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(The Sun (Ireland))   Hurricane Irma flattened British dad's Caribbean dream home just four days after he purchased it. But all was not lost, his supply of Guinness survived   ( thesun.ie) divider line
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2017-09-13 09:21:32 AM  
If he closed on Friday (let's say, no earlier than 11am local time), then he should have known that Irma was already within striking distance of the British Virgin Islands and was already forecast to be a major hurricane:

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Not that the real estate agent would have dwelt on that, of course.
 
2017-09-13 09:23:14 AM  
You said all was not lost, subs. I'd call that a lose/lose.
 
2017-09-13 12:26:18 PM  
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2017-09-13 12:45:52 PM  
first world problems
 
2017-09-13 01:26:36 PM  
As he looks out into the landscape, where a wall should have been, he adds: "Lovely view - did want to take that tree down."

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2017-09-13 02:06:01 PM  
At least the house now has plenty of cross ventilation.
 
2017-09-13 03:51:27 PM  
Yea, and people died too.

But there beer survived.

All is well.
 
2017-09-13 03:51:56 PM  
He can use the bar towel to clean up
 
2017-09-13 03:52:11 PM  
that pic shows furniture. he bought fart or worse tainted used items in the house?  that isn't a dream house to me.
 
2017-09-13 03:53:43 PM  
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British alcoholic remains functional in the face of adversary!
RULE *BELCH* BRITANNIA!
 
2017-09-13 03:55:41 PM  
I'm struggling with how I feel about loss in Paradise. its like if you heard the Hampton lost power and their caviar went bad.
 
2017-09-13 03:57:33 PM  
Was he still in the buyer's remorse period, where he could just say he changed his mind?

/Wait, are you telling me there isn't a buyer's remorse period for home purchases?
 
2017-09-13 03:58:04 PM  
Man.. that blows.
The guy seems to have about as good an attitude as you can have about it, though.
 
2017-09-13 04:00:31 PM  

bobrktb: I'm struggling with how I feel about loss in Paradise. its like if you heard the Hampton lost power and their caviar went bad.


And the cavier was insured for more than its value
 
2017-09-13 04:15:00 PM  

bobrktb: I'm struggling with how I feel about loss in Paradise. its like if you heard the Hampton lost power and their caviar went bad.


do you not have a heart? Are you so jelly that you can't feel for people?
 
2017-09-13 04:15:55 PM  

IC Stars: Was he still in the buyer's remorse period, where he could just say he changed his mind?

/Wait, are you telling me there isn't a buyer's remorse period for home purchases?


no
 
2017-09-13 04:17:50 PM  
you'd think his dream home would have had more reinforced concrete, less timber.
 
2017-09-13 04:39:57 PM  
His seems like he got this attitude
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2017-09-13 04:41:14 PM  
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2017-09-13 04:44:46 PM  
And like the life of Rory B. Bellows, it was insured for a surprising amount of money.
 
2017-09-13 04:44:53 PM  

IC Stars: Was he still in the buyer's remorse period, where he could just say he changed his mind?


It's called "You lose your money down but you don't make another payment and hand it back to the bank." That's how you handle this.
 
2017-09-13 04:45:34 PM  
Hope he bound insurance coverage the day he closed.

/not sure how that works on that island
 
2017-09-13 04:54:03 PM  

IC Stars: /Wait, are you telling me there isn't a buyer's remorse period for home purchases?


It's called escrow.
 
2017-09-13 04:58:19 PM  

IC Stars: /Wait, are you telling me there isn't a buyer's remorse period for home purchases?


Or, actually, more specifically-
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/delay-close-escrow-62919.html

Of course, rules vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but unless the seller was willing to adjust the price to take into account the fact the risk, (at least something to take into account the fact that even with insurance the best case scenario is it's not going to be usable for quite a while), it seems stupid to close escrow with a major, major storm bearing down.
 
2017-09-13 05:03:12 PM  

beezeltown: Hope he bound insurance coverage the day he closed.

/not sure how that works on that island


His bank would have made sure of that.  If paying cash, he or his lawyers are bright enough to have handled it.
 
2017-09-13 05:07:42 PM  
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It may have survived but it is missing
 
2017-09-13 08:46:12 PM  

sxacho: He can use the bar towel to clean up


If he ever got one.
 
2017-09-13 11:56:31 PM  
Hope he had insurance

Or was going to knock it down and build something else anyways
 
2017-09-14 05:09:45 AM  
Of course it did.  It's stout.
 
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