Welcome to our Resource 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!
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.
Keeping yourself and your family safe from the hazards of lead may seem like a daunting task. However, this handy reference guide will tell you everything you need to know about how to mitigate the hazards of lead.
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.
WATER-CONSERVING PLUMBING FIXTURES
Did you know California Law requires water-conserving plumbing fixtures? Find out what you need to know in this downloadable brochure.
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. Find out more by visiting the California Energy Commission’s HERS Program page.
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 brochure below explains the escrow process.
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, download the California Property Taxes Overview 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.
Speaking of taxes and home warranties…we can’t forget insurance! What insurance do you need and what does it cover? For more information, download this guide on Homeowner’s Earthquake Safety to get tips on how to protect your home from earthquakes, as well as find quality earthquake insurance.
What is Title Insurance and why should you care? Explore more facts about Title Insurance by visiting the California Department of Insurance’s guide.
Residential Insurance can help protect your investment from a multitude of hazards. For more information, download this free guide.
CONSUMER GUIDE TO DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR BUYERS
California state law requires certain disclosures to be made when conducting a real estate transaction. Failure to make these disclosures can spell trouble in the future. Download this guide to the required real estate disclosures to help you protect yourself and your investment.
THE SHELHAMER GROUP | DRE: 01950995
Glenn Shelhamer is a licensed real estate broker DRE: 01950995 in the state of California and abides by equal housing opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. To reach The Shelhamer Real Estate Group’s office manage please call (310) 913-9477.
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