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A Guide to the Defensible Space Inspection in Amador County

Defensible Space Inspections: What You Need To Know During Your Real Estate Transaction

If you are considering Buying or Selling here in Amador County, chances are a Defensible Space Inspection will be a part of your transaction. This guide delves into the steps of the defensible space inspection process, offering valuable insights for homeowners and potential buyers.

  1. What is Defensible Space?: The first step in ensuring a smooth residential sale in high fire risk areas is understanding the concept of defensible space. Cal Fire has defined Defensible Space simply: “Defensible space is the buffer between your structure and the surrounding area.” Ultimately Defensile space is your homes first line of defense against a wildfire. There are many reasons the Defensible Space around your home is important. In the event of a fire not only will proper Defensible Space slow, or even halt fire progress, it also keeps firefighters safe while they defend your home.
  1. Do I have to have a Defensible Space Inspection?:  California has stringent regulations in place to mitigate fire risks, but not every home is required to have a Defensible Space Inspection during the sales process. So how do you know if you will need one or not? Homes that are in a High or Very High fire zone are required to have a Defensible Space Inspection. How do you find out if your home is in one of these zones? You can do this by either checking Cal Fires “Fire Severity Zone Map” on their website, or check your Natural Hazard Disclosure Report. This report is generally ordered by your Real Estate Agent. If your home is in a High, or Very High Fire Zone you will need a Defensible Space Inspection.
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The Perfect Home Could Be the One You Perfect After Buying

There’s no denying mortgage rates and home prices are higher now than they were last year and that’s impacting what you can afford. At the same time, there are still fewer homes available for sale than the norm. These are two of the biggest hurdles buyers are facing today. But there are ways to overcome these things and still make your dream of homeownership a reality.

As you set out to make a purchase this season, you’ll want to be strategic. This includes taking a close look at your wish list and considering what features you really need in your next home versus which ones are nice-to-have. This will help you avoid overextending ...

Experts Project Home Prices Will Rise over the Next 5 Years

Even with so much data showing home prices are actually rising in most of the country, there are still a lot of people who worry there will be another price crash in the immediate future. In fact, a recent survey from Fannie Mae shows that 23% of consumers think prices will fall over the next 12 months. That’s nearly one in four people who are dealing with that fear – maybe you’re one of them.

To help ease that concern, here’s what the experts say will happen with home prices not just next year, but over the next five years.

Experts Project Ongoing Appreciation

While seeing a small handful of expert opinions may not be enough to change...

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