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5 Quirky Things You May Want to Know About When Buying or Selling Real Estate in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

In any market, buying or selling real estate can be a complex process, especially when it comes to navigating local and State zoning regulations. In fact, there are many “good to know” items that home buyers and sellers may not be aware of. That is where your Real Estate Broker can assist you through the contract and transaction, notifying of potential positives or negatives throughout your transaction. In this blog post, we’ll explore five Quirky Thinkgs that can occur in a Real Estate transaction and explain how our team of talented local agents can be of service to both home buyers and sellers.Buyers and sellers are still required to do their own due diligence, so please check rules and regulations in your area/neighborhood or reach out to us at Coldwell Banker Holman Premier Realty if you have any questions about properties in Oregon or California.

1. The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

In the State of Oregon, there is a zoning law that allows homeowners to build an additional dwelling unit on their property. An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is a smaller, independent residential dwelling unit located on the same lot as a stand-alone (i.e., detached) single-family home. This law can be beneficial for owners who desire or require a separate living quarters. However, there are certain restrictions regarding many aspects of a project like this, so it’s essential to consult with the local Klamath Falls City or County Planning Department for zoning uses and restrictions. You don’t want to make plans for a property before finding out if they are actually feasible. Make a call to our office, Coldwell Banker Holman Premier Realty, as well and we can give you a free market analysis of your home’s value before AND after your additional ADU.

2. The “Stigmatized Property” Law

There is a law on the books in some places that requires sellers to disclose if a property has been stigmatized. Stigmatized properties are those that have been associated with a traumatic event, such as a murder or suicide. While this may seem like common sense, some states do not have laws requiring disclosure of stigmatized properties. This law can provide peace of mind for buyers who want to know the history of the property they are considering. As a seller, you’ll need to disclose what you know about a property to any potential buyers. Not doing so can have frustrating consequences down the road. No matter what State you are in, it is always a good idea to check disclosure laws in Real Estate. Knowing where you stand and having a licensed real estate broker can protect you in the end. Oregon does require stigmatized disclosure, so contact us for further information on Stigmatized Property Disclosure requirements.

3. The “Tree Ordinance” Law

In some communities and Counties in Oregon, there are code regulations regarding the removal of trees on private property. In many areas in California and Oregon; homeowners must obtain a permit before removing any trees that are greater than a certain size. This law is in place to protect the city’s tree canopy and promote sustainability. and it is why it is important to consult with your local Forest Service Department or HOA, to ensure landscape compliance. It is important to note that the Oregon and California Forest Service Departments will come and analyze your property fire hazard rating and sustainability to assist in your landscape plans, reduce your insurance rates and protect your property from wildfire risk. Forming a protective landscape barrier, a safe distance from your home, not only protects your home and property but in many cases, it will increase your home’s value.  

4. The “Noise Ordinance” Law

In many areas, there is a law that regulates noise levels in residential neighborhoods. Homeowners must adhere to certain noise restrictions between certain hours, normally 10 pm to 7 am, to prevent disturbances to neighbors. This law is in place to promote peaceful and respectful living in the community. To ensure compliance with this law, it’s essential to consult with your CCR’s, HOA and/or City or County Planning Deparments for noise ordinance times, escpecially if you are hosting a party or are a musician 🙂

5. The “Disclosure of Lead-Based Paint” Law

Rightfully so, there is a law that requires sellers to disclose the presence of lead-based paint in homes built before 1978. Lead-based paint is a health hazard, especially for children, and can be found in many older homes. This law is in place to protect buyers from potential health hazards and ensure that they are fully informed before making a purchase. Contact our office to get a copy of the Oregon and California Lead Based Paint pamphlet for further information.

Understanding the local laws and regulations when buying or selling real estate in Oregon or California is essential. By being aware of these five quirky things, buyers and sellers can have a better experience. Reach out to our team of talented real estate agents so you can master the buying or selling process with confidene. Coldwell Banker Holman Premier Realty (541) 884-1343

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5 quirky things in real estate that could help your bottom dollar when buying or selling. Buying and selling real estate in Oregon or California,