Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Baltimore Sun: Living alongside a foreclosed home? Here's a stop-gap measure to keep pipes from bursting

"Barbara in Baltimore County owns a condo directly underneath one working its way through foreclosure. Last winter, after the borrower in default moved out, the pipes froze, burst and flooded several other units, she says -- one so badly that the owner had to live elsewhere for months. (Barbara's unit was damaged, too, but only a small part of it.)

When the pipes burst, the bank hadn't yet taken the property back. "It never dawned on me it would go into another winter," she said. But lo, as the temperatures began to drop in October, the condo was still in not-quite-foreclosed limbo.

The solution to avoiding a repeat performance seemed obvious: Get the heat turned back on. But that was much easier said than done..."

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