California’s Catastrophic Fire SeasonFall of 2017 marked the beginning of one of the most catastrophic fire seasons in California history. In October, Northern California experienced unprecedented fire damage where lives were lost and nearly 15,000 homes » more
Transfer Disclosure Statement (TDS)Natural Hazard Disclosure Report/Statement (NHD) Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement (TDS)The Transfer Disclosure Statement, also known as the TDS, is a form required by California law » more
New Fault and Seismic Hazard Zone Maps May Impact DevelopersIn January 2018 the California Geological Survey (CGS) released new fault and seismic hazard zone maps. The maps affect areas in both northern and southern California. » more
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is notifying affected property owners that their flood insurance rates will increase starting January 2017 pursuant to the Homeowner Flood Affordability Insurance Act of 2014. » more
Along with the rain showers, hazards have arrived. This winter season has brought much needed rain relief to California. However, along with the rain showers, hazards have arrived. » more
Annual fire prevention fee has been suspended. Approximately 800,000 California landowners who pay an annual fire prevention fee of $152.33 per habitable structure in wildland fire areas are getting a break for the next 12 years. » more
Dams represent a risk to public safety due to the massive impact of a possible disaster on populated areas and the environment. When a dam fails the energy of the water is capable of causing destructive flooding downstream, resulting in loss of life » more
The individuals who are required to sign the Natural Hazard Disclosure Statement (NHDS) in a California real estate transaction About the NHDSThe NHDS is a statutory form which became effective in 1999 via AB248 (Torlakson). The NHDS cannot be » more
Making contaminated properties safe for residents in Vernon could require the largest cleanup of its kind in California history The TragedyWhile the Exide Technologies Battery Plant (Exide) shut down in 2014, it left dangerous levels of lead... » more
The U.S. Drought Monitor has forecasted warmer weather and suggests that the multi-year drought will continue or even worsen. While a strong El Niño could be helpful, it would not end the long-term California drought. » more
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