Courtesy of Joyce MillerJoyce Miller. ■ By Joyce Miller / Contributed Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series on how to prepare your home for sale. See last week’s issue for Part 1. Step 7: Address natural hazards. Any natural hazards must be reported to the buyer in the form of a Natural Hazard Disclosure Statement (NHDS). This includes the presence of danger from earthquake faults/seismic hazards, special flood hazard areas designated by FEMA, a designated very high fire hazard severity zone, a designated wildland area that could contain substantial forest fire risks. You can order the necessary forms from the Internet. You or your Realtor can also
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