Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's a builder who will be filing bankruptcy soon.....

Sep 13, 2018 03:57 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Weird coincidence.  More to this story? 

Sep 13, 2018 03:06 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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OH WOW! Who was watching each home? I would think the builder but, wasn't the listing agent watching the listed home while the sellers were out of town?

I sense impending litigation on the horizon!

And, no, I can't top that one, Lynnea - that's wild!

Sep 13, 2018 08:29 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I am not able to top this story, but I would say "History has repeated itself" for the seller and "it's history" for that builder.  

Sep 13, 2018 04:55 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Hmmm, sounds like contractor issues. What next?!

Sep 13, 2018 05:11 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

What a story... 

At the same time in two houses?! 

Sep 14, 2018 08:57 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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I could not believe it...

Sep 14, 2018 08:57 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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Lynnea Miller I am thinking it's time for that owner to find a new builder...

Sep 13, 2018 07:41 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

No I certainly can't top that. That poor home owner. Here in Canada your home can't not go past 72 hours without being checked, if it does your insurance become null and void and that is one of the reasons they have that clause due to water breaks.

Sep 13, 2018 05:11 PM
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

wow....  just wow.....

Sep 13, 2018 04:58 PM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
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So sad for the homeowner. That's a problem with water- it freezes. 

Side note: the area in the USA with the largest average sized home is in my area of service: Provo/Orem Utah where the average sized home approaches 2,000 square feet. There is a reason for this; almost everyone has a basement. This is a more than a convenience. Homes have basements to put the major pipes below the frost line. 

Sep 13, 2018 04:29 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Bad day for that homeowner. How terrible. 

Sep 13, 2018 03:37 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Talk about lightning striking twice LOL - and talk about bad Karma!

Sep 13, 2018 03:12 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Interesting!  Can't top that, Lynnea!

Sep 13, 2018 03:04 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hold Crow ... I cannot top that.  

Sep 14, 2018 08:08 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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I'm guessing the owner took the necessary precautions with his vacant homes & winterized it or left the heat on while away? If it was the Contrator's error that caused it there is sure to be some lawsuits in his future. You have to wonder who gave the CO on the new construction. Did they not look at the plumbing? I'd sue everyone. 

Sep 14, 2018 05:00 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Lynnea Miller - is that the builder or the stars not aligned for the buyer/seller?

Sep 13, 2018 10:38 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I see how nice this lawsuit in the future

Sep 13, 2018 06:38 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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I hope that this guy does not own another home built by the same contractor!

Sep 13, 2018 05:55 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
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Talk about having a black cloud over your head. Wow.

Sep 13, 2018 05:06 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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 Same contractor?  Ruh roh.

Sep 13, 2018 02:59 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

I'd get a different builder to do the repairs

Sep 14, 2018 02:46 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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That builder seems to have a problem that needs addressing.

Sep 14, 2018 09:40 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Well, well,,, that's quite a coincidence of bad luck....

Sep 14, 2018 06:05 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Here we call it winterizing a home and hope he has good insurance!

Sep 14, 2018 05:31 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

So it's not a good idea to turn thermostat down in winter. Builder might be able to use that fact in court if they end up there.

Sep 14, 2018 05:26 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Wow, can't top it!

Sep 14, 2018 05:23 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Can't top it but had something similar happen years ago & I was so sick of seeing broken pipes & drywall repairs.

Good luck to this guy & it just goes to show that getting a plumber to drain the pipes is worth every $$ that they charge.

Sep 14, 2018 05:02 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I cannot top that one.

Sep 14, 2018 04:24 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Oh, Boy! Cannot top that Lynnea Miller!  I am seeing 'a pattern' here though - built by the same contractor, and he may have a Sub whose work caused (or is still causing) water line breaks.  This can be huge damage with not a quickie fix (furniture, walls, sheetrock, flooring, etc.).  Hello . . .   Insurance Company . . .  and Liability . . . 

Sep 13, 2018 10:51 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Probably the same furnace contractor too.

Sep 13, 2018 07:55 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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You are the champion.

Sep 13, 2018 05:41 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wow, That is quite the story.

Sep 13, 2018 04:43 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Just heard about a homeowner that died. His brother(s) live out of town and are planning to come in town to empty the home and ready it for sale. Apparently, the attorney has not emphasized the extent of the property, since squatters have moved in and cleaned out the home for the estate. In the process, they have also taken the copper and other valuables, but let their trash in the home so its condition is maybe a little better than a horder's home...maybe not. I wonder how the brother will feel when he arrives to the home.

Sep 13, 2018 04:32 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

My flooded properties have usually been one owner at a time except for HUD listings.

Sep 13, 2018 03:03 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

that's pretty weird.  

Sep 14, 2018 08:19 PM
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Damon Botticelli
Silver State Realty & Investments - Las Vegas, NV
Realtor - Las Vegas Real Estate

insurance scam?

Sep 14, 2018 06:31 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Lynnea Miller wow, I can't top this incident.

Sep 14, 2018 03:02 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Keyword: Winter, dealt with frozen pipes many times in Northern climates and in Florida poor PVC connections leave their mark similarly.

Sep 14, 2018 10:36 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

All involved should go buy lottery tickets......

Sep 14, 2018 06:29 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think this guy may need a new contractor.

Sep 14, 2018 06:01 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I wonder poor workmanship or faulty products? or both?

Sep 14, 2018 05:55 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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That's terrible. In winter especially and when away it is good to turn the water off or have someone regularly check you home to see it is safe.

Sep 14, 2018 04:36 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
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That's terrible! I can't top that one and hope that builder learned something from this.

Sep 14, 2018 03:10 AM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I smell mold and lawsuit!

Sep 14, 2018 10:10 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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When we leave our home even for a couple of days we always turn off the water. Maybe this person will learn from these two unfortunate incidents? But seriously, quite the fluke... what are the chances?

Sep 14, 2018 09:54 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Tell us the end of this story, will you?

Sep 13, 2018 08:27 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

WEll, when I am gone for even the weekend, I shut off the water

Sep 14, 2018 08:10 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Lets see....the owners insurance company will sue the builder. The builder will sue the contractor. The contractor will say they didn't get paid and will sue the owner for work done. (In Florida an owner can get stuck paying twice for the same job)

"Momma said there would be days like this....."

Sep 14, 2018 05:21 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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No ma'am can't top this one.  I'm sure the contractor is in for a huge law suit.  

Sep 14, 2018 03:31 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

OH MY Lynnea, that person absolutely has no luck.   That is really bad that is was the same contractor.

Sep 17, 2018 11:00 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sounds like a bad contractor.  Hope they have good insurance on the homes.  Two water claims at once though, may get their policies cancelled.  Did they do a proper winterization?  Turning off the water and opening up the faucets and hose bibs?

Sep 16, 2018 11:33 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing 

Sep 16, 2018 05:40 AM