In some parts of the country, the housing stock is far older.
By contrast, newer homes and bona fide new construction homes are more common in Southern and Western cities in general, and in suburban and exurban communities across the country.
Technically, you have violated a condition that gives the insurance company the right to inspect damage before repairs are made.
However, in practice, most home insurance companies will not deny your claim solely based on late reporting.
The house is worth 8k but ill be asking for 0k for these repairs but is this enough to pull equity to re pipe the whole house?
In other words, you’re covered for a pipe that abruptly springs a leak, as opposed to one than trickles out water over months or years.
Not only had the sprawling 6,000-square-foot building been converted into six apartments, but by the time the Hellmans discovered it, the ramshackle residence had stood abandoned for 25 years.
Beneath the exterior's yellow asbestos shingles, Lisa and Mark Hellman discovered well-preserved clapboard, which they painted with Benjamin Moore's Flat White.
Lead, a neurotoxic metal that’s particularly harmful to children, is commonly found in exterior and interior paint made before 1978.
It’s also found in substantial quantities in pre-World War II plumbing systems, and in smaller quantities in water pipes installed before the mid-1980s.