California statutes require home seller’s disclosure of environmental hazards through reports generated by companies such as JCP/LGS Disclosures, Property ID and First American Natural Hazard Disclosures.Â They search public records relative toÂ specific assessors parcel and disclose if a property is in an earthquake zone, flood zone or other hazard.
In addition, the City of Saratoga, CA 95070 also has Ground Movement Potential Maps available on their website. Â These maps show areas where new construction will require engineering/geotechnical clearance.
Saratoga has five general classifications: Â Relatively Stable, Potentially Unstable, Unstable Ground, Potential Surface Faulting and Unknown Potential for Surface Faulting.
If the property you are considering buying falls into an area other than “Relatively Stable”, you should consult with City of Saratoga and/or a licensed engineering professional during the contingency period to fully understand the implications.
If you want a Realtor who is “relatively stable” consult with me – I will do my best to keep you from “faults”!Â I will help you discover the hidden “potential” of homes for sale in Saratoga, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and surrounding communities and avoid homes that are “unsuitable” for you.Â Hopefully we can have some fun and enjoy the process together too, while doing good business.
Rick Bonetti | Alain Pinel Realtors | Saratoga, CA | 408-857-8800 | DRE #01237009