Dallas TX Condo Fire - Rental Insurance - Tragedy

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA

First, this is a tragedy all around, especially if death of residents and firefighter is confirmed.

But, this is a consideration you have to make when considering buying a condo. A fire in one unit can destroy several units, and several families could lose everything they own. Cars in lot could also be destoyed. If you're renting a condo, and you didn't get renters insurance, what would you do if you arrived home to see this? These condos were built in 1980, so you would expect them to have proper fire protection, but maybe not sprinkler systems. Hopefully everyone got out alive, but that's doubtful at this point.

Buying a condo is a different lifestyle than buying a townhouse or single family detached home. Evaluate before you buy.

 

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Fire-Torches-Dallas-Condos-208104041.html

 

Check those smoke alarms. Consider keeping your valuables and important papers in a safe deposit box, or invest in a fireproof safe. Have a escape plan in place in case of fire.

 

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Jeff Pearl / Lic in VA

Remax Distinctive - Reston VA

703-727-4876

Homes / Land / Farms / Historic

www.jeffpearlhomes.com

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