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Blessing in Disaster (Real/Real)

The winds were high and apparently gentle, but the property-line tree fell on my home. Happy Earth Day! The tree was over 60′ tall by a ways. The utility pole stands that high and the tree towered over that, all five branch trunks growing from the main stem. Hard to believe the tree started from something like a weed, easily yanked out of the earth before it can grow into […]

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What Have I Learned? (Real/REAl)

It really does matter when you file probate, as opposed to the disingenuous response given me by Beal Bank that no matter when probate is filed, it makes no difference. Well, bugger that. Had I filed probate immediately after my mother’s death, I would not have incurred the huge tax bill that I did when I filed change of ownership paperwork, on the advice of MGC Mortgage, Inc. aka Beal […]

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These Are the Facts (Real/Real)

It took 18 days for my insurance company to respond to my claim. Seems the mortgage company called and changed the pay arrangement I’d made with the insurance company 5 years ago to deduct my insurance payments directly from my bank account. The mortgage company is alleged to have stated they were opening an escrow account and would be paying the insurance from now on. Then, when the bill went […]

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A very large limb from a very tall weed fell on and crushed my bedroom. It didn’t crush it to bits, but the limb did hit with enough force to split my bedroom at the seams, crush the center beam and godtotell what’s up with the rafters. The wall is leaning away from the ceiling, which is cracked and broken.

The house was built in 1927 that I know and there never was a foundation, but crawl spaces did exist for I sometimes crawled under the house to go exploring. Lots of spiders’ webs and plants that grew in the dark. Sometimes, they’d grow right through the spaces in the wooden floor. Tongue-in-groove, but they grew around the wood. I’ve always appreciated the heartiness of the earth and the plants that come out of it on my small patch. I have digressed.

The insurance company that I have paid for the past 5 years sent no one to inspect my damages for 18 days. The estimator told me that he thought he should refrain from making an estimate until a structural engineer assessed the damage. He went out and spent a great deal of time in his vehicle writing his conclusions. I thought he ordered the structural engineer. He told me he was, but when I called to speak with my adjuster several days later to ask when the visit was scheduled, his second knew nothing. The engineer did show up shortly after I made the call.

My claim rep communicates poorly, if at all. He seems to have dealt with my case in haste. Or, was he somehow corrupted by MGC/Beal Bank? These monsters contacted the insurance company and told them that they would be paying the insurance. My insurance payments have never been late as they are directly debited from my bank account. Because MGC/Beal Bank is listed as the lienholder, they are allowed to make some changes at will. This change resulted in me receiving a warning letter from the insurance company because the premiums had not been paid for two months. The insurance company also told me, the person responsible for paying the bill for the past five years, that they were responsible for protecting the lienholder’s interest. Where does that leave the consumer, the person directly dealing the with the loss? With your interest unprotected.

This bloody bank can hide behind the law. Everything the bank does is protected behind legalese and legal fees.

The fight to save my home continues.

 

 

 

 

Can I Get a Witness? (Real/Real)