Originally Posted by nickbuol
OK. I am usually the pessimist, but just think of how nice things will be when rebuilt. Can't change the fact that there was a fire, and yes the added stress/drama isn't needed, but there is opportunity to get some benefit from the situation.
Now if you weren't insured or someone was hurt, then it would be a different story.
Now, I do feel bad for the renters. They are displaced and lost property too that most likely won't be recoverable.
Nick, I agree and do feel that in the long run, things will be fine. I had plans to redo the kitchen, bathroom, and some things in the basement. Now, assuming I don't get the shaft by the insurance company, I'll be able to do all these things from scratch and pick all the furniture after all that. The good news is the surrounding area did not burn, so the killer view is still the killer view. Just new decks and windows to look at it now.
The renters I'm trying to work with, they left the next day and have asked for updates. It'll suck for them if they prove they were at fault, I assume the insurance companies will battle it out.
I'm still hoping I'mm get my media back with the photos from the fire department to look at them, but don't know if that'll happen.