Is it a good time to sell or buy a home in the beginning of the year?

The beginning of the year can be a great time to buy or sell a home for several reasons!


For buyers, the start of the year can bring lower competition and more flexible sellers. Many people wait until later in the year to start their home search, so there may be fewer buyers competing for the same properties at the beginning of the year. This could lead to a better chance of getting your offer accepted and potentially negotiating a better price. Additionally, sellers who have their homes on the market at the beginning of the year may be more motivated to sell and may be more open to negotiating terms such as closing dates or other contingencies.

Starting the new year in a new home can also be ...


Is Your Property in a High Fire Zone?! Find out How!

Is the Property in a High Fire Zone?

Fire Hazard Severity Zones are areas in California that are prone to wildfires. These areas were first mapped in 1992 by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to help officials, property owners, and builders better protect structures and infrastructure by identifying areas where the chance for wildfires is moderate to very high.

How to determine if your home is in a high fire zone

You can determine whether or not your home is located in a high fire severity zone by using California Fire Hazard Severity Zone Viewer to view California’s fire zone map. To see your specific property, click on the binocular icon on the left s...