Vacant Home Insurance: Keeping Your Unoccupied Home Safe

December 9th, 2016

Although your homeowners’ insurance offers financial protection against property damage or destruction, your policy includes coverage exclusions if your residence is unoccupied. If you plan to leave your residence vacant for several months or years, you’ll need to insure your house accordingly.

4 Eco-Friendly Household Brands

December 9th, 2016

When you and your family are looking for household brands you can trust, look for companies that are safe for both your loved ones and the environment. Here are four household brands that are eco-friendly and have their eye toward sustainable practices.

A Homeowner’s Guide To Water Filtration

December 8th, 2016

Is a home water treatment system a luxury or a necessity? Based on surveys commissioned by the Water Quality Association (an industry trade group), people who viewed water treatment as a luxury rose from 50 to 54 percent between 2013 and 2015.

7 Reasons You Should Buy Your Next Home Right Now

December 8th, 2016

Get off the fence. This might be the best time to buy a home you’re going to see for a while. Here’s why:

Ask The HOA Expert: Unauthorized Maintenance

December 7th, 2016

Question: One of our board member performs unauthorized maintenance and pesters unit owner about minor rule infractions. What can we do?

Architectural Control Committees Are Needed

December 7th, 2016

I live in a new town house development and am on the architectural control committee. Some of the homeowners do not feel the need to go through our committee for approval before they make any exterior changes.

Replacement And Disclosure Of Plumbing Fixtures Required

December 6th, 2016

If they haven’t done so already, California owners of single-family residences have slightly less than thirty days to replace any noncompliant plumbing fixtures on their property with water-conserving ones.

Four Holiday Lists To Avoid

December 6th, 2016

December is a busy month for so many reasons, not the least of which are the many “to do” lists and lists of lists. PJ Wade offers insight into lists to avoid to achieve real estate goals and enjoy the holidays.

Total Board Recall In Your HOA

November 30th, 2016

The natives are restless. The smell of tar wafts through the night air and somewhere a chicken loses its feathers. The board prepares for impending doom. Board recalls don’t happen out of the blue. Like Mount St. Helens, they give off warning signs. There’s rumbling and venting going on. Disgruntled phone calls, rants at board meetings, terse letters tacked on the door.

Lease-Option Agreement Should Be Carefully Drawn

November 30th, 2016

Eighteen months ago, when we were having great difficulty selling our house, we entered into a lease option. Our prospective purchaser agreed to move in, pay rent for 18 months and then have the right to buy the property at the end of that term. It now appears our buyer will not be able to carry through with his option. What happens then?