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Rainmaker
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

http://nationaltrust-insurance.org

Check with historical societies in the area.

Texas defines home insurance policies differently. The Texas department of insurance offers HelpInsure.com to assist Texans in finding coverage.

Oct 22, 2016 04:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Chubb?

Oct 22, 2016 03:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we've never had a problem with know and tube as long as the cloth is not frayed and the ceramic interruptors where in good shape....

maybe a local institution who may hold some of their loans in-house...

Oct 22, 2016 02:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have no clue, except a local insurance broker!

Oct 23, 2016 12:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Blog about your solution.

Oct 22, 2016 10:22 PM
Rainer
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Frank Previte
Houston, TX
Frank Previte

Thanks for the great response.  I will follow up with those specific companies as well as check all companies listed to do business with the Texas Department of Insurance (that the buyer has not already talked with).  Once I have it solved I will post the solution for all.  

If you are not familiar with knob and tube wiring done in the 30s and 40s you might look it up on Google just to get an understanding of what it is.

Any new responses are welcome.  We all help each other.

Many thanks.

 

All 

Oct 22, 2016 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I suggest you contact a licensed Texas insurance broker or whatever they are called in Texas since they should be familiar with those types of issues.  One located in the Heights area or other areas with knob and tube wiring may have encountered such issues.

Oct 22, 2016 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Oct 22, 2016 09:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Sorry, I can't help. This has been an issue in my market from time to time as well. I've been fortunate enough to have my own insurance broker usually find me a "specialty" broker who will insure odd things--for a price, of course.

Oct 22, 2016 05:39 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Frank Previte - some good responses! Good luck.

Oct 22, 2016 04:27 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Chubb does a great job with old houses here - we have a bunch of them.  But not sure they have knob and tube wiring.

Oct 22, 2016 01:45 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Jeff Pearl has the answer!

Oct 22, 2016 01:30 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Jeff Pearl has a good suggestion. 

Oct 22, 2016 11:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Sorry, I haven't a clue.

Oct 22, 2016 09:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Well they can get some coverage but with exclusions and riders. That stuff has to be brought up to code or it becomes an expensive keepsake

Oct 22, 2016 06:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I have nada foryou. I want to know also!

Oct 22, 2016 04:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Sorry I don't know.

Oct 22, 2016 04:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

You only think that knob & tube wiring is working ....

No help sorry.

Oct 22, 2016 04:12 AM