Buying a home can be one of your most significant investments in life. Home Buying Articles and Advice provides detailed information to assist you in making an intelligent and informed decision.  Also find information on  the buying process below.


Many disciplines are involved in purchasing a home or other real estate.

These include professional home inspectors, structural engineers, soils engineers, as well as environmental inspectors (for asbestos, mold, radon and lead), escrow agents, title insurance companies, and, of course, real estate agents. 

This guide is based on California 
real estate laws and regulations, which  are are ever-changing.  It gives an oversight to the entire buying process.  It does not cover all possible considerations and does not purport to replace professional guidance that buyers may need with tax and legal considerations. 

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Inspections for Real Estate Purchases

City Inspections
Environmental Inspections:
Geologic & Soils Inspections
Pest Control Inspections
Roof Inspections & Certifications
Structural Engineering & Inspections
Palos Verdes Homes Association Inspections
Point of Sale Inspections

Contingencies in Real Estate Purchases

  Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement
Seller's Disclosures
Seller's Property Questionnaire

Other Considerations


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Sellers of California real estate have many duties under the law including providing: (1) full disclosure about the condition of the property, (2) a report on the natural hazards associated with the land and its location, (3) environmental hazards and neighborhood influences on the value or desirability of the property.  In addition, sellers must reasonably accommodate buyers' rights to inspect the property, having all utilities operating. 

The purchase agreement that is commonly used in California real estate sales is prepared by the legal staff of the California Association of Realtors (CAR).  It incorporates protections for both buyers and sellers and meets the requirements of real estate law.  Integrated forms are available is a full that provide for all required disclosures and transaction documents. 

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Seller's Disclosures

Transaction Documents

Other Issues and Considerations

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