Luxury Living in Riverside: Top 10 Luxury Homes For Sale

November 19th, 2012

View these Top 10 Luxury Homes for Sale and see if Luxury Living in Riverside is in your future.

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Inland Empire Luxury Homes and Natural Hazards

November 8th, 2012


Inland Empire Luxury Homes and Natural Hazards

Inland Empire Luxury - Christina Hood Homes

The Inland Empire is filled with many conveniences and that is one reason so many people come to the area.  Who would not love to live within one hour of a desert, snow skiing and the beach?

What you should know about Inland Empire Luxury Homes and Natural Hazards starts here with a little basic information before you purchase your property.

The beauty of our natural landscape has also create many natural hazards in the same area.  Keeping that in mind, the State of California created a law came into effect in 1998 that requires that a seller of real property and their agent provide any prospective buyer with a “Natural Hazard Disclosure Statement” when the property lies within or or more state-mapped hazard areas, such as:

  • Flood Zones
  • Fire Zones
  • Earthquake Fault Zones
  • Seismic Hazard Zones

Many times the same fabulous features we love in our Fine Homes or Estates are also these same features that may cause us harm after a natural disaster.  In obtaining a Natural Hazard Disclosure, Real Estate Agents may not require the seller to use any particular company, it is illegal.  It is important for the agent to offer the seller a choice.  There are many disclosure companies to choose from.  It is important that a seller select one that offers the most comprehensive information.

The report may also note any special tax assessments of if the property is subject to Mello Roos Tax paid by the sellers.  Of course, you attorney or CPA would have already disclosed this information to you upon their review of any purchase agreement when first purchasing the property.  The Natural Hazard Reports are prepared by a city engineer, geologist or land surveyor.  Buyers must receive the report during the inspection contingency period and have three days to decide if they want to rescind their offer based on the report.  All parties are required to sign the report prior to the close of the transaction.

Natural Hazard Disclosure Reports are required for Residential Properties,Commercial Properties and also for new developments.  

The reports can be basic, or upgraded ror expanded reports are also available and will depend on the service you select when purchasing the report.  For Inland Empire Luxury Homes and Natural Hazards, the extended report is the recommend.  Here is an alphabetical list of a few providers of Natural Hazard Disclosure Reports in the State of California:

Disclosure Save

Disclosure Source

First American Profesional Real Estate Services

Natural Hazard Disclosure

Property I.D.

To find more information on California’s Natural Hazard Report Disclosure companies, just google search Natural Hazard Disclosure Report, or best yet, ask your local board of realtors for a list of their affiliates.  Many of the Natural Hazard Report Disclosure companies are affiliates with local boards.  Your real estate agent will also be able to provide you with a list of companies you can research and select.

A personal side note:Buyers and their agents are expected to read the report, after all, that is why you signed a document that you have acknowledged the report, so my personal hope for all buyers is that they take the time to read the report.  Lastly, the NHD report is not a warranty or guarantee by the seller or listing agent of the natural hazards affecting the property.

Top 10 Luxury Homes for Sale in Rancho Cucamonga

October 18th, 2012

Christina Hood Homes offers the following Luxury Portfolio in Southern California’s Inland Empire.

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Rancho Cucamonga is a suburban city in Southern California’s San Bernardino County.  According to Wikipedia, the 2010 Census reported a population of 165,269.  The city was incorporated in 1977 and includes the following surrounding communities:  Alta Loma, Cucamonga and Etiwanda.  The city also was ranked #42  in Money magazines Best Places to Live 2006.

Inland Empire Real Estate Blog launches!

September 18th, 2012

Christina Hood Homes | Inland Empire Real Estate

Hi, I am Christina Hood, Realtor®

Welcome to the Inland Empire Real Estate Blog!  You are one of my first readers and I do appreciate you taking a moment from your busy day to find out about what is happening here in the Inland Empire Real Estate Market.  If you are a homeowner thinking of selling, have questions about short sales, or are an investor looking to add to your real estate portfolio, you are in the right place.

It is our goal to provide real estate info and news, as well as, real life topics like schools, entertainment, real estate market conditions, home values, new restaurants, and much more!  Please feel free to comment on any post or even suggest a post!


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Inland Empire Real Estate has been a changing market over the last few years with many variables that make up the market overall.  In San Bernardino and Riverside Counties we have seen many real estate foreclosures and even more short sales.  While the numbers have decreased over the last six months, we are not out of the woods yet.

As we continue into the 4th quarter and the presidential election, it will be very interesting to see how the market reacts to the outcome of the election and retail sales.  Be sure to stay tuned and become one of my Inland Empire Real Estate Insiders!

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