Hurricane Harvey Important Information:
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Citizen Home Solutions is willing to donate a percentage of commissions earned from vendors when tenants moving into one of the 200 houses that are being offered by Empire Industries LLC and Renters Warehouse!
When submitting clients into your portal please use the word Harvey in the “specific notes” section!
Numbers and Web Site Addresses you May Need: Find Towed Vehicle: 713-308-8580
Empire Industries and Renters Warehouse has joined forces in an effort to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey. Together we have over 200 vacant homes that are available and ready to move into..
Please go to our website and use our Hurricane Harvey landing page. Or go to Renters Warehouse at http://renterswarehouse.com/
The SMASH Co is a restoration consulting firm that specializes in the disaster recovery process. We partner with property management companies and come alongside their clients to expedite recovery.
Our mission is to help restore the property back to pre-storm condition as fast as possible. We do so by assisting the management company and the property owner through the insurance process and by helping them select the most qualified contractor for the repairs.
Our process helps get the property on line quickly while eliminating any unnecessary delays
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Empire is bearing the cost of applications moving forward. There will be no charge for anyone that applies for an Empire property!
Articles of Importance:
HURRICANE HARVEY UPDATE 9/7/2017
IF YOUR INVESTMENT WAS FLOODED DURING HARVEY and you did not have flood insurance. One of our local bank partners is stepping up and offering renovation loans to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Please read below and contact Paul Boudwin for more information.
Renovation Loan – This renovation to perm loan product is for the purpose of financing renovations on a property that is either a purchase or refinance transaction and then permits conversion to a permanent mortgage once renovations are completed. Renovation to perm mortgages permit owner occupied detached or second home and offer both a Fixed Rate and Adjustable Rate option. This type of mortgage provides the benefit of one loan closing and Interest Only payments during renovation.
- You don’t have to be a Regions customer to qualify
- Loans up to 2 million
- Max LTV 80%
HURRICANE HARVEY UPDATE – 9/1/17 – 9:00AM
To all of our clients. We wanted to say thank you for all of the texts, calls and emails asking not only how your homes are doing but how the Empire Team is doing. We really have some wonderful clients. Thank you for asking about our team and being patient as we sort through this mess.
EMPIRE WILL BE OPEN THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND!!
The team will be walking properties, contacting owners, tenants and vendors and working through work orders.
We have had three team members be mandatory evacuated – Paula Lyons, Amanda Flynt and Kayla Ardoin. Kayla is back at her home, Amanda and Paula are still staying with friends.
Kevin and Suzette Davidson took on water and are casualties of Hurricane Harvey. Alex Johnson took on some minor flooding and had to stay at a friends house the last few days.
A few other team members have been locked at their house until Today and some will be stranded through the weekend.
The Empire team has been working diligently since Tuesday to gather information regarding your homes.
Here is an update
- The empire team has walked every vacant unit that we can get to. This includes all units that were in make ready status. There are a total of 5 properties we are still unable to get to due to water.
- The empire team has reached out to EVERY resident. Unfortunately, we have been unable to contact a fair number of residents. Our team keeps trying. Even if we do not have any information about your property you will receive a call letting you know we have not been able to get in touch with the resident.
- We have a total of 315 Work Orders reported thus far and climbing. We have already been in contact with most of our vendors who are now ready to work and we have been in contact with remediation companies that are ready to work. Although there is a great shortage of vendors in the area because of our relationship with our vendors we should be in good shape to tackle these work orders.
It will take us a few weeks to get back to normal.
Thank you again for all your patience and compassion for our team during this time!
IMPORTANT INSURANCE MIS-INFORMATION ON HURRICANE HARVEY UPDATE 8/30/17 – 1:30PM
Texas Department of Insurance Help Line – 1.800.252.3439. They are there to help people file covered claims.
There is NO sept 1 deadline to ENTER a claim. The big challenge with Sept 1 is there is a change in the law regarding suing insurance companies and the late fee penalty for insurance companies.
The new changes does not effect your ability to enter a claim. You do NOT have to enter a claim before Sept. 1.
Empire is doing everything in their power to get out to your Vacant homes to make sure they are not damaged. We also have a list of damaged homes. We will be working through the weekend and going to damaged homes to let you know the status and if you should put a claim in.
We have contacted most of our vendors. They will be ready to go THIS WEEKEND. Any homes with damage we will start getting them fixed up ASAP.
If you want to wait until we put eyes on your property to file a claim you can do that.
If you do NOT have flood insurance and the house flooded, call the insurance company and report a Storm Related claim instead of flood.
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