Category: California Wildfires

California: Be Wildfire Aware Today!

Governor Gavin Newsom Declares May 5-11 ‘Wildfire Preparedness Week’ Thousands of wildfires strike California every year, many outside of what was traditionally considered “fire season.” Years of drought have resulted in tinder-dry landscapes and 18 million dead trees across the state, which prompted California Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency in March…

Fire Victims: Don’t Get Burned Twice By Rushing to Rebuild

With the recent spate of wildfires in Northern and Southern California and other catastrophes throughout the country, many people need to repair or rebuild their homes and properties. However, now more than ever, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) urges consumers to be extremely cautious and do your homework before hiring any contractor. “While fire…

Rent Price Gouging in Wildfire Areas: Don’t Do It

The California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) issued a warning against price gouging on rental housing for wildfire victims, after receiving a complaint and opening an investigation. California Real Estate Commissioner Wayne Bell said rent gouging and price gouging of any kind is illegal in counties where a state of emergency has been proclaimed. Click…