Fire Prevention is extremely important to property owners in the Sierra Foothills.

 
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Avoiding Wildfire Damage

A couple of tips from FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY that may help in saving your home.  Identify all combustible materials outside the house.

     Stack firewood 100 feet away and uphill from the house.

The roof is especially vulnerable in a wildfire. Embers and flaming debris can travel great distances, land on your roof and start a new
fire.

    Avoid flammable roofing materials such as wood, shake and shingle

Create a 30-foot safety zone around the house. Keep the volume of vegetation in this zone to a minimum. If you live on a hill, extend the zone on the downhill side. Fire spreads rapidly uphill.

Create a second zone at least 100 feet around the house. In this zone,
reduce or replace as much of the most flammable vegetation as possible. If you live on a hill, extend the zone on the downhill side. Again, fire spreads rapidly uphill.



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Consider making the community where you live a "Fire Wise" community and take an active roll in keeping your community safe.

How To Prepare Your Home For Wildfires

Firewise How To Prepare Your Home For Wildfires.pdf


 
 

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Chuck was great to work with. We were looking to move up from San Jose and wanted to find a house in the Auburn area. Chuck lined up a number of homes that met our criteria for us to look at when we came up for our two days of "house hunting" and worked with us long-distance to negotiate and close out the sale of a great house. This included arranging for contractors to bid on and start work on some changes necessary. I would highly recommend Chuck to anyone looking to buy a house in the area.

 

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Never gave up, and checked each prospect to make sure they were serious buyers. He knew what he was taking about, knew what was needed and what would help sell and what would not. Friendly and frank. A pleasure to work with.

 

~ Will & Sue

We are very grateful to Chuck Townsend for helping us find a beautiful peice of property in Foresthill. Chuck provided excellent advice on how to evaluate the cost/value of raw land based on how much site work would be required (water, electricity, sewer/septic, etc) and referred us to a contractor to get a preliminary estimate on construction costs. We learned a lot in the process, and were able to make an informed decision. Thank You Chuck!

 

~ Peter & Pam

Chuck is a professional who knows the ins and outs of the real estate business. He knew exactly what we needed to do as a family in order to get us into our dream home. We are very happy with the service that he provided. He will get the job done for you! We highly recommend Chuck Townsend for all of your real estate needs.

 

~ Scott & Jennifer

“I must admit that I was blown away with the amount of work that Chuck has done to help us with this transaction. The property was originally offered at a price above market. Chuck did an amazing job of analyzing all of the comps in the area and preparing multiple documents that convinced the seller to move forward with our offer. He helped us resolve the hand full of offers / counter offer issues related to rent back arrangements and other details. He has also taken a huge amount of his time to coordinate all of the follow up activities (inspections, appraisal, etc.) so that the escrow can close without any hitches. If you do not already have an agreement with another Realtor, it would be worth your time to give Chuck a call to see if he can help you.” Thom & Suzanne Kay San Jose, CA

 

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