If you want to sell or buy a home in Claremont, Upland, or the surrounding area, Curtis Real Estate has earned an excellent reputation for honesty and integrity. Our staff consists of full-time licensed Realtors, specializing in residential listings and sales, and is overseen by our broker/owner. Our office allows us to give our clients full, personalized service.
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Only thirty miles away from all the economic, cultural and entertainment benefits of Los Angeles is the City of Claremont. Nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Claremont offers the natural beauty of California with all the modern amenities you'd expect in a larger city. You will find a range of home owning options open to you in every style and price range you can imagine. The atmosphere of the neighborhoods of Claremont differ, offering an ideal place to live for a wide variance of people. Use this website to search for homes in Claremont. You'll be able to indicate exactly what you're looking for in a property, and narrow down your search to only include the homes that match your criteria. You can also find a range of buyer tips and information to help you make an informed decision.
Welcome to the City of Gracious Living, Upland, California. Just a small distance away from Claremont, Upland shares the view of the mountains. You're going to find a great mixture of open, country-style lots mixed with the urban sprawl that populates Southern California. If you're looking to buy or sell a home in Upland or the surrounding area, you're going to find answers to the questions you have here. Read seller's and buyer's tips and browse our featured listings to see what Upland homes are selling for on the current market.
A law calling for the replacement of older plumbing fixtures with water-conserving ones went into effect on this year. The law says that, as of January 1, 2014, when improving a property new water-conserving toilets, showerheads, faucets and urinals must be installed before the local building department will issue a certificate of final completion and occupancy. The plumbing fixtures that will need to be replaced are: any toilet manufactured to use more than 1.6 gallons per flush; any showerhead manufactured to have a flow capacity of more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute; any interior faucet that emits more than 2.2 gallons of water per minute and any urinal manufactured to use more than one gallon of water per flush. Homeowners with questions about their individual fixtures are urged to contact the manufacturers.
On March 21, 2014, President Obama signed the “Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act” into law. This law repeals FEMA’s authority to increase premium rates at time of sale or new flood map, and refunds the excessive premium to those who bought a property before FEMA warned them of the rate increase. The bill limits premium increases to 18 percent annually on newer properties and 25 percent for some older ones. Additionally, the bill adds a small assessment on policies until everyone is paying full cost for flood insurance. Homeowners with questions about flood insurance should contact their insurance agent.
In a short sale, homeowners sell their homes for less than what is owed. If a lender agrees to the sale, the lender is forgiving a certain amount of the loan principle. The IRS and the state Franchise Tax Board have recently issued letters clarifying that California families who have lost their home in a short sale are not subject to either state or federal income tax on the forgiven debt. Before these clarifications, requested by Senator Barbara Boxer and Board of Equalization Member George Runner on behalf of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, it was not entirely clear that homeowners wouldn’t lose their homes and then be faced with a large tax bill as well. Homeowners with questions about taxes and short sales should contact their tax professionals.