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You’re not alone if you can’t get a place to stay at home

A friend’s parents are living in a caravan park in Cali.

And while they’re certainly not as wealthy as the people who live in their house, they are far from destitute.

Homestay Rentals in California, by the numbers: 1.

Home is their bedroom and living room, not their bedroom.

2.

Home does not belong to anyone else.

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The home is rented at a fixed rate.

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If you rent a home for less than a year, they pay rent at the rate of $200 per month for two years.

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If a home is sold, they receive half the sale price.

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A home is owned by the person who pays the mortgage.

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The homeowner pays the security deposit on their home.

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There is no minimum rent.

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They can use the money they make to buy a house or to invest in the stock market.

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If the owner of the home sells, they can deduct the mortgage interest on their loan from their income.

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Homeowners can’t deduct the cost of a mortgage from their taxes.

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They pay the mortgage for at least 20 years.

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A tax refund is available if the property is not sold.

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Home owners can claim a credit of up to 10% on their taxes if they meet the income requirements.

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If their home is purchased for more than $500,000, the owner can deduct up to $5,000 of the purchase price in taxes. 

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The owner of a home can deduct 20% of their mortgage interest.

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If they live in an apartment, they must pay rent on a fixed basis.

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If home is on a farm or is leased for less, they cannot deduct the rent from their tax returns.

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Homebuyers can deduct their share of maintenance costs.

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Home buyers must have no more than six children under 18 years old.

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They must not have any criminal convictions.

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They may be required to pay for medical care.

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If there are multiple owners, the last owner must pay for their share.

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If an owner is convicted of a crime, they will be subject to the state’s child support program.

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If someone moves in with their parents, the landlord must pay child support.

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If your parents live in different states, you will have to live with them in order to qualify.

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They are not allowed to buy or sell any real estate until they become permanent residents.

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If two people live together and they don’t pay rent, they both lose their home, even if they are not a married couple.

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You may have to pay a $30 surcharge for your first three months.

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They cannot use their credit card or buy a home without paying for the entire purchase price.