Take the Money and Run...

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Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc.

Take the Money and Run...
    It is not uncommon to have large, hail producing thunderstorms roll through the Take the money and run...Middle Tennessee area. On occasions, some of these storms produce hail stones large enough to damage roof shingles and siding. While we have not had any real bad storms this year,  we have had several of them the past few years.
    While inspecting a property in an area of known hail damaged roofs, I was taken by surprise to still see a hail damaged roof in this particular subdivision. Usually when a disaster like this hits an area, the insurance companies are very quick to come to the aid of the home owners and issue checks for damages done.
    Every house around had a bright shiny new roof except for this one. It made the buyer, the real estate agent and myself wonder if they were taking reality TV to heart or listening to too much of the Steve Miller Band?

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Rainmaker
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Chris Smith
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage

Michael, I have never seen the damage hail could do to a roof.  I might recognize if I see it again.

October 01, 2011 08:42 PM
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Randy Prothero
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Island Style Realty Inc.

One less thing we deal with in Hawaii.  Hail is quite rare here.

October 02, 2011 12:40 AM
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Lenn Harley
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The owners of this property may have made an insurance claim, received the check and opted to not repair the roof.  In which case, they will pay for the damage to the roof when their home is sold since the value will be reduced by the cost of a roof.

Depending on when the present owners purchased the property, it's quite possible that the owners may be upside down and know that they will be losing their home soon anyway.  Why repair a roof for a mortgage company???

The mind wanders.

October 02, 2011 05:59 AM
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Paul Gapski
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Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego

Heck I didnt know that can damage a comp roof.

July 17, 2012 07:00 AM
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Paul Gapski
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Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego

didnt know the hail can do that type of damages

July 23, 2012 11:37 PM
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