Welcome to our Real Estate Page!

Buying, selling, and leasing real estate has become more complicated and confusing in recent years. It is imperative that both real estate Buyer’s and Seller’s know and understand the many new regulations involving inspection rights and disclosures, and where to source definitive information clarifying these issues. We at The Shelhamer Group have assembled useful links to websites and literature that will help you better understand your rights and obligations in these complex transactions. If you have any questions about the literature below please reach out to us directly, we are here to help!

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RESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS BOOKLET

Residential Environmental Hazards Booklet: This booklet touches on the hazards associated with Asbestos, Carbon Monoxide, Formaldehyde, Hazardous Waste, Household Hazards, Lead, Mold, and Radon Gas.

Lead Hazards

GREAT SCHOOLS

School Check: If you would like to check which schools are assigned to a home you are buying or selling please follow the link below to GreatSchools.org. There you can view parent ratings, reviews, and test scores as well.

MEGAN’S LAW DATABASE

Our disclosure buyers and sellers will receive and sign the Megan’s Law Database Disclosure. This disclosure informs consumers about the existence of the database and allows them to check to see if there are registered sex offenders living around the property they are buying or selling. Megan’s Law Database can be accessed below.

TIPS TO AVOID CYBERCRIME

Wire fraud in real estate transactions is on the rise. Below is a guide for consumers to arm themselves against cybercrime.

WATER-CONSERVING PLUMBING FIXTURES

Did you know California Law requires water-conserving plumbing fixtures? What you need to know is below.

HOME ENERGY RATING

An Energy Efficiency Rating on a home you are buying or selling may be important to you. Should one get a HERS inspection before buying or selling? A HERS Rating or Home Energy Rating will determine how efficient your home is or is not in conserving energy. More information below.

GREEN LIVING

Is Green Living important to you? It is very important to us! If you are interested in learning more about how you can make your current home or the property you are buying greener click below.

ESCROW 101 REFERENCE GUIDE

When in escrow or when planning to enter escrow, the process may be unfamiliar to you even if you have bought and sold property(s) before. The brochures below explain the escrow and title process.

BUYERS AND SELLERS GUIDE

HOMEOWNER TAX INFORMATION

Taxes are something very important to consider when both buying and selling a property. Many first time homebuyers are completely unaware of what there speculated property taxes will be when home shopping. What about a Supplemental Property Tax Bill? It is coming and it is best to know about it before it does. For more information about property taxes please see below.

HOME WARRANTY PLAN

When purchasing a home you may want to either purchase a home warranty or ask the seller to purchase one for you. What is a home warranty and what does it cover? Check it out below.

EARTHQUAKE INSURANCE

Speaking of taxes and home warranties…we can’t forget insurance! What insurance do you need and what does it cover? Should you invest in earthquake insurance and what is title insurance? Take a look below!

TITLE INSURANCE

RESIDENTIAL INSURANCE

PROPERTY TRANSACTION BOOKLET

Real estate transactions always involve the duty to disclose and most often involves loads of paperwork. Your agent should always keep you abreast of your transaction and explain all the disclosures to you. Most commonly real estate professionals use standard CAR or California Association of Realtors forms to disclose details about the property. A guide to those disclosures as well as a property transaction workbook is below.

CONSUMER GUIDE TO DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR BUYERS