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Are Vacant Houses Safe? | We Buy Amarillo Houses

It was Thanksgiving night in a nice neighborhood in Southwest Amarillo. We were about halfway through an extensive remodel when someone kicked in the back door and vandalized our house. They knocked out most of the windows including a large picture window in the front of the house. They knocked holes in the sheetrock. The bathroom plumbing was all exposed because we had gutted the bathroom. They shoved old rags and debris down the toilet drain lines. Then they went outside and turned on the water meeter and flooded the house. Luckily our foreman drove by the next morning and turned off the water. Otherwise it would have gone unnoticed until Monday. The damage totaled over $10,000.

The crazy thing is that this has happened to us many times over the years. It can happen in good and bad neighborhoods. Sometimes the damage can be much worse. Thank goodness our insurance policy covers vacant houses. Unfortunately most homeowner policies do not. The only thing worse than vandals is squatters. We have had many people squat in our houses over the years!

If you have a house that is vacant you should call and make sure your insurance policy covers vandalism. The best thing to do is sell it, rent it, list it, or move into it. Bad things happen when houses sit vacant too long.

If you have a house that you need to sell call us at 806-359-7653 or visit us online at We Buy Amarillanother broken windowo Houses

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