Natural Hazard Disclosures

When you’re ready to buy a home, you’ll need to be sure that you receive a natural hazard disclosure report. Under section 1103 of the California Civil Code, the Natural Hazard Disclosure Act states that “real estate sellers and brokers are legally required to disclose if the property being sold lises within one or more state or locally mapped hazard areas.”
The law requires six hazards to be disclosed, which include:


1. A Special Floor Hazard Area

2. Dam Inundation

3. Very High Fire

4. Wildland Fire

5. Earthquake Fault Zone

6. A Seismic Hazard


The state of California has a standard reporting format for the seller and their agent to comply with the laws, since it is their responsibility to disclose this information to the buyer. The seller and their agent can seek out a “third party” (typically a disclosure company, an engineer, geologist, or expert in the natural hazard discovery) to prepare the report.

The seller, sellers agent, and buyer, need to sign one copy of the Natural Hazard Disclosure Report proper to the close of escrow.


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Packing Your Home 101

Ready to move? Dreading to pack up your home? Here’s all you need to know on how to pack your home quickly and efficiently!

  1. Always pack items carefully by wrapping them with newspaper and bubble wrap.
  2. Don’t mix items from different rooms in the same box.
  3. Pack items first that are the used infrequently. Leave the items you use everyday to be packed last.
  4. Don’t pack delicate china in the same box as frying pans. Put them in their own box.
  5. Pack similar items together.
  6. Keep all parts or pairs of things together. Mirror bolts, curtain rod hangers, mirrors, etc.
  7. Wind electrical cords, fastening them so that they don’t tangle or dangle.
  8. Wrap items individually in clean paper- tissue paper, or paper towels. Use a double layer or newspaper for good outer wrapping.
  9. Build up in layers, with heavy items on the bottom. Medium weight in the middle, then light weight items on top.
  10. Pack small and fragile items separately in small boxes, and cushion them with crushed or shredded paper.
  11.  Seal boxes tightly with tape when finished with them. Be sure to label each box for the room it belongs to and what the items in the box are. This makes unpacking easier and quicker.
  12. When packing books, pack them either flat or with the spine touching the bottom of the box. Do not pack with the spine facing up. Use small boxes when packing books because they are generally heavy.
  13. Family photos and videos should be packed in separate boxes rather than being combined with other household items.
  14. Clothing left on hangers and placed in wardrobe boxes only allows them to arrive at their new destination wrinle free. If clothing is being taken off the hangers, fold them neatly and placed in a suitcase or box filled with clean paper.
  15. Bedding and linen should be placed in large plastic bags. Pillows should be placed in a separate bag.
  16. Leave rugs on the floor for moving companies to handle. If they’ve just been returned from the cleaners, leave them rolled up.
  17. Pre-move prep is required for any major appliances. Clean them thoroughly and set an appointment with a servite technician to help prepare you to move major appliances for shipment.
  18. Small appliances like clocks can be packed with lamp bases. Lamp shades should be wrapped individually in large trash bags and tied.
  19. Tools such as garden tools, brooms, and mops should be bundled together securely. Be sure to drain gasoline in the lawn mower the day before moving.
  20. Perishable food, such as powdered food, rice, macaroni, and cereals should be sealed with tape and placed in small boxes.


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THANK YOU from Nissou Realty Group!

I would like to extend a giant THANK YOU to all my clients, family, and friends who came out to my Red Carpet Event and Charity Raffle to benefit the UCSD Mito Research Fund and Seminary of Mar Abba The Great at The Palms Banquet Hall! It was definitely a night to remember and I sincerely appreciate you coming! Together we were able to raise money for these wonderful charities. As promised, for the remainder of 2014, I will donate 10% of my commission for every house I sell to both charities. Thank you again to all our sponsors, caterers for the delicious food, and donators of the raffle prizes! Also a thank you to my team for all your hard work and planning!

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Unbelievable Views in Jamul!

15397 Isla Vista Rd. Jamul, CA 91935
Looking for unbelievable views in Jamul?! Listing Courtesy of #KWRealty – this beautiful 3229 Sq. Ft, 5 bedroom, 3 bath home is energy efficient with 10 acres for planting, animals, etc. Huge kitchen with skylights! Priced at $725,000! For more information, call Stephen Nissou at 619-250-4541 or e-mail me at 

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