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Regarding getting help to pay off a mortgage with renting out a property day by day, most people do not realize that the fine print does not allow that to happen ("My House is Your Hotel," July 17). When one has a mortgage with a governmental agency, it precludes the option to derive income from an agreement under 30 days. I love the concept of VRBO and Airbnb, but until the property is paid off, it may allow the lender to foreclose.

As an aside, the fine print also says that the property must be maintained regarding, for example, keeping the lawn cut and windows not broken. But I see some bank- owned properties that do not do that. As a result, the communities are hurt.

Robert J Lawton, Eureka

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