill that
can be improved if you are not satisfied with
the quality of your sleep. Here are the most
common aspects of your life that could be
affecting your sleep every night, according to
an article written by Paula Spencer Scott:
- Too Much Stress — You could be
causing unnecessary stress and
anxiety to yourself by thinking too
much about things that happened
that day or anticipating what will
happen the next day. Try to accept
the fact that instead of worrying,
you can try to get a good night’s
sleep and deal with your problems
the next day.
- Being Random — Your body will
have a hard time keeping up if you
don’t have a normal sleeping
schedule. Instead of sleeping and
waking up at different times every
day, try to stick with a sleeping
schedule that you’re comfortable
with. The article states that adults
need about seven to nine hours of
sleep every night, and you probably
already know if your body prefers
more or less hours in that range.
The key is to be consistent.
- Not Comfortable Enough — How
many years have you had your
mattress or pillows? How about
your sheets and blankets? What are
you wearing to sleep? Maybe it’s
time to explore how comfortable
you are with your arrangements.
- Pet Disturbance — Sometimes our
beloved animal companions can be
a little too disturbing at night. The
author of the article reminds us
that dogs have different sleeping
cycles than humans, so they are
likely to move around while you’re
- Too Much Light — You probably
already turn off your lights when
you go to sleep, but do you turn off
all your technology? There could be
light coming from the television,
computer, phone, printer, etc.,
which can ultimately bother your
sleep. In addition, close your blinds
or curtains if you have strong
moonlight coming through your
- Overthinking — I’m sure we have
all done this: thinking about not
getting enough sleep. The article
states that this is a problem that
builds upon itself. Thinking too
much about whether you will fall
asleep or get enough hours adds to
your stress and anxiety. Do yourself
a favor and think pleasant
thoughts, and remind yourself that
simply resting in bed is beneficial
to your body.
It is important to make sure your roof and rain
gutters are in good repair before and after the rainy season. According to Foremost Insurance, if
your mobile home has a metal roof it needs a
new coating every 2 years and touch-ups after
a storm. Their step-by-step guide teaches you
to make repairs on your own roof so that you
don’t have to hire a professional every 2 years.
They list all the materials you need and
present the following steps:
- Check the weather
- Inspect the roof
- Clean the roof
- Make repairs
- Rinse and check for puddling
- Coat seams
- Coat the roof
Be sure to visit this website to read the detailed information. www.Foremost.com
Currently there are more than 48 million items worth $9.3 billion of unclaimed property in California’s custody. The California Controller, Betty Yee, is encouraging people to search the state’s online database to see if any of the property belongs to them.
The unclaimed funds are a result of California Law protecting consumers by requiring banks, insurance companies and other businesses to transfer unclaimed property to the State Controller’s Office after a period of no activity, which is around three years. The state then becomes the guardian of abandoned savings and checking accounts, insurance benefits, uncashed checks, wages, stocks, bonds, safe deposit box contents and various gift cards.
To see if you have any unclaimed property, you can go to www.claimit.ca.gov. People who find property on the website can submit claims at the site, or by calling 1-800-992-4647. Anyone is able to search the entire unclaimed property database, and see all individuals and organizations who have items protected by the state.