Admittedly, it's no secret to those who know me - I'm a serial renovator (and proud of it). Until our previous home in Piedmont, Cliff and I hadn't lived in a house for more than four years. We'd typically buy a "fixer" and once "fixed," would turn around and sell it in order to purchase the next and pay off the liens. (They haven't yet invented the 12-step program for remodelers, but when they do, no doubt my husband will be signing me up!)
It's feeling a little "biblical" around here, what with storm after storm pounding the East Bay. Have you begun building your ark yet?
Understanding Disclosure Packages is lot like giving birth. Labor takes forever the first time around, but it gets quicker with each succeeding pregnancy. (I didn't say easier, I said quicker.) Trust me, you'll get much more adept at digesting the mounds of materials each time you give it another go. AND just like labor, it's a hell of a shock to the system, so remember to BREATHE!
Julie Gardner, has been writing The Perspective for 15 years and has published more than 600 essays. She is also a frequent contributor to the Sound Off column in the Real Estate section of The San Francisco Chronicle.