Kristaaf, Other/Just Looking in Edina, MN

Our dream house came on the market & it's in an awesome location. Only problem is that there was a fire in it a year ago.

Asked by Kristaaf, Edina, MN Sun Feb 14, 2010

The whole house has been redone, so it's tempting b/c it's all nice and new looking! Is it bad to purchase this house? We would plan on living there for about 10-15 years.

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Patrick Thies, Agent, Anytown, IL
Sun Feb 14, 2010
As long as the repairs have been done (and done correctly) why not? Make sure that you have an inspection of the home to be sure that things have been done correctly and upto code.

You may want to check into the cost of insurance to see if the fire will have an adverse effect on your insurance costs.
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Linda K, Other Pro, Anaheim, CA
Wed Jan 26, 2011
It appears you have already bought this house, but for similar questions.
Inspections, and being in compliance with city's work orders, and having a certificate of occupancy would be measures to take.....
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Susan Hoffla…, Agent, Shoreview, MN
Mon Nov 8, 2010
Why would it be bad? If it's been redone and you know you like the house/area, etc., it seems like a fine idea to me. Hope you got this taken care of.
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Skip Thomas, Agent, Edina, MN
Sun Feb 14, 2010
Being a lifelong resident of Edina and knowing the city officials, it would be very easy to find out about the situation and get the proper answers.
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Jennifer Kir…, Agent, Minneapolis, MN
Sun Feb 14, 2010
The best thing for you to do is speak with the city to make sure all proper permits were pulled, that all inspections by the city passed, and if there are currently any open permits on the house. Next, have an insurance company pull a C.L.U.E. report to discover what the actually claim on the home was due to the fire, or you can ask the seller to provide a C.L.U.E. report for you. If you still wish to proceed, then have the home thouroughly inspected by a home inspector who has experience in home fire remodels. After all this research is complete, the only thing for you to do is decide on if you are happy and can live with these results. Don't pass up on your dream house...it still might be possible! Good luck!
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Elizabeth Fu…, Agent, Wayzata, MN
Sun Feb 14, 2010
It is not bad...if it really is your dream home and,even more important, ask yourself "what is wrong with it?"
The reason I say that is you need to go beyond the glow of the dream house idea and try to put it into realistic perpective. As far as the fire is concerned, everything renewed would also have been done with permits from the city and inspections and it would have passed total code compliance. I think you are giving yourself a slow down signal which is good; take the time to make a good and informed decision. Liz, 612-986-4105
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Brad Anderson, Agent, Maple Grove, MN
Sun Feb 14, 2010
All the answers below are good. Check and make sure all the permits were pulled, and that it has a CO. Hire a good inspector, and call your insurance company.
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Kim Melin, , Edina, MN
Sun Feb 14, 2010
Hi Kristaff,

Great question, and I understand your concern. I would need more information, but I would think if all is done to code, and permits completed....go for it! Did it burn down and was it totally rebuilt?
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CCC, Home Owner, San Diego, CA
Sun Feb 14, 2010
Check the Insurance Cost before you write an offer.

Inspect the property, hire an Ingenier if neccesary. Cover all the bases.

Do your homework.

Buy!

Benito.
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Lenny Frolov, Agent, Brooklyn Park, MN
Sun Feb 14, 2010
As long as the work was professionally done and to your standards I wouldn't rule out this house just for that.
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