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Do you have the law required smoke detectors?

Friendly Hills and surrounding ares Realtor Marti Jordan brings here a summery of the current requirements on smoke detectors. 

Realtor Marti Jordan reminds that the purpose of smoke detectors is to detect smoke and/or carbon monoxide with a audible warning in the early stages of fire or gas leak so residents can escape as early as possible. 

As of January 1, 2014, landlords cannot make the tenant responsible for testing or maintaining the smoke alarms. It is the landlords responsibility. 

From July 1, 2015 all smoke detectors (both 120 VAC hardwired and battery operated) must show the date of manufacture, and include a nonreplaceable and nonremovable battery that is capable of powering the smoke alarm for at least 10 years. 

From July 1, 2015 ALL old smoke detectors that are solely powered by batteries must be replaced with those that contain a sealed battery that is rated to last 10 years. 

The number and location of smoke alarms is specified in section 310.9.1.4 of the California Building Code.

-One smoke alarm should be placed on each floor in non-sleeping areas.
-In addition, one smoke alarm must be installed in each room where sleeping occurs
-and one smoke alarm should be located in each hallway that leads directly to sleeping rooms. 

Below is an excellent illustration of the law requirements from The Real Estate Inspection Company 

Smoke detector requirements in California


This information was pulled from following sources: 

California State Fire Marshal Information Bulletin 13-006: http://osfm.fire.ca.gov/informationbulletin/pdf/2013/13-006_SB745_Smoke_Alarm.pdf

CA Fire Safety Education: http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/communications_firesafety_carbonmonoxide.php

Demand Media, Gus Stephens: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/california-building-code-smoke-detectors-66921.html  

The Real Estate Expection Company: http://sdinspect.com/health-and-safety/smoke-detector-requirements-2/  

If you have questions to this of any real estate home for sale related questions don’t hesitate to contact Friendly Hills and surrounding areas top producing Realtor and Real Estate agent Marti Jordan.

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7829 Vale Dr, Whittier
3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms
2,952 Sq.ft. Living space / 15,238 Sq.ft. Lot
(Represented Buyer & Seller)

13909 Tedemory Dr
3 Bedrooms / 1 Bathroom
1,893 Sq.ft. Living Space
5,693 Sq.ft. Lot
(Represented Seller)

13963 Penn Dr
4 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms
2,000 Sq.ft. Living Space
25,256 Sq.ft. Lot
(Represented Buyer)

8110 Strub Ave
3 Bedrooms / 1.5 Bathrooms
1,545 Sq.ft. Living space
10,587 Sq.ft. Lot
(Represented Seller)

8610 Ocean View Ave
3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms
1,712 Sq.ft. Living space
11,993 Sq.ft. Lot
(Represented Buyer & Seller)

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Getting ready for appraisal

Your Realtor Marti Jordan is always available for free estimates and advices when you are looking for selling your wonderful home in Friendly Hills Whittier and surrounding areas.

Friendly Hills area has it’s own challenges and advantages that Realtor Marti Jordan know all about. Here are a few tips when you are getting ready for the appraiser.

1) Be friendly
While it is clearly not so a appraiser should give your Friendly Hills home a better evaluation just because he/she likes you, Realtor Marti Jordan points out that the appraiser is human and can be influenced. If it is a hot day in Friendly Hills then offer some cold water.

2) Make a list of all the positive things with your home
While the appraiser for your Friendly Hills home should be neutral and not influenced by you, Marti Jordans experience is that it does make the appraisers job easier, by your note pointing out elements that can increase or heighten the value. Have a list that you can place on the table and let the appraiser know about it. Marti Jordan warn though, that the list might still be there in your wonderful Friendly Hills home after the appraiser’s visit, since he/she really shouldn’t be influenced by you.

3) Interior
The appraiser will be looking for your homes quality, condition, damages and defects in your Friendly Hills home. So go through each room and do at least the most obvious repairs so the home looks well taken care of. Realtor Marti Jordan will be happy to advice you of the most needed fixes needed. The appraiser gives the home a grade according how well maintained it is, and you want as good a grade as you can get.

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How to increase your home value in Friendly Hills Whittier

Congratulations, you want to sell your home in Friendly Hills. Here are a few advices from Marti Jordan’s many years as a Realtor in Friendly Hills and Whittier. You can reduce your home value with thousands of dollars if you don’t do following. Should you chose Marti Jordan as your Real Estate Agent and Realtor in Friendly Hills then she will naturally guide you though the process of getting top dollars for your home. Okay here are a few: 

-First sight need to be as pristine as possible. So ensure entrance look as good as it get … all the way to the street 

-By just updating your kitchen faucet you can say the kitchen has been updated this without spending thousands of dollars. 

-Messy house can cost you 10% value 

-Change that old big bulky TV with a flat screen … they can cost less than $400. And gives the impression of a well kept Friendly Hills home. 

-If your carpet can look clean without stains after a professional cleaning then don’t hide it under smaller carpets. This can indicate you are hiding something. Though sometimes that can be needed. 

-Out with all those excess furniture’s. We want your rooms to look as grand as possible 

-All things in the home should give an impression of a well kept home … which is expected from a home in Friendly Hills  

Stay tuned for more advices and tips & tricks when you want to sell your home in Friendly Hills Whittier. Marti Jordan is the Realtor for you