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New Earthquake Fault Draft Maps Released for Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and the Westside

Officials on Thursday released new draft maps showing the locations of earthquake faults in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and the Westside, raising the prospect of development restrictions in areas directly above the fissures. The earthquake faults run along some of… Read More

Fire Prevention Fee Suspended

Effective July 1, 2017, AB 398 suspended fire prevention fee billings starting with fiscal year 2017-18. Bills issued to property owners for prior fiscal years 2011-12 through 2016-17, that have not been paid, are still owed. According to the California… Read More

C.L.U.E Reports

NHD companies can no longer order CLUE reports on behalf of sellers. Most insurance companies use the Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange (C.L.U.E) to lookup claims filed on a home within the past five years.  Home sellers can request a free… Read More

C.L.U.E.® Report Will No Longer Be Available Through Disclosure Companies

We wanted to let you know that C.L.U.E.® Home Sellers Disclosure Reports will no longer be available through GeoAssurance or any other disclosure companies. LexisNexis®, the company that owns the C.L.U.E.® Report, has decided to discontinue the sale of the report through third… Read More

California Has Its Faults….

California has its faults.  Do you know where they are?  We can help! We recently had an agent’s buyer inquire about a local fault that was near the property he wanted to purchase.  The property was “in” the local fault… Read More

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Important PACE HERO Tax Update

About PACE loans  California has enacted several energy and water efficiency programs known as Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE. The system lets homeowners borrow money for upgrades and pay it back bit-by-bit on their property tax bills. … Read More

Map Change for Flood Zone Designations

NEW…On-line Letter of Map Change for Flood Zone Designations

Convenient New Way to Request a Change in Flood Zone Designation  Now request changes to your home’s FEMA flood zone designation online. Are you still using the MT-1 or MT-EZ form to apply for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA)?… Read More

Now Offering Build Fax Permit Reports

GeoAssurance is Proud to be the First NHD Companyto Provide BuildFax™ Building Permit Reports.  BuildFax™ makes it easier for your clients, to rest easy when buying or selling their home…see below for details to find out more about BuildFax™ and what is has to offer… Read More